MCDFL - Navarre finished off the Maryborough Castlemaine District Football League home-and-away season with a clinical 38 point win over Avoca at the weekend.
The second placed Grasshoppers were in cruise control throughout the match, leading by 21 points at quarter time before extending the margin to 27 at the main break.
Captain Louis Hannett said it was good to get the win against Avoca, but he did admit Navarre did not play its best football.
"It (the scoreline) was a bit tighter than we would've liked," Hannett said.
"We can definitely lift from where we played at the weekend."
In good news for Navarre, coach Daniel Parkin and forward Zane Bigmore returned for their first match in nearly two months and both players were serviceable.
Parkin, who dislocated his elbow against Natte Bealiba in round nine, said he pulled up well.
"Both myself and Zane Bigmore got through unscathed and Tom Kaye slotted back in last week, now we're just waiting on one or two more (players)."
Hannett said it was good to see Parkin back on the field.
"Parko's presence does lift everyone else," he said.
Despite holding Avoca to just one behind in the opening quarter, Parkin wasn't too happy with the Grasshoppers effort.
"We wanted to get off to a good start, but Avoca were still playing really well with their spread and pressure around the ball," Hannett said.
"We needed to lift. Our run and carry wasn't there and we weren't using our switch so in the second quarter we tried a few different things."
Defender Matt Newton was moved to a wing and Bryce Tickner shifted to the back flank to try and give the Grasshoppers a bit of run and carry with the ball.
Navarre extended its lead to 37 points at three quarter time and the final quarter was just a formality with the visitors coming away with the win 12.11 (83) to 7.3 (45).
Hannett insisted it was a good hit out to have ahead of finals, with Navarre lining up against third placed Newstead on Saturday at Hedges Oval.
Josh Driscoll was Navarre's best on ground for his performance across the back flank, Jeremy Harrington also played well in defence following a quiet couple of weeks while Josh Fowkes and Rhett Murphy were solid in the ruck.
Both Parkin and Hannett were happy with Navarre finishing second this season.