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Sport Bombers rally to beat Cats but Dangerfield injury will worry Geelong more

10:50  11 march  2018
10:50  11 march  2018 Source:   theage.com.au

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Learn more . You're viewing YouTube in Russian. You can change this preference below. Patrick Dangerfield hurt his hamstring as the Cats were overrun in the last quarter by the Bombers . ⚓️. RC ADVENTURES - DOWNHiLL MUD BOG - FAiL vs WiN - TTC 2016 POKER RALLY - PT 6

Dockers turn up pressure to beat Bombers Fremantle have turned the defensive pressure up a notch to beat Essendon 16.10 (106) to 14.6 (90) at the new Optus Bombers rally to beat Cats but Dangerfield injury will worry Geelong more .

Jake Stringer gives Joel Selwood a fend off.© Wayne Ludbey Jake Stringer gives Joel Selwood a fend off.

ESSENDON 4.0 8.2 10.3 15.11 (101) d

GEELONG 4.2 7.5 14.6 15.7 (97)

Goals: Essendon: J Stewart 3 D Smith 2 J Green 2 J Stringer 2 C McKenna D Parish D Zaharakis J Daniher J Long Z Merrett.Geelong: T Hawkins 5 D Menzel 4 C Guthrie J Thurlow M Blicavs M Duncan M O'Connor T Kelly. Venue: Central Reserve

Best: Geelong: Hawkins, J Selwood, Menzel, Duncan, Tuohy, T Kelly, Essendon: Z Merrett, D Smith, Parish, Heppell, Stewart, Myers

Gastro went through the Essendon team before they were belted in the first JLT Series match against Richmond at Wangaratta, and the 87-point loss left their fans feeling similarly bilious.

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AFL wrap: Patrick Dangerfield injury , Silver lining for bruised Blues. The Essendon star copped it for a blatant dive in the Bombers ’ clash against Geelong on Sunday after being bumped by Cats forward Mitch Duncan. “It’s not ideal but there’s plenty more people in far worse situations than I am.”

At three-quarter time against Geelong in Colac there was a similar feeling of queasiness about the Bombers.  The Cats were rampant and the Bombers were down by 27 points. This time it was not gastro, just wind.

Wins don't matter in this faux competition but big losses do. The Bombers had the wind at their back in the final term - the same one that helped the Cats open the game up in the third quarter - to bring the game back to even terms. In the end Essendon won by four points.

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Dangerfield : Geelong have to start again. 39d. The journey of Gary Ablett Jr. "We looked more stable behind the ball he definitely shored us up," coach Chris Scott said. After the Cats rallied to only trail by six points, North again went clear for a 32-point lead midway during the third term.

Cats cruise past Bombers . Patrick Dangerfield runs away from Craig Bird Michael Dodge/Getty Images. Geelong also suffered an injury blow, with forward Daniel Menzel sitting out most of the second half with a groin problem.

Tom Hawkins kicks a goal in the third term.© Wayne Ludbey Tom Hawkins kicks a goal in the third term.

So in the absence of a significant difference on the score board the decisiveness of what you draw from the game falls to what you lost and to that end Geelong lost their best player Patrick Dangerfield to a hamstring injury when he pulled up short as he tried to kick and had to limp from the ground with a hamstring strain. With Little Gary Ablett already kept from the pre-season competition with a hamstring strain Dangerfield's injury will not make them feel any easier.

Rhys Stanley sat out most of the game with a left calf injury, so some things don't change year on year.

Esendon lost Marty Gleeson to a left leg injury - it looked like an ankle - in a marking contest. David Zaharakis was limping with a right ankle and Michael Hurley finished the game on the bench with his left calf iced up.

In contrast Devon Smith had the sort of game the Bombers wanted to see - 22 touches, a couple of goals and a few very good tackles as he got involved in the midfield shift in the final term that helped swing the game back to the Bombers.

First AFL hamstring injury stumps Danger

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Highlights: Essendon v Geelong The Bombers and Cats clash in round nine. Those two Geelong six-pointers were its last until a Dangerfield long bomb almost 13-and-a-half minutes into the third term. "There's no doubt they beat us in virtually every facet of the game … we just didn't respond

James Stewart looked good and mobile for the Bombers early and then booted a couple in the last quarter as the Bombers surged back into the game before 9,115 people at Colac's Central Reserve.

Essendon kept with their preferred set up which has Cale Hooker forward next to Joe Daniher, then with James Stewart as second ruck as the third tall. That three pronged set up has Jake Stringer spending more time forward than midfield because he isn't fit nough to play long in the middle.

This anti-Richmond set up with three talls stretching oppositions for height if not defensive pressure, compared to the premiers' single tall and high pressure smalls.

The arrangment works for Essendon if Paddy Ambrose can hold bigger opponents and leave Michael Hurley as the intercept marking backman. Ambrose then is critical. When Tom Hawkins kicked his fourth Hurley had tp be switched onto him.

Hawkins finished with five and Menzel four goals looking threatening as they teamed well together.

Stringer did a few things but those he did were extraordinary. He booted two goals, one off a step from 50 at the boundary the other when he motored through the middle to get onto a loose ball and kick the goal.

Stringer works incredibly hard when there is a sniff of a goal but seems to run in sand when he is playing up the ground and chasing.

Andy McGrath moved up the ground onto a wing, which was part of the plan of bringing Adam Saad into the team.

Tim Kelly was again terrific for the Cats and looked likely to have penciled his name in for round one. Mark O'Connor also looked good the Cats.

The Cats swung a tactical innovation and swung Harry Taylor into defence - and remarkably he looked quite capable there! The dalliance with him forward last year has been abandoned it seems.

Ablett in for Cats, Danger doubts remain .
Superstar Geelong duo Gary Ablett and Patrick Dangerfield are battling injuries to be ready for the start of the AFL season.Ablett didn't feature in Geelong's pre-season series after suffering a hamstring strain in February and has been carefully managed since.

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