A very nice win for the Eagles, doubling the scores of their well credentialed opponents. A large spread of players collected 20 touches or more.
4Q 12:44 Bit by bit West Coast have increased their lead. A good stats spread tonight among Shuey, Sheed, Yeo, Duggan, Sheppard, Reddan and Hurn
The lead is edging towards 40 points. Quite a night to unfurl the premiership flag and say G’day to the faithful.
The Eagles look solid at Optus Stadium. Their opening win for the season looms.
80 points in the end ….
Geelong 20.6 (126)
Melbourne 6.10 (46)
Goals: Geelong: G Rohan 3 J Selwood 2 L Dahlhaus 2 P Dangerfield 2 T Hawkins 2 B Parfitt C Constable E Ratugolea G Miers J Clark M Duncan M O’Connor S Menegola T Kelly. Melbourne: J Melksham 2 A Brayshaw J Lockhart J Viney S Weideman.
Umpires: Shane McInerney, Brent Wallace, Nathan Williamson.
Venue: GMHBA Stadium.
Port Adelaide fear Jack Watts’ season is over with a suspected broken leg and expects to be without Karl Amon for at least a few weeks while Carlton hold hope of Charlie Curnow shaking off a knee injury in time to play Sydney next Saturday.
Q3 21.20 West Coast hold a five-goal lead. It’s shaping as an excellent across the board performance by the reigning premiers. A goal or two from GWS before 3QT could make it interesting.
Q4 17:52 Sam Menegola snags another GOAL for Geelong! Boy oh boy, the siren can’t come quick enough for Melbourne. Yep, someone Geelong might yet win here by 100 points …
Another goal to Dangerfield. Lead is approaching 70 points! Just amazing … alright, who tipped this?