Blog log from R5 of 2016: Collingwood vs Essendon

Moore passes from half forward to Cox leading from the square in front of Hartley to the hotspot. The American shoots… first goal on Anzac Day! (Q1 1:15)
Maynard receives outside a pack and misses from 50m on a slight angle. (Q1 3:31)
Sidebottom marks a De Goey ball over Parish near CHF and steers through Collingwood’s second goal. (Q1 4:45)
Cox misses a quick snap from congestion in the pocket 20m out. (Q1 6:17)
Varcoe drops a Pendlebury ball near CHF but gathers and gives back to Pendles for a miss. (Q1 7:52)
De Goey gives wide of CHF to Oxley for a snap from 40m on a slight angle, that one wobbles through. (Q1 9:17)
Fasolo dives and intercepts a Gwilt pass from the BP near the boundary 35m out. He misses. (Q1 10:30)
Moore flies back over a pack at the top of the square and grabs a very high centring ball by Sidebottom. He boots his first goal in what looks to be an Anzac Day rout. (Q1 13:16)
Toovey catches Langford high 45m out on a slight angle, Langford kicks the first Dons goal. (Q1 16:02)
Howe takes a screamer on the wing and pumps it long to the HFF 35m out, Fasolo roves and gives to Sidebottom for a simple goal. (Q1 17:17)
Fasolo roves a Treloar contest at the hotspot and gives outside for Sidebottom to repeat the dose! Too easy. (Q1 18:31)
Sidebottom passes to Fasolo at 50m on a slight angle, who also kicks truly. It’s one way traffic. (Q1 21:01)
Howe passes from the HFF to De Goey in the pocket who centres back to Howe at 35m on a slight angle. Howe goals. (Q1 26:01)
Daniher passes to the lead of Fantasia at 40m on a slight angle, marking in front of two Pies. He misses. (Q1 29:24)
Hartley spoils Cox near CHF but it falls perfectly for Sidebottom to gather and bounce through his fourth goal, again way too easy. (Q2 0:20)
Treloar passes long to Varcoe in the pocket 30m out after a rebound around the southern wing. He misses. (Q2 3:06)
Blair catches Dempsey HTB under a big pack at the hotspot and boots his first goal. (Q2 5:36)
Blair gives to Smith outside a stoppage at 40m on the flank, the first gamer hits the near goalpost. (Q2 7:52)
McKenna passes to Brown 25m out on the flank after Zaharakis gets involved twice in the build up from halfback. Brown starts it right but it swings true. (Q2 8:45)
A long period of repeat inside 50s for Collingwood ends with Blair getting a free on Langford near the hotspot and kicking his second goal. (Q2 15:28)
Merrett kicks blind over his shoulder from the HFF and it lands in the breadbasket for Brown 25m out in the pocket. Brown misses. (Q2 17:19)
Varcoe gives outside congestion at the hotspot for Howe to snap from 25m. (Q2 19:10)
And yes, it’s another Pie goal. (Q2 19:10)
Fasolo passes to Moore to mark in front of Gwilt at 45m on a slight angle. He goals again. (Q2 22:20)
Fasolo draws a holding free on Baguley in the pocket 25m out and steers through goal number two. (Q2 29:50)
Daniher marks 50m out on a slight angle and misses. (Q3 1:43)
Cox juggles a mark on the HFF, plays on to Howe who has Fasolo for the Joe the Goose special. (Q3 3:17)
The only interest in the rest of this match is from Pie faithful and fantasy coaches. It’s going to be dire. (Q3 3:48)
Smith roves a ball up near the behind line and snaps his first goal off the right from 15m. (Q3 4:33)
Daniher snaps from the hotspot across his body, high and straight. (Q3 7:17)
Grimley marks near the hotspot and kicks his first goal, to polite golf claps. (Q3 13:04)
Pendlebury gives to De Goey for a snap goal from near CHF. (Q3 14:34)
Cox marks on the HFF and goes long to the hotspot where Grundy marks rather too easily in front of a static Gwilt. Brodie misses. (Q3 16:14)
Mitch W. Brown marks 35m out on the flank and misses. (Q3 18:45)
Stokes marks at much the same spot but he manages a straight set shot. (Q3 19:44)
Of course Collingwood bosses the next centre clearance, Fasolo marks near CHF and gets his fourth goal. (Q3 21:29)
Aish gives to Fasolo who snaps across the body from the hotspot under little pressure… just wide. (Q3 23:16)
Moore gives to Greenwood who sails through a goal from the HFF. It’s a procession. (Q3 24:20)
Grimley marks at 45m on the flank and delivers another beautiful-looking set shot, but did it shave the post? Video review… ruled a goal. (Q3 28:05)
Pendlebury misses Grundy by hand after the next centre bounce, dempster goes long, Daniher contests, Fantasia roves and snaps a fine goal from the pocket. (Q4 0:40)
Kelly marks 40m out in front, his set shot falls on the line and is tapped back by Grundy, but the ump calls a video review… it’s a goal. (Q4 4:55)
Goddard gives to Dempsey who misses on the run from CHF. (Q4 7:56)
Gwilt kicks under pressure from the BP straight to Blair near the hotspot, who misses. (Q4 10:13)
Blair marks a Crisp ball in front of McDonald-Tipungwuti at 40m on a slight angle and goals this time. (Q4 11:56)
Merrett snaps truly from a stoppage at 35m on the flank. (Q4 14:38)
Aish gets a free on Gwilt for a push 45m out on a slight angle. He misses. (Q4 19:36)
Adams slams through a quality finish off a step from CHF. (Q4 19:57)
Greenwood marks near the boundary 40m out and kicks his second goal. (Q4 23:52)
Bird goes to Stokes on the HFF 35m out, he plays on and misses. (Q4 25:11)
Cooney gathers a long McKenna ball from the HFF at the top of the square and grubbers a goal. (Q4 25:41)
McDonald-Tipungwuti passes to Brown at 35m on the flank for a miss after the final siren. (Q4 30:51)

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