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  • Geelong Cats v Melbourne
  • Round 6 - 13:45 AEST, May 05, 2012
  • GMHBA Stadium
  • 16° Shower or two clearing.
6th
16th
  • Goals 17
  • Behinds 17
  • Total 119

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  • Goals 11
  • Behinds 10
  • Total 76

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Watch Steve Johnson's day out against the Demons

Match Videos

Geelong Cats

  • Q1
    3.5
    (23)
  • Q2
    9.11
    (65)
  • Q3
    15.14
    (104)
  • Q4
    17.17
    (119)
  • Q1
    3.0
    (18)
  • Q2
    6.1
    (37)
  • Q3
    10.5
    (65)
  • Q4
    11.10
    (76)

Melbourne

Stats

  • 456
  • 250
  • 206
  • 12
  • 39
  • 13
  • 26
  • 62
  • 18
  • 129
  • 63
  • 30
  • 0
  • Disposals
  • Kicks
  • Handballs
  • Free Kicks
  • Clearances
  • Centre
  • Stoppages
  • Inside 50
  • Marks in 50
  • Contested Possessions
  • Tackles
  • Hit-Outs
  • Interchanges
  • 325
  • 195
  • 130
  • 16
  • 33
  • 11
  • 22
  • 46
  • 10
  • 129
  • 56
  • 52
  • 0

Match  Feed

  • Q4 25:50

    The final siren sounds with the Cats running out 43 point victors against a much improved Demons outfit.

  • Q4 24:10

    BEHIND DEMONSClark takes a good strong mark 40 metres out, but his kick starts left and stays left.

  • Q4 22:30

    BEHIND DEMONSHowe marks with Guthrie running with the flight of the ball. Howe's kick is a let down and the Demons register another behind.

  • Q4 21:00

    Melbourne have come and played their hearts out, but Geelong will prove to be too good at home.

  • Q4 18:50

    GOAL CATSThe Cats surge forward once again where Motlop pounces on the loose ball and bends it back in a goal that raises the roof! Cats comfortably home here.

  • Q4 17:20

    BEHIND DEMONSMagner marks, but his kick from 50 is touched off the boot.

  • Q4 15:00

    GOAL CATSPodsiadly marks and quickly plays on to Johnson who marks. With his 34th possession Stevie J splits the big sticks. Cats back out to their 39 point lead.

  • Q4 10:00

    BEHIND DEMONSDunn tries to kick his second, but his shot can only make the goal umpire signal with just the one finger.

  • Q4 07:10

    BEHIND CATSFrom the bounce with his back to goal, Hawkins tries to kick it over his shoulder through mid air, but he misses to the right.

  • Q4 03:50

    GOAL DEMONSDunn kicks to Bate who runs in to kick the easiest of goals.

  • Q4 03:05

    BEHIND CATSJohnson marks 40 metres out, but his shot hits the post as well.

  • Q4 01:40

    BEHIND DEMONSMorton's kick from 45 metres bends back before it hits the bottom of the post.

  • Q4 00:01

    The final quarter is underway.

  • Q3 33:20

    Geelong lead by 39 points at three quarter time.

  • Q3 32:30

    GOAL CATSGolden rule number 54.32. When Mackie rushes out of defence you must man up on him. Melbourne fail to observe this rule and Mackie kicks another long goal!

  • Q3 30:20

    BEHIND DEMONSClark runs onto the loose ball and has more time than he realises. He rushes the kick and misses to the right.

  • Q3 29:30

    BEHIND CATSDuncan marks 35 metres out but his kick starts left and stays left.

  • Q3 28:40

    GOAL DEMONSDunn is pushed out and affords Geelong the ultimate punishment. One thinks they can take a lot more punishment given the size of their lead.

  • Q3 27:00

    GOAL CATSA good chain of handballs for the Cats is finished off by Stringer who kicks the goal. Geelong quickly get it back.

  • Q3 25:50

    GOAL DEMONSClark has been the shining light for the Demons this afternoon. He marks in the goal square and kicks another goal. That stems the flow by the Cats.

  • Q3 23:00

    The Cats are getting away now with the Demons badly needing a couple of goals.

  • Q3 22:00

    GOAL CATSGeelong kick their fourth in a row with Podsiadly getting in on the act. From the pocket he kicks a rolling, bouncing type ball that bounces in between the big sticks.

  • Q3 19:30

    BEHIND CATSHawkins tries to snap it out of the ruck, but he hooks it and it misses to the right.

  • Q3 17:00

    GOAL CATSGeelong have them at arms length now, with Chapman marking and kicking another. They lead by 31 points.

  • Q3 15:00

    GOAL CATSGood team goal for the Cats with Chapman finishing it off by marking in the square then playing on to kick the goal.

  • Q3 13:30

    BEHIND DEMONSMelbourne win the clearance with Morton bursting through. He runs to the 50 and kicks but misses to the left.

  • Q3 12:00

    GOAL CATSKelly goes with a long shot at goal from outside 50 and it's a team lifter. Geelong needed that one because Melbourne were coming.

  • Q3 09:50

    GOAL DEMONSHowe takes control of the contested situation and snaps over his shoulder for a goal. Melbourne are back in this.

  • Q3 08:00

    BEHIND DEMONSJones tries one from a difficult angle, but it proves to be too difficult.

  • Q3 05:30

    GOAL DEMONSMelbourne have the first goal of the third quarter with Bate marking and electing to shoot from distance. The distance was never a problem, nor the accuracy.

  • Q3 03:30

    BEHIND DEMONSThe long kick to Sellar does not come off with the ball coming off hands and through for a behind.

  • Q3 00:01

    The third quarter is underway.

  • Q2 30:55

    At halftime Geelong leads by 28 points after kicking 6 goals to 3 in the second quarter.

  • Q2 30:50

    GOAL CATSClark is harshly dealt with as the umpire pays Podsiadly a free kick for holding against him. Podsiadly goes back and kicks the goal with the siren sounding.

  • Q2 29:00

    GOAL DEMONSMelbourne have two in a row in a mini revival late in the quarter. Davey pounces on the loose ball. He has players inside but elects to take a risky shot and it pays off.

  • Q2 27:40

    GOAL DEMONSThe crowd have gone quiet with a Melbourne shot at goal. Must be a goal because you can hear a pin drop, or perhaps Nathan Jones celebrating his accurate kicking.

  • Q2 25:00

    GOAL CATSPodisadly has the ball well outside 50. He looks up, plays on and goes BANG! It's through post high and the Cats are on the prowl.

  • Q2 23:30

    GOAL CATSBartel, resting up forward, leads in front with plenty of room to run and takes the mark. He just manages to squeeze it through.

  • Q2 22:00

    Geelong seem to have all the mometum at the moment and look set to blow this game apart.

  • Q2 20:45

    GOAL CATSBartel is pushed in the marking contest and kicks the goal from the resulting free kick.

  • Q2 17:30

    BEHIND CATSGeelong having plenty of it inside 50 but their conversion rate is poor. Johnson takes possession well inside 50, but his kick is across the face.

  • Q2 15:00

    GOAL DEMONSIt's Geelong vs Mitch Clark! The ball is pumped into Melbourne's forward line. The crumbs spill to the front of the pack where Clark roves and kicks the goal. He has 3.

  • Q2 12:00

    BEHIND CATSAnother miss for the Cats and this time it's Brown who hurriedly kicks to the right of the target.

  • Q2 11:00

    BEHIND CATSByrnes this time tries to improve his team's goal kicking ratio, but he too misses to the right.

  • Q2 10:00

    BEHIND CATSThe ball is in dispute deep in Geelong's forward line. Christensen throws a boot at it but it bounces to the left.

  • Q2 08:00

    BEHIND CATSGeelong work it well from defence to attack before Stringer marks running with the ball. Stringer, yet to kick a career goal, doesn't change it with his kick going left.

  • Q2 06:45

    BEHIND DEMONSHowe flies like Superman and takes a good mark. His shot at goal disappoints and misses to the right.

  • Q2 05:10

    GOAL CATSStevie J runs to space to create the option and takes the mark. He decides to play on by taking a trademark sidestep and he kicks the goal.

  • Q2 01:45

    GOAL CATSThe Demons with a poor kick inside 50 allowing Scarlett to clear and set up a move which completes with Mackie's long, long goal. Cats in front by 11.

  • Q2 00:01

    The second quarter is underway.

  • Q1 29:20

    The siren sounds to end a scrappy first quarter with the Cats leading by 5 points.

  • Q1 28:00

    GOAL DEMONSClark is proving to be a focal target out forward. He marks well and kicks a very good goal as the crowd fail to show their appreciation.

  • Q1 24:10

    GOAL CATSGeelong run through the middle and kick to Hawkins who marks it deep out near the boundary. Hawkins' kick is a beauty!

  • Q1 23:30

    GOAL DEMONSMelbourne push forward with Clark running on to it and kicking a rover's goal.

  • Q1 19:00

    The Dees have done well to reign in the Cats with only a small deficit at this stage of proceedings.

  • Q1 15:40

    GOAL CATSHawkins marks on the 50 and kicks to Chapman 10 metres out. Chapman kicks the goal with the Cats leading by 11 points.

  • Q1 14:00

    GOAL DEMONSClarke soccers the ball off the ground inside where two Melbourneplayers can raffle it. Jones wins the raffle and kicks the goal.

  • Q1 12:40

    BEHIND CATSSmedts marks and runs inside 50. He takes a bounce and tries to bend it back, but it starts right and stays right.

  • Q1 09:15

    The good news for the Dees is that it took 8 minutes for the Cats to score their first goal.

  • Q1 08:00

    GOAL CATSChristensen goes long to the edge of the square where Johnson marks on hs chest. From 15 metres out he guides it around the post for a goal.

  • Q1 04:30

    BEHIND CATSCorey marks inside 50 once again, but the construction end is making things difficult for the Cats in front of goal as he misses to the right.

  • Q1 02:00

    BEHIND CATSKelly shoots from 20 metres out, but he misses to the right.

  • Q1 00:30

    BEHIND CATSHawkins marks inside 50 but his kick doesn't carry and it's punched through for a behind.

  • Q1 00:01

    We are off and underway in Geelong.

  • Q1 00:00

    The Demons have made the treck down the highway and they come to Geelong to take on the all conquering Cats.

Geelong Cats

Player K H D M HO FF FA T G B AF
1 Steve Johnson 19 17 36 10 0 0 1 7 3 2 166
2 Mitch Duncan 16 16 32 8 0 1 1 4 0 1 119
3 Paul Chapman 15 7 22 9 0 1 2 5 3 0 119
4 James Podsiadly 17 3 20 9 0 2 0 3 3 0 116
5 Corey Enright 15 18 33 6 0 1 0 3 0 0 112
6 Joel Corey 11 24 35 2 2 3 0 3 0 2 106
7 Steven Motlop 20 11 31 3 0 0 1 2 1 0 102
8 Tom J. Hawkins 14 3 17 10 7 1 0 0 1 2 94
9 Matthew Scarlett 15 6 21 8 0 0 1 3 0 0 90
10 James Kelly 15 10 25 3 0 0 1 3 1 1 90
11 Harry Taylor 9 16 25 7 0 1 0 2 0 0 89
12 Tom Gillies 11 8 19 8 0 0 1 3 0 0 82
13 Andrew Mackie 10 8 18 6 0 0 1 2 2 0 81
14 Jimmy Bartel 9 8 17 1 1 2 1 5 2 0 78
15 Allen Christensen 11 12 23 4 0 0 0 1 0 1 74
16 Shannon Byrnes 5 11 16 4 0 0 0 6 0 1 74
17 Josh Hunt 13 6 19 4 0 0 1 3 0 0 72
18 Jesse Stringer 8 10 18 3 0 0 2 4 1 1 70
19 Mitch W. Brown 6 3 9 3 0 0 0 3 0 2 47
20 Billie Smedts 8 3 11 5 0 0 0 0 0 1 46
21 Trent West 2 4 6 1 20 0 2 1 0 0 35
22 Cameron Guthrie 1 2 3 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 10

Melbourne

Player K H D M HO FF FA T G B AF
1 Mitch Clark 16 5 21 8 2 1 1 1 4 2 112
2 Nathan Jones 16 4 20 5 0 2 0 4 2 1 102
3 James Frawley 17 2 19 7 3 0 0 4 0 0 95
4 Colin Garland 12 4 16 7 0 1 0 6 0 0 90
5 Clint Bartram 9 8 17 5 0 2 1 6 0 0 81
6 Mark Jamar 3 7 10 4 40 1 0 1 0 0 80
7 Jack Grimes 12 13 25 4 0 0 0 1 0 0 78
8 Jack Trengove 7 14 21 6 0 0 0 2 0 0 75
9 Jeremy Howe 10 7 17 6 0 1 0 1 1 2 75
10 Cale Morton 10 10 20 2 1 2 0 3 0 2 73
11 James Magner 7 6 13 5 0 1 0 4 0 1 66
12 Luke Tapscott 9 5 14 4 0 0 0 3 0 0 61
13 Brent Moloney 10 8 18 2 0 2 2 3 0 0 60
14 Tom McDonald 12 4 16 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 59
15 Matthew Bate 6 5 11 4 1 0 1 2 2 0 58
16 Jordie McKenzie 6 7 13 0 0 1 2 7 0 0 55
17 Aaron Davey 7 4 11 1 0 0 1 3 1 0 47
18 Jared Rivers 6 7 13 3 0 0 1 1 0 0 42
19 Colin Sylvia 8 5 13 2 0 0 2 1 0 0 38
20 Lynden Dunn 5 0 5 0 0 2 0 1 1 1 28
21 James Sellar 4 1 5 0 5 0 0 1 0 0 23
22 Rohan Bail 3 4 7 1 0 0 1 1 0 0 21

Geelong Cats

Player No. K H D CP UP DE% CLG M CM M50 HO CLR CC ST R50 FF FA T 1PC Bo i50 G B GA G% TG% AF
1 Steve Johnson 20 19 17 36 11 23 75 3 10 2 4 0 4 2 2 2 0 1 7 2 0 6 3 2 2 50 90 166
2 Mitch Duncan 22 16 16 32 10 20 81 1 8 3 1 0 1 0 1 1 1 1 4 0 0 5 0 1 1 0 83 119
3 Paul Chapman 35 15 7 22 5 17 86 2 9 0 3 0 3 1 2 1 1 2 5 0 0 4 3 0 1 100 88 119
4 James Podsiadly 31 17 3 20 8 12 85 1 9 2 1 0 1 0 1 0 2 0 3 3 0 6 3 0 2 100 96 116
5 Corey Enright 44 15 18 33 8 21 84 3 6 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 1 0 3 5 0 1 0 0 0 0 90 112
6 Joel Corey 11 11 24 35 16 17 74 2 2 0 1 2 8 3 5 0 3 0 3 3 1 2 0 2 1 0 84 106
7 Steven Motlop 32 20 11 31 8 17 83 5 3 0 0 0 1 0 1 2 0 1 2 3 3 7 1 0 1 50 89 102
8 Tom J. Hawkins 26 14 3 17 5 12 70 1 10 0 4 7 3 1 2 0 1 0 0 2 0 5 1 2 1 20 86 94
9 Matthew Scarlett 30 15 6 21 4 15 100 1 8 2 0 0 0 0 0 5 0 1 3 6 1 0 0 0 1 0 98 90
10 James Kelly 9 15 10 25 4 17 88 1 3 0 0 0 6 2 4 0 0 1 3 1 0 2 1 1 0 50 78 90
11 Harry Taylor 7 9 16 25 7 18 92 1 7 0 0 0 2 0 2 2 1 0 2 6 0 1 0 0 0 0 92 89
12 Tom Gillies 25 11 8 19 6 14 84 2 8 1 0 0 0 0 0 6 0 1 3 1 1 2 0 0 0 0 95 82
13 Andrew Mackie 4 10 8 18 5 13 83 2 6 1 0 0 1 0 1 3 0 1 2 6 0 2 2 0 0 100 88 81
14 Jimmy Bartel 3 9 8 17 8 9 76 3 1 0 1 1 2 0 2 1 2 1 5 0 0 3 2 0 0 100 62 78
15 Allen Christensen 28 11 12 23 5 16 78 0 4 1 1 0 2 1 1 2 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 78 74
16 Shannon Byrnes 17 5 11 16 4 12 87 0 4 0 0 0 3 2 1 0 0 0 6 1 0 4 0 1 1 0 78 74
17 Josh Hunt 8 13 6 19 3 15 84 3 4 0 0 0 1 0 1 3 0 1 3 4 0 4 0 0 0 0 83 72
18 Jesse Stringer 41 8 10 18 5 14 77 3 3 0 1 0 1 1 0 1 0 2 4 2 0 2 1 1 0 50 73 70
19 Mitch W. Brown 1 6 3 9 2 7 66 0 3 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 3 1 0 2 1 0 85 47
20 Billie Smedts 2 8 3 11 3 8 72 1 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 3 0 1 0 0 76 46
21 Trent West 12 2 4 6 1 5 66 2 1 0 0 20 0 0 0 1 0 2 1 6 0 1 0 0 0 0 79 35
22 Cameron Guthrie 29 1 2 3 1 2 100 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 31 10

Melbourne

Player No. K H D CP UP DE% CLG M CM M50 HO CLR CC ST R50 FF FA T 1PC Bo i50 G B GA G% TG% AF
1 Mitch Clark 11 16 5 21 14 7 61 2 8 6 3 2 1 0 1 0 1 1 1 3 0 3 4 2 1 66 93 112
2 Nathan Jones 2 16 4 20 4 14 75 1 5 0 1 0 3 1 2 1 2 0 4 0 1 1 2 1 0 66 84 102
3 James Frawley 8 17 2 19 5 12 84 0 7 1 0 3 0 0 0 7 0 0 4 5 0 1 0 0 0 0 97 95
4 Colin Garland 20 12 4 16 6 7 75 1 7 2 0 0 1 0 1 1 1 0 6 3 0 4 0 0 1 0 98 90
5 Clint Bartram 3 9 8 17 11 7 64 4 5 1 0 0 1 1 0 3 2 1 6 4 0 1 0 0 1 0 91 81
6 Mark Jamar 40 3 7 10 4 5 70 1 4 2 0 40 2 0 2 1 1 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 82 80
7 Jack Grimes 16 12 13 25 8 13 76 1 4 0 0 0 4 1 3 2 0 0 1 2 0 2 0 0 0 0 80 78
8 Jack Trengove 9 7 14 21 4 17 81 0 6 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 69 75
9 Jeremy Howe 38 10 7 17 10 8 64 1 6 3 2 0 2 0 2 2 1 0 1 1 0 1 1 2 0 33 86 75
10 Cale Morton 10 10 10 20 7 15 75 1 2 0 0 1 4 2 2 2 2 0 3 3 0 4 0 2 0 0 84 73
11 James Magner 49 7 6 13 5 8 84 0 5 0 1 0 1 1 0 0 1 0 4 0 0 2 0 1 1 0 90 66
12 Luke Tapscott 35 9 5 14 2 11 71 2 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 3 1 0 2 0 0 0 0 56 61
13 Brent Moloney 22 10 8 18 12 6 88 3 2 0 0 0 10 3 7 3 2 2 3 0 0 5 0 0 0 0 73 60
14 Tom McDonald 25 12 4 16 5 9 81 2 5 3 0 0 1 1 0 6 0 0 0 6 0 1 0 0 0 0 98 59
15 Matthew Bate 6 6 5 11 4 7 81 1 4 0 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 2 5 0 2 2 0 0 100 73 58
16 Jordie McKenzie 13 6 7 13 5 8 69 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 2 7 2 0 2 0 0 0 0 86 55
17 Aaron Davey 36 7 4 11 5 7 90 2 1 0 1 0 1 1 0 1 0 1 3 1 0 2 1 0 1 100 83 47
18 Jared Rivers 27 6 7 13 5 8 92 1 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 1 1 7 0 3 0 0 0 0 97 42
19 Colin Sylvia 12 8 5 13 5 8 46 3 2 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 2 1 2 0 5 0 0 0 0 82 38
20 Lynden Dunn 14 5 0 5 3 2 60 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 1 2 0 2 1 1 1 50 29 28
21 James Sellar 30 4 1 5 3 0 60 2 0 0 0 5 0 0 0 2 0 0 1 2 0 2 0 0 0 0 84 23
22 Rohan Bail 44 3 4 7 2 4 71 1 1 0 0 0 1 0 1 2 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 85 21

Team Lineups

Geelong Cats

B

  • Matthew Scarlett,
  • Harry Taylor,
  • Josh Hunt

HB

  • Corey Enright,
  • Tom Gillies,
  • Andrew Mackie

C

  • James Kelly,
  • Allen Christensen,
  • Joel Corey

HF

  • Mitch Duncan,
  • James Podsiadly,
  • Steven Motlop

F

  • Steve Johnson,
  • Tom Hawkins,
  • Mitch Brown

Fol

  • Trent West,
  • Jimmy Bartel,
  • Paul Chapman

I/C

  • Billie Smedts,
  • Shannon Byrnes,
  • Jesse Stringer

Sub

  • Cameron Guthrie

No Late Change

In

  • Tom Gillies,
  • James Kelly,
  • Mitch Brown,
  • Shannon Byrnes

Out

  • Joel Selwood (Omitted),
  • Taylor Hunt (Soreness),
  • Tom Lonergan (Omitted),
  • Mathew Stokes (Ankle)

Melbourne

B

  • James Frawley,
  • Jared Rivers,
  • Clint Bartram

HB

  • Tom McDonald,
  • Colin Garland,
  • Luke Tapscott

C

  • Cale Morton,
  • Brent Moloney,
  • Rohan Bail

HF

  • Nathan Jones,
  • James Sellar,
  • Jeremy Howe

F

  • Colin Sylvia,
  • Mitch Clark,
  • Aaron Davey

Fol

  • Mark Jamar,
  • James Magner,
  • Jordie McKenzie

I/C

  • Matthew Bate,
  • Jack Trengove,
  • Jack Grimes

Sub

  • Lynden Dunn

No Late Change

In

  • James Frawley,
  • Mitch Clark

Out

  • Joel MacDonald (Omitted),
  • Jack Watts (Omitted)

Milestones:

  • Jared Rivers  - Played 150th game

Last updated: 4:51pm Wednesday, October 10, 2012