Swans hoping for Geelong repeat

Sportal August 28, 2012, 8:07 pm
Heath Grundy

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Sydney defender Heath Grundy says his side will look to draw on their experience in beating Geelong at Simonds Stadium last season as they look to repeat the feat on Saturday afternoon.

It was exactly a year ago that the Swans were able to snap the Cats' 29-game winning streak in Geelong, when they played inspired footy to eke out a 13-point victory.

It was the last time the Cats would be beaten for the season and they went on to record their third premiership in five years.

Normal service has resumed this season at Simonds, with the Cats unbeaten in six matches at their home ground in 2012.

Grundy, however, is hopeful lightning can strike twice for the Swans on Saturday.

"They've had a huge record down there, and we've been able to go down there and beat them so obviously that'll be in the back of our minds," he said.

"But we know every game is different and we have to go down and do the job. It's not just going to happen.

"We need to go down there and play our brand of footy and do what we need to do and come away with a win."

Grundy was full of praise for Geelong spearhead Tom Hawkins, who is enjoying a purple patch of form as the season nears the pointy end.

With either himself of Ted Richards in line to get the job on the 24-year-old, Grundy is confident the Swans have the resources to curtail him.

"Obviously he's come along in the last few years. He's had a really good year, he's kicked a lot of goals. He's jumping and marking the footy, he's a strong player," he said.

"Obviously if myself or Teddy get him, we can help each other out."

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  1. Daggers01:07pm Wednesday 29th August 2012 ESTReport Abuse

    Swans & Cats are both able to snatch an unlikely victory in the last minute, and are both real contenders. But having said that, GO HAWKS!

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