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Eagles bury sorry Blues

By Tom Wald 13/07/2003 06:07:25 AM Comments (0)

Rampant West Coast handed a woeful Carlton the mother of all hidings with a 116-point AFL belting at Subiaco Oval on Saturday night.

The Eagles treated the lowly Blues with the contempt they deserved in the clinical 28.19 (187) to 10.11 (71) win.

The home side exploited the Blues' lack of leg speed with the visitors contributing with an error-riddled performance in a night as dark as the team's navy blue jumpers.

The Eagles midfield trio of Chris Judd, Chad Fletcher and captain Ben Cousins destroyed the Blues midfield in the first half to set up the percentage-boosting victory.

It was the Eagles' highest score at Subiaco, its largest win over the Blues, and the biggest win by any AFL team this season.

Eagles goal sneak Phil Matera enjoyed the avalanche of ball in the Eagles forward 50, kicking six goals in his return match after missing the last three rounds with a knee injury.

Andrew Embley also starred, booting five goals as his side looked like it was going through a training drill at times.

The win advanced West Coast to the top of the table with Port Adelaide able to take back top spot with a win on Sunday against the Western Bulldogs at Telstra Dome.

The Eagles had winners all over the park while for the Blues, Andrew Mackay, Darren Hulme and Lance Whitnall did not stop trying

The signs were ominous for the Blues from the outset with the Eagles kicking the first four goals and an embarrassing clanger from ten-gamer Brad Fisher.

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