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Blog log from EF of 2019: Geelong vs Collingwood

Blog log for Geelong vs Collingwood, EF of 2019

Elliott marks 45m out on a slight angle, his set shot falls on the line and is rushed. (Q1 3:34)
Adams bounces through the first goal from a stoppage 30m out in the pocket, making good on complete territorial dominance
by Collingwood in the early minutes. (Q1 7:31)
Two Cats run to a loose ball on the wing with Stephenson but run into each other, Stephenson mops up and hits Eliott 30m out on a slight angle, another goal. (Q1 10:00)
Pies boss the next centre bounce, long ball to 20m out comes off the hands of two Cats straight to Stephenson who waltzes into goal. (Q1 11:12)
Hawkins marks a Narkle speculator over Greenwood 45m out on a slight angle, crowd boos as they thought it was a push in the back, but it swerves and falls on the line… review! (Q1 14:17)
The first decision of the new ARC system is that Howe touched that kick on the line, just a behind. (Q1 14:17)
Hawkins roves a speculator to the hotspot and gives to Dahlhaus who kicks low to the square where Rohan marks in front of Howe for the first Cats goal. (Q1 17:00)
Dangerfield passes up the guts to Rohan leading out from the square in front of Greenwood, but the ex-Swan sprays it OOTF from 20m on a slight angle. (Q1 19:17)
Adams is pinged for contact to the head of Dangerfield after disposal, gifting Hawkins a set shot from 5m out near the behind line… which he sprays as well, just a point. (Q1 22:12)
Grundy to Treloar for a clearance from the wing, Taylor drops the intercept mark and Sidebottom feeds Elliott for the goal from 5m out. (Q1 28:02)
Hawkins grabs the ball out of ruck but misses from near the hotspot. (Q2 2:21)
Duncan beats Stephenson to rebound from defensive hotspot but his kick is to a one-on-two on the wing, Howe gallops to 45m on a slight angle and rams that one home. (Q2 3:57)
De Goey volleys a crumb from a Menegola drop near the hotspot but it just skids wide. (Q2 8:34)
Greenwood intercepts at half back and the Pies work it around members wing, Elliott wins the key contest on the ground to set up the goal by Adams from 20m from a Treloar give. (Q2 11:08)
Miers gets a pushing free on Adams under a tackle 40m out in front but hits the post, much to the delight of the rollicking Magpie supporters. (Q2 13:04)
Elliott catches O’Connor HTB on the boundary 20m out but misses the lot. (Q2 16:24)
Another inside 50 for the dominant Pies, Mihocek brings it to ground with Hoskin-Elliott crumbing and grubbering it home under a Kolodjashnij challenge. (Q2 17:54)
Geelong work through heavy traffic at half forward with the Pies all over them, Stewart eventually sends a high ball up to a pack near the hotspot, Parfitt marks and goals. (Q2 19:30)
Dangerfield is pinged for taking out the legs of Brown on the wing, free kick goes to Mihocek 40m out on a slight angle who hits the post. (Q2 25:09)
Dangerfield takes a contested mark on the wing and passes to Miers near the boundary 35m out who screws through a nice set shot. (Q2 26:39)
After a speculator to a pack at the Geelong hotspot, Selwood gives to Tuohy who screws through a lovely finish. (Q2 28:32)
Parfitt taps a loose ball to Dahlhaus who misses on the turn from 40m on a slight angle. (Q3 0:37)
Stephenson, who has been outnumbered a lot in the air tonight, marks 50m out on a slight angle but kicks into the man on the mark, it ricochets for a behind. (Q3 4:19)
Phillips misses off a step from 40m on the flank. (Q3 9:03)
Sidebottom plays on to advantage from a free to Pendlebury at half forward, Cats all stopped so Rusty trots to 40m on a slight angle and pops that one through. (Q3 9:52)
Howe drops an intercept mark at the Cats hotspot, the ball flips out to Menegola who snaps across the body for a much-needed goal. (Q3 11:37)
Blicavs gives to Dahlhaus who has Phillips closing and tries a checkside off a step from 30m on the flank… narrow. (Q3 19:51)
Pendlebury runs away from a stoppage at half forward towards CHF and bombs a huge goal off his left boot. Collingwood were being challenged, but the champ answered. (Q3 22:07)
Credit to a sensational inside give by Stephenson to set up that stoppage goal. (Q3 22:37)
Stephenson marks 30m out on the flank, his set shot falls in the square and is rebounded. (Q4 5:16)
Bews misses a left foot snap from the pocket 30m out. (Q4 12:04)
Noble is pinged for holding Dahlhaus 25m out on the flank, the ex-Bulldog doesn’t even score with a shank. (Q4 14:56)
Dangerfield snaps high and just long enough from a stoppage at the hotspot. 7:29 left, three goals in it. Geelong hasn’t been good enough all night, can they pinch this? (Q4 15:57)
Kelly intercepts a panicked Crisp rebound kick to 45m on the flank and goals, two kicks in it now and 2:55 on the clock! (Q4 21:12)
Dangerfield bursts from the centre and bombs long, Ratugolea and Blicavs juggle it but eventually Mayne rushes it. (Q4 22:49)
Elliott marks the kick in on the HBF and starts some tempo. (Q4 23:19)
Mihocek kicks long down the wing but it’s broken up, Menegola catches Adams HTB, 1:38 to go, ball on wing… (Q4 23:49)
Grundy intercepts an Ablett handball at half back to cut off that attack. (Q4 24:02)
Pies stuff around with it on outer wing, stoppage, 1:02 to go, still two kicks in it. (Q4 24:02)
Will is pinged for HTB, Selwood goes quick and long to the hotspot, Hawkins roves and misses! 31 seconds to go, that was the last chance! (Q4 25:13)

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