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Eagles too strong for Blues

29/02/2008 11:28:24 PM Comments (0)

An experienced West Coast Eagles outfit proved too strong for a young Carlton line-up, winning their AFL practice match by 41 points at Traeger Park in Alice Springs.

The Eagles midfield, led by Tyson Stenglein and Michael Braun, overpowered their inexperienced opponents led by Bryce Gibbs.

Carlton had the best of the opening exchanges kicking three of the first four goals with young forward Jake Edwards getting two as the Blues raced to a 13-point lead.

The Eagles began to peg back the Blues with the likes Matt Priddis and Shannon Hurn starting to have a major influence in the midfield as skill errors started to creep into Carlton's game.

Mark Seaby provided the Eagles with a target up forward, marking and duly converting before Steven Armstrong strolled into an open goal to level scores at 3-2 at quarter-time.

The Eagles then raised the intensity, kicking six goals to one to lead by 33 points by the main break.

The second half began in much the same fashion from the Eagles and Carlton went to the last break 41 points in arrears.

Cameron Cloke kicked two early goals for the Blues in the last term but the Eagles put on the stoppers and scored three late goals to finish with a well-earned victory.

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