Blog log from R18 of 2015: Collingwood vs Melbourne

Fasolo catches Howe HTB after Howe roves a Moore contest 40m out from the Pie goal in the corridor. Fasolo misses. (Q1 0:55)
Garlett marks a low bullet by Hogan to 50m on a slight angle, gives to Garland whose snap drops in the square and is rushed. (Q1 5:20)
Watts gathers a ground ball on the HFF and gives inside to Vince, who baulks two Pies and finished with class off the left boot from 40m on a slight angle. (Q1 6:15)
Vandenberg misses a set shot from CHF. (Q1 9:20)
The kick in to De Goey in the pocket is red hot, it’s spoiled by Garland down to Hogan who makes no mistake with a screwing snap off the right from 35m! (Q1 10:16)
Fasolo marks a centre clearance kick by Greenwood in front of McDonald at 40m on the flank. He hangs it way right. (Q1 11:06)
Greenwood marks at CHF, waits and hits Fasolo on another lead up the guts in front of McDonald 35m out. Fasolo gets this one on target for the first Pie major. (Q1 12:51)
Howe trips Fasolo in the pocket, he plays on and passes inside to De Goey but it’s not 15m, play on, snap is wide. (Q1 18:55)
From the kick in the Dees go coast to coast with handball through the middle, Brayshaw has Garlett all alone in the square to mark and goal! (Q1 19:21)
Adams roves a De Goey fumble and snaps off balance under pressure from 35m on a slight angle… only just a behind. (Q1 21:05)
Hogan marks on a hard lead up the middle to 45m, with Frost on his hammer. He goals. (Q1 23:46)
Buckley has decided that even Moore is one tall too many, he’s tried to go ultra small in attack to exploit the pace of the Demon KP talls. Working so far with Fasolo on McDonald. (Q1 24:22)
However, as always, pressure on midfield supply is a big issue, and the Demon mids are doing well to restrict key movers for Collingwood. (Q1 24:37)
Long ball to the Dee hotspot, everyone flies except Viney and the crumb falls straight to him, but he hurries the snap and misses, had more time than he thought. (Q1 27:01)
Tyson marks at 30m on a slight angle from a short centring ball by Jones, who had baulked Adams on the HFF. Tyson misses, disappointingly. (Q1 28:49)
Moore marks at half forward, turns quickly and fires to the hotspot… Gawn drops the mark and the crumb is roved gratefully by Pendlebury who goals with ease. (Q2 3:12)
Toovey misses a flying snap from CHF after a chain of handballs from a stoppage at the Pie hotspot. (Q2 5:54)
Adams gives to De Goey for a snap across the body from 35m on a slight angle… bounces wide of everything for a throw in. (Q2 7:40)
Howe is pinged for encroachment after Fasolo marks at half forward, putting him 10m out on a slight angle for the easy set shot and goal. (Q2 10:06)
Viney catches Pendlebury HTB 20m out on a slight angle after Pendles sharks a handball and shapes to shoot, preventing what looked like a certain goal. (Q2 12:41)
The Pies lock it in again, however, and Varcoe marks on his own 20m out in front to put Collingwood in front with his first goal. (Q2 13:41)
Garlett marks a long Brayshaw ball behind Toovey at the hotspot, turns and just evades the chasing Brown long enough to grubber it through from 15m. (Q2 17:38)
Varcoe marks over Garlett at 40m on a slight angle, but misses. (Q2 20:26)
Watts receives at half forward, runs his full measure and tries to steer it through from 35 in front… but misses. The Pie fans roar their approval. (Q2 24:44)
Vandenberg shows him how it’s done with a snap from 35m on a slight angle after receiving from Viney who had broken a Pendlebury tackle. (Q2 25:43)
Cross marks on the wing and gives to Vandenberg with skill as he’s falling, the pass goes to Hogan’s lead in front of Brown at 40m on the flank. Hogan misses. (Q3 2:01)
Garlett drops a mark at half forward but has time to butter up and kick high to the top of the square, Hogan wrestles with Brown… Hogan off the ground and through! (Q3 4:06)
Tyson is tackled by two Pies in the BP, the spillage falls fro Moore who snaps quickly from 25m, but it’s across the face. (Q3 5:24)
De Goey passes to a hole at the hotspot for Witts to steam onto, in between two Demon defender. He goals. (Q3 7:40)
Vince snaps truly after a stoppage at the Dee hotspot, after Jones perhaps could have been called HTB for a previous attempt. (Q3 9:55)
Two Pies spoils Hogan on the wing but the ball flips over the back to Viney staying down, he passes to the hotspot where Williams can’t mark, Watts roves and goals! (Q3 12:20)
Sidebottom leaps in front of Cross and marks 35m out on a slight angle, but misses, disappointingly. (Q3 19:08)
Fasolo marks 40m out on a slight angle and finally makes good on some Pie pressure with a goal. (Q3 20:07)
Adams snaps truly from a ball up at the hotspot. Pies back in this in a big way, off the back of a better attack on the footy. (Q3 22:00)
Swan misses a long snap from a slight angle. (Q3 22:40)
Elliott marks a Dwyer pass 40m out on a slight angle with Watts, playing loose in defence, out of position. He misses. (Q3 24:40)
Collingwood dominated that term and probably should have converted more chances to be in front by now. The Demons will probably have to hope they can jag some goals on the counter. (3 Qtr Time)
Brayshaw sprints clears of congestion on the wing, has a bounce with a chaser on his hammer, then gives to Vince who finishes from 45m on a slight angle! (Q4 3:33)
The goal came from a clanger kick by Pendlebury under a heavy tackle. (Q4 3:33)
Tyson clears with a long kick from the next centre bounce, Dawes marks in front of Frost at 30m on a slight angle. Dawes misses, disappointingly. (Q4 4:23)
Tyson gets a free on Adams on the HFF and sails a long ball to a big pack 20m out, Vince roves and misses. (Q4 5:43)
The Collingwood forward structure is looking non-existent right now, with the Dees’ defensive sweeper all on his own behind the zone. (Q4 7:12)
Garlett passes to Vandenberg on the flank 30m out, he plays on with two Pies chasing and gives to Harmes to run into the open goal! (Q4 7:38)
There are a lot of similarities between this game and Friday night. Like the Hawks, the Maggies have wilted under pressure all over the ground. (Q4 8:03)
Moore marks near the boundary 50m out, has nothing to go to so takes the set shot himself… off hands for a behind. (Q4 10:09)
Lumumba marks in a contest with Varcoe at true CHF, and goes back for the set shot. Harry O just misses left. (Q4 13:10)
Harmes marks a Cross pass at 40m on the flank, after the Pies again can’t get much going past the centre. He misses badly. (Q4 14:49)
Neal-Bullen marks in the pocket 25m out in front of Adams. Surely one of these shots has to go through to sink the Pies… not this one though, across the face. (Q4 16:20)
Jetta passes to Jones who finally makes the Pies pay with a goal from 40m on the flank! (Q4 17:11)
Vandenberg misses another set shot from the pocket 25m out. (Q4 17:11)
Less than five minutes to go now and all the plays is in Melbourne’s forward half. The Pies are cooked. (Q4 17:11)
Garland marks the kick in at 50m on the flank, and also misses, just. (Q4 17:11)
Howe converts a set shot from the hotspot inside the last 30 seconds. (Q4 17:11)

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