The Geelong coach was unhappy with his team’s performance on Sunday.
Geelong coach Chris Scott has lamented his side’s performance in their 13-point win over the Western Bulldogs at Simonds Stadium on Sunday.
Although the win put the Cats in equal second place with last year’s premiers Hawthorn, Scott said he was disappointed with the team’s performance despite getting the win.
“I think we’re happy enough to get away with a win, but I wouldn’t say we’re happy with the way we played,” he said.
“Particularly early, we were well and truly on top, and then just a few little lapses probably gave them a sniff.”
Scott added that he was displeased his side finished the game with 36 less contested possessions than the Bulldogs, but said the free kick count (25-13 in the Bulldogs favour) didn’t help the Cats.
“I thought in the 50-50s they were just a little bit better than us,” Scott said.
“The contested ball numbers were skewed by the free-kick count, so you can sort of make a bit of an excuse there if you want to.
“Whether you like it or not, if you don’t get right inside the contest you’re going to get smashed at the contested ball.
“Because holding the ball is out the window, one-metre handballs and lots of numbers in and around the contest is the way you have to play if the opposition is doing that.
“We were just a little bit too outside today.”
Geelong take on Melbourne next Saturday at the MCG.