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Eagles lose in a battle with the Bulldogs.

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The Western Bulldogs have kept their finals hopes alive, while the Eagles final four hopes have slightly diminished after a close contest.

Despite a strong opening quarter by the Eagles, the Bulldogs fought back to secure a 2 point victory.

It was an arm wrestle in the final quarter with the Eagles 4 points ahead with just minutes remaining. Bulldogs Captain Marcus Bontempelli with the all important goal from 55 out.

The Dogs now sit level with GWS on 32 points, and will need percentage-boosting wins against Hawthorn and Fremantle if they’re to be a chance play finals.

As for the Eagles their top four chances have taken a hit but with games to come against St Kilda and North Melbourne hope does remain.

On the injury front, the Eagles have a number of fresh concerns. Mark Hutchings was unable to finish the game due to a hamstring injury while Jeremy McGovern appeared to hurt his previously broken thumb.

The final score.

WESTERN BULLDOGS       0.3       3.8       4.10     6.13 (49)
WEST COAST                     4.1       4.2       5.3       7.5   (47)

Western Bulldogs:
  Wallis 2, Lloyd, Dunkley, R.Smith, Bontempelli
West Coast:  Waterman 2, Kennedy 2, Ryan, Sheed, Cole

Click PLAY to hear how the game played out. 

“We didn’t turn up to the contest today to the standard we would have liked.”

We are holding up okay except for a few injuries here and there. We will move on very quickly to face the Saints.”

“I think they are excited for the opportunity. They had a chance today and next week. They bring energy to the group. Hopefully we can get a few more wins before the end of the home and away season”

Click PLAY to hear more from Dom Sheed post match


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