Blog log from R16 of 2017: Collingwood vs Essendon

Broomhead marks a quick Elliott clearance kick 40m out on a slight angle for the first goal. (Q1 5:19)
Reid gets a holding free on Hurley sitting under a high ball 40m out on a slight angle, even though he was holding too. He misses. (Q1 9:23)
Broomhead catches McKenna HTB on the wing and the Pies sweep forward, Treloar has Elliott to mark unopposed 30m out on the flank. Elliott kicks his first goal. (Q1 12:13)
Early doors there is a lot of uncontested footy on the outside, and the Maggies are winning that battle so far with 21 marks to 3 to this point. (Q1 12:43)
Maynard shanks a rebound kick from the BP straight to Zaharakis who goes quickly to McDonald-Tipungwuti 35m out on a slight angle. Tippa goals. (Q1 13:43)
McDonald-Tipungwuti sharks a Crisp fumble after a stoppage near the hotspot and gives outside to Merrett who tumbles it home. Credit to Watson for the tackling pressure. (Q1 16:33)
Crisp runs away from congestion on the wing and hits Elliott 40m out on the flank. Elliott’s set shot falls in the square and is rushed. (Q1 18:03)
Crisp spoils a Watson ball to Zaharakis on the HFF but goes to ground chasing the crumb and inadvertently taps it back to Zaka who snaps the goal from 40m. (Q1 18:58)
Kelly picks up a loose ball in midfield and passes to Bellchambers on the lead 35m out on the flank, who goals. (Q1 20:48)
Kelly catches Thomas high 45m out on the flank, unluckily as the Pie had slipped. Thomas misses. (Q1 23:33)
Scharenberg kicks OOTF on the HBF, Zaharakis goes short to Goddard 45m out on the flank. BJ doesn’t score. (Q1 26:02)
De Goey is pinged for HTB trying to make a play after a stoppage 40m out on the flank from the Essendon goal. Bellchambers takes the free and goals on the QT siren. (Q1 26:57)
Hurley curses himself after he fails to spoil a long Varcoe ball to Reid near the hotspot. Reid misses badly. (Q2 1:58)
McGrath breaks the lines with a run from halfback through midfield, he gives to Hartley who finds Fantasia leading back to the top of the square for the goal. (Q2 5:44)
Another turnover by Collingwood in midfield, Zaharakis feeds Stewart who bounces twice down the wing and goals from 40m on the flank. (Q2 7:44)
Myers marks in space 55m out on a slight angle, has a myriad of options but goes himself off a step… only a point, plus a spray by his forward. (Q2 9:57)
De Goey finally gets a pass inside 50 for Collingwood to hit a target with a long ball up the guts to the hotspot. Reid marks and goals. (Q2 11:44)
Watson contests at half forward, the crumb falls for Hooker who shows good vision to see Stewart the other side of the pack to run into the open goal. (Q2 13:24)
De Goey and Baguley wrestle as a long Greenwood ball sails in from the HFF, it pitches and rolls past them for a behind. (Q2 14:26)
The Dons go coast to coast from the kick in, McDonald-Tipungwuti gets corralled in the pocket but centres to Daniher at the hotspot, who misses. (Q2 15:24)
The Pies take their turn to go coast to coast from the kick in, Adams passes to Elliott 40m out in the corridor who walks in and… passes to Fasolo 20m out. Fasolo goals. (Q2 16:54)
Sidebottom gets a free on Kelly for being bumped into the boundary fence 20m out, after a stoppage on the HFF. Rusty tries a set shot screwing ball… no good. (Q2 20:25)
Watson passes to Parish 30m out on the flank after the Dons again rebound all the way from the kick in. Parish misses. (Q2 21:44)
McKenna breaks the lines with a run from CHB, Fantasia roves the Daniher contest at half forward, baulks between two Pie defenders and goals from near the hotspot just before HT. (Q2 26:52)
Maynard spoils a short ball at half back and the Pies suddenly have a fast break going, Cox marks behind the Don defence at the hotspot and goals. (Q3 2:07)
Hooker marks in front of Dunn 55m out on the flank, Greenwood gets pinged for infringement to bring him to the square for the easy goal. (Q3 4:33)
As a melee forms at CHF for Essendon after Greenwood decks Merrett, Gleeson gives to Fantasia for a goal from 25m on the flank. (Q3 6:33)
Hooker marks a Heppell ball on the boundary 35m out and plays on to pass to Daniher on the opposite flank 30m out. Daniher misses again. (Q3 9:53)
McKenna sharks a Broomhead give on the HBF but his kick is caught off the boot by De Goey who snaps truly from near the hotspot. (Q3 14:03)
Greenwood passes to Fasolo 45m out in front on the end of a fast break from half back. Fasolo, who has largely been well held by Baguley, boots his second goal. (Q3 17:03)
The Dons aren’t playing so well that the Pies can’t catch them, but a lot would need to go right from here for the Pies to get up. (Q3 17:33)
Hurley kicks OOTF from the HBF, the ball sails straight back in there, Thomas crumbs and gives to Adams who steps onto his right boot and snaps another one! Pies are coming! (Q3 19:22)
Heppell gives to Zaharakis on a flowing move from half back, but his running snap from 45m on a slight angle bounces wide. (Q3 22:06)
Stewart marks and gives a Joe the Goose special over the top to Fantasia to steady the ship for the Dons. (Q3 23:08)
Daniher gives to Heppell who runs to 50m on a slight angle and shoots… drops on the line for Goldsack to touch through. (Q3 25:35)
Fasol and Cox contest a long ball to the square against three Don defenders, Elliott hits the crumb hard, bounces off a tackler and kicks a big goal! (Q3 26:33)
Goddard was the man who couldn’t hold Elliott. (Q3 27:20)
Heppell to Merrett to scoot away from the next centre bounce, he goes to Daniher who marks over Goldsack near the hotspot. Daniher kicks his first goal after two misses. (Q3 27:33)
Merrett does a one-two running from behind the centre after the first centre bounce of Q4 and goes long to the square from 60m, the ball pitches behind Green and through, goal! (Q4 0:50)
Maynard falls in the back of Fantasia as they chase a loose ball 40m out in front. This one would definitely be the sealer… it’s good. (Q4 2:05)
Fantasia misses on the run from the HFF. (Q4 3:40)
Daniher catches Pendlebury HTB in a pack 20m out on a slight angle. He tries a set shot screwing ball, and gets it on line. Now it’s junk time. (Q4 4:45)
Myers misses with a snap from CHF after the next centre bounce. Dons are playing with them. (Q4 5:30)
Baguley falls over as he and Fasolo chase a ground ball near the hotspot, Fasolo keeps his feet to mop up and goal. Fasolo did tug the jumper and push him down though. (Q4 7:30)
Colyer joins the party with a snap from 15m in the pocket after roving. (Q4 9:30)
Elliott marks on the lead 40m out on the flank for a miss. (Q4 12:31)
Elliott marks again, this time from an Adams ball to the hotspot, and gets this one on line. (Q4 14:15)
Daniher passes to Green on the boundary 40m out. Green hits the square, Pies rebound. (Q4 16:30)
Bellchambers rises above two Pie defenders to mark a Zaharakis snap from half forward that drops in the square. He misses, disappointingly. (Q4 18:16)
Fasolo draws a holding free against Gleeson as they wait for a Crisp ball to the hotspot. He goals. (Q4 20:16)
Daniher marks a McDonald-Tipungwuti ball near the behind line and plays on into the open goal. (Q4 24:06)

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