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Geelong returns to top of the ladder with Easter Monday victory


Geelong has returned to the top of the table with a 23-point win over the Hawks at the MCG.

The Cats looked in control for most of the game but the Hawks were able to fight back in the last quarter to give the away side a scare.

But despite being a player down, Geelong kicked away to its fourth win of the season.

Here’s everything you need to know!

The Talking Point: Hawthorn supporters boo Ablett

The reason is unknown as to why the Hawthorn supporters booed Gary Ablett in their side's 23-point loss.

Some suggested that it may have been because of his recent social media activity, but it didn't seem to affect the classy forward.

He finished with three goals, 23 disposals and eight marks in the Easter Monday victory.

The Moment: Ablett with a Mark of the Year contender

Gary Ablett was able to wind back the clock with a moment of brilliance inside 50.

The veteran Cat took a screamer just outside the goal square and converted the set shot shortly after, following up that effort with another snap just minutes later.

It’s an effort that could be in contention for the Mark of the Year award.

The Star: Tim Kelly

The Cats will be desperately trying to make sure they hold onto Tim Kelly at the end of this year, with the midfielder producing another stellar performance.

Kelly kicked two goals to go with his 29 disposals, five marks and 12 contested possessions.

He now averages 23.5 disposals and 11.5 contested possessions per game.

What’s next?

The Hawks head to Tasmania for the first time this season to take on the Blues on Sunday. Geelong hosts West Coast at GMHBA Stadium in the twilight match on the same day.

Full Score

Hawthorn: 4.2, 7.7, 10.10, 13.12.90
Geelong: 4.3, 10.6, 15.10, 17.11.113


Hawthorn: Puopolo 2, Roughead 2, McEvoy 2, Henderson 2, Smith, Lewis, Cousins, Worpel, O'Meara
Geelong: Rohan 4, Ablett 3, Dangerfield 2, Stanley 2, Kelly 2, Hawkins, Dahlhaus, Taylor, Miers


Hawthorn: Henderson, McEvoy, Worpel, O'Meara, Sicily
Geelong: Kelly, Dangerfield, Selwood, Rohan, Dahlhaus

Reports: Nil

Injuries: Brandon Parfitt (corked thigh), Ben Stratton (stomach virus) replaced in selected side by Mirra, Mirra (left knee)

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