Ea­gles hit win­ning form

Mansfield Courier - - FRONT PAGE - By SAM ROUGET

AF­TER last week’s dis­ap­point­ing l oss t o Euroa, t he Ea­gles have man­aged to come back out on top and bag an­other vic­tory.

“We had a good win,” coach Cam Hot­ton said.

“We started off re­ally well in the first quar­ter, com­ing into the break with a 22 point lead.”

The lead was strength­ened by Jamie Shea­han who booted two goals in the first quar­ter upon re­turn from his an­kle in­jury.

Stand out per­for­mances were seen across the field from many of the play­ers, with Ashraff Davies con­tin­u­ing on with last week’s good form, while Lachey Christo­pher and ruck­man Ja­cob Howes were also in fine form.

“They had a re­ally good one,” said Cam.

“It was good to see some pos­i­tive changes af­ter a hard game last week and a loss the week be­fore.

“I’m glad t hat we’ve re­gained momentum.”

The boys’ de­ter­mi­na­tion and de­sire for a win was seen all through­out the game, right into the fourth quar­ter where Be­nalla at­tempted to come out in front.

“In the fourth quar­ter, we man­aged to bot­tle up and hang on to the lead we had,” said Cam.

“We could have been more goals ahead, but I’m still very pleased with the win.

“We had a few flat spots that al­lowed Be­nalla to gain as­cen­dency on us, but it didn’t stop us.”

Head­ing into next week­end’s clash against Echuca, Cam f eels con­fi­dent i n t he boys’ abil­i­ties.

“It’d be good to knock them off sixth po­si­tion on the lad­der,” said Cam.

“We will have to make sure we fight hard and ap­ply pres­sure like we did this week.”

The se­niors will be en­sur­ing that they are ready for the game dur­ing their prepa­ra­tions at their weekly train­ing ses­sion.

“It’s hard to get mo­ti­va­tion at train­ing in this weather,” said Cam.

“I want to in­crease their work­load and freshen them up for the tail end of the sea­son.”

PHOTO: Ken Rains­bury

MUDDY: Jamie Shea­han kick­ing one of his goals through the mud.

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