Navarre confident against one of the best

Navarre will look to continue their winning form when they take on Carisbrook in the Maryborough Castlemaine District Football League.

Coach Daniel Parkin is confident of a good performance against Carisbrook.

Coach Daniel Parkin is confident of a good performance against Carisbrook.

Last time they met was in the preliminary final last year when Carisbrook had gone through the season undefeated.

Navarre defeated Carisbrook and went on to win the premiership.

Without having dropped a game this season Navarre will be aware of the challenge that Carisbrook may bring to their side.

"They (Carisbrook) are always a tough team to beat," coach Daniel Parkin said.

"For the past four years they have been a top four side."

Carisbrook had a strong win over an improved Talbot last week winning by almost 100 points.

Navarre played Talbot the previous week and were pushed to the limit until being able to pull away in the final quarter.

In their most recent game Navarre dominated Campbells Creek playing four great quarters of football.

"If we bring the same intensity and attack on the ball as we did against Campbells Creek I would be confident," Parkin said.

"In the end we have good players and they have good players.

"It will come down to who kicks more goals on the day.

"We are happy for it to be a shoot out."

Navarre will keep a watchful eye on ruck Jackson Bowen who has been known to go forward and kick big bags of goals.

Along with Bowen, Luke Tracey will also have an impact in the Carisbrook forward line.

"They have a lot of big name players that we will need to look at shutting down," Parkin said.

Despite having a different look team this year, Carisbrook have done their homework over the off season and recruited players to fill any voids.

"Of their best 10 last year they've lost maybe three, replacing each of them with someone that fits what they are looking for," Parkin said.

Louis Hannett is a rough chance of playing in tomorrow's match, but Parkin won't be taking any risks.

"It would be great to have Louis out there," Parkin said.

"He had a light run around Tuesday night, but if he's not ready then there is no point playing him."

If Hannett doesn't prove he is fit to play, other players who have put their hand up for selection are Ben Scott and possibly Jesse Hannett.

Navarre is looking forward to the contest as it is always very physical.

Navarre will take on Carisbrook at 2.20pm tomorrow afternoon.


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