SATURDAY saw Narrm record its 10th win for 2022 and its 17th consecutive win as a club since Round 20 of the 2021 AFL season.
The Demons notched up a 47-point win over the Kangaroos, with the first three quarters proving to be a heated battle.
And despite the disparity between the two teams in terms of ladder position, Narrm had expected the North Melbourne challenge.
“We knew North were a really good contest team, they pride themselves on that and their fast ball movement,” Tom Sparrow told Narrm Media post-match.
“So, we knew we had to be at our best today, especially around the contest, with our hunt and our tackle.
“They definitely brought it and I think it was a bit of an arm wrestle, but we broke away late and we pride ourselves on that sort of stuff.”
When the opening siren sounded on Saturday, a tight contest unfolded on Marvel Stadium, with the on-field pressure was palpable from the stands.
Sparrow acknowledged this intensity, but praised his team's ability to remain calm and focused during moments of adversity.
“It probably looks pretty heated from the outside and sometimes it does feel like that, but we’re pretty calm as a group,” Sparrow said.
“The way we attack our games is the same way every week and we know what our process is.
“So, when it gets heated out there, we just stick to our process, and we trust the coaches to back us in and get the job done eventually.”
Narrm will now shift its focus to Round 11, where it’s set to face Fremantle at the MCG.
“With different opposition each week, they [each] bring something different and we just have to be prepared for that,” Sparrow said.
“Recovery starts now, and we’ve got a week until we front up against Fremantle, so that’s all we’ll look to.”
The Demons are encouraging their members and supporters to head to the 'G on Saturday for the second week of Sir Doug Nicholls Round, as they prepare to take on the Dockers at 4:35pm (AEST).
Tickets are still available for the twilight match here.
For the duration of Sir Doug Nicholls Round, the Melbourne Football Club will be rebranded and referred to as the Narrm Football Club.