Blog log from R18 of 2016: Collingwood vs North Melbourne

Ben Brown gets an arm chop free on Nathan Brown going for a Thomas ball to 35m on the flank. He boots the first goal of the evening. (Q1 3:00)
Dumont screws through a nice right foot snap from 40m on the flank after a turnover by Collingwood. (Q1 5:12)
Swallow draws a free for a swinging elbow by Greenwood on the HFF before the next centre bounce, the ump is all over it. He passes to Wells 45m out, who kicks OOTF. (Q1 6:31)
Blair hits the crumb to a big pack 30m out on the flank, is running towards the boundary and tries a low percentage screwing snap going the wrong way… but he threads it! (Q1 9:38)
Daw is favoured by a chaos ball from Harvey that rolls past contests hear the hotspot, but he misses from 20m under a tackle. (Q1 10:30)
But the kick in is short and spectacularly bad, Thomas runs into the open goal! (Q1 11:06)
Howe it was with the hospital pass to Reid with a man on him to give up that score. (Q1 11:31)
Thomas misses a quick snap from a ball up at the top of the Roo goalsquare. (Q1 12:44)
Treloar is pinged for a throw under an Atley tackle on the HBF, Wells plays on with a short ball to Petrie at the hotspot. Petrie goals. North has the jump! (Q1 14:14)
Howe again burns the ball at halfback with a scrubbing clanger, Wells finds Ziebell on his own 25m out on the flank. Jay-Z makes no mistake. (Q1 15:31)
Clarke gives to Macmillan running free up the wing, he reaches just outside 50m on a slight angle near the point of the centre square and bangs through another big goal! (Q1 17:42)
Greenwood picks up a loose ball on the HFF, runs to 50m and tries his luck with a long snap… bounces the right side of the goalpost for the first Pie major. (Q1 20:48)
Petrie catches Williams HTB in the centre and passes to Harvey just outside CHF. Boomer takes the set shot, but misses. (Q1 26:52)
Aish hits the post from a pack at the hotspot. (Q1 28:02)
North has built its lead through domination in the centre with a string of clearances. It was only late in the quarter that the Pies had any sort of time forward of centre. (Q2 0:16)
Henderson marks a short Petrie pass in front of Howe 40m out on a slight angle on the end of a rebound from the BP started by Gibson. He misses. (Q2 1:56)
Moore beats McKenzie with superior judgment to mark a long Pendlebury ball up the guts to the hotspot. He goals. (Q2 7:12)
Thomas draws a free for high contact by crouching low near Sidebottom 50m out on a slight angle. LT kicks truly. (Q2 10:37)
Clarke gives to Petrie at the top of the square but he fumbles, gets challenged but the ball sits up for him to snap as he’s slung for a goal. (Q2 14:59)
Pendlebury gets a free for a hold by Swallow after a stoppage on the flank 25m out. He misses. (Q2 17:24)
White kicks a rare goal to keep the Pies in touch. (Q2 20:13)
Ben Brown rolls through a snap from inside a big pack 25m out on the flank, it takes a very slight off-break but not enough to head towards the right goalpost. (Q2 20:50)
Sidebottom runs free of congestion in the middle and goes short to White just outside the hotspot. White misses, a return to regular form. (Q2 22:43)
Harvey beats Treloar to the crumb from a contest at the hotspot and screws through a classic opportunist goal in trademark style! (Q2 25:05)
Again it was Howe who dropped it unopposed to cause the score. (Q2 25:43)
Gibson sets up Ziebell from a running snap from the HFF just before the HT siren, he misses from 55m. (Half Time)
Petrie marks on the lead 40m out in the corridor, beating Marsh all ends up. He misses. (Q3 3:32)
Gibson receives from Harvey playing on after a free to Ben Brown, baulks a man and goals from 15m out in the pocket. (Q3 3:32)
Aish receives from Greenwood and passes to Blair 30m out on the flank. Blair kicks truly. (Q3 5:27)
Harvey goes short to Wells 40m out on the flank after a Pie turnover on the wing. Wells doesn’t score. (Q3 7:58)
From the resultant scramble, Ben Brown gives a long handball inside from the pocket to Ziebell standing 20m out on the flank, he screws through a goal off a step. (Q3 8:44)
Crisp gets a free on Swallow near the hotspot and sprays it horribly for a behind. (Q3 10:39)
Chain of Pie handballs through traffic near CHF, Sidebottom releases Pendlebury to run to 45m and pop through a goal. (Q3 10:39)
Moore plays on after marking a Treloar ball at CHF, Firrito catches him but the ump pays a free for high contact. Moore lines up from 40m, and steers through his second goal. (Q3 15:39)
Greenwood has the sit and marks over Cunnington at the hotspot. He goals as well. (Q3 17:43)
Thomas is somehow on his own to mark a quick Cunnington ball to 20m on the flank, Smith well out of position. He goals, three for him. (Q3 18:10)
Petrie marks a wobbly Clarke ball on the lead in front of Marsh at the hotspot. He hits the post. (Q3 21:43)
But it’s another kick in calamity, Thomas pounces after Maynard fumbles after playing on to volley home from the square! (Q3 22:36)
Thomas gets another shot before the centre bounce after Williams decks him following a scuffle near the hotspot, but this time LT hits the post. (Q3 23:11)
White gets a ruck free at the hotspot for a shepherd against Daw, replay shows it was extremely technical. He goals. (Q3 26:02)
Sidebottom does it all himself with a sensational baulk to get rid of Gibson on the HFF and a snap from 40m to lift the Pie crowd. (Q3 28:11)
Grundy down to Crisp at a stoppage on the HFF, but the long left foot snap from 50m is wide. (Q3 30:26)
Varcoe is released for a run up the guts on a rebound, he goes long to a four man pack at the hotspot, Moore draws the two, Fasolo stays down for the crumb and easy goal! (Q4 1:11)
Thomas dispossesses Maynard on the wing to start a fast break, Harvey goes very short to Ziebell deep in the pocket 20m out. Jay-Z misses. (Q4 2:44)
Dal Santo gives to Harvey running free to the hotspot but Boomer misses a sitter. (Q4 2:44)
Adams roves a Fasolo contest on the HFF and tries a grubber from fully 40m, but it sits up in the square for Mullett to get back and rush before White closes. (Q4 2:44)
Treloar kicks to the pocket where Sidebottom misses the mark, but has only just enough time to butter up, break a tackle and goal from 10m. Pies are coming! (Q4 5:40)
Moore clunks a Maynard pass to 45m on a slight angle under a heavy challenge from Tarrant. His set shot falls near the behind post… Howe gets a free for a push but misses. (Q4 7:41)
Blair puts his head over a ground ball 20m out on the flank, Swallow cannons into him, obvious free kick. Blair hits the post. (Q4 11:41)
Gibson misses a tough snap from the pocket. (Q4 13:23)
Harvey runs down the HFF, beats two but can’t beat four and his hurried snap skews wide from 25m. (Q4 15:28)
Greenwood marks on the HFF, plays on and goes long to Blair, Thompson challenges, does Blair touch it before it bounces through? Video review, behind. (Q4 16:57)
Dumont baulks on the HFF and goes high to the hotspot to the advantage of Clarke to mark unopposed. Clarke misses, disappointingly. (Q4 20:07)
Goldstein taps down to Dumont who goals from 25m on the flank. That’s the sealer with 3:26 left. (Q4 23:05)
Goldstein gets a ruck free on Grunday 35m out on the flank and steers through a junk time goal. (Q4 25:33)
Dumont gives to Harvey who goals from close range to cap off his milestone game with his second goal, with just over a minute to play. (Q4 28:08)
Thomas snaps his fifth goal from mid range after a stoppage, some very cheap scores now. (Q4 29:11)

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