GEELONG ruckman Darcy Fort has continued to push his case for a senior recall with a second consecutive two-goal performance from the ruck.
Fort has now played three times at reserves level since returning from a bone stress in his foot.
The Cats were soundly beaten by a Bulldogs line-up in hot conditions in the shadows of Metricon Stadium.
Josh Jenkins and Charlie Constable were left seeing stars after they collided early in the match, with Jenkins left bloodied as he came from the field.
The former Crow returned to the field shortly after to line up in the forward 50 and share the ruck duties with Fort.
First-year Cat Sam De Koning backed up his four-goal performance last week with another two majors in his second match up forward.
Quinton Narkle continued to show his contested ball-winning prowess and kicked a goal from the midfield.
Irish Cat Stefan Okunbor produced one of the best plays of his young football career, dashing from centre half back to the forward pocket before looking inboard and finding Darcy Fort for one of his two goals.
Jordan Clark kicked a classy, running goal from 55 metres, while Zach Guthrie took a number of strong, intercept marks from defence.