Blog log from R5 of 2020: Collingwood vs Essendon

Pendlebury passes to Hoskin-Elliott on the HFF who goes to the pocket for Stephenson 30m out, he plays on of course and screws through the first goal. (Q1 1:33)
Stephenson marks again at just about the same spot, this time he tries a drop punt and that one sails through as well! (Q1 4:08)
Rain has started falling. (Q1 5:13)
After Essendon get some semblance of parity in possession and territory but don’t threaten to score, eventually Daicos bounces through a snap from a pack 30m out on a slight angle. (Q1 13:18)
McKernan gets a rather soft holding free in ruck against Cox 45m out on the flank, but shanks it OOTF. (Q1 14:58)
Crisp drops an easy mark at CHB on a slow rebound and there are Bombers everywhere on the counter, Parish waltzes into the open goal. (Q1 17:45)
Centre clearance to Essendon up the guts through Hibberd, McKernan muscles his way past Moore to the fall and snaps a goal from the hotspot! (Q1 19:38)
Ham marks on the HFF, tries to run around the man on the mark and has to hurry a poked kick to the hotspot but it works as Zaharakis marks and goals to level the scores! (Q1 22:44)
Collingwood dominated early but the Dons have been winning clearances in the last five minutes and getting full value. (Q1 23:07)
Adams gives to De Goey zooming to 50m on a slight angle for a snap but it goes wide. (Q2 5:31)
Collingwood get a bunch of repeat inside 50s but their defensive line gets too high and the Dons manage to bust through it, Stringer marks 40m out in front and goals! (Q2 7:18)
Scharenberg is pinged for HTB under a Stringer tackle 20m out on the flank, Stringer goals again to extend the sudden Essendon lead! (Q2 8:46)
Phillips turns the ball over by hand on the wing after the first centre bounce, Snelling hits the lead of McDonald-Tipungwuti 30m out on a slight angle, goal! (Q3 0:35)
Phillips spoils a cross-field kick on the HFF and shoots off a few step from 45m but has to apologise to his forwards as the snap skids well wide. (Q3 4:47)
Townsend dives in front of Moore to mark a quick kick by Snelling from a pack on the wing to 30m on the flank. Towna kicks to the city end but misses. (Q3 7:21)
Treloar hits the post with a set shot from the boundary 25m out that his heart was never in. (Q3 8:23)
De Goey baulks clear and snaps on the turn 40m out on the flank, the ball lands on the goal line and hits the goal umpire then the post… on review, called a point! (Q3 12:50)
Treloar roves and snaps off a step from 20m in the pocket but it bounces across the face. (Q3 14:41)
McDonald-Tipungwuti roves a stoppage 30m out on a slight angle and screws through a fabulous finish off the left boot! (Q3 19:23)
Shiel clears from a stoppage on the wing to the HFF where Stringer marks in front of Maynard 45m out. This would be the sealer… it’s good! (Q3 22:05)
Shiel gets the first centre clearance of Q4, McDonald-Tipungwuti jinks onto his right boot and snaps from 30m on the flank but it bounces wide. (Full Time)
Stephenson marks an Adams pass in front of Saad at the hotspot after Cox provided link work on the wing with his first touch of the night. Stephenson kicks truly. (Q4 1:24)
Snelling is pinged for a dangerous tackle on Callum Brown at a stoppage at the Magpie hotspot, somewhat unluckily. Brown makes no mistake, Pies within three kicks. (Q4 4:51)
Mihocek pokes a kick from a pack in the pocket 20m out, it skids tantalisingly slowly but just the wrong side of the goalpost. (Q4 7:05)
Cox roves his own contest on the HFF and sets the Pies on a handball chain through traffic on the flank, the last set of hands is Varcoe who goals from 20m! (Q4 9:03)
Essendon have stopped and the Pies are on a roll after being held goalless since halfway through Q1. (Q4 9:36)
Saad fumbles on the wing and the Pies pounce in numbers, Mihocek marks 45m out on the flank and roosts a huge goal! Collingwood back within a kick with 8:22 to play! (Q4 12:21)
The Pies stuff around with handball deep in defence and eventually get punished, Townsend catches Moore HTB 30m out on a slight angle and goals. (Q4 14:24)
Ham intercepts a clanger kick by Treloar on the HFF and goes to the pocket for McKernan 30m out. Smack kicks OOTF. (Q4 18:25)
Langford flies in from the side of a big pack on the HFF to clunk a long ball by Hurley, balletic that was. He shoots from 45m, falls in the square… no score. (Q4 20:52)
From the resultant ball up in the Dons goalsquare, Adams is stripped by Andrew Phillips to allow Shiel to rove and goal! (Q4 21:21)

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