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Blog log from R12 of 2020: Melbourne vs Collingwood

Blog log for Melbourne vs Collingwood, R12 of 2020

Langdon intercepts at half forward and gives to Petracca who just misses from the HFF. (Q1 2:22)
Oliver receives from Brayshaw and goes long up the guts to Weideman 20m out in front, who boots the first goal of the evening. (Q1 7:30)
Moore falls in the back of Spargo on the HFF for Melbourne, he centres to Brayshaw 50m out on a slight angle who sails through a peach of a set shot for his first! (Q1 10:20)
Cameron marks a Noble pass 40m out on a slight angle but misses. (Q1 12:59)
Fritsch drops a mark 20m out but the Demons fight on at ground level, Sidebottom fumbles at the top of the square and Pickett pounces to volley home. Dees have the jump! (Q1 16:25)
Vandenberg misses a set shot from the HFF. (Q1 18:25)
Langdon passes to Fritsch 40m out on the flank on the end of a flowing move through midfield, Melbourne is dominating on the spread. Fritsch misses. (Q1 21:06)
Thomas runs through midfield and passes to Reid leading to 25m out on a slight angle, nothing May could do there. Reid converts. (Q1 23:24)
Sidebottom roves a Mihocek contest on the HFF and goes inside to Brown 30m out on a slight angle who steers through the first goal of Q2. (Q2 0:46)
Melksham kicks from the HFF to the square where Weideman marks over Phillips and goals. (Q2 3:32)
A lull as Mihocek is stretchered off. (Q2 5:47)
McDonald marks a long Preuss kick behind Moore near the behind line and goals to restart the Melbourne flow. (Q2 13:17)
Grundy sharks a Lever handball from a pack near the hotspot and gives to Elliott who goals from 20m. (Q2 15:34)
Spargo is all on his own to mark a long Melksham ball to the hotspot, the Collingwood defence had a big hole in it there and Spargo makes them pay with a goal. (Q2 19:04)
Preuss bombs long to the top of the square, McDonald juggles but drops the mark but Melksham is there to volley home! (Q2 23:29)
Oliver clears from the next centre bounce up the guts, Spargo can’t mark but roves and snaps another one from 35m, the Demons are on FIYAH! (Q2 25:43)
Adams marks a Varcoe pass 40m out on the flank and sails through a goal against the run of play for the Pies, who are just holding on at this point. (Q2 27:33)
Brayshaw goes long to the square, why not because McDonald brings the ball to ground at the front of the pack where Spargo roves and goals! (Q2 29:52)
Pendlebury passes to Daicos on his own 40m out in the corridor after the next centre bounce, who tugs his set shot wide left. (Q2 31:28)
Broken play at half forward for Collingwood, Reid gets a free for a hold by Lever 25m out on the flank, he nurses that one through. (Q2 33:40)
Centre clearance to Melbourne with Oliver and Petracca, Langdon roves the Weideman contest 40m out on a slight angle and screws through another one! (Q2 35:43)
Rain now falling at the Gabba with a storm brewing, Collingwood attacking but not getting clean shots. (Q3 1:54)
Rain now sheeting down, the game changes and Melbourne have a massive lead to defend. (Q3 4:28)
Hoskin-Elliott gathers an Elliott ball that bounces towards the pocket, snaps over his shoulder from 25m but Hibberd touches it through for a point. (Q3 7:59)
Viney passes up the corridor from midfield, Weideman can’t mark but Langdon gets a pushing free on Noble 40m out and kicks truly. (Q3 9:03)
Hoskin-Elliott gathers in the pocket, has Hibberd on his hammer and snaps wide from 25m. (Q3 11:10)
Petracca marks on the lead in front of Moore 45m out near the boundary, Trac threads the needle for another one for the rampant Demons! (Q3 13:58)
Brown snaps high and nowhere near the goals from the pocket, somehow Hoskin-Elliott is allowed to mark it on his chest 20m out on a slight angle for an unlikely goal. (Q3 19:29)
Fritsch leaps in front of Madgen to mark at the hotspot and steers through the first goal of Q4 junk time. (Q4 1:24)
Harmes misses a target by foot going across half back, Varcoe mops up but hits the post from 25m on the flank. (Q4 8:17)
Fritsch gathers a bouncing Vandenberg inside 50 kick at the hotspot and gets some more junk. (Q4 13:54)
Adams is pinged for encroachment to bring Melksham to the goal line for some more junk. (Q4 13:54)
Sparrow marks 30m out on a slight angle for some more garbage. (Q4 18:08)

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