Eagles outclass Dockers in derby

The Eagles have continued their stranglehold on Western Derbies claiming their eleventh in a row following a 59-point win over Fremantle.

Tim Kelly was a giant in the West Coast midfield collecting 42-disposals and 14 clearances going onto receive three best on ground honours from the Glendinning Allen medal judges.

It was a stunning turnaround for the Eagles from last weeks 97-point loss to this week recording a 20.12.132 to 11.7.73 victory.

Josh Kennedy, Jack Darling and Jake Waterman booted three goals each for West Coast while Matt Taberner kicked three for Fremantle.

Dockers coach Justin Longmuir post-game said his side succumbed to the pressure.

"They had weight of numbers on their side. We had more passengers than them. It was a bit of a reality check for us to be honest."

Eagles coach Adam Simpson he felt like the game was going to be a lot higher score shootout.

"At half-time it felt like it was going to be a 170-160 sort of scoreboard. Whoever got it into their forward line scored," Simpson said.

"We worked pretty hard to reduce that in the second half. I thought our mids stood up, particularly in the third quarter, and allowed the field position we were looking forward, and our forwards finished off the good work."

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