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Eagles hang on for win in Melbourne

The West Coast Eagles have held on for a seven-point win after a Dogs late surge brought the reigning Premiers within a single point in the dying minutes at Etihad Stadium on Saturday afternoon.

The Eagle’s lead from the start and although there were some challenging moments, a Nathan Vardy goal in the final moments pushed West Coast’s lead for the 11.14 (80) to 12.15 (87) victory.

Jack Darling kicked three goals and Malcolm Karpany had a great first half with a couple of goals and finished with three majors.

Hear how the game played out

Andrew Gaff clocked up an impressive 42 disposals and spoke with our commentary team after the game.

“I thought they stood up really well, Vardy in particular”
Listen to Adam Simpson’s full post game press conference.