Round 8 Saturday 26 February

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    Cats ride awesome first half to strong win over Tigers

    GEELONG has capitalised on a dominant first half to beat Richmond by 23 points and snare its second win of the NAB AFLW season.

    The Cats set up the 5.3 (33) to 1.4 (10) win at Punt Road Oval with a rampant second quarter, where they booted four unanswered goals, to leapfrog the Tigers into 10th on the ladder.

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    Amy McDonald (26 disposals, 10 clearances) and Rebecca Webster (20 touches and a goal) set the tone in midfield for the Cats, with Phoebe McWilliams booting two goals and providing a strong presence up forward.

    Richmond star Monique Conti overcame a slow start to collect 23 touches and was well-supported by Sarah Hosking (14 touches, five tackles) and Meagan Kiely (13 tackles).

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    The Cats drew first blood early when McWilliams took a big pack mark and coolly converted.

    They continued to dominate the first half with their relentless pressure and hard running on the outside, while the Tigers let themselves down with their execution and decision making going forward.

    The Cats broke the game open early in the second quarter when Kate Darby, Webster, Madisen Maguire and McWilliams hit the scoreboard in quick succession.

    Cats' pressure too good with quick-fire double

    00:39 Feb 26. 2022. 5:45 PM

    Geelong produces back-to-back goals from Kate Darby and Rebecca Webster inside 30 seconds of each other

    The Tigers finally broke through late in the term, when Conti found Katie Brennan and the Richmond skipper coolly converted, booting a goal for a 14th consecutive game.

    The Brennan major stemmed Richmond's bleeding and ensured the half-time deficit was just 22 points.

    Brennan gets Tigers on the board

    00:27 Feb 26. 2022. 5:58 PM

    The ever-reliable Katie Brennan ensured her side wouldn't be goalless heading into half-time after she nailed her set shot

    The Tigers came out of the main break with renewed intensity but both teams went goalless in a third quarter that had plenty of hustle but little end product.

    Richmond's Kodi Jacques limped off with a lower leg injury in the third term, while teammate Tayla Stahl also cut a dejected figure late after having treatment on her knee.

    The Tigers and Cats traded a sole behind each in the final term, while Geelong's Olivia Barber had to come off after hitting her head on the turf after a mark.

    Cat left in a daze after nasty fall

    00:39 Feb 26. 2022. 6:52 PM

    Olivia Barber was taken off the ground after she hit her head awkwardly on the turf following this marking contest

    RICHMOND        0.2     1.2     1.3     1.4 (10)
    GEELONG           1.0      5.0     5.2     5.3 (33) 

    GOALS
    Richmond: Brennan
    Geelong: McWilliams 2, Darby, Webster, Maguire

    BEST
    Richmond: Conti, S.Hosking, J.Hosking, Miller, Brennan
    Geelong: A.McDonald, Webster, McMahon, McWilliams, Barber

    INJURIES
    Richmond: Jacques (lower leg), Stahl (right knee)
    Geelong: Barber (head knock)

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