NAVARRE have been making winning a habit this season and it is unlikely their winning run in the Maryborough Castlemaine Football League will end tomorrow when they clash with Maldon at Navarre.
Maldon have registered just two wins this season, while Navarre sit at the top of the ladder undefeated.
Navarre coach Daniel Parkin is aware of what goes with the undefeated 'tag' at finals time.
"Losing out in successive grand finals and then winning a flag is enough incentive for finals success," he said.
He said his players had been putting in the hard yards on the training track and he felt the team still needed to improve in some areas.
"At times we have been going through the motions, we probably need more structure.
"One thing is that we need to have our midfield on top and have them all contributing while we need to get better at working together and work better for each other," Parkin said.
He said it was vital his team wins this clash tomorrow and works on the areas they need to improve on, as they move towards the finals series.
"On Thursday night we ran hard and no doubt the players will feel this a little tomorrow, but this is what we must do to give us our best shot at another premiership," Parkin said.
Navarre will be looking for the return of key players Brent Flood (knee) and Cody Driscoll (hand) for tomorrow's clash.
Both trained last night and if they recover okay they will play.
Key forward Sam Robertson (quad) is also an outside chance to play.
"With these three back we will be at almost full strength and this is good as it is at the right time of the season," Parkin said.
Tomorrow's result will focus mainly around the clash of the midfields.
Maldon boast three class midfielders in Joel Cross, Tom Cain and Hayden Kelly and it will mean Josh Driscoll, Daniel Reading, Sam Kaye, Parkin, Ben Scott and Louis Hannett will need to turn the odds in Navarre's favour.
Up forward Navarre has three key players in Ash and Cody Driscoll and Chris Brennan and this will be particularly hard for Maldon to match up on in tomorrow's clash