Navarre and Carisbrook set to battle it out for the minor premiership

MOVE OUT OF THE WAY: Sam Kaye muscles his way through a tackle against Lexton. Kaye kicked a goal as one of Navarre's best in the scrappy win over their rivals. Picture: Peter Pickering.

MOVE OUT OF THE WAY: Sam Kaye muscles his way through a tackle against Lexton. Kaye kicked a goal as one of Navarre's best in the scrappy win over their rivals. Picture: Peter Pickering.

The MCDFNL minor premiership will be decided when Navarre take on Carisbrook on Saturday. 

Carisbrook handed Navarre its only loss for the season back in round five in a rematch of the 2016 grand final.

COLD SHOULDER: Jesse Hannett cops a high tackle against Lexton last weekend. It was Hannett's first game since June 24. Picture: Peter Pickering.

COLD SHOULDER: Jesse Hannett cops a high tackle against Lexton last weekend. It was Hannett's first game since June 24. Picture: Peter Pickering.

The two sides have since confirmed their standing as the teams to beat, with just one loss each. 

Navarre coach Matt Newton said the game is a great opportunity for some of his sides younger players.

“You like to test yourself out against a quality opponent going into finals,” he said.

“It will be a good challenge for our young guys to experience Carisbrook’s home ground, especially in a big game like this.

“We will go out there and play hard to stay on top.”

Danny Grellet and Daniel Parkin are expected to bolster Navarre’s side this weekend. 

“Getting some experienced players back will help a lot against a strong team like Carisbrook,” Newton said.

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