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Blog log from R4 of 2020: Western Sydney vs Collingwood

Blog log for Western Sydney vs Collingwood, R4 of 2020

De Goey speeds away from the first centre bounce and hits Stephenson leading to the pocket 30m out. The set shot falls on the behind line and is eventually rushed. (Q1 0:46)
Whitfield volleys the crumb from a long Ash ball to the top of the square wide from 15m. (Q1 5:53)
Adams jinks in midfield and passes to a hard lead by Stephenson up from the square to the hotspot ahead of Shaw. Stephenson misses. (Q1 8:06)
Grundy is dominating in ruck but his ruck taps are usually to his feet, and that conservatism is also reflected in a lot of long kicks down the line. (Q1 14:25)
Finally the Giants get some run through the centre through Whitfield and Kelly, the pass comes straight to Cameron near the hotspot for the first goal. (Q1 14:53)
Cox loses a ground battle on the HBF with Finlayson and the pass goes inboard to Coniglio 40m out in the corridor, who misses. (Q1 17:53)
Adams shrugs off Kelly to jet down the wing and go towards Grundy who provides the crumb for De Goey to pass to Stephenson 20m out on the flank for a goal. (Q1 19:35)
Elliott baulks clear at half forward and goes long to the boundary 20m out for Stephenson who plays on and kicks his second goal in a minute! (Q1 22:24)
Roughead is pinged for scragging Finlayson off the ball, silly free and it was there. Finlayson lines up from 40m on the flank and makes the ex-Dog pay with his first goal. (Q2 4:53)
Green bombs long from the centre to 40m out in front, Mumford marks in front of Grundy and misses. (Q2 7:18)
Crisp intercepts a rebound kick at half forward and passes short to De Goey 40m out on a slight angle, who misses. (Q2 8:49)
Hoskin-Elliott misses on the run from 40m on a slight angle. (Q2 9:17)
Cameron marks on the HFF and passes down the line to 20m, over the head of Noble and onto the chest of Greene who just manages to kick straight enough. (Q2 12:13)
Daicos screws through a quality snap from the pocket at a stoppage, shades of his old man there. (Q2 16:34)
Greene snaps a goal after a stoppage from the pocket 20m out to restore the Giant lead. (Q2 19:34)
Mad scramble inside forward 50 for Collingwood, Giant defence pumping with great force but eventually Wills feeds Crisp who baulks and goals from 45m in the corridor. (Q2 22:34)
Greene beats Maynard to mark a poked centring ball by de Boer to 20m out on a slight angle and boot the first goal of Q3. (Q3 4:31)
Moore has the ball on the last line but turns it over with a kick to half back, Kelly feeds Green who snaps a big goal from 45m on a slight angle. (Q3 9:17)
Daniels gives to Perryman who snaps off a step from 50m ona slight angle, that’s another one and the Giants are making their move in the premiership quarter! (Q3 11:47)
De Goey gathers in the pocket and gives back to Mihocek who snaps off a step from 20m… big goal for the Pies and for Mihocek, who has had a stinker so far. (Q3 14:05)
Finlayson catches the ball from ruck 20m out in front but snaps wide. (Q3 15:34)
Himmelberg forces Maynard to cough the ball up by hand at half forward, Perryman pounces and it’s Ward who gathers, baulks and grubbers home from 20m. (Q3 17:48)
Phillips tumbles through a goal from a pack 20m out on the flank after a stoppage. (Q3 19:52)
Mihocek snaps his second goal from a pack 20m out after the Pies boss the next centre clearance, Collingwood back in it all of a sudden! (Q3 21:28)
Coniglio kicks high and long from the next centre bounce, Greene flies and takes an impressive mark over Maynard 20m out in the pocket… but gives off to Finlayson who misses. (Q3 23:03)
Adams passes to Mihocek who is on his own 40m out in the corridor… who just misses. (Q3 24:08)
Chaos ball to a big pack at the Collingwood hotspot, Phillips roves and goals again! (Q3 26:33)
Stephenson roves and misses from deep in the pocket 20m out after Daicos gets the first centre clearance on Q4. (Q4 0:30)
Perryman is pinged for HTB under a Pendlebury tackle 30m out near the boundary. Pendles kicks across the face. (Q4 3:46)
Maynard turns the ball over by foot to Daniels on the HBF, the Giants swarm forward with Cameron and Greene involved, eventually Kelly volleys the goal from 10m! (Q4 5:47)
Greene is pinged 50 for late contact after marking to bring Mayne from wing to 30m on a slight angle… for a miss. (Q4 7:51)
Callum Brown roves and performs a classic chicken wing manouevre to draw a high contact free on Perryman. The set shot from 35m falls and is rushed. (Q4 14:12)
Hoskin-Elliott gets his chance with a set shot from 50m on a slight angle, the set shot looks a peach but it drifts into the goalpost. (Q4 14:40)
Ward clears from a stoppage on the wing towards the HFF where Cameron marks in front of Moore 45m out. Jezza sails through a sensational finish, huge goal! (Q4 18:34)
3:29 left and that score blows the lead out to two straight kicks. Tough for the Pies from here, but they are eminently capable. (Q4 19:06)
Cox, who has had a quiet game, isn’t getting any shorter and takes a big pack grab over Mumford 30m out on a slight angle and goals. 2:23 to go, a kick in it again. (Q4 20:46)
Coniglio gets the centre clearance but Sidebottom gets the inside 50 from the wing, Pies break down at half forward as Ward catches Stephenson HTB. 2:00 to go. (Q4 22:20)
Giants play a bit of tempo then kick to the HFF, stoppage, 1:17. (Q4 22:52)
Secondary stoppage on the GWS HFF, 1:10. (Q4 23:18)
Crisp clears to the wing, stoppage, 1:00 exactly to go. (Q4 23:18)
Hopper and Green combine at that stoppage but no dice, another ball up on the wing. (Q4 23:52)
Conilgio is gang tackled over the boundary, wing stoppage, 39 seconds to go. (Q4 24:37)
Ball up on centre wing, 30 seconds to go! (Q4 25:10)
Tom Green kicks blindly to no one on the HFF, deliberate free, 19 seconds, kick to traffic on the wing, stoppage 10 seconds! (Q4 25:37)
Another ball up and that’s it, siren, Giants win! (Q4 25:37)

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