Falcons fall to top team

Monday, June 3

THE Geelong Falcons lost their third consecutive match and sacrificed a top-eight spot when it went down to ladder leaders Eastern Ranges by 57-points at Box Hill yesterday.

The Falcons were never able to challenge the home side after the Ranges got away to a four-goal lead at quarter-time.

The margin was extended at every break before the Ranges ran out winners 19.18 (132) to 10.15 (75), to continue their unbeaten run.

The loss takes Geelong's record to three wins and five losses for the season, and saw the club slip to ninth on the ladder.

A win to North Ballarat over the Calder Cannons yesterday saw the Rebels move to 12 points - ahead of Geelong on percentage.

But there were some positive signs for Geelong with key position player Jake Carmody booting four goals to be among the Falcons' best players.

Midfielder Pat Travers continued his good form with another solid performance, while onballer James Allan picked up plenty of the ball to be Geelong's best performer.

The Falcons host the sixth-placed Tassie Mariners at Skilled Stadium on Saturday, in a must-win match for Geelong.