Navarre Grasshoppers are closing in on 50 consecutive wins in the Maryborough Castlemaine and District Football League, but have a big hurdle in front of them.
Navarre will meet the undefeated Natte Bealiba line up tomorrow in what is expected to be the game of the round.
Navarre, Natte Bealiba and Royal Park are all undefeated so far this season, but for the Grasshoppers their record stems much further back.
If Navarre are to take the points on the weekend it will mark 50 games in a row without loss.
In conjunction with their undefeated streak Navarre will be fighting for the Hannett-Ross shield.
The shield is something that is very close to the hearts of the Navarre players.
The players are honoured to play in such a prestigious match.
Co-coach Jayden Fowkes said the thrill of playing in a match so important to the club was a bigger motivator than their unbeaten record.
“It is something we all have great respect for,” Fowkes said.
“We mention it before the game and we hope the boys try a little harder for the occasion.
It isn’t every day you get to play for a family that has done a lot for the club.”
In terms of the match itself Fowkes is expecting Natte Bealiba to come out all guns blazing.
Traditionally when Navarre and Natte Bealiba meet it is a hard fast game.
“We expect it will be a good hard-hitting contest,” he said.
I hope we come out just as hungry as what they are. They will be hunting us, but we want to hunt them too.”
Navarre hasn't looked into the results too much, but has identified some key match-ups.
The selection headache has continued for the Grasshoppers.
Luke Brown played well last week in his first senior game and was able to hold his spot.
Bradley Slorach played arguably his best game and he continues to improve.
Hayden Thompson and Josh Monaghan were the two players from the reserves that were pushing for selection after a strong performance last week.
The game for Navarre will be the start of a tough fortnight as they meet Royal Park next weekend.
The game will be played on Sunday at Natte Yallock Recreational Reserve from 2.35pm.