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Blog log from R4 of 2019: Collingwood vs Western Bulldogs

Blog log for Collingwood vs Western Bulldogs, R4 of 2019

Terrible turnover by foot in midfield by Wallis, Mihocek kicks long to an empty forward 50, De Goey eventually draws a holding free on the undersized Daniel and goals from 20m. (Q1 10:14)
Bontempelli marks near true CHF on a very slow rebound from half back with a lot of overpossession. He hits the post. (Q1 14:08)
After a long period of very slow play by both teams, Grundy misses from a ball up near the hotspot. (Q1 17:50)
De Goey roves, is tackled and snaps off the left under pressure from 20m on the flank, wide. (Q1 18:40)
Dunkley gives to Naughton who snaps wide from 40m on a slight angle. (Q1 19:24)
McLean passes to Crozier 50m out on a slight angle after some more ugly broken play with neither side taking any risks. Crozier’s set shot falls and is rushed. (Q1 22:28)
Cox gives in midfield to Crisp who passes crisply to Varcoe 40m out on a slight angle. Varcoe gets the scoreboard operators to wake up with his first goal. (Q2 1:48)
Another slow attack by the Dogs but this time Macrae gets McLean on his own 45m out in the corridor. McLean runs in crooked but kicks straight. (Q2 5:15)
Wallis arrives late after a Phillips mark on centre wing and the umpire pays a very long 50m penalty putting him 40m out on a slight angle, Phillips kicks truly. (Q2 7:48)
The Pies dominate the next centre bounce, Varcoe has time and space to spot up a lead by De Goey 40m out on the flank, but the set shot is poor. (Q2 8:52)
Dickson is front and centre for a Naughton contest to a Bontempelli kick to the hotspot but he snaps wide. (Q2 10:34)
Phillips turns the ball over in midfield to Naughton who passes to Lloyd just inside true CHF. Lloyd’s set shot is straight but touched on the line, just. (Q2 12:06)
Adams snaps wide from a ball in in the pocket. (Q2 13:24)
Duryea kicks to no one across half back, Sidebottom swoops and pokes a pass to Thomas 40m out in the corridor, he kicks truly. (Q2 15:24)
Chaos ball to the Doggy hotspot, Smith judges it best, fends off and delivers a low-percentage checkside off the right boot that sails through! (Q2 18:31)
Suckling kicks over Sidebottom sitting in the hole to find English 40m out on a slight angle, who misses. (Q2 21:24)
Liberatore marks on centre wing, Mihocek spoils late and catches him in the head, report and 50m penalty puts Libba 40m out but he misses. (Q2 24:09)
Varcoe catches Wood HTB playing a high defensive line in the centre, Pies have men everywhere on the counter, Mihocek kicks to Elliott 30m out on the flank, he shanks it OOTF. (Q2 27:24)
Varcoe roves in the pocket and gives to Mihocek who misses under a tackle from 20m. (Q2 27:55)
De Goey gets a free 30m out on the flank but screws wide just before HT. (Q2 29:54)
Naughton gets a rare win in a one-on-one with Moore to mark a Lloyd pass 20m out on a slight angle for the first goal of Q3. (Q3 3:04)
Hunter passes to Suckling 50m out on the flank, his sort of range of course and Suckers has a lash… just shaves the goalpost. (Q3 5:34)
Crisp breaks the lines with two bounces from half back, eventually Stephenson misses with a quick snap from a pack 20m out on the flank. (Q3 6:53)
Phillips has a man on his ginger as he swings onto the left for a snap from 30m on the flank, but he screws wide. (Q3 8:05)
Maynard passes to De Goey 40m out on the flank, he doesn’t score. (Q3 11:01)
Dunkley levels the scores with a goal from a stoppage near the hotspot. (Q3 13:20)
Dickson goes backwards with the flight to mark a short English ball to 40m on a slight angle, good courage there. He finishes with quality as usual, Dogs lead! (Q3 17:00)
Stephenson sets up Crisp for a running snap from 50m on a slight angle that goes just wide. (Q3 19:08)
Terrible slow kick across half back by Liberatore, Cox is nearby and taps down to Elliott who has all the time in the world to gather and goal from the hotspot. (Q3 22:19)
Johannisen passes short to Lloyd 40m out on the flank in front of Maynard, he slots the goal to shift the lead again. (Q3 23:23)
Langdon turns the ball over by hand in a pack at defensive hotspot, Dickson feeds Wallis who snaps across his body for a nice goal from 40m. (Q3 25:32)
Varcoe roves a Cox contest in the pocket and delivers an outrageous handball back to Stephenson who goals from 15m! (Q3 26:52)
Mihocek is held without it after contesting in the pocket, the Pies play on to advantage with Stephenson giving Phillips a Joe the Goose special, Pies back in front! (Q4 4:01)
Thomas passes to Elliott leading to the boundary 35m out. Elliott tries his luck with a drop punt but it’s narrow. (Q4 6:00)
Smith roves a Naugton contest at half forward, Maynard on his hammer and he tries another running banana that doesn’t curl enough this time from 40m. (Q4 8:14)
Mihocek intercepts Daniel’s kick from the BP and plays on for a snap from 50m on a slight angle… just wide. (Q4 10:14)
Naughton roves and gives over ht etop to Lloyd for the go-ahead goal from the square! (Q4 11:04)
Cox is paid a mark at the hotspot to a ball that Crozier had both hands to first, the Doggy fans boo as the big American lopes in and converts. (Q4 13:31)
Varcoe roves 40m out and tries to screw a snap around the corner but doesn’t catch it right, OOTF. (Q4 14:48)
Adams roves Moore’s directed spoil of the kick in at half forward and goes short to Brown 40m out on a slight angle. But Brown kicks poorly, barely a behind. (Q4 15:57)
Adams marks on the HFF, wheels and hits Cox using strong hands marking in front of two Dogs 40m out on a slight angle. But Cox tries a pass and burns it, no score! (Q4 17:13)
De Goey kicks a speculator down thee flank to a big pack 30m out, the crumb falls for Brown who gives wide to the boundary for Thomas, he performs a perfect Daicos special! (Q4 21:19)
Treloar kicks to the top of the square where Cox draws two defenders, the crumb falls for Stephenson who runs into the open goal! (Q4 22:45)
Mad scramble at half forward for the Bulldogs, Schache brings a wobbly kick to ground and it’s Suckling who gets the chance and rams it home from 40m! (Q4 24:42)
3:58 left but it’s raining goals, anyone’s match. (Q4 24:42)
Varcoe marks the Treloar centre clearance kick at CHF and goes long, Cox contests, crumb falls for Elliott who screws through another one for the Maggies! (Q4 26:17)
Johannisen gives to McLean who gives it everything he’s got from true CHF but it drifts wide. (Q4 29:36)

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