Monday, 7 May 2007

What a victory!

Something to celebrate for Geelong fans: one of the biggest victories in AFL history -- a record-breaking 157 point thrashing of Richmond.

In a remarkable blitz of sustained high scoring, the Cats booted 10 goals in the first quarter, 10 in the second, nine in the third and six in the last.

They won 35.12 (222) to 9.11 (65), the margin the equal 11th-highest in league history and their total the equal eighth-highest in 111 years.

Geelong's total fell just 17 points short of the highest score in league history, when the Cats of 1992 kicked 37.17 (239) against Brisbane.

You can see highlights here, and (if you fiddle with your browser) the marks of the round here: AFL Video: Best Marks Round 6 .

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