Cats move on to face arch-rivals Hawthorn in preliminary final.
The Geelong cats have powered their way to the finish line to defeat Port Adelaide by 15-points in a gripping knockout AFL semi-final at the MCG.
After trailing for much of the first half and finding themselves down by 23 at the long break, Chris Scott’s men found another gear and showed why they have been one of the best sides of the past 10 years.
the Power threw everything they had in their arsenal at Geelong late in the game, but it proved too little, too late as they lost 13.8 (96) to 12.8 (80).
The victory puts Cats, incredibly, within sight of their fifth grand final berth in the past seven years.
Geelong now face familiar foe Hawthorn who have not tasted victory over the Cats in the past 11 games in one of the more famous hoodoos in the competition in recent years.
Paul Chapman was a star for the Cats against the Power in booting four important goals, but the goal sneak will have a nervous wait on his hands to hear back from the match review panel for his late hit on Port’s Robbie Gray.