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Blog log from PF of 2019: Collingwood vs Western Sydney

Blog log for Collingwood vs Western Sydney, PF of 2019

Crisp runs through a Kelly tackle and bounces through the middle of the MCG, then hits Elliott 30m out on the flank for the first goal. (Q1 3:07)
Mumford plays on to advantage from a pack at half forward but his snap from near CHF goes wide. (Q1 6:49)
Significant shower at the G making things slippery early. (Q1 9:54)
Cameron passes to Finlayson 45m out on a slight angle who sails through the first goal of the day for the Giants, giving them a slender early lead. (Q1 17:33)
Sam Reid misses a handball target at CHB, Stephenson roves and baulks clear to snap a bouncing goal past Shaw from 40m in front. (Q1 20:24)
Himmelberg roves a Daniels contest on the HFF and goes down the line with a touch pass to Hill 25m out. Hill sprays it OOTF, much to the delight of the Magpie army. (Q1 26:23)
Taranto gets a holding free on Treloar at a stoppage on the wing and goes short to Lloyd 50m out on the flank, who just misses. (Q1 28:49)
Elliott runs up the wing and goes long to Reid who has position in front of Corr and marks 20m out in front for the first goal of Q2. (Q2 1:39)
Davis lays a big tackle on Mayne to strip him of the football deep in attack for GWS, Hopper roves and gives to Hill who misses under pressure. (Q2 4:30)
The Pies sweep forward from the kick in, Hoskin-Elliott shoots from the HFF but it’s intercepted on the line for no score. (Q2 4:55)
Hopper runs through midfield and passes to Cameron leading to 40m wide on the flank, the crowd boos but Jezza shuts them up with a perfect set shot for his first goal. (Q2 6:49)
Tomlinson bombs a huge torpedo out of ruck at half back all the way to half forward, Cameron leads Moore to the footy but Moore does enough to force a fumble for a behind. (Q2 13:31)
Thomas gives backwards of a pack at the hotspot to Adams who snaps under pressure, just wide. (Q2 17:52)
A long period of play in Collingwood’s front half ends with Pendlebury snapping truly from a ball in near the hotspot. (Q2 20:50)
Ah, but the kick was touched off the boot, just a behind. (Q2 21:35)
Finlayson snaps wide from the hotspot after catching a smothered kick. (Q3 1:21)
Cameron handballs from the HFF to the pocket where Hill retrieves, Daniels gives and goes for a snap around the corner from 30m that screws through, Giants in the lead! (Q3 4:29)
Mad scramble at half forward for the Giants, Noble dives on a loose footy near a pack and it squirts out to Williams who snaps truly from the hotspot! (Q3 7:04)
More stoppages inside forward 50 for the Giants, Finlayson taps a loose ball forward to Taranto who goals from 20m. Giants making their move in the premiership quarter! (Q3 11:04)
Noble kicks OOTF on the wing then gives away 50m for punching Kelly off the ball, Tomlinson lines up from 30m on the flank but misses, just. (Q3 12:56)
Another stoppage inside 50 for the Giants, Finlayson beats Grundy to grab out of ruck and checkside home from 30m on a slight angle! (Q3 15:19)
Thomas does a one-two with Treloar to get free for a left-foot snap off a few steps from 40m on a slight angle… drifts wide. (Q3 19:50)
Crisp runs around Shaw on the wing and tries a snap from the point of the centre square but it drifts wide. (Q3 26:24)
Crisp intercepts on the wing but turns the ball over to Lloyd in the corridor, Cameron is over the back of Moore to mark at the hotspot and goal. Just about the ball game already! (Q3 27:30)
Haynes tumbles a punt from the last line to CHB but Maynard is there, he passes to Noble at true CHF, he shoots after the 3QT siren… wide. (Q3 32:06)
Davis passes to Cameron 45m out wide on the flank. Jezza goes back for the set shot and roosts it over the goal umpire’s peaked cap, then turns and roasts the Collingwood fans! (Q4 3:54)
Hill hits the lead of Cameron to mark in front of Moore 45m out on a slight angle, but he misses that one. (Q4 5:30)
Elliott marks a short Mihocek ball on the HFF and shoots on the turn, but that’s well wide. (Q4 5:58)
Adams passes short to Stephenson 40m out on a slight angle who kicks truly. (Q4 7:24)
Mihocek provides a contest at the hotspot, Thomas is front and square for the crumb, he gets ball on boot, it wobbles and pitches in the square… through! (Q4 8:57)
Ah, but Keeffe and/or Shaw got hands to the snap… but the video ump doesn’t bring it back, play continues and the goal stands! (Q4 10:08)
Pendlebury kicks to the pocket, Keeffe spoils Reid but Mayne hit the crumb at full speed and tumbles the punt home! 12:22, only three kicks in it now. (Q4 13:24)
Sidebottom kicks long down the flank to a big pack 30m out, Reid clunks the mark but tugs the set shot right. (Q4 15:09)
After a period of Giants forward pressure, long ball to the Magpie hotspot, Reid brings it to ground for Thomas to rove and goal! (Q4 22:10)
Moore intercepts over Cameron on the wing and pumps it back, Mayne marks in front of Davis 40m out on a slight angle, his set shot falls in the square, was it touched? Review… (Q4 25:08)
Yes, it hit the elbow of Taylor on the way through, just a behind. Giants by five, 5:19 to go. (Q4 26:10)
Adams shoots off a step from a pack on the HFF, it’s over the head of Davis but hits the post! 4:07, GWS still ahead by a kick. (Q4 27:57)
A series of stoppages in attack for Collingwood as the clock ticks under 3:00. (Q4 29:56)
Taranto dumps a kick to the HBF,Howe marks over Cameron but his kick to the teeth of goal is rebounded, eventually to the wing where Phillips gets a free… (Q4 31:10)
Grundy fumbles on the HFF, ball up, 1:41. (Q4 31:40)
Elliott fumbles over the boundary on the HFF, throw in, 1:30. (Q4 32:07)
Grundy to Phillips for the clearance, Brown gets a free on Corr and goes to the square, stoppage but Mumford clears to the HBF… (Q4 32:55)
Pack forms on the Magpie HFF, 50 seconds left. (Q4 32:55)
Mad scramble and secondary stoppage on the HFF, 41 seconds. (Q4 33:22)
Third stoppage 40m out from goals for Collingwood, 29 seconds. (Q4 33:53)
Yet another stoppage in the pocket, 18 seconds! (Q4 33:53)
Haynes roves and clears, Maynard bombs but Taylor spoils, siren, Giants hold on! (Q4 34:21)

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