Eagles lose game, but not respect

Matt Storer

LEADING FROM THE FRONT: Eagles reserves captain Nathan Polkinghorne did not stop trying all day despite being on the end of a 46 point defeat.

THE mighty Mansfield Eagles got to do last Sunday what no other Mansfield reserves side has done in the GVFL, run out on the last Sunday in September – well as it turned out it was the first Sunday in October.

The boys faced Mooroopna Cats for the chance at grabbing a piece of silverware, but were to go down by 46 points in the grand final.

The loss of Jamie Carns (runner up in best and fairest) from the previous game was compounded by the loss of Ben Willick (best and fairest winner) in the first five minutes with a knee injury.

The team felt like they had lost a lot of the run and carry that they have had most of the year.

Guy Murray stood up once again to play a ripping game and he received the player of the finals series award (well done Goat).

The margin was two goals at quarter time but the Eagles hit the front early in the second quarter.

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