Blog log from R2 of 2021: Carlton vs Collingwood

Walsh feeds Williams in the centre who delivers a low bullet up the guts to the lead of Casboult 35m out in the corridor. Levi shanks it OOTF, however. (Q1 0:58)
Williams gets caught HTB by two Pies in the middle, counter is on and it’s De Goey who marks in front of Plowman near the hotspot for the first goal of the evening. (Q1 3:15)
Cripps dances between three Magpies at CHF, gets tackled and gives off to Williams who hits Martin leading from the square to 20m on a slight angle for the opener for Carlton. (Q1 5:01)
Pittonet beats Grundy one out to mark a long ball to 30m on the flank, but misses badly. (Q1 8:28)
Elliott leaps high and marks on the lead in front of Williamson 30m out on the flank, his kick is careful and straight. (Q1 10:59)
Mihocek wins a wrestle with Weitering to mark a Quaynor kick to the pocket on his chest. He pops that one through from 15m. (Q1 12:38)
Dow to Walsh for the next centre clearance, Martin marks on the HFF and passes to Fisher… he gives off to Weitering who blazes wide from 50m on a slight angle. (Q1 14:15)
Murphy handballs to Gibbons standing flat-footed in the pocket, Moore rushes in but Gibbons baulks and then tries a checkside off a step…. it’s good! (Q1 17:54)
Sidebottom hits Elliott leading to 40m on a slight angle, nothing Plowman could do there. Elliott converts again. (Q1 18:56)
Adams plays on to advantage from a free to Pendlebury at a stoppage on the wing, he passes to the lead of De Goey 35m out near the boundary, who misses. (Q1 22:48)
Cox draws a holding free on Jones 20m out on a slight angle but hits the post. (Q1 24:49)
Mihocek marks a De Goey pass leading up the corridor to 45m with Docherty trailing behind. He runs in rightish and kicks straight for his second goal. (Q1 26:15)
Saad intercepts at half back and switches to the centre, Fisher marks at half forward, baulks clear and goes to McKay who marks and goals from 20m on a slight angle. (Q1 28:29)
Sier has an air swing while being tackled at half forward, ump calls play on, plenty of Pies nearby and it’s Sidebottom who rolls through a lucky goal from the hotspot. (Q1 30:35)
Jones spoils a Crisp inside 50 kick to Cox at the hotspot, the ball lands near him and he taps it blindly but straight to De Goey who does the rest off the right boot. (Q2 0:47)
Sidebottom marks Daicos’ soccer clearance after the next bounce, wheels at half forward and has De Goey leading up to the hotspot for another one for the rampaging Maggies! (Q2 2:01)
Maynard burns the footy with a kick from the HBF to defensive hotspot, Pittonet chips in front of Quaynor to mark and goal. (Q2 4:21)
Casboult kicks to the pocket for Gibbons to run onto, he has nothing on in a deserted Carlton forward line so he tries a Daicos special from 25m on the boundary… it turns in! (Q2 10:12)
Long ball to a big pack 25m out on a slight angle, falls over the back where Fisher roves and gives Martin a Joe the Goose special. (Q2 13:18)
Carlton bosses the next centre bounce, Fisher marks 40m out then goes to the pocket for Martin 25m out, he screws through his third goal. (Q2 14:18)
Petrevski-Seton’s fist of justice prevents what had looked like an easy goal, spoiling Hoskin-Elliott’s centring ball from fully 15m for a point. (Q2 16:22)
Hoskin-Elliott marks majestically 20m out on a slight angle in front of Plowman for his first goal. (Q2 19:46)
Saad sends a high speculator up the chimney from the HFF to 35m out on the flank, three on McKay and he draws a contact free for a charity goal. (Q2 22:43)
Daicos bumps Plowman off the crumb to a Cox contest 10m out, gathers and snaps over Saad for a fine goal. (Q2 26:39)
Thomas roves a Cox contest in the pocket and kicks very short to De Goey who plays on for his fourth goal. (Q2 31:27)
Moore starts a rebound from the BP around outer wing, Cox with the key link play and it’s De Goey again who marks 40m out on the flank… shoots for five but misses. (Q2 33:56)
Howe attacks the centre from the HBF with a long kick to Quaynor, De Goey gives to Callum Brown who snaps wide from 40m in front under pressure. (Q3 3:25)
Adams tries to perform a Daicos special after a stoppage on the boundary 20m out, the ball goes near the goalpost and also Plowman’s hand on the line, review… ruled a goal! (Q3 5:50)
Pendlebury’s handball clanger in midfield goes to McKay, Martin has options on the counter and finds Fogarty 45m out on a slight angle who doesn’t score. (Q3 9:05)
Curnow passes short to Fogarty 30m out on a slight angle after the Blues work the ball by hand away from a stoppage inside 50. Fogarty goals this time. (Q3 10:47)
Dow kicks to the hotspot from the next centre clearance, Fisher pounces on the crumb and snaps truly. Carlton aren’t going away! (Q3 12:04)
Series of stoppages inside 50 eventually tells for Carlton, McKay beats Moore to mark a quick Williams kick to the top of the square for the goal. (Q3 23:58)
Thomas centres to the hotspot, Cox drops a mark but gets a fairly soft arm chop free on Weitering. Cox punches low and hard for the goal. (Q3 27:12)
McKay marks with ease at the hotspot with Moore again well beaten, he boots goal number four. (Q3 28:31)
Mihocek roves Cox’s contest to the next centre bounce and gives back to the big American, but his snap is touched off the boot by Weitering for a point. (Q3 30:35)
De Goey passes to Ruscoe at the hotspot who is paid a mark despite a late spoil by Docherty. Ruscoe boots a steadier for the Magpies, who have been under the pump. (Q4 3:12)
Pendlebury passes to Cox in the centre then runs to receive, the ground opens up for him to bounce twice through CHF but he misses on the lope from 35m. (Q4 5:29)
Jones is pinged for a hold on the arm of Cox, the lanky Yank just makes defenders panic. Cox lines up from 25m on the flank but misses. (Q4 7:26)
Cox beats Jones to mark 25m out on a slight angle, this chip shot is straight enough. (Q4 9:36)
Adams mows down Fogarty to prevent a snap from near the hotspot, underlining his BOG credentials. (Q4 11:14)
Crips gives a hospital handball to a flat-footed Gibbons but Crisp cannons into his back to give away the free 45m out in the corridor. Gibbons kicks his third goal. (Q4 16:43)
7:42 to go and three kicks in it but Carlton looks gassed to be honest, a young side who is just going at the end of an energy-sapping game. (Q4 17:37)
Gibbons throws the right boot at a loose footy at the hotspot after good Blue pressure forces a turnover but it dribbles wide. (Q4 18:46)
Clock ticks under 5:00 to go and Carlton are making hard work of it. (Q4 21:12)
Collingwood now playing tempo on outer wing after Noble intercepts, game almost iced now, 3:30 to go. (Q4 22:42)
De Goey snaps across the face from the pocket 30m out. 3:18 to go, still three kicks in it. (Q4 23:11)
Pendlebury passes to Mihocek on the boundary 30m out, who takes his full allotted time and then kicks the sealer. (Q4 24:17)
Walsh gives to Murphy who snaps wide from 50m on a slight angle. (Q4 25:44)

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