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Eagles ready to tackle Royals

The WAFL Eagles are looking to bounce back from a heavy loss to South Fremantle

West Coast’s WAFL side will be looking to bounce back when they go to war with East Perth at Leederville Oval on Thursday night.

Following their disappointing 59-point round five loss to South Fremantle, West Coast will be keen to get their season back on track by recording a win over their former WAFL affiliates.

The Eagles currently sit sixth on the ladder with a 2-3 record and a percentage of 78.6.  

East Perth have had a tough start to the season, sitting ninth on the ladder with a 1-4 record and a percentage of just 51.2.

They have struggled to hit the scoreboard this season, sitting last in points for (236) and second in points against (461).

Their average losing margin for season 2019 is 58.25 points per game.

Royals’ midfield duo Jackson Ramsay (28.6 disposals) and Rohan Kerr (27.2) have both had strong starts to the season, featuring in the league’s top 10 for disposals.

Brendon Ah Chee will be a key talking point at East Perth headquarters this week, with the athletic midfielder recording a season-high 32 disposals against the Bulldogs a fortnight ago.

Thursday night looms as the perfect opportunity for the Eagles to regain some form and jump back into finals contention.

A win against the Royals would keep the Eagles in touch with the top-five and heap some pressure on Claremont and Peel, who are both sitting on 12 points.

Bouncedown is 7.10pm at Leederville Oval.