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Geelong beats Sydney Swans by 32 points to spoil Adam Goodes's return

A partisan Saturday night crowd at Kardinia Park got to enjoy a virtuoso display from Selwood, who had a trademark 20 contested possessions - three more than any other player on the ground - as he became the youngest Cat to reach the 200-game milestone.
With a few isolated exceptions, the capacity crowd also did themselves credit by not booing Goodes.

The dual Brownlow medallist returned to action, having sat out last weekend's victory over Adelaide.

With speedster Lewis Jetta running riot, the Swans had the better of the first half and could well have led by more than 13 points at the long break.
But the second half was very much one-way traffic, with the Cats banging on eight goals to one to record a 14.11 (95) to 9.9 (63) victory and move back into the top eight.
The Swans paid a heavy price for the loss, ceding their spot in the top four to the Western Bulldogs, who smashed Port Adelaide by 64 points earlier in the day.

After struggling early on against Sydney full-back Ted Richards, Cats spearhead Tom Hawkins ended the match with a game-high four goals - including two early in the final term, both laid on by Selwood.

To make matters worse for Richards, he was reported in the third quarter for a high bump on Hawkins which left the big Cat dazed.

In Selwood, Cam Guthrie, Josh Caddy and Steven Motlop the Cats had most of the best midfielders on the ground.

Sydney's best players included Josh Kennedy, Luke Parker and Jetta.
Goodes ended the night with 12 possessions, six marks, three tackles and a goal.
His best moment came late in the first quarter when he swooped onto a loose ball and snapped a clever goal over his left shoulder.

With the crowd chanting his name, Selwood was chaired from the ground by longstanding team-mates Hawkins and Harry Taylor.


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