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  • Round 1 4:40 PM February 16, 2013
  • West Coast Eagles v Geelong Cats
  • Patersons Stadium
  • 30° Mostly clear.
  • S. Goals 1
  • Goals 6
  • Behinds 2
  • Total 47

Full Time

  • S. Goals 1
  • Goals 6
  • Behinds 4
  • Total 49

Highlights: Super Selwood wins it for Cats

The Eagles and Cats collide in the first round of the 2013 NAB Cup

Match Videos

West Coast Eagles

West Coast Eagles
  • Q1
    0.3.0
    (18)
  • Q2
    1.6.2
    (47)
  • Q1
    0.2.0
    (12)
  • Q2
    1.6.4
    (49)

Geelong Cats

Geelong Cats
  • 116
  • 81
  • 35
  • 17
  • 13
  • 4
  • 9
  • 17
  • 2
  • 56
  • 22
  • 9
  • 0
  • Disposals
  • Kicks
  • Handballs
  • Free Kicks
  • Clearances
  • Centre
  • Stoppages
  • Inside 50
  • Marks in 50
  • Contested Possessions
  • Tackles
  • Hit-Outs
  • Interchanges
  • 133
  • 76
  • 57
  • 11
  • 13
  • 10
  • 3
  • 24
  • 3
  • 58
  • 20
  • 13
  • 0

Look who's back for NAB Cup action

Big names return for round one of the NAB Cup but some of the game's biggest stars will sit on the sidelines

4:38pm Feb 14, 2013

Eagles, Freo, Cats NAB Cup preview

Jennifer Phelan examines Saturday's NAB Cup action

11:31am Feb 16, 2013

Feud? What feud?

Cat coach plays down Saturday night's clash between Steve Johnson and Hayden Ballantyne

10:15pm Feb 16, 2013

Commentary

  • Q2 23:00

    A fast finishing team Cats have run all over the Eagles, who thought they had the game sealed when they broke out to a 21 point lead, but the Cats did not give up and won by two points.

  • Q2 22:00

    SUPER GOAL CATSBartel hands it off to Selwood, who kicks from 52m out and kicks a super goal. THE CATS ARE IN FRONT!

  • Q2 22:30

    Hawkins is held onto about 80m from goal and he is given a free kick. The Cats are purring at the moment.

  • Q2 20:00

    BEHIND CATSThe Cats with the clearance, as it is handed over to Varcoe, who lets loose from 35m and is offline.

  • Q2 19:05

    GOAL CATSVarcoe swoops onto the ball, kicks around his body and puts it straight through the middle, as the Cats trail by only eight points.

  • Q2 18:30

    BEHIND CATSPodsiadly gathers the bouncing ball, has a shot from 25m and pushes it away to the left of the post.

  • Q2 18:30

    GOAL CATSWalker manages to get his kick away just before being taken down in mid tackle, it bounces through.

  • Q2 17:40

    GOAL EAGLESMcInnes gathers the ball, looks up at goal and seals the game for the Eagles, as they leap to a 21 point lead.

  • Q2 15:00

    SUPER GOAL EAGLESDalziell takes a mark 55m out on the boundary, he backs himself for a super goal and he does it! The Eagles lead by 15 points, Team Cats are in trouble.

  • Q2 14:30

    With both Dean Cox and Nic Naitanui not playing today, it gives Lycett a chance to shine in the ruck for the Eagles.

  • Q2 12:10

    GOAL EAGLESEnright is penalised for walking the ball over the boundary, the umpire awards the Eagles a free kick, 30m from goal. LeCras takes the kick and threads it through. Eagles by six.

  • Q2 11:35

    BEHIND EAGLESThe ball comes off hands and through for a rushed behind. Once again the scores are all tied up.

  • Q2 09:50

    BEHIND CATSHawkins marks 35m out on the boundary, he takes the set shot on goal, he attempts to bend it around but not enough, he sneaks it through for a behind.

  • Q2 07:05

    BEHIND EAGLESGaff puts it onto the left boot and misses away to the left, but it has the Eagles levelling the scores once again.

  • Q2 06:50

    GOAL EAGLESDarling kicks one from the pack at goal, it bounces into the goal square and LeCras shepherds it through for Darling's third goal of the day.

  • Q2 05:00

    Stokes is in a world of hurt with what appears to be an ankle injury. He is helped off the ground by the trainers.

  • Q2 04:50

    GOAL CATSGreat tackle by Joel Selwood which has the ball spilling out to Hawkins, who slams it through the middle for a goal, the Cats lead by seven points.

  • Q2 02:30

    BEHIND CATSBartel takes a long range shot on goal from outside 50, he has a super goal in his sights, but he can only manage a point.

  • Q2 01:05

    GOAL CATSHawkins attempts to kick a worm burner for goal but it stops inside the goal square, Podsiadly comes in and soccers it through for his second goal of the afternoon.

  • Q2 00:01

    We are back under way for the second half of the game.

  • Q1 22:49

    The Eagles go into the break holding a six point lead over the Cats.

  • Q1 20:30

    GOAL EAGLESDarling leads and marks 30m from goal directly in front. He kicks his second goal with precision, to give the Eagles a six point lead.

  • Q1 18:30

    The Eagles are starting to get on top of the Cats around the middle of the ground.

  • Q1 15:15

    This game is starting to resemble an arm wrestle, who says that nobody takes the NAB Cup seriously?

  • Q1 13:00

    Bartel is wearing the unfamiliar number of 42, as his usual number three did not fit him when he went to put it on today.

  • Q1 11:45

    A great strong grab in defence by new Cat recruit Jared Rivers. He will be an asset for Geelong in defence this year.

  • Q1 09:00

    Interesting move by the Eagles, moving regular defender Glass up forward for todays game.

  • Q1 07:15

    GOAL EAGLESDarling rebounds well, picks up the ball and threads it through the middle, scores are all tied up at the moment.

  • Q1 06:00

    A spirited start by both sides at the moment, a great game to watch.

  • Q1 04:15

    GOAL EAGLESHams is taken high 15m from goal directly in front, the umpire spots it and awards the free kick. He makes no mistake.

  • Q1 02:15

    GOAL CATSPodsiadly leads out and takes a strong mark 40m from goal, he kicks truly and the Cats are up by two goals.

  • Q1 01:50

    GOAL CATSCaddy roves the ball well, picks it up and splits the middle, in his first goal in Geelong colours.

  • Q1 00:01

    The ball is bounced in the middle of the ground and we are under way.

  • Q1 00:00

    Welcome to Paterson Stadium for the first of three NAB Cup matches, this one is between West Coast and Geelong.

Super Selwood leads Cats past Eagles

By Nathan SchmookExclusive to AFL Bigpond Network 09:15pm February 16, 2013


GEELONG has snatched a two-point win over West Coast in Saturday night's opening NAB Cup clash at Patersons Stadium, with skipper Joel Selwood converting a supergoal in the final minute to seal victory.

With the Cats trailing by seven points, midfielder Jimmy Bartel marked inside 50 with 30 seconds remaining and handballed to Selwood, who kicked the nine-point goal on the run.

It was a thrilling end to an entertaining pre-season clash, with Geelong kicking the last three goals to claw back a 15-point deficit.

Click here for all the best match pics

Star West Coast forward Mark LeCras showed glimpses of his class in his first game since rupturing the anterior cruciate ligament in his right knee 12 months ago.

The sharpshooter was held to five disposals by impressive Geelong recruit Jared Rivers, but moved well and got through without injury.

In a highlight for Eagles supporters, the 2010 club champion slotted a checkside set shot from the boundary midway through the second half.

Rivers showed great poise and racked up five possessions across half-back in the first half, giving Geelong hope that he could help fill the massive void left by champion defender Matthew Scarlett. 

Travis Varcoe, who played just one game in 2012 because of foot stress fractures, was also impressive in his return, moving smoothly and snapping an impressive goal late in the second half as Geelong mounted its comeback.

In the only injury concern for either side, Geelong forward Mathew Stokes was forced from the ground early in the second half after injuring his right ankle in a heavy tackle.

The small forward, who had been given opportunities in the midfield, did not return but early indications were the injury was not serious.

West Coast forward Jack Darling starred for the home side, kicking three goals and providing a strong presence with teammate Josh Kennedy rested.

Young ruckman Scott Lycett was also impressive in the first half, rotating in the ruck with recruit Callum Sinclair as regulars Dean Cox (finger) and Nic Naitanui (groin) were sidelined.

Geelong recruit Josh Caddy made a dream start at his new club after moving from Gold Coast, kicking the opening goal of the match after 19 seconds.

Young midfielder George Horlin-Smith (11 disposals) was the Cats' leading ball-winner, while James Podsiadly booted two goals opposed to champion Eagles defender Darren Glass.

WHAT THE COACH SAID
Geelong coach Chris Scott:
"It's been hard at times at Geelong for young players to get opportunities, but we think we're coming into a period where there should be some pretty good opportunities for guys like George (Horlin-Smith)."

Fantasy Snapshot:
Premiership Cat Travis Varcoe (MID/FWD, $234,400) is excellent value after playing just one game last season, and he proved in Saturday's opening match that he will be worth investing in. Stress fractures in a foot sidelined Varcoe last season, but the smooth-moving forward was a picture of health against West Coast. With five disposals and 28 Fantasy points, his numbers weren't huge, but his burst of speed and class around goal were encouraging.



WEST COAST 0.3.0   1.6.2    (47)
GEELONG       0.2.0   1.6.4    (49)   
      
 
SUPERGOALS
West Coast: Dalziell
Geelong: Selwood
 
GOALS
West Coast:
Darling 3, Hams, LeCras, McInnes
Geelong: Podsiadly 2, Caddy, Hawkins, Varcoe, Walker
 
BEST
West Coast: Gaff, Darling, Shuey, Masten, Sinclair
Geelong: Horlin-Smith, Duncan, Stokes, Podsiadly, Selwood
 
INJURIES
West Coast: Nil
Geelong: Stokes (ankle)
 
Reports: Nil
 
Official crowd: 20,485 at Patersons Stadium
West Coast Eagles

West Coast Eagles

Player K H D M HO FF FA T SG G B AF
1 Scott Lycett 2 3 5 2 4 0 0 4 0 0 0 38
2 Mark Hutchings 6 0 6 0 0 1 0 4 0 0 0 35
3 Jack Darling 5 0 5 2 0 1 2 0 0 3 0 34
4 Callum Sinclair 3 3 6 1 5 2 0 2 0 0 0 33
5 Matt Priddis 3 2 5 1 0 0 0 4 0 0 0 32
6 Will Schofield 5 0 5 4 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 32
7 Andrew Gaff 6 1 7 2 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 31
8 Bradd Dalziell 5 1 6 1 0 2 0 1 1 0 0 26
9 Chris Masten 5 4 9 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 26
10 Jamie Cripps 3 2 5 1 0 1 0 2 0 0 0 25
11 Darren Glass 4 2 6 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 25
12 Ashton Hams 2 3 5 1 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 22
13 Luke Shuey 5 2 7 0 0 1 2 2 0 0 0 22
14 Mark LeCras 3 2 5 0 0 2 0 0 0 1 0 21
15 Blayne Wilson 3 2 5 2 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 20
16 Ashley Smith 3 0 3 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 18
17 Simon Tunbridge 3 1 4 2 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 18
18 Fraser McInnes 3 1 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 17
19 Andrew Embley 2 2 4 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 16
20 Adam Selwood 3 1 4 1 0 3 1 0 0 0 0 14
21 Jeremy McGovern 2 1 3 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 12
22 Jacob Brennan 2 1 3 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 8
23 Adam Carter 2 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 6
24 Mitchell Brown 1 1 2 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 -1
Geelong Cats

Geelong Cats

Player K H D M HO FF FA T SG G B AF
1 James Podsiadly 5 4 9 2 0 0 0 0 0 2 1 42
2 Tom J. Hawkins 5 2 7 2 0 1 0 0 0 1 1 33
3 George Horlin-Smith 2 9 11 2 0 0 2 2 0 0 0 32
4 Harry Taylor 6 3 9 2 0 1 1 1 0 0 0 32
5 Jackson Sheringham 5 1 6 2 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 31
6 Travis Varcoe 4 1 5 1 0 0 0 1 0 1 1 28
7 Corey Enright 3 4 7 3 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 27
8 Taylor Hunt 2 3 5 2 0 1 0 2 0 0 0 27
9 Allen Christensen 4 5 9 1 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 26
10 Jordan Murdoch 4 2 6 2 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 26
11 Josh Walker 3 0 3 0 5 0 1 2 0 1 0 25
12 Jared Rivers 3 2 5 2 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 24
13 Joel Selwood 3 4 7 0 0 1 1 2 1 0 0 23
14 Jimmy Bartel 3 2 5 1 0 1 0 1 0 0 1 22
15 Mathew Stokes 3 4 7 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 21
16 Mitch Duncan 4 4 8 2 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 20
17 Cameron Guthrie 4 3 7 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 19
18 Tom Lonergan 3 0 3 1 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 17
19 Trent West 3 0 3 0 8 1 1 0 0 0 0 15
20 Mitch W. Brown 1 1 2 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 12
21 Jordan Schroder 1 2 3 1 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 11
22 Josh Caddy 1 1 2 0 0 0 2 1 0 1 0 9
23 Jackson Thurlow 3 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 9
24 Billie Smedts 1 0 1 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 3
West Coast Eagles

West Coast Eagles

Player No. K H D CP UP DE% CLG M CM M50 HO CLR CC ST R50 FF FA T 1PC Bo i50 SG G B GA G% TG% AF
1 Scott Lycett 29 2 3 5 3 2 100 0 2 2 0 4 1 0 1 0 0 0 4 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 80 38
2 Mark Hutchings 34 6 0 6 4 1 33 0 0 0 0 0 2 1 1 1 1 0 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 80 35
3 Jack Darling 27 5 0 5 2 2 80 3 2 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 2 0 0 0 2 0 3 0 0 100 87 34
4 Callum Sinclair 22 3 3 6 5 2 33 1 1 0 0 5 2 1 1 2 2 0 2 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 59 33
5 Matt Priddis 11 3 2 5 2 3 40 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 71 32
6 Will Schofield 31 5 0 5 0 5 60 0 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 1 2 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 85 32
7 Andrew Gaff 3 6 1 7 1 6 71 0 2 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 2 0 0 1 1 0 78 31
8 Bradd Dalziell 18 5 1 6 2 4 83 1 1 0 0 0 1 0 1 1 2 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 70 26
9 Chris Masten 7 5 4 9 3 5 66 2 1 0 0 0 2 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 83 26
10 Jamie Cripps 15 3 2 5 2 3 40 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 2 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 45 25
11 Darren Glass 23 4 2 6 4 2 83 0 3 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 80 25
12 Ashton Hams 43 2 3 5 4 1 100 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 100 82 22
13 Luke Shuey 13 5 2 7 5 3 71 3 0 0 0 0 2 0 2 2 1 2 2 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 84 22
14 Mark LeCras 2 3 2 5 3 2 60 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 100 77 21
15 Blayne Wilson 30 3 2 5 3 2 100 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 82 20
16 Ashley Smith 28 3 0 3 0 3 100 1 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 92 18
17 Simon Tunbridge 46 3 1 4 1 3 50 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 80 18
18 Fraser McInnes 36 3 1 4 4 0 50 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 100 48 17
19 Andrew Embley 32 2 2 4 0 4 100 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 60 16
20 Adam Selwood 37 3 1 4 4 1 100 1 1 1 0 0 1 0 1 1 3 1 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 76 14
21 Jeremy McGovern 42 2 1 3 2 1 100 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 82 12
22 Jacob Brennan 14 2 1 3 0 3 66 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 71 8
23 Adam Carter 19 2 0 2 2 0 100 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 66 6
24 Mitchell Brown 1 1 1 2 0 2 50 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 2 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 83 -1
Geelong Cats

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 SG G B GA G% TG% AF
1 James Podsiadly 31 5 4 9 5 3 66 0 2 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 1 1 66 98 42
2 Tom J. Hawkins 26 5 2 7 5 2 57 0 2 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 2 0 1 1 1 33 79 33
3 George Horlin-Smith 33 2 9 11 8 3 63 3 2 0 0 0 4 3 1 1 0 2 2 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 83 32
4 Harry Taylor 7 6 3 9 4 5 88 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 1 1 3 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 64 32
5 Jackson Sheringham 38 5 1 6 1 5 83 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 72 31
6 Travis Varcoe 5 4 1 5 2 4 80 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 1 1 0 50 89 28
7 Corey Enright 44 3 4 7 3 4 100 0 3 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 63 27
8 Taylor Hunt 19 2 3 5 2 3 80 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 2 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 75 27
9 Allen Christensen 28 4 5 9 5 4 55 3 1 0 0 0 3 2 1 0 0 1 1 0 1 4 0 0 0 1 0 69 26
10 Jordan Murdoch 21 4 2 6 1 5 66 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 1 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 92 26
11 Josh Walker 34 3 0 3 2 1 33 3 0 0 0 5 0 0 0 0 0 1 2 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 100 66 25
12 Jared Rivers 25 3 2 5 4 1 100 0 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 82 24
13 Joel Selwood 14 3 4 7 2 5 71 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 2 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 85 23
14 Jimmy Bartel 3 3 2 5 2 3 60 0 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 1 1 0 90 22
15 Mathew Stokes 27 3 4 7 4 3 42 0 1 0 0 0 2 2 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 54 21
16 Mitch Duncan 22 4 4 8 4 5 25 3 2 0 0 0 3 3 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 68 20
17 Cameron Guthrie 29 4 3 7 1 5 85 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 75 19
18 Tom Lonergan 13 3 0 3 0 2 100 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 71 17
19 Trent West 12 3 0 3 0 2 100 1 0 0 0 8 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 2 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 53 15
20 Mitch W. Brown 1 1 1 2 1 1 100 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 62 12
21 Jordan Schroder 15 1 2 3 2 1 33 1 1 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 1 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 73 11
22 Josh Caddy 23 1 1 2 0 2 100 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 100 78 9
23 Jackson Thurlow 40 3 0 3 0 2 33 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 81 9
24 Billie Smedts 2 1 0 1 0 1 100 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 77 3
West Coast Eagles
v
Geelong Cats

West Coast Eagles v Geelong Cats

PS , Sat Feb 16 16:40:00 EST 2013

  • West Coast Eagles

  • 1 Mitchell Brown
  • 2 Mark LeCras
  • 3 Andrew Gaff
  • 7 Chris Masten
  • 11 Matt Priddis
  • 13 Luke Shuey
  • 14 Jacob Brennan
  • 15 Jamie Cripps
  • 18 Bradd Dalziell
  • 19 Adam Carter
  • 22 Callum Sinclair
  • 23 Darren Glass
  • 27 Jack Darling
  • 28 Ashley Smith
  • 29 Scott Lycett
  • 30 Blayne Wilson
  • 31 Will Schofield
  • 32 Andrew Embley
  • 34 Mark Hutchings
  • 36 Fraser McInnes
  • 37 Adam Selwood
  • 42 Jeremy McGovern
  • 43 Ashton Hams
  • 46 Simon Tunbridge
  • Geelong Cats

  • 1 Mitch W. Brown
  • 2 Billie Smedts
  • 3 Jimmy Bartel
  • 5 Travis Varcoe
  • 7 Harry Taylor
  • 12 Trent West
  • 13 Tom Lonergan
  • 14 Joel Selwood
  • 15 Jordan Schroder
  • 19 Taylor Hunt
  • 21 Jordan Murdoch
  • 22 Mitch Duncan
  • 23 Josh Caddy
  • 25 Jared Rivers
  • 26 Tom J. Hawkins
  • 27 Mathew Stokes
  • 28 Allen Christensen
  • 29 Cameron Guthrie
  • 31 James Podsiadly
  • 33 George Horlin-Smith
  • 34 Josh Walker
  • 38 Jackson Sheringham
  • 40 Jackson Thurlow
  • 44 Corey Enright

Last update: 8:14am Saturday, February 16, 2013