For the second week in a row Geelong has been pushed for three quarter by an expansion team, this time the GWS Giants before running away in the last quarter.
The Giants jumped out of the blocks, slamming on the first five goals of the match to open up a surprising 31 point lead. It would be Steve Johnson who would kick the visitors first goal at the 19 minute mark before Murdoch’s goal cut the margin back to 18 points at quarter time.
Geelong hit back early in the second term kicking four of the first five goals, to hit the front in the first time in the match. Giant forward Jeremy Cameron should his future potential, keeping the Giants in the game as the Cats booted eight for the term.
Leading by eight points at the half, it looked as though the Cats would click into gear in the third term but the Giants kept up the pace, kicking five goals to Geelong’s six to be within striking distance with a quarter to play.
The Cats finally hit top gear in the final quarter, much like they did last week against the Suns, piling on eight goals to one to run out victors by 59 points.
GEELONG – 2.3 – 10.7 – 16.8 – 24.13 (157)
GWS GIANTS – 5.3 – 9.5 – 14.8 – 15.8 (98)
Geelong: Podsiadly 5, Murdoch 3, Hawkins 2, Hunt 2, Selwood 2, Johnson, Mackie, Bartel, Stokes, Christensen, Corey, West, Duncan, Stringer, Kelly
GWS: Cameron 4, Palmer 3, Scully 2, Ward, Reid, Plowman, Treloar, Shiel, Tomlinson