Classic performances from Tom Hawkins and Patrick Dangerfield have propelled Geelong to their fourth consecutive victory over a slow-starting Essendon within the highest scoring sport of the season.
Hawkins was good with 4 objectives within the first quarter because the Cats kicked the primary six objectives of the sport. He completed with eight objectives to take his profession tally to 754.
Matched up on improved defender Brandon Zerk-Thatcher, he was too sturdy for the Bomber, who regarded like Laurel subsequent to Hardy when caught in a battle with the veteran Cat. Hawkins kicked six objectives within the first half earlier than the transfer was made with Jordan Ridley taking up.
Equally spectacular was the Cats’ skipper Dangerfield, who was too huge for the Bombers’ midfielders, his breakaway velocity permitting him win centre clearances. Dangerfield completed up launching the ball inside 50 on 15 events.