GEELONG'S VFL team has continued their impressive pre-season form with a dominant win against Port Melbourne in a practice match on Saturday at North Port Oval.
The Bendigo Bank Cats were dominant from the outset, recording a convincing 21.9 (141) to 10.7 (67) win.
Patrick Dangerfield made a rare appearance for the Bendigo Bank Cats.
Time for a well-earned rest. Well played Bankers! pic.twitter.com/uzj8uj6t2T— Geelong VFL (@GeelongVFL) March 27, 2021
The Danger-man himself was a late inclusion to the squad for Saturday’s VFL practice match against Port Melbourne.
With names like Mitch Duncan and Josh Jenkins taking the field as well, there was plenty to watch out for in this practice match.
Jenkins earned Geelong’s first with a nice entry from Max Holmes giving the big forward an easy shot from 30 metres out.
The ball bounced around the ground from end-to-end for a while until Port Melbourne kicked two-straight.
It didn’t take long for the Bankers to strike back, kicking four-goals in a row to finish the quarter 23-points up.
A slow start to the second built up to a four-goal-to-one term in Geelong’s favour.
Ben Jarvis, Jackson McLachlan, Jordan Johnston and Cameron Taheny got on the end of a few while Kreuger was excellent running out off half-back.
Port Melbourne managed another to end Geelong’s streak of unanswered goals not long before half-time.
Cats lead 65-28 at the half.
Both squads scored two goals a-piece in the first 15 minutes, Kreuger again showcasing his speed and kicking ability out of defence.
Geelong continued to dominate thanks to some great work by Close, Jenkins and Holmes and some beautiful ball movement along the wing.
The fourth quarter went much like the third - plenty of pressure and plenty of goals.
After a big first term in and around the contest, Dangerfield then floated around as a loose man in the second and third quarters.
He attended a few more centre-bounces in the last 30 minutes before finishing up with 15 minutes left.
Despite his suspension, the AFL allowed Dangerfield to play as the VFL season hasn’t officially commenced.
Mitch Duncan only played in the second-half but showed he’s over his calf injury, however, there’s no certainty he’ll be included in the Easter Monday squad.
Youngster Max Holmes is also pushing his case for senior selection with another great performance along the wing and in the guts.
Geelong 5.5 10.5 16.8 21.9 (141)
Port Melbourne 2.0 4.4 7.5 10.7 (67)
Goals: Jenkins (5), Close, Jarvis (4), McLachlan (3), Johnston (2), Holmes, Duncan, Fort, Taheny (1)
Best: Holmes, Guthrie, Krueger, Fort, Close, Jenkins
@ North Port Oval