Navarre remains unbeaten

Navarre Grasshoppers have belted rival Carisbrook to keep their unbeaten run alive in the Maryborough Castlemaine District Football League.

Navarre coach Daniel Parkin was impressed with his team's win.

Navarre coach Daniel Parkin was impressed with his team's win.

It was evident both teams had come to play from the first bounce with the intensity exceeding the expectations of most spectators.

Carisbrook started on the back foot with seven of their key players being forced out with injuries from the week earlier.

Navarre coach Daniel Parkin would have liked to play them at full strength, but was happy with his team's win.

"You can only beat the team that they put on the park and we did that," Parkin said.

Navarre's captain Louis Hannett didn't pass his fitness test last week and will now have two weeks to recover with the interleague break.

Ash Driscoll dominated in the opening term of the game, kicking four goals and really set the ball rolling for Navarre.

Rhett Murphy was good in the ruck while Josh Driscoll and Daniel Reading won the contested footy.

Navarre went into the first break with a five goal lead.

For Navarre it was one of those games where everything went to plan and fell into place.

"Sometimes you have good days," Parkin said.

"Eighty to 90 percent of our tackles stuck on the weekend. Even the onehanded tackles you lay in hope, were sticking."

In the second half Carisbrook were down to 20 players on the field so Navarre was able to extend its lead.

While Navarre was always in control of the game on the scoreboard, Carisbrook had drawn level to some extent on the field with their physical presence.

Carisbrook's Ryan Hudson-Morgan wasn't afraid to throw his weight around during the match and caused headaches for a few Navarre players, including Sam Kaye and Parkin himself.

Brent Flood went in hard for Navarre and following one incident, received a yellow card and spent 15 minutes off the field.

"They were filming the match so whether anything comes out of the footage or not will be interesting," Parkin said.

Parkin was happy with his team's performance and has rewarded them with tonight off training.

"It was another good win for the boys," Parkin said.

The final score was Navarre 19.13.127 defeating Carisbrook 5.8.38.

Navarre will go into the interleague break with a clean slate showing 5-0.


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