Blog log from R23 of 2018: Fremantle vs Collingwood

Varcoe catches Fyfe HTB at half forward and gives off to Crisp who bangs through the first goal inside the opening minute. (Q1 0:54)
Mihocek gets a free on Alex Pearce at CHF and misses. (Q1 2:09)
Phillips screws through a left-foot set shot from the boundary 25m out after Hamling kicks OOTF, Johnson on the mark claims it’s touched but it’s ruled a goal. (Q1 4:25)
De Goey kicks over the head of Mason Cox at half forward but the big American turns and lumbers after it, he shoots from 40m on a slight angle and it’s good! (Q1 5:17)
Taberner draws a contact free on Langdon 45m out on a slight angle but misses. (Q1 6:35)
Adams misses with a snap from a ball in to the HFF. (Q1 11:09)
Mason Cox marks in front of Kersten 40m out on the flank but doesn’t score. (Q1 13:05)
Fyfe passes to Sheridan in the pocket who has Ballantyne for the Joe the Goose special to score the first Fremantle goal. (Q1 15:19)
Switkowski roves a McCarthy contest at the hotspot and snaps a fabulous goal from the boundary 20m with two Pies chasing. (Q1 17:37)
Sheridan misses a set shot from the HFF. (Q1 19:44)
Mundy snaps over his shoulder from a pack 20m out on a slight angle following a ball up, the ball falls on the line and a video review confirms it’s a goal. (Q1 21:05)
Fyfe takes a big pack mark 15m out in front from a Wilson kick to give Fremantle the lead heading into QT with his first goal. (Q1 28:35)
Taberner soccers through another one for the Dockers in red time, this one from near the behind post after following up his own drop in a contest with Langdon. (Q1 30:20)
Stephenson marks a Grundy centre clearance kick 45m out on a slight angle and steers through the first goal of Q2, to break a run of five from the purple horde. (Q2 1:29)
Big Cox stands rigid on the back of Hughes to clunk a mark 45m out on a slight angle, but his set shot is short and rushed. (Q2 6:14)
De Goey shots OOTF from the HFF after roving a Grundy ruck tap. (Q2 10:30)
Both teams ping the ball from half forward to half forward line, eventually McCarthy gets rid of Murphy to feed Ballantyne to run into the open goal. (Q2 13:25)
Tucker bounces a snap from a stoppage near the hotspot but it goes just wide. (Q2 15:08)
Ballantyne volleys the crumb from a Brennan Cox contest 20m out but it’s just wide as well off his left boot. (Q2 16:16)
Johnson passes to Langdon 40m out on the flank who misses. (Q2 17:09)
Switkowski gets a free on Langdon for a sling as a melee erupts in a pack 20m out on the flank, but he misses badly. (Q2 18:24)
De Goey gathers in the pocket and centres to Pendlebury near the hotspot for a goal nearing Q2 red time. (Q2 21:24)
Sidebottom passes to Stephenson on the boundary 25m out to screw through a quality finish, his second of the quarter. (Q2 23:37)
Mihocek runs ahead of Pearce to gather a Thomas kick to space and snap the first goal of Q3 from 20m. (Q3 1:49)
McCarthy runs down the HFF, has time to steady but chooses to pass to the opposite pocket for Langdon 10m out, who misses. (Q3 9:09)
Neale gives the Dockers the lead back with a snap from the HFF after two Pies run into each other trying to mark a Murphy rebound kick. (Q3 11:19)
Mihocek, who was one of those two Pies, marks near true CHF after the next centre bounce but misses. (Q3 12:19)
Mayne intercepts near the boundary 40m out but doesn’t score. (Q3 13:19)
Mayne marks 50m out on a slight angle, his set shot falls on the line and the crumb goes to the front but De Goey’s volley is wide. (Q3 14:35)
Ballantyne runs ahead of two Magpies down the flank and snaps a big goal from 25m! (Q3 15:29)
Brennan Cox roves and gives to Switkowski for a pressured snap from the hotspot across the body that goes well wide. (Q3 16:50)
Adams intercepts a rebound kick on the wing and goes inboard quickly, Stephenson marks on the lead 50m out on a slight angle but hoofs it wide and short for no score. (Q3 19:49)
Aish snaps wide from 20m after the Dockers can’t clear defensive 50 on the kick in. (Q3 20:13)
De Goey beats Wilson in a ground battle at half forward and has Adams for the Joe the Goose special to get the margin back within a kick nearing 3QT. (Q3 22:04)
Stephenson just misses a snap from near the hotspot as the Dockers again have trouble on the rebound. (Q3 23:41)
Varco zooms onto the crumb from a De Goey speculator to a pack at the hotspot, he gives off to Mayne who snaps lamely off the left for a behind from 20m. (Q3 26:20)
De Goey has Stephenson running back behind the Docker defence to the square for a ball to space but the 3QT siren sounds just as he gathers, certain goal gone begging there! (Q3 27:51)
McCarthy waddles down the flank and shoots from 40m but it’s across the face. (Q4 2:11)
Bradley Hill has Ballantyne over the back for a kick from the HFF but misses him and the ball spills for a behind. (Q4 5:28)
Grundy wins a very hot footy in a pack 10m out and reefs it out to De Goey who has a man hanging off him and snaps OOTF. (Q4 7:10)
Brennan Cox soccers a loose footy on the wing, it rolls past the unlucky Murphy to Ballantyne who has space in front of him and races into the open goal from 60m out! (Q4 8:43)
Sidebottom roves on the boundary 15m out and tries a left-foot roller off a step before the cavalry arrives… narrow. (Q4 11:42)
Switkowski gives to Grey for a pressured snap from 35m on the flank, that’s across the face. (Q4 13:28)
Mihocek marks 40m out on the flank and steers through a massive goal with 8:53 to go, a kick in it once again. (Q4 14:43)
Cox roves at the hotspot and gives to Mihocek who snaps a fabulous goal off the right boot across the body for the Maggies to hit the lead! (Q4 16:28)
Mihocek gives to De Goey who shoots wide off a step from 40m on a slight angle. (Q4 17:32)
Fremantle rebounds up the guts at full pace, Fyfe has a chance with a snap across the body from 30m on a slight angle with a man on his ginger, but it’s just wide. (Q4 17:43)
Brennan Cox rises in front of a four-man pack to clunk a Switkowski ball from wing to 45m on a slight angle. This for the lead back with the clock ticking below 3:30… OOTF. (Q4 23:43)
Wilson burns the ball from the last line by foot for Aish to spoil, Thomas gets his chance with a snap off a step from the hotspot and it’s good! (Q4 26:18)
Brennan Cox tries to gather a ball over the back near the hotspot but fumbles and gets claimed HTB by Greenwood, that’s the ball game. (Q4 27:58)

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