Blog log from R23 of 2019: Collingwood vs Essendon

Mihocek beats Hurley to mark a Hoskin-Elliott kick from the HFF to the pocket 25m out for the first goal of the evening. (Q1 2:39)
Saad delivers a beaut long forward handball in the centre to set McDonald-Tipungwuti off on a run, he kicks to the square where Ham leads Noble to the footy, baulks away and goals. (Q1 5:36)
Pendlebury roves the next centre clearance kick near the hotspot and gives to Mihocek to snap his second across the body off the right boot. (Q1 6:13)
Grundy catches the ball out of ruck in the pocket and screws a snap into the post from 20m. (Q1 7:21)
McDonald-Tipungwuti marks at half forward, just outside his range so he waits for a pass and it’s Langford who presents to mark 45m out on a slight angle, he goals. (Q1 12:17)
McKernan passes to Brown on the boundary 15m out who screws through his first goal to give Essendon their first lead. (Q1 15:23)
Brown delivers a lovely touch pass on his non-preferred left boot to Thomas who marks in the pocket and runs into the open goal. (Q1 17:06)
Essendon rebounds up the guts once again with dash and dare, forcing Madgen to give away a front-on contact free to Ham at the top of the square for an easy goal. (Q1 19:17)
Greenwood clatters into teammate Scharenberg as the latter tries to intercept at half back, McDonald-Tipungwuti roves and goals from the hotspot. (Q1 21:22)
Elliott marks at half forward, dithers and doesn’t see Hoskin-Elliott deep, goes instead to Varcoe 45m out on the flank who doesn’t score. (Q1 27:08)
Howe fumbles a ground ball near the Essendon hotspot, McDonald-Tipungwuti roves and gets a high tackle free on Mayne for his second goal. (Q1 28:38)
Ambrose hits the post with a low-percentage snap from the pocket 30m out that was touched off the boot anyway. (Q1 30:25)
Elliott snaps the first goal of Q2 from half forward to bring the Pies back in the frame. (Q2 3:53)
Wills marks in stride on a run up the wing to the HFF, he lets fly from 45m but blazes wide. (Q2 8:56)
Roughead marks on the lead 45m out on the flank, his set shot falls in the square and comes off Hurley’s leg for a point. (Q2 10:48)
Roughead marks in front of two Bombers 35m out on a slight angle, this one sails through for a goal. (Q2 12:50)
Grundy clears from the next centre bounce to the HFF where Hartley is pinged for a jumper hold on Roughead, whose set shot falls and is rushed. (Q2 14:02)
Maynard and McDonald-Tipungwuti wrestle as they go after a ground ball in the pocket but it’s Laverde who swoops and goals from 20m off the left boot. (Q2 16:24)
Pendlebury passes short to Mihocek 50m out on a slight angle, his set shot is a peach and that’s three goals for him. (Q2 18:24)
Adams marks 45m out on a slight angle and misses. (Q2 20:39)
Elliott just misses a swinging snap from half forward. (Q2 22:52)
Mihocek kicks to space at the hotspot where Thomas battles with McKenna, the Irishman wins to prevent a Magpie score. (Q3 6:07)
Elliott marks on the lead in front of Saad 30m out in the pocket, he threads the needle to give Collingwood the lead. (Q3 11:59)
McDonald-Tipungwuti scythes through heavy traffic on the wing and passes to Laverde on the boundary 35m out, who misses. (Q3 17:35)
Laverde leaps in front of a pack at the top of the square to mark a McKenna tumbler on his chest to restore Essendon’s lead. (Q3 20:09)
Mihocek gets a contact free and shoots from the hotspot for his fourth goal. (Q3 22:50)
Callum Brown plays on from a set shot 35m out on the boundary but misses. (Q3 26:08)
McKenna passes to McKernan on the HFF, he wheels and shoots from 55m, pack in the square falls over itself to allow it to fall over the goal line! (Q3 27:36)
Hoskin-Elliott releases Phillips to run free to the HFF and hit the lead of Elliott in front of Saad 30m out on the flank, he boots goal number three. (Q4 1:09)
McDonald-Tipungwuti draws a high tackle free on Phillips 45m out on the flank but just misses. (Q4 3:31)
McKernan marks a Laverde kick from the HFF to the top of the square in a battle with Howe, he boots his second goal to change the lead once again. (Q4 6:40)
Varcoe passes to Elliott leading ahead of Gleeson to the hotspot who shanks it wide right. (Q4 11:40)
Varcoe passes to Elliott who has Saad on his ginger but marks 45m out near the boundary, and misses again. (Q4 13:10)
Treloar bombs long from outside CHF to the square, Hoskin-Elliott has the sit over Hartley but drops the mark over the goal line, just a behind. (Q4 15:10)
Hoskin-Elliott bombs from the HFF to the pocket where Elliott has two on him but the crumb falls for Thomas to rove, baulks away from the behind line and goal from the goal line! (Q4 16:10)
Thomas gives to Treloar who blazes wide from 40m on the flank with a pressured snap across the body off the right boot. (Q4 17:26)
Mayne gives to a flat-footed Mihocek in the pocket who tries an ungainly left-footed snap around the corner that skews OOTF. (Q4 18:25)
McKernan gets a contact free on the HFF, plays on and misses. (Q4 19:20)
Treloar passes long from midfield over Ambrose to Elliott in the pocket 25m out, who shanks OOTF. (Q4 20:25)
Mihocek takes a big pack mark in front of Ambrose 20m out on the flank but also misses. (Q4 21:40)
Pies playing tempo across half forward with two minutes to go. (Q4 24:10)
Elliott snaps wide from the square, Pies are home. (Q4 25:41)

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