Navarre's record unblemished

NAVARRE Grasshoppers are just one win away from an unblemished regular season after defeating Trentham in the Maryborough Castlemaine District Football League on Saturday.

Navarre coach Daniel Parkin continues to be impressed by his charges.

Navarre coach Daniel Parkin continues to be impressed by his charges.

Navarre has had a seemingly easy run to the finals and injuries look to have been their only problem.

With another round completed and no injuries sustained, coach Daniel Parkin is looking forward to having a full list up for selection in the coming weeks.

Navarre started the game well with three goals in the opening five minutes. Several wasted opportunities stopped Navarre from splitting the game apart.

"We could've really opened it up," Parkin said.

"We wasted opportunities and our delivery to our forwards was poor. We just couldn't hit targets."

In the second quarter it was a similar story, forward entries for Navarre were rushed and played into the hands of Trentham's defensive mindset.

Trentham had dropped numbers back from early in the second quarter to nullify the effects of Navarre's power forwards, Ash Driscoll and Kris Brennan.

In the third quarter Navarre was able to produce its best quarter of football, kicking six unanswered goals.

Nic Murphy was one player along with Driscoll and Brennan who had no trouble finding the sticks, kicking four goals.

The final term saw Navarre run out of legs, which could have been attributed to a tough training session last Thursday night.

In recent weeks Navarre has looked to improve their fitness and this was a sign of the work that is still required.

Despite looking lethargic Navarre ran out winners 20.9.129 to Trentham's 4.6.30.

Bryce Tickner was named best on ground for his efforts in defence followed by Jayden Fowkes, Luke Hendy, Josh Driscoll and Nic Murphy.

Lewis Hannett was also amongst Navarre's best and continues to improve his form after breaking his jaw earlier in the season.

"There were no real negatives on the day," Parkin said.

"These last few games are all about improving to be at our best come finals."

Navarre will now prepare to take on Maldon in their final home and away game.


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