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Cats punish Carlton errors

Tom Lonergan of the Cats tackles Shaun Hampson of the Blues during the round 11 AFL match between the Carlton Blues and the Geelong Cats at Etihad Stadium
Tom Lonergan of the Cats tackles Shaun Hampson of the Blues during the round 11 AFL match between the Carlton Blues and the Geelong Cats at Etihad Stadium Quinn Rooney - Getty Images

GEELONG struggled early but showed more composure in front of goal to defeat Carlton by two goals at Docklands on Friday night.

The game was tight for most of the night before the Cats kicked clear in the final quarter to win 14.13 (97) to 11.19 (85).

The loss was Carlton's fourth in five matches but it could have been so different for the Blues, who missed a string of chances and hit the woodwork on no less than five occasions.

Geelong's Steve Johnson told Grandstand that the team had struggled but had kept faith in its ability to finish with a win.

"We haven't started games too well (this year)," Johnson said.

"But when you come in at half-time and you're not far behind, and the way we've been able to finish off games so far this year, we had a lot of confidence we could win."

Read the full match report at ABC news online.

Topics:  afl, carlton blues, geelong cats


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