Blog log from R8 of 2017: Western Sydney vs Collingwood

Moore takes the leading mark after Phillips pinpointed the delivery. Darcy marks boundary side, but his resultant shot from 25 misses to the near side. (Q1 4:29)
From kick in to mark inside 50, it took two kicks to find Cameron running out the back and taking the uncontested mark. Lobb found him and Jeremy repays the play with the major! (Q1 4:46)
Hoskin-Elliot sizes up the options inside 50 and darts the pass to Wells, who marks on the slight angle. The ex-Roo shoots from 45 but misses the chance to the near side. (Q1 6:59)
The Giants link up by hand through the wing position and the rapid ball movement provides space for Kelly to burst into. Josh shoots from 45 on the run and sends it through! (Q1 9:44)
Collingwood win it at the coalface through DeGoey and Jordan drills the ball onto the chest of the leading Elliot. Jamie makes no mistake from the set shot, 35 out! (Q1 10:59)
The Pies have two in a row as Blair splits the middle from 35 with the set shot. Maynard linked up through the middle and found Fasolo wide, with Alex picking out Jarryd by foot. (Q1 14:45)
Reid takes the lead up grab and moves it further afield off the HF flank. Crisp darts it inside to Elliott and Jamie takes the mark. He shoots from 45 on the flank and misses. (Q1 20:30)
Greenwood, Pendlebury and Aish link up by hand before James sends it inside 50 with the quick kick. His dab finds Blair ahead of Williams. Jarryd slots the major from 45! (Q1 23:25)
Taranto reads it off the Patton mark attempt. Tim immediately throws it on the boot and the rookie bounces his effort into the post from 40 on the slight. (Q1 24:43)
Grundy throws Mumford straight out of the ruck contest deep in the forward 50. Shane seemingly obliges and Brodie punts it through with relative ease! (Q1 27:15)
Greenwood reads it off the deck and wastes little time by throwing it on the right peg from the sharp angle, 30 out. Levi misses his shot to the near side. (Q1 28:14)
Shiel aggressively powers to the arc and slams it for home, with options either side of him. His effort bounces through for a minor from the flank region. (Q1 29:14)
The play is end to end as Moore is the next Pie to send them inside 50 and Scully gives away the free for illegal contact on Hoskin-Elliott. Will goals from 30, directly in front! (Q1 30:00)
Grundy hits the front of the pack and forces it forward ahead of Williams and Shaw. Sidebottom bounces and produces a remarkable dribbler from the pocket! (Q1 31:19)
The Giants win the first clearance of the second term and Smith is the one to drill the ball onto the chest of Cameron. Jeremy marks and goals from 45 on the flank for his second! (Q2 0:57)
Kelly dabs the pass to first gamer Lloyd, and Daniel takes full advantage by marking inside 50. He shoots from a step outside the arc and hits the post from the slight angle. (Q2 2:26)
Shaw sends it long to the hot spot and Cameron is the man to drift in from the side, and take the grab ahead of the pack. Jeremy finishes truly from 35 on the flank for his third! (Q2 3:57)
The Pies win the pill from the resultant stoppage with Greenwood, DeGoey, Blair and Sidebottom linking up by hand. Steele runs his full measure and goals from 30! (Q2 5:12)
Cameron pushes off Schade and takes the strong contested grab via the Johnson pass. Jeremy trots in and slots the major from close range. His third of the term!
(Q2 9:52)
The Giants demonstrate their ability to speed the ball from end to end. Kelly, Taranto and Tim sends it ahead of Lobb and Schade. Rory grabs it and dabs it through from 35! (Q2 13:47)
Shaw gifts his former side a goal after a 50 metre penalty is paid for a push behind play. Reid is the recipient and misses horribly from 20 on the slight. (Q2 16:52)
Aish takes the intercept mark from the kick in and lasers the ball onto the chest of Fasolo. Alex shoots from 35 on the boundary, but misses his set shot. (Q2 18:08)
Wells gets caught through the middle of the ground by Shiel. Wilson takes advantage and hammers it down the throat of Johnson. Steve marks and goals from 30 out, directly in front! (Q2 21:33)
Sidebottom slingshots from the back of the square after receiving from Adams by hand out of the stoppage. Steele receives it back from Grundy and finishes from 45! (Q2 23:08)
Hoskin-Elliot turns the ball over with the quick hands out of half back. Mumford sends it back inside forward 50 and Lobb takes the strong mark. He finishes from point blank! (Q2 25:12)
Moore takes the strong leading grab ahead of Davis as the Magpie has an opportunity within 60 seconds of the restart. Darcy shoots but misses from 45 on the flank. (Q3 0:54)
Devon Smith sneaks the kick out of congestion on the half forward flank. Patton gets loose of Dunn and takes the grab. JP finishes truly from 40 on the slight! (Q3 4:43)
Coniglio takes Crisp high in the tackle and Jack has the opportunity to shoot from 35 on the flank. The former Lion splits the middle to regain the lead for the black and white! (Q3 7:43)
Johnson attempts the snap from deep in the forward pocket but his shot bounces to the other pocket. Lloyd gathers the loose pill and goals for his first at AFL level on debut! (Q3 10:58)
Goal for goal at the moment as the Magpies regain the lead. Pendlebury sent it forward and DeGoey was the recipient. Jordan goals from 40 on the slight via the set shot! (Q3 12:42)
Somewhat predictably the Giants provide the quick reply! Mumford hits the pill at pace ahead of Dunn and flicks it off to Cameron. Jeremy receives and snaps truly from close range! (Q3 14:28)
The Pies link up by hand and Reid is the Pie to send it to the hot spot. Elliott leads Shaw and takes the quality grab. Jamie finishes truly from close range on the slight! (Q3 16:23)
Himmelberg takes the intercept grab as the youngster sits a kick behind the play. He takes the mark on the paint of 50 but drags the attempt for a minor score. (Q3 18:43)
Kelly with the Daniel Wells ala Jackie Chan attempt from all those years ago. The superstar midfielder just misses his attempt that was fit for a poster. (Q3 21:15)
Williams sends it long to the boundary and Mumford marks ahead of Moore. Darcy pulls down the ruck and the 50 metre penalty is duly paid. Shane makes no mistakes from point blank! (Q3 22:05)
Shaw manages to slam the ball into the back of Williams and forces the turnover. Elliott takes full advantage, gathering the rebound and belting it through from close range! (Q3 30:14)
Wells stabs the ball inside 50 after a slip. The ball is forced out by Shaw but only into the path of Maynard. Brayden gathers and hammers the pill through the big sticks from 50! (Q4 1:28)
Scully, Smith and Devon sends it to the goal square with the up and under. Patton forces it to the deck and Cameron is the one first on the scene. He soccers through for his sixth! (Q4 3:43)
Hoskin-Elliot, Wells, Moore and Phillips as Tom works hard to mark out the back unopposed. Tom shoots from 35 on the flank and horribly pulls the effort to the near side. (Q4 5:10)
Cameron forces the pill forward after relentless Giants pressure gains the inside 50. Taranto grabs the pill off the deck and shoots with the banana. Minor score. (Q4 6:43)
The end to end action continues as the Pies force the ball from defence to offence in one slick movement. Blair has the opportunity to settle and shoot but he misses from 40. (Q4 7:59)
DeGoey, Grundy and back again before Jordan finds Sidebottom by hand. Steele finds Reid with the bullet pass. Ben slams it through from the best part of 60 metres! (Q4 10:28)
Taranto dabs the pass onto the chest of Patton as the Giants win it from the coalface once more. Jonathon shoots from 25 on the sharp angle and he misses to the near side. (Q4 12:58)
Another goal, another lead change as this one is set for a helter skelter last seven minutes. Ward sends it long and Patton takes the grab. He goals from 45 on the boundary! (Q4 18:28)
Pendlebury, Moore, Greenwood link up before Levi sends it out of the stoppage with the looping handball. He finds Maynard and the half back hammers through his second from 45! (Q4 20:43)
Cameron attempts the soccer and it appears to be touched. However the goal umpire calls a behind. A review is required and the decision is a minor. (Q4 29:25)
Cameron attempts the soccer and it appears to be touched. However the goal umpire calls a behind. A review is required and the decision is a minor. (Q4 29:48)
Johnson hits the pack at pace and the ball happens to fall his way. The former Cat slams it on the boot from point blank range and grabs the lead with 30 seconds left! (Q4 30:29)
Game, set, match! The Giants triumph with some late Johnson magic proving decisive! Relentless pressure over the last few minutes was enough to see them gain the W. (Full Time)

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