West Coast have broken through for their first win of the AFLW season, posting a pulsating one-point victory over Gold Coast in front of 1119 fans at Mineral Resources Park.
Remarkably, West Coast led 25-11 early in the third quarter despite the inside 50m count reading 22-5 in favour of Gold Coast.
The Eagles still led by eight points with just over two minutes remaining in Sunday’s match.
But in a thrilling finish, Suns forward Kalinda Howarth kicked truly to close the margin to two points, before a Jamie Stanton snap reduced the gap to one point after rolling just wide.
The Suns were handed a free kick 60m out from goal with more than a minute remaining when an Eagles runner got in the way of play, but West Coast bravely repelled the…