AFL PREMIERSHIP SEASON 2008 ROUND
21; GEELONG V NORTH MELBOURNE; MATCH PREVIEW PLUS TV / RADIO BROADCAST DETAILS
By Ben Jensen GEELONG V NORTH MELBOURNE
THE MIGHTY GEELONG CATS take on top four aspirants North Melbourne Kangaroos
at Skilled Stadium this Sunday in the penultimate round for 2008, a Fox Sports game starting at 1pm. All Australian
backmen Darren Milburn and Matthew Scarlett return from injury, as does Paul Chapman. The unlucky trio to make way are
Brent Prismall, Ryan Gamble and Travis Varcoe, who have all performed well this season.
Darren James (of 3AW fame), Brendon Nicholls, Shane McInerney
Geelong by 19 points
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AFL 2008, ROUND TWENTY-ONE
NORTH MELBOURNE V GEELONG
SUNDAY 24 AUGUST 2008, 13:10 AEST
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AFL TV COVERAGE (ALL LOCAL TIMES):
Melbourne FOXTEL LIVE
REPLAY ON FOX SPORTS 1 IN EACH STATE
Replays on Fox Sports; available on Foxtel, Optus and Austar
AFL RADIO COVERAGE:
Melbourne KROCK, SEN, ABC
IN: Matthew Scarlett, Darren Milburn, Paul Chapman
B: Tom Harley, Matthew Scarlett, Andrew Mackie
IN: Nathan Thompson, Hamish McIntosh
B: Gavin Urquhart, Lachlan Hansen, Josh Gibson
Player (Injury) Onset; Estimated Return
Ling fractured cheekbone Rnd 15 Rnd 20 Unchanged
KANGAROOS INJURY LIST
ROUND 11, 2008
FRIDAY 6 MAY 2008, 19:40 AEST, TELSTRA DOME
CATS PREVAIL OVER KANGAROOS IN NAIL BITER AT THE
By Ben Jensen GEELONG hung on the defeat a gallant and undermanned North Melbourne at Telstra Dome last night, thanks largely to Gary Ablett and Cameron Mooney. The Cats dominated the opening half but the Roos got right back into the game and trailed by only eight points at the main break. Unfortunately the win came at a cost, All Australian backman Matthew Scarlett twinging a hamstring, almost certain to miss at least a couple weeks.
Ablett Junior must surely be ahead in the Brownlow Medal by now; the boy wonder's star continues to rise. Ablett had 21 possessions and two goals to half time, finishing with 39. Fellow All Australian Mooney, in his first game back after missing last week due to injury, booted seven goals, including three by half time.
Ablett, dispatched to full forward five minutes from the final break, conjured up a miraculous goal thirty seconds before three quarter time that all but culled off the Kangaroo hopes. Leading by two goals, Steve Johnson's third goal barely three minutes in was crucial and gave the Cats breathing space that ultimately wouldn't be breached by the Kangaroos. David Hale provided heart palpitations as he kicked the Roos' only goals of the final term, while the Geelong players peppered the goals but produced only behinds, until the final goal of the match by Cameron Mooney. Mooney's seventh goal came with just under four minutes left on the clock, the margin now fourteen points.
GEELONG 7.0 11.6 17.7 19.13 (127)
UMPIRES: McInerney, Wenn, Ryan
CROWD: 38,373 at Telstra Dome (Docklands), Melbourne
INJURIES: Geelong: Selwood (virus) replaced in selected side by Prismall. Scarlett (hamstring) North Melbourne: Pratt (shoulder)
Geelong coach Mark Thompson reflected on the game, admitting all that mattered was the four points. "It was a weird sort of a game. The last two times we've played North Melbourne we've beaten them by a lot and they never, ever give up and they didn't tonight. To walk away with the victory is really the only thing that matters."
BULLANTS 4.0 9.2 13.6 17.9 (111) DEFEATED