IT wasn’t a win, but Mansfield Eagles gave their supporters some hope during their 34 point loss to the Seymour Lions at Memorial Park on Saturday.
Heading down the Maroondah Highway, the aerie of Eagles was missing seven of their top 10 players.
Those who stepped up would have some big shoes to fill.
The Eagles needed a good response after the game against Euroa and the Mansfield boys stood tall and gave it.
Not that their performance seemed good enough at first.
There were danger signs for the Eagles when, after 13 minutes, Seymour led 21 points to 1.