Cats claw their way to 34-point win over Port Adelaide
TODAY’S LINE-UP: Shane McInnes, Nick Butler, Warren Tredrea.
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Geelong has joined Port Adelaide on 3-2 with a convincing 34-point win at Adelaide Oval.
George Horlin-Smith was included just minutes before the game, but booted two goals from 26 disposals in a starring performance.
The crowd tonight is 45,372.* #AFLPowerCats
*45,371 after the invader was ejected.
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Geelong leads by nine points after a spicy opening half.
Late inclusion Lindsay Thomas kicked his first goal for the Power, but then got himself in trouble for a bump on Scott Selwood.
Warren Tredrea said Thomas is staring at a suspension.
“He’s gone the body, and he got it wrong,” Tredders said.
Selwood was escorted off the ground and did not return.
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VERY LATE CHANGE
Geelong has made a very late change, with Tom Hawkins being withdrawn just before the siren due to back spasms.
George Horlin-Smith has come in.
The Power have made a late change tonight.
Lindsay Thomas comes in for his first game for Port Adelaide, replacing Todd Marshall.
Marshall did not recover fully after suffering concussion last week.
Geelong is unchanged.
Power recruit Steven Motlop will take on his former club for the first time on Saturday night.
This one is set to be a belter, with both sides keen to press their Top 4 credentials.
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