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Giants coach fumes at flat performance


GREATER Western Sydney coach Leon Cameron was left upset with the Giants’ ‘boring’ efficiency in opposition to Geelong on Saturday.

The Giants have been fully outclassed by the Cats, managing simply 4 targets in a 53-point loss.

Outdoors of Toby Greene targets both aspect of quarter-time the Giants struggled to create scoring alternatives, whereas a specific wasteful third time period that noticed them register simply 4 behinds blew any likelihood of a comeback.

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The loss leaves the Giants with simply two wins from the opening eight rounds and dealing with an uphill battle to characteristic within the finals.

“We were boring at times,” Giants coach Leon Cameron advised reporters.

“It was a extremely flat, actually flat efficiency … we could not get that run that we had final week, we could not get that stream.

“We made some actually poor, foolish selections going inside 50.

“We’re disappointed as a footy club, we probably only had three or four winners on the day.”

GWS’ Jesse Hogan may draw some scrutiny post-game having struck Jed Bews with an elbow pursuing the soccer early within the contest.

Bews did not return to the sport attributable to concussion protocols, that means medi-sub Mitch Knevitt joined Cooper Stephens as Geelong’s two debutants for the day.

“I couldn’t rate them much more highly to come in and play against those guys and look so composed, I think was a real positive for them as individuals … but even more so for the system,” coach Chris Scott mentioned.

Whereas the children impressed, Scott was most happy with the efficiency of his aspect’s ahead line.

The Cats have been with no recognised ruckman, their captain Joel Selwood and misplaced skilled participant Jed Bews to a concussion early within the piece, however nonetheless fully managed the sport.

That was made potential due to an explosive match from Jeremy Cameron, who haunted his former membership with three first-quarter targets – all from the identical pocket – and completed with 5.

He was clearly essentially the most damaging participant nevertheless it was the general efficiency of the ahead line that impressed Scott most. Tyson Stengle produced one other incredible 20-disposal, three-goal recreation to proceed his high quality season after spending 2021 on the SANFL stage.

“The best teams in history, to my observation, are always the ones that have players where if one doesn’t get you the other one will,” Scott advised reporters.

“(Cameron) got here in final yr, had a extremely interrupted pre-season … we have been actually this as being the yr after we may construct that cohesion.

“(Stengle) is really important for us and we brought him in for a specific reason … it’s the support that’s been put around him that allowed him to back himself and play with a bit of freedom.”

 



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