The West Coast Eagles have defeated the North Melbourne Kangaroos by 25 points, earning a place in the AFL Grand Final.
The Eagles had a solid second-half comeback to topple the Kangaroos 10.20 (80) to 7.13 (55).
Despite their lowest ever first quarter performance at Subiaco Oval, scoring just two behinds, the Eagles recovered from a 20-point deficit in the first quarter to hit the front.
Josh Kennedy kick-started the Eagles comeback with two opening goals in the second, before Matt Priddis snared a goal inside 50 at the start of the third, to put the Eagles in the lead.
West Coast fast-paced midfield proved too much for the Kangaroos to handle, with Priddis’ 26 disposals and seven clearances leading the charge, with Nic Naitanui and Sharrod Wellingham rebounding off the half backline to make the Eagles first Grand Final since 2006.
The Eagles will now meet Hawthorn for the final clash at the MCG next week. – Jackson Barron.
Top photo of the Eagles’ Matt Priddis celebrates his third quarter goal in the third. Photo from Fox Sports Australia’s Official Facebook page.