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Blog log from R21 of 2015: Collingwood vs Richmond

Blog log for Collingwood vs Richmond, R21 of 2015

Vickery is over the back of the Pie defence for a long ball to the hotspot after a fast break from halfback, he marks over Frost and gives to Lloyd for the first goal. (Q1 3:10)
Lambert receives a handball and snaps across the body under Toovey pressure from 30m on the flank… it’s good! (Q1 4:49)
Lloyd marks a long Hunt ball up the guts to the hotspot over Adams and boots his second goal. (Q1 8:30)
Riewoldt sprints away from Sinclair in the centre and goes long and quick up the middle to LLoyd to mark in front of Maynard and score his third goal in the first 7:30 of the game! (Q1 12:05)
Greenwood gets a free at a ball-in in the pocket, he goals from 20m on a slight angle. (Q1 15:50)
Elliott roves a Moore contest at the hotspot, baulks clear and passes short to Pendlebury at 35m on a slight angle. Pendles kicks truly. (Q1 17:35)
Lambert snaps from the pocket around the corner, Marsh is on the line but did he touch it before it crossed the line? Video review says yes, only a behind. (Q1 22:06)
Elliott marks on the HFF 60m out, evades the boundary then baulks with a right foot step on Vlaustin who overcommitted, he steadies and shots from 35m… it’s good! (Q1 24:01)
Deledio marks near the hotspot, Sinclair comes in a touch late to concede a 50m penalty and ensure the goal. (Q1 25:28)
Vickery marks 40m out on a slight angle and boots another Tiger goal, they have the jump now. (Q1 28:06)
Cloke gets a very soft free on Rance at 35m on a slight angle after Greenwood clears from the next centre bounce. CLoke sprays it badly, as he often does from that range. (Q1 28:51)
Moore marks on the HFF, wheels and bullets a low pass to Blair at 35m on a slight angle to mark in front of Cotchin. Blair misses. (Q1 31:07)
Vickery catches Williams HTB at 40m on a slight angle just before the QT siren. THe Pie fans boo as Tyrone strides in and goals. (Q1 33:07)
McINtosh dashes out of defence with two bounces then passes to Riewoldt on the HFF, he waits and hits Deledio 25m out in the pocket. Lids delivers a trademark quality finish. (Q2 5:10)
Newman is spoiled from a long ball to the hotspot, he regathers and has Deledio for a give in the square but goes himself off-balance and misses from 25m. (Q2 6:22)
Blair marks a high Williams ball to 35m on a slight angle, but misses badly. (Q2 8:19)
Elliott gets a free for high contact by Maric as Morris tackles him 45m out in front, after a stoppage. Elliott also misses. (Q2 10:40)
Crips roves a ball up at the corner of the centre square, runs to 50m and misses. (Q2 11:54)
Vickery marks at 45m on the flank and tries a ball to the top of the square, a mad scramble on the ground ensues… Grigg snaps truly from 10m! (Q2 14:01)
Riewoldt marks on the boundary 30m out, runs around and screws through a nice set shot for his first goal. (Q2 17:32)
Lloyd breaks a tackle after roving a throw-in near the behind post, but misses off the right boot across the body from 20m. (Q2 25:15)
Crisp is called to play on to advantage after a free on Sinclair in the centre, he snaps off a step from 40m on a slight angle… well wide. (Q2 26:22)
Ellis misses a snap from 40m on the flank just as the HT siren sounds. (Q2 27:24)
The Pies had all the worst parts of their game on display in that quarter: poor disposal, key forwards ineffectual, wrong decisions, and a woeful defence. (Half Time)
Collingwood is dominating inside 50s by 36 to 22, but they are getting flogged due to arguably the most important stat in modern footy: forward 50 conversion rate. (Half Time)
Time after time the Pies bomb high to the top of the square, only to see Chaplin, Rance or any nearby Tiger rush it with ease. It’s dumb footy. (Half Time)
When the Maggies do get chances, usually from the 35-40m range, they fluff them. (Half Time)
Meanwhile, the Tigers’ rare forays forward are into vast empty spaces, and their runners are enjoying themselves on the fast break. (Half Time)
Lloyd passes to the lead of Vickery ahead of Reid at 40m on a slight angle. Tyrone kicks off Q3 junk time with a goal. Yes, Collingwood isn’t winning this one. (Q3 0:43)
Swan delivers a rare quality finish with a snap from the HFF. (Q3 2:50)
Vickery roves a Riewoldt contest on the flank 25m out and bounces through his fourth major. (Q3 6:31)
Pendlebury is smothered in the centre but the ball bounces back up for him to regather and pass to Blair at the hotspot. Blair goals, belatedly. (Q3 10:07)
Martin passes to Newman at 30m on the flank after McIntosh forces a turnover on the wing. Newman misses. (Q3 16:10)
Houli sails through a long goal from the HFF to pile on the pain for sorry Collingwood side. Several classes between these two sides. (Q3 20:50)
Swan marks on the HFF 45m out and kicks truly, to muted reaction. (Q3 21:26)
Varcoe passes to Elliott to dive and mark in front of Houli at 20m wide on the flank. Elliott misses. (Q3 23:25)
Vickery draws an obvious free on Maynard for front-on contact going for an Edwards centring ball 15m out on a slight angle. Tyrone boots his fifth major. (Q3 28:56)
Elliott passes to Cloke at 25m wide on the flank. Cloke kicks his first goal. (Q4 3:50)
Lloyd passes short to Deledio on the flank, he also goes short to Houli near the hotspot. Houli goals to continue the rout. (Q4 7:35)
Riewoldt marks just inside 50m on the flank and boots his second goal. (Q4 9:55)
Vickery marks a long McIntosh ball on the goal line and scores his personal best sixth major. (Q4 11:20)
Martin marks over the back of the Pie defence 20m out, bounces off Marsh and runs into the open goal. (Q4 14:05)
Lennon drops a short Miles ball to 45m in the corridor, but has time to butter up and snap off a step, it’s another one for the rampaging Tigers! (Q4 16:33)
Newman gets a good bounce as Greenwood whiffs on a ground ball in the pocket under Deledio pressure, he runs in to the open goal for another one! (Q4 18:46)
Houli bombs long from the next centre bounce, the Tigers fight on at ground level with Riewoldt and Maric pressuring, the ball sits up for Deledio to volley home another one! (Q4 19:39)
Varcoe encroaches to give away 50m and bring Maric from the centre to the hotspot after a mark. Maric goals. (Q4 24:16)
Lloyd releases Ellis to sprint through CHF and slam through another goal from 40m! (Q4 26:14)
Adam misses a long range snap as the clock ticks towards 3:00. (Q4 27:17)

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