Artículo

Cats thump poor Bombers

20 julio 2012 14:40

Billed as a crunch game for the Cats as they came off a 31-point loss to the Magpies ahead of a tough run into September, Chris Scott's men turned back the clock with a classy display that was equal parts desperation, intense tackling and skill.

Opening with intent, Geelong found themselves 29 points ahead by midway through the first quarter, before Essendon rallied to kick five of the next seven goals and reduce the margin back to nine points.

But with Tom Hawkins booting two of his five goals for the night, the Cats soon found their scoring mojo again as they strung together six unanswered goals either side of half-time, laying the platform for the 20.14 (134) to 10.7 (67) victory.

The result consolidates Geelong's position in seventh place on the ladder with 40 points, two games clear of a chasing pack that includes St Kilda (eighth), North Melbourne (ninth) and Fremantle (10th).

But with a tough run home of their own and facing matches against Hawthorn and Adelaide in the next two rounds, the sixth-placed Bombers (44 points) may find themselves vulnerable, having lost four of their last seven matches.

Along with Hawkins, Mitch Duncan showed his class with 31 disposals and a goal, while Joel Corey (27) and Andrew Mackie (24) were influential, with Steve Johnson earning 22 touches and two goals before being subbed out late in the third quarter.

But while Geelong had a fairly even spread of contributors, the same could not be said for Essendon.

Although Jobe Watson managed 29 touches, his efficiency badly let him down at times, while Dyson Heppell (21), Dustin Fletcher (24) and Tom Bellchambers (three goals) gave their all under difficult circumstances.

Últimas noticias

20 de octubre 2018

 10:13
 09:00
 09:00
 08:30
 08:12
 08:03
 07:11
 06:33
 06:26
 05:12
 04:25
 03:48
 02:49
 02:47
 02:03
 01:34
 01:27
 01:26
 00:29
 00:29
 00:09

19 de octubre 2018

 23:57
 23:44
 23:30
 23:30
 23:16
 22:53
 22:44
 22:32
 21:57
 21:03
 20:12
 18:38
 18:38
 18:16
 18:14
 18:13
 17:56
 17:37
 17:33
 17:12
 16:54
 16:52
 16:33
 16:26
 16:22
 16:12
 15:57
 15:51
 15:42
 15:38
 15:29
 15:23
 15:15
 14:53
 14:43
 14:34
 14:26
 14:20
 13:52
 13:45
 13:43
 13:32
 13:20
 13:05
 12:58
 12:57
 12:30
 12:24
 11:51