Blog log from P1 of 2018: Western Sydney vs Collingwood

Kelly plays on to advantage from the HFF but misses on the run from 35m. (Q1 1:54)
Simpson marks in relief in defence but gets pinged for a hold on Cox, who misses from 20m on a slight angle. (Q1 5:24)
Langond runs back to the line but can’t reach a long Lloyd snap from 55m in front after a stoppage. (Q1 8:52)
Varcoe roves a stoppage and centres from the pocket for Stephenson, Collingwood have two on one and the Joe the Goose over the top goes to Phillips. (Q1 12:37)
Cox tries a very low percentage speculatory soccer from near the behind post that goes well wide. (Q1 18:47)
Tiziani marks a long Taranto ball from the wing at the hotspot behind an outpositioned Langdon, and pops through his first goal. (Q1 22:37)
SHiel burns off Crisp on a run up the guts but misses on the burst from 40m on a slight angle, running too fast to steady. (Q2 1:16)
Applbey roves a long ball to the square but Giles-Langdon mows him down to win the HTB free and goal from near the goalsquare. (Q2 7:41)
Phillips passes to Reid 40m out on a slight angle after the Giants get outnumbered on the wing on a quick rebound. Reid kicks truly. (Q2 20:02)
Cameron marks strongly in front of Mihocek from a long Shaw ball to the top of the square just before the HT siren. Jezza makes no mistake with the set shot. (Q2 22:11)
Davis passes short to Shiel 40m out on the flank after the Giants have to work hard to get a man free in heavy traffic at half forward. Shiel shoots straight. (Q3 1:24)
Simpson gives to Taranto after a ball-in who snaps on the left boot from the hotspot across the body for a nice finish. (Q3 6:11)
Shiel has another chance on the run from CHF after a flowing move through traffic from the wing by hand, he sails through another one. (Q3 8:41)
A 50m penalty for encroachment by Maynard gifts Lloyd a set shot goal from the top of the square. (Q3 11:13)
Mihocek is pinged for front-on contact on Cameron 30m out on the flank from a speculator by Kelly. Cameron misses. (Q3 15:27)
Shiel marks a short Cameron ball on the HFF on the end of a rebound started by Tomlinson, but he misses. (Q3 18:57)
Shaw is held by Brown on the wing and gets a 50m penalty on Cox for encroachment, but misses from the hotspot like a true backman. (Q3 19:42)
Collingwood turns the ball over on the rebound for about the 57,306th time this quarter, Whitfield has a snap from outside CHF but it’s wide. (Q3 20:51)
Again the Pies can’t clear half way on the kick in, Whitfield passes to the lead of Patton near the boundary 35m out. Patton strokes through a beautiful drop punt. (Q3 21:37)
Simpson is the next Giant to get a shot, this time after marking a long Shiel ball to a big pack near the hotspot. He also kicks straight. GWS in full control. (Q3 24:27)
Finlayson is pinged for a hold on Cox well off the drop of the ball at the top of the Pie goalsquare for a charity goal. (Q4 1:26)
Sidebottom hits the post with a snap from 50m on a slight angle streaming from the centre. (Q4 2:46)
Tomlinson passes to Himmelberg on the HFF, another soft 50m penalty for encroachment on the Pies ensures the goal, this time the culprit is Langdon. (Q4 5:02)
Giles-Langdon marks in front of Varcoe 40m out in the corridor, but misses. (Q4 10:48)
Maynard misses a set shot from 45m on the flank. (Q4 12:34)
Giles-Langdon misses a mid-range snap under pressure. (Q4 13:20)
Crisp kicks OOTF from the kick in, and Ward makes him pay with a screwing set shot from 25m. (Q4 14:33)
Josh Smith feeds Hoskin-Elliott for a running snap goal from the hotspot after a very rare centre clearance win for the Maggies. (Q4 15:18)
Himmelberg evades Appleby to snap over his left shoulder for a nice goal from 20m on a slight angle. (Q4 17:01)
Grundy gives to Pendlebury for a goal from 20m on a slight angle after an ambitious bounce in the pocket following Sidebottom stripping Sam Reid in a tackle. (Q4 19:18)
Lloyd thieves the footy from Stephenson at the hotspot for an easy goal. (Q4 23:00)

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