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Blog log from R8 of 2015: Gold Coast vs Collingwood

Blog log for Gold Coast vs Collingwood, R8 of 2015

Cloke goes long to the square from the HFF, Fasolo runs back to mark over Lonergan for the first goal. (Q1 1:41)
Cloke marks on the HFF, wheels around and goes long to the square where Pendlebury beats Lonergan one on one to mark and goal. (Q1 4:07)
Langdon catches Lemmens high 40m out in the corridor to concede a free. Lemmens catches it fat, only a behind. (Q1 5:37)
Witts marks a long Varcoe ball running back with Leslie to 35m on a slight angle. He misses. (Q1 9:52)
Pendlebury marks just inside 50m on the flank. His set shot drops in the square and is rushed. (Q1 13:18)
Pendlebury marks 45m out in the corridor, unselfishly gives to Owley who was flatfooted at 40m, but he’s good enough to goal anyway under little pressure. (Q1 17:23)
Dixon is paid a free for a clumsy challenge by Brown near the hotspot to bump him under the ball. He goals. (Q1 19:47)
Bennell roves a Lynch contest on the boundary 25m out and tries an impossible checkside… yep, it’s impossible and doesn’t work. (Q1 24:49)
Pendlebury gives to Varcoe outside a pack for a snap across the body from 40m on the flank… it bounces on the line and through for a goal. (Q1 26:42)
A late bump on Elliott gifts Pendlebury a set shot from 35m on a slight angle, and the Collingwood captain makes no mistake in his 200th game. (Q1 28:49)
Pendles would be loving his milestone game so far, he’s had a party playing forward as the undermanned Suns just can’t compete. (Qtr Time)
Sexton’s tackle forces Seedsman’s handball deep in defence to go high for Bennell to pounce and feed Matera for a turnover goal. (Q2 2:21)
The Pies boss the next centre bounce with the feed going to Varcoe for the instant replying goal from CHF. (Q2 3:03)
Harbrow intercepts a rather lazy kick by Sidebottom from the BP to the hotspot. But he sprays it horribly, very disappointing. (Q2 7:55)
Fasolo leaps and marks a long ball down the flank to 30m in front of Cloke and a host of Suns. He goals. (Q2 8:44)
Those two set shots are instructive. The few stars the Suns have left are playing poorly, while the Pies are professionally putting away their chances. (Q2 9:21)
Williams fumbles at halfback under pressure, Matera kicks to space over the back, Miller beats the cavalry there but pokes hurriedly from 15m off his right and it’s wide. (Q2 14:32)
Elliott sends a high, hopeful ball from the HFF to the hotspot… Witts is there but it’s White who juggles and marks running up from the square. Jesse goals. (Q2 15:47)
McKenzie spoils Witts in the pocket, Witts butters up but snaps wide from 15m. (Q2 18:16)
The Suns go coast to coast from the kick in with a rebound down the outer side, ending with Dixon marking at true CHF for a goal. (Q2 19:02)
Raines feeds Sexton for the centre clearance at the next bounce, the long ball to the square causes Frost to conceded a holding free for a consecutive Dixon goal. (Q2 20:32)
Raines kicks blindly from a pack near the hotspot, it bounces in space on the flank 25m out, Sexton is first to the fall, he gathers with skill and snaps truly! (Q2 23:32)
Saad gives to Sexton after the Suns dominate the next centre bounce, he hits Dixon on a lead at 40m on a slight angle. Dixon does the rest, they are back in town! (Q2 24:48)
Swan just shaves the post with a long snap from the HFF. (Q2 27:02)
Lonergan clatters into White on the lead at 45m on a slight angle and catches him high to concede a slightly unlucky free kick. White goals! (Q2 28:24)
White wins a wrestle with the understrength Schade to mark a long Blair ball to the hotspot for another one. Those goals coming very late in the quarter. (Q2 31:03)
Elliott marks in front of Lonergan at the hotspot and puts the set shot straight over the goal umpire’s peaked cap for the first goal of Q3. (Q3 2:48)
Swan runs over the HFF and kicks from 45m, Cloke is in the square but it’s over his head for a behind. (Q3 5:25)
Pendlebury gets a handball on the HFF, does Saad cold with a step to get onto his left boot, and makes no mistake from 45m. (Q3 7:48)
Miller is front and centre for a classic crumb to Dixon at 40 in the corridor, but his instinctive screwing snap off the right is just wide. (Q3 9:04)
Sexton mops up a ground ball on the wing after a fumble by Brown, and passes to Dixon at 40m on a slight angle. Dixon misses. (Q3 11:11)
Cloke leads in front of Schade and clunks a Goldsack ball at 45m on the flank. He misses. (Q3 13:39)
White can’t mark a ball to the hotspot, it bounces behind him, Elliott leads McKenzie to the fall and tries a volley from 25m… it’s good! (Q3 17:08)
Cloke marks in the pocket but plays on because he thought it was touched, and misses. (Q3 18:08)
Elliott takes a one-handed mark on the boundary 40m out behind Harbrow, from a long Adams kick. He threads the needle like a good forward should. (Q3 21:25)
White stands tall and marks in front of Kolodjashnij at 30m on the flank. White boots his fourth goal straight. (Q3 24:10)
Pendlebury finds Crisp on his own at 35m on the flank, just before the 3QT siren. Crisp’s set shot starts straight but veers left of the goalpost. (Q3 28:26)
White sprays a snap on the run from 30m on a slight angle to kick off Q4 junk time. (Q4 1:09)
Blair marks on the lead at 35m on a slight angle and misses. (Q4 3:10)
Nicholls gets some junk from the square after gathering a long ball from Sexton. (Q4 4:40)
Witts gives to Cloke who is somehow behind the Suns defence to goal on the run from the hotspot. (Q4 5:56)
Sexton passes to Lynch in the pocket 20m out, who hits the post. (Q4 7:40)
Fasolo marks a Pendlebury pass at true CHF, and sails through a quality set shot for his third goal. (Q4 10:38)
Elliott repeats the dose from much the same spot for his fourth goal. (Q4 12:25)
Grundy gets some junk from close range. Deep into junk time here, 9:19 left of this but even the players are sheepish about it. (Q4 15:22)
Blair marks at 35m on the flank and shaves the outside of the goalpost. (Q4 18:37)
Elliott grubbers through another one from mid-range on the flank. (Q4 20:21)
Sexton marks and goals from 45m on the flank. Still 3:15 of this slop to run. (Q4 23:37)
Miller centres from the pocket to the hotspot where Nicholls marks and goals. (Q4 26:07)

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