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Blog log from R12 of 2019: Collingwood vs Melbourne

Blog log for Collingwood vs Melbourne, R12 of 2019

Stephenson marks on the lead in front of Frost near the hotspot but hits the post with the first set shot of the afternoon’s festivities. (Q1 0:42)
Varcoe smothers a dithering Lever at half back, Hoskin-Elliott gives wide to Pendlebury who misses from 35m on the flank. (Q1 4:25)
Stephenson plays on into the open goal after a contact free on Lever to Mihocek in the pocket. (Q1 5:20)
Sier clears from the next centre bounce, Stephenson outjudges Frost to mark near the hotspot and boot his second behind. (Q1 6:51)
Oliver roves on the HFF but hits the behind post OOTF from 40m under Pendlebury pressure. (Q1 9:40)
Petracca fights for a ground ball in a pack on the HFF and is rewarded with a high contact free on Roughead 45m out, he misses. (Q1 12:52)
May drops an intercept mark on the wing and the crumb falls for Mihocek who goes to Stephenson one out with Garlett, the Pie wins that contest comprehensively and waltzes to goal. (Q1 15:25)
Howe takes a screamer over Tom McDonald on the HBF but gets pinged under the Toby Greene rule for a boot in his back, Pie crowd boos then cheers as the free falls short, no score. (Q1 18:11)
Thomas runs through midfield and passes to Hoskin-Elliott to mark in front of Lever 25m out on a slight angle, he goals and the Magpies officially have the jump. (Q1 19:10)
Oliver claims but is not paid a mark from a Harmes centre clearance kick to a pack at the hotspot, he gives off to Hannan who hits the post with a hurried snap from 20m. (Q1 20:03)
Moore is pinged for deliberate OOB fighting in the pocket with Tom McDonald, red hot that one, again TMac’s free kick is poor and the crowd cheers the lack of score. (Q1 22:26)
Hoskin-Elliott is called to play on after marking on the flank 40m out, his hurried kick lands in the square for Lever to rush. (Q1 24:11)
Cox dribbles a Daicos special attempt across the face from the boundary 25m out under a Wagner tackle. (Q1 26:57)
Brown gives to Cox who snaps across the body off a step from 30m on the flank, OOTF. (Q1 27:52)
Garlett outjudges a long ball by Petracca to a contest with Greenwood at half forward on a fast break, he turns and runs into the open goal. (Q1 29:21)
A protracted series of play inside Melbourne’s forward half eventually results in a snap goal by Petracca from 40m in the corridor after playing on from a pass by Brayshaw. (Q2 4:26)
Brown kicks from the next centre bounce to Stephenson 30m out on the flank who misses. (Q2 4:56)
Grundy gets a very soft holding free on Gawn 40m out on the flank at a stoppage, he converts for an undeserved goal. (Q2 8:26)
Mihocek roves on the wing, bounces to half forward and goes long to De Goey one out with Hibberd, the ball bounces off HIbberd’s back and JDG soccers it home from 20m. (Q2 11:45)
De Goey roves a Hoskin-Elliott speculator to the top of the square and gives to Sier who misses from 20m. (Q2 14:11)
Viney catches Sidebottom HTB in midfield and goes to a pack on the flank, the spoil goes to the front where Spargo roves and snaps off a step for a goal from 40m. (Q2 15:41)
Mihocek bounces through a snap from half forward after the Demons have great trouble trying to rebound from half back, eventually the quality tells. (Q2 19:52)
Weideman roves on the HFF over the back of a pack 40m, turns and shoots wide. (Q2 21:24)
Grundy kicks to space at half forward for Mihocek to run onto after another failed Melbourne rebound, but the Pie shoots wide from 40m on a slight angle. (Q2 23:56)
Cox marks from behind over Lever 45m out on the flank but his set shot is short and rebounded. (Q2 25:22)
Brayshaw runs from the first centre bounce of Q3 and goes long to the pocket for Garlett to mark 20m out. Jeffie tries a laconic checkside that goes narrow. (Q3 0:25)
Varcoe hits the lead of Stephenson to mark in front of Hore 40m out on a slight angle, who kicks OOTF. (Q3 6:11)
Stephenson has the sit on Hore and takes a speccy at the hotspot for his second goal. (Q3 7:01)
Fritsch passes to Hunt who marks on the boundary 25m out despite a strong challenge by Greenwood, Hunt threads the needle for a much-needed goal for the Demons. (Q3 11:16)
Brayshaw roves at half back and suddenly the Demons have an overlap, Hannan receives and passes to Hunt near the hotspot who misses, disappointingly. (Q3 14:56)
Treloar kicks long to De Goey one out with May, JDG uses superior core strength to buffet May under the ball, gathers and screws through a lovely goal from 30m on the flank. (Q3 17:48)
Hunt bounces his way around the boundary to the HFF with a shepherd and kicks low and ugly to the hotspot where Weideman dives and marks for a hardfought goal. (Q3 20:31)
Salem handballs to empty grass at a stoppage at the Pie hotspot, Sidebottom zooms onto it and screws through an opportunist goal. (Q3 22:59)
Treloar bursts from the next centre bounce with a feed from Hoskin-Elliott and rams through another one from 40m in the corridor. (Q3 24:13)
Jones passes to Oliver 45m out in front, he gives off to May who misses. (Q3 25:19)
Hoskin-Elliott is over the back of the Demon defence to mark a Sier ball, play on and kick another one for the Pies, who are well in control by now. (Q3 28:17)
Garlett misses under a tackle from a stoppage 20m out in the pocket. (Q4 0:35)
Weideman beats Moore one out to mark a Viney kick from the wing to the corridor 40m out, he kicks truly. (Q4 2:59)
Baker looks like he’s turned the ball over at half forward with a kick straight to Moore but Harmes leaps over the top of him for a speccy 40m out in front, he misses. (Q4 7:53)
Gawn passes to Weideman 35m out on the flank after the Demons rebound around members wing. The Weed doesn’t score, poor kick. (Q4 10:08)
A loose ball in the Melbourne FP comes off the boot of Roughead and OOTF near the behind post, Hannan screws through the goal. (Q4 13:24)
Too many handballs running out of defence by the Magpies, Brayshaw runs to CHF then passes to McDonald 30m out on a slight angle who misses. (Q4 15:38)
Brown shins a loose ball on the HFF towards goal, turns the jets on to pick it up, breaks a tackle then gives to Stephenson in the square who goals. (Q4 16:38)
The Magpies rebound from the back pocket around members wing with no Demon getting a finger anywhere near the footy, Mihocek kicks to the square for Hoskin-Elliott to goal. (Q4 22:33)
Stephenson chases a dithering Baker on the HFF, gathers and passes to Cox 35m out on a slight angle for some garbage. (Q4 26:19)
Thomas roves a high Stephenson kick to the pocket and grubbers through another one. (Q4 27:53)
Gawn gets a HTB free on Greenwood 20m out in front just before the final siren, crowd boos then cheer as he hooks it left. (Q4 30:24)

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