Geelong have made an emphatic statement, dispatching Carlton by 30 points to consolidate their position on top of the AFL ladder.
Apart from a brief period in the first quarter, the Cats had the Blues’ measure at the MCG on Saturday night to canter to an eighth straight victory.
Geelong (13-4) have not tasted defeat since losing to St Kilda in round nine, making it back-to-back wins against finals teams after their convincing triumph over reigning premiers Melbourne last week.
Geelong had 27 fewer possessions than Carlton but used the ball more efficiently across every area of the ground to record a 12.13 (85) to 8.7 (55) win.
The Cats’ star forward duo Jeremy Cameron (three goals) and Tom Hawkins (two) had the better of their eagerly anticipated match-up against Carlton’s forward twin towers Charlie Curnow and Harry McKay.
Curnow played his part with three goals to be…