Cats Scrape Home Against Hungry Tigers

Matthew Stokes & Paul Chapman

Encouragement and advice

The Cats 2012 season continues on its rocky road with a 10 point win over a determined young Tigers outfit.

Led brilliantly by Joel Selwood, Jimmy Bartel and experienced defenders, Tom Lonergan, Harry Taylor and Josh Hunt the Cats were able to hold off a desperate effort by the young Tiger team, who actually drew level midway through the last quarter.

Cameo performances were the order of the day in blustery conditions with the wind tunneling down to the old Wade Stand end where a gaping hole prominently figures.  Senior players like Tom Hawkins, Paul Chapman and Matthew Stokes showed the way for young guns Allen Christensen, Mitch Duncan, Cam Guthrie and debutant Jessie Stringer who all contributed in their own ways towards the win.

The Cats take on the Lions next Saturday night in Brisbane and they better have their playing hats on if they’re going to get over the line.

Final Scores
Cats 11.9-75 defeated the Tigers 9.11.65

Geelong Goal Kickers
Stokes 2, Chapman 2, Hunt, Selwood, Hawkins, Podsiadly, Duncan, Motlop, Christensen

Geelong Best Players
Bartel, Guthrie, Lonergan, Taylor, Mackie, Selwood, Hawkins

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