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Geelong forward Stewart Crameri in action during the 100-point win over North Melbourne at GMHBA Stadium. (Geelong Cats Image/Arj Giese)
GEELONG has produced its most complete performance of the VFL season-to-date with a clinical 100-point victory over North Melbourne in the curtain raiser.
Lachie Henderson, Cam Guthrie and Scott Selwood all got through the game and had an impact as the Cats pushed their top four credentials with a 21.11 (137) to 5.7 (37) victory at GMHBA Stadium.
But there are concerns over forward Stewart Crameri after he was taken to hospital before the game had finished with an eye injury.
Crameri left the ground in the second quarter after receiving a scratch to the eye in a marking contest and went straight into the rooms for treatment. He had kicked three goals at that stage.
From localfooty.com.au and the Port Phillip and Caulfield Glen Eira Leader
Reported by Paul Amy
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For Port Melbourne, the wait was worth it.
Owing to problems with the surface of the ground, the Borough had to shift their Round 1 and 2 matches away from North Port Oval.
It meant not only giving up two home games to start the season, but delaying the unfurling of the 2017 premiership flag won so thrillingly over Richmond.
Port finally returned to North Port on Saturday, for a Round 6 clash with Footscray, and shortly after 2pm club stalwarts Henry “Pug’’ Tucker and Henry Knight were given the honour of raising the flag.
Almost three hours later the club faithful were clapping again. The Borough posted a 33-point victory, 15.12 (102) to 10.9 (69), after an authoritative second half in which they kicked 10 goals to three.
When Port coach Gary Ayres saw the team sheets he must have been tempted to tap his senior assistant, former league ruckman Peter “Crackers’’ Keenan, on the shoulder and ask, “Couldn’t give us a quarter, could you big fella?’’
The Doggies went in with 200cm Tom Campbell, 205cm Tim English, 200cm Jordan Roughead and 197cm Jackson Trengove, as well as 196cm Nathan Mullenger-McHugh.
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Less than eight weeks into the season, North coach Brad Scott is already seeing the benefits of the club’s own VFL team.
Scott believes the ability to shape and implement a variety of different roles for individual players will only benefit the club in the long-run.
“Having our own VFL team is absolutely huge for us,” Scott told RSN.
“It’s not something that wins you games each week, in terms of ‘that was the difference this week’, but over the pre-season and home-and-away season, it does make a difference.”
Already this year, North has had Sam Wright, Mason Wood, Cameron Zurhaar and Majak Daw spend time in the reserves, and go on to earn AFL selection.