More injury woes for Navarre

Navarre Grasshoppers continue to drop like flies in the Maryborough Castlemaine District Football League as they suffered an additional two injuries in their clash against Maryborough Rovers.

The injury woes have continued for Navarre, but it hasn't stopped their winning streak.

The injury woes have continued for Navarre, but it hasn't stopped their winning streak.

Navarre adjusted to the wet football early and were able to set up their victory from as early as the first quarter.

Sam Robertson was dominant in the opening quarter getting plenty of possessions across half back, before he was struck with injury.

With a niggle in his quadricep his movement was limited so his shut down role on Karson Guareschi was even more impressive.

The first quarter went by in quick time and Navarre had set up a 29 point lead.

Coach Daniel Parkin was content with the first term and how his players settled into the wet game of football.

"It wasn't a bad start if you took the weather into consideration," Parkin said.

"When the weather isn't great it is important to start well and we did that. That was a credit to the boys."

In the second term Navarre extended their lead to 63 points with the Driscoll brothers fighting for bragging rights in the Navarre forward line.

Ash and Cody Driscoll each bagged six goals on the weekend with both also enjoying some freedom through the midfield.

Cody, the younger of the two, took top honours after he took a couple of high flying pack marks over his brother.

Using both his athleticism and assistance from his brother, Cody was able to take both marks and convert them into goals.

At half time Parkin described the mood as relaxed and said it felt as though the result had already been decided.

With Maryborough failing to show any fight in the second half Navarre were able to win convincingly with a 25.12.162 to Maryborough's 7.8.50 scoreline.

Best players were Cody Driscoll for his six goal effort as well as his stint in the midfield, Bryce Tickner for his game in defence and one quarter in the forward line which led to three goals.

Josh Fowkes was another player listed in the best, but will join several other injured senior players after hurting his shoulder.

Overall, Parkin was happy with his team's performance, but expects better football to be played over the next month when they meet some tough opposition.


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