Back Save GalleryNorth stun Geelong Share facebook SHARE twitter TWEET email google-plus linkedin reddit More North Melbourne seemingly comes of age, dominating Geelong in a high-tempo upset at Etihad Stadium. Previous slide Next slide The long-feted young Kangaroos midfield looked to have finally emerged as a force after they eclipsed Geelong's on-ballers. Photo: Paul Rovere Cats forward Steve Johnson finds himself in the middle of a Kangaroo sandwich between Jack Ziebell (left) and Michael Firrito. Photo: Paul Rovere Gifted Kangaroos midfielder Daniel Wells finds space on a wing. Photo: Paul Rovere PTR Kangaroos coach Brad Scott soaks up the atmosphere after his team upset the Cats by 17 points. Photo: Paul Rovere PTR Kangaroos (l to r) Drew Petrie, Andrew Swallow and Hamish McIntosh sing the club song after defeating the Cats to end round three. Photo: Paul Rovere PTR Playing his first game for the season after returning from suspension, Kangaroos midfielder Jack Ziebell had 27 touches and kicked four goals. Photo: Paul Rovere PTR Cats' star forward Steve Johnson uncharacteristically fumbles an easy mark. He found the footy only 13 times and did not kick a goal. Photo: Paul Rovere PTR And the big men fly... Cats defenders Tom Lonergan leaps over teammate Harry Taylor while Kangaroos ruckman Hamish McIntosh crashes into teammate Drew Petrie. Melbourne. 15 April 2012. Picture by PAUL ROVERE / THE AGE Photo: Paul Rovere PTR Cats forward James Podsiadly took eight marks and booted five goals. Photo: Paul Rovere PTR Opposing ruckmen Todd Goldstein of North Melbourne and Trent West of Geelong contest the ball. Neither had the impact of North's second big man hamish McIntosh, who had 16 touches and kicked two goals. Photo: Paul Rovere PTR Kangaroo Sam Wright leaps over teammate Michael Firrito as he breaks the tackle applied by Cats midfielder James Kelly. Photo: Paul Rovere PTR Rookie Kangaroos defender Luke Delaney spoils Cats forward Tom Hawkins. Photo: Paul Rovere PTR Kangaroo utility Kieran Harper had six possessions and booted a goal in his one quarter on the ground as substitute. Photo: Paul Rovere Kangaroos Aaron Edwards crashes into a pack in an attemt to mark. The former Eagle had 17 touches and booted four majors in a fine forward's game. Photo: Paul Rovere PTR Kangaroos captain Andrew Swallow (30 disposals) gets a kick away despite the attempted smother by Cats forward Steve Johnson. Photo: Paul Rovere PTR Star Kangaroos veteran Brent Harvey showed the Cats a clean pair of heels, winning 38 possessions. Photo: Paul Rovere PTR Kangaroos captain Andrew Swallow gets a handball away despite a strong tackle by Cats midfielder Joel Corey. Photo: Paul Rovere Kangaroos forward Drew Petrie takes a strong mark. Photo: Paul Rovere Kangaroos midfielder Jack Ziebell celebrates after kicking a remarkable long goal to seal the match in the final quarter. Photo: Paul Rovere PTR of More Galleries Previous Next AFL Indigenous Round jumpers AFL Round 9, Collingwood vs Geelong AFL Melbourne v Western Bulldogs AFL Round 8, Richmond vs Sydney at the MCG AFL Round Eight: Essendon vs North Melbourne AFL North Melbourne v St. Kilda AFL Round 7 Collingwood vs Carlton at the MCG AFL Round 6, St Kilda vs Melbourne.