Eagles fly high over Giants
West Coast have recorded their eighth straight victory to confirm it's status as the form team of the competition.
The Eagles finishing touches too much for a Giants outfit in the 9.7.61 to 7.7.49 victory.
A dominant opening quarter that kept GWS goalless while booting four goals was the catalyst to set up the triumph.
Jack Darling booted three goals and Brendon Ah Chee two while Nic Naitanui was again at his brilliant best recording 28 hit-outs, 14 disposals, seven clearances and a goal.
Post-game coach Adam Simpson believed his side was really starting to establish an identity.
“We’ve won a few games and I feel as though we have established a strong brand and identity. I think there’s a reasonably strong brand that stands up. That combined with our leaders, we’re in a good space.” Simpson said.
West Coast will now head back into a second stint in QLD to finish the home and away season.
“We’ve got a big challenge ahead of us. We have the Tigers in four days. We have our compressed section ahead of us.”
“We lost to Gold Coast, Brisbane and Port. We re-adjusted some things, our system wasn’t working with the shortened game. Our leaders needed to step up, but I think those things could have happened in Perth.”
West Coast will face Richmond on Thursday night at Metricon Stadium.