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  • Western Bulldogs v Geelong Cats
  • Round 9 - 19:50 AEST, May 25, 2012
  • Marvel Stadium
  • 10° Rain easing. Windy.
15th
6th
  • Goals 11
  • Behinds 9
  • Total 75

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  • Goals 14
  • Behinds 11
  • Total 95

Stevie J's record haul

Mercurial Cat collects a career-high 36 touches

Match Videos

Western Bulldogs

  • Q1
    1.1
    (7)
  • Q2
    6.2
    (38)
  • Q3
    8.5
    (53)
  • Q4
    11.9
    (75)
  • Q1
    3.5
    (23)
  • Q2
    6.9
    (45)
  • Q3
    9.9
    (63)
  • Q4
    14.11
    (95)

Geelong Cats

Stats

  • 370
  • 197
  • 173
  • 16
  • 45
  • 16
  • 29
  • 48
  • 11
  • 148
  • 60
  • 38
  • 0
  • Disposals
  • Kicks
  • Handballs
  • Free Kicks
  • Clearances
  • Centre
  • Stoppages
  • Inside 50
  • Marks in 50
  • Contested Possessions
  • Tackles
  • Hit-Outs
  • Interchanges
  • 362
  • 226
  • 136
  • 13
  • 29
  • 9
  • 20
  • 48
  • 8
  • 130
  • 66
  • 44
  • 0

Match  Feed

  • Q4 32:40

    The final siren sounds with Geelong defeating the Western Bulldogs by 20 points. It wasn't a convincing victory but Geelong did all they had to do to take the four points.

  • Q4 30:50

    That's all she wrote. Geelong will win this match with it's current lead unbeatable with the time remaining.

  • Q4 28:30

    GOAL CATSHawkins doubles back after not being able to take the mark. He handballs over to Podsiadly who runs in and grubbers the kick through.

  • Q4 27:30

    Geelong look to have the Bulldogs in hand with a 14 point lead. The Cats look to have held out the Dogs.

  • Q4 24:30

    BEHIND CATSStokes marks 40 metres out, but his shot starts left and stays left.

  • Q4 23:10

    BEHIND BULLDOGSJones from the pocket tries to lift the Bulldogs, but his shot also hits the post.

  • Q4 22:00

    BEHIND BULLDOGSThe Bulldogs just won't give up. Skinner runs inside 50, but his snap hits the post.

  • Q4 21:00

    GOAL CATSJohnson's centre sees Hawkins tap it on to the path of Bartel who kicks the goal. Geelong have answered the question and lead by 15 points.

  • Q4 19:00

    GOAL CATSHow does Motlop find himself alone in the goal square so regularly? All alone he gets it over the top for another easy goal.

  • Q4 17:00

    Bulldogs are a real chance to win this.

  • Q4 16:00

    GOAL BULLDOGSSkinner with a prayer of a kick. It goes 50 metres high and 30 metres in forward. It has a tricky bounce and it clears the pack in the square for a goal.

  • Q4 14:30

    GOAL BULLDOGSAnything Giansiracusa can do, so can Higgins! Corey with a wild handball out doesn't come off. Higgins runs in and kicks it for the Bulldogs. He also has 3.

  • Q4 13:00

    GOAL BULLDOGSDahlhaus with a brilliant tackle in the middle causing the spillage. Skinner gets it on to Giansiracusa who finishes it off. He has 3.

  • Q4 11:30

    GOAL CATSStokes grubbers the ball through for Motlop to run onto it and slam it home. Cats out to a 21 point lead.

  • Q4 09:30

    BEHIND CATSChapman cops one high and wins the free kick. From 45 metres out he hits the post.

  • Q4 05:30

    GOAL CATSJosh Hunt kicks long through the middle towards Hawkins who brings it down, shakes off his opponent, steadies and kicks it. What a goal, what a time!

  • Q4 03:00

    BEHIND BULLDOGSRoughead wins another free kick and this time he sends a more difficult attempt across the face.

  • Q4 01:45

    BEHIND BULLDOGSRoughead is held by Lonergan and wins the free kick. From 30 metres out hs misses to the left.

  • Q4 00:30

    Both subs are on the ground with Skinner coming on for Veszpremi and Simpkin coming on for West.

  • Q4 00:01

    The final quarter is underway.

  • Q3 26:10

    A short quarter with only five goals kicked. At three quarter time it's Geelong who lead by 10 points and we are set up for a big finish with the Bulldogs threatening to cause the upset.

  • Q3 24:00

    BEHIND BULLDOGSJones flies and takes a spectacular mark. His kicking for goal is dubious and on this occasion he lives up to the reputation by missing from 25 metres out.

  • Q3 20:10

    GOAL CATSHawkins leads hard and marks it out in front. From 40 metres out it looks good off the boot. The all clear is given and the Cats extend out to an 11 point margin.

  • Q3 18:50

    BEHIND BULLDOGSDickson marks in the pocket. He bananas the kick with a desperate Geelong defence diving to rush it through.

  • Q3 15:30

    GOAL BULLDOGSThe Bulldogs have the momentum at the moment with Higgins marking. The kick never looks like missing as the goal umpire issues a two finger salute.

  • Q3 13:00

    The Bulldogs really should be closer on balance of play. Should perhaps be in front.

  • Q3 12:15

    BEHIND BULLDOGSRoughead marks on the lead but hits the post from 20 metres out.

  • Q3 09:15

    GOAL CATSChapman appears to push out his opponent prior to marking in the goal square. He walks in and kicks his second in the space of a couple of minutes.

  • Q3 08:00

    GOAL CATSHawkins is tackled as he wins possession. He handballs over his head out to Chapman who runs in and kicks the goal.

  • Q3 06:15

    Stevie J has led the way for Geelong tonight with 20 disposals.

  • Q3 03:40

    GOAL BULLDOGSLiberatore wins the free kick with his pressure forcing incorrect disposal. From 25 metres out Liberatore puts it through.

  • Q3 00:01

    The third quarter is underway.

  • Q2 29:46

    At halftime we have a game on our hands with the Bulldogs fighting back to be 7 points adrift of Geelong. Don't miss the second half.

  • Q2 29:45

    GOAL BULLDOGSGiansiracusa marks in between two Geelong defenders. The siren sounds and Giansiracusa waltzes up and kicks it.

  • Q2 28:10

    BEHIND CATSSome desperate defending sees Hunt scramble to rush it through.

  • Q2 26:50

    GOAL BULLDOGSDahlhaus takes it from the stoppage but cannot find a way through. He threads the handball to Wallis who kicks under players and sees it bounce through.

  • Q2 23:40

    BEHIND CATSWest looks like he can move for his size. He collects the footy and kicks for goal. It looks good before it hits the base of the post.

  • Q2 22:30

    GOAL CATSLake holds Hawkins by the shirt and the umpire 100 metres away spots it and pays the free kick. Hawkins drills it to take the Cats 18 points to the good.

  • Q2 20:00

    Things could get really interesting if the Western Bulldogs can snare the next goal.

  • Q2 17:40

    GOAL BULLDOGSJones is the last man standing after some rough house work by Minson. Lucky not to have conceded the free kick, but Jones kicks the goal regardless.

  • Q2 15:30

    BEHIND CATSJohnson marks it on the 50. With his 17th possession, the kick starts right and stays right.

  • Q2 11:40

    GOAL BULLDOGSDickson has an opportunity to bring the Bulldogs within reach of the Cats. He is a good kick and this is no exception from 40 metres out.

  • Q2 10:30

    GOAL CATSJohnson passes to Taylor Hunt all alone on the 50. He plays on and kicks it.

  • Q2 08:30

    BEHIND CATSMotlop's gather from the boundary is good. He turns and snaps, but it's across the face and off hands for a behind.

  • Q2 08:30

    BEHIND CATSMotlop's gather from the boundary is good. He turns and snaps, but it's across the face and off hands for a behind.

  • Q2 03:00

    GOAL BULLDOGSGiansiracusa breaks through tackles, stumbles twice, steadies and kicks the goal.

  • Q2 02:10

    Picken's snap at goal goes across the face and it bounces out for a throw in.

  • Q2 00:01

    The second quarter is underway.

  • Q1 28:30

    The siren sounds for quarter time with Geelong holding a 16 point lead.

  • Q1 26:20

    The match has tightened up as a contest with the Cats' run shut down for now.

  • Q1 23:10

    BEHIND CATSPodsiadly steals a quick opportunity to turn and shoot, but it's across the face.

  • Q1 21:40

    BEHIND CATSChapman's kick falls short and it's punched through for a behind.

  • Q1 20:30

    GOAL BULLDOGSChapman with the one, two in defence but runs into trouble. His handball out goes straight to Higgins who doesn't think twice. It's straight through.

  • Q1 18:50

    The Bulldogs seem to have stopped the Cats for the time being.

  • Q1 17:10

    BEHIND BULLDOGSVeszpremi marks on 50 but his shot starts right and stays right.

  • Q1 15:30

    GOAL CATSJohnson kicks it to the direction of the running giant West who receives a favourable bounce, steadies and kicks it. Great work by the big man!

  • Q1 12:20

    BEHIND CATSScarlett splits the gap in defence to release Duncan who hits Hawkins on the chest. Hawkins misses to the right.

  • Q1 08:00

    GOAL BULLDOGSShocking kick out from the Bulldogs allowing Selwood to chime in and take the intercepting mark. From the 50 he splits the middle.

  • Q1 06:40

    BEHIND CATSMinson rushes it through under pressure.

  • Q1 04:40

    BEHIND CATSHawkins kicks it out of mid air, but it hits the post.

  • Q1 03:20

    GOAL CATSJohnson chips it to Stokes who marks it just inside 50. He goes back to take the shot but finds a better option in Mackie who kicks it off one step for a 55 metre goal.

  • Q1 00:01

    We are off and underway for the first quarter.

  • Q1 00:00

    Welcome to Etihad Stadium for the Bulldogs and the Cats. It's raining cats and dogs in Melbourne and take my word for it literally!

Western Bulldogs

Player K H D M HO FF FA T G B AF
1 Matthew Boyd 16 19 35 5 0 1 0 3 0 0 114
2 Tom Liberatore 11 13 24 4 0 1 0 4 1 0 94
3 Will Minson 12 9 21 0 32 0 0 2 0 0 94
4 Mitch Wallis 10 14 24 4 0 1 1 5 1 0 94
5 Ryan Griffen 15 10 25 4 0 2 1 2 0 0 84
6 Robert Murphy 14 15 29 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 78
7 Luke Dahlhaus 10 9 19 4 0 0 0 3 0 0 72
8 Daniel Giansiracusa 10 1 11 3 0 1 4 6 3 0 72
9 Shaun Higgins 6 7 13 2 0 0 0 4 3 0 72
10 Jordan Roughead 8 6 14 3 4 2 1 5 0 3 71
11 Tory Dickson 6 8 14 3 0 1 0 5 1 0 70
12 Daniel Cross 7 10 17 2 2 2 0 4 0 0 67
13 Ryan Hargrave 10 9 19 5 0 0 1 1 0 0 64
14 Adam Cooney 11 10 21 2 0 0 0 1 0 0 63
15 Liam Jones 11 2 13 5 0 3 2 1 1 2 61
16 Liam Picken 9 5 14 1 0 0 1 5 0 1 58
17 Brian Lake 11 4 15 4 0 1 2 1 0 0 52
18 Justin Sherman 7 7 14 2 0 0 0 1 0 0 45
19 Patrick Veszpremi 4 5 9 2 0 0 0 2 0 1 37
20 Daniel Pearce 4 5 9 2 0 0 0 2 0 0 36
21 Mark Austin 3 4 7 3 0 1 0 2 0 0 35
22 Zephaniah Skinner 2 1 3 0 0 0 0 1 1 1 19

Geelong Cats

Player K H D M HO FF FA T G B AF
1 Steve Johnson 26 11 37 14 0 0 0 2 0 1 151
2 Paul Chapman 18 9 27 8 0 1 0 5 2 2 131
3 Jimmy Bartel 11 10 21 4 0 0 0 8 1 0 103
4 Joel Selwood 16 6 22 4 1 1 0 5 1 0 100
5 Corey Enright 17 4 21 9 0 2 1 3 0 0 97
6 Andrew Mackie 13 9 22 5 0 0 1 3 1 0 87
7 Taylor Hunt 5 11 16 4 0 2 1 8 1 0 86
8 Tom J. Hawkins 11 8 19 6 1 1 1 0 3 2 86
9 Joel Corey 13 13 26 3 3 0 1 3 0 0 86
10 Josh Hunt 12 7 19 5 0 2 0 3 0 0 79
11 Matthew Scarlett 12 5 17 8 0 1 3 4 0 0 78
12 Mathew Stokes 10 4 14 9 0 0 0 2 0 1 74
13 Steven Motlop 9 8 17 2 0 1 1 2 3 1 74
14 Orren Stephenson 6 4 10 4 30 0 1 2 0 0 73
15 Jesse Stringer 6 11 17 2 0 0 1 7 0 0 71
16 Mitch Duncan 13 1 14 7 0 0 1 1 0 0 63
17 Harry Taylor 8 4 12 6 0 1 0 2 0 0 59
18 Trent West 7 3 10 3 8 1 0 0 1 1 52
19 James Podsiadly 6 0 6 4 1 0 1 1 1 1 39
20 Cameron Guthrie 3 2 5 1 0 0 0 4 0 0 32
21 Tom Lonergan 3 2 5 2 0 0 2 0 0 0 13
22 Jonathan Simpkin 1 4 5 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 12

Western Bulldogs

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 Matthew Boyd 5 16 19 35 10 22 88 1 5 0 0 0 6 4 2 3 1 0 3 3 0 4 0 0 0 0 90 114
2 Tom Liberatore 21 11 13 24 14 10 70 2 4 0 0 0 9 5 4 4 1 0 4 0 0 0 1 0 0 100 75 94
3 Will Minson 27 12 9 21 12 8 42 1 0 0 0 32 3 1 2 1 0 0 2 3 0 2 0 0 0 0 89 94
4 Mitch Wallis 3 10 14 24 10 14 95 1 4 0 0 0 5 1 4 3 1 1 5 1 1 1 1 0 0 100 72 94
5 Ryan Griffen 16 15 10 25 12 13 56 4 4 1 1 0 3 1 2 1 2 1 2 2 2 3 0 0 0 0 84 84
6 Robert Murphy 2 14 15 29 6 19 75 2 2 0 0 0 3 0 3 7 0 0 0 3 5 1 0 0 0 0 92 78
7 Luke Dahlhaus 40 10 9 19 10 10 63 0 4 0 0 0 3 0 3 0 0 0 3 2 2 7 0 0 3 0 84 72
8 Daniel Giansiracusa 13 10 1 11 5 6 81 5 3 0 2 0 1 0 1 0 1 4 6 2 0 5 3 0 1 100 90 72
9 Shaun Higgins 7 6 7 13 6 7 84 2 2 0 1 0 3 0 3 1 0 0 4 4 0 1 3 0 0 100 85 72
10 Jordan Roughead 23 8 6 14 10 3 57 2 3 2 1 4 2 1 1 0 2 1 5 3 0 4 0 3 1 0 88 71
11 Tory Dickson 29 6 8 14 7 7 57 1 3 2 3 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 5 0 0 1 1 0 0 33 88 70
12 Daniel Cross 4 7 10 17 9 12 88 1 2 0 0 2 0 0 0 1 2 0 4 8 0 2 0 0 0 0 90 67
13 Ryan Hargrave 25 10 9 19 2 16 89 3 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 1 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 90 64
14 Adam Cooney 17 11 10 21 10 13 66 0 2 0 0 0 5 1 4 0 0 0 1 4 1 3 0 0 0 0 83 63
15 Liam Jones 19 11 2 13 8 5 46 4 5 3 2 0 0 0 0 0 3 2 1 0 0 4 1 2 0 25 88 61
16 Liam Picken 42 9 5 14 3 11 57 2 1 0 0 0 1 1 0 2 0 1 5 3 1 3 0 1 0 0 84 58
17 Brian Lake 36 11 4 15 3 12 93 2 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 1 2 1 11 0 2 0 0 0 0 93 52
18 Justin Sherman 11 7 7 14 4 10 71 1 2 0 0 0 1 1 0 1 0 0 1 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 77 45
19 Patrick Veszpremi 8 4 5 9 2 7 77 1 2 0 1 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 2 2 0 0 0 1 0 0 58 37
20 Daniel Pearce 20 4 5 9 0 9 77 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 2 4 1 1 0 0 0 0 75 36
21 Mark Austin 47 3 4 7 4 3 85 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 2 8 0 1 0 0 0 0 94 35
22 Zephaniah Skinner 26 2 1 3 1 2 66 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 1 1 1 50 31 19

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 26 11 37 7 28 70 4 14 0 1 0 2 0 2 4 0 0 2 2 6 5 0 1 1 0 93 151
2 Paul Chapman 35 18 9 27 10 17 74 1 8 1 1 0 4 1 3 0 1 0 5 0 0 3 2 2 0 50 77 131
3 Jimmy Bartel 3 11 10 21 9 11 61 3 4 0 0 0 2 1 1 0 0 0 8 2 0 1 1 0 0 100 89 103
4 Joel Selwood 14 16 6 22 10 12 72 0 4 2 1 1 3 1 2 2 1 0 5 2 0 1 1 0 1 100 88 100
5 Corey Enright 44 17 4 21 6 15 90 1 9 0 0 0 0 0 0 6 2 1 3 5 2 1 0 0 1 0 90 97
6 Andrew Mackie 4 13 9 22 9 14 77 4 5 1 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 1 3 3 0 0 1 0 0 100 84 87
7 Taylor Hunt 19 5 11 16 7 10 81 3 4 0 0 0 4 2 2 0 2 1 8 2 0 3 1 0 1 100 86 86
8 Tom J. Hawkins 26 11 8 19 12 6 73 1 6 2 2 1 1 0 1 0 1 1 0 3 0 4 3 2 3 60 90 86
9 Joel Corey 11 13 13 26 9 17 61 5 3 0 0 3 4 2 2 1 0 1 3 2 0 7 0 0 0 0 92 86
10 Josh Hunt 8 12 7 19 9 9 73 2 5 2 0 0 0 0 0 4 2 0 3 2 0 1 0 0 0 0 77 79
11 Matthew Scarlett 30 12 5 17 6 11 94 3 8 2 0 0 0 0 0 4 1 3 4 3 2 0 0 0 0 0 95 78
12 Mathew Stokes 27 10 4 14 0 14 71 2 9 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 3 0 1 2 0 86 74
13 Steven Motlop 32 9 8 17 9 8 70 3 2 0 0 0 2 0 2 0 1 1 2 1 3 3 3 1 0 60 81 74
14 Orren Stephenson 23 6 4 10 2 8 70 2 4 0 0 30 1 0 1 1 0 1 2 2 0 2 0 0 0 0 86 73
15 Jesse Stringer 41 6 11 17 6 11 82 2 2 0 0 0 3 1 2 1 0 1 7 0 2 2 0 0 0 0 81 71
16 Mitch Duncan 22 13 1 14 2 12 57 3 7 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 1 1 2 0 5 0 0 0 0 82 63
17 Harry Taylor 7 8 4 12 6 5 91 0 6 1 0 0 0 0 0 3 1 0 2 7 0 0 0 0 0 0 85 59
18 Trent West 12 7 3 10 4 6 70 2 3 0 0 8 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 4 1 1 0 33 52 52
19 James Podsiadly 31 6 0 6 1 6 50 2 4 0 0 1 1 0 1 0 0 1 1 1 1 2 1 1 0 50 91 39
20 Cameron Guthrie 29 3 2 5 2 3 80 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 4 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 79 32
21 Tom Lonergan 13 3 2 5 2 1 60 2 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 2 0 6 0 0 0 0 0 0 91 13
22 Jonathan Simpkin 46 1 4 5 2 4 60 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 1 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 24 12

Team Lineups

Western Bulldogs

B

  • Robert Murphy,
  • Brian Lake,
  • Ryan Hargrave

HB

  • Daniel Cross,
  • Mark Austin,
  • Patrick Veszpremi

C

  • Tom Liberatore,
  • Matthew Boyd,
  • Justin Sherman

HF

  • Shaun Higgins,
  • Jordan Roughead,
  • Daniel Giansiracusa

F

  • Adam Cooney,
  • Liam Jones,
  • Tory Dickson

Fol

  • Will Minson,
  • Ryan Griffen,
  • Liam Picken

I/C

  • Mitch Wallis,
  • Daniel Pearce,
  • Luke Dahlhaus

Sub

  • Zephaniah Skinner

No Late Change

In

  • Patrick Veszpremi,
  • Jordan Roughead,
  • Adam Cooney,
  • Daniel Pearce

Out

  • Clay Smith (Omitted),
  • Dylan Addison (Suspension),
  • Jarrad Grant (Omitted),
  • Ayce Cordy (Omitted)

Geelong Cats

B

  • Matthew Scarlett,
  • Tom Lonergan,
  • Josh Hunt

HB

  • Corey Enright,
  • Harry Taylor,
  • Andrew Mackie

C

  • Steve Johnson,
  • Joel Selwood,
  • Jimmy Bartel

HF

  • Cameron Guthrie,
  • James Podsiadly,
  • Steven Motlop

F

  • Orren Stephenson,
  • Tom Hawkins,
  • Mathew Stokes

Fol

  • Trent West,
  • Joel Corey,
  • Taylor Hunt

I/C

  • Mitch Duncan,
  • Paul Chapman,
  • Jesse Stringer

Sub

  • Jonathan Simpkin

No Late Change

In

  • Matthew Scarlett,
  • Jonathan Simpkin

Out

  • James Kelly (Calf),
  • Billie Smedts (Omitted)

Last updated: 4:30pm Wednesday, October 10, 2012