Navarre played host to Natte-Bealiba in round four MCDFNL action, where the senior game saw the Ross-Hannett shield up for grabs.
Natte Bealiba having been its custodians since 2018, but a tight contest befitting the occasion was the order of the day, with Navarre holding a slender lead throughout the first half.
A hard fought third-quarter saw the game tied at three quarter time, but it was Navarre who took charge in the final stanza, with multiple forward entries leading to goals through Kris Brennan and Louis Hannett and sealing a 20-point win for the grasshoppers.
Josh Fowkes again led the way for Navarre, while Billy Parry and Will Clough were never far from the action.
Navarre's reserves took advantage of an undermanned Natte outfit to record their first win of 2021.
It was an even four-quarter performance leading to a 108 point win.
An even team effort for the grasshoppers was led by Tom Hannett, Jayden White-Powell, Justin Lee and Nick Pitts.
In the A Grade netball, the Grasshoppers couldn't quite match it with Natte-Bealiba, going down 29-40.
Navarre trailed by 15 at the three-quarter time break, but showed some real fight to finish off the game strongly.
Meanwhile, in the C Grade, there was a thrilling battle as the Grasshoppers nailed a two goal win, 24-22, giving them their first win of 2021.
In the junior football it was a high quality Under-11's match kicking-off proceedings.
While scores remained close it was the young swans that always seemed to have the answers, holding Navarre at bay to record a hard fought 18 point victory.
Better players for Navarre were Kenna Lorusso, Morgan Greenaway, Henry Small and Michael Ador-Kongor. Navarre's Under-14's continued their strong start to the year, running away to a 92 point win.
Heath Senior and Bradley Carter did the damage for the grasshoppers up forward, kicking eight and two goals respectively.
While Dion Flanagan and Seth Heppeler continued their good form. The Under-17's saw Navarre take on Lexton, with Natte Bealiba being one of five MCDFNL teams unable to field an Under-17 side.
A rematch of two weeks prior saw the same result returned, however an improved showing by Navarre limited the damage to a 66 point loss this time around against a well drilled tigers side.
Zach Varty, Jordan Barnett, Anthony Davie and Wyatt Blake were named Navarre's best.
This week Navarre make the trip to Maldon to take on a Bombers side also sitting 2- 2 after the first four rounds.
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