Blog log from R6 of 2019: Essendon vs Collingwood

Langdon roves at half forward and gives to Sidebottom for the first score of the afternoon, which is a miss from 45m on a slight angle. (Q1 4:06)
Moore intercepts on the wing and Daniher gets a red hot 50mn penalty against him for the ball spilling out, Moore misses from 40m on a slight angle. (Q1 8:32)
McKenna plays on from the kick in but his short pass to the HBF is intercepted by Varcoe, his set shot goes to the opposite pocket where Mihocek marks for the first goal. (Q1 9:14)
Brown marks 40m out on the flank but misses. (Q1 11:27)
Stringer marks in front of Moore on the boundary 45m out and threads the needle with a fine set shot! (Q1 14:03)
Essendon have big trouble trying to rebound from defence, eventually Shiel succumbs with a handball clanger and it’s De Goey who rams through the goal from 45m on a slight angle. (Q1 17:29)
Phillips passes to Stephenson at half forward within range but he turns and goes over the top quickly to Adams who beats a chaser to run into the open goal. (Q1 19:34)
De Goey catches Guelfi HTB on the boundary 45m out but misses. (Q1 20:34)
De Goey taps a loose ball in the pocket to Hoskin-Elliott who snaps truly from 20m. (Q1 21:35)
Brown roves at half forward, baulks clear and shoots from 45m on the flank but it’s narrow. (Q1 26:35)
Daniher marks over Moore on the HFF, wheels and goes long and quick, Heppell marks next to the behind post but hits the goal post. (Q2 2:19)
Guelfi gets a contact free on Grundy at a stoppage 30m out on a slight angle and steers through a rare goal. (Q2 5:04)
Stephenson roves on the HFF and kicks over his shoulder from 40m, bounces 5m out but takes an off break into the goal post. (Q2 7:42)
Cox storms onto a Pendlebury pass to 40m on the flank on a slow play, using both height and speed, his set shot is ungainly and wobbly, but straight and long enough. (Q2 10:19)
Ridley fumbles on the wing and the Magpies attack with speed and precision, De Goey marks on the HFF and goes to Thomas in the pocket who plays on and checksides the goal from 20m. (Q2 17:19)
Baguley gives to Myers for a flying snap across the body off his right boot from the hotspot but it’s wide. (Q2 19:11)
Grundy marks at half forward, plays on and goes long to the square where Cox marks in front of two Bombers and plays on to goal from 10m. (Q2 21:01)
Parish sharks a handball at the hotspot and throws the ball on the left boot, it wobbles to the pocket where Daniher gets smashed high by Maynard to earn a free and goal from 20m. (Q2 22:49)
Parish burns a Joe the Goose attempt to Daniher, the ball rolls harmlessly for a throw-in in the FP that amounts to nothing. (Q2 24:33)
Saad runs down Thomas on the HBF to prevent what looked like a score, the Dons work it forward, McDonald-Tipungwuti passes to Stringer who goals from 45m near the boundary! (Q2 26:40)
Parish kicks to the hotspot after the next centre bounce, Stringer gathers but gets mown down in a double tackle to prevent another one. (Q2 28:05)
Daniher marks 55m out on the flank and the HT siren goes, we know he’s got the leg… starts leftish, curls inside the goalpost and lands a foot the right side of the goal line! (Half Time)
Daniher rises in front of Moore to clunk a long ball to the square for his third goal. (Q3 6:12)
Hooker intercepts in the BP but the umpire pays a free against him for having the arm of Cox in his grip. But Cox misses from 20m. (Q3 8:41)
Howe intercepts on the wing and goes to De Goey who beats Hurley to mark 40m out on the flank, his set shot is poor but Sidebottom beats Guelfi to snap truly from the HFF! (Q3 10:13)
McDonald-Tipungwuti baulks around Treloar on the wing and goes down the flank to the lead of Stringer 30m out, who misses. (Q3 16:27)
Shiel kicks long to Stringer at the top of the square but Howe spoils it for a behind. (Q3 18:01)
Stringer roves his own contest 20m out, two Pies chase him in the pocket but he gets a pass off to Baguley in front for a big goal. (Q3 18:27)
Stephenson marks 45m out in front, his set shot falls on the line, goal umpire unsure if Ambrose touched it in time, video review… ruled a point. (Q3 22:13)
Hooker spoils a Stephenson contest at CHF for Collingwood but straight down to Varcoe who gives back to Stephenson for the running goal from the hotspot. (Q3 23:32)
Hoskin-Elliott marks on the lead 25m out on a slight angle but misses. (Q3 25:32)
The Bombers rebound from the last line through McKenna going up the guts, key contest is McDonald-Tipungwuti beating Roughead in midfield, it ends with a Baguley goal from 10m! (Q3 27:39)
Moore spoils a long Parish ball to Stringer but straight to Bellchambers at the hotspot, he gives off to Shiel who misses. (Q4 2:19)
Thomas roves and misses off a step from 45m on a slight angle. (Q4 3:06)
Stringer roves, breaks three tackles and snaps wide from 30m on the flank. (Q4 13:26)
Merrett kicks high to the pocket where Baguley draws a free on Langdon for an arm across his face, he goals from 15m, a kick the difference, 8:04 to go! (Q4 15:34)
Moore intercepts behind the wing and goes long down the line and the crumb falls for the Pies, Thomas sets De Goey off on a run down the flank and goal from 40m! (Q4 19:04)
McDonald-Tipungwuti roves on the HFF and chucks it over the top to Daniher who does the rest off the left boot from 40m, again a kick in it, 6:08 to go! (Q4 20:19)
Pendlebury feeds Treloar who sprints to the HFF and blazes away but it’s a shank, OOTF. (Q4 24:05)
Less than four minutes left as the Bombers rebound. (Q4 24:05)
McDonald-Tipungwuti marks on the wing but his centring ball is intercepted by De Goey, the Pies go slow, eventually Walla forces a stoppage on the Bomber HBF, 2:46. (Q4 24:50)
Secondary stoppage on the Essendon HBF, 2:39. (Q4 25:20)
Saad starts a rebound up the guts but Pendlebury cuts off a Shiel rebound kick to no one, eventually Callum Brown marks on the HFF and kicks to the square… Dons rebound…. (Q4 26:51)
The Bombers can’t rebound past midfield, eventually Ridley is pinged for falling in the back of Callum Brown at the Magpie hotspot. This would seal it… no good! (Q4 27:35)
12 seconds left from the kick in! (Q4 28:10)
Sidebottom prevents Zaharakis from roving the kick in to the centre, siren goes, Collingwood wins! (Full Time)

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