Blog log from R5 of 2018: Collingwood vs Essendon

Varcoe beats Baguley on the wing and goes long down the flank to Reid who has position on Hartley to mark 20m out for a poster. (Q1 2:56)
Jackson Merrett marks a tumbler by Heppell down the flank to 25m in front of Crisp. His set shot drifts to the opposite pocket where Daniher marks, plays on and goals! (Q1 6:00)
Howe beats Daniher to mark in relief in the BP but kicks straight to Guelfi at the hotspot…. who misses. (Q1 11:46)
Goddard kicks across the last line of defence but Hoskin-Elliott intercepts and runs into the open goal! (Q1 13:13)
Reid drops a sitter from Pendlebury at 35m on the flank, has time to gather but shoots under pressure from Hartley and it’s wide. (Q1 14:47)
Jackson Merrett passes to Stringer 20m out in the pocket, who screws through the goal from the set shot. (Q1 15:43)
De Goey and Baguley chase a loose ball in the pocket, the Magpie throws a boot at it 20m out just before the ball goes over the boundary and it bounces through for a cracker! (Q1 19:13)
Zach Merrett shoots wide from a stoppage 30m out on the flank. (Q1 20:40)
Zach Merrett roves the kick in on the HFF, turns on a sixpence and finds Stringer 40m out on a slight angle. The Package delivers. (Q1 21:28)
Stewart misses from a stoppage in the pocket. (Q1 26:41)
The Magpies rebound up the guts by hand, Baguley spoils Sidebottom one out 20m out, but the ball falls to the square where Rusty toepokes the goal. (Q1 27:26)
Reid snaps from half forward and it’s near the behind post, Baguley stops but the ump calls play on, Sidebottom gathers and snaps… Hurley touch or not? Video review… goal. (Q1 29:28)
Parish gives outside from a stoppage at the hotspot to Zaharakis who misses off the left from 20m in the pocket. (Q2 3:02)
Pendlebury intercepts in midfield and goes to Cox who leaps in front of Hooker and marks 40m out on a slight angle… then passes to Aish on a tighter angle who misses from 25m. (Q2 4:57)
Hoskin-Elliott tries a Daicos trick on the run from 30m on the boundary but the ball fails to turn at the right time and rolls across the face. (Q2 12:02)
Stephenson passes to the lead of Hoskin-Elliott 45m out on a slight angle at the end of a rebound around the outer wing. WHE shoots left. (Q2 14:13)
Thomas kicks to the square from half forwar, plenty of Pies at the fall after it pitches, Stephenson gathers and goals. (Q2 16:32)
Credit to Reid for providing the contest. (Q2 16:47)
Crisp barnstorms around the outer wing with a few bounces, reaches the HFF but gives inside to Treloar who kicks the goal from 40m. (Q2 21:45)
Sidebottom taps a loose ball to Varcoe who snaps from 40m on a slight angle, Thomas is alone in the square but the ball doesn’t co-operate and he is eventually tackled over. (Q2 25:24)
Heppell is on his own for a ball that squirts out via Cox’s boot from a pack 25m out on the flank, he screws through a nice finish. (Q2 26:27)
Stringer leaps on the back of Langdon to mark a long Daniher ball from the HFF to the hotspot… but sprays a rather easy set shot. (Q3 1:09)
The Pies get in big trouble trying to run through half back, eventually Daniher snaps off a step from 50m on a slight angle but misses the lot. (Q3 2:54)
Collingwood rebounds coast to coast on the kick in around the outer side, Stephenson is over the back to stroll into the open goal. (Q3 3:14)
Cox marks the next centre clearance kick by De Goey 40m out on a slight angle, but just misses. (Q3 4:39)
The Magpies run in a convoy down the outer wing on another coast to coast rebound, Pendlebury passes to Cox 40m out on a slight angle who kicks truly. Pies in control now. (Q3 9:24)
Hartley is pinged for contact over the shoulder on Stephenson leading to 40m on a slight angle, who misses. (Q3 11:01)
Daniher gives outside of a pack near the hotspot after a stoppage to Zaharakis who screws a snap wide off the right boot under pressure. (Q3 15:09)
Zaharakis passes to the lead of Daniher 30m out on the flank. Neither side has covered itself with glory on set shots today, and this is another ugly shank for a behind. (Q3 16:09)
Baguley coughs the ball up by hand at defensive hotspot to Treloar, who rolls a snap into the post. (Q3 19:39)
Thomas runs down the wing and passes to Crocker near the hotspot, who misses. (Q3 23:54)
Saad misses on the run from 45m on the flank after breaking a tackle. (Q4 0:51)
Treloar gets a free on Guelfi on the HFF for a scrag around the neck, Smith wastes time and the 50m penalty ensures the goal. (Q4 4:00)
Reid beats Hurley in a wrestle to mark a Thomas centre clearance kick 40m out on a slight angle, he gets the junk time party started with his first goal. (Q4 5:36)
Cox marks a Crocker pass over two smaller Bombers near the hotspot, but misses. (Q4 7:36)
Cox marks again from a Langdon ball to the hotspot with a big pack around him. This time he gets the set shot on target. (Q4 8:23)
Varcoe roves in a pack in the pocket and gives to Stephenson who misses off the left boot with a wobbler from 20m. (Q4 9:39)
Stewart marks a Stringer ball in front of Langdon at the hotspot after the ex-Dog plays on to advantage for a free against Sidebottom at a ball up on the wing. Stewart goals. (Q4 11:51)
Cox gives to Varcoe on the HFF who goes long to the square where Hoskin-Elliott uses his body well to beat Hurley and mark falling backwards for his second goal. (Q4 16:20)
Phillips roves a Hoskin-Elliott contest to a Langdon ball 40m out on a slight angle and screws through another one off the left boot. It’s party pies all round! (Q4 21:07)
Hoskin-Elliott gives to Treloar who hits the post with a snap on the run from 50m on a slight angle, 50,0 Pie fans go aww. (Q4 24:36)
Parish passes to Hooker 40m out on a slight angle after a coast-to-coast rebound up the guts. Hooker misses. (Q4 25:07)
Sidebottom gets the Pie fans cheering again with a rove and goal from the top of the square, Hoskin-Elliott again involved. (Q4 25:51)
Daniher passes to McDonald-Tipungwuti 40m out on a slight angle, who kicks truly. (Q4 28:07)
Stewart passes to Hooker on the flank 45m out, he kicks the goal just before the final siren. (Q4 32:18)

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