Cats finish with a win

Lui Zacher
August 22, 2022 / 9:56 pm

GEELONG finished its VFL campaign with a 32-point win over Port Melbourne at GMHBA Stadium.

The Cats kept the Borough to just one goal in the first half, holding the visitors at bay to claim a 10.14 (74) to 5.12 (42) victory.

The win was Geelong’s eighth of the season, leaving it three games adrift of the top eight.

“I was pleased the boys finished on a good note,” coach Shane O’Bree told the club’s website. “Port Melbourne … they’ve been in really good form the last six weeks.

“For us to finish the way we did, I thought it was a really good team effort.

“Everything we focused on, I think we did it for the whole four quarters, which was pleasing to finish to like that.

“We’ve got a few AFL boys still putting their hands up for selection.”

Luke Dahlhaus, an emergency for Geelong’s AFL win over West Coast, finished with a game-high 30 disposals, while Shannon Neale and VFL-listed Ben Worme kicked three goals.

The Cats dominated the disposal count, 413-279, and won the clearances (37-27) and inside 50s (48-37).


Image: Geelong midfielder Shaun Higgins. (Geelong Cats Image/Arj Giese)