Nirranda finishes home and away season strongly ahead of week off

Back playing: Nirranda's Jesse Dalton enjoyed his return to football after missing several weeks with injury. Picture: Morgan Hancock

Back playing: Nirranda's Jesse Dalton enjoyed his return to football after missing several weeks with injury. Picture: Morgan Hancock

Nirranda won’t stop until the job is done.

The Blues proved that on Saturday in their 72-point thrashing of Merrivale which saw them claim the minor premiership.

Co-coach Shane Threlfall said he did not see a lot of point in resting players for the final round of the season.

"I reckon if you go into protection mode you are in trouble," he said.

"It was really good having a hard contest in last round, and Merrivale was fantastic and the game had good intensity.”

Threlfall said the Blues had a range of driving factors in their last hit out before finals.

"We had a lot to play for and wanted to get top spot, that was the motivation for us,” he said.

"To finish on top means you had a strong season and you get a week off which is good to freshen up players. Especially with how heavy the ground have been lately.

"And we hadn't been beaten at home all year so wanted to keep that record.”