Round 14 concludes with three matches on Sunday. Geelong hosts Port Adelaide at Skilled Stadium, Melbourne travels north to take on the rejuvenated Brisbane Lions and St Kilda and North Melbourne clash in a critical game at Etihad Stadium.
LATEST SCORE: Geelong 3.7 (25) Port Adelaide 2.4 (16)
Port Adelaide still narrowly in front on the clearance count. Geelong comfortably ahead on tackles. Kelly (12) edges past Bartel as Geelong’s top possession-winner after 14 minutes of the second stanza.
Q2 – 5.25: Miss! Taylor Hunt should have done better from 15 metres. His direct shot slided to the right for a behind. Goals still hard to come by today.
ANALYSIS: Bartel all class with 10 possessions in wet conditions. Kelly has seven contested touches, to go with nine overall. Kane Cornes enjoying a good day late in his career with nine disposals. Can’t see Port Adelaide managing a repeat of their victory over the Cats in early 2007 at this venue. Plenty has happened since, hasn’t it? Geelong 3.4 (22) Port Adelaide 2.3 (15)
Q1 – 24.50: GOAL. Westhoff contested mark and goal. The Power stays within striking distance.
Q1 – 22.25: GOAL. Geelong’s third. Smedts after a steady build-up from the Cats scores in close. Play is tough around the stoppages. An inevitable result in classic hard footy conditions.
Port Adelaide winning the clearances after 17 minutes. Broadbent chiefly responsible while John McCarthy is topping the possession count. Bartel equally prolific for Geelong in cold and slippery conditions at Geelong’s home ground.
Q1 – 11.55: GOAL. Duncan directly in front for the Cats. Geelong looking sharp already in slippery conditions.
Q1 – 5.11: GOAL: Port on the board. Kane Cornes finds space in the forward 50 and snaps smartly. Cats by one behind.
Q1 – 2.41: GOAL. Cats strike early. Harry Taylor up forward and he makes no mistake with a set shot directly in front.
1pm – Port Adelaide makes one late change for daunting clash against the Cats. Jacob Surjan has been replaced in the team by Cameron O’Shea. Aaron Young is their substitute.
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