Blog log from R11 of 2019: Collingwood vs Fremantle

Stephenson swoops on the loose ball in the pocket and dishes back to Mihocek whose right-foot snap misses. (Q1 0:58)
Wilson’s attempt at rebounding is poor as his kick is smothered by Hoskin-Elliott. The footy falls to De Goey who kicks the first of the day from 35 with ease. (Q1 2:01)
Wilson sends a neat pass into the path of Cox who marks at 25 on a slight angle. He pokes at his kick and it falls short, knocked over the line for a minor score. (Q1 4:20)
The Pies bolt from defence to attack. Mihocek’s centering kick is a grubber but De Goey is good enough to pounce and snap, although missing wide. (Q1 5:17)
Pendles is able to intercept the kick-in at half forward before centering to Mihocek in the hot spot… but Brody’s set shot is poor. (Q1 6:02)
Matera crumbs at the bottom of a large pack inside 50, snapping hastily and snapping wide from 40m. (Q1 6:49)
Fyfe sends it long from the wing to Hogan who stands tall over the undersized Aish. Jesse clunks the marks, shoots from 49 and sneaks it home! (Q1 9:32)
Langdon is involved in the clearance work on the wing before Walters sends it inside 50 to Hogan. His set shot from 45 is off to the right. (Q1 13:17)
Beams’ corridor kick is sloppy, allowing Hughes to gather in front of Roughead, steady, and slot in on the run from 40. (Q1 21:18)
A free kick is paid against Ryan for shepherding Reid in the marking contest. Ben snaps on his left from the pocket with class. (Q1 23:03)
No free kick is paid for an obvious hold against Howe as they stream toward a loose ball in the Dockers’ attacking 50. Hill picks up the footy and snaps the goal. (Q1 25:21)
Pendlebury sticks the tackle on Mundy and is rewarded. The skipper has no problem with his 35m set shot. (Q1 27:33)
Grundy’s tap is straight down to Treloar. He quickly hands it off to Brown who can’t convert his hasty 25m kick. (Q2 1:34)
Lobb sends a hit-and-hope shot from a clearance on the half-forward flank which is tapped over the line for a minor score. (Q2 6:31)
De Goey sidesteps around Fyfe in the pocket, steps inboard, and snaps a quality goal for the Pies following a fallen-short Reid shot. (Q2 8:29)
De Goey and Stephenson are able to find space against their opponents to mark on the lead. Stephenson lines up from the first row of the crowd, slotting a phenomenal drop punt. (Q2 12:32)
Thomas roves before poking a short pass to Varcoe who marks at 45. Beams jogs past, receives the handball, and kicks the running goal from 40. (Q2 15:17)
The out-of-zone umpire calls a free kick against Grundy for a push, giving Lobb a shot at goal. From 30m without significant angle, Rory kicks truly. (Q2 18:03)
Beams sends it forward from the wing where Mihocek marks strongly over Pearce. From just inside the 50, it’s across the face. (Q2 20:01)
Hogan sidesteps Moore and lines up on the run from 25 but, in two minds, sprays it OOTF. (Q3 4:14)
Stephenson tries to be too cute on the wing, turning the ball over in the corridor. It ends with a Tucker set shot which is touched off the boot for a minor score. (Q3 6:12)
Walters throws it on the boot forward from a stoppage, landing in the lap of Langdon. From 45 on a medium angle, he strikes it sweetly. (Q3 7:41)
After spinning out of traffic, Walters sails a snap through for a goal. The Pies are confident it’s touched off the boot. The replay confirms a clear touch but…the goal stands. (Q3 10:52)
There’s no catching Brad Hill as he streams toward goal. He runs onto the loose ball and bounces it through from the pocket. (Q3 11:59)
Hill sends it forward from the corridor. The ball falls off hands to Matera who sends it into the path of Hogan, kicking the easy goal. (Q3 14:44)
Matera roves in the pocket and tries a quick outside-of-the-boot attempt which just misses. (Q3 15:37)
Stephenson’s error causes a turnover in the centre. Cox then marks inside 50 and loops a handball to Cerra who misses under pressure. (Q3 16:14)
An under-pressure Crisp handballs it straight to Fyfe. Nat throws it on the boot and it almost bounces over players on the goal line, but just misses. (Q3 18:27)
Brown gets a quick snap away from the Pies’ forward 50 which looks online at first but hits the post. (Q3 18:27)
Persistent efforts from Fyfe are rewarded with a chance for a quick snap from 40m, but it slides to the right. (Q3 24:15)
Pendlebury hands to Maynard who bullets a pass to the leading Hoskin-Elliott. From 49m, Will splits the middle! (Q3 25:33)
Hoskin-Elliott sends it to the hot spot where, amongst a pack of players, De Goey holds onto the mark on his chest. He runs onto his right and snaps his favourite type of goal. (Q3 28:58)
Hogan and Brayshaw combine by hand before Bewley gets a look at goal. Off two steps, the second gamer misses to the near side. (3 Qtr Time)
The Pies surge forward with seconds left in the third quarter. Varcoe marks inside 50 and quickly dishes off to Brown. Reid kicks the goal… after the siren sounds. (3 Qtr Time)
Thomas smothers Duman’s defensive clearance before Pendlebury, off two steps, snaps the goal from 40 to give the Pies the perfect start to the final term. (Q4 2:23)
Hughes hits Reid high at full speed, lucky to not cause any significant damage. Reid wins the free, shoots from 50, and strikes it beautifully! (Q4 4:22)
Brandon Matera dives to mark Tucker’s inside-50 kick. He shoots from 45 and splits the middle. (Q4 7:23)
Duman recklessly takes Thomas high, gifting the goalsneak an eye on the prize. From 45m, he lines up and nails it. (Q4 12:38)
Excellent Varcoe pressure causes Hill to run too far in his defensive lines. Trav lines up from the pocket and misses to the near side. (Q4 16:22)
Matera and Walters combine to give Bewley an eye on goal, but his quick shot from 45m misses. (Q4 17:54)
Thomas misses a hurried snap at one end before the Dockers go coast to coast. Tucker pops it over the top to Matera, kicking the easiest of goals. (Q4 21:23)
Brayshaw takes huge contact in the centre to inspire a Dockers surge. Matera is the last link in the chain but can’t convert from 45 on the run. (Q4 23:48)
The Pies counter attack with Thomas kicking short to Varcoe. He hands off to a dashing Crips who misses from outside 50. (Q4 25:00)
Matera’s 45m set shot is knuckled over the line by Grundy, bringing the margin to 2 points with 120 seconds to go. (Q4 26:07)
Fyfe’s tumbling chaos kick lands in the lap of Walters who will shoot to give his team the lead with 30 seconds to go. He kicks it! 25 seconds on the clock… (Q4 27:54)
The Dockers get the clearance out of the centre. Matera marks at CHF and the siren sounds. Well done, Dockers! (Full Time)

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