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VFL: Cats name elimination final team

VFL: Aaron Black press conf Aaron Black speaks ahead of the VFL must win final this weekend.

Geelong has named a strong team for their elimination final against Port Melbourne at Adcon Stadium on Saturday.

Jordan Clark and Lachie Fogarty will both make their comebacks from injury after missing last week’s win against Essendon.

Co-Captain Aaron Black last featured in a final in 2014 and is hoping to have a positive impact this time around.

“It has been a long time and I was pretty bad in that last game too, so it will be good to go out there and have a good game,” Black said.

The Cats will head into the knockout final full of confidence having won seven of their last nine matches. One of those victories coming against Port Melbourne at the same ground back in round 18.

“I know the boys are really excited and we have had a good second half of the year, so we should be confident going into it.”

“We had a good win and it gives us confidence beating them on their deck where we will play this weekend.”

“They’re a very conditioned and established team, they play finals generally every year and they will be ready for it.”

The Cats will go into the match with 20 AFL listed players. A remarkable feat but one that could see a few unlucky players miss out.

“We’re fortunate that we have a healthy list at the moment, both at AFL and VFL level, so that definitely helps us.”

“We have had a pretty consistent team this year, we know how we all play and we are just really looking forward to it.”

The first ball will be bounced at 2.10pm.

Fans planning on attending are encouraged to arrive early with Geelong’s VFLW team in action in the second elimination final against Melbourne Uni from 11.45am.

Listen to both matches via gofooty.live


Elimination Final team

B: Z Guthrie, L Henderson, B Jarvis
HB: J Kennerley, A Black, S Simpson
C: S Selwood, J Parsons, J Clark
HF: L Fogarty, W Buzza, J Jones
F: N Kreuger, D Fort, Z Smith
R: R Abbott, C Constable, S Menegola
INT: B Reid, J McLachlan, O Brownless, B Schlensog, J Tarca, C Mitchell, P Dowling
23P: C Jones

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