NAB Cup Round 2 Complete Wrap, Part I

A complete wrap of all nine NAB Cup round two games

Robert Whiteby Robert White

Geelong started off round two with a demolishing of the Gold Coast Suns, winning 16.13.118 (1 supergoal)-8.12.69 (1 supergoal).

The Suns came within 15 to start the final quarter but a six goal to one final term ended the match for a still very young Gold Coast side.

Jimmy Bartel looked in mid-season form, collecting three majors to go along with 26 disposals. Joel Selwood (19 disposals and a goal), Harry Taylor, Tom Hawkins, Cameron Gutherie, Simon Hogan and Taylor Hunt were all major ball winners for the Cats.

Gary Ablett was typically brilliant for GC while the Bock experiment in the forward line continue to pay dividends as the ex-defender nailed 4.4. Karmichael Hunt was as inconsistent as ever.

Hawthorn spanked new side Greater Western Sydney by a cheeky 74 points, the victory set up by a nine goal to nothing second quarter.

The Hawks running ability proved too much as the likes of Luke Hodge, Clinton Young, Isaac Smith won a heap of the footy and Ryan Schoenmakers and Grant Birchall provided some stellar defense for the black and yellows.

Rugby convert Israel Folau continued to show good signs, while Stephen Coniglio looked to be a future star (25 disposals) and ex-Freo young gun Rhys Palmer notched a handy 22 disposals (though 14 handballs).

Sydney prevailed against North Melbourne with a 82-65 win behind some good games from Jude Bolton, Kieran Jack and Jarrad McVeigh. The immortal Mark Seaby also had nine disposals and seven hitouts.

Andrew Swallon was fine racking up a no nonsense 27 disposals, however key players Drew Petrie and Jack Ziebell weren’t as effective.