Blog log from R22 of 2019: Adelaide vs Collingwood

Elliott sends it to the square where Mihocek contests and brings it to ground. Thomas roves and gets a whisker of his boot on it, barely inside the field of play, but it counts! (Q1 3:02)
Seedsman curls one back toward the centre where Betts finds himself in space, taking the mark. He gives it off to Brodie Smith who sprays it OOTF from 45. Wasted chance. (Q1 6:34)
Sloan gives to Jones who pops a kick a lonely Murphy. After some indecision, he takes the set shot from 35 which cannons into the post. (Q1 8:33)
The Crows overpossess the footy deep in their backline, while some quality Pies pressure forces the spillage. Hoskin-Elliott collects and snaps hastily but it’s high and wide. (Q1 10:58)
Pendlebury switches to the far-side wing where Mayne marks and quickly delivers to Roughead, mismatched on Brown. From 45 on a tough angle, it’s knuckled over the line. (Q1 14:13)
Douglas’ flying kick out of congestion wasn’t intentioned as a shot, however, Fogarty and Madgen fall over and the ball bounces over the behind line. (Q1 16:59)
Luke Brown spoils the mark in his attacking 50, then crumbs his own footy before snapping from 45. It’s high and close, but marginally offline. (Q1 19:14)
Adams streams through the corridor and kicks to Varcoe who finds Elliott on the lead with his second effort. Jamie has no problem slotting it from 40. (Q1 21:13)
Scharenberg is penalised for interference in the marking contest, allowing Walker a shot from the intersection of the boundary and the 50 arc. It’s almost there but hits the post. (Q1 23:54)
After a contested 30 seconds near the boundary, Brad Crouch throws it on the boot and O’Brien is the first to react, clunking it before Roughead. The shot, however, is wasteful. (Qtr Time)
Fogarty runs to the flank and smacks it toward goal, but it’s neither to the advantage of his teammate nor a fully-fledged shot. End result… rushed behind. (Q2 8:08)
Treloar pokes a pass to Thomas at 45, however, his set shot started and finished wayward, off to the left. (Q2 10:06)
Pendlebury handballs into the corridor where Maynard receives, dashes forward with intent, and spanks it home from 50. (Q2 10:32)
A chain of handballs involving Elliott and Noble finishes with Pendlebury who can’t align the routine jogging kick from 45. (Q2 16:37)
Walker sends it long to the hot spot where Douglas stands tall above Phillips. For Adelaide’s first goal of the day, from 25m, he nails it. (Q2 21:06)
Elliott’s pickup in the hot spot is as clean as you like, dishing back to Varcoe who snaps truly on his right boot, extending the Pies’ lead. (Q2 23:36)
Relentless Collingwood pressure results in a spillage and then a hasty left-foot Adams shot for goal from 30 which is never online. (Q2 26:17)
Brodie Smith’s kick from defence is poor, easily picked off by Josh Thomas. He goes back from 45 and slots his second of the day. (Q2 27:47)
Amidst a huge contest, Fogarty is rewarded a free kick thanks to a very soft shove from Grundy. Darcy shoots from just inside the 50 and sneaks it home! (Q2 29:10)
Treloar sends a grubbery kick inside 50. Elliott is first to pounce, slapping it back to Mihocek who slides an awkward left-foot spiral from 40 that was never online. (Q3 1:20)
Phillips intercepts on the flank before linking up with Maynard in the corridor who pops a dinky pass to Adams. From a tight angle, 45m out, he makes it look easy! (Q3 2:47)
Treloar sends another one into attack, marked inches above the grass by a sliding Jamie Elliott. The 40m shot is straight through the middle. (Q3 3:35)
Elliott makes it two in a minute after holding his ground in the contest, keeping his feet, and snapping it into the second tier from the top of the square. (Q3 5:50)
Elliott almost makes it a hat-trick, however, his dribbling snap from deep in the pocket has too much power on it, bouncing through for a minor score. (Q3 6:53)
Elliott marks at half-forward, sending it to the hot spot where Hoskin-Elliott outbodies Hardigan with ease. He smacks it home from 20 as the Pies surge away. (Q3 13:37)
Mihocek brings the ball to ground, then forces a spillage with a tackle. Callum Brown mops it up and releases to Varcoe who strolls in and slots the easy running goal. (Q3 19:54)
Lynch sends it wide to the flank where Smith roves the footy off hands but misses his flying shot, largely due to the tough angle. (Q3 20:21)
Elliott pinpoints a spearing left-foot pass straight into the breadbasket of the leading Varcoe. However, the 40m kick is askew. (Q3 21:36)
Varcoe centres it to the dangerous area where Phillips clunks the mark with one hand. From 35, he squeezes it in, taking the lead out to a whopping 54 points. (Q3 23:38)
Lynch wheels around onto his right after marking the Murphy kick deep in the pocket, snapping a much-needed Adelaide goal. (Q3 27:22)
Treloar catches Sloane HTB moments before the 3QT siren and shoots after it sounds, but it drops short and doesn’t trouble the scorers. (3 Qtr Time)
Eddie almost takes a great mark in the goalsquare but after dropping it manages to kick his 600th goal with a toe-poke right on the line. Congratulations, Eddie! (Q4 1:58)
Mayne pops a pass into the path of a leading Elliott who clunks it, wheels around on his right and curls it home! (Q4 3:42)
Fogarty and the Crouch brothers combine by hand just inside the 50 arc before Matt launches a snap from 45 that was always missing. (Q4 5:58)
Pendlebury gets the one-two with Wills in the centre before finding Elliott in the pocket who wheels around and kicks his fifth! (Q4 7:12)
Murphy flies high, attempting to clunk the Walker kick in the goalsquare. He can’t hold onto it though, off hands for a minor score. (Q4 8:41)
Mackay shows brilliant dash, involved several times in a rare glimpse of successful Adelaide attacking play. Murphy gets on the end of it by hand but his running shot just misses. (Q4 11:45)
The Pies waste no time going end to end, with Treloar offloading to Hoskin-Elliott who finishes with ease from 30 on the run. (Q4 12:43)
Douglas roves the pack in the hot spot, popping a handball over the top to Fogarty who kicks the simple goal. (Q4 13:43)
Jacobs puts a strong tackle on Scharenberg and is rewarded for it. His kick into the 50 is clunked by Fogarty who puts through his third of the day from 40. (Q4 21:28)
Howe finds himself in space at half-forward but elects not to shoot, instead passing short to Elliott. Jamie plays on and snaps on his right but it barely scrapes in for a point. (Q4 22:23)
Varcoe marks at CHF and but it’s called not-15, so he quickly plays on and sends it toward goal from the arc. The result… marginally wide. (Q4 23:14)
Phillips roves the Roughead contest and has time to settle onto his left boot before slotting the drop punt from 40 on the run. (Q4 26:12)
It’s junk time goals galore, this time through Taylor Adams who snaps truly from 35 off the back of some quality forward pressure from Hoskin-Elliott. (Q4 28:12)
Callum Brown dinks a pass into the lap of Josh Thomas who starts his run-up from 55 and splits the middle. (Q4 29:13)
Callum Brown’s entry kick is marked by Mayne within the last minute but his 35m shot is narrowly wide. (Q4 31:28)
In an attempt to rub salt into the would, Hoskin-Elliott lines up after the siren but hits the woodwork. Game over! Comprehensive win for the Pies. (Full Time)

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