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  • Melbourne v Geelong Cats
  • Round 1 - 15:20 AEDT, Mar 25, 2018
  • MCG
  • 18° Shower or two Windy
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  • Goals 13
  • Behinds 16
  • Total 94

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  • Goals 14
  • Behinds 13
  • Total 97

Goodwin: 'Only got ourselves to blame'

Demons coach Simon Goodwin was particularly disappointed with his side's errant first half after 'agonising' loss

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Melbourne

  • Q1
    6.1
    (37)
  • Q2
    8.5
    (53)
  • Q3
    12.9
    (81)
  • Q4
    13.16
    (94)
  • Q1
    5.3
    (33)
  • Q2
    12.8
    (80)
  • Q3
    13.10
    (88)
  • Q4
    14.13
    (97)

Geelong Cats

Stats

  • 358
  • 185
  • 173
  • 26
  • 44
  • 14
  • 30
  • 64
  • 10
  • 155
  • 72
  • 51
  • 84
  • Disposals
  • Kicks
  • Handballs
  • Free Kicks
  • Clearances
  • Centre
  • Stoppages
  • Inside 50
  • Marks in 50
  • Contested Possessions
  • Tackles
  • Hit-Outs
  • Interchanges
  • 418
  • 220
  • 198
  • 17
  • 36
  • 11
  • 25
  • 41
  • 12
  • 149
  • 45
  • 30
  • 83

Match  Feed

  • Q4 28:22

    The siren has sounded to end Q4.

  • Q4 27:24

    BEHINDDemons (Max Gawn)

  • Q4 24:54

    Cats InterchangeJed Bews off due to an injury.

  • Q4 24:40

    BEHINDDemons (Christian Petracca)

  • Q4 24:30

    The Demons have dominated the inside 50 count (6241) and time in forward half (60 per cent). But, have only converted 21 per cent of these entries into a goal.

  • Q4 23:54

    BEHINDDemons (Rushed)

  • Q4 21:30

    BEHINDDemons (Max Gawn)

  • Q4 20:34

    The Cats seem to have the extra run in this quarter with 27 more uncontested possessions and 4 more inside 50's.

  • Q4 18:33

    BEHINDCats (Daniel Menzel)

  • Q4 17:20

    Geelong's goal kicking from the centre part of the ground has been poor with a 50 per cent conversion rate of 8.8.56.

  • Q4 16:53

    BEHINDCats (Daniel Menzel)

  • Q4 11:30

    Jesse Hogan has had 14 disposals, in which 50 per cent of these have resulted in a score. A game high for Melbourne.

  • Q4 11:01

    GOALDemons (Jesse Hogan)

  • Q4 10:05

    BEHINDCats (Joel Selwood)

  • Q4 09:48

    The Cats have created a score from 36 per cent of attacking midfield chains, whilst the Demons have created a score from just 14 per cent.

  • Q4 07:52

    BEHINDDemons (James Harmes)

  • Q4 06:35

    BEHINDDemons (Jeff Garlett)

  • Q4 05:12

    The Demons have struggled to find targets inside 50. They have just 6 forward 50 marks from 52 entries, compared to 10 from 36 for the Cats.

  • Q4 04:44

    GOALCats (Daniel Menzel)

  • Q4 02:30

    BEHINDDemons (Christian Petracca)

  • Q4 00:00

    Q4 is now underway.

  • Q3 32:13

    The Demons made significant inroads into the Cats lead, kicking 4 of 5 quarter goals. They lead the tackle count (5833) and inside 50's (50-32), but have been beaten on the outside with Geelong massing 47 more uncontested possessions.

  • Q3 32:03

    The siren has sounded to end Q3.

  • Q3 29:26

    BEHINDDemons (Christian Petracca)

  • Q3 27:42

    GOALDemons (Christian Petracca)

  • Q3 26:04

    Since quarter time, Joel Selwood has had 24 disposals, 6 clearances and 8 score involvements; all game highs.

  • Q3 26:03

    GOALCats (Daniel Menzel)

  • Q3 20:24

    Melbourne are dominating this quarter with 6 more inside 50's and a time in forward half of 65 per cent. Two of their three goals have also come from forward 50 chains.

  • Q3 19:29

    GOALDemons (Alex Neal-Bullen)

  • Q3 16:53

    BEHINDDemons (Mitch Hannan)

  • Q3 15:09

    Geelong's kicking efficiency in the forward has fallen this quarter. It is 23 per cent below Melbourne for the quarter, after being 11 per cent higher in the 2nd quarter.

  • Q3 14:46

    BEHINDCats (Rushed)

  • Q3 13:05

    In this quarter, Melbourne lead the clearances (73), inside 50's (8-2) and are beginning to capitalize with 2 goals to nil.

  • Q3 12:50

    GOALDemons (Mitch Hannan)

  • Q3 09:52

    Cats InterchangeTom Stewart off due to an injury.

  • Q3 07:38

    Melbourne have applied 24 forward half tackles in this game, whilst Geelong has applied just 4 tackles in their forward half.

  • Q3 06:46

    BEHINDDemons (James Harmes)

  • Q3 05:30

    BEHINDCats (Jordan Murdoch)

  • Q3 03:44

    Melbourne have started off the third as they started the first quarter. They won the first 2 clearances, 3 inside 50's and have the first goal to Max Gawn.

  • Q3 02:55

    GOALDemons (Max Gawn)

  • Q3 01:07

    BEHINDDemons (Rushed)

  • Q3 00:00

    Q3 is now underway.

  • Q2 38:07

    Geelong were able to score with ease creating a goal from 40 per cent of their 30 inside 50's. This is well above their average of 25.9 per cent last season.

  • Q2 36:06

    Geelong has kicked 7 of the last 8 goals to leave Melbourne ruining their inefficiency in that half. The Demons won the clearances (2717), but were outscored 6 goals to 5 from this source.

  • Q2 35:14

    The siren has sounded to end Q2.

  • Q2 35:11

    GOALCats (Brandan Parfitt)

  • Q2 32:36

    Gary Ablett has had 11 uncontested possessions and 6 score involvements in this quarter.

  • Q2 32:01

    GOALCats (Jordan Murdoch)

  • Q2 30:01

    BEHINDCats (Brandan Parfitt)

  • Q2 27:22

    BEHINDDemons (Jayden Hunt)

  • Q2 26:51

    Tim Kelly has 7 score involvements in his first game; the most of any player.

  • Q2 25:43

    GOALCats (Cameron Guthrie)

  • Q2 24:33

    The Cats have been able to transition from their defense with 5 goals from this half. However, Melbourne have struggled with that goal to Garlett just their second launched from the defensive half.

  • Q2 24:32

    GOALDemons (Jeff Garlett)

  • Q2 23:20

    BEHINDCats (Joel Selwood)

  • Q2 21:32

    GOALCats (Zac Smith)

  • Q2 20:13

    The Cats have created a wall across their defensive midfield in the last 10 minutes. 4 of their 5 scores have come from this zone, including 3 from intercept possessions.

  • Q2 20:03

    BEHINDDemons (Jeff Garlett)

  • Q2 19:15

    BEHINDCats (James Parsons)

  • Q2 17:33

    BEHINDDemons (Jake Melksham)

  • Q2 16:45

    Demons InterchangeBernie Vince off due to an injury.

  • Q2 16:12

    GOALCats (Tim Kelly)

  • Q2 13:59

    BEHINDDemons (Cameron Pedersen)

  • Q2 13:16

    Geelong have been more effective at creating intercepts (2719) and more efficient at launching scores from this source (7 -3).

  • Q2 12:51

    GOALCats (Daniel Menzel)

  • Q2 10:33

    BEHINDCats (Jake Kolodjashnij)

  • Q2 10:08

    BEHINDCats (Brandan Parfitt)

  • Q2 08:26

    The Demons were ranked number one in the competition for scoring accuracy last season. This trend looks set to continue today with 7 of their 8 shots already converted.

  • Q2 06:45

    GOALCats (Brandan Parfitt)

  • Q2 05:02

    Christian Petracca has had a major influence with a gamehigh 4 clearances, 7 contested possessions and 3 inside 50's.

  • Q2 04:50

    GOALDemons (Clayton Oliver)

  • Q2 01:31

    Since the 15th minute mark of the 1st quarter, Melbourne's pressure has gone up a notch. They have applied 15 tackles to 7, whilst continuing to lead the clearances (106).

  • Q2 00:00

    Q2 is now underway.

  • Q1 33:34

    The siren has sounded to end Q1.

  • Q1 31:24

    Melbourne's key forward's Hogan and Pedersen are having an impact in these quarter. They have 2 goals a piece and Pederson has 2 additional score involvements.

  • Q1 31:10

    GOALDemons (Cameron Pedersen)

  • Q1 29:31

    Cats InterchangeHarry Taylor and is possibly out for the game.

  • Q1 27:54

    Both teams are scoring heavily from stoppages with 7 of the first 10 goals coming from this source. However, Geelong have been more efficient from this source with 5 scores from 7 chains.

  • Q1 27:41

    GOALCats (James Parsons)

  • Q1 24:50

    BEHINDCats (Gary Ablett)

  • Q1 23:29

    GOALDemons (Cameron Pedersen)

  • Q1 21:54

    GOALDemons (Jesse Hogan)

  • Q1 20:32

    GOALCats (Gary Ablett)

  • Q1 19:39

    Melbourne now lead the clearances (123) and it is paying dividends on the scoreboard with all 3 of their goals from this source.

  • Q1 19:22

    GOALDemons (Alex Neal-Bullen)

  • Q1 17:18

    GOALCats (Lachie Fogarty)

  • Q1 16:29

    The Cats have been more effective at finding forward 50 targets. They have generated 3 marks inside 50 from 4 entries, compared to one from 9 entries for the Demons.

  • Q1 16:18

    BEHINDCats (Tom Hawkins)

  • Q1 10:43

    GOALCats (Daniel Menzel)

  • Q1 10:43

    Scoring has come easy for the Cats in this game. They have created a score from all 3 inside 50's, including 2 goals from intercept chains.

  • Q1 10:12

    BEHINDCats (Esava Ratugolea)

  • Q1 08:39

    GOALDemons (Jesse Hogan)

  • Q1 06:45

    GOALCats (Esava Ratugolea)

  • Q1 05:50

    The Demons are red hot to begin this match. They have had 76 per cent of the time in forward and the first 7 inside 50's.

  • Q1 04:27

    Bailey Fritsch is the beneficiary of Melbourne's dominance in the clearances (30). He has the first goal for the game and of his career.

  • Q1 03:52

    GOALDemons (Bayley Fritsch)

  • Q1 02:30

    BEHINDDemons (Bayley Fritsch)

  • Q1 00:00

    Q1 is now underway.

  • Q0 00:10

    Jeff Garlett recorded 44 tackles in the forward 50 last season. He was ranked No.1 in the competition.

  • Q0 00:10

    The Cats retained 56 per cent of Mitch Duncans kicks into the forward 50 last season. This is the thirdhighest percentage of the top-25 players to have kicked inside 50.

  • Q0 00:-20

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  • Q0 00:-30

    Welcome to MCG for the Melbourne v Geelong Cats Round 1 clash.

Match report: Cats cling on as Gaz stars

Nick Bowen  March 25, 2018 7:33 PM

Highlights: Melbourne v Geelong The Demons and Cats clash in round one

JOEL Selwood and Gary Ablett have led Geelong to a thrilling three-point over Melbourne, the reunited duo's midfield brilliance helping the Cats to withstand – just – a ferocious second-half fight-back by the Demons at the MCG on Sunday.

The Cats seemed set for a relatively easy afternoon in Selwood's 250th game and Ablett's first match since returning from Gold Coast, when they led by 27 points at half-time.

Full match coverage and stats

But the Demons, sparked by an inspirational performance from Christian Petracca, got themselves back into the game with a four-goal-to-one third term, and looked set to secure a fighting win when Max Gawn took a towering pack mark 30m from goal with less than a minute remaining on the clock.

WATCH: Max's late miss condemns Dees

Melbourne was trailing by four points at the time, but the Dees ruckman pulled his set shot to the left and the Cats were able to hang on for a 14.13 (97) to 13.16 (94) victory. 

WATCH: The thrilling last two minutes

Geelong coach Chris Scott praised his team's performance, but conceded the Cats had been lucky to win.

"One is always relieved when you win a close game because there's invariably a degree of luck involved," Scott said.

"(There was) some really tough, persistent play from some of our guys, but (we had) a bit of luck as well."

Selwood and Ablett were simply brilliant in the absence of the injured Patrick Dangerfield, each racking up a game-high 39 possessions.

WATCH: Same old masterful Ablett

The Cats skipper helped his team's midfield unit regroup after Melbourne dominated the early stoppage battles and was influential late in the game despite suffering a right leg injury late in the third term that briefly saw him moved to full-forward. 

Five talking points: Melbourne v Geelong

Ablett showed that at 33 he is far from a spent force, and will form a formidable trio with Selwood and Dangerfield, when the latter returns from a hamstring injury.

WATCH: Gaz back with a bang

Geelong's win was soured by a left foot injury to key defender Harry Taylor. Taylor limped from the ground late in the first quarter and did not return, with Mark Blicavs shifted into defence to mind Demons spearhead Jesse Hogan.

Daniel Menzel was the most dangerous forward on the ground and finished with four goals, but he missed two opportunities late in the game to snuff out the Demons' challenge, including an inexplicable miss from 15m dead in front. 

WATCH: Chris Scott's full post-match media conference

Mature-age recruit Tim Kelly (27 possessions and one goal) was outstanding on debut for the Cats, while Mitch Duncan (26 possessions) was a valuable midfield runner and Zac Tuohy (25) generated plenty of drive from defence.

Melbourne had its chances to win the game and its loss was to some extent self-inflicted. 

Max Gawn leaves the MCG after his late miss cost the Demons a win. Picture: AFL Photos

Aside from Gawn's miss, the Demons would be ruing a costly period during the second term when they gave away three 50m penalties as the Cats kicked four unanswered goals to turn a 10-point deficit into a 14-point lead.

And in the last term, despite winning the inside 50 count 14-9 they could manage only 1.7. 

After the match, Melbourne coach Simon Goodwin laid most of the blame at his team's poor defence in the first half.

"I didn't like our first half much at all. I think our ability to defend in the first half wasn't to the level that we certainly trained all summer," Goodwin said. 

"Ultimately when they have 20 scoring shots from 24 inside 50s, that's the game in a nutshell. 

"They had 80 points to half-time. We were really disappointed with that first half. We just didn't defend the way we would have liked."

Petracca was outstanding, both in the midfield and in attack. The Dees' No.5 had 11 disposals in the first term and led his team's second-half comeback, only blotting his copybook with a 1.3 return in front of goal. 

Could-have-been hero Gawn (20 possessions, 47 hit-outs and one goal) was dominant in the ruck, while Nathan Jones (29 possessions) and Clayton Oliver (27 possessions and nine tackles) helped cover the absence of injured co-captain Jack Viney around the stoppages.

Debutant Bayley Fritsch made a bright start in the game's opening minutes, thrilling Melbourne supporters when he narrowly missed a running goal with his first kick.  

Fritsch made amends soon after when he soared to mark between Taylor and Jed Bews, and converted from close range.

WATCH: Demon debutant takes a beauty  

MEDICAL ROOM
Melbourne: Bernie Vince headed straight into the rooms after an accidental head clash with teammate James Harmes midway through the second term, but came back on to the ground soon after. 

Geelong: Harry Taylor hobbled off the ground late in the first term with a left foot injury and took no further part in the game, spending the rest of the afternoon sitting on the bench with his foot in an ice bucket. Tom Stewart was assessed in the rooms for a leg injury early in the third term, but returned soon after. Joel Selwood was injured when he landed awkwardly on his right leg during the third term. The Cats skipper spent the latter part of the term at full-forward, but began the final term in the centre square. 

WATCH: Cat concern as Selwood is hobbled

NEXT UP
The Demons play Brisbane at the Gabba for the first time in five years next Saturday night, but have defeated the Lions in their past three games. The Cats face Hawthorn in their annual Easter Monday clash, and will carry a four-game winning streak over their great rival into the blockbuster.

MELBOURNE    6.1    8.5     12.9      13.16 (94)
GEELONG         5.3    12.8   13.10   14.13 (97)

GOALS
Geelong: Menzel 4, Parfitt 2, Ablett, Smith, Kelly, Ratugolea, Murdoch, C.Guthrie, Parsons, Fogarty
Melbourne: Hogan 3, Pedersen 2, Neal-Bullen 2, Petracca, Garlett, Gawn, Oliver, Hannan, Fritsch 

BEST 
Melbourne: Petracca, Gawn, Oliver, Jones, Hogan, Lewis
Geelong: Selwood, Ablett, Menzel, Duncan, Parfitt, Kelly 

INJURIES 
Melbourne: Nil
Geelong: Taylor (foot), Stewart (ankle), C.Guthrie (groin) 

Reports: Nil 

Umpires: Stevic, Deboy, Gavine 

Official crowd: 54,112 at the MCG

Melbourne

Player K H D M HO FF FA T G B AF
1 Max Gawn 8 12 20 4 47 3 0 5 1 2 138
2 Clayton Oliver 9 19 28 3 0 0 2 10 1 0 114
3 Christian Petracca 14 10 24 3 0 2 0 4 1 3 98
4 Nathan Jones 10 19 29 1 0 0 0 3 0 0 83
5 James Harmes 13 5 18 3 0 4 1 4 0 2 77
6 Jordan Lewis 6 18 24 4 0 1 1 3 0 0 76
7 Bayley Fritsch 7 4 11 6 0 0 0 5 1 1 74
8 Jayden Hunt 11 7 18 4 0 1 1 3 0 1 70
9 Cameron Pedersen 6 7 13 1 4 1 0 4 2 1 69
10 Jesse Hogan 8 8 16 3 0 0 1 1 3 0 68
11 Bernie Vince 13 4 17 2 0 2 0 3 0 0 67
12 Corey Maynard 5 10 15 0 0 2 1 7 0 0 62
13 Josh Wagner 6 9 15 2 0 3 0 4 0 0 61
14 Michael Hibberd 12 8 20 2 0 1 1 0 0 0 56
15 Alex Neal-Bullen 11 2 13 1 0 2 3 2 2 0 53
16 Neville Jetta 5 6 11 2 0 1 2 5 0 0 48
17 Jake Melksham 9 6 15 3 0 0 1 0 0 1 46
18 Jake Lever 8 2 10 3 0 1 0 2 0 0 46
19 Jeff Garlett 5 3 8 2 0 1 0 2 1 2 44
20 Christian Salem 5 7 12 0 0 1 1 4 0 0 43
21 Mitch Hannan 6 3 9 2 0 0 1 1 1 1 38
22 Oscar McDonald 8 4 12 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 32

Geelong Cats

Player K H D M HO FF FA T G B AF
1 Joel Selwood 17 22 39 4 0 2 3 5 0 2 122
2 Gary Ablett 22 17 39 5 0 0 3 1 1 1 117
3 Mitch Duncan 15 11 26 10 0 0 1 4 0 0 110
4 Jordan Murdoch 13 11 24 5 0 3 0 5 1 1 106
5 Brandan Parfitt 13 9 22 3 0 5 0 4 2 2 101
6 Zach Tuohy 18 7 25 7 0 1 0 0 0 0 90
7 Daniel Menzel 11 4 15 6 0 0 0 0 4 2 85
8 Zach Guthrie 14 8 22 6 0 0 0 2 0 0 84
9 Tim Kelly 10 17 27 3 0 0 2 2 1 0 81
10 James Parsons 8 9 17 8 0 0 1 2 1 1 78
11 Lachie Fogarty 8 12 20 4 0 1 1 2 1 0 72
12 Jake Kolodjashnij 10 10 20 5 0 0 0 1 0 1 70
13 Sam Menegola 8 10 18 4 0 1 4 6 0 0 69
14 Tom Stewart 11 6 17 7 0 0 0 0 0 0 66
15 Zac Smith 3 8 11 3 23 1 3 2 1 0 63
16 Cameron Guthrie 11 9 20 3 0 0 2 0 1 0 60
17 Tom Hawkins 8 6 14 6 1 2 1 1 0 1 59
18 Jed Bews 6 4 10 4 0 0 0 1 0 0 42
19 Cory Gregson 5 6 11 2 0 0 1 3 0 0 42
20 Esava Ratugolea 5 3 8 5 5 0 3 0 1 1 39
21 Mark Blicavs 2 7 9 1 1 1 1 4 0 0 38
22 Harry Taylor 2 2 4 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 16

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 Max Gawn 11 8 12 20 12 8 60 2 4 3 1 47 4 0 4 0 3 0 5 2 0 3 1 2 0 33 84 138
2 Clayton Oliver 13 9 19 28 14 13 75 4 3 0 1 0 6 2 4 0 0 2 10 4 0 3 1 0 1 50 85 114
3 Christian Petracca 5 14 10 24 13 11 58 3 3 0 1 0 7 2 5 1 2 0 4 3 0 5 1 3 1 25 88 98
4 Nathan Jones 2 10 19 29 7 21 75 2 1 0 0 0 3 1 2 0 0 0 3 0 0 6 0 0 0 0 76 83
5 James Harmes 4 13 5 18 9 11 66 1 3 0 0 0 6 1 5 1 4 1 4 1 2 7 0 2 1 0 66 77
6 Jordan Lewis 6 6 18 24 10 14 79 3 4 0 0 0 4 0 4 1 1 1 3 1 0 3 0 0 0 0 91 76
7 Bayley Fritsch 31 7 4 11 4 8 45 3 6 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 5 2 2 3 1 1 0 50 87 74
8 Jayden Hunt 29 11 7 18 9 11 77 2 4 1 0 0 2 2 0 2 1 1 3 2 0 7 0 1 1 0 86 70
9 Cameron Pedersen 21 6 7 13 5 6 76 2 1 1 1 4 0 0 0 1 1 0 4 3 0 1 2 1 0 66 89 69
10 Jesse Hogan 1 8 8 16 6 11 75 4 3 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 6 3 0 0 100 89 68
11 Bernie Vince 23 13 4 17 4 12 70 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 2 0 3 4 0 2 0 0 0 0 70 67
12 Corey Maynard 20 5 10 15 5 9 80 4 0 0 0 0 5 3 2 0 2 1 7 1 0 4 0 0 0 0 75 62
13 Josh Wagner 42 6 9 15 10 7 93 3 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 3 0 4 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 84 61
14 Michael Hibberd 14 12 8 20 3 18 85 4 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 1 1 0 6 3 3 0 0 0 0 81 56
15 Alex Neal-Bullen 30 11 2 13 5 8 69 5 1 0 0 0 3 0 3 0 2 3 2 0 0 1 2 0 0 100 75 53
16 Neville Jetta 39 5 6 11 4 7 90 3 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 2 5 4 1 0 0 0 0 0 85 48
17 Jake Melksham 18 9 6 15 8 7 53 3 3 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 4 0 1 1 0 67 46
18 Jake Lever 8 8 2 10 2 7 80 1 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 5 1 0 2 5 1 1 0 0 0 0 94 46
19 Jeff Garlett 36 5 3 8 7 1 75 1 2 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 2 0 0 0 1 2 1 33 84 44
20 Christian Salem 3 5 7 12 10 2 75 2 0 0 0 0 3 2 1 0 1 1 4 1 0 2 0 0 0 0 73 43
21 Mitch Hannan 19 6 3 9 5 5 55 2 2 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 2 1 1 0 50 72 38
22 Oscar McDonald 28 8 4 12 3 7 91 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 1 0 2 0 1 0 0 0 0 100 32

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 Joel Selwood 14 17 22 39 13 27 79 5 4 0 0 0 8 2 6 1 2 3 5 2 0 3 0 2 1 0 80 122
2 Gary Ablett 4 22 17 39 10 29 61 8 5 0 0 0 2 1 1 1 0 3 1 2 1 7 1 1 1 50 93 117
3 Mitch Duncan 22 15 11 26 7 19 65 3 10 0 0 0 2 0 2 3 0 1 4 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 86 110
4 Jordan Murdoch 21 13 11 24 7 17 50 6 5 0 0 0 1 0 1 6 3 0 5 1 0 2 1 1 0 50 84 106
5 Brandan Parfitt 3 13 9 22 10 12 68 0 3 0 1 0 2 0 2 2 5 0 4 1 0 5 2 2 0 50 87 101
6 Zach Tuohy 2 18 7 25 5 16 64 5 7 0 0 0 0 0 0 6 1 0 0 2 1 2 0 0 0 0 97 90
7 Daniel Menzel 10 11 4 15 9 6 66 2 6 4 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 3 4 2 1 66 82 85
8 Zach Guthrie 39 14 8 22 6 15 77 1 6 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 2 3 1 2 0 0 1 0 82 84
9 Tim Kelly 11 10 17 27 13 16 70 2 3 1 0 0 4 0 4 0 0 2 2 3 1 6 1 0 1 100 91 81
10 James Parsons 34 8 9 17 5 13 76 1 8 0 2 0 2 0 2 2 0 1 2 0 0 2 1 1 2 50 85 78
11 Lachie Fogarty 13 8 12 20 10 10 70 1 4 1 0 0 1 1 0 0 1 1 2 1 0 0 1 0 1 100 79 72
12 Jake Kolodjashnij 8 10 10 20 8 11 80 2 5 2 0 0 0 0 0 4 0 0 1 6 0 2 0 1 0 0 85 70
13 Sam Menegola 27 8 10 18 8 12 72 5 4 0 0 0 5 2 3 4 1 4 6 2 0 1 0 0 0 0 80 69
14 Tom Stewart 44 11 6 17 5 10 82 0 7 2 0 0 0 0 0 6 0 0 0 6 0 1 0 0 0 0 86 66
15 Zac Smith 9 3 8 11 7 5 90 4 3 0 1 23 4 3 1 1 1 3 2 1 0 1 1 0 1 100 70 63
16 Cameron Guthrie 29 11 9 20 5 13 80 2 3 0 0 0 1 1 0 3 0 2 0 3 0 0 1 0 0 100 88 60
17 Tom Hawkins 26 8 6 14 7 6 57 4 6 2 1 1 1 0 1 0 2 1 1 2 0 0 0 1 0 0 93 59
18 Jed Bews 24 6 4 10 3 7 90 0 4 1 0 0 1 0 1 1 0 0 1 6 0 0 0 0 0 0 85 42
19 Cory Gregson 28 5 6 11 3 9 63 3 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 1 3 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 84 42
20 Esava Ratugolea 17 5 3 8 2 7 87 4 5 0 2 5 1 0 1 0 0 3 0 0 0 1 1 1 0 50 68 39
21 Mark Blicavs 46 2 7 9 4 6 88 1 1 0 0 1 1 1 0 1 1 1 4 4 0 1 0 0 0 0 94 38
22 Harry Taylor 7 2 2 4 2 2 100 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 20 16

Team Lineups

Melbourne

B

  • Michael Hibberd,
  • Jake Lever,
  • Neville Jetta

HB

  • Jayden Hunt,
  • Oscar McDonald,
  • Nathan Jones

C

  • Josh Wagner,
  • Jordan Lewis,
  • Christian Salem

HF

  • Christian Petracca,
  • Cameron Pedersen,
  • Jake Melksham

F

  • Bayley Fritsch,
  • Jesse Hogan,
  • Jeff Garlett

Fol

  • Max Gawn,
  • Clayton Oliver,
  • Alex Neal-Bullen

I/C

  • James Harmes,
  • Mitch Hannan,
  • Corey Maynard,
  • Bernie Vince

NO CHANGE

In

  • No Change

New

  • Jake Lever,
  • Bayley Fritsch

Milestones:

  • Bayley Fritsch  - Played 1st game

Geelong Cats

B

  • Jake Kolodjashnij,
  • Harry Taylor,
  • Zach Tuohy

HB

  • Mark Blicavs,
  • Tom Stewart,
  • Jed Bews

C

  • Cameron Guthrie,
  • Joel Selwood,
  • Mitch Duncan

HF

  • Cory Gregson,
  • Esava Ratugolea,
  • James Parsons

F

  • Lachie Fogarty,
  • Tom Hawkins,
  • Brandan Parfitt

Fol

  • Zac Smith,
  • Gary Ablett,
  • Sam Menegola

I/C

  • Daniel Menzel,
  • Tim Kelly,
  • Jordan Murdoch,
  • Zach Guthrie

NO CHANGE

In

  • No Change

New

  • Esava Ratugolea,
  • Lachie Fogarty,
  • Tim Kelly

Milestones:

  • Joel Selwood  - Played 250th game,
  • Esava Ratugolea  - Played 1st game,
  • Lachie Fogarty  - Played 1st game,
  • Tim Kelly  - Played 1st game

Last updated: 6:34pm Sunday, March 25, 2018