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Eagles finals hopes fade in loss to Saints

The Eagles finals hopes are hanging by a thread after another final quarter fade-out resulted in an eight point loss to the Saints.

Despite the loss Adam Simpson says his team are still alive in their bid to play finals.

West Coast spearhead Josh Kennedy kicked five goals for the game, reaching the 500 career goals milestone in the second quarter. Brad Hardie awarded the forward top votes in the Tony Barlow Menswear WA Player of the Year award.

Retiring Eagles midfielder Sam Mitchell played what is possibly his final game in Melbourne and told 6PR his team couldn’t win the key moments.

The loss has West Coast outside the top eight but on equal wins to eighth placed Essendon. The Eagles to play Carlton, GWS and Adelaide in their final three home and away games this season.

St Kilda keep their slim finals hopes alive and join West Coast, Essendon and Melbourne on ten wins. Midfielder Blake Acres said his team knew the Eagles were vulnerable going into the last quarter.

Hear what some of the fans had to say after the game on 882 6PR

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