Live: Cats clash with Giants in Hawkins's milestone match as Blues, Power celebrate wins (2024)

Geleong and GWS face off at Kardinia Park after Carlton gets on top of Gold Coast at Docklands,while Port Adelaide enjoys a comfortable victory over the winless North Melbourne in Hobart.

Later Saturday's action wraps up with the annual 'Dreamtime at the G' clash between Richmond and Essendon.

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  • QT: Confident Cats on top of Giants
  • FT: Curnow's second-half explosion leads Blues home
  • FT: Port cruises to comfortable win as Roos' nightmare continues

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AFL Saturday scoreboard

By Chris De Silva

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QT: Confident Cats on top of Giants

By Luke Pentony

The Cats hold a 5.0 (30) to 2.4 (16) lead over the Giants at the first change.

The home side have so far had an answer for any challenge thrown at them by the Giants, although it is early days.

Tom Hawkins was among the Cats' goal kickers in the opening term of his milestone match.

Hawkins opens his account

By Luke Pentony

Tom Hawkins extends the Cats' lead late in the quarter, after marking on the flank inside the attacking 50.

He was dead-on target, getting his first in his record 356th senior match for the Cats.

Another bomb from the Cats

By Luke Pentony

The Cats are backing their chances from long-range, with Max Holmes kicking a goal on the run from just outside the arc.

The hosts lead by nine points as we approach quarter-time.

Good news for the Giants

By Luke Pentony

Giants fans can breath a sigh of relief, with Stephen Coniglio returning to the play after receiving treatment on his left shoulder.

Tuohy goes long and gets pay

By Luke Pentony

Zach Tuohy lights up the Kardinia Park crowd, landing a long bomb from the arc.

The Giants were made to pay with a poor clearance out of defence from near the goal square, with Tuohy marking and kicking a brilliant goal.

Concern for Coniglio

By Luke Pentony

An early worry for the Giants, with Stephen Coniglio leaving the field for treatment.

It appears to be a shoulder injury but we'll update you with more details when they come to hand.

Giants respond

By Luke Pentony

Brent Daniels counters for the Giants, kicking the first goal of the match for the visitors.

Some excellent lead-up work from Toby Greene and Stephen Coniglio saw Daniels mark inside the 50 and he made no mistake with a regulation set-shot.

Cats explode out of the blocks

By Luke Pentony

The Cats don't waste anytime, with Tanner Bruhn landing the opening goal of the match a bit over two minutes into the contest.

An impressive effort from Bruhn, who banged home on the run from outside the 50 to get the Cats on the board.

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Here we go!

By Luke Pentony

Play is underway at Kardinia Park, as the Cats and Giants look to arrest their respective losing streaks.

Stick with us for what promises to be a tight encounter.

Milestone man

By Luke Pentony

Well done to Cats great Tom Hawkins, who becomes the club's games record holder this evening.

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Cats and Giants ready to face off

By Luke Pentony

Thanks to Chris for kicking off our AFL coverage as we switch our attention to the clash between the Cats and Giants at Kardinia Park.

A month ago, these two teams were flying amid talk they would go deep into September after the respective starts they made to the season.

They’re still considered premiership contenders, but the Cats and Giants have stumbled in recent weeks, with both coming into this match on the back of three consecutive defeats.

The third-placed Cats, who were unbeaten through seven rounds, have named some big inclusions, with Jeremy Cameron, Tom Hawkins, Sam De Koning and Mitch Duncan returning to their line-up.

Injured pair Gary Rohan and Cameron Guthrie are unavailable, while Brandan Parfitt and Mark O’Connor have been omitted.

The Giants begin this match in provisional eighth place following Carlton’s win over Gold Coast.

A win over the Cats will see them climb back up the ladder and like the Cats, they have made changes to their squad following last week’s loss to the Western Bulldogs.

Leek Aleer, Ryan Angwin,Toby McMullin,James Peatling are the ins, while Jack Buckley (injured), Darcy Jones (injured), Callan Ward (illness) and Conor Stone (omitted) are the outs.

Jack Bowes has been named as the Cats’ sub, with Toby McMullin wearing the vest for the Giants.

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FT: Curnow's second-half explosion leads Blues home

By Chris De Silva

Carlton returns to the top eight with a 29-point win over the Gold Coast!

It was a tightly-contested game on the scoreboard through the first three quarters, but the Blues were well on top all afternoon and are in the end deserved winners.

After being well-held in the first half by the impressive Mac Andrew, Charlie Curnow was central to Carlton's second half, kicking four goals.

The Blues also got a welcome contribution up forward from Zac Williams, who bobbed up with a career-best four goals of his own.

Carlton's midfield was dominant all afternoon, led by Sam Walsh (32 disposals) and Patrick Cripps (31 disposals, 13 clearances).

Matt Rowell, who is widely considered one of the great contested players in the competition was held to just 14 touches and two clearances. That's the story right there.

A word also for the ever-improving Tom De Koning, who racked up 25 touches, 27 hitouts and 10 clearances.

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FT: Port cruises to comfortable win as Roos' nightmare continues

By Chris De Silva

Kangarooos still waiting for their first win of the season, as an impressive second-half performance from Port ends in a 59-point win.

It was a tightly-contested first half, but the Power flexed their muscles in the second half, particularly in the third quarter which effectively decided the match.

They were on auto-pilot in the fourth quarter after splitting the game open.

"Different ends of the scale aren't they?" Dermott Brereton says of the two sides on Fox Footy.

Jason Horne-Francis with 24 touches, 10 clearances and a goal in his 50th career game.

"Playing the old mob is always special, credit to them, they really tested us early," he says after the win.

Port rises up to 2nd on the ladder with that win.

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Late consolations for the Suns

By Chris De Silva

The Suns with two quick goals to Bailey Humphrey and Nick Holman, but it's a case of too little, too late.

What a scintillating final quarter this has been from Carlton to blow the game wide open. Impressive stuff!

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Scoreboard dominance reflective of Carlton performance

By Chris De Silva

The Blues' lead is out to 41 points now and their all-round dominance is finally showing on the scoreboard.

While this match was close for the first three quarters, the Blues had dominated all the key stats around the ground.

The disposals count is 361-233 the Blues' way, clearances 41-29 and inside 50s 46-40.

It's been a clinical display from Michael Voss' men this afternoon.

Williams continues career-best afternoon with another!

By Chris De Silva

Carlton might've found something here with Zac Williams up forward!

Another deep kick inside 50 from the Blues and once again Williams crumbs it to perfection.

He's got four goals now, and he's caused absolute havoc every time the ball has hit the turf. That's also his career-best output now.

The Suns have to be careful to not let this one blow out. You get the sense that they're letting go of the rope.

Curnow adds another as the Blues run away

By Chris De Silva

Carlton once again takes advantage of Gold Coast's wastefulness going forward!

Tom Berry was streaming inside 50 with a number of options for the Suns, but kicked it straight down the throat of Jordan Boyd.

The Blues go down the other end in a hurry and Andrew gives away a free kick to Curnow, who makes no mistake on the set shot from 40m out on a slight angle.

Carlton's lead now out to 29 points.

LDU adds a goal to a strong afternoon

By Chris De Silva

Luke Davies-Uniacke has tried his heart out once again this afternoon for the Kangaroos.

After a forgettable third quarter, the Roos strike first in the fourth as Davies-Uniacke snaps one through in traffic.

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