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Blog log from R9 of 2019: Collingwood vs St Kilda

Blog log for Collingwood vs St Kilda, R9 of 2019

Langdon gives away 50m for a shove on the first gamer, Young, on the wing. The speedster dashes down the wing and hits Bruce in the pocket. Josh kicks the first goal of the day! (Q1 3:35)
McKenzie lands in the back of Mihocek, giving the Pies’ forward a shot at goal. He lines up 35m out, directly in front, and kicks truly! (Q1 5:20)
Out of a contest, Sinclair bends a shot on his right boot from the pocket but it doesn’t bend back enough. Minor score only. (Q1 6:47)
Ed Phillips works the ball out of his attacking 50 by hand back to Savage in space. In his 150th, Shane launches a shot from outside the arc but it’s never on target. (Q1 9:18)
Thomas and Beams combine on the wing, linking up with Stephenson who delivers to MIhocek by foot. Jaidyn’s run continues, marking the footy in the pocket and snapping the goal! (Q1 10:43)
Treloar’s fast handball is turned over to Acres, but under pressure, his 35m snap is wide. (Q1 15:46)
Mihocek marks the Wills pass on the HFF, wasting no time to move it further forward. Reid flies above Acres and Savage, clunking the mark, and kicking the goal from 40. (Q1 20:16)
After roving a pack, Wills’ mongrel attempt at goal bounces one way, then the other, then through for a minor score. (Q1 27:47)
Sinclair streams from half back to half forward before kicking to the Howe/Membrey contest. Membrey is first to the ball before wheeling onto his right and snapping the goal. (Q2 2:46)
Kent squeezes a shot away from 50m on the flank but it narrowly bounces wide. (Q2 4:01)
Callum Brown gets an important touch at the foot of an attacking pack, allowing Tom Phillips to set up Mihocek for a running goal from 20. (Q2 5:01)
Varcoe catches McKenzie HTB with an impressive chase and tackle. From about 35m, Trav has no trouble kicking the goal. (Q2 6:42)
Robbie Young runs down Crisp in the Saints’ attacking 50 and is rewarded for his effort. The youngster’s 30m set shot is marginally wide. (Q2 10:29)
Despite plenty of Pies around the fall of the ball, Membrey is the only man to fly for Billings’ inside-50 kick. Tim slots the goal from 30. (Q2 12:46)
Langdon’s attempted defensive pass is overshot, going through his own goals for an unintentional rushed behind. (Q2 18:26)
Savage spears it inside 50 to Ross but the skipper for the day can’t convert his 40m set shot. (Q2 19:49)
Savage spanks a shot from outside 50 toward goal which is well wide, through for a minor score. (Q2 20:42)
Billings shoots a pass from the wing to a leading Bruce who marks just inside the 50 arc. In game 100, Josh’s attempt is across the face. (Q2 22:31)
Pendlebury’s classy sidestep opens up a few meters of space. He offloads by hand to Beams whose left-foot snap bounces wide. (Q2 24:42)
Running down the wing, Dunstan takes a bounce and kicks to Marshall who marks over the top of Grundy on the 50. The big man lines up and boots it straight through the middle! (Q2 26:14)
Stephenson keeps the footy alive in the pocket with a clever knock to the advantage of Mayne. The ex-Docker centres unselfishly to Sidebottom who kick the goal from 42m. (Q2 27:57)
Stephenson finds himself in space on the half forward flank. He has time to assess his options and chooses Reid on the lead. From about 40, his shot curls wildly into the woodwork. (Q3 2:44)
A great Josh Thomas tackle in the Pies’ forward 50 allows the ball to spill to Stephenson. He works it onward to Reid who makes amends for his last shot by snapping the goal. (Q3 4:07)
A huge pack of players flies in the Pies’ hot spot but nobody can bring it down. Beams crumbs but his left-foot snap is touched on the line. (Q3 5:45)
A soft free kick is paid against Varcoe for a block in a marking contest. The ball bounces out the back where Young pounces on the loose ball, takes the advantage and kicks it! (Q3 9:55)
From directly in front, Membrey’s 50m set shot is straight through the middle. Ross, Marshall, and Steele were each involved in the lead-up. (Q3 11:24)
Newnes slides in to mark Kent’s around-the-body, inside-50 kick. Jack’s attempt from 45m is across the face. (Q3 14:03)
Sinclair’s quick kick from half forward bounces through for a behind. Kent could have been awarded a free kick for being held but the umpire’s whistle remained unused. (Q3 15:41)
Mihocek marks just in front of Wilkie at CHF. Through Pendlebury and Treloar, the Pies work it forward by hand before Josh Thomas kicks the hasty 30m goal. (Q3 18:19)
Gresham crumbs a contest on the arc at speed. He offloads by hand to Young who, off one step, kicks the goal from 50! (Q3 19:10)
Reid marks and will line up from 50m to put the Pies back in front. He roosts it straight through the middle. (Q3 20:54)
The Saints get the centre clearance through Ross. Membrey is able to find a few metres of space in front of Howe, marking at speed on the lead. From 50m, he kicks truly. (Q3 23:23)
It’s a genuine counter-attack play from Collingwood, sparked by a classy Sidebottom rove at half back. Stephenson and Hoskin-Elliott combine before Mihocek marks and goals from 40. (Q3 25:08)
Sidebottom waltzes in from the wing with Newnes miles away from him. He sends it inside 50 from the circle where Hoskin-Elliott crumbs and snaps a nice goal on his left. (Q3 27:23)
A striding Gresham is almost mown down by Maynard but releases just in time. Savage gets on the end of the play, launching a huge goal from outside 50. (Q3 29:25)
Treloar feeds it backwards to Sidebottom who accurately hits up Thomas, free in the pocket. On a difficult angle, his shot is to the near side. (Q4 1:26)
Ross is pinged for HTB after dragging the footy in. Maynard takes the shot from outside 50 but it’s wide. (Q4 2:06)
Mihocek puts excellent pressure on Wilkie to cause the spillage inside the Pies’ forward 50. Reid picks it up and offloads to Thomas who slots the goal. (Q4 5:21)
Pressure from Young causes Aish’s inside-50 attempt to drop short. Sidebottom collects, stepping around Saints brilliantly. He runs at goal, composes himself and slots it from 35. (Q4 9:00)
Mihocek and Varcoe clash mid-air, bringing the ball to the feet of Sidebottom. His 40m snap is just wide. (Q4 10:09)
Beams is the first to react, intercepting Marsh’s hasty clearing kick. From 45m on a slight angle, Dayne hooks it badly. (Q4 10:31)
A handful of Pies are involved with consecutive, accurate short passes. Stephenson is the last link in the chain, marking and kicking the goal from 35m. (Q4 13:24)
A front and centre Varcoe crumbs a contest in the pocket perfectly, snapping the goal from 25m, directly in front. (Q4 15:39)
Hoskin-Elliott and Sidebottom combine in the pocket, with the latter unselfishly centering to Mihocek. From 25m on a 45-degree angle, Brody splits the middle. (Q4 20:38)
Beams links up with Tom Phillips who pokes it inside 50 into the lap of Hoskin-Elliott. From 35, he misses to the near side. (Q4 23:39)
Stephenson launches a mammoth barrel from well outside 50! It puts a smile on Buckley’s face as the Pies extend their lead. (Q4 27:09)
Savage kicks to Battle who outmarks Maynard in the hot spot with strength. From about 25, Josh kicks the goal. Too little, too late for the Saints. (Q4 28:21)
Acres turns it over on the wing to Crisp. Jack steps through traffic, kicking to Mihocek who marks on the flank. After the siren, Brody misses. (Full Time)

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