Cats 2011 AFL Premiers

Saturday, October 01 2011 @ 09:40 pm ACST

Contributed by: Troy Thompson

Geelong today won its third flag in 5 years defeating last year’s premiers Collingwood by 38 points at the MCG in front of 99,537 fans.
In mostly overcast and often rainy conditions the Cats were able to gradually work their way into a winning position in the last quarter. They were superior in marking contests around the ground but particularly up forward. Led by Joel Selwood, Jimmy Bartel and Travis Varcoe and the unlikely forward hero in Tom Hawkins, and the more likely Steve Johnson the Cats were deserved winners.
Collingwood      4.2  9.3 12.6 12.9 (81)   
Geelong             4.3  8.6 13.7 18.11 (119)  
 

GOALS
Collingwood:
Cloke, Krakouer 3, Sidebottom 2, Ball, Johnson, Wellingham, Brown
Geelong: Johnson 4, Hawkins, Bartel, Varcoe 3, Selwood 2, Stokes, Duncan, Ling

BEST
Collingwood:
Pendlebury, Thomas, Sidebottom, Tarrant, Ball, Brown, Johnson
Geelong: Bartel, Selwood, Hawkins, Ling, Johnson, Lonergan, Chapman, Ottens, Varcoe, Mackie

NORM SMITH MEDALLIST

Jimmy Bartel (Geelong)
 
Norm Smith Medal Voting
13 - Jimmy Bartel, Geelong Cats 3 3 3 3 1.
9 - Joel Selwood, Geelong Cats 2 2 2 2 1.
5 - Tom Hawkins, Geelong Cats 3 2.
2 - Scott Pendlebury, Collingwood 1 1.
1 - Cameron Ling, Geelong Cats 1.
 
All judges voted 3 2 1.

Rodney Eade (chairman)
J Bartel, J Selwood, S Pendlebury.
 
M Granland (SEN 1116)
T Hawkins, J Selwood, J Bartel.
 
G Lyon (MMM)
J Bartel, J Selwood, S Pendlebury.
 
B Matthews (Herald Sun)
J Bartel, J Selwood, C Ling.
 
M Richardson (3AW)
J Bartel, T Hawkins, J Selwood.

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