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Eade senses double chance within keeping

By Adam Cooper 25/07/2010 06:43:25 PM Comments (0)

Western Bulldogs coach Rodney Eade senses the AFL double chance is within his side's keeping after thrashing and leapfrogging Fremantle at Etihad Stadium on Sunday.

The Bulldogs' 24.14 (158) to 12.4 (76) win moved them to fourth and the Dockers to fifth, and although the two sides are level on wins (11), the Doggies hold a percentage lead of 26 points, after it was 15 before the game.

Barry Hall kicked four goals to take his season tally to 58, and Ryan Griffen, Jarrad Grant and Brian Lake all kicked three goals as Lake began in attack before moving to his customary fullback position.

Griffen, with his series of piercing runs, Brownlow medallist Adam Cooney and Robert Murphy were also in fabulous touch for the Bulldogs with their pace and superb kicking.

Eade rated the win the Bulldogs' best four-quarter effort of the season, and was hopeful they could not let their place in the top four slip.

"That's in our control now, isn't it?" he said.

"We don't rely on other teams winning or losing, it's really up to us.

"We're under no illusions, we've got a solid draw and there's good teams just below us.

"We just need to keep winning, we just need that consistency that we've built over the past five weeks."

The Bulldogs play North Melbourne, Adelaide, Geelong, Sydney and Essendon in the last five rounds, and can just about lock in wins over all those opponents bar the Cats if they produce what they did against Fremantle.

Eade said the performance was "reasonably flawless" and admitted it might not be bettered again this season.

"We're not going to play as well as we did today every week and not play like that again," he said.

"But there's some tough games ahead starting with next week. We know they're tough opponents, the Kangaroos."

The Bulldogs' score was second-highest of the season, just behind the 23.21 (159) Geelong kicked against Port Adelaide in round four.

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