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Harley Reid’s masterclass leads Eagles to thrilling victory

Harley Reid Performance - West Coast Eagles winning against Richmond Tigers

Harley Reid’s brilliance leads the West Coast Eagles to a long-awaited victory.

Fans of the West Coast Eagles were overjoyed as their rising star Harley Reid orchestrated a win, against Richmond Tigers on Sunday in round 5 of the 2024 AFL Premiership.

With the leading AFL bookmakers offering punters $3.30 for the Eagles to secure their first victory in 239 days and to break the narrative of their struggles.

Reid, the number one draft pick, displayed his skills, captivating fans with his agility and clever moves.

In a moment during the second quarter, he skillfully navigated through Richmond’s defence, leaving star ruckman Toby Nankervis behind before assisting in another goal for the West Coast Eagles.

The 18-year-old’s unwavering determination had opponents chasing shadows as he effortlessly escaped tackles, including one from Dustin Martin.

The sight of Reid’s dominance quickly went viral on social media, capturing the admiration of football enthusiasts.

“It’s all about Harley Reid now,” proclaimed 3AW Football, echoing the praise for this talented young player.

Reids impressive stats of 27 disposals seven clearances and a goal were backed by performances from his teammates.

Tim Kelly led with 29 disposals, while Elliot Yeo showcased a display with 27 possessions, 15 clearances, and two goals.

Jake Waterman stood out as the go-to scorer for the Eagles, grabbing 12 marks and scoring six goals.

Their combined teamwork led to a 16.13 (109) to 10.10 (70) win.

This victory moves the Eagles up to 16th place on the rankings, with Hawthorn and North Melbourne being the only winless teams in 2024.

The Eagles are gearing up to take on the 7th-place Fremantle Dockers in round 6, with the bookmakers offering $6 for West Coast to claim their second win in the Western Derby showdown.

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