Great game from two top teams.
MU were clear flag favourites early on, and seem to have recaptured that form. They had one bad game against the Cats, but otherwise have taken the series.I said previously that it was rare for all the Cats to have an off night, but they did. Wagstaff only 9 points in 26 minutes, and Redhage zip.
Whereas MU showed that they had too many offensive options, Goulding has a quiet night and Holt steps up for 33.
Disappointing that the Cats went so poorly in O/T, but shit happens. At the end of the day, one loss (to the top team) in isolation is not the end of the world.
The context of the loss is a bit more significant. I have been worried for a while that the Cats were banking too heavily on this "easy" run home, as I always felt that 7 straight wins was a big ask in terms of consistency. Some of those soft road losses are coming back to haunt them. They must now consolidate with two wins against Sydney (which are not forgone conclusions), then host Adelaide in a blockbuster finale. Since they are now a win and a series behind MU, its practically impossible for them to regain top spot.
In terms of the top 4, it is anyone's flag, but MU must be considered favourites.