Blog log from R17 of 2022: Collingwood vs North Melbourne

Davies-Uniacke goes long from the first centre bounce, Goldstein marks in a pack near the hotspot and boots the first goal. Good start North! (Q1 0:19)
Credit to Coleman-Jones for stripping Sidebottom at the bounce to set up that goal. (Q1 1:17)
Greenwood mows down Cox at CHB but doesn’t get a free, Pies swarm the crumb and it’s McCreery who feeds Josh Daicos to goal from near the hotspot. (Q1 2:38)
Sidebottom baulks around Stephenson and passes to Elliott leading up the flank to 45m, he tries a pass… Stephenson roves but gets smothered by Ginnivan at the hotspot and catches him high, goal. (Q1 7:13)
Zurhaar marks the next kick from the centre bounce by Powell in front of Maynard 45m out on a slight angle, he levels the scores with his first goal. (Q1 8:57)
Powell clears from the next centre bounce as well, handballs through to half forward where Taylor coming off a wing receives from Simpkin and snaps the goal from 40m! (Q1 10:28)
Corr intercepts at half forward and goes quickly to the pocket where Larkey draws a contact free on Murphy 10m out and converts with a checkside. (Q1 13:30)
Carmichael passes to Mihocek in the pocket 30m out who misses with a screwing set shot. (Q1 15:32)
McCreery burns off Perez on a scoot up member’s wing with a cheeky bounce, then hits the lead of Ginnivan 35m out on a slight angle who shanks wide left. (Q1 18:01)
Pendlebury roves a stoppage in the pocket and gives a Joe the Goose special to Ginnivan, leading predictably to a scuffle as no one likes Jack scoring. (Q1 21:22)
Crisp’s first touch of the day is a centre clearance kick marked by Cameron 45m out on a slight angle, his set shot falls on the line near Bonar but the umpy says goal. (Q1 23:36)
Goldstein gets a ruck free on Cox near the hotspot but sprays it left. (Q1 25:17)
Noble soccers to half back into Davies-Uniacke who feeds Simpkin for a snap from 30m on a slight angle… just wide left. (Q1 30:00)
Adams turns the ball over by foot on the wing to McDonald who starts a corridor switch, bit ragged getting through traffic and Powell’s kick is ugly… Ziebell roves and goals! (Q2 1:25)
Larkey marks a Stephenson pass from the centre in front of Maynard 45m out on a slight angle, the set shot is a bit of a low sack but it has the power to clear the pack, goal! (Q2 4:08)
Repeat inside 50s coming for North, Taylor goes up the flank to Curtis 25m out as the Pie defenders mill about nearer the square. Curtis kicks truly. (Q2 6:01)
Simpkin roves a Davies-Uniacke speculator to the hotspot but bounces a weak effort wide off the right boot. (Q2 12:53)
Sidebottom baulks past an opponent on a run from the wing, reaches 50m on a slight angle and goes to the square… falls over the line for a much-needed goal for the Pies! (Q2 19:18)
Goldstein gets a ruck free on Cox 20m out on a slight angle and converts to the boos of the Magpie supporters. (Q2 21:31)
Goldstein marks an Anderson kick to the flank 30m out, runs in left and kicks left. (Q2 24:21)
Stephenson spoils a Lipinski rebound kick to Scott who hits the hotspot where Larkey beats two to mark and goal. North going on with it early in Q3! (Q3 2:09)
Davies-Uniacke stands in a tackle to start a handball chain following the next bounce, Stephenson passes to Larkey 45m out on a slight angle who misses. (Q3 3:22)
Sidebottom volleys a loose ball at half forward to the hotspot, the crumb falls for Cameron who spins like Boomer Harvey and grubbers the goal from 15m! (Q3 5:25)
Murphy busts a pack on the HBF but only succeeds in bowling over Howe, North numbers at the fall and eventually Larkey goals from 15m out, his fourth! (Q3 9:13)
The Magpies handball through traffic on the wing, Nick Daicos on the end of it for the pass inside 50 for Elliott to mark in front of McDonald 30m out on a slight angle, he goals. (Q3 11:59)
Carmichael runs up the outer wing with a bounce and kicks to the hotspot where Mihocek marks in front of McKay and pops through the goal. (Q3 15:23)
Larkey passes short across half forward to Lazzarro just inside 50m on a slight angle who hits the square… Ziebell roves and snaps a big goal! (Q3 20:03)
Pendlebury kicks over Davies-Uniacke to Cox 40m out on a slight angle, who misses. (Q3 22:23)
Larkey muscles off a beaten-up Howe one out to mark a Coleman-Jones tumbler to the corridor 20m out for goal number five. (Q3 23:23)
After yet another Davies-Uniacke centre clearance, Zurhaar has a chance on the lope from the pocket 25m out but shoots narrow. (Q3 25:18)
Davies-Uniacke misses a set shot from 50m on a slight angle. (Q3 25:53)
Pendlebury kicks to the pocket for the first-gamer Carmichael 25m out, who misses. (Q3 28:25)
Hoskin-Elliott roves and grubbers wide from 15m after the Pies surge from the first centre bounce of Q4. (Full Time)
Adams sends a repeat inside 50 high to the hotspot, the crumb falls nicely for Elliott who does the rest off the left. (Q4 1:04)
More surge footy from the Magpies from a stoppage on the HFF, McCreery roves and rides a Stephenson tackle to snap another one! (Q4 2:30)
Coleman-Jones snaps high from the pocket, it looks good but drops in the square for Noble to rush rugby-style. (Q4 4:32)
Josh Daicos feeds brother Nick from a stoppage, he measures a drop punt from the boundary 25m out and lifts the roof off the MCG with a fine finish! (Q4 8:03)
Elliott roves at the hotspot and tries a give to Carmichael but misses and the ball rolls for a behind. (Q4 12:08)
Sidebottom passes to Mihocek to mark in front of Corr near the boundary 40m out, whose screwing set shot is across the face. (Q4 15:05)
Lipinski catches Simpkin HTB at a ball up 45m out on the flank but shanks it for no score. (Q4 17:58)
Cameron marks an Adams kick 20m out in the corridor and steers through the goal to level the scores! (Q4 19:29)
Corr dives on the goal line to touch through a Carmichael snap from the boundary 25m out, much to the dismay of the black and white army. (Q4 22:10)
Anderson’s dump kick from a stoppage in defence lands in the arms of Sidebottom to mark over Mahony 45m out in the corridor. Rusty kicks truly. (Q4 25:30)
3:21 to go and North look out of gas, now two kicks behind. (Q4 26:07)
Hoskin-Elliott roves a long Ginnivan ball to the top of the square and feeds McCreery who misses. (Q4 27:49)
Maynard rushes a Zurhaar clearance to the square. (Q4 31:10)
55 seconds and still two kicks in it. (Q4 31:10)
Cox marks the kick in to ice the game. (Q4 31:57)

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