Eagles Keep Top 4 Hopes Alive – Another Star Injured
Josh Kennedy is the latest Eagle who’ll need to prove he’s okay to play in the club’s first final, the veteran rolling his ankle in the second term and taking no further part in the game.
It left a hole in the Eagles forward line, but Liam Ryan and Oscar Allen stepped up to ensure the West Coast can still finish in the top 4…despite the club’s first goalless first quarter in 22 years.
The pair combining for 5 goals as the Eagles ran out winners 7.7.49 to North’s 5.4.34.
The ever reliable Andrew Gaff racked up 26 disposals, Shannon Hurn a stand-out down back gathering 23.
The Eagles move to third spot… but they need Richmond (playing Adelaide) or Geelong (facing Sydney) to lose their last game of the regular season to ensure they get a double chance and finish in the top 4.
The Coach is expecting a host of stars to prove their fitness for the first final:
Oscar Allen also joined us before he raced into the team review: