Blog log from R17 of 2018: Collingwood vs West Coast

A chaos ball by Howe favours Adams 20m out on a slight angle, he snaps quickly on the turn but hits the post. (Q1 1:09)
After Crisp catches a rampaging Naitanui HTB on the wing, the Pies switch and Hoskin-Elliott passes to De Goey 40m out on the flank, who misses. (Q1 2:53)
Another repeat inside 50 for Collingwood, De Goey roves the Mihocek contest and snaps truly from 20m on a slight angle for the first goal. (Q1 3:38)
Adams gets a rather lucky free for McGovern diving on a loose footy and taking his legs out near the goalsquare, second goal for the Maggies. (Q1 5:23)
Mihocek snaps OOTF from 45m on a slight angle after the Pies boss the next centre bounce. (Q1 6:38)
Stephenson leads Hurn to a loose ball in the pocket, Hurn corrals so the kid passes inside to Thomas 20m out on the flank who boots his second goal. (Q1 10:03)
Darling plays on to advantage for a free in a pack at the hotspot to run into the open goal for West Coast’s first. (Q1 11:20)
Waterman burns the footy on the wing to Pendlebury, he hits CHF where Varcoe roves and shoots… off the hands of Hoskin-Elliott for a behind. (Q1 13:07)
Duggan breaks a tackle on the wing and bombs long to the hotspot, Howe is in front but the ump pays the mark to Kennedy coming over the top, Pie fans boo, JJK goals. (Q1 14:23)
Kennedy beats Howe one out to mark in the pocket from another long ball from the wing. JJK lines up from 25m and slots that one as well. (Q1 16:03)
Crisp wins a loose footy in the centre and the Pies suddenly have a loose man, Hoskin-Elliott gives to De Goey in the square who baulks clear and goals. (Q1 19:03)
Sier passes from outside CHF to the flank 25m out where Mihocek marks and misses. (Q1 24:34)
Cripps passes from the wing to LeCras 45m out in front, Scharenberg a few steps behind. The Frenchman shanks it OOTF. (Q1 26:19)
Redden marks 40m out in the corridor and hoofs through the first goal of Q2 in ungainly fashion. (Q2 3:17)
Scharenberg dumps a kick under Darling pressure to the HBF but straight to Jetta who centres for Yeo 45m out in front, Yeo had a poor Q1 but that one sails through. (Q2 7:51)
Thomas snaps his third goal after roving a pack near the hotspot. (Q2 10:56)
Mihocek misses a snap from CHF. (Q2 11:25)
Rioli bounces through a goal from a pack 25m out on the flank to level the scores. (Q2 14:02)
De Goey draws a holding free on Schofield 40m out on a slight angle, not a pretty set shot but it falls in. (Q2 17:59)
Varcoe turns the ball over by foot to Shuey on the wing, the Eagles work it in tight through half forward, Venables gives to LeCras who wobbles the goal from the hotspot. (Q2 23:53)
LeCras gives a Joe the Goose special to Kennedy for the go-ahead goal after the Eagles get a loose man play going. (Q2 25:39)
Phillips storms up the wing and passes to Stephenson 40m out on a slight angle, who misses. (Q2 27:51)
Darling marks 40m out on a slight angle and misses to begin Q3. (Q3 0:20)
Darling feeds Rioli to waltz into the open goal playing on to advantage from a very soft holding free on Scharenberg. (Q3 2:52)
Mihocek leaps in front of Sheppard and draws a contact free going for a high ball in the pocket from Adams, but he misses from 20m. (Q3 4:06)
Masten roves a Lycett drop at half forward and pokes a pass to Kennedy near the hotspot after a mad scramble inside the Eagles’ forward 50. JJK hits the post. (Q3 7:20)
De Goey screws through a nice finish off the right boot from a pack at the hotspot for his fourth goal. (Q3 10:16)
Sier releases Adams for a run after the next centre bounce, Varcoe marks 45m out on the flank and hits the square… Mihocek draws a free on Cole chasing the crumb and goals. (Q3 11:36)
Venables misses a tough set shot from 40m on the boundary. (Q3 15:35)
Darling beats Scharenberg to a ground ball on the wing and bombs long to LeCras who beats Howe to mark 35m out on the flank, the goal umpire doesn’t have to move. (Q3 18:05)
Rioli bounces through a fine snap from the HFF after Masten roves and gives out. (Q3 20:16)
Gaff gets a 50m penalty for encroachment by Phillips to bring him to the top of the square for an easy goal. (Q3 24:15)
Waterman marks 40m out on a slight angle but misses. (Q3 27:21)
Darling crumbs his own contest to a Rioli shot that lands in the pocket, he hits the post from 20m. (Q3 28:33)
Venables also hits the post from 20m after the Pies again fail to clear half back on the reobund. (Q3 29:21)
Lycett gets a free on Grundy 45m out in the corridor, but the Eagles ruck misses. (Q4 0:51)
McGovern touches through a snap by De Goey from a stoppage on the HFF. (Q4 2:52)
Kennedy strips Moore in a tackle on the Eagles HFF, Eagles everywhere at the fall, Cripps gives to Darling who snaps high and straight from 20m on the flank. (Q4 9:13)
Mihocek marks 25m out on a slight angle and steers that one through. (Q4 10:36)
Hutchings, who has done a fine job on Sidebottom today, gets the reward of kicking the sealer with a running snap from 40m on the flank. (Q4 15:06)
Crocker marks a Grundy pass over Jetta next to the hotspot but caps off a shocker of a day with a bad miss. (Q4 17:22)
Kennedy passes to Venables who misses from 40m on a slight angle. (Q4 20:11)
Duggan misses a snap from CHF. (Q4 20:55)
McGovern goes long to the square, Darling marks between Moore and Grundy for his third goal as the Eagles chant rings around the MCG. (Q4 25:52)
Greenwood misses a set shot from 45m on a slight angle after the final siren. (Q4 27:59)

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