Blog log from R12 of 2016: Melbourne vs Collingwood

Viney toepokes the first goal from the square after a Gawn ruck tap from a ball in hard in the pocket. (Q1 1:12)
Cox converts a set shot from near the hotspot for the first goal of the afternoon. (Q1 8:12)
Blair centres to White at the hotspot after Grundy almost stuffs it up by fumbling the ball over the goal line. White misses, predictably. (Q1 12:26)
Smith bounces a behind off a step from the HFF. (Q1 15:42)
The kick in goes to the BP but turns over, eventually Sidebottom centres to Maynard at 45m on the flank. Maynard kicks truly. (Q1 17:13)
Watts intercepts a kick in by Howe 20m out on a slight angle, but misses. (Q1 19:13)
Pendlebury has White running back to the square to mark and play on into the open goal after White himself contested at CHF. (Q1 20:28)
Marsh is pinged for encroachment to bring Hunt from the HFF to the top of the square for an easy goal. (Q1 24:33)
Wiits marks a long Greenwood ball in front of Oscar McDonald at 40m on a slight angle, but misses. (Q1 26:22)
Sidebottom converts a set shot from the HFF after running back to mark a Varcoe ball 40m out. (Q1 28:57)
Trengove marks behind a pack at the hotspot and kicks his first goal in a long while, the Demons rightfully get around him. (Q2 1:36)
Tom McDonald prevents De Goey giving a Joe the Goose handball and clears to prevent a score. (Q2 2:40)
Varcoe marks a very high ball one on one with Jetta at the hotspot. He pops through his first goal. (Q2 4:09)
Kennedy roves a Frost spoil in a pack near the hotspot and gives to Hogan who goals under a Maynard tackle from 15m. (Q2 5:37)
Petracca breaks a Sinclair tackle with a spin and slams through a low goal from near the hotspot. (Q2 8:27)
Kent plays on to advantage from a Hogan free on the HFF, his handball to the square goes to ground but Gawn has time to volley it home anyway! (Q2 10:49)
Hogan marks 35m out on a slight angle, with Smith trailing by four paces. He kicks his second goal. (Q2 13:44)
Petracca has Gawn over the back on a fast break at half forward, he draws a man and releases Kent to run into the open goal. Dees on the rampage! (Q2 18:09)
Dawes passes to Gawn in front of Witts at 40m on a slight angle. Gawn misses. (Q2 23:54)
Gawn rams through his third goal from a ball in in the pocket! (Q2 27:24)
Second, not third. (Q2 27:24)
Jones sails through a set shot from 45m on a slight angle to kick off the second half the same way that the first half ended. (Q3 3:31)
Treloar to Pendlebury to clear from the next centre bounce, White marks at CHF and gives to Greenwood flying past to goal with an ugly kick from 40m. (Q3 4:46)
Varcoe misses a snap from the HFF. (Q3 12:31)
Crocker marks 45m out on a slight angle, his kick falls in the square and is cleared. (Q3 14:16)
Reid intercepts on the wing, Pendlebury to De Goey who goes to Blair at 25m on the flank. Blair misses badly. (Q3 17:01)
Hogan marks a Kennedy ball in front of a pack at the hotspot and steers through his third goal. (Q3 20:31)
Jones passes to Kent 45m out on the flank on the end of a rebound started on the last line by McDonald. He doesn’t score. (Q3 23:31)
Kent marks a Vince ball from the wing to 35m out on the flank. Kent misses. (Q3 25:31)
White passes to Grundy over the back 20m out on the flank, he turns and plays on into the open goal to make Q4 interesting. (Q4 0:27)
Maynard is pinged for a clumsy challenge to a ground ball that catches Kent in the head 40m out in front. Kent makes no mistake. (Q4 4:06)
Vandenberg gives a Joe the Goose special to Watts for a goal from the square, that puts the contest beyond any doubt. (Q4 6:06)
Kennedy sails through another one with a mid range set shot, it’s party time for the Demons now. (Q4 7:56)
Watts marks at the hotspot and kicks his second goal, as the Demon mids continue their domination in Q4. (Q4 10:03)
Gawn marks a short Petracca ball from heavy traffic at 30m on a slight angle. He kicks his third goal to underline his BOG credentials. (Q4 20:21)
Cox gets a free on Tom McDonald in the square for a charity goal in the last two minutes. (Q4 26:07)
Cox marks a White ball in front of Oscar McDonald at the hotspot and shanks it for a behind. (Q4 27:45)

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