Cricket North's bottom two sides will attempt big chases when play resumes on Saturday.
Mowbray's pursuit of 284 was made all the more difficult by losing captain Luke Scott late on day one, but coach James Storay remains optimistic about his side's chances.
The addition of Spencer Hayes will come as a positive for Mowbray after the Lions eked out 202 for the last four wickets last weekend.
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"A few things didn't go our way unfortunately - we set ourselves up to have a big day and then let the pressure off unfortunately," Storay said.
"I think if we apply ourselves correctly and put a high price on our wicket anything is possible, we just need to be positive in the way we go about it.
"Spenny coming back is definitely a big inclusion - he's been batting pretty well in the Raiders under-18 comp and if he applies himself he'll set himself up to have a big day."
Lions skipper Alistair Taylor was pleased to have already made inroads into the Eagles' batting order.
"Getting two late wickets was really good - especially Luke Scott, he's one of the most important batters in the comp so to get him out as someone who can bat all day is really important," Taylor said.
"He's a big wicket but the job's not done, we've got to take eight more so we're not going to take it lightly.
"I think the wicket will probably still be pretty flat but we're pretty happy with how were sitting, we've just got to bowl well and put the ball in the right areas."
The equation is eerily similar on the other side of the NTCA changerooms where SOUTH LAUNCESTON is facing a tough chase after a tail wag helped Riverside nudge 300.
The Knights had Riverside 7-158 after debutant James Leake nabbed Tom Garwood and Patty Mackrell among 4-40, but couldn't stop opposing young gun Aidan O'Connor (49) and Lyndon Stubbs (58) sparking a fightback.
Garwood praised the determination of his lower order and backed the likes of Stubbs, Jesse Homan and Sam Lockett to dismantle a strong South batting line-up.
"It was really good to see Aidan and Stubbsy get some reward there," he said.
"They've pulled us out pretty well there to nearly get to 300 which is awesome, but obviously through the middle order was quire disappointing with the position that we were in.
"The first hour is going to be key because they can't win it in the first hour but they can definitely lose it. so that's the mentality we're going in with - early wickets are going to be vital."
The Knights have 10 wickets to play with after Jeremy Jackson and Doug Ryan saw out four overs on day one.
STATE OF PLAY
- Launceston 284 (Beaumont 133, Storay 3-44), Mowbray 2-19 (Snare 11, D.Smith 2-4)
- Riverside 9d-295 (Garwood 76, Leake 4-40), South L'ton 0-13 (Jackson 8*, Homan 0-4)