Blog log from R12 of 2017: Melbourne vs Collingwood

Pendlebury passes to the lead of Moore on the HFF but it’s Greenwood who chips in front to mark 30m out and kicks the first goal. (Q1 2:18)
Treloar runs away playing on to advantage from a free at a stoppage on the wing, he goes short to Greenwood at true CHF. His set shot drifts to the behind post, no score. (Q1 4:29)
Smith’s kick across half back hits Hannan in the body, he mops up and starts a handball chain that ends with Bugg volleying home from the square. (Q1 6:04)
Watts drops a Harmes ball to the square and the ball falls over the goal line for a behind. (Q1 9:15)
Vince gets back to rush a Phillips snap from half forward. (Q1 10:04)
Phillips passes to Greenwood just inside 50m on the flank, his set shot falls on the line, video review to check where it fell… just the right side, two goals for him! (Q1 12:32)
Petracca roves at half forward and goes short to Jones 45m out on a slight angle, who misses. (Q1 15:29)
Garlett marks over the back, runs around Langdon and into the open goal after a pass from Jones. (Q1 18:02)
Oscar McDonald bangs blindly from defensive hotspot, Crisp marks easily outside CHF and gives to Grundy who passes to Sidebottom 40m in front. Rusty goals. (Q1 20:32)
Hunt speeds away from two Pies on the wing and goes long to the pocket where Watts draws a holding free on Howe 20m out. Jack tries a standing screw ball, and delivers the goal. (Q1 22:47)
Hunt kicks long to the hotspot just before the HT siren, Dunn gives away an obvious free for an arm chop on Tom McDonald, who makes him pay with his first goal. (Q1 30:01)
Dunn is pinged for deliberate OOB 30m out after the first centre bounce of Q2. Watts takes the free, but misses. (Q2 0:24)
Hibberd fumbles a ground ball after losing his feet in the BP, the crumb falls for De Goey who goals from 10m. (Q2 4:39)
Hibberd breaks lines with a one-two up the guts, almost gets caught HTB by Crisp, eventually Tyson passes to Bugg leaping at the hotspot. Bugg hits the post, Pie fans delighted. (Q2 6:04)
Fasolo has time to pick an option in the pocket after Frost is dispossessed, he chooses the right one as he hits Aish at the hotspot who goals. (Q2 7:54)
Sidebottom passes to the lead of Crocker 45m out on the flank after Langdon forces a turnover with a tackle on the wing. Crocker doesn’t score. (Q2 10:24)
Neal-Bullen is pinged for deliberate OOB 20m out, the Aish pass goes back to Fasolo who plays on and goals from 45m on the flank, just. (Q2 11:24)
Adams taps the crumb from a Hoskin-Elliott ball to the pocket to Fasolo who taps for Crocker who grubbers home from near the behind post. Pies building a lead! (Q2 15:24)
Treloar sets up Broomhead after the next centre bounce for a storming run to the hotspot, but he snaps well wide. (Q2 15:53)
Phillips snaps truly from a stoppage 30m out on a slight angle. Collingwood is on FIYAH! (Q2 17:26)
The Pies have had clear clearance dominance all game, but it is only in the last five minutes that they started getting full scoreboard reward. (Q2 17:54)
Sidebottom marks a Phillips ball 40m out on a slight angle after Vince misses Salem on the wing with a short one. Rusty goals again, Pies streaking away like Helen D’Amico now. (Q2 19:24)
Petracca chips in front of Crisp to intercept an Adams ball on the HFF and has Garlett going back to the square for the quick turnover goal. (Q2 21:36)
Petracca cheats outside a pack on the wing but he’s Johnny on the spot for a fumble by Langdon, he turns and sprints to 50m on a slight angle for a big goal! (Q2 29:10)
Moore marks 15m out on a slight angle just before the HT siren, he has had a very poor half but that one’s good and the Pie fans are very happy. (Q2 32:42)
Garlett goes short to Harmes at the hotspot after Harmes forced the turnover himself with a tackle on Smith at half forward. Harmes finishes with the goal. (Q3 3:11)
Moore flies in front of Lewis and Melksham to mark at the top of the square and boot his second goal. He’s the sort of player who doesn’t need many opportunities. (Q3 6:26)
Salem hits Watts 40m out on a slight angle on a switch play started by Lewis on the opposite HBF. Watts hits the post, the Woods fans cheer. (Q3 9:11)
Bugg roves a Scharenberg fumble in a pack on the wing and goes short to Watts 40m out on the flank. Watts, who has had a tough day, steers that one home. (Q3 12:11)
Petracca marks in between two Pies 40m out in front and gets tackled late by Sidebottom, 50m penalty ensures the goal. Dees have strung a few goals together. (Q3 14:56)
Melbourne gets a rebound going through midfield, Tyson almost stuffs it up as he misses Garlett over the back, but Jeffie butters up to set up a Bugg goal from 15m. (Q3 17:41)
Maynard is pinged for a throw under a Viney tackle 45m out on a slight angle. Viney misses. (Q3 18:56)
Langdon roves a Hoskin-Elliott contest on the HBF and starts a fast break, Treloar bounces away, does a one-two with Pendlebury and snaps truly from 40m on a slight angle! (Q3 20:41)
Scharenberg marks in relief in the BP but his rebound kick is intercepts by Tyson 40m out near the boundary. Tyson tries to set it up but it’s cleared. (Q3 22:42)
Greenwood gathers a bouncing Brown ball in the pocket, bounces out of a tackle like a cork in the ocean and snaps from 30m… narrow. (Q3 23:53)
Long ball to the Dee hotspot, big pack and it’s Bugg who flies but can’t mark… Pedersen stays down to rove and banana the goal from 15m off his right! (Q3 26:27)
Frost it was with the goal assist inside 50 bomb. (Q3 26:27)
Oliver roves and sprints away from the next centre bounce, Melksham marks his kick on the lead in front of Langdon 40m out on the flank. This for the lead… it’s good! (Q3 26:56)
Treloar sizzles down the wing ahead of Jones but misses from 40m on a slight angle, just before the 3QT siren. (Q3 29:07)
Jetta passes to the lead of Petracca just inside 50m on the flank. Trac’s set shot starts right, wobbles a bit then goes further right. (Q4 1:09)
Oliver fumbles on the HBF, De Goey roves and gives to Sidebottom whose quick snap goes OOTF from 45m. (Q4 2:58)
Petracca marks again in another difficult spot, 40m out near the boundary. He misses again. (Q4 4:54)
Viney catches Greenwood high in the centre, Bugg then taps the ball out of his hand to concede 50m and bring him near the hotspot. But Levi misses. (Q4 6:03)
Smith burns the footy off the HBF, Oscar McDonald sends the ball back to the pocket but Oliver can’t reach the crumb and it dribbles for a behind. (Q4 8:09)
Garlett zooms onto the footy after a stoppage in the pocket, his centring ball sits up for Hannan to gather and goal from 10m. Dee fans up and about, forget the skiing! (Q4 10:54)
Crisp is pinged for HTB after failing to fend off 45m out in front of the Dee goal, after yet another centre clearance for Melbourne. Hannan gets the free, but tugs it right. (Q4 13:24)
Bit of a shower of rain now, just to cap things off. (Q4 13:43)
Jetta turns the ball over by foot in midfield, Treloar pases to De Goey 45m out on the flank as the clock ticks under 10:00. JDB goals to put Collingwod back within a kick. (Q4 15:54)
Langdon is pinged for HTB under a Neal-Bullen tackle on the wing, bit red hot that. ANB passes quickly to Petracca 30m out on the flank, who kicks truly. 6:02 left. (Q4 20:45)
Sidebottom goes long and high from the wing to the hotspot, Moore can’t mark with a fly over Lewis but Phillips is Johnny on the spot for the crumb over the back, goal Pies! 5:00. (Q4 22:55)
Vince roves a loose ball after a stoppage on the wing and gives to Hunt jetting past for a snap on the run from 45m on the flank… across the face. (Q4 24:23)
The Pies stand firm for another couple of Dee attacks and rebound themselves, Moore can’t mark the Treloar ball at half forward… end to end stuff! (Q4 25:13)
Phillips has a chance at half forward but misses a target and the Dees get a free at half back, 2:40. (Q4 25:43)
Vince paddles on the HBF but straight to Greenwood, but the Dee defenders converge and force a HTB free on Sidebottom, clock under 2:00. (Q4 26:59)
Hibberd spoils De Goey on the HBF, fast break Melbourne, Watts has a paddock to run from the wing, the Pies zone off him, he strolls to 20m on the flank and kicks the massive goal! (Q4 27:25)
1:19 left at the next centre bounce, almost impossible from here for the Pies. (Q4 27:55)
Adams knees it inside 50 after the next centre bounce as he’s tackled while kicking, stoppage at CHF for the Pies, 54 seconds left. (Q4 28:57)
Pendlebury roves a Moore contest and shoots from 20m under a tackle… Watts touches it on the line! That’s the ball game. (Q4 29:23)
Fasolo goals with a set shot as the final siren sounds from 35m on the flank. Pie fans boo lustily, but they lost fair and square. (Q4 30:26)

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