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Ratings | Round 9 – Geelong v. Western Bulldogs

2017-05-19T23:10+10:00

Fired by five goals from Harry Taylor and a flawless Paddy Dangerfield, Geelong again unleashed a powerful final-term surge to overrun the Western Bulldogs by 23-points at Simonds Stadium.

Our Inside Football experts take a look at the individual performances of each player...

GEELONG – 16.8 (104)

Jed BEWS – 4

Spent first half in defence and played minor role then swung forward in third without impact. Couple of highlights.

Mark BLICAVS – 4

Much better effort without starring; 18 possessions but only nine were effective. Four tackles, one clearance.

Nakia COCKATOO – 1

Set up early Blicavs goals then pinged a hamstring before quarter time and night was done.

Patrick DANGERFIELD – 10

Five weeks removed from broken ribs (v Hawks) and they might have healed. Four brilliant first-half goals; 36 disposals.

Mitch DUNCAN – 8

Laid career-high 18 tackles to go with 31 disposals, six clearances and four inside-50s.

Tom HAWKINS – 5

Key forward took his season goal tally to 27 in a tight battle with Adams. Couple of disposals in final term were key.

Lachie HENDERSON – 6

After two games out with a rib injury was steady down back playing predominantly on Cloke. Stats modest but played his role.

Jake KOLODJASHNIJ – 7

In for second game of season. Defended pretty well and looked poise, particularly in final term when heat went on.

Tom LONERGAN – 7

Had job on Redpath (two goals) and did that superbly. Got across to be third man up and positioning first class.

Andrew MACKIE – 7

First half solid (17 disposals) and helped set the tempo. Quieter second half but overall he had a positive impact.

Sam MENEGOLA – 6

Provided support to stars with 21 disposals, seven tackles and 11 contested possessions.

Daniel MENZEL – 4

Had a really quiet one until final term when kicked two key goals. Only three kicks for the night so made them count.

Steven MOTLOP – 4

Stats sheet suggest okay (18 disposals) but reality was he had very little impact on the game. Better than previous weeks.

Jordan MURDOCH – 6

Late inclusion should be commended for his attack on the ball. Stats modest (12 effective disposals) but played a role.

Mark O'CONNOR – 3

Second-game Irishman laid a couple of big tackles and was better than debut match; 12 disposals.

James PARSONS – 4

Intent to tackle and play aggressively was great and much better than previous weeks. Just 14 disposals but good for fifth game.

Joel SELWOOD – 8

Huge again, particularly in early part of final quarter when the side needed an injection of life; 11 clearances.

Scott SELWOOD – 7

First game of the season and laid 17 tackles to go with 17 disposals in what was a pleasing return.

Zac SMITH – 8

No. 1 ruck option had best game of career highlighted by 15 hit-outs to advantage, eight clearances and 24 disposals.

Tom STEWART – 7

Great game. Defender brilliantly where he sued his closing speed and play reading to intercept the pill.

Harry TAYLOR – 8

Took right weeks but hit straps with five goals, including three in second term. Didn’t touch ball in first and third terms.

Zach TUOHY – 8

Huge again, particularly in first half. Ended with 28 disposals and hit target with 21 of them. In the votes again.

WESTERN BULLDOGS – 12.9 (81)

Marcus ADAMS – 6

Battled Hawkins all night. Did a sound job except for one horror error that gifted Hawkins his only goal.

Marcus BONTEMPELLI – 6

Quiet first half (5 effective disposals) then lifted but quiet by his standards; 13 effective disposals and kicked 0.3

Tom BOYD – 7

Big man threatened at times with two goals and some towering contested marks. Good effort playing No. 1 ruck.

Travis CLOKE – 3

Third-term goal only real highlight of a night he looked off the pace after time out with rib injury.

Luke DAHLHAUS – 6

Steady without starring. Nine tackles and four inside-50s. Didn’t hit the scoreboard but played his role.

Bailey DALE – 4

Okay early but youngster faded as the game dragged on. Only six disposals after half time was telling in a tough game.

Caleb DANIEL – 8

Close to Dogs’ best. Worked hard, won plenty of ball (28 disposals) and won 10 contested possessions.

Tory DICKSON – 4

First game for the year. Kicked two goals from seven kicks and will be better for the run after interrupted pre-season.

Lachie HUNTER – 3

Really quiet all night in an uncharacteristic effort; eight effective disposals, one clearance and no inside-50s from half back.

Jason JOHANNISEN – 7

Run and carry in bursts and steady without starring. Didn’t cut the Cats’ to shreds like he can at times.

Lin JONG – 6

Six tackles, four inside-50s and 24 disposals a handy effort. Only downside is his lack of poise at times with ball in hand.

Jack MACRAE – 5

Hardly sighted first half then lifted to grab 12 disposals after half time. Only 13 effective touches and one inside-50.

Dale MORRIS – 2

First game back from injury and looked well off the pace. Defensive role okay but offered nothing going other way; two kicks.

Robert MURPHY – 7

Skipper made his presence felt at times with burst link play. Hit target with 19 of his 25 disposals.

Liam PICKEN – 5

Unusually quiet in first half then huge third term helped side back into the game. Quiet again in final term.

Jack REDPATH – 4

Had Lonergan for company and ended night with two goals from six kicks. Not a huge night.

Clay SMITH – 5

Two goals from eight kicks playing role up forward. Laid seven tackles but by no means a big impact on flow of game.

Matthew SUCKLING – 4

When he got it things looked good for Dogs. Only issue was he didn’t get it enough; seven kicks and no goals.

Mitch WALLIS – 8

Return from injury was a solid one. Grabbed 26 disposals (20 contested), six tackles and 12 clearances.

Lukas WEBB – 5

Youngster flitted in and out of the game without getting arousal levels up. Six tackles, two inside-50s and a goal.

Bailey WILLIAMS – 5

The 19-year-old playing 10th game ended night with 19 disposals (10 effective). Just the two tackles.

Easton WOOD – 6

Defended pretty well on Menzel and worked to run off and provide some rebound with 20 disposals.

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