REIGNING Carji Greeves Medallist Cameron Guthrie was pleased with the way his team were able to dig deep and hold off a fast-finishing Hawks outfit at the MCG on Easter Monday.

The Cats won each of the opening three quarters to take a four-goal lead into the final break, but the Hawks responded with the Cats holding on to record a five-point victory.

“It’s always nice to be a part of these games and we really look forward to it on the schedule,” Guthrie said.

“I think we gave ourselves a bit of a scare late and we didn’t really put the game away like we wanted to.”

“So, we have plenty to work on but there were some really pleasing aspects at the same time.”

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Cam Guthrie speaks after racking up a career high 43 disposals. Presented by Ford.

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The 2020 All Australian had a career-high 43 disposals to go with 10 clearances and six inside 50s.

“Sometimes you get lucky and when the boys look up the first thing they see is you and that’s just the way it felt today.”

It is Geelong’s second consecutive single digit win after their one-point triumph against Brisbane in Round 2, but importantly it secured the Cats another four points and moved them up to seventh on the ladder.

“(I’m) really proud of the boys again, a couple of close ones but the boys dug deep and got the result.”

“Hopefully we can keep this winning form going ahead - I think we’ve got some more games in Victoria in the next couple of weeks so hopefully fans can get along and support us, we love it.”

Geelong will be back at the MCG in Round 4 to play Melbourne on Sunday at 3.20pm.