Blog log from W1 of 2017: Collingwood vs Essendon

Fantasia boots the first goal of the JLT series from the hotspot on a fast break from a stoppage at CHB, after a feed from Zach Merrett.
Varcoe marks next to the hotspot and pops through the first goal for Collingwood with customary skill. (Q1 2:45)
Gleeson has a ping from outside 50 on the HFF but misses near side. (Q1 12:35)
Not much scoring so far folks, it’s a bit bruise free with a lot of circle work. (Q1 12:35)
Elliott gets a free as he’s bundled over by a pack of Dons 35m out on a slight angle, and he provides a rare piece of finishing quality in this game for his first goal. (Q1 19:17)
Hoskin-Elliott does a one-two with Blair on the HFF after the next centre bounce and strokes through a lovely goal from 40m running sideways. (Q1 20:31)
Fantasia rolls through his second goal from 40m on a slight angle after following up a spoiled marking attempt and putting a nice step on Goldsack. (Q1 22:57)
Colyer roves a Brown contest at CHF after the first centre bounce of Q2, and plays on to advantage from an arm chop free on Goldsack to run into the open goal. (Qtr Time)
Elliott receives on the wing and passes to De Goey at 40m on the flank, who misses. (Q2 1:50)
Phillips marks 35m out on a slight angle and also misses. (Q2 2:17)
Colyer jumps over Ramsay and takes a screamer in the pocket 20m out from an intelligent long Zaharakis ball, on the end of a flowing move from the last line. He goals. (Q2 3:16)
Gleeson has another long range speculator, and misses again. (Q2 5:40)
The kick in doesn’t clear the 50, Green passes to Parish at the hotspot who misses. (Q2 6:06)
Howlett floats in front of a pack at the hotspot to mark and goal after another turnover by the Pies off half back. (Q2 6:51)
Cox beats Hurley in the air near the hotspot but inexplicably tries a pass to Varoce that doesn’t work. But a free on Baguley results to Fasolo, he misses an easy one. (Q2 13:50)
McKernan takes a pack mark in the pocket 25m out from a long ball by Goddard. Smack manages to avoid the near goalpost with his set shot for a goal. (Q2 16:50)
Parish passes to Watson just inside 50m out on a slight angle. The Bomber fans give him a standing ovation as he walks in… and he misses. (Q2 19:47)
Fasolo marks a low, hard ball from Sidebottom just inside 50m on a slight angle. He doesn’t score. (Q2 21:18)
Phillips bounces through a snap from outside the hotspot after receiving from DeGoey at a stoppage. (Q2 22:39)
Crisp runs free down the flank after a give from Elliott and makes no mistake from 30m after the Pies boss the next centre bounce. (Q2 23:47)
Howlett misses a mid range set shot. (Q3 0:32)
Green catches Scharenberg HTB on the behind line after a long ball comes off a pack. He runs around and goals. (Q3 2:16)
Stewart chips in to mark what looked like a Watson snap goal from 40m on the line to ensure the six points. (Q3 5:00)
Fantasia rolls a ball from a pack near the hotspot to the square, McKernan shepherds it through. (Q3 6:48)
Aish gets a rather lucky high contact free under a double tackle at the hotspot, and converts with no dramas. (Q3 7:31)
McKernan pulls out a lovely finish from near the boundary 45m out after a freed from Parish and a left foot step on Ramsay. (Q3 9:32)
Crisp marks near the hotspot and kicks truly to keep the Pies in touch. (Q3 13:32)
Green runs back with the flight to mark a Zach Merrett ball to 40m on the flank, he plays on to run around and just squeezes the snap inside the left goalpost. (Q3 14:02)
Mayne roves the next centre clearance to near the hotspot, turns his man Dea and snaps truly off the right boot. (Q3 16:02)
Stewart gets a free for contact by Schade 35m out on a slight angle, but misses badly. (Q3 18:32)
White has the sit on Dea at the hotspot and uses his height effectively to take an easy mark from a Blair pass. He goals. (Q3 19:29)
McDonald-Tipungwuti gets a bit of a soft free for very little contact on the hapless Ramsay at the hotspot. He hits the post, footy gods smile. (Q3 23:22)
Another poor kick in is turned over, McKernan flies over the pack in the square to mark and goal. New year, same old Collingwood defence. (Q3 24:32)
Dunn lifts the Pie crowd with a supergoal from the HFF off a couple of steps. (Q4 1:16)
White gives to Varcoe in a bit of space running through the centre, he reaches the 50m line and delivers another supergoal! (Q4 1:56)
Moore slips over going for a ground ball in the pocket and cops some high contact from Ambrose who overcommitted. He goals from 15m, Pies in front all of a sudden! (Q4 3:57)
Phillips intercepts a Brown floater to the flank 35m out but shanks his set shot for a behind. (Q4 5:13)
Hoskin-Elliott gets a blocking free near the hotspot but he also misses, a much easier shot. (Q4 5:13)
Now it’s the Essendon defenders who seem unable to hit a target. (Q4 7:49)
Green feeds Colyer for a scoot down the HFF, but he shanks his snap from 35m for no score. (Q4 10:38)
Hoskin-Elliott rises in the square in front of Baguley to mark a quick Greenwood ball from the flank for another one for the Maggies. (Q4 12:30)
A push in ruck by McKernan gifts Cox a free from near the hotspot, who hits the post. (Q4 14:55)
Dunn tries to go short from a kick in but McDonald-Tipungwuti sees him coming and chips in for an easy goal. (Q4 15:44)
Sidebottom rams a snap from deep in the pocket into the far goalpost. (Q4 17:59)
More stoppages close to the Pies goalface, eventually De Goey snaps truly from 20m. (Q4 20:26)
Stewart keeps a ground ball alive in the pocket with skill, rides a tackle and handballs for Fantasia to goal from the square. Fine play. (Q4 23:15)
The Pies dominate the next centre bounce, Blair gives to De Goey who wobbles through the sealer off his left boot. (Q4 23:58)

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