Cameron and Hawkins destroy gloomy kangaroos as cats keep rising

North Melbourne have got their lowest point of the 2022 season at the hands of a relentless Geelong Cats at the GMHBA Stadium.

The 144-32 loss surpassed the 108 points they had accumulated against Brisbane in Round 3 and puts the pressure on David Noble and his men as his side continues to falter into the 2022 season.

The defeat was compounded by a soft-tissue injury to form Aaron Hall, who set an AFL record of 1,169 meters set the previous round.

However, the Cats were as good as the Roos were bad, with superstar Jeremy Cameron putting in a masterclass performance, scoring four goals and racking up 30 disposals in one of the most impressive individual matches of the year.

He wasn’t alone, though, as veteran Tom Hawkins racked up six majors in his 19 touches and 10 points in a clinical wrecking job defending North Melbourne.

Cameron Guthrie (one goal, 29 disposals), Mitch Duncan (30 disposals, 14 points) and Mark Blicavs (one goal, 25 disposals) were among the many Cats to cash in on the lead.

The loss of Tom Stewart was seemingly forgotten in a day that left the Rose little to cling to.

Midfielders Luke Davies-Uniacke (35 disposals, seven points) and Jy Simpkin (27 disposals, seven tackles) toiled away but would become frustrated with the lack of support around them.

Geelong’s attention will now turn to the 1v2 clash against Melbourne at the GMHBA Stadium, while North Melbourne will look for a response to an unbridled Collingwood coming off six straight wins.