Geelong The 2012 Premiers
Geelong has taken out the 2012 Peter Jackson VFL premiership, running away from Port Melbourne in the final term to win by 33 points. In a game were no more than two goals separated the two sides for three quarters, Geelong kicked the final five goals of the game to claim the 2012 premiership.
Geelong continued their trend of a VFL premiership each five years, adding to their 2002 and 2007 premierships with 2012 glory. The win denied Port Melbourne back to back flags, and repeated the result from the 2002 Grand Final when these sides last met in the season finale.
Port Melbourne led by four points at quarter time, two points at half time, before Geelong took the lead by six points going into the final term. Dean Galea levelled the scores early in the final term for Port, but Geelong overcame inaccuracy to pile on the goals late to Stephenson, Corrigan, Burbury and Byrnes after the siren to win by 33 points.
Geelong’s George Horlin Smith was awarded the Norm Goss Medal for the best on ground in the Grand Final.
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Port Melbourne 4.2 7.6 10.9 11.9 (75)
Geelong Cats 3.4 6.10 10.15 14.24 (108)