Season alive for Navarre's A Grade netballers

Mia Jensz.

Mia Jensz.

It was a very ordinary day. The wind was unbelievable. - Leonie Bibby

Navarre kept its A Grade season alive for another week with a solid win over rivals Lexton.

The Grasshoppers hosted the game in wet and slippery conditions, coming away with a seven-goal victory. 

Navarre led at every break to claim the crucial victory. 

Jumping out to a 9-6 quarter time lead, Lexton cut the deficit to two by half time. 

The visitors were able to keep within touching distance of Navarre, trailing by just three goals heading into the last quarter. 

The Grasshoppers kept Lexton to just two goals in the final term to claim the win. 

Navarre secretary Leonie Bibby said it was a great win for the A Grade team.

“The girls have struggled this year with injuries, illness and and people going overseas,” she said.

“It was a pretty tough game in tough conditions.

“It was a very ordinary day. The wind was unbelievable.”

Caitlyn Murphy, Sophie Flood and Georgia Mcdermott were Navarre’s best players. 

A loss would have seen the reigning premiers drop to ninth with just two games remaining.

Claiming the four points has Navarre clinging to eighth spot.

Maldon jumped from ninth to seventh and are level with the Grasshoppers on 32 points. Only one per cent separates the teams. 

Natte Bealiba suffered a loss to drop to ninth place.

Navarre still have a difficult task ahead to qualify for finals and have a chance at winning its fifth consecutive premiership. 

The team plays fifth place Carisbrook in their next match, before taking on fourth placed Avoca in the final round. 

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