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Blog log from R5 of 2016: Collingwood vs Essendon

Blog log for Collingwood vs Essendon, R5 of 2016

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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