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Blog log from R1 of 2019: Collingwood vs Geelong

Blog log for Collingwood vs Geelong, R1 of 2019

Duncan marks on the HFF, wheels and shoots in the one motion for the first goal, easy as you like. (Q1 1:43)
Mayne passes to Stephenson on the boundary 40m out, no options present so he goes himself.. off hands of Grundy for a point. (Q1 2:43)
Thomas feeds Phillips for a snap across the body from 40m on a slight angle, but it screws wide. (Q1 5:28)
Elliott zooms onto the crumb from a ball in in the pocket and jets away from Blicavs into the open goal! (Q1 6:59)
Ablett sharks a Grundy ruck tap at the Cats hotspot and gives to Menegola who spins clear and misses around the corner. (Q1 8:30)
Ablett rolls a snap wide from a big pack 30m out on the flank. (Q1 10:27)
Roughead starts a rebound up the guts which ends with Elliott going to De Goey 30m out on the flank, who misses. (Q1 12:29)
Kelly sprints away from a stoppage on the wing and set Ablett off on a gallop down the flank, the Little Master settles over the running shot from 40m and drives it home. (Q1 21:59)
Grundy to Beams for the centre clearance kick, Cox draws a rather soft holding free on Blicavs near the hotspot for the immediate answering goal. (Q1 22:52)
Sidebottom releases Phillips for the next centre clearance kick, Mihocek roves the Cox contest and gives Elliott a Joe the Goose special, Pies kick away! (Q1 25:14)
Parfitt runs around the pocket and bounces a handball to Rohan who fumbles and is claimed HTB by Langdon to burn what looked a certain goal. (Q1 28:00)
Langdon feeds Sidebottom who winds up for a running snap from 50m on a slight angle in space… but Rusty is rusty, shanked OOTF. (Q1 29:56)
Mayne sets up De Goey for a snap across the body from the hotspot under little pressure but he also sprays it. (Q1 30:44)
Hawkins gives to Dangerfield for a snap off a step at the hotspot, it bounces high in the square and comes off hands for a point. (Q2 2:20)
Mayne kicks OOTF towards the HBF, Stanley takes the free and hits Dangerfield 40m out on the flank who misses everything, OOTF. (Q2 4:52)
Atkins passes to Rohan 45m out on the flank whose set shot falls on the line and is off the hands of Ratugolea for a behind. (Q2 5:52)
Menegola has time in the middle and passes to the lead of Hawkins 35m out on the flank, nothing Roughead could do there. The Tomahawk celebrates his first goal. (Q2 10:08)
Grundy taps down to Treloar at a stoppage on the HFF, Treloar rounds onto his right but sprays OOTF from 40m. (Q2 14:39)
Beams kicks long from the HFF to a big pack at the top of the square, mad scramble for the crumb, Stephenson grubbers it home but it’s off the hand of Stewart for a behind. (Q2 17:08)
Cox misses a set shot from 45m on the flank after catching Kelly HTB. (Q2 20:19)
Treloar goes short with a dinky poke down the line from a ball up on the HFF to Pendlebury 30m out, who misses. (Q2 22:39)
Dahlhaus ducks his head at a stoppage on the HFF, he gives off to Kelly whose shot drifts to the opposite pocket… Rohan marks over Howe then kicks OOTF. (Q2 25:24)
Grundy gets a ruck free for some very soft contact over the shoulder by Stanley in the pocket 15m out, but he sprays it. Not a highlight reel quarter, this one. (Q2 27:49)
Thomas kicks over Stewart to Elliott 30m out on the flank on a fast break by Collingwood around members wing. Elliott shoots for goal number three… it’s good. (Q2 29:34)
Kelly roves after a stoppage at the Cat hotspot, no space so he just kicks high to the pocket where Hawkins marks untouched, he misses from 25m. (Q3 1:18)
Varcoe passes to Phillips 40m out in front but Phillips chooses to play on under pressure and sprays it OOTF. (Q3 2:48)
Atkins hits Selwood running back to 40m in the corridor on a rebound from the last line. The captain puts the Cats back within a kick with his first goal. (Q3 7:15)
Varcoe is pinged for falling into the back of Selwood after a tackle at CHB, Selwood goes short to Ablett who converts from 40m to give the Cats an unlikely lead. (Q3 12:53)
Duncan gets a free for a push in the back by Moore on the boundary 30m out, but he misses. (Q3 14:48)
The kick in doesn’t get past midfield, Rohan passes to Dahlhaus 40m out in the corridor who also kicks truly, classic Geelong making a late charge! (Q3 15:15)
Treloar sharks a Stewart give at a stoppage in the Pies FP, he snaps off a step from 20m and it’s good. (Q3 17:40)
Beams dumps a kick from CHB but Elliott makes it look good with a contested grab at CHF, he kicks to space for Stephenson who breaks a tackle, fumbles, gathers, goals! (Q3 19:10)
Hawkins roves a Dangerfield inside 50 kick and gives to Selwood for a snap off a step from 20m on a slight angle… hits the post. (Q3 21:16)
Atkins catches Roughead HTB at half forward and goes to Roughead’s man Hawkins 40m out on a slight angle, but the set shot sails wide. (Q3 22:16)
Dahlhaus takes Pendlebury’s legs out on the Pie HFF, Cox contests to create a crumb for Varcoe who feeds De Goey for the goal from 10m! (Q3 24:54)
Clark passes to Hawkins on the HFF who plays on to hit Dangerfield leading up from the square to the hotspot. But Danger misses. (Q3 26:31)
Dahlhaus forces a handball turnover by Treloar in midfield, Selwood mops up and hits Dangerfield 45m out on a slight angle. This time Danger gets the set shot on target. (Q3 29:11)
Brown is pinged for a tackle outside CHF for Geelong, the kick goes to the hotspot where Dahlhaus roves and misses across the body. (Q4 0:50)
Cox has three to beat for a Brown kick to the square, he brings it to the front where Grundy roves but misses. (Q4 4:55)
Constable wobbles a snap off the right from a stoppage 30m out on a slight angle, it falls in for a big goal! Cats regain the lead. (Q4 4:59)
Hawkins roves a Howe drop but snaps OOTF across his body from 40m on a slight angle. (Q4 9:08)
De Goey shoots OOTF after marking 45m out on the boundary, yet another slow inside 50 by Collingwood that amounted to nothing. (Q4 10:53)
Varcoe marks a Mihocek pass 40m out but tries a Joe the Goose to De Goey that doesn’t work, the cavalry descends and the moment is lost. (Q4 12:35)
Thomas roves in a big pack near the hotspot but his kick is lame… Taylor taps it back to the corridor where Beams mops up and goals to level the scores once again! (Q4 14:54)
Blicavs kicks OOTB out of defence on a tempo play, Brown roves the Cox contest and has time to measure a snap around the corner from 30m on the flank… sneaks in! (Q4 19:34)
Centre clearance to Geelong, crumb comes off the big pack at the hotspot and it’s Parfitt first there to waltz into the open goal, scores level again! (Q4 20:54)
Moore spoils Ratugolea on the wing but it’s towards the centre and the Cats swoop, Kelly feeds Hawkins for his 500th goal from 40m in front! (Q4 22:39)
Five minutes left, anyone’s game with the 6-6-6 rule. (Q4 23:09)
Sidebottom kicks blind under pressure to the HBF but Selwood intercepts, he goes short to Duncan whose kick to the pocket is OOB, 2:09 to go, Cats up by a goal. (Q4 27:24)
Howe marks in relief in defensive goalsquare but goes too quickly up the guts, Dangerfield intercepts 40m out… his behind makes it two kicks the difference, 1:17 to go. (Q4 28:25)
Stanley marks the rebound kick on the wing, Cats switch and maintain possession, then play tempo to ice the game. (Q4 28:38)

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