CATS' UNBEATEN HOME STREAK BROKEN
BY INSPIRED SWANS
By Ben Jensen twitter.com/thecattery GEELONG CATS V SYDNEY SWANS GEELONG lost to Sydney at home yesterday in the round's shock result. The Cats, behind pretty much all day, were there or thereabouts in the first quarter but kicked woeful, the Swans far more efficient and led by 2 points at quarter time. From there on however Geelong were outplayed all over the ground by Sydney, who did grieving co-Captain Jarrad McVeigh proud. The Geelong Advertiser jumped the gun with their '30 WINS AT HOME' poster (pictured right), which may or may not have provided additional incentive to the Swans. Geelong reject Shane Mumford dominated the ruck while fellow big Swan Adam Goodes showed why he is a dual Brownlow medallist. Skipper Cameron Ling kicked 3 goals as did Jimmy Bartel, but forwards James Podsiadly, Tom Hawkins, Matthew Stokes and Steve Johnson all miss-fired with just the one goal each to Stokes Johnson while Brad Ottens' goalkicking form also deserted him. The 13 point loss assures the Swans of a finals berth while the Cats are highly likely to remain in second spot and even if they slip to third, will face Hawthorn in the second qualifying final on either the Friday or Saturday night in week one of the AFL finals series.
3.1, 7.5, 10.9, 15.9 (99) DEFEATED
CROWD: 25,900 at Skilled Stadium, Geelong
AFL 2011, ROUND 23
GEELONG V SYDNEY
SATURDAY 27 AUGUST 2011 14:10 AEST