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After a strong finish to the season the Mansfield Eagles Senior Football team is looking to cause what many would consider an upset in the 2018 ‘GoTAFE’ GVL Senior Finals Series.
Over the last 6 matches the Eagles have only lost one game by 5 points due to inaccurate kicking in front of goals against Seymour at Mansfield Recreation Reserve in Round 17. Their good form has continued into the finals series with an exciting come from behind win to defeat their more fancied rivals, Benalla in what many consider to be one of the clubs greatest wins in recent history.
President Dennis Sheahan is over the moon with the result and said the feeling after the game was fantastic for everyone involved at the club,
“We are excited and proud with the way the Coaches and Players have gone about their business towards the end of this season. They have played some determined footy and the win against Benalla at Kings Park in the first Elimination was just reward for them.”
Although the Eagles sent 3rd placed Benalla packing from the finals, to set up a Semi Final encounter against a formidable opponent in Shepparton, they realise that with some luck and a thirst to win, that anything is possible this weekend. In fact, that luck has come in the form of the GVFL scheduling the game at Mansfield Recreation Reserve, possibly providing the edge the Eagles may require.
“Although Shepparton defeated us last time at Deakin Reserve some may forget our Round 2 clash at home when we were beaten by just a goal by them.” explained the President. “Anything is possible and it’s the little things in finals that can make all the difference.”
“I call upon everyone in Mansfield and the surrounding districts to come and support the players and coaches this Sunday in what may be a very special day for the club. A lot of people have been working hard to make this sporting club a great place to be involved in and a place that everyone in the town can be proud of. Let’s pack out the place this weekend and get the stands rocking!”
Shepparton vs Mansfield – Semi Final (Seniors)
2:10pm, Sunday 9th September, Mansfield Recreation Reserve