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Geelong vs Melbourne

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Round: 6   Venue: Kardinia Park   Date: Sat, 05-05-2012 1:45 pm   Crowd: 18,010  
Geelong 3.5.239.11.6515.14.10417.17.119 C:  Chris Scott
Melbourne 3.0.186.1.3710.5.6511.10.76 C:  Mark Neeld
  GEEL by 5GEEL by 28GEEL by 39GEEL by 43  
Brownlow Medal 3 Steve Johnson (GEEL)2 Joel Corey (GEEL)1 Steven Motlop (GEEL)

Match Report

Melbourne built on a much improved performance in round five against St Kilda by not getting blown away by an experienced Geelong side. With the Demons winless going into the contest, this game had the potential to get very ugly. The Cats annihilated Melbourne by 186 points in the corresponding game in 2011, which brought Dean Bailey’s coaching tenure at the Demons to an end. The Demons were only five points down at quarter time but inaccurate kicking from Geelong prevented the scoreline from blowing out. Melbourne wasn’t disgraced and proved to be highly competitive at stages throughout the afternoon. Former Lion Mitch Clark was dominant for Melbourne up forward with four goals, while Geelong’s Paul Chapman played his best game of 2012 so far after a slow start to the season. But Steve Johnson again dined out on the Demons – the mercurial Cats forward had 35 possessions and booted three goals. Cats captain Joel Selwood was a late withdrawal suffering concussion, but it mattered little for the Cats as they notched up their fourth win of the season.



GOALS

Geelong: Chapman, Podsiadly, Johnson 3, Bartel, Mackie 2, Stringer, Kelly, Hawkins, Motlop

Melbourne: Clark 4, Jones, Bate 2, Davey, Dunn, Howe

BEST - AFL.COM.AU
Geelong: Johnson, Corey, Christensen, Enright, Bartel, Podsiadly, Duncan

Melbourne: Clark, Howe, Jones, T. McDonald, Grimes, Frawley

BEST - HERALD SUN
Geelong: Johnson, Enright, Corey, Motlop, Duncan, Chapman, Christensen
Melbourne: Clark, Grimes, Jones, Moloney, T. McDonald, Howe

COACHES COMMENTS
Chris Scott (Geel): We're playing ok. I thought we were a little cavalier with our ball-use at times. Their pressure was pretty good. We certainly let them score a bit too easily on the back of some mistakes, but we got the job done.

Mark Neeld (Melb): There were some frustrating moments. There was some moments where I thought we had a fair bit of momentum, which was good. I can't be disappointed with the player's effort and they are attempting to put a majority of stuff into practice that we are talking about and working on.

Source

Match report by Oliver Caffrey

Match stats

Geelong Match Stats Career
# Player K M H D G B HO T FF FA Age Games G
3 Bartel, Jimmy 8 1 8 16 2 0 1 5 2 1 28y 153d 211 143
1 Brown, Mitch 6 3 3 9 0 2 0 3 0 0 21y 251d 4 3
17 Byrnes, Shannon 5 4 11 16 0 1 0 6 0 0 28y 28d 107 100
35 Chapman, Paul 15 9 7 22 3 0 0 5 1 2 30y 182d 228 295
28 Christensen, Allen 10 4 12 22 0 1 0 1 0 0 20y 352d 25 19
11 Corey, Joel 10 2 24 34 0 2 2 3 3 0 30y 78d 240 72
22 Duncan, Mitch 15 8 16 31 0 1 0 4 1 1 20y 330d 35 34
44 Enright, Corey 13 6 18 31 0 0 0 3 1 0 30y 234d 228 51
25 Gillies, Tom 11 8 8 19 0 0 0 3 0 1 22y 59d 11 1
29 Guthrie, Cameron 1 1 2 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 19y 260d 8 0
26 Hawkins, Tom 13 10 3 16 1 2 7 0 1 0 23y 289d 85 126
8 Hunt, Josh 13 4 6 19 0 0 0 3 0 1 30y 52d 171 22
20 Johnson, Steve 18 10 17 35 3 2 0 7 0 1 28y 306d 181 370
9 Kelly, James 14 3 10 24 1 1 0 3 0 1 28y 128d 198 76
4 Mackie, Andrew 10 6 8 18 2 0 0 2 0 1 27y 272d 156 71
32 Motlop, Steven 17 3 11 28 1 0 0 2 0 1 21y 54d 11 9
31 Podsiadly, James 16 9 3 19 3 0 0 3 2 0 30y 238d 48 117
30 Scarlett, Matthew 15 8 6 21 0 0 0 3 0 1 32y 335d 271 17
2 Smedts, Billie 8 5 3 11 0 1 0 0 0 0 19y 332d 4 1
41 Stringer, Jesse 8 3 10 18 1 1 0 4 0 2 21y 32d 3 1
7 Taylor, Harry 9 7 16 25 0 0 0 2 1 0 25y 328d 96 9
12 West, Trent 2 1 4 6 0 0 20 1 0 2 24y 201d 26 10
  Rushed   3  
  Totals 237 115 206 443 17 17 30 63 12 15 25y 304d 2347 1547
Melbourne Match Stats Career
# Player K M H D G B HO T FF FA Age Games G
44 Bail, Rohan 3 1 4 7 0 0 0 1 0 1 23y 314d 24 8
3 Bartram, Clint 9 5 8 17 0 0 0 6 2 1 24y 79d 101 17
6 Bate, Matthew 6 4 5 11 2 0 1 2 0 1 24y 347d 96 95
11 Clark, Mitch 16 8 5 21 4 2 2 1 1 1 24y 199d 87 75
36 Davey, Aaron 7 1 4 11 1 0 0 3 0 1 28y 330d 155 157
14 Dunn, Lynden 5 0 0 5 1 1 0 1 2 0 24y 357d 86 84
8 Frawley, James 17 7 2 19 0 0 3 4 0 0 23y 228d 87 3
20 Garland, Colin 11 7 4 15 0 0 0 6 1 0 24y 7d 64 4
16 Grimes, Jack 11 4 13 24 0 0 0 1 0 0 22y 360d 37 3
38 Howe, Jeremy 10 6 7 17 1 2 0 1 1 0 21y 311d 19 23
40 Jamar, Mark 3 4 7 10 0 0 40 1 1 0 28y 270d 116 44
2 Jones, Nathan 15 5 4 19 2 1 0 4 2 0 24y 106d 120 59
49 Magner, James 7 5 6 13 0 1 0 4 1 0 24y 267d 6 2
25 McDonald, Tom 11 5 4 15 0 0 0 0 0 0 19y 230d 7 0
13 McKenzie, Jordie 6 0 7 13 0 0 0 7 1 2 21y 319d 43 4
22 Moloney, Brent 10 2 8 18 0 0 0 3 2 2 28y 98d 134 36
10 Morton, Cale 10 2 10 20 0 2 1 3 2 0 22y 108d 68 32
27 Rivers, Jared 6 3 7 13 0 0 0 1 0 1 27y 200d 134 5
30 Sellar, James 3 0 1 4 0 0 5 1 0 0 23y 42d 26 4
12 Sylvia, Colin 8 2 5 13 0 0 0 1 0 2 26y 179d 123 105
35 Tapscott, Luke 9 4 5 14 0 0 0 3 0 0 20y 312d 19 2
9 Trengove, Jack 7 6 14 21 0 0 0 2 0 0 20y 246d 43 24
  Rushed   1  
  Totals 190 81 130 320 11 10 52 56 16 12 24y 73d 1595 786

Match highlights

Joel Corey had 24 handballs for Geelong vs. Melbourne (AFL, Premiership Season, R6)

Footnotes

* Behinds calculated from the 1965 season on.
+ Score at the end of extra time.