AFL Geelong Cats vs North Melbourne Live Round Ten First Match are held on Simonds Stadium, Geelong, 19: 50 AEDT, Friday 23 May 2014 Online.
The Geelong Cats will welcome back Mathew Stokes from suspension but that is cancelled-out to Steve Johnson’s one-game ban. Dawson Simpson might be the casualty if Chris Scott wants another runner. Whilst for North Melbourne, Aaron Mullett and Nathan Grima are in contention whilst Liam Anthony, Trent Dumont and Brad McKenzie played well in the reserves.
After five straight wins to start the year the Cats have lost two of their last three matches – to Fremantle and Port Adelaide both away. They sit in fourth on the ladder. North bounced back from a disappointing loss to Gold Coast with an 87-point thumping of Brisbane jumping them up to 7th on the ladder.
North defeated Geelong in round 19 last season by 10 points. Brent Harvey turned back the clock with 37 touches, five tackles and seven inside-50’s to snare the three Brownlow votes. Daniel Wells kicked four goals and Ryan Bastinac kicked three. Geelong star Steve Johnson got two Brownlow votes for his 28 disposals.
B: Jared Rivers, Tom Lonergan, Corey Enright
HB: Andrew Mackie, Harry Taylor, Cameron Guthrie
C: Mark Blicavs, Joel Selwood, Mitch Duncan
HF: Travis Varcoe, Hamish McIntosh, Mathew Stokes
F: Jordan Murdoch, Tom Hawkins, Jimmy Bartel
Fol: Dawson Simpson, James Kelly, George Horlin-Smith
I/C: Jed Bews, Steven Motlop, Jackson Sheringham, Jesse Stringer
Emg: Taylor Hunt, Jarrad Jansen, Josh Walker
In: Mathew Stokes, Jesse Stringer
Out: Taylor Hunt (omitted), Steve Johnson (suspension)
B: L.McDonald, J.Tippett, L.Hansen
HB: N.Dal Santo, S.Thompson, L.Greenwood
C: S.Gibson, A.Swallow, R.Nahas
HF: L.Thomas, A.Black, L.Adams
F: M.Daw, D.Petrie, B.Harvey
Foll: T.Goldstein, J.Ziebell, B.Cunnington
Int: R.Bastinac, M.Firrito, S.Atley, S.Wright
Emer: L.Anthony, S.McMahon, M.Wood