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History making win

The West Coast Eagles have made history by winning their tenth western derby in a row.

They had to do it without their Captain Luke Shuey who was a late withdrawal from the side due to a previous hamstring injury.

In his 250th AFL game Josh Kennedy got the Eagles off to a dream start with the first goal of the night. The key forward playing a starring role all night finishing with 4 goals.

Freo’s Matthew Taberner was involved heavily in the first quarter with 2 early goals – debutante Michael Frederick also registering his first goal in senior football.

The momentum however swung Eagles way in the second and third quarter. West Coast’s Brad Sheppard strong in defence and efficient with his distribution.

Rory Lobb tried his best to mount a comeback fro the Dockers in the final quarter but the contest was short lived when Josh Kennedy kicked his final goal of the night with 9 minutes remaining.

It was a goal kicking performance that resulted in Kennedy being awarded the Glendinning-Allan medal.

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The win leaves West Coast Eagles in the top eight while the Dockers are 15th on the ladder.

Adam Simpson on Josh Kennedy “The way he prepares it’s no surprise he does what he does. He is in the twilight of his career and we don’t expect him to have eight shots at goal per week. He takes the best defender for the other players, and he’s just a good bloke so I couldn’t be prouder”

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Justin Longmuir on the Derby 51 loss: ” I really thought we were strong in the contest and our pressure was good early. Second quarter we just lost some critical contests and they got their ball movement going a couple of times, which just put our backs under too much pressure.”

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Fremantle Dockers Assistant Coach Josh Carr joined the 6PR coverage pre-game.

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Boundary Rider, Frizz Ferguson also spoke with the West Coast Eagles Assistant Coach Daniel Pratt ahead of the game.

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