WEST Coast moved to the top of the ladder with a gritty 10-point win over Carlton at Subiaco Oval on Thursday evening.
The Eagles claimed a 9-2 return from their 11 matches with the 10.19 (79) to 10.9 (69) triumph over the Blues, having trailed by three points at the final change.
The hosts were wayward on goal, with 19 behinds from their scoring shots, but Jack Darling proved a valuable contributor with three majors, two of which came in the fourth quarter.
Lachie Henderson and Matthew Kreuzer managed doubles for the Blues, who now hold a 6-6 record from their 12 appearances.
The Eagles' Eric Mackenzie says the home side refused to panic when the Blues entered the final quarter in front. R
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