Blog log from R16 of 2018: Essendon vs Collingwood

Langford at half forward kicks neatly on his left inside 50 and finds Brown 30m out on a slight angle. Brown kicks the opening goal of the game. (Q1 5:50)
Sidebottom marks 60m out, feigns a kick on his right, steps to his left, loads up and kicks the goal from 50m out! Wonderful goal. (Q1 11:55)
Stephenson marks 55m from goal, plays on immediately, loads up for goal and hits the right post half way up. (Q1 16:46)
Stephenson marks deep in the pocket, sizes it up, wheels onto his left and snaps the goal. (Q1 19:51)
Pendlebury on hands and knees hands to Grundy who instinctively snaps at goal and puts it through. (Q1 24:36)
Colyer tries to spin out of trouble in defence but he’s caught by Daicos. The free to Daicos from 30m out directly in front is a goal. (Q1 27:16)
Essendon move the ball quickly through defence, finding McKernan who in turn kicks to Brown 40m out directly in front. Brown goals. (Q2 11:13)
Saad bursts through the middle of the ground, kicks long and finds McDonald-Tipungwuti in the pocket. Tipungwuti improves the angle, kicks on his right and it’s through. (Q2 15:33)
Baguley kicks long inside 50 and Langford is too good for Appleby, marking in the pocket. Like Tipungwuti before, he improves the angle and goals. (Q2 17:02)
Loose ball in the Bomber forward line and Greenwood takes out the legs of Tipungwuti 25m out directly in front. Tipungwuti misses to the left. (Q2 26:33)
Long is caught by Thomas 70m from goal. Thomas kicks to Hoskin-Elliott on a hard lead 45m out directly in front. Hoskin-Elliott goals. (Q3 4:38)
Long ball into the Bombers’ forward line and McKernan wins a free for a push in the back from Scharenberg. McKernan lines up 25m out on a slight angle and goals. (Q3 11:09)
Mayne kicks deep into the pocket and De Goey outmarks Goddard, then plays on and goals. Impressive play. (Q3 26:09)
Mihocek takes a strong pack mark 45m from goal. He goes back, hits it sweetly and it’s through for a goal. (Q3 27:39)
Stringer gathers running away from goal, snaps inboard and Baguley marks and goals from the goal square. Bombers in front. (Q3 28:57)
Essendon get out the back of the Collingwood defence and Brown marks 20m out directly in front. He goals. (Q4 4:23)
Brilliance from De Goey as he marks in the pocket, plays onto his left and slots an important goal for the Magpies. (Q4 8:04)
Goddard gives away a 50m penalty for a late hold on Sidebottom which brings Sidebottom to 40m from goal where he kicks and puts the Magpies in front. (Q4 12:33)
Long ball into the Magpies’ forward line and Cox hangs on long enough to take a juggling mark. From 40m out he kicks another for the Magpies. (Q4 13:53)
Poor awareness from Long as he’s run down from behind in defence by Adams. From 40m out directly in front, Adams kicks a goal. (Q4 19:23)
Stringer 25m out from goal hands backwards to McGrath who snaps a nice goal to keep Essendon within reach. (Q4 20:53)
Collingwood answer immediately as Mihocek hands to De Goey who snaps a running goal on his left. He’s been deadly in front of goal today. (Q4 22:11)

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