MCDFNL - Navarre A grade netballers have progressed through to the Maryborough Castlemaine District Football and Netball League grand final following a comfortable win over Newstead at the weekend.
Each Navarre player out in 110 percent for the entire game to come away with the 64-40 victory.
Navarre A grade coach Jess Parry said it was her side's speed and control shown throughout the game that contributed to the result.
"Also, just our defensive pressure we had all down the court. We had minimal errors and didn't lose the ball too often, which was very good," she said.
Standing out in last Saturday's match was the Grasshoppers defensive end, led by Sophie Matthews who provided many intercepts.
Meg Newton was rebounding well, while up the other end, Jess Parry and Taylor Mason stood tall under the ring to finish with 33 and 31 goals respectively.
"I don't think she missed a goal up until half time," Parry said about Mason.
"At the end of the day though, it was a team effort. Everyone played for each other."
Navarre now turns its attentions to Sunday's A grade grand final against Lexton, to be played at Princes Park, Maryborough.
Parry said she expects a very tough game against an older, more experienced Lexton outfit.
"They play a very controlled game. Their defence is a bit shorter, but we can't underestimate them," she said.
The Tigers are also a patient side, making the most of every opportunity heading into attack and are, according to Parry, the type of team that will capitalise on Navarre's mistakes.
"Each week we've continued to improve and have shown a lot more determination, hopefully we can do it again on Sunday," Parry said.
Navarre C grade netballers season has finished following a narrow 37-38 preliminary final loss to Natte Bealiba at the weekend.
It was an extremely tight contest that kept spectators on their feet, with Natte Bealiba getting over the line in the dying seconds.
Natte Bealiba's strong start saw them lead for the majority of the game.
However, Navarre came home strongly in the last quarter, scoring 10 goals to Natte's six but the Grasshoppers were unable to grab the win.
Bek Seeary top scored with 32 goals, while Renee Moloney added five.
Both Seeary and Moloney were named among Navarre's best, with mid court player Mackenzie Pyke.