Blog log from R18 of 2018: Collingwood vs North Melbourne

Jed Anderson will take the first shot of the game thanks to a high tackle in congestion. No angle, 40 out. Swings right for a behind. (Q1 2:49)
Mihocek snaps the first major of the day from the forward pocket, following some clever work from Sidebottom to feed it out of trouble. (Q1 6:21)
Goldstein launches a free kick to the hot spot from outside 50. It travels a little further than most expected, punched through for a behind. (Q1 7:20)
No whistle for soft hands in the back from Mihocek on Thompson. Brody lines up for goal number two from 30, and it’s through! Two early ones for the Pies. (Q1 9:36)
A centering ball from Higgins lands with Majak Daw who had a couple yards on Scharenberg. Daw’s shot drifts wide. (Q1 10:49)
Pies go end to end as Crisp spears a pass to the leading De Goey. Jordan shows his class and slots the goal from 40m, 45 angle. (Q1 11:34)
WHE takes a strong contested mark off a Murray inside 50. He pushes the Pies further in front with another goal! (Q1 14:19)
Another set shot for Collingwood through a Greenwood high tackle just inside the arc. Straight over the goal umpire’s hat. Pies’ kicking efficiency has been excellent (Q1 19:53)
Sidebottom and Anderson clash with the latter coming up second best. Sidey finds Mihocek who marks over his opponent, kicking his 3rd of the goal with a straightforward shot. (Q1 21:54)
Guess who.. Mihocek wreaking havoc with another mark inside 50, From 45m on a 45 angle, he misses right. (Q1 24:16)
Adams gives the one-two with Sidebottom, then dishes to his skipper. Pendles shoots from outside 50 but misses. (Q1 25:24)
Grundy gives away a HTM free kick against Goldstein inside 50. The Kangas get on the board through Todd’s set shot from 35, minimal angle. (Q1 27:35)
Maynard drops a mark below his need is his defensive hot spot. Hrovat applies pressure and capitalises with a snap goal! (Q1 29:20)
Adams smothers a Goldstein handball, then bulls into a high contact free. From inside the arc, Adams finishes his stellar Q1 with a goal. (Q1 31:22)
Stephensen goes bang with a quick snap on the left boot from 15m out in congestion. Pies on the board within 45 seconds. (Q2 1:13)
Mayne catches McDonald HTB. Hands to Sidebottom who’s kick lands with Grundy at the top of his leap. Brodie slots the easy goal. (Q2 3:37)
Under a world of pressure, the Roos finally are able to move the footy forward after going backwards. Ben Brown marks on the lead and drills the goal from 45! (Q2 6:18)
Ziebell shoots from about 55, not making the distance. But wait.. Goldstein flies behind the back and marks. A tight snap on the left misses. (Q2 7:51)
McDonald launches an inside 50 toward Brown. Scharenberg is all over him, giving away a HTM free. Brown slots his second goal from 35! (Q2 11:03)
Cox releases a not so clean handball to Sier, who bangs it to the contest in the hot spot. De Goey projects his space against Thompson, marks, and goals! (Q2 13:31)
Brown and Ahern combine on the wing to eventually find Daw inside 50. On a tight angle, his shot starts left and stays left. (Q2 16:29)
Murray scrambles a kick out of a pressure situation deep in defence, straight into the lap of Clarke. From 45, Ryan misses right. (Q2 19:26)
Ziebell puts the Roos inside 50 where big Majak Daw takes a great mark over a cluster of players. He kicks his first goal of the day! Closing the gap to 27 points. (Q2 21:29)
Varcoe does well to dish to Thomas off a pack. Josh finds Cox inboard by himself. Mason’s shot from 40 scrapes in for a goal. (Q2 23:44)
After a good intercept mark, Phillips pokes a central pass inside 50 to Stephenson on the lead. His long range shot from 50 is through for a goal! (Q2 27:09)
De Goey pumps it to a contest inside 50 and standing wall is WHE who marks strongly. Once Thompson gets off with the blood rule, Will kicks the goal! (Q2 28:55)
Cunnington soccers off the ground amidst congestion, met with a fist by Howe before it crosses the line for a point. (Q3 3:32)
Grundy grubbers a pass to De Goey. He has enough time to compose himself, pick up the footy, snap on the right from 30 and kick the goal. 50 point margin (Q3 7:03)
As Pendlebury struts through the middle, Marley Williams hits Stephenson off the ball high for a free kick. From 35m in front, Jaidyn goals. (Q3 11:00)
A flying shot from De Goey from a tight angle almost sneaks through, but hits the post. (Q3 13:34)
For those not watching. Pendlebury managed to bounce the footy on a pigeon mid-air and come back to his hands. (Q3 17:19)
Free kick to North with Ziebell the HTB benefactor against Greenwood. Captain Jack kicks the easy goal. (Q3 19:49)
Williams pumps the footy inside 50. A bunch of guys are in the area watching each other. Majak jumps past them all for the mark. He slots the goal from 40 on a slight angle. (Q3 25:36)
The Pies work there way from end to end, finishing with Mihocek in space from Adams. He kicks his fourth for the game with a quality set shot from 35. (Q4 2:50)
Crisp’s overcooked pass turns into a goal assist as it clears the pack. WHE runs onto the footy and kicks the easiest of goals. (Q4 6:49)
After brilliant Varcoe roving, De Goey marks in the pocket and unselfishly centres to Phillips on the easier angle. Tom kicks his first of the day! (Q4 8:20)
A big fly from WHE over the top of Macmillan. His set shot wasn’t a difficult one, but it stayed right. (Q4 10:36)
Grundy has some space to compose himself in front of goal, but it drifts wide. (Q4 12:56)
Sidebottom waits down in front of the pack and snaps on his left from distance. Not quite curling enough. Behind only. (Q4 14:16)
The Pies continue their onslaught, this time through De Goey. From 35 on a slight angle his finish is class. Scharenberg with the quality assist. (Q4 15:35)
LDU with a rare sighting gets the give-and-go on the wing and pumps it toward Daw. Majak marks at 35, shoots from 35 and goals. (Q4 16:45)
North play some effective volleyball inside their attacking 50, ending with a quick Ziebell snap goal from 20m. (Q4 20:34)
Thompson’s day is getting worse as he gives away a 50m penalty to Sier. For his first goal in footy, the young man’s kick is knocked through for a point. (Q4 21:25)
Thomas gets the one-two with Grundy and kicks a great goal from just inside 50. The fat lady has lost her voice at this point. (Q4 22:25)
Turner, Tarrant, and a mark to Ben Brown. From inside 40, he misses right. (Q4 24:23)

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