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  • Geelong Cats v Sydney Swans
  • Round 22 - 16:40 AEST, Aug 24, 2013
  • GMHBA Stadium
  • 15° Partly cloudy.
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  • Goals 13
  • Behinds 14
  • Total 92

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  • Goals 7
  • Behinds 6
  • Total 48

Highlights: Geelong v Sydney Swans

The Cats and Swans clash in round 22

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Geelong Cats

  • Q1
    4.4
    (28)
  • Q2
    6.9
    (45)
  • Q3
    8.12
    (60)
  • Q4
    13.14
    (92)
  • Q1
    2.2
    (14)
  • Q2
    3.2
    (20)
  • Q3
    5.5
    (35)
  • Q4
    7.6
    (48)

Sydney Swans

Stats

  • 433
  • 226
  • 207
  • 24
  • 30
  • 15
  • 15
  • 62
  • 11
  • 151
  • 95
  • 24
  • 0
  • Disposals
  • Kicks
  • Handballs
  • Free Kicks
  • Clearances
  • Centre
  • Stoppages
  • Inside 50
  • Marks in 50
  • Contested Possessions
  • Tackles
  • Hit-Outs
  • Interchanges
  • 349
  • 177
  • 172
  • 14
  • 38
  • 6
  • 32
  • 37
  • 8
  • 149
  • 65
  • 51
  • 0

Match  Feed

  • Q4 29:11

    The siren has sounded to end Q4.

  • Q4 27:41

    GOALCats (Steve Johnson)

  • Q4 26:35

    GOALCats (Steven Motlop)

  • Q4 23:53

    GOALSwans (Ben McGlynn)

  • Q4 18:38

    GOALSwans (Mike Pyke)

  • Q4 16:40

    BEHINDCats (Travis Varcoe)

  • Q4 14:25

    GOALCats (James Podsiadly)

  • Q4 10:50

    GOALCats (Travis Varcoe)

  • Q4 09:42

    GOALCats (Joel Selwood)

  • Q4 08:22

    Cats InterchangeSteven Motlop off due to an injury.

  • Q4 07:33

    BEHINDSwans (Dan Hannebery)

  • Q4 04:57

    BEHINDCats (James Podsiadly)

  • Q4 04:54

    Swans InterchangeKieren Jack off due to an injury.

  • Q4 00:00

    Q4 is now underway.

  • Q3 26:54

    The siren has sounded to end Q3.

  • Q3 26:13

    BEHINDCats (Tom Hawkins)

  • Q3 25:19

    BEHINDCats (Rushed)

  • Q3 23:30

    GOALSwans (Dan Hannebery)

  • Q3 19:17

    GOALSwans (Ben McGlynn)

  • Q3 15:45

    BEHINDSwans (Ryan O'Keefe)

  • Q3 13:45

    GOALCats (Steven Motlop)

  • Q3 10:13

    BEHINDSwans (Tom Mitchell)

  • Q3 09:13

    BEHINDSwans (Tom Mitchell)

  • Q3 06:51

    BEHINDCats (Steve Johnson)

  • Q3 03:31

    GOALCats (Nathan Vardy)

  • Q3 00:00

    Q3 is now underway.

  • Q2 26:41

    The siren has sounded to end Q2.

  • Q2 24:57

    GOALCats (Steve Johnson)

  • Q2 22:12

    GOALCats (Joel Selwood)

  • Q2 20:39

    BEHINDCats (Andrew Mackie)

  • Q2 16:32

    BEHINDCats (Tom Hawkins)

  • Q2 15:17

    Cats InterchangeNathan Vardy off due to an injury.

  • Q2 14:03

    BEHINDCats (Steve Johnson)

  • Q2 06:03

    Swans InterchangeDan Hannebery off due to an injury.

  • Q2 06:03

    BEHINDCats (Mark Blicavs)

  • Q2 03:52

    BEHINDCats (James Kelly)

  • Q2 01:12

    GOALSwans (Mike Pyke)

  • Q2 00:00

    Q2 is now underway.

  • Q1 30:03

    The siren has sounded to end Q1.

  • Q1 29:59

    BEHINDSwans (Josh P. Kennedy)

  • Q1 26:16

    BEHINDCats (Mark Blicavs)

  • Q1 23:39

    GOALSwans (Mike Pyke)

  • Q1 19:04

    GOALCats (Steve Johnson)

  • Q1 18:52

    Cats InterchangeJoel Selwood off due to the blood rule.

  • Q1 16:05

    GOALCats (Paul Chapman)

  • Q1 15:32

    Swans InterchangeRhyce Shaw off due to an injury.

  • Q1 14:59

    GOALCats (Steve Johnson)

  • Q1 13:11

    GOALCats (Steven Motlop)

  • Q1 09:44

    BEHINDCats (Steve Johnson)

  • Q1 08:40

    BEHINDCats (Tom Hawkins)

  • Q1 07:34

    BEHINDSwans (Kurt Tippett)

  • Q1 05:05

    BEHINDCats (Joel Selwood)

  • Q1 03:38

    Cats InterchangeNathan Vardy off due to an injury.

  • Q1 01:55

    GOALSwans (Kurt Tippett)

  • Q1 00:01

    Welcome to Skilled Stadium for this ripping clash between the Cats and the Swans. Top two spot on the line and that allimportant pre-finals momentum.

  • Q1 00:00

    Q1 is now underway.

  • Q0 00:00

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  • Q0 00:00

    Outs for Swans: J.Bolton (Omitted)

  • Q0 00:00

    Ins for Swans: T.Mitchell

  • Q0 00:00

    Outs for Cats: J.Walker (Omitted), J.Murdoch (Omitted)

  • Q0 00:00

    Ins for Cats: T.Hawkins, P.Chapman

  • Q0 00:00

    Welcome to Simonds Stadium for the Geelong Cats v Sydney Swans Round 22 clash.

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Shaw injury compounds Swan woes as Cats warm up for September

Peter Ryan  August 24, 2013 7:02 PM

Highlights: Geelong v Sydney Swans The Cats and Swans clash in round 22
Steven Motlop celebrates a goal during Geelong's win over the Swans

Steven Motlop celebrates a goal during Geelong's win over the Swans

GEELONG tightened its hold on second spot after defeating the Sydney Swans by 44 points at Simonds Stadium on Saturday. 

It opened up a four-goal lead by half-time and maintained the intensity to keep the Swans out of the contest. 

Geelong scored 13.14 (92) to the Sydney Swans 7.6 (48)

The Cats only have to beat the Brisbane Lions next week at Simonds Stadium to secure second spot. 


The Lions last beat Geelong at Simonds Stadium in round 6, 2003. 

This game was played at finals like intensity, but the Cats only sealed the deal when Travis Varcoe kicked his first goal at the 11-minute mark of the last quarter. 

Before that, the game was intense. 

In close the tackles were aggressive, the packs as chaotic as a Salvador Dali painting. 

The mere mortals on both teams relied on handball as a way to create space. It saw teams run at one kick, one handball pace for most of the game.

It was those individuals who worked outside the structure when the moment demanded that shaped the game however. 

Steven Motlop and Steve Johnson crumbed cleanly and used their evasive skills to separate themselves from the pack and kick goals. 

Paul Chapman came on temporarily in the first quarter as the concussion sub after ruckman Nathan Vardy was assessed for concussion because he received a heavy knock at a centre bounce three minutes into the game. 

Chapman's 14-minute cameo yielded nine disposals and one goal and the loudest first quarter cheers heard at the ground all year. 

Between them Motlop, Johnson and Chapman kicked eight of the team's 13 goals. 

Motlop also took a screamer in the last quarter over Mitch Duncan that will be hard to beat for mark of the year. 


Mathew Stokes, James Kelly and Joel Selwood were good around the packs as expected, but they outclassed the formidable Swans midfield. 

Up forward, the Sydney Swans did not have multiple avenues to goal. 

It relied on Kurt Tippett – who brought great form into the game with 23 goals in six weeks – and Mike Pyke to kick its three goals in the first half. 


Geelong had not flirted with Tippett, sending quality defender Harry Taylor to his side. 

Taylor, a great mark, was on his best behaviour spoiling first and then mopping up on the ground. 

If he didn't gather it he had a Brownlow medallist in Jimmy Bartel as his pillion passenger. Bartel was superb in the back pocket looking after Ryan O'Keefe. 

He had good support from underrated defender Cameron Guthrie, who used the ball superbly. 


"Our ability to absorb that pressure and stay on top of them was pretty good early," Scott said. "From a clearance perspective they did us for the raw numbers but I thought we were able to set up reasonably well and limit their scoring. They are the best side in the comp scoring from stoppages and I thought the way we set up to counter that was pivotal in the match."

It was at ground level inside 50 that the Sydney Swans struggled in comparison to the Cats.  

Gary Rohan, Tom Mitchell and Jed Lamb will be good players, but at the moment they are behind the Cats' swoopers. 

Jarrad McVeigh was excellent as a loose man in defence but he was fighting a lone battle. The ball was coming in quickly and at all angles. 

Tom Hawkins demanded it most, but his value was in the contest rather than in the air. He struggled again with his mobility and was subbed off, but still provided value in his time on the field. 

His presence allowed the Cats to score often from crumbs, although inaccuracy cost them. 

In the end the Cats overran the Swans and both Varcoe and Chapman played the sort of games to suggest Geelong will be very difficult to beat in September. 
 
Apart from losing Rhyce Shaw to injury the Swans will not be too perturbed. They lost to Geelong by 34 points in round 23 last season before going on to win the flag. 

With top four secured, the game was all about fine-tuning for September. 

"Clearly we've come up against a team that's in red hot form. They put enormous pressure on around the ball and they're as good a team going around and when they get that mix right they're very hard to beat.," Longmire said. 
 
"We came down here with eight players that didn't play at the end of last year and we all got a taste of what it's like to play the best at their best and that's certainly what happened today."

The Swans face Hawthorn in Sydney in the final round.
 


A knee injury has ruled out Rhyce Shaw on the eve of finals.      Image: AFL Media

GEELONG 4.4    6.9    8.12    13.14 (92)      
SYDNEY SWANS         2.2    3.2     5.5        7.6 (48)
 
GOALS
Geelong: Johnson 4, Motlop 3, Selwood 2, Chapman, Varcoe, Vardy, Podsiadly
Sydney Swans: Pyke 3, McGlynn 2, Tippett, Hannebery, 
 
BEST 
Geelong: Kelly, Stokes, Taylor, Johnson, Bartel, Guthrie, Duncan, Enright 
Sydney Swans: McVeigh, Richards, Jack, Kennedy, N Smith, 
 
INJURIES 
Geelong: TBC
Sydney Swans: Rhyce Shaw (knee), Hannebery (knee), 
 
SUBSTITUTES
Geelong: Paul Chapman replaced Tom Hawkins at three-quarter time
Sydney Swans: Jed Lamb replaced Rhyce Shaw (knee) in the first quarter
 
Reports: Nil
 
Umpires: Rosebury, Nicholls, Pannell
 
Official crowd: 28,459 at Simonds Stadium




Geelong Cats

Player K H D M HO FF FA T G B AF
1 Steve Johnson 16 10 26 6 0 2 1 5 4 3 132
2 Mitch Duncan 16 14 30 9 0 1 0 6 0 0 128
3 Corey Enright 16 13 29 10 0 0 0 5 0 0 124
4 Mathew Stokes 10 27 37 2 0 0 0 7 0 0 118
5 James Kelly 17 11 28 2 0 0 0 9 0 1 116
6 Joel Selwood 14 10 24 2 3 5 1 6 2 1 110
7 Steven Motlop 12 7 19 6 0 2 0 3 3 0 100
8 Harry Taylor 15 6 21 9 0 0 1 4 0 0 97
9 Joel Corey 7 13 20 4 0 1 1 10 0 0 97
10 Andrew Mackie 18 6 24 7 0 1 1 1 0 1 90
11 Allen Christensen 9 14 23 4 0 3 1 5 0 0 87
12 Jimmy Bartel 12 10 22 8 0 1 3 3 0 0 84
13 Travis Varcoe 8 7 15 6 0 2 1 5 1 1 82
14 Cameron Guthrie 8 12 20 7 0 2 0 2 0 0 79
15 Mark Blicavs 7 5 12 3 11 0 0 5 0 2 73
16 James Podsiadly 8 7 15 6 0 0 1 3 1 1 72
17 Tom Lonergan 7 5 12 5 0 1 0 5 0 0 67
18 Jared Rivers 6 8 14 4 0 0 0 5 0 0 66
19 Paul Chapman 6 8 14 2 0 0 1 4 1 0 59
20 Josh Caddy 5 12 17 2 1 2 1 1 0 0 49
21 Tom Hawkins 6 1 7 4 0 0 0 0 0 3 35
22 Nathan Vardy 3 1 4 0 9 1 1 1 1 0 28

Sydney Swans

Player K H D M HO FF FA T G B AF
1 Jarrad McVeigh 14 17 31 1 0 1 2 5 0 0 94
2 Daniel Hannebery 11 12 23 6 0 1 1 3 1 1 92
3 Josh Kennedy 9 23 32 1 0 0 1 4 0 1 90
4 Mike Pyke 6 8 14 6 18 0 1 1 3 0 89
5 Kieren Jack 14 14 28 1 0 1 1 4 0 0 87
6 Tom Mitchell 9 14 23 5 0 0 1 3 0 2 81
7 Ted Richards 13 8 21 6 0 2 1 2 0 0 80
8 Nick Malceski 22 2 24 5 0 1 3 0 0 0 77
9 Shane Mumford 0 9 9 1 33 0 4 7 0 0 70
10 Craig Bird 8 8 16 1 0 1 0 6 0 0 68
11 Ben McGlynn 7 6 13 3 0 2 1 2 2 0 61
12 Ryan O'Keefe 5 4 9 5 0 1 0 5 0 1 60
13 Andrejs Everitt 8 9 17 2 0 0 0 3 0 0 60
14 Jesse White 6 6 12 4 0 0 0 4 0 0 58
15 Heath Grundy 7 9 16 3 0 0 0 2 0 0 56
16 Luke Parker 9 9 18 3 0 1 3 2 0 0 54
17 Nick Smith 8 3 11 3 0 0 2 5 0 0 53
18 Dane Rampe 7 4 11 2 0 0 0 1 0 0 39
19 Gary Rohan 5 2 7 3 0 1 1 3 0 0 38
20 Kurt Tippett 4 2 6 3 0 1 0 0 1 1 33
21 Jed Lamb 3 3 6 2 0 1 2 3 0 0 28
22 Rhyce Shaw 2 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 6

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 16 10 26 12 15 73 2 6 2 2 0 4 2 2 1 2 1 5 2 0 5 4 3 0 57 95 132
2 Mitch Duncan 22 16 14 30 5 25 80 2 9 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 1 0 6 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 91 128
3 Corey Enright 44 16 13 29 6 23 86 1 10 0 0 0 2 0 2 2 0 0 5 2 0 6 0 0 2 0 91 124
4 Mathew Stokes 27 10 27 37 15 21 81 1 2 0 0 0 3 1 2 1 0 0 7 1 0 5 0 0 0 0 86 118
5 James Kelly 9 17 11 28 11 17 60 3 2 0 0 0 1 1 0 2 0 0 9 0 0 6 0 1 0 0 79 116
6 Joel Selwood 14 14 10 24 13 13 83 2 2 0 0 3 6 3 3 0 5 1 6 3 0 6 2 1 3 66 78 110
7 Steven Motlop 32 12 7 19 7 12 73 1 6 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 3 0 1 2 3 0 0 100 87 100
8 Harry Taylor 7 15 6 21 4 15 76 3 9 1 0 0 0 0 0 7 0 1 4 9 0 0 0 0 0 0 84 97
9 Joel Corey 11 7 13 20 7 13 65 2 4 0 0 0 3 2 1 0 1 1 10 1 1 5 0 0 0 0 87 97
10 Andrew Mackie 4 18 6 24 6 17 58 4 7 0 1 0 1 0 1 3 1 1 1 1 0 6 0 1 1 0 84 90
11 Allen Christensen 28 9 14 23 9 15 87 3 4 0 0 0 3 2 1 1 3 1 5 1 0 3 0 0 0 0 87 87
12 Jimmy Bartel 3 12 10 22 7 14 86 4 8 2 0 0 0 0 0 4 1 3 3 3 0 2 0 0 0 0 90 84
13 Travis Varcoe 5 8 7 15 5 10 66 3 6 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 2 1 5 0 1 2 1 1 0 33 85 82
14 Cameron Guthrie 29 8 12 20 5 15 100 0 7 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 2 1 2 1 0 0 0 0 83 79
15 Mark Blicavs 46 7 5 12 6 7 58 1 3 0 1 11 2 2 0 2 0 0 5 3 0 3 0 2 0 0 81 73
16 James Podsiadly 31 8 7 15 4 11 60 3 6 1 2 0 1 0 1 0 0 1 3 2 0 3 1 1 0 50 92 72
17 Tom Lonergan 13 7 5 12 4 8 91 1 5 1 0 0 0 0 0 2 1 0 5 5 0 2 0 0 0 0 91 67
18 Jared Rivers 25 6 8 14 4 9 78 0 4 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 5 4 0 1 0 0 0 0 92 66
19 Paul Chapman 35 6 8 14 5 10 92 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 4 2 0 2 1 0 0 50 36 59
20 Josh Caddy 23 5 12 17 11 7 52 3 2 1 0 1 2 1 1 0 2 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 82 49
21 Tom Hawkins 26 6 1 7 2 5 42 1 4 1 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 3 1 0 69 35
22 Nathan Vardy 30 3 1 4 3 1 50 2 0 0 0 9 2 1 1 0 1 1 1 2 0 1 1 0 0 100 49 28

Sydney Swans

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 Jarrad McVeigh 3 14 17 31 13 17 83 4 1 0 0 0 4 0 4 8 1 2 5 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 94 94
2 Daniel Hannebery 4 11 12 23 8 15 69 1 6 0 1 0 2 1 1 1 1 1 3 0 0 3 1 1 0 50 82 92
3 Josh Kennedy 12 9 23 32 19 12 59 3 1 0 0 0 8 2 6 0 0 1 4 0 0 2 0 1 1 0 80 90
4 Mike Pyke 38 6 8 14 11 4 78 2 6 6 2 18 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 3 0 0 3 0 0 100 87 89
5 Kieren Jack 15 14 14 28 14 11 60 5 1 0 0 0 6 3 3 2 1 1 4 1 0 6 0 0 0 0 81 87
6 Tom Mitchell 6 9 14 23 10 12 65 5 5 0 1 0 3 0 3 2 0 1 3 2 0 2 0 2 0 0 79 81
7 Ted Richards 25 13 8 21 9 13 85 1 6 2 0 0 1 0 1 9 2 1 2 7 0 2 0 0 0 0 100 80
8 Nick Malceski 9 22 2 24 2 21 83 5 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 12 1 3 0 4 3 4 0 0 1 0 87 77
9 Shane Mumford 41 0 9 9 8 1 66 5 1 1 0 33 3 0 3 0 0 4 7 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 85 70
10 Craig Bird 14 8 8 16 8 10 62 2 1 0 0 0 4 0 4 3 1 0 6 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 91 68
11 Ben McGlynn 21 7 6 13 4 8 76 2 3 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 2 1 2 2 1 4 2 0 0 100 92 61
12 Ryan O'Keefe 5 5 4 9 4 6 55 0 5 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 5 0 0 1 0 1 2 0 97 60
13 Andrejs Everitt 13 8 9 17 7 11 64 3 2 0 0 0 1 0 1 2 0 0 3 1 0 3 0 0 0 0 77 60
14 Jesse White 18 6 6 12 6 5 75 2 4 2 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 4 1 1 3 0 0 0 0 84 58
15 Heath Grundy 39 7 9 16 5 10 87 1 3 1 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 2 4 1 0 0 0 0 0 100 56
16 Luke Parker 26 9 9 18 9 11 66 5 3 0 0 0 3 0 3 1 1 3 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 78 54
17 Nick Smith 40 8 3 11 3 7 72 4 3 0 0 0 1 0 1 3 0 2 5 1 0 2 0 0 0 0 87 53
18 Dane Rampe 43 7 4 11 0 10 81 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 0 0 1 4 1 0 0 0 0 0 89 39
19 Gary Rohan 16 5 2 7 2 5 85 1 3 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 3 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 68 38
20 Kurt Tippett 8 4 2 6 4 2 50 0 3 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 2 0 0 1 1 0 50 84 33
21 Jed Lamb 11 3 3 6 2 6 16 4 2 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 2 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 64 28
22 Rhyce Shaw 2 2 0 2 1 1 50 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 13 6

Team Lineups

Geelong Cats

B

  • Andrew Mackie,
  • Tom Lonergan,
  • Corey Enright

HB

  • Jimmy Bartel,
  • Jared Rivers,
  • Joel Corey

C

  • Steve Johnson,
  • Joel Selwood,
  • Allen Christensen

HF

  • Mathew Stokes,
  • Harry Taylor,
  • Steven Motlop

F

  • James Podsiadly,
  • Tom Hawkins,
  • Travis Varcoe

Fol

  • Nathan Vardy,
  • Mark Blicavs,
  • Mitch Duncan

I/C

  • James Kelly,
  • Josh Caddy,
  • Cameron Guthrie

Sub

  • Paul Chapman

No Late Change

In

  • Tom Hawkins,
  • Paul Chapman

Out

  • Josh Walker (Omitted),
  • Jordan Murdoch (Omitted)

Milestones:

  • Mathew Stokes  - Played 150th game

Sydney Swans

B

  • Dane Rampe,
  • Heath Grundy,
  • Nick Smith

HB

  • Mike Pyke,
  • Ted Richards,
  • Nick Malceski

C

  • Jarrad McVeigh,
  • Ryan O'Keefe,
  • Gary Rohan

HF

  • Dan Hannebery,
  • Jesse White,
  • Ben McGlynn

F

  • Rhyce Shaw,
  • Kurt Tippett,
  • Craig Bird

Fol

  • Shane Mumford,
  • Josh P. Kennedy,
  • Kieren Jack

I/C

  • Tom Mitchell,
  • Andrejs Everitt,
  • Luke Parker

Sub

  • Jed Lamb

No Late Change

In

  • Tom Mitchell

Out

  • Jude Bolton (Illness)

Last updated: 7:12pm Saturday, August 24, 2013