The Cats cruised to a 112 point win over North Melbourne on Saturday night on the back of 6 goals from Tom Hawkins, and a 30 touch, four goal display from Jeremy Cameron, but the night belonged to milestone man Mitch Duncan.

In front of almost 20,000 fans at GMHBA Stadium Duncan showed he remains in peak form 250 games in, delivering a mighty 30 disposal, 14 mark effort to steer that Cats within two points of their biggest ever win over North Melbourne and set up a tantalizing 1 v 2 clash with the visiting Demons next Thursday night.

Speaking to former teammate Cameron Mooney on Fox Footy after the match, Duncan was in a reflective mood.

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Duncan Post-Game | Round 16

Mitch Duncan speaks to the broadcaster directly after Geelong's big win in his 250th game.

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“I feel so privileged to land where I did,” he said. 

“We play in such big games, we have such good people at the footy club. (People like) you taught me the ropes along with a lot of other great players, not just for my playing ability but the person I've become.”

The signs were ominous for the Kangaroos in the opening seconds when a rampaging Patrick Dangerfield ripped the ball out of the stoppage and put the Cats on the board with his first kick since Round 10. 

It was the seventh fastest goal in an AFL match since 2002 and set the tone for the rest of the match. The Roos were competitive early but Geelong powered home kicking 13 goals to one in the second half to secure their sixth win in a row and consolidate a spot in the top two. 

For Duncan, the night was only soured by a missed opportunity to unleash a torpedo after the siren as the ball landed in his hands in the final moments.

“I should have!”, he told Fox Footy. 

“I've done it before in the other pocket. I should have given the other pocket a go.”