Eagles coast past Cats for vital win
TODAY’S LINE-UP from 6PM: Leigh Matthews, Tony Shaw, Mick Warner, and Shane McInnes.
West Coast has won by 13 points.
Jack Darling, Lewis Jetta, and Dom Sheed each booted two goals, while Andrew Gaff and Luke Shuey were influential across midfield.
For the Cats, Patrick Dangerfield had 34 touches but was quieter in the second half, and Rhys Stanley finished with three majors.
Joel Selwood (19 touches, two tackles) was effectively tagged out of the game by Mark Hutchings.
The result leaves the Cats in 3rd place with Richmond one win and 3.2 per cent behind. The Eagles have seven wins and are just percentage outside the Top 4 for the moment.
The Eagles have opened up a 36-point lead.
Patrick Dangerfield has been prolific, but the Cats have managed just two goals.
West Coast need to claim a big scalp to prove their credentials in 2017.
And they don’t come much bigger than Geelong at the moment.
The Cats are running hot on the back of the Dangerwood combo in the engine room.
Can the Eagles stop the Cats’ blistering form?
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