THE visit to the Eagles Nest by the reigning premiers, Shepparton Swans, brought plenty of excitement to Mansfield football supporters.
Though sitting on 3 – 2 after a poor start to the season, the Swans, mainly through the kicking of Justin Maddern, have been moving up the ladder.
Also experiencing a poor start, the Eagles had started to build some momentum after back-to-back wins and were looking to test themselves against the better sides.
Unfortunately, most of the senior Eagles players went missing in action, which saw Mansfield slump to a 46-point defeat.
A poor first quarter saw Mansfield behind the eight ball, trailing by some 21 points at the first break, before bringing the Swans back, holding them to just eight points while the Eagles lifted their score to be just 13 points shy at halftime.
However, the Eagles scored just three points in the third quarter and the game was gone.