Ea­gles stay in the fi­nals

Mansfield Courier - - FRONT PAGE - By MATT STORER

MANS­FIELD re­serves foot­ballers headed to Sey­mour on Satur­day com­ing off a loss and a six day break from last week’s road trip to Echuca.

They took on the Rochester Tigers who were com­ing off a great vic­tory the week be­fore, tak­ing care of the highly rated third placed Echuca Bombers.

A loss would fin­ish the Ea­gles year, a win would en­sure they headed to Deakin Re­serve next Sun­day.

The team wel­comed back Jeremy Ven­i­man and big Earl Re Good­ing to their line up.

Both had great days as they bring a lot to the side.

Brant Anselmi ( BOG) had an­other blin­der - he has been best in both fi­nals and is re­ally play­ing some great team football.

His two check side ba­nana sin the last quar­ter both re­sulted in goals which capped off a fab­u­lous day.

Benny Vo­gelzang caused havoc early for the Rochester de­fence.

He marked ev­ery­thing and led from the front to fin­ish with a game high seven goals.

Guy Tay­lor is re­ally start­ing to hit his straps with his strong mark­ing and run out of de­fence, build­ing many foward at­tacks.

Jamie Carns, Jad Ger­rish and James Octi­gan on the wings ran all day, us­ing the footy re­ally well and al­ways mak­ing the right de­ci­sions.

Jack­son Kir­ley, Jamie Rek­ers, Benny Ryan and Scotty Mar­ck­wick pre­sented all day and all look like they are en­joy­ing their footy.

With the mar­gin be­ing 10 goals to nil at half time Rochester de­cided their only chance was to throw their weight around but t he boys stood t all and looked af­ter one an­other.

In the sec­ond half the Ea­gles con­tin­ued on to win by 90 pts.

It was fan­tas­tic to see so many Mans­field peo­ple at the ground with so much sup­port - it re­ally gives the boys a mas­sive buzz.

The equa­tion is sim­ple this week­end - win against Shep­par­ton United and the boys move on to the day we all strive to get to, lose and it’s all over for an­other year.

Thanks to ev­ery­one that helped out on Satur­day and see you all Sun­day at Deakin - Go Ea­gles.

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