Blog log from W2 of 2016: Geelong vs Collingwood

Sidebottom passes from the HFF to Varcoe at 40m on a slight angle. Varcoe, who has started brightly, doesn’t score. (Q1 3:57)
Fasolo marks a Varcoe ball 20m out on a slight angle after a long rebound down member’s wing. Fasolo goals, just. (Q1 5:54)
Duncan wins a HTB free in a pack 20m out on the flank after a stoppage, on an unlucky Broomhead. He goals. (Q1 8:27)
Fasolo catches Bews after getting spoiled at the hotspot and wins a similarly red hot HTB free. He goals. (Q1 10:46)
Joel Smith has Jesse Smith all on his own at the HFF but misses him, Smith butters up buts sprays a snap from 35m horribly OOTF. (Q1 12:46)
McCarthy marks a long Kersten ball from the HFF on the lead at the hotspot, and kicks his first goal of the evening. (Q1 14:24)
Fasolo marks a crisp Crisp ball on the lead 40m out on a slight angle. He misses. (Q1 15:46)
Gregson crumbs a Hawkins contest on the flank with a man on his hammer, shimmies free but shanks it OOTF from 30m. (Q1 17:16)
McCarthy passes to Menegola at true CHF, who looks for an option but has to go himself. And steers through a goal. (Q1 18:01)
Horlin-Smith misses a hurried snap on the turn off a step from 40m on a slight angle. (Q1 20:03)
Broomhead marks at 30m on the flank after a series of handballs ping around in the centre between both teams. He misses. (Q1 21:00)
After some more ragged footy with too much handball, Grundy delivers a somewhat surprising finish with the boot from 40m in front, after a give by Fasolo. (Q1 24:52)
Another long series of handballs, this time by the Cats down the flank in heavy traffic, eventually Cockatoo delivers a party trick banana while tackled from 25m for a goal. (Q2 3:34)
Menzel centres from the HFF to Cockatoo just outside the hotspot. He misses. (Q2 4:34)
Motlop roves in the pocket, baulks Brown but has no room and misses from 20m. (Q2 5:49)
Smith snaps a supergoal from 55m on a slight angle, after dropping a mark from a hurried De Goey rebound kick but cleaning up and letting fly. (Q2 10:15)
Crisp bombs long from the HFF to the hotspot, Jesse Smith’s contest is rather weak but it flips over the back anyway where Cox roves and goals. (Q2 12:06)
Fasolo goes long from the wing to Cox, who wrestles with Henderson and wins the battle of strength to mark 40m out on a slight angle. The big American goals again. (Q2 14:05)
Fasolo rises in front of two Cats to mark a long Crisp ball to the hotspot. He boots his third major with no problem. (Q2 15:50)
Gregson marks a high centring ball by Duncan to the top of the square, and plays on into the open goal. (Q2 18:33)
Dangerfield draws a free on Maynard sitting under a centre clearance kick to 40m out on a slight angle, a little clumsy by the young Pie. He goals. (Q2 20:00)
Sidebottom turns the ball over in midfield starting a fast break, Kersten passes to the lead of Hawkins at 25m on the flank, nothing Brown could do there. The Tomahawk goals. (Q2 21:20)
Cockatoo intercepts at the hotspot and sets up Hawkins to give Dangerfield a Joe the Goose special, much to the home crowd’s delight. (Q2 23:29)
Another series of handballs by the Cats through the forward line, Duncan gives to Menzel who snaps truly from 15m. (Q2 27:27)
Macaffer roves after a centre clearance to a huge pack at the Pie hotspot, forced by a tackle by Aish. Caff goals from 15m off a step. (Q3 0:46)
Kersten marks an Enright ball at 30m on the flank and boots his first goal of the evening. (Q3 3:25)
Witts to De Goey in the centre, long ball flips over the back of the pack at the hotspot, Gault stays down to volley it home from 15m. (Q3 4:26)
Swan roves a long ball to the square, evades Taylor with a shimmy and goals from the left boot. (Q3 8:31)
Murdoch marks 45m out on a slight angle and misses. (Q3 9:40)
Greenwood sails through a goal to an empty square from just inside 50m in the corridor, after roving yet another long ball to a massive pack at the hotspot. (Q3 11:49)
Swan gets a free in a marking contest with Mackie on the HFF for high contact, and goes short to Blair at 35m on the flank. Blair goals as well. (Q3 14:02)
Gault marks a short Broomhead pass over Kolodjashnij at 30m on a slight angle for another one to Collingwood. (Q3 15:57)
Gault marks again 25m out on the flank on another fast break from midfield by the Maggies. He goals again. (Q3 20:21)
Cox gallups up the flank and sets up Swan for yet another Pie major from a snap near the hotspot. (Q3 22:47)
Varcoe picks up a loose ball and handballs to Macaffer who gives it to Sidebottom who has a ping from near CHF… yep, it’s another goal to Collingwood. (Q3 23:57)
Mackie inexplicably handballs directly to Witts deep in defence, of course it’s another goal to the Woods. (Q3 26:15)
Dangerfield has Vardy over the back in the pocket to run into the open goal, to stop the rot. (Q3 27:49)
Fasolo gives to Swan who baulks and goals from near the hotspot. Three to him and three to Gault in Q3 among 11 for the Maggies! (Q3 28:55)
Lang gives outside a pack at the hotspot to Stanley who just misses. (Q3 30:21)
Dangerfield intercepts a Jesse White kick from the HBF just inside 50m on a slight angle just before the 3QT siren. Danger goals, the crowd roars. (Q3 31:16)
Blair threads the needle from a set shot on the boundary 25m out, just clearing the pack on the line. (Q4 3:07)
Fasolo marks in front of a pack at 25m on a slight angle and boots his fourth goal. (Q4 5:55)
Menzel gives to Hawkins who misses a left foot snap across the body from near the hotspot. (Q4 7:40)
Cockatoo gets a free for a high tackle by Ramsay near the hotspot, but misses. (Q4 9:07)
Fasolo marks unopposed at the hotspot on yet another fast break and kicks goal number five. (Q4 10:07)
Vardy marks at the hotspot and pops through his second goal from his second kick of the night. (Q4 11:40)
Murdoch marks 20m out and plays on into the open goal. Not that there was ever much defensive work in this game, but it’s been as open a game as you’ll see at this level. (Q4 15:28)
Guthrie catches Varcoe HTB on the HFF 40m out. He gives to Menzel who misses a supergoal attempt. (Q4 16:35)
Hawkins marks on the lead near the boundary 30m out, and goals with a typically high quality set shot. (Q4 18:24)
Grundy is behind the Cat defence for a long ball to the hotspot, they get back but give away the free for contact. Grundy goals. (Q4 20:42)
Guthrie gives to Menzel streaming away from the next centre bounce, he lets fly from 55m in front for a supergoal! (Q4 21:24)
Duncan passes to Stanley leading up the guts to 40m, who splits the hi diddle diddle. 2:26 to go in a meaningless practice match. (Q4 23:33)

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