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    Geelong Cats vs. North Melbourne

    GMHBA Stadium
    AFL Home and Away June 9, 2018
    Geelong Cats 96, North Melbourne 59
    Geelong Cats North Melbourne
     G B Pts G B Pts
    Q14428   1612
    Q26743   2618
    Q39862   6844
    Q4141296   81159

    Match result:

    Gary Ablett wound back the clock on Saturday at the AFL venue where he regularly produced command performances earlier in his career, inspiring Geelong to a 37-point victory over North Melbourne.

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    Final score
    Geelong Cats 14.12.96
    North Melbourne Kangaroos 8.11.59

    Match preview:

    The Geelong Cats welcome the North Melbourne Kangaroos to GMHBA Stadium in a game that should be a cracker. Join The Roar for live scores and a blog of the match from 1:45pm (AEST).

    Geelong gave the Gold Coast a hiding last week at Metricon Stadium. The Cats never let the Suns get near them, and it was a percentage-boosting.

    Gary Ablett was the star of the show against his former side, kicking three goals alongside 37 disposals. Tom Hawkins also proved to be a solid contributor, bagging three majors.

    With five games left at GMHBA Stadium, the Cats will be looking to consolidate a top-four finish.

    In team news, Geelong are unchanged for the first time this season.

    As for North Melbourne, it was another convincing performance from Brad Scott’s men against the Brisbane Lions last weekend.

    Jack Ziebell’s move forward has proven positive, as he kicked three goals. After that, there were plenty of contributors when it came to goals also. Shaun Higgins was the most impressive, gaining 38 disposals and using the ball to great effect.

    It really has been a surreal start to the season for North, and there’s absolutely no reason why they cannot play finals this season.

    In team news, Jed Anderson has been ruled out with a hamstring injury, with Cameron Zurhaar his replacement.

    Prediction
    How the Kangaroos deal with the Geelong midfield of Patrick Dangerfield, Gary Ablett and Joel Selwood will have a major factor if they are to push or beat the Cats.

    However, the home-ground advantage should be the difference between the two sides.

    Geelong by 19.

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    Events
    Quarter 1
    2' BEHIND - Rushed (Geelong Cats)
    4' BEHIND - Shaun Higgins (North Melbourne)
    9' BEHIND - James Parsons (Geelong Cats)
    12' GOAL - Shaun Higgins (North Melbourne)
    13' BEHIND - Rushed (North Melbourne)
    14' BEHIND - Kayne Turner (North Melbourne)
    15' GOAL - James Parsons (Geelong Cats)
    18' BEHIND - Shaun Higgins (North Melbourne)
    19' BEHIND - Jed Bews (Geelong Cats)
    19' GOAL - Mitch Duncan (Geelong Cats)
    21' GOAL - Wylie Buzza (Geelong Cats)
    23' BEHIND - Mason Wood (North Melbourne)
    25' GOAL - Patrick Dangerfield (Geelong Cats)
    28' BEHIND - Sam Menegola (Geelong Cats)
    30' BEHIND - Mason Wood (North Melbourne)
    Quarter 2
    1' GOAL - Kayne Turner (North Melbourne)
    3' BEHIND - Patrick Dangerfield (Geelong Cats)
    7' BEHIND - Patrick Dangerfield (Geelong Cats)
    13' GOAL - Tom Hawkins (Geelong Cats)
    16' BEHIND - Rushed (Geelong Cats)
    22' GOAL - Patrick Dangerfield (Geelong Cats)
    Quarter 3
    1' GOAL - Mason Wood (North Melbourne)
    3' GOAL - Jamaine Jones (Geelong Cats)
    7' GOAL - Jack Ziebell (North Melbourne)
    11' GOAL - Tom Hawkins (Geelong Cats)
    14' GOAL - Zach Tuohy (Geelong Cats)
    16' BEHIND - Ben Cunnington (North Melbourne)
    19' GOAL - Trent Dumont (North Melbourne)
    22' BEHIND - Mason Wood (North Melbourne)
    24' GOAL - Ben Cunnington (North Melbourne)
    31' BEHIND - Tom Hawkins (Geelong Cats)
    Quarter 4
    1' BEHIND - Trent Dumont (North Melbourne)
    2' BEHIND - Luke McDonald (North Melbourne)
    4' GOAL - Todd Goldstein (North Melbourne)
    5' GOAL - Jordan Cunico (Geelong Cats)
    7' BEHIND - Jordan Cunico (Geelong Cats)
    8' BEHIND - Joel Selwood (Geelong Cats)
    8' BEHIND - Gary Ablett (Geelong Cats)
    10' GOAL - Tom Hawkins (Geelong Cats)
    11' GOAL - Tim Kelly (Geelong Cats)
    13' GOAL - Gary Ablett (Geelong Cats)
    15' GOAL - Jed Bews (Geelong Cats)
    19' BEHIND - Tim Kelly (Geelong Cats)
    27' GOAL - Shaun Higgins (North Melbourne)
    28' BEHIND - Jack Ziebell (North Melbourne)
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    • 5:40pm
      Doctor Rotcod said | 5:40pm | ! Report

      Thanks for the blog,Lachlan, no FTA here of the game. Were the Cats just that much better or did the Roos’ early misses cost them too much in playing catch up?

      • 6:15pm
        Joe said | 6:15pm | ! Report

        Geelong ended up with more behinds anyway, both sides missed plenty.

    • Roar Rookie

      4:19pm
      Mattician6x6 said | 4:19pm | ! Report

      Geelong need to take this to MCG next week

    • Roar Guru

      4:18pm
      Lachlan Ballingall said | 4:18pm | ! Report

      Cheers for joining me today everyone. I hope you enjoyed the call!

    • Roar Guru

      4:17pm
      Lachlan Ballingall said | 4:17pm | ! Report

      How impressive was that 10 minute patch from Geelong in the final quarter Roarers?

    • Roar Guru

      4:17pm
      Lachlan Ballingall said | 4:17pm | ! Report

      Full Time
      Geelong too strong come the final quarter. They ran away with it in the end and get a big four points. North were brave and looked as if they might just steal the game from the Cats early in the fourth quarter, but they just weren’t polished enough all day going inside 50. Gary Ablett was best on with 34 disposals and kicked a goal.

      Geelong Cats : 14.12 (96)
      North Melbourne Kangaroos : 8.11 (59)

    • Roar Guru

      4:14pm
      Lachlan Ballingall said | 4:14pm | ! Report

      Behind
      00.13 – Minor for North.

      Geelong Cats : 14.12 (96)
      North Melbourne Kangaroos : 8.11 (59)

    • Roar Guru

      4:12pm
      Lachlan Ballingall said | 4:12pm | ! Report

      Goal
      01.04 – Higgins gets another for the day on the snap.

      Geelong Cats : 14.12 (96)
      North Melbourne Kangaroos : 8.10 (58)

    • Roar Guru

      4:04pm
      Lachlan Ballingall said | 4:04pm | ! Report

      Behind
      08.37 – Floodgates open up and Kelly marks inside 50. He goes back and misses.

      Geelong Cats : 14.12 (96)
      North Melbourne Kangaroos : 7.10 (52)

    • 4:02pm
      Swannies said | 4:02pm | ! Report

      Predictable result. North are not a top 8 side and have been favoured by a good draw and nil injuries.

      • 5:34pm
        Doctor Rotcod said | 5:34pm | ! Report

        Predictable twaddle from you. Check out their injury list and RB’s statistical analysis of every team thus far,if you can be bothered

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