Top Cats close in on AFL minor premiership
Geelong have overcome the late withdrawal of Patrick Dangerfield to take a step closer to the AFL minor premiership with a 45-point belting of St Kilda.
Dangerfield sat out after feeling tightness in his troublesome right calf during the warm-up, having been sidelined for six matches earlier in the season with similar issues.
But the Cats still proved too powerful for the Saints, kicking clear after halftime to post a commanding 17.8 (110) to 10.5 (65) victory at GMHBA Stadium on Saturday night.
The result extended Geelong's winning streak to 11 matches - keeping them four points clear on top of the ladder - and was a huge blow to St Kilda (11-9), who have now slipped out of the top eight.
The Saints also lost injury-plagued veteran Dan …
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