The Bendigo Bank Cats have defeated the Kangaroos 77 to 58 on a dewy night in North Melbourne.

With only three AFL-listed players, Geelong worked hard to apply plenty of pressure with the final score reading 10.17 (77) to 8.10 (58).

After a slow start to the game, the squad flicked the switch at the 20-minute mark in the first quarter, unleashing passages of slick ball movement and quality contested work.

The second quarter saw a more well-rounded performance from the Cats with excellent pressure, forcing multiple turnovers in their half.

Despite the quality pressure, Geelong couldn’t finish off their hard work early on, tallying 28 inside 50s for just 40 points at the half.

In the end a 5-goal third quarter gave the Cats too big of a lead to catch as Jackson McLachlan led the way with 2 goals in the quarter and three for the match.

Although not tallying a high number of disposals, Tom Panuccio did well off half-forward to impact plenty of contests with his determination and balance.

Local GFL products Will Christie (16 disposals, 5 marks, 24 hit-outs), Fraser Marris (17 disposals, 3 tackles, 1 goal) and Scott Carlin (20 disposals, 2 marks) played well and will give the coaching staff a few more options when it comes to selection in the weeks to come.

Gary Rohan (17 disposals, 8 marks) featured once again playing off half-forward while Luke Dahlhaus (25 disposals, 3 tackles, 4 clearances) spent the majority of his evening through the midfield.

Geelong will next take on the Northern Bullants after a bye round at Preston City Oval on 22 May at 1:05pm.

GEELONG 4.3 5.10 10.12 10.17 (77)
NORTH MELBOURNE 4.1 5.4 6.8 8.10 (58)

Goals: McLachlan 3, Chalcraft 2, Crofts, Marris, Neale, Panuccio, Sprague
Best: Dahlhaus, Lloyd, McLachlan, Rohan, Chalcraft, Capiron
Reports:
Nil
Injuries:
Nil