Blog log from R1 of 2021: Collingwood vs Western Bulldogs

Adams is tackled on the wing and coughs the ball up, Dogs everywhere on the counter and they go mostly by hand ending with Hunter setting up Vandermeer for the opening goal. (Q1 2:49)
Treloar is on his own on the wing for a scoot and a bounce plus some good vision to hit up Naughton 30m out on a slight angle, who also goals. (Q1 3:49)
Bontempelli smothers Noble after the next centre bounce, butters up and feeds Dunkley to pass to Bruce 40m out on the flank. Bruce avoids the left goalpost, Dogs have the jump! (Q1 5:39)
Mihocek marks on the lead 50m out on a slight angle, wheels and shoots wide. (Q1 7:40)
Moore intercepts at defensive hotspot and tears away starting a quick Magpie attack up the guts, De Goey marks at half forward and hits Cox running back to the square, easy goal. (Q1 9:20)
Macrae feeds Liberatore for a high snap from a stoppage 30m out on a slight angle that flies wide. (Q1 27:22)
After the first ten minutes were frenetic, the Dogs started playing tempo and scoring has dried up. Things are finally hotting up again now. (Q1 28:35)
Scott misses a flying snap from 50m on a slight angle. (Q1 28:35)
Thomas roves an Elliott contest and misses from the hotspot, then Elliott gives him a spray for not allowing a second bite at the mark. (Q1 29:21)
Pendlebury roves in the back pocket but Smith catches him HTB, the set shot is an ugly hook but goes through from 25m for the first goal of Q2. (Q2 1:11)
Treloar snaps high from 20m to the square for a rushed behind after roving Wallis’ set up kick. (Q2 3:42)
Smith dives to rush a Cox toepoke towards the goalsquare that Daicos was chasing. (Q2 4:30)
Hoskin-Elliott chases a loose footy on the HFF, gets tackled by Dale and manufactures a kick somehow that lands with Elliott 40m out on the boundary, who threads the needle! (Q2 5:42)
Bontempelli sets up Macrae for the next centre clearance kick that goes to McNeil 45m out on a slight angle, then gets a 50m penalty for encroachment by Thomas to ensure the goal! (Q2 7:42)
Wallis is front and centre for a Naughton contest at the top of the square which drew two Pies, but he skews it across the face from close range. (Q2 10:32)
Smith passes to Hunter just inside 50m on the flank, does one-two with Duryea then shanks the kick for no score. (Q2 11:57)
Grundy to Cox to De Goey from a pack at half forward, De Goey screws it just wide from 40m on a slight angle. (Q2 13:56)
Keath is pinged with the new man-on-the-mark rule to bring Mihocek from the outer wing to 50m on a slight angle, Mihocek uses that rule to crib into range and goal! (Q2 18:58)
Madgen runs into trouble on the outer wing and coughs the ball up by hand to McNeil, Dogs swarm then find English to mark at the hotspot and miss. (Q2 20:44)
Mihocek releases Thomas to run to half forward on a fast break, has a man running back to the square but misses him and bounces the kick wide from 55m. (Q2 21:54)
Hoskin-Elliott gives to De Goey who snaps across the body off a step from 30m on a slight angle… just narrow. (Q2 22:56)
Hunter centres from the pocket, Moore’s attempted spoil is no good and the crumb sits up at the back for Vandermeer to volley home from 5m. (Q2 25:08)
Vandermeer flies in at full pace to strip Crisp in a tackle after the next centre bounce, Dogs mop up and it’s Bruce who marks 40m out on the flank but not score. (Q2 27:09)
The Pies boss a stoppage on the outer wing with seconds left to HT, Pendlebury draws a man to release Crisp to scoot to CHF and bang through a big goal! (Q2 29:40)
Bruce marks over a pack next to the behind post but shanks it OOTF. (Q3 2:15)
Moore strips McNeil to start a rebound in defence, De Goey passes to Mihocek who hits the post from 40m on the flank. (Q3 4:17)
Hunter passes short to Naughton 40m out near the boundary after the Dogs boss a stoppage at half forward. Naughton bangs through an impressive finish. (Q3 7:47)
Collingwood rebounds from the last line around members side, Ruscoe with the key link play to mark a Moore bomb and set Mihocek off into the open goal. (Q3 9:59)
Moore is pinged for a hold on Bruce 50m out on the flank, but the Dogs sprays it OOTF. (Q3 13:04)
The Dogs have oodles of numbers on a counter attack for some reason, three on one for a Naughton kick to the hotspot, Bontempelli marks and feeds Smith with a Joe the Goose. (Q3 15:41)
Dunkley misses a snap from a pack 20m out. (Q3 21:44)
Cox marks at half forward and chooses a pass inside to Thomas but a man’s there to spoil and the Dogs swarm forward, English marks over Roughead 20m out for the turnover goal. (Q3 24:07)
Madgen dives to rush a dribbler by Smith in the square after the Dogs rack up another centre clearance. (Q3 25:28)
Moore is pinged for an arm chop on English as they go for a short Hunter ball 45m out on the flank. English’s set shot is short, wide and rushed. (Q4 1:31)
Pendlebury waddles onto the crumb from a Cox contest that rolls to the pocket, he tries to thread the needle from 15m on the boundary but hits the far goalpost. (Q4 3:31)
Bontempelli is one out with Mihocek 20m out from the Dogs goal, somehow, and beats him to mark a Naughton pass and… shank it for a behind! (Q4 5:16)
De Goey takes the advantage from a holding free against Dale on Thomas 20m out in front and blazes wide! Pie fans grunt in disgust. (Q4 6:54)
Pendlebury roves in the pocket, bounces towards the square and gives inside to Elliott who does the rest off the left. (Q4 8:31)
Mad scramble in the face of goal for Collingwood, Henry swamped to prevent a snap then Thomas with two hanging off him dribbles it wide. (Q4 10:32)
Howe flies for a defensive intercept mark near the hotspot but drops it and it’s Martin who stayed down to crumb, turn and grubber home! (Q4 12:10)
Lots of time left in Q4 but Collingwood don’t have enough winners out there. (Q4 15:33)
Hoskin-Elliott hits the square, crumb sits up 5m out with a lot of Pies milling, Cox toepokes it into the goalpost. (Q4 19:24)
Elliott has Cox waiting for a Joe the Goose but dithers and is claimed by Keath HTB to kill off the game for good. (Q4 20:58)
De Goey goes long to Cox who uses his height to mark over Gardner at the hotspot, he goals. But there isn’t enough time left. (Q4 24:13)

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