Back to back premiers

FINALS FEVER: The under 16 Eagles have been undefeated all season, and topped their season off by becoming back-to-back premiership winners over the weekend with a 19-point victory over the Centrals. The premiership side consisted of (back, from left) Robbie Parks, Lukus Dobson, Blake Leenen, Bailey Adams, Jack Byrne, Sam Bell, Joe Tehan, Tye Stower, Luke Menhenett, Flynn Butterworth, Cody George, Flynn Shepherd, Beau Vogelzang, Tom Dunstan, Dane Roberts, Will Devere, Gus Van Der Hayden and Seth Leitch. (Front, from left) Jimmy Payne, Max Bennett, Lachie Scales, Austin Scott, Flynn Harding, Charlie Christopher, Mac Greene, Jake Berry, Billy Dunstan, Nate Buchannan, Rowan Weight and Billy Revell.PHOTO: Paul Martin

THE day had arrived for Mansfield’s under 16 footballers to contest for the 2019 premiership against the Centrals Football Club.

Although heavy rain had fallen the previous day, the ground was in magnificent order.

The tension and nerves were evident in the rooms pre-game, but once the Eagles hit the ground, it was time to see if all the hard work had paid off.

Mansfield won the toss and kicked with a slight wind advantage, but they soon knew they were in for a real fight.

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