Navarre remains undefeated

NAVARRE Grasshoppers have done what most teams dream of by completing the entire Maryborough Castlemaine District Football League season without a blemish to their name.

Navarre needed just one more win to complete the scenario and bottom of the ladder Dunolly was the only obstacle in the way.

It was a slow start for the Grasshoppers and in blustery conditions the game never really took off.

Captain Louis Hannett said the wind affected the game and the skills of both teams, but he wasn't using the weather as an excuse.

"It was a bit disappointing for us," Hannett said.

"Great to get the points, but we didn't play well. Hopefully that is our bad game out of the way."

Navarre lacked the intensity and attack on the football they have displayed throughout the year.

"We've been training pretty hard, maybe the boys are starting to wear out," Hannett said.

"Our hardness at the football just wasn't there."

Josh Driscoll was one player to stand up and dominate through the middle, while both Luke Hendy and Jayden Fowkes were solid down back.

Matt Newton was another defensive player to do his job while Sam Robertson and Lachlan Slorach also featured in the best.

Ash Driscoll was under pressure to hold on to his two goal lead in the league's leading goalkicker award and did just that with his three goals.

The final score was Navarre 12.19.91 defeating Dunolly 8.5.53.

Navarre was able to get through the game unscathed as far as injury and will boast a full list of players for selection this Thursday night.

Navarre will spend most of the time working on their skills to prepare for their first final.

"We have had a pretty good year so we will go into finals confident," Hannett said.


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