A great win for reserves

Matt Storer

The Mansfield reserves went into the game against the Tatura Bulldogs at 1-2 on the ladder and were desperate to get a win.

ON a beautiful day for football, the Mansfield reserves went into the game against the Tatura Bulldogs at 1-2 on the ladder and were desperate to get a win on the board and get back to an even 2-2.

A somewhat different reserves side took to the park on Saturday after the bye week.

With eight changes from the Seymour loss, the side looked a lot more flexible across the board.

Added to that was plenty of height and experience and they played accordingly, with lots of hunger and energy.

The Eagles began by kicking four goals in the first quarter and adding another three in the second term, while keeping the Bulldogs goalless.

The Eagles went to the break 40 points up with great defence from club legend Guy Taylor, Ben Willick, Mitch Purcell, Andrew Crook and Billy Chiller holding Tatura to four points.

The second half saw the younger brigade Jamie Carns, Nick Egan and James Octigan really come into their own, showing their fitness and willingness to win the one on one contests.

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