The West Coast Eagles stellar team continues to advance after taking over the action against Essendon Tuesday night in GABA.
Captain of all matches, the Bombers did not make things easy as the Eagles won from 6.6 (60) to 6.9 (45).
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A win puts the club into the top four in the rankings with only three matches left, and gives them nine wins from their past ten matches.
Essendon refused to give up the contest and tensions escalated in the third quarter when young swindler Sam Draper decided to take the fight to Nic Naitanui.
Naitanui was at his career best this season and consistently beat his rivals, but Draper didn’t let him jump on it.
After a tumultuous competition, the youngster wrestled with his high-flying opponent and the matter continued as the two men sped out into the lawn before being dismantled by his teammates.
LiveWire striker Liam Ryan led the Eagles’ charge by scoring four goals, and the towering Jack Darling finished with two goals.
Essendon dominated the majority of the stats across the board, with six players scoring more than 20 eliminations compared to just one player from Eagles.
Unfortunately they were unable to make use of the majority of the property and their inaccuracy in front of goal ended with their cost in the end.
The two teams face a short turnaround ahead of their next match as they face Essendon Geelong on Sunday afternoon before the Eagles face the Western Bulldogs on Sunday evening.
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