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Prez Jez leads Geelong Cats party to big Canberra win over Greater Western Sydney


A POWERFUL first quarter from Jeremy Cameron has haunted his former membership and obtained Geelong’s inconsistent season again on monitor. 

Cameron had three objectives by quarter-time towards Greater Western Sydney and completed with 5, serving to the Cats lead from begin to end and win 12.15 (88) to 4.11 (35) at Manuka Oval on Saturday night.

He obtained assist from Tyson Stengle, who slotted three stylish objectives, whereas it began within the center with a powerful show from Mitch Duncan who had 16 disposals within the first time period.

GIANTS V CATS Full match protection and stats

The win moved the Cats to 5-3 for the season whereas it leaves the Giants all however eradicated from the finals race at 2-6.

Forward by 20 factors at half-time, Stengle and Cameron each snapped objectives in a two-minute span within the third time period to interrupt the GWS combat, whereas the previous Big made it 5 within the final as Geelong blew the margin proper out.

Earlier, Cameron wasted little time making an explosive influence with two equivalent set-shot snaps from 50m and the boundary line, whereas he added a 3rd from the identical pocket inside the primary quarter.

That helped the Cats capitalise on some lax GWS strain and their robust begin continued when Brad Shut discovered room to fit one on the run.

However the Giants’ Jesse Hogan and Toby Greene pulled objectives again to remain inside 13 factors at quarter-time.

Greene made it two in a row through a high-flying mark inside 50 because the Giants strengthened across the floor, earlier than Stengle soccered the ball dwelling with a intelligent end and Tom Hawkins curled a purpose dwelling from the pocket to pinch a 20-point half-time break.

Duncan carved the Giants up at will and had 33 touches for the match, whereas Patrick Dangerfield impressed on his return to the aspect with 28.

Accuracy in entrance of purpose definitely did not assist the Giants as they completed with 4.11.

Isaac Cumming was greatest for GWS, having discovered 29 disposals and 12 rebound 50s, with 25 of his possessions kicks. 

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.

A lukewarm homecoming for a former favorite
Jeremy Cameron has solely confronted his former group as soon as earlier than Saturday and that was in final yr’s semi-final performed in a locked-down Western Australia, so this recreation was the primary time Giants followers had an opportunity to offer their former hero just a few well-formed Bronx cheers. And so they tried, however three objectives to Cameron within the opening time period quietened the Orange Military’s voice. Not surprisingly the Cats key ahead leads all-comers for objectives at Manuka Oval, together with his eventual haul of 5 taking his complete to 55 on the floor. Toby Greene has 36 and sits second on the listing.

Will Hogan’s coathanger see him frolicked to dry?
The final time Jesse Hogan strung greater than 4 video games in a row was mid 2019 at Fremantle, with accidents, physique administration, off-field troubles and kind drops seeing him unable to get a run at some consistency. The enigmatic ahead shall be hoping the MRO does not be a part of the listing of causes for omission. Throughout the first quarter Jed Bews gave away a free kick on the wing for falling into Toby Greene’s again. Because the Cats defender obtained again to his toes Hogan picked up the ball, leaning into Bews with a excessive elbow as he ran previous. The free kick was reversed with Bews mendacity on the bottom for a while earlier than heading to the rooms and finally being subbed out of the sport. It could have been only a free kick if not for the harm accomplished, and little question Hogan may have a nervous wait to see if any additional penalty is handed down.

Two extra native Cats are launched
Geelong performed two debutants on Saturday, each of them from the membership’s native area and each spectacular of their first runs. Colac boy Cooper Stephens was named within the beginning 22 and seemed snug from his first possession, ending the match with 19 disposals and 4 clearances . After two COVID and injury-interrupted seasons on the listing since being taken as a first-round choice within the 2019 draft, the big-bodied midfielder ought to discover much more alternatives coming his manner because the membership seems to regenerate. Teenager Mitch Knevitt was named as medi-sub however solely needed to wait until the second time period earlier than getting his likelihood. A 193cm mid from Grovedale, Knevitt had seven disposals for the time period and 16 for the match, additionally wanting greater than succesful on the stage.

Extra to return

GREATER WESTERN SYDNEY:   2.2    3.5     3.9     4.11 (35)
GEELONG                               
      4.3    6.7    8.11    12.16 (88)

GOALS
Greater Western Sydney: Greene 2, Himmelberg, Hogan
Geelong:
Cameron 5, Stengle 3, Shut, Z.Guthrie, Hawkins, Narkle

BEST
Greater Western Sydney: Cumming, Whitfield, Ward, Inexperienced, Taranto,
Geelong:
Duncan, Cameron, Blicavs, C.Guthrie, Stengle, Z.Guthrie

LATE CHANGES
Greater Western Sydney: None
Geelong: 
Rhys Stanley changed in chosen aspect by Zach Guthrie

MEDICAL SUBS
Greater Western Sydney: Matt de Boer
Geelong: 
Mitch Knevitt, changed Jed Bews within the second quarter



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