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Geelong Cats vs North Melbourne Kangaroos: AFL live scores, blog

9th June, 2018

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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
When: 1:45pm (AEST)
Where: GMHBA Stadium, Geelong
TV: Fox Footy
Betting: Geelong Cats $1.46, North Melbourne Kangaroos $2.75

B Aaron Black, Jake Kolodjashnij, Jed Bews
HB Tom Stewart, Mark Blicavs, Zach Tuohy
C Mitch Duncan, Joel Selwood, Jordan Cunico
HF Tim Kelly, Wylie Buzza, Sam Menegola
F Brandan Parfitt, Tom Hawkins, Jamaine Jones
FOL Rhys Stanley, Patrick Dangerfield, Gary Ablett

B Marley Williams, Robbie Tarrant, Majak Daw
HB Sam Wright, Scott D. Thompson, Jamie Macmillan
C Trent Dumont, Ben Jacobs, Luke McDonald
HF Kayne Turner, Mason Wood, Shaun Atley
F Jy Simpkin, Ben Brown, Jack Ziebell
FOL Todd Goldstein, Ben Cunnington, Shaun Higgins
I/C Paul Ahern, Billy Hartung, Tom Murphy, Cameron Zurhaar
EMG Ryan Clarke, Alex Morgan, Ben McKay, Will Walker
Gary Ablett will spend more time up forward for the Cats in 2019. (Photo by Adam Trafford/AFL Media/Getty Images)
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9th June, 2018
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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.

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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