THE Mansfield Eagles made the long trip to Echuca on Saturday, only to come home with a narrow three-goal loss in a tough scrap.
Before the game, coach Simon Dolling was expecting a strong showing from the Murray Bombers, but put much trust in the youngsters to get the Eagles across the line.
“They have been a real shining light for us and they will have another opportunity here,” he said.
“The Bombers will look at our last three results and think this is a great chance for a win at home.
“We will need to make sure we are putting plenty of pressure on them.”
However, the longest road trip in the GVFL takes a bit out of the players as it did with the Eagles.