CATS GET OUT OF JAIL, TOP FOUR HOPES ALIVE
Ben Jensen 15 August 2016

AFL 2016 ROUND 21: RICHMOND TIGERS V GEELONG CATS GEELONG achieved something of a miracle yesterday, overcoming a 35-point three quarter time deficit having kicked just four goals to that point, booting six unanswered goals in the final quarter to pull off a two point win. As in in the corresponding fixture betweenthese two sides in 2014 the Cats kicked less goals than the Tigers but won anyway; the Tigers kicked the final goal of the match to setup a thrilling 40 seconds. The ball ended up inside Richmond's forward fifty but the Geelong defenders pounced to ensure a winning milestone match for Harry Taylor. Taylor, in his 200th game, booted the goal that put the Cats in front from a free kick in front of goal but unfamiliar territory for the Premiership winning defender.

While they won the match and broke into the top four courtesty of West Coast's last minute win over GWS Geelong's percentage actually took a tumble- it wasn't what the day was meant to be about but the Cats were lucly just to get the four points so can't complain about percentage. Next Sunday they face Brisbane in the same timeslot (3:20PM) at the Gabba, a more than winnable game but the round 23 match against the Demons at Simonds Stadium looms as a danger game. Indeed last season in Corey Enright's 300th match the Demons spoiled the party, plus they have the scalp of Hawthorn from last weekend. Lose either match and the Cats may struggle to hold the top four spot though GWS and West Coast have a tougher run home.

GEELONG: 2.2, 3.7, 4.13, 10.22 (82) DEFEATED
RICHMOND: 2.4, 7.4, 11.6, 12.6 (78)

GOALS
GEELONG: McCarthy 2, Menegola 2, Smith, J.Selwood, Caddy, Motlop, Taylor, Hawkins
RICHMOND: Lloyd 3, Rioli 2, Vickery 2, Edwards, Hampson, Lennon, Riewoldt, Grigg

BEST
GEELONG: J.Selwood, S.Selwood, Dangerfield, Guthrie, Menegola, McCarthy
RICHMOND: Rance, Martin, Lloyd, Houli, Grigg, Ellis, T.Hunt

CHANGES
GEELONG: Nil
RICHMOND: Nil

INJURIES
GEELONG: Cowan (cut head
RICHMOND: Hampson (cut head)

REPORTS: Nil

UMPIRES: Donlon, Hosking, O'Gorman

CROWD: 45,667 at MCG, Melbourne

 

TEAMS
GEELONG CATS
ESSENDON BOMBERS

IN: Lachie Henderson, Scott Selwood, Josh Caddy
OUT
: Lincoln McCarthy (Adductor), Jake Kolodjashnij (Managed), Tom Ruggles (Omitted)

IN: Jackson Merrett, James Kelly, Mitch Brown, Sam Grimley
OUT
: Orazio Fantasia (Rested), Sam Michael (Omitted), Kyle Langford (Omitted), Will Hams (Omitted)

B: Andrew Mackie, Harry Taylor, Corey Enright
HB: Jed Bews, Tom Lonergan, Lachie Henderson
C: Cameron Guthrie, Joel Selwood, Mark Blicavs
HF: Scott Selwood, Zac Smith, Steven Motlop
F: Jimmy Bartel, Tom Hawkins, Daniel Menzel
FOLL: Rhys Stanley, Patrick Dangerfield, Mitch Duncan
INT: Josh Caddy, Nakia Cockatoo, Josh Cowan, Sam Menegola
EMER: Shane Kersten, Darcy Lang, Tom Ruggles

B: Matt Dea, Michael Hartley, Anthony McDonald-Tipungwuti
HB: Martin Gleeson, Aaron Francis, Courtenay Dempsey
C: Zach Merrett, David Zaharakis, Jackson Merrett
HF: James Kelly, Patrick Ambrose, Mitch Brown
F: Jayden Laverde, Joe Daniher, Adam Cooney
FOLL: Matthew Leuenberger, Craig Bird, Brendon Goddard
INT: Darcy Parish, Conor McKenna, James Polkinghorne, Sam Grimley
EMER: Mason Redman, Kyle Langford, Will Hams

 

 

 

 

AFL 2016 ROUND 20

GEELONG CATS V ESSENDON BOMBERS

SUNDAY 7 AUGUST 2016 15:20 AEST

ETIHAD STADIUM

FULL MATCH INFO

VFL 2016 ROUND 18

GEELONG V FRANKSTON

SATURDAY 6 AUGUST 2016 11:30 AEST

SIMONDS STADIUM

FULL MATCH INFO

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