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Round: 22   Venue: M.C.G.   Date: Sat, 23-08-2014 7:40 pm   Crowd: 72,212  
Hawthorn 2.2.143.2.209.7.6114.10.94 C:  Alastair Clarkson
Geelong 3.2.208.3.519.3.5711.5.71 C:  Chris Scott
  GEEL by 6GEEL by 31HAW by 4HAW by 23  
Weather
min temp  7.4°C      max temp  20.7°C
rainfall  0mm    humidity  55%    air pressure  1024.3mb
wind speed 15km/h      wind direction  NNE
Brownlow Medal 3 Jordan Lewis (HAW)2 Mitch Duncan (GEEL)1 Will Langford (HAW)

Match Report


As with seemingly every Hawthorn versus Geelong encounter, Saturday night's match at the MCG produced several twists and turns but, unlike most recent meetings, no heart-stopping finish as the Hawks came 33 points down in the third quarter to defeat the Cats by 23 points.

An even first term saw the Cats take a one-goal lead into the first break before they took complete control in the second quarter, kicking five goals in a row after Jack Gunston kicked the first for the Hawks to level the scores. Tom Hawkins kicked two of those five goals and at half time Geelong led by 31 points. 

Hawthorn peppered the goals early in the third quarter but were rewarded with only four behinds. When Geelong finally went forward at the nine-minute mark, Hawkins marked and kicked his third, taking the lead out to 33 points and it looked as though it would not be Hawthorn's night. However, things changed dramatically from that moment on. David Hale responded with a goal three minutes later to set the Hawks alight. They then kicked another five goals in a row and amazingly turned for home with a lead of four points.

When play resumed in the last quarter, so did the Hawthorn onslaught. They kicked another four goals in a row to make it ten straight either side of three-quarter time, and they led by 28 points. Geelong managed two late goals but the damage had already been done, the Hawks cruising to a 23-point win that returned them to a place in the top two on the ladder.

Best for the Hawks included Will Langford (23 touches and two goals), Jordan Lewis (25 disposals and seven marks) and Josh Gibson (28 possessions and eight marks), while Geelong was well-served by Mitch Duncan (37 disposals, seven marks), Matthew Stokes (33 possessions, five marks) and Cam Guthrie (33 touches).

Hawthorn will round out the season with a match against Collingwood on Friday night at the MCG. A win against the Magpies will ensure the Hawks of a top-two finish. The Cats will play Brisbane on Saturday night at Kardinia Park, already assured of a place in the top four.

GOALS
Hawthorn: Hale, Roughead 3; Langford 2; Breust, Ceglar, Gunston, Shiels, Sewell, Lewis
Geelong: Hawkins 3; Murdoch 2; Thurlow, Taylor, Motlop, Bartel, Selwood, Duncan

BEST - AFL.COM.AU
Hawthorn: Langford, Mitchell, Lewis, Lake, Ceglar, Roughead, Hale
Geelong: Duncan, Guthrie, Stokes, Caddy, Christensen, Enright

BEST - SPORTAL.COM.AU
Hawthorn: Lewis, Gibson, Langford, Roughead, Lake, Mitchell, Simpkin
Geelong: Duncan, Stokes, Christensen

INJURIES
Hawthorn: Suckling (ankle)
Geelong: Kersten (left hamstring)

SUBSTITUTES
Hawthorn: Jonathan Simpkin replaced Matthew Suckling at half-time
Geelong: Jackson Thurlow replaced Shane Kersten in the first quarter

UMPIRES: Rosebury, Stevic, McInerney

TELEVISION BROADCAST: Seven Network

COMMENTATORS: Brain Taylor, Luke Darcy, Matthew Richardson, Cameron Ling

Source

Match Report by Andrew Gigacz

Footnotes

Video sourced from YouTube, courtesy of AFL Media.

Match stats

Hawthorn Match Stats Career
# Player K M H D G B HO T FF FA Age Games G
14 Birchall, Grant 18 8 4 22 0 1 0 1 0 0 26y 207d 190 27
22 Breust, Luke 4 3 4 8 1 1 0 3 0 1 23y 285d 87 167
9 Burgoyne, Shaun 10 2 9 19 0 0 0 4 3 1 31y 306d 265 233
18 Ceglar, Jonathon 5 4 5 10 1 0 23 3 0 0 23y 190d 14 8
6 Gibson, Josh 13 8 15 28 0 0 0 2 0 0 30y 163d 161 2
19 Gunston, Jack 9 4 4 13 1 0 0 1 2 1 22y 311d 75 151
20 Hale, David 7 5 3 10 3 0 15 2 0 0 30y 93d 215 199
10 Hill, Bradley 10 3 4 14 0 0 0 4 0 0 21y 45d 48 30
15 Hodge, Luke 12 8 6 18 0 0 4 3 0 1 30y 69d 247 163
17 Lake, Brian 11 7 9 20 0 0 0 2 0 0 32y 177d 225 34
29 Langford, Will 10 4 13 23 2 1 0 2 1 0 22y 51d 16 4
3 Lewis, Jordan 13 7 12 25 1 1 4 4 0 1 28y 121d 213 120
5 Mitchell, Sam 12 6 16 28 0 0 0 2 4 1 31y 315d 257 61
28 Puopolo, Paul 9 5 8 17 0 3 0 4 2 0 26y 264d 84 64
2 Roughead, Jarryd 5 4 6 11 3 0 0 4 0 1 27y 212d 203 424
12 Sewell, Brad 10 2 7 17 1 0 0 3 1 1 30y 202d 198 32
26 Shiels, Liam 12 3 4 16 1 0 0 8 0 2 23y 116d 98 30
32 Simpkin, Jonathan 11 4 5 16 0 0 0 3 0 0 26y 299d 33 15
16 Smith, Isaac 13 2 7 20 0 1 1 2 0 1 25y 236d 82 76
27 Spangher, Matt 3 2 3 6 0 1 0 1 0 1 27y 122d 47 13
24 Stratton, Ben 8 9 11 19 0 0 0 2 2 1 25y 175d 89 1
4 Suckling, Matt 3 2 3 6 0 0 0 0 0 1 26y 29d 75 34
  Rushed   1  
  Totals 208 102 158 366 14 10 47 60 15 14 27y 16d 2922 1888
Geelong Match Stats Career
# Player K M H D G B HO T FF FA Age Games G
3 Bartel, Jimmy 10 4 11 21 1 0 2 2 2 1 30y 262d 269 187
46 Blicavs, Mark 5 4 13 18 0 0 10 3 0 0 23y 148d 42 10
23 Caddy, Josh 10 2 16 26 0 0 0 3 1 0 21y 329d 55 35
28 Christensen, Allen 11 3 13 24 0 0 0 5 2 1 23y 96d 65 56
22 Duncan, Mitch 12 7 25 37 1 0 1 2 0 2 23y 74d 97 86
44 Enright, Corey 12 6 15 27 0 0 0 3 0 2 32y 343d 285 60
29 Guthrie, Cameron 10 2 23 33 0 1 0 1 0 2 22y 4d 61 10
36 Hartman, Brad 7 0 4 11 0 0 0 3 1 0 19y 280d 5 1
26 Hawkins, Tom 9 6 1 10 3 1 0 1 0 1 26y 33d 144 273
9 Kelly, James 11 3 6 17 0 0 0 3 0 0 30y 237d 253 87
39 Kersten, Shane 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 21y 161d 9 10
13 Lonergan, Tom 12 7 2 14 0 0 0 1 1 0 30y 98d 142 52
4 Mackie, Andrew 18 10 11 29 0 0 0 0 0 1 30y 16d 217 90
17 McIntosh, Hamish 6 2 10 16 0 0 17 2 1 0 29y 353d 125 66
32 Motlop, Steven 8 2 7 15 1 0 0 1 0 2 23y 164d 66 89
21 Murdoch, Jordan 8 5 7 15 2 0 0 2 1 1 22y 153d 39 34
25 Rivers, Jared 8 6 7 15 0 0 0 3 0 1 29y 309d 179 18
14 Selwood, Joel 5 3 19 24 1 0 0 4 3 0 26y 89d 181 110
27 Stokes, Mathew 15 5 18 33 0 0 0 2 1 1 29y 274d 172 198
7 Taylor, Harry 9 8 3 12 1 0 0 2 0 0 28y 72d 156 40
40 Thurlow, Jackson 5 4 5 10 1 0 0 0 0 0 20y 148d 7 3
5 Varcoe, Travis 8 8 17 25 0 0 0 2 1 0 26y 135d 135 129
  Rushed   3  
  Totals 199 97 234 433 11 5 30 45 14 15 26y 6d 2704 1644

Footnotes

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