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Nine straight for West Coast

The West Coast Eagles have beaten Hawthorn in Melbourne for the first time since Premiership year, 2006, taking down the Hawks by  15 points at Etihad Stadium on Sunday.

The Eagles are now on a nine game winning streak and back on top of the AFL ladder after a see-sawing match up with the Hawks saw the visitors take home the chocolates, 9.6 (60) to 11.9 (75).

The Eagles’ leading goal kicker Jack Darling was shut down by Ben Stratton, so Josh Kennedy clocked up three goals. While Andrew Gaff impressed with his 35 disposals.

Hear how the game played out….

“Simmo’s messaging was very clear: win the contest, get it forward and try locking it in our forward half,” Dom Sheed told 6PR after the game.

“It was a difficult scrappy games at times, but to win in that manner and to stand up when it counted, really proud of our players,” West Coast coach Adam Simpson said after the win.