Eagles home, Dockers hosed

The Eagles have put away the wayward Hawks to the tune of 38-points to keep them in touch with the top four.

It's the first time this season that the Eagles have won back to back matches running away to a record a 14.14.98 to 8.12.60 victory.

Brendan Ah Chee booted four goals while Jack Darling and Jack Petruccelle kicked two majors each.

Post-game Eagles coach Adam Simpson said he was pleased that his side played a more consistent brand.

“It was important we had a good effort today and I said to our players – I know we get criticised for it a little bit – it’s not about winning away from home, it’s about playing consistent football that we think stands up in the long term,” 

“So to play four quarters of the style we like, it starts with the contest like every club, but I felt like we played more of a complete four-quarter performance today than we have in previous interstate trips.”

Meanwhile, the Dockers have fallen 24-points short of the Lions at the Gabba.

The damage was done early as Brisbane piled on eight goals to three in the opening half.

Caleb Serong and Matt Taberner kicked two goals each in the 14.11.95 to 10.11.71 loss.

Coach Justin Longmuir believes his side has failed to measure up to some of the best teams in the competition.

"I felt like we flipped it on its head a little bit in the third quarter and it came through in the last, just changed angles a little and gave our forwards a bit more room to move.

"It didn't always look perfect, but I'd rather us play that way than the first half.

"I felt like we were in the game but gave ourselves too much work to do."

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