FIRST GAME AT NEW LOOK STADIUM A HAPPY ONE FOR CATS, SNAP LOSING STREAK
Ben Jensen 19 May 2017

AFL ROUND 9 2016: GEELONG CATS V WESTERN BULLDOGS GEELONG were well and truly tested by the Western Bulldogs tonight in their first match at the new-look Kardinia Park, trailing at quarter time and three quarter time but running out winners by 23 points. Many players had their best games of the season including Harry Taylor, Zac Smith and our favourite, Zach Tuohy. 30,275 packed into the ground with a new Brownlow Stand, many more than the 24,331 who attended last season. Geelong started off pretty well but the Bulldogs were that little bit better, outscoring the Cats 4.3 to 3.0 in the first quarter to lead by 9 points at the first break. The second quarter saw the Cats simply blow the Bulldogs away by holding the Dogs goalless, kicking five goals and five behinds. Harry Taylor who had only kicked two goals all season bagged three while Tuohy had a great quarter setting up several and kicking one himself from outside fifty. The streak looked to continue as the Cats booted the first goal of the third term but from then on the Dogs kicked six unanswered goals to lead by 9 points at three quarter time.

The final quarter started the best way it could for the Cats who got a goal from Joel Selwood who received a free kick in the centre square followed by a fifty metre penalty against Travis Cloke, putting the Cats within one kick. Brother Scott kicked his first for the Cats a few minutes later from a reasonably tough angle, the game looking Geelong's by now. Taylor and Dan Menzel added goals before the Bulldogs kicked two in succession, their only of the quarter, to trim the lead back to within two kicks. But the Cats didn't look back from there, Taylor kicking his fifth, Menzel his second and Dangerfield his fourth, the Cats 23 points in front when the final siren sounded. The VFL side play Footscray at Whitten Oval tomorrow afternoon while the women's side has a week off with no VFLW matches on. Finally a very happy birthday to a big fan of ours, young Anthony, who hopefully watched this match from his home in Dubai.

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GEELONG: 3.0, 8.5, 9.5, 16.8 (104) DEFEATED
WESTERN BULLDOGS: 4.3, 4.3, 10.8, 12.9 (81)

GOALS
GEELONG: Taylor 5, Dangerfield 4, Menzel 2, Blicavs, Tuohy, Hawkins, J.Selwood, S.Selwood
WESTERN BULLDOGS: Smith 2, Redpath 2, Wallis 2, Dickson 2, Boyd 2, Webb, Cloke

BEST
GEELONG: J.Selwood, Duncan, Dangerfield, S.Selwood, Stewart, Taylor
WESTERN BULLDOGS: Wallis, Daniel, Jong, Murphy, Macrae, Dale

CHANGES
GEELONG: Jordan Murdoch replaced Cam Guthrie (illness)
WESTERN BULLDOGS: Nil

INJURIES
GEELONG: Cockatoo (hamstring), Motlop (finger)
WESTERN BULLDOGS: Easton Wood (shoulder)

REPORTS: Nil

UMPIRES: Jeffery, McInerney, Williamson

CROWD: 30,275 at Simonds Stadium, Kardinia Park / Geelong

GEELONG CATS
WESTERN BULLDOGS

IN: Lachie Henderson, Scott Selwood
OUT: Rhys Stanley (knee), George Horlin-Smith (omitted)

IN: Dale Morris, Robert Murphy, Travis Cloke, Mitch Wallis, Tory Dickson
OUT: Tom Liberatore (omitted), Zaine Cordy (omitted), Fletcher Roberts (omitted), Toby McLean (omitted), Matthew Boyd (shoulder)

B: Tom Stewart, Tom Lonergan, Zach Tuohy
HB:
Jake Kolodjashnij, Lachie Henderson, Andrew Mackie
C:
Mark Blicavs, Joel Selwood, Cameron Guthrie
HF:
James Parsons, Harry Taylor, Steven Motlop
F:
Daniel Menzel, Tom Hawkins, Nakia Cockatoo
FOLL:
Zac Smith, Patrick Dangerfield, Scott Selwood
INT:
Jed Bews, Mitch Duncan, Sam Menegola, Mark O'Connor
EMER:
George Horlin-Smith, Jordan Murdoch, Tom Ruggles

B: Dale Morris, Marcus Adams, Jason Johannisen
HB:
Robert Murphy, Easton Wood, Bailey Williams
C:
Lachie Hunter, Luke Dahlhaus, Jack Macrae
HF:
Caleb Daniel, Travis Cloke, Clay Smith
F:
Lin Jong, Jack Redpath, Liam Picken
FOLL:
Tom Boyd, Marcus Bontempelli, Mitch Wallis
INT:
Matthew Suckling, Lukas Webb, Tory Dickson, Bailey Dale
EMER:
Toby McLean, Fletcher Roberts, Jordan Roughead

 

 

 

AFL 2017 - ROUND 9

GEELONG CATS V WESTERN BULLDOGS

FRIDAY 19 MAY 2017, 19:50 AEST

SIMONDS STADIUM

MATCH DETAILS INCLUDING TEAMS

VFL 2017 - ROUND 6

FOOTSCRAY BULLDOGS V GEELONG CATS

SATURDAY 13 MAY 2017, 14:10 AEST

WHITTEN OVAL

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