Blog log from R18 of 2019: Western Sydney vs Collingwood

Cameron marks on the flank and is told to play on, so he wheels around and launches to a contest where Finlayson flies to clunk an impressive mark. From 30m, he kicks the first! (Q1 2:03)
Sidebottom gets the one-two with Cox before sending it inside 50 where De Goey soccers out of mid-air from the pocket but misses. (Q1 4:34)
Mayne runs onto the loose ball in the pocket and soccers it to his own advantage before linking by hand with Brown who snaps the Pies’ first of the day! (Q1 9:13)
High contact from Maynard on Himmelberg in the marking contest gifts the Giant a shot on goal. From the pocket, he plays on, snaps on his right and splits the middle. (Q1 11:34)
Cameron marks on the paint and despite teammates forward, Jeremy composes himself and goes back, nailing the set shot. (Q1 14:14)
Ian Hill streams forward and kicks to Himmelberg who marks uncontested in the hot spot. From directly in front, he has no trouble continuing the electrifying Giants start. (Q1 17:03)
The Giants speed and run are dominant early, resulting in another shot on goal. From 40m, Jeremy Cameron sneaks it home. (Q1 17:59)
It’s six straight from the Giants who are moving the ball flawlessly thus far. Finlayson marks the Daniels entry in the pocket, plays on and snaps truly on his left. (Q1 19:59)
Hill swoops on a loose ball and jets toward goal, but his shot is marginally offline. (Q1 21:18)
The Pies’ defence is under siege. Hill pounces and releases outside to Lloyd whose curling snap just misses. (Q1 24:16)
The case here is an undersized Pies defence being exploited. Finlayson marks the Deledio kick over the top of Quaynor and kicks his third for the quarter. (Q1 24:29)
A soft free kick is picked out against Howe on Cameron for a hold, and then a 50m penalty for dissent gifts Cameron the easiest of goals. (Q1 27:50)
Pendlebury sends a high kick inside 50 where Grundy climbs over the pack to take a huge mark. From 35m, on a slight angle, he shanks it OOTF. (Q1 30:13)
The Pies finally get one back thanks to a Crocker mark, and then a 50m against Stein for a push after the fact that made it a certainty. (Q2 3:17)
Mihocek runs forward to get on the end of a play that he started back on the wing. From 45m, his shot falls short. Crocker crumbs and dribbles it toward goal but it’s rushed over. (Q2 7:03)
Treloar collects near the boundary line, centering to the hot spot with a left-foot snap where Crocker flies to take the mark with a well-read leap. From 25m, Ben goals. (Q2 24:39)
Mumford gets a kick away out of the stoppage and Himmelberg marks with strength (and one hand) against Appleby. The 25m shot is as easy as you like. (Q2 27:04)
It doesn’t take long for GWS to get on the board in the third. Daniels scraps in the pocket, then Himmelberg dishes to Reid who snaps the goal on his right from 30. (Q3 2:19)
Sidebottom presents the quick, much-needed reply for the Pies after receiving from Pendlebury and nailing the 40m set shot. (Q3 3:41)
Adams gets the clearance out of the middle. Following a few handpasses, Pendlebury sidesteps Stein and snaps on his left for the Pies’ second in a minute. (Q3 5:05)
Hoskin-Elliott sharks an opposition handpass but with one arm pinned, can’t execute a clean shot, resulting in a rushed behind. (Q3 6:26)
Hoskin-Elliott keeps the footy in play and squeezes another hasty shot toward goal that bounces through for a minor score. (Q3 7:26)
Williams, Deledio, and Cameron combine by hand at half forward, with the latter streaming forward and slotting a goal on the run from 40. (Q3 8:28)
Grundy collects in the pocket and handballs inboard to Mihocek, but with pressure abundant, his snap is never online. (Q3 11:44)
After receiving from Whitfield, Taranto goes for home from the 50 arc but misses. (Q3 13:41)
It’s goal number five for Jeremy Cameron, halfway through the third. Deledio intercepted a poor Collingwood handball in the centre, GWS surged forward, and Finlayson set it all up (Q3 16:14)
Taranto gets it out of the middle, little Bobby Hill flies at half forward, and then Daniels roves and snaps with class and accuracy from 45. (Q3 17:42)
Varcoe lines up with the set shot from just inside 50, but tugs it to the near side. (Q3 18:44)
A poorly-timed Pies interchange allows Whitfield space to work the footy forward, before Daniels finds Tomlinson at 40 who misses. (Q3 19:30)
A quick, curling shot out of congestion from Crisp in punched over by Haynes, smack bang on the goal line. (Q3 23:42)
With a touch of individual brilliance, Sier receives the Crisp handball, runs to 50 and drills it home. (Q3 26:26)
Last-second pressure for Maynard forces Finlayson’s hasty 30m shot wide. (Q3 30:15)
Jeremy Howe takes a comically impressive speckie, piggy-back style, over the top of Cameron! (Q3 32:01)
The work rate of Crisp can be thanked for Mihocek’s handball to Brown, who goals with the outside of his boot, on the run. (Q3 33:13)
Pendlebury takes the advantage and roves the ruck contest simultaneously, kicking a crucial goes on the run from 50 to give the Pies a sniff early in the last. (Q4 1:51)
Greene impressively nails a quick snap from the boundary line, steadying the tide. (Q4 4:07)
Cameron gets away with a tunnelball throw into the path of Himmelberg, who pops it over the top unselfishly to Simpson… and the big ruckman absolutely loves it! (Q4 7:20)
Pendlebury gets the one-two with Roughead at true CHF before bulleting a pass to De Goey, who hits the post from 40m. (Q4 9:20)
Adams turns it over in the worst possible spot, but Perryman’s hurried attempt on goal is equally poor, registering a single score only. (Q4 14:22)
Williams charges through the centre of the field, launching a kick over the back to Hill in the goalsquare who kicks the easy goal makes the crowd know about it. (Q4 17:36)
Greene marks the chaotic sky-high ball uncontested, goes back, and nails the 40m set shot. (Q4 19:06)
Excellent work from Brown to dash down the flank and centre the footy results in a Hoskin-Elliottmark in the hot spot, and then an easy goal. (Q4 21:34)
Finlayson spots Reid in space who marks and shoots from 50 but hangs it out to the left. (Q4 23:07)
Mason Cox can’t hold the mark, and Crisp’s hurried attempt on goal cannons into the post – symbolic of Collingwood’s day. (Q4 27:51)
Greene pops a clever pass to Cameron, who has no trouble slotting the goal and making it six majors next to his name. (Q4 29:11)
With two minutes on the clock, De Goey slides a kick through the big sticks from 45, but it’s far too little, far too late. (Q4 30:06)
Himmelberg puts the nail in the coffin with a flawless snap from the pocket, and in doing so chalks up his fourth of the day. (Q4 32:05)
Heath Shaw attempts a soccer kick that doesn’t connect, meaning that Grundy’s roost from 65m is through for a goal! (Q4 32:36)

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