Blog log from P2 of 2018: Collingwood vs Western Bulldogs

Crisp kicks long to the top of the square, Phillips is front and centre but his snap is touched off the boot.

McLean gives Wood a Joe the Goose special after the Dogs go coast to coast from the kick in. (Q1 2:02)
Bontempelli clears from the centre, Trengove marks 25m out and gives another Joe the Goose for Dahlhaus to get the easy goal. (Q1 3:17)
Varcoe feeds Smith on a rare rebound that gets past half way for the Pies, he misses from the HFF to an empty square. (Q1 11:47)
Stephenson gives to Phillips for a missed snap from the pocket. (Q1 14:47)
Reid marks a Treloar ball in a pack on the goal line for the first Magpie goal. (Q1 16:32)
Stephenson misses a long set shot. (Q1 17:41)
Jong is in front and gets a free for contact by Moore from behind 40m out on a slight angle. Jong’s set shot is wide and rushed. (Q1 20:02)
Moore gets pinged again for a hold on Dunkley at the top of the square sitting under a high ball, easy goal. (Q1 20:47)
Jong converts another set shot from slightly closer in after marking a long pass by Dunkley from the wing over the Collingwood defence on a fast break. (Q1 25:02)
Johannisen is the next Dog to join the Moe party with a snap from the hotspot after spinning away from a pack. (Q1 26:47)
Bontempelli marks deep in the pocket 20m out just before the QT siren and steers through a nice drop punt to put a cherry on top. (Q1 31:02)
Taylor Adams earns a high contact free on Johannisen then finds Stephenson at half forward, who gives off to Murray fort a long poster. (Q2 3:01)
Brown feeds Phillips for a snap off a step from 25m on the flank, but it’s too low and is touched over the bar by Suckling. (Q2 3:37)
Murray bounces and swerves through midfield with impressive athleticism, then finds Cox to mark unopposed 30m out on the flank. Cox misses badly. (Q2 6:03)
Reid marks 50m out on the flank, his set shot drifts wide and is rushed easily. (Q2 7:49)
Howe flies in defence but nowhere near the ball, Trengove is down to rove but misses a grubber from near the hotspot. (Q2 9:05)
Goldsack marks a Pendlebury ball 20m out on the flank, and misses. (Q2 11:08)
Sidebottom feeds Phillips who finally gets a shot on line for the Maggies, from 15m on the flank. (Q2 13:10)
Adams marks 30m out on a slight angle and misses badly. (Q2 15:18)
Thomas gets a chance from a pack in the pocket after a stoppage, the Macrae tackle doesn’t stop him getting the snap away and it wobbles through. (Q2 16:38)
Brown is front and centre for a Goldsack contest in the pocket, he rides a tackle and grubbers the goal from 20m. (Q2 19:03)
The Bulldogs keep kicking aimlessly out of defence and seeing it come straight back in, eventually one of those is marked by Cox in the square for an easy goal. (Q2 22:50)
Johannisen runs down the wing after the next centre bounce and passes to the lead of Gowers at the hotspot coming up from the square. Gowers kicks truly. (Q2 24:03)
Smith hits the post with a low-percentage set shot from 50m near the boundary. (Q2 27:34)
Cox towers over Suckling to mark a quick Murray ball from behind 20m out in front for the first goal of Q3. (Q3 2:07)
Dickson gets a free on Murray in a pack at the hotspot and misses, uncharacteristically. (Q3 6:08)
Bontempelli marks a long Johannisen ball 20m out on the flank and restores the Bulldogs lead with his second goal. (Q3 11:07)
Treloar misses a pressured snap from the boundary 30m out after Goldsack monsters Dale on the wing to force a turnover. (Q3 13:10)
Varcoe marks 45m out on the flank after the Magpies apply more frontal pressure, which has been the reason they recovered after a poor Q1. He misses. (Q3 15:16)
Dahlhaus misses a long shot from half forward. (Q3 16:57)
Varcoe has a paddock to run down the wing then the flank, two bounces and a shot from 35m before the cavalry arrives… across the face. (Q3 21:08)
Liberatore gets a chance for an unpressured snap on the run from 50m on a slight angle after a Jong give, he sails it through. (Q3 22:53)
Hoskin-Elliott marks in the pocket and sees Taylor Adams inside on his own, the pass works and Adams kicks truly from 20m. (Q3 25:23)
Cox has the sit to leap in front of Naughton and clunk a big pack grab at the hotspot for his third goal. (Q3 28:23)
Jong gets a rather soft free in a marking contest 20m out on a slight angle, Mihocek the unlucky defender. Jong makes no mistake, Dogs get the lead back to begin Q4. (Q4 0:54)
Johannisen passes short to Dickson leading out to 40m on a slight angle, who shoots wide. (Q4 3:11)
Cox gathers at CHF, turns lugubriously with his man overunning the contest and finds Varcoe 40m out on a slight angle for the go-ahead goal. (Q4 4:37)
Reid plays rover to a Varcoe ball from one pocket to the other, he snaps off the left boot and rolls it through from 20m. (Q4 9:38)
Honeychurch turns the ball over on the Dog HFF to Phillips who gallops up the wing and passes to Crocker, his set shot is marked by Cox next to the behind post… fourth goal Cox. (Q4 13:13)
Cox gets a free in a big pack 35m out on the flank to shoot for goal number five… falls short and is marked in relief by Naughton. (Q4 18:39)
Smith centres from the pocket, ball bounces past Cordy to Sidebottom who jinks onto his left boot and snaps truly from 20m with skill and grace. (Q4 19:56)
Grundy marks the centre clearance kick by Phillips 15m out with his man Naughton left sprawling. Another goal, it’s junk time now. (Q4 21:26)
Bontempelli snaps a long range goal after the next centre bounce. (Q4 22:13)
Thomas marks 35m out on the flank and shoots OOTF. (Q4 24:41)
A Stephenson snap from the HFF bounces on the behind line backwards, over Varcoe and past the flailing boot of Smith and through for a highly unlikely goal! (Q4 27:54)
Treloar quaffs some champagne with a goal after the next centre bounce in trademark bursting style from near the hotspot, after a give by Smith from CHF. (Q4 28:41)
Stephenson marks on the boundary 20m out and checksides a behind. (Q4 29:13)
Smith was given the previous goal from the Stephenson assist. (Q4 29:44)
Hoskin-Elliott goes too early and gives away a free in a marking contest with Wood near the Dog hotspot. Wood gets his second goal, belatedly. (Q4 31:03)
Sidebottom from the centre to Varcoe 40m out in front just before the final siren. Varcoe boots the goal. (Q4 32:20)

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