Blog log from R9 of 2015: Collingwood vs North Melbourne

The Kangaroos go coast to coast with Thomas delivering to Brown but he is pushed by Toovey after disposal. Brown takes the kick from 35 out on the flank but he misses. (Q1 2:21)
Grundy gives out the back of a stoppage in Collingwood’s hotspot to Elliot. He shoots from 40 out on a slight angle but just misses. (Q1 5:22)
Brown takes a clunking mark in the centre which sets up Bastinac to deliver to Waite who marks against Frost. From 40 out on a slight angle, he kicks the first of the afternoon! (Q1 6:24)
Fasolo marks 50 out on the flank and goes long to the square where Witts is judged to have marked on the line after a score review. He snaps from a tight angle for a goal. (Q1 8:40)
Waite takes an intercept mark 50 out from goal and spots up Petrie on the lead in front of Brown. From 35 out on a slight angle he misses. (Q1 11:39)
Thomas receives a free kick for a hold against Frost and goes inboard to Gibson. He shoots from 50 out but the bouncing ball hits the woodwork. (Q1 19:01)
Brown contests with Goldsack in the pocket but the ball rolls loose. Nahas is lurking in front with no opponent and collects to goal from 30 on a slight angle. (Q1 19:40)
North Melbourne have had the run of the play but have been a little wasteful so far, as Petrie puts a shot from 35 out of bounds. (Q1 22:23)
Petrie marks again after a quick kick out of a stoppage in the Roos’ 50. He goes back from 40 out on a slight angle but misses. (Q1 23:22)
The Kangaroos work it well from the wing ending with a weaving Thomas finding Waite on the lead in front of Brown. From 50 out on the flank, Waite goals. (Q1 25:41)
Witts goes long to Sidebottom who manages to contest well going back with the flight. The ball then ricochets off a Roo boot OOF. Cloke takes it and his snap from 40 just misses. (Qtr Time)
North go into attack in the dying seconds and Higgins manages to snag a goal right on the siren to seal a solid quarter for the Roos. (Qtr Time)
Fasolo marks a high Witts kick 50 out and gives to Varcoe. Varcoe shoots from 45 out on the flank but hits the post. (Q2 0:47)
The Roos rebound and Thomas spears a kick inside 50 that misses a leading Waite but rolls into the lap of Nahas who runs into an open goal. (Q2 2:19)
The Kangaroos clear easily by hand from the wing and Goldstein works hard into space to mark 40 out on a slight angle. He goes back and kicks the goal. (Q2 5:29)
Firrito is pinged for holding the ball after being wrapped up by Fasolo. He goals from 30 out with little angle to contend with. (Q2 8:17)
Langdon gives away a 50 for a late bump on Macmillan on the wing. He takes the set shot from 50 out on the flank and just makes the distance for a goal! (Q2 9:29)
Firrito sits behind the play to collect a quick kick from Pendlebury. He gives to Macmillan who spots up Petrie in front of Brown. From 35 out on a slight angle, he goals. (Q2 15:03)
Collingwood peg one back after Elliott receives a free kick and 50 against Waite. It results in Grundy receiving out the back of traffic in the 50 and converting from 40. (Q2 24:01)
Some good pressure from the Kangaroos causes the turnover inside their attacking 50 and Gibson spots up Brown alone in the hot spot. His set shot from 30 misses. (Q2 25:18)
A great handball by Cunnington releases Gibson on the flank. He decides to test his boot from 50 and his kick is a goal! (Q2 27:01)
White marks 35 out near to the boundary following the centre bounce. He goes back and makes the most of his opportunity with a goal. (Q2 27:31)
Some indecisive defensive work from Frost causes North to go inside 50 where Blair is pinged for a push on Bastinac that is soft but there. He goes back and slots it from 30. (Q2 31:02)
Pendlebury drops down to draw the high contact from Goldstein and the umpire pays the free kick. He goes back from 25 out on a slight angle and goals. (Q3 1:17)
Goldstein gets the hit out down to Higgins who roves and shoots from 20 out in the pocket. He puts it across the face for a behind. (Q3 4:51)
Nahas finds a leading Waite who takes a diving mark in front of Varcoe. From 20 out on a 45 degree angle, he misses. (Q3 5:56)
Adams turns it over on the wing but the Roos player is then caught HTB! Adams makes amends by collecting and finding Cloke 20 out who snaps the goal. (Q3 7:06)
White finds Pendlebury 40 out on a tight angle in front of Ziebell. He centres to Elliott who takes an uncontested mark. From 30 out, he goals! (Q3 10:13)
Waite turns it over poorly on the wing and Collingwood go forward as Witts gives to a surging Crisp. He runs to the 50 arc and kicks a team lifting goal! (Q3 16:52)
Brown delivers to a leading Higgins who marks in front of Collingwood’s Brown. From 40 out on a tight angle, he puts it across the face. (Q3 18:24)
Swan is paid a free kick for a push in the back against McDonald 30 metres out from goal. With no angle to contend with, his shot isn’t convincing but does the job! (Q3 21:26)
A soccer forward from Fasolo is collected by Elliott who lost his man. With no one on his tail, he has time to snap from 30 for a goal! (Q3 23:13)
From the centre bounce, Williams finds Elliott who marks 40 out on a slight angle. He goes back and kicks the goal to level the scores! (Q3 23:52)
Some great desperation from Macmillan saves a certain goal as Elliott attempts to soccer it through from point blank. (Q3 26:38)
Fasolo goes long from the corner of the 50 arc where the ball just floats over Petrie into the arms of Sidebottom. He kicks Collingwood’s 8th in a row! (Q3 27:55)
Sidebottom spears one in to Fasolo who marks on the lead in front of Macmillan. He snaps from 40 on the boundary and it’s called a touched behind. (Q3 30:25)
But hang on, a late score review is called and it’s adjudged a goal! (Q3 30:25)
Crisp gets a quick kick forward out of traffic from 60. It is touched off the boot and evades everyone to roll through for a behind. (Q3 32:12)
Some interesting solo work by Seedsman down the wing somehow pays off and he scrubs a kick to the top of the square. Hansen has it but loses it and Elliott soccers it through! (Q4 3:27)
Goldstein marks strongly at half forward and puts a long ball into the square. Petrie wrestles Brown off it to allow Nahas to mark and goal from point blank. (Q4 5:41)
A turnover in the Collingwood defensive 50 allows a chain of handballs to get Thomas free. He snaps from 30 and kicks the 2nd in a minute. Game on here! (Q4 6:57)
The Kangaroos get the centre clearance and the kick bounces over Toovey and Brown. Waite runs onto it and kicks it out of the air on the line for a goal! (Q4 8:06)
The Roos work it from defence and Thomas outbodies Goldsack to mark on the wing. He finds Petrie who spots up Gibson 40 out. From directly in front, Gibson misses. (Q4 13:23)
Swan is caught HTB on the wing by Goldstein and Thomas plays on to find Nahas in front of Williams. From 50 out on the flank, Nahas misses to the left. (Q4 15:25)
The Roos work it down the wing by foot easily and it ends with a contested mark by Petrie in the pocket. He goes back and puts it through from 20! (Q4 17:38)
Gibson attempts the quick kick out of traffic and puts it out on the full 30 out from the Pies’ goal. He tries the snap but it hits the post! (Q4 21:16)
Collingwood get the clearance from the stoppage on the wing. Elliott runs it to the 50 and centres it where Swan outbodies Macmillan to mark! He goals from 30 out! (Q4 23:21)
Tarrant drops a chest mark on the flank and it allows Fasolo to find Blair going back with the flight! He lines up 40 out on the flank, and slots the goal! (Q4 25:56)
White marks a quick kick from the centre clearance and gives to Swan. He finds Elliott in acres of space in the pocket. From 30 out on a 45 degree angle, Elliott misses. (Q4 27:22)
Elliot marks 30 out directly in front right on the siren. He goes back and kicks the goal to pad his stats! (Q4 32:08)

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