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Blog log from R23 of 2017: Collingwood vs Melbourne

Blog log for Collingwood vs Melbourne, R23 of 2017

Petracca launches out the back and sets an impromptu race. Scharenberg leads but over runs the pill. Garlett is second, gathering but missing the snap from close range. (Q1 2:58)
Treloar kicks to the hotspot, Grundy attempting to pull down a mark in his new role as a key forward. Phillips wins it off the deck, hooking truly across his body from the pocket! (Q1 3:59)
Adams, Grundy, Sidebottom and Daicos combine as the Pies exhibit a procession of accurate kicks from half forward to scoring range. Josh marks and the youngster converts from 30! (Q1 6:24)
Elliott sends the Pies forward with a streaming run through the wing. Grundy flies high and takes a strong pack mark against five. Brodie lines up and nails it from 45! (Q1 9:58)
Phillips throws it on the boot after the black and white surge it forward from the stoppage. Tom’s hooked effort from 25 misses to the right hand side. (Q1 11:28)
The Pies continue to win the ball at the coalface, this time forcing it out of congestion to Elliott. Jamie urgently throws it on the boot, missing from 35. (Q1 12:29)
The dominance continues, this time Elliott providing the assist to the hard running Daicos. Josh marks but hits the post from 25 on the slight angle. (Q1 13:07)
Harmes, Pedersen and Petracca combine by hand as the Dees force their first meaningful sequence of the day. Christian runs his full measure and hammers it through from 30! (Q1 15:13)
Howe takes his trademark specky, launching high and taking the grab over Petracca on the wing. He sends it forward and Elliott repeats the effort. Jamie nails it from 25! (Q1 17:22)
Sidebottom paces out of the resultant stoppage. He finds Elliott and Jamie darts it to the leading Grundy. Brodie marks just inside the boundary line, missing to the far side. (Q1 18:46)
Petracca wins the one on one against Scharenberg. In the blink of an eye he has it on the boot and hurtling toward goal. His shot misses from 35 on the flank. (Q1 21:42)
The Pies extend the margin with a maximum through Sidebottom. The ball was kicked to the top of the square by Thomas. Hunt spoils it forward, Steele reads it and goals! (Q1 23:13)
Sidebottom, Maynard, Moore and Broomhead combine by hand as Collingwood force it from half forward to scoring range. Tim receives and bounces it through from 35 out! (Q1 25:03)
The Dees have the first of the second inside of thirty seconds! Oliver, Petracca, Tyson and Garlett link by hand. Jeff receives and nails the simple punt from 30! (Q2 0:43)
Hogan wins the ball off the deck at half forward and thumps the ball into the arms of the leading Watts. Jack led Scharenberg a merry dance and duly converts from 45! (Q2 5:53)
Melksham throws it on the boot prior to the desperate tackle attempt from Broomhead. Jake’s kick found Garlett on the lead, but Jeff is unable to finish truly from 40 on the flank. (Q2 9:03)
The Demons use the pill effectively off half back through Brayshaw. Angus finds Petracca who thumps it centrally to the unmarked Gawn. Max marks but fails to convert from 30. (Q2 14:34)
Maynard wins it at the coalface and urgently thumps the ball inside the attacking arc. The kick swings to the outside which suited Elliott. Jamie marks and converts with the snap! (Q2 16:14)
The Demons are beginning to run rings around their counterparts, this time Vince waltzing through the corridor and finding Garlett on the lead. Jeff goals from 35! (Q2 18:04)
Grundy leads Pedersen to the boundary throw in and palms it down. Oliver knocks it forward, directly into the path of Adams. Taylor gathers and snaps it through from close range! (Q2 20:39)
Moore sends the dart inside the arc and Elliott leads T.McDonald to the flight. He gains it off the deck and manages to hook it through whilst pushed on the kick! (Q2 27:58)
The Demons have the first of the second half through Neal-Bullen! Oliver moves it out of traffic and Hunt finalises the play with the pass to Alex. He goals from 50! (Q3 2:21)
Josh Thomas lines up from 45 out, on the boundary line. The half forward flanker shoots with a low ball and after the score review, a major is called! (Q3 4:01)
Maynard demonstrates terrific hands below his knees and that quality allows the Pies forward. He links with Treloar who finds Cox on the lead. Maxon slams it through from 30 out! (Q3 7:16)
Goldsack nails the unaware McDonald, of the Tom variety, and the utility receives the free. Tyson shoots from 50 on the boundary, hitting the post. (Q3 9:46)
Collingwood extend their margin yet again! Moore flies for the ball, Cox gathers at ground level. Mason flicks to Hoskin-Elliott and Will goals from close range! (Q3 11:21)
The Dees move it forward under constant duress by the desperate Pies. Lewis eventually gathers after T.McDonald drops the ball. He shoots but misses from 40. (Q3 15:01)
Pedersen forces the ball to ground, winding himself in the process after a fly against Langdon. Garlett makes them pay with a goal assist by hand, Melksham finishing truly! (Q3 16:56)
Petracca launches through the corridor, picking Garlett out the back. Jeff goes further, finding Neal-Bullen. Alex makes it two on the bounce for the Dees! (Q3 19:04)
Scharenberg gives away the free kick to Melksham for holding without the ball. Jake is in scoring range, but dabs the pass to Tyson. Dom lines up from 45 on the flank and misses. (Q3 22:01)
Lewis, Garlett and Melksham combine as the former Hawk works it out of congestion to open the play. Jake receives and the former Bomber slams it through from 40! (Q3 24:31)
The red and blue have kicked the last three majors of this contest, now within four goals of the Pies. (Q3 25:34)
Crisp takes the intercept mark across half forward and the former Lion urgently sends the low punt to Goldsack. Tyson marks but misses from 45 out, directly in front. (Q3 26:48)
Pedersen takes the mark pressed up on the boundary line and Cam sends the punt through the corridor. His dart picks out Petracca and Christian nails another from 35! (Q3 28:07)
Make that four in a row for the resurgent Demons! 2 minutes left to play in this third term! (Q3 28:26)
Grundy takes the mark inside the attacking arc as the Pies move it from the wing to scoring range. Brodie lines up from 45 on the flank and hooks his shot through for a minor. (Q4 3:01)
Tom Phillips assesses the options at half forward and kicks to the hotspot. The American Cox launches highest and pulls down the grab. He lines up and goals from 30! (Q4 7:42)
Melksham, Lewis and Hannan link up around the arc of the forward 50. Jordan releases Mitch with a terrific out the back handball. Mitch settles and nails the shot from 40! (Q4 10:36)
The Dees win it from the resultant stoppage and send it inside the arc through Hannan. Melksham leads out and takes the grab ahead of Langdon. Jake converts from 45 on the flank! (Q4 11:19)
Brown receives out of the stoppage and urgently throws it on the boot goalward. The youngster in his fifth game hits the post from 30 on the flank. (Q4 14:25)
Hunt goes out the back and Garlett is the recipient. He finds Melksham and Jake flicks to Pedersen. Cam goals from point blank range! (Q4 15:21)
Just under ten minutes left to play. The Dees are within 8, whittling the lead from as high as 41. (Q4 15:54)
An incomprehensible sequence of events. Cox takes the intercept mark after Tom McDonald’s kick in. Mason shoots from directly in front, 30 out and misses. (Q4 17:38)
Score review after Hibberd appears to touch the ball through before Kirby makes contact. Review complete and a minor is the outcome. (Q4 19:45)
Hoskin-Elliott flies for the ball whilst Garlett stays at ground. Questionable decision by the out of position small forward. Will drops the mark but recovers and goals! (Q4 21:21)
3:36 left as Hibberd streams off the half back flank… (Q4 24:25)
Vince receives after Watts worked a high expected scoring opportunity from the boundary. Bernie has a relatively simple chance from 20 unopposed, but misses. (Q4 28:07)
The Dees have to wait on the Eagles result, far from a perfect result for the finals driven side. (Full Time)

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