Cats leapfrog Brisbane into second

10 July 2020 19:59:22 GMTPlus10

Geelong leapfrogged Brisbane into second place on the ladder with a 27-point win over the Lions at the SCG.

The Cats brought a halt to Chris Fagan's team's four-match winning run after producing a stunning third term.

They trailed by 10 points at half-time but then bombarded Brisbane with seven unanswered goals in the next quarter, going on to record a 11.7 (73) to 6.10 (46) victory.

The Cats were two rotations down by quarter-time, with Mitch Duncan and Quinton Narkle picking up hamstring injuries.

And four consecutive goals in the second term from the Lions gave them a 22-point lead.

Gary Ablett, who retained his place in the side despite speculation he would be rested following his 350th game last week, set up goals for Sam Menegola and Tom Hawkins on the stroke of half-time to give Geelong some momentum.

They then produced the highest-scoring quarter of the season, Hawkins and Gary Rohan booting two majors apiece.

Patrick Dangerfield and Joel Selwood, who had been kept quiet in the first half, combined for eight clearances in the third term as Chris Scott's team managed 45 points to Brisbane's one.

The Lions suffered their own injury concern when Mitch Robinson limped off during the third quarter before sitting out the rest of the match with ice on his right thigh.

Geelong heeded the lessons from their previous meeting with Brisbane, when Charlie Cameron kicked five goals.

Scott sent Irishman Mark O'Connor to the All-Australian to start the match, and Cameron's only goal of the match came from a clanger as O'Connor and Jed Bews manned him effectively.

The Lions areĀ 3/4 to win their next game against Greater Western Sydney, who are 23/20.

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