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Blog log from R10 of 2015: Melbourne vs Collingwood

Blog log for Melbourne vs Collingwood, R10 of 2015

Cloke marks an Elliot ball 20m out in front with McDonald powerless to stop him, and boots the first goal. (Q1 2:01)
Fasolo marks a Seedsman ball from the HFF to the corridor, the Dee defence in disarray around him. But he misses. (Q1 3:43)
Pendlebury passes to Blair at 40m on the flank, who just manages to clear the pack on the line for a goal. (Q1 5:31)
Garlett taps the ball out of the hands of Frost at Melbourne’s CHF spot, then passes to Howe on the turnover at 25m on the flank for the first Demon goal. (Q1 6:59)
Watts kicks to Hogan at 40m on a slight angle, Frost spoils but it falls perfectly for Howe to rove and snap across his body on the left… two in two minutes! (Q1 8:26)
Vandenberg roves a Howe drop at the hotspot, fends off a tackle and snaps wide. (Q1 11:31)
Pendlebury kicks off balance from a stoppage near the hotspot, Cloke wins a battle of strength against McDonald to mark in front in the square and goal. (Q1 14:02)
Elliott is spoiled by two Demons 40m out, the crumb falls over the back, Swan isn’t quick enough to get to it but Elliott holds off the Demon chaser and taps to Swan who goals! (Q1 20:58)
Cloke clunks a mark at the hotspot in front of McDonald and Garland, from a long centre clearance kick by Grundy. He boots his third goal. (Q1 22:15)
Fasolo beats Jetta for a ground ball in the centre on a fast break, he has Cloke over the back at the hotspot to mark and boots his fourth goal! (Q1 24:43)
Seedsman intercepts on the flank 40m out, marking in front of Vandenberg. He goals to pile on the pain for the Demons. (Q1 27:23)
Hogan marks on the lead in front of Frost at 35m on a slight angle. He goals. (Q1 28:44)
Pedersen gives to Nathan Jones running from the middle after the first centre bounce of Q2, he has a man on his tail but snaps across his body from near the hotspot… it’s good! (Q2 0:32)
Riley’s handball at CHF goes to ground but Brayshaw mops up, breaks an arm tackle by Lumumba and snaps truly from 35m. (Q2 4:08)
Grundy is pinged for taking out the legs of Nathan Jones after a stoppage 40m out on a slight angle, the Pie fans boo as it was unlucky. Jones kicks truly. (Q2 5:38)
After looking shellshocked early, the Dees have piled on the last four goals by making the most of forward 50 opportunites. (Q2 6:09)
Brayshaw releases Toumpas to race down the wing on a fast break then kick long to space on the HFF for Garlett to beat Toovey and scoot into the open goal! (Q2 8:34)
Another long ball to the hotspot up the guts by the Dees, Garlett is one on one with Toovey, Toovey goes to ground to allow Jeffie to gather and goal! (Q2 11:09)
McDonald is unlucky for the ball to ricochet off his boot in the pocket for an OOTF free to Broomhead, who runs around and goals to give the lead back to Collingwood. (Q2 14:33)
A replay shows the ball came off McDonald’s knee. (Q2 15:09)
Gawn taps down to Pedersen at a stoppage 30m out on a slight angle, he gives to Vince who does the rest, Dees back in front! (Q2 15:35)
Elliot marks a Swan mongrel over the much taller McDonald at the top of the square to restore the Pie lead. (Q2 18:40)
Fasolo marks 50m out on the flank, feigns to look inside but eventually goes back for the shot. He misses. (Q2 20:40)
Elliott marks at 45m on the flank, plays on and runs around Lumumba on the mark and kicks a big goal nearing half time. (Q2 28:36)
Crisp gives to Fasolo in tight for a flying snap across his body from 50m on a slight angle, it starts left but slices right for another one! (Q2 30:26)
Nathan Jones kicks long to the square, it bounces behind Frost and Hogan to the advantage of Hogan, he gathers but misses from 15m under the tackle. (Q3 0:52)
Dunn kicks straight to Blair from a kick out, a calamitous goal from 20m. Oh dear. (Q3 5:37)
Matt Jones roves a Howe contest at the hotspot and bounces a high snap into the goalpost. (Q3 8:00)
Cloke marks a long Langdon ball to the pocket 25m out in front of Cross. Travis threads the needle for his fifth major! (Q3 9:33)
Nathan Jones gives to Brayshaw on the end of a handball rebound from halfback, but Brayshaw sprays it on the run from the hotspot. (Q3 11:01)
Brayshaw marks the kick in, then gets it again as the Demons lock it in after a Pedersen drop, he finds Fitzpatrick to mark over Pendlebury and goal from the hotspot. (Q3 11:53)
Watts catches Varcoe cold at the hotspot to win a HTB free. The Pie crowd boos as they didn’t think Varcoe had prior opportunity, but Watts stays strong and goals. (Q3 16:38)
Brayshaw passes to the lead of Howe in front of Goldsack at 25m on the flank. He kicks straight over the goal umpire’s peaked cap for another one! (Q3 18:11)
Garlett does a one-two, baulks and passes to Vince at 40m on a slight angle. This to level the scores… it’s good! (Q3 19:39)
Pendlebury marks in front of Garland just inside 50m on the flank. It falls in the square, Fitzpatrick tries to tunnel ball it through his legs but ruled a throw! Blair goal! (Q3 21:49)
Cloke falls over and draws a free on Dunn for a very soft hold sitting under a long ball 40m out on the flank. He boots number six. (Q3 29:52)
Broomhead roves a Cloke contest to a long Crisp ball to 25m on the flank, but under a tackle he dribbles a behind. (Q4 1:10)
Kennedy sharks a Viney pressured handball at 40m on a slight angle, and kicks blind around his body… wide. (Q4 6:28)
White dives for a ground ball on the flank 40m out and is pinged for taking out the legs of Howe. Howe misses, much to the delight of the whinging Pie fans. (Q4 10:19)
Swan marks on the HFF, his opponent goes to ground so he runs his full measure to 40m and lets fly… narrow. (Q4 12:41)
Grundy passes to Fasolo 45m out on a slight angle, who goes down the line to the lead of Elliott in front of Jetta near the hotspot. Elliott goals. (Q4 13:54)
Still time enough for the Demons with 9:38 to go, but the Pies look to be able to keep them at arm’s length for the moment. (Q4 14:11)
Grundy wins the next centere clearance, White marks in front of Fitzpatrick at the hotspot but misses, disappointingly. (Q4 15:22)
Kennedy sends a high, hopeful ball to the hotspot, two Demons spoil Cloke but Travis butters up and snaps on the turn… that’s seven and that’s the sealer. (Q4 17:12)
Pedersen marks 35m out on the flank but misses. The crowd is silent. (Q4 19:42)
Pies playing tempo now, all the bite out of the game. (Q4 23:12)

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