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Geelong vs. Melbourne

Simonds Stadium
2012 AFL Premiership Season May 5, 2012
Geelong won by 43 points
Geelong Melbourne
 Goal Behinds Points Goal Behinds Points
Q13523   3018
Q291165   6137
Q31514104   10565
Q41717119   111076

History may not repeat, but Geelong will be eager to put away Melbourne once again as the two sides meet at Simonds Stadium. We’ll have live scores and updates from 1.45pm AEST.

You will recall that in the corresponding fixture last year, the Cats belted the Demons to the tune of 186 points.

It was the loss that led to Dean Bailey’s sacking.

New coach Mark Neeld has banned the Demons players from mentioning that catastrophic afternoon this week, but it’s an inevitable talking point.

Geelong are coming off a healthy 38-point win over the Brisbane Lions in terrible conditions.

Tom Hawkins continued his impressive start to the season by kicking six goals. He’s now three goals clear atop the Coleman Medal race.

James Kelly and impressive young forward Mitch Brown come into the side, but Mathew Stokes and Taylor Hunt are out.

Melbourne took a step forward last week in their 18-point loss to St Kilda last week, but they are still yet to get on the board in 2012.

Mark Jamar was commanding in the ruck – something he’s a good chance to do again today – while Jordie McKenzie and Tom McDonald performed well playing on Brendon Goddard and Nick Riewoldt respectively.

Importantly, the Dees have regained their most crucial forward and their most crucial defender in Mitch Clark and James Frawley. Jack Watts was a controversial omission.

It was a rough start for the Demons at the beginning of their 2012 campaign, but the signs of quiet progress we’ve seen the past two weeks make it difficult to suggest a repeat of last year’s game is on the cards.

Geelong, though, will be looking to continue playing themselves into form after a less-than-perfect start to their own campaign. It wasn’t until last weekend that they made it into the top eight.

You’d expect them to get over the line comfortably.

Live Score Updates

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Quarter 1
1' BEHIND - Rushed (Geelong)
3' BEHIND - James Kelly (Geelong)
4' BEHIND - Joel Corey (Geelong)
8' GOAL - Steve Johnson (Geelong)
13' BEHIND - Billie Smedts (Geelong)
14' GOAL - Nathan Jones (Melbourne)
15' BEHIND - Rushed (Geelong)
17' GOAL - Paul Chapman (Geelong)
23' GOAL - Mitchell Clark (Melbourne)
25' GOAL - Tom Hawkins (Geelong)
27' GOAL - Mitchell Clark (Melbourne)
Quarter 2
1' GOAL - Andrew Mackie (Geelong)
5' GOAL - Steve Johnson (Geelong)
8' BEHIND - Jeremy Howe (Melbourne)
8' BEHIND - Jesse Stringer (Geelong)
10' BEHIND - Allen Christensen (Geelong)
11' BEHIND - Shannon Byrnes (Geelong)
11' BEHIND - Rushed (Geelong)
12' BEHIND - Mitch Brown (Geelong)
14' GOAL - Mitchell Clark (Melbourne)
17' BEHIND - Steve Johnson (Geelong)
21' GOAL - Jimmy Bartel (Geelong)
24' GOAL - Jimmy Bartel (Geelong)
26' GOAL - James Podsiadly (Geelong)
27' GOAL - Nathan Jones (Melbourne)
30' GOAL - Aaron Davey (Melbourne)
31' GOAL - James Podsiadly (Geelong)
Quarter 3
2' BEHIND - Rushed (Melbourne)
5' GOAL - Matthew Bate (Melbourne)
7' BEHIND - Nathan Jones (Melbourne)
9' GOAL - Jeremy Howe (Melbourne)
13' GOAL - James Kelly (Geelong)
16' BEHIND - Cale Morton (Melbourne)
17' GOAL - Paul Chapman (Geelong)
19' GOAL - Paul Chapman (Geelong)
21' BEHIND - Tom Hawkins (Geelong)
21' GOAL - James Podsiadly (Geelong)
23' GOAL - Mitchell Clark (Melbourne)
24' GOAL - Jesse Stringer (Geelong)
28' GOAL - Lynden Dunn (Melbourne)
29' BEHIND - Mitch Duncan (Geelong)
30' BEHIND - Mitchell Clark (Melbourne)
30' BEHIND - Mitch Brown (Geelong)
30' GOAL - Andrew Mackie (Geelong)
Quarter 4
2' BEHIND - Cale Morton (Melbourne)
3' BEHIND - Steve Johnson (Geelong)
4' GOAL - Matthew Bate (Melbourne)
8' BEHIND - Tom Hawkins (Geelong)
12' BEHIND - Lynden Dunn (Melbourne)
15' GOAL - Steve Johnson (Geelong)
17' BEHIND - James Magner (Melbourne)
17' GOAL - Steven Motlop (Geelong)
21' BEHIND - Joel Corey (Geelong)
23' BEHIND - Jeremy Howe (Melbourne)
24' BEHIND - Mitchell Clark (Melbourne)

Michael DiFabrizio is based in Mildura, Victoria. He has been an expert columnist at The Roar since 2009, leading to appearances on ABC News 24 and in the Age. Follow Michael on Twitter @MichaelDiFab.