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Blog log from R12 of 2018: Melbourne vs Collingwood

Blog log for Melbourne vs Collingwood, R12 of 2018

De Goey baulks Jones in midfield and hits Stephenson 35m out on the flank, who hits the post. (Q1 0:47)
De Goey turns on the wing and passes to Cox 30m out on a slight angle, the big American boots the first goal on Queen’s Birthday. (Q1 1:42)
Oliver catches Wells HTB on the wing and it’s a fast break for Melbourne, Hannan is over the back to gather and goal from 40m in the corridor. (Q1 3:02)
De Goey feeds Stephenson who runs around the boundary in the pocket and checksides a goal from near the behind line. (Q1 7:17)
De Goey passes to Stephenson on the boundary 30m out, his set shot is across the face and rushed. (Q1 8:50)
Hoskin-Elliott drifts in front of the leading Cox to mark at the hotspot and kick another goal for Collingwood, who officially have the jump. (Q1 11:11)
Cox snaps across the body from a pack 30m out on the flank after a stoppage, that one screws through as well! (Q1 15:45)
Credit to Adams for the clearance handball to Cox with three Demons hanging off him. (Q1 16:07)
Thomas rams through another one for the Maggies from the square after roving a Stephenson ball from the HFF that Lewis drops into a pack. (Q1 20:01)
Scharenberg gives to Mihocek who snaps off a step from 45m on the flank, into the post. (Q1 23:17)
Hogan passes to Tom McDonald leading out of the square to 20m on the flank, whose set shot heads towards the right goalpost but swerves in for a goal. (Q1 25:02)
Howe roves a Hoskin-Elliott contest on the HFF and busts through a double tackle at full speed, but his snap from 45m goes into the post. (Q1 27:32)
Sidebottom runs down the pocket, Jetta challenges and Rusty tries a grubber from 15m that goes wide. (Q1 28:24)
Phillips fumbles a ground ball at the Demon hotspot, Harmes bumps him off it and mops up to snap the first goal of Q2. (Q2 2:11)
Two Pies chase a long Melksham ball to an empty Demon goalsquare, but it’s Hannan who is first there to soccer it home. Melbourne on the comeback! (Q2 3:24)
De Goey feeds Pendlebury for a snap from the pocket after a ball up, that one is shepherded through on the line by Cox. (Q2 5:41)
Jones feeds wide of a pack to Brayshaw in the pocket, he has time but decides to centre for Fritsch who takes a contested grab 20m out and goals. (Q2 10:42)
Petracca gives to Harmes for a snap off a step from 40m on a slight angle, that bounces the wrong side of the post. (Q2 12:05)
Hannan roves a Hogan contest on the HFF and passes to Neal-Bullen for the goal from 15m. (Q2 13:38)
Phillips runs to the HFF, has space but chooses to pass to Cox 30m out on a slight angle, who misses. (Q2 15:23)
Stephenson is over the back of Lewis to mark a long De Goey ball near the top of the Collingwood goalsquare, that combo works again for his second goal. (Q2 17:12)
Oscar McDonald drops a defensive mark, the ball spills to the pocket where Stephenson roves but grubbers wide from 20m. (Q2 20:11)
Sidebottom marks at half forward and hits Daicos leading up the corridor to 40m, but the kid misses. (Q2 21:27)
Pedersen gives to Neal-Bullen for a snap off a step from 25m on the flank, but that is narrow. (Q2 22:58)
The Magpies rebound around members wing with De Goey involved twice in the build up, Treloar has Hoskin-Elliott over the back for another easy goal. (Q2 23:37)
Smith fumbles a ground ball in defence, Cox mops up and gives to Thomas who snaps wide from near the hotspot with a man up his ginger. (Q2 24:49)
Harmes passes to Gawn 30m out on a slight angle. Set shots on Maxy’s go normally, but this one sails through. (Q2 26:12)
Stephenson catches Jetta HTB on the HFF, Adams plays on to advantage with a pass to the corridor for Thomas 40m out who does the rest. (Q2 27:54)
Mihocek runs free to the HFF and goes long to the square where Cox is behind Lewis to mark and goal. (Q3 5:27)
Tom McDonald takes a big grab in the Demon goalsquare from a long ball for a much-needed goal for Melbourne. (Q3 9:28)
Thomas sails through his third major with a snap from the HFF, the Pies seem to have all the answers in this one. (Q3 10:12)
Stephenson falls on his back after being spoiled at the top of the square but the ball falls in his lap, he goals while prone, Collingwood marching away with it! (Q3 11:38)
Tom McDonald roves a stoppage in the Demon FP and gives to Viney to tumble it home from 15m. (Q3 14:27)
Oliver wobbles a centre clearance kick to 45m on a slight angle where Melksham marks and hits the post. (Q3 15:57)
Hogan marks in front of Crisp near the boundary 35m out, but shoots across the face. (Q3 16:43)
Tom McDonald stands tall over Maynard and marks a long Melksham ball from the HFF to the top of the square for a goal. (Q3 17:53)
Hoskin-Elliott leaps in front of Jetta to mark a Sidebottom pass from midfield to 35m on the flank, he boots goal number three. (Q3 19:59)
Mayne misses after a stoppage in the pocket. (Q3 21:09)
Daicos passes to Sidebottom 30m out on the flank, who almost misses the lot. (Q3 22:53)
Tom McDonald gets rid of Scharenberg to mark a long Fritsch pass from the wing to 20m out on a slight angle for his fourth goal. (Q3 25:28)
Daicos gets a free on the wing for Pscar McDonald falling on his back in a tackle, his long ball to the pocket goes to Cox who marks over Jetta 25m out. The Yank kicks truly! (Q3 27:38)
Treloar passes to Mihocek to mark running back with the flight to 30m on the flank. The second-gamer shoots after the 3QT siren… that’s good, five goals the difference. (Q3 31:35)
Hogan gives to Spargo on a fast break, Howe chases and gets a finger on his buttock to put him off the snap which dribbles well wide. (Q4 1:20)
Brayshaw runs free to 50m on a slight angle, two Pies on Gawn in the square so he goes himself… also wasted. (Q4 2:36)
Cox marks over Hibberd 40m out on the flank and bangs through another beautiful set shot, five big goals for him! (Q4 4:56)
Treloar feeds to Adams who misses from 40m on the flank. (Q4 9:08)
Adams gets another chance in the pocket, this time he gets a checkside on target from 25m, this is junk time now. (Q4 9:52)
Tom McDonald steers through his fifth goal from near the hotspot to almost no reaction, after Scharenberg catches him over the shoulder. (Q4 12:41)
Sidebottom takes a contested grab diving in front of Viney for a THomas pass 45m out in the corridor. He misses. (Q4 14:56)
Treloar plays on after marking on the HFF and restarts the Collingwood chants in the crowd with a champagne footy goal. (Q4 15:36)
Hibberd is caught HTB trying to run from CHB by Stephenson and Grundy, Hoskin-Elliott marks 30m out on the flank for his fourth goal. (Q4 17:33)
Tom McDonald marks at the hotspot and shoots for goal number six… that’s good, no problem. (Q4 21:09)
Stephenson steers through another one for Collingwood from a set shot at the hotspot. (Q4 23:29)
Tom McDonald gives to Oliver who snaps truly off a step from 45m on the flank, to a few scattered whistles from the top of the stands. (Q4 25:28)

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