GEELONG will remain in Adelaide until Friday after their late-night flight back to Victoria was cancelled due to fog, with Cats coach Chris Scott praising his side for its victory over Port Adelaide after "arduous" circumstances.
The AFL had arranged with the South Australian government for the Cats to fly straight out of the state following Thursday night's clash with the Power, but fog in Melbourne will see that delayed until Friday.
The Cats will be savouring an important victory on the road, with their seesawing 21-point win over the Power consolidating their place inside the top four and coming after the team had a long wait inside Adelaide Oval after jetting over earlier on Thursday.
Scott said his side's resilience had been tested during the many hours in the lead-up to the match.
"I shouldn't play it down too much because they were trying circumstances. In the fullness of time people might look at Collingwood (last week against Adelaide) and us coming over here and still winning the game and say 'It couldn't have been too bad'," Scott said post-game.
"But the restrictions the South Australian government put on us were arduous, there's no doubt about that. But it was good that we were able to put on a show.
"It's not only a credit to the way we played and the way we adjusted to the heat [Port Adelaide] was putting on us, but also the resilience we showed under trying circumstances."