Jeremy Cameron made a strong performance in his first game for Geelong and scored two goals in an exciting encounter against Essendon

Cameron joined Gary Rohan as Geelong’s only two multiple scorers when Geelong exploited some inaccurate Essendon kicks to hit the 12 7 (79) through 9 18 (72) winners at the GMHBA Stadium

The star recruit ended his career with 15 departures and three points ahead He said he was feeling fine after experiencing some Achilles tendon problems over the summer

“It’s just good to get out there and have a hit. The body feels good and it’s good to get the synergy going,” he told Fox Footy after the win,

It was an encouraging performance from a young Essendon team, with Zach Merrett (37 departures), Jordan Ridley (25), Darcy Parish (32) and new signing Jye Caldwell (24) among the best

Despite the efforts of the young guns, it was veteran Cale Hooker who posed the greatest threat to the bombers, scoring four goals in a strong performance

Essendon had to complain about the bad kick in front of the gate, however, as he had 61 inside 50s against Geelongs 46

Former Collingwood winger Tom Phillips, on his Hawthorn debut, counted 30 departures on his first appearance as Hawk for a day

Phillips also scored a goal on his debut when Hawthorn North Melbourne’s second major loss of the preseason with 17 to 18 (120) to 12 9 (81) wins

Discarded as part of Collingwood’s fire sale in last year’s AFL trading period, Phillips’ class was seen from the start with Liam Shiels (33 departures) and Harry Morrison (30 departures) joining as the other prolific ball winners

With the absence of Jack Gunston and Luke Breust, the young striker Jacob Koschitzke starred with six goals, while his youth colleague Tyler Brockman also impressed and graduated with three majors

Phillips’ former Magpies teammate Jaidyn Stephenson was among the best in North Melbourne, finishing the game 27 out when he went up

Kangaroo fans are also encouraged by Luke Davies-Uniacke, who finished with 21 exits and one goal

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