IT was with much excitement that the best players from Mansfield under 12s football competition travelled over to face the old enemy in Benalla at the showgrounds on Sunday.
The sun was out and coach Jamie Butterworth gathered the boys together for their final instructions.
The captains tossed the coin and bang, it was game on.
What followed was an amazing game of junior football at its best.
The ball moved up and down the ground with speed and precision, and there were some big bumps received and given, but the Mansfield boys were in it for the long haul and would not wilt.