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Blog log from R2 of 2023: Collingwood vs Port Adelaide

Blog log for Collingwood vs Port Adelaide, R2 of 2023

A 50m penalty under the stand rule on Frampton brings Dixon from wing to 20m on a slight angle for the first goal. (Q1 1:56)
Mihocek gathers a bouncing side 50 kick by Cox ahead of Burton on the HFF, turns and rolls a snap wide. (Q1 5:04)
Elliott wins a HTB free on Houston for a chicken wing tackle after a Mihocek contest 25m out on the flank. He kicks the first Collingwood goal. (Q1 6:04)
Georgiades marks a Drew pass at CHF, wheels and passes to the lead of Dixon 45m out in front. Dixon boots his second goal. (Q1 8:15)
Sidebottom is favoured by the ricochet from a Hoskin-Elliott soccer kick that squirts out to 20m on the flank, he snaps truly. (Q1 12:05)
Fantasia restores Port Adelaide’s lead with his first goal from a snap at the hotspot after a feed out of a pack by Horne-Francis. (Q1 13:35)
Speaking of Fantasia, McCreery receives outside a pack at the hotspot after a Cox contest and gets an outrageous off break bounce to score a lucky goal, Orazio areas! (Q1 14:55)
Hoskin-Elliott gets back in front of Jones to rush a bouncing Marshall kick after Murphy had kicked OOTF. (Q1 16:21)
McStay beats Aliir in positioning to mark a long Mitchell ball near the square on his chest, he goals and the Magpies lead again. (Q1 17:06)
This is set up for a high scoring game, both sets of key defensive posts are undermanned and the spearheads look dangerous. (Q1 17:55)
Aliir comes in too hot and catches McStay high as they chase a loose kick by Mihocek to the pocket, McStay plays on with a give to Adams who screws home another one. (Q1 19:35)
Elliott goes long to the pocket where the hapless Aliir gives away another contact free, this one to Cox who is just too big. Cox kicks truly from 15m. (Q1 23:00)
Farrell catches Josh Daicos high going for a very short Hill pass 40m out on the flank, he kicks another goal for the Pies making it five on the burst. (Q1 25:21)
Powell-Pepper rides a triple tackle to feed Wines for a checkside off a step from 20m that flashes wide. (Q1 28:42)
Rioli tries to volley the crumb from a Georgiades contest in the square but it’s smothered for Murphy to rush. (Q1 30:38)
McCreery feeds De Goey for a snap off a step from 25m but it screws wide. (Q1 31:26)
Cameron marks easily in front of Aliir and Wines 45m out on the flank but shanks it OOTF. (Q1 33:16)
Aliir is beaten in the air again by Mihocek 25m out on a slight angle going for a Sidebottom pass. Checkers kicks truly. (Q2 3:36)
De Goey releases Nick Daicos to speed up the wing after the next bounce, his pass lands on the chest of Elliott leading to 45m on the flank. Elliott misses. (Q2 5:32)
Pendlebury feeds Adams for a flying snap off the right across the body from 40m on the flank but it sails across the face. (Q2 7:28)
Fantasia receives from Georgiades for a tumble snap off a step from 30m on the flank but it bounces into the post. No lucky bounce for Orazio today. (Q2 8:29)
Repeat inside 50s for the Pies add up, Sidebottom kicks short down the flank for De Goey to mark 25m out for his first goal. (Q2 12:38)
Hoskin-Elliott clears from the next bounce, Aliir is having a mare and gives away another free to Cameron 30m out on the flank. Cameron misses. (Q2 14:18)
Rozee can’t mark a diagonal rebound kick to the centre as the Pies own the corridor, ball swept forward and it’s Josh Daicos who slams through another one from 50m. (Q2 15:33)
It’s raining goals at the MCG and it’s raining Daicoses, Nick is the latest in black and white to join the party with a broken tackle and snap from 45m on the flank! (Q2 18:33)
Dixon passes to Farrell just inside true CHF on a slow play, Hill not there quite quick enough to spoil. Port needs this like a kid needs a lolly… he converts. (Q2 23:18)
Cameron kicks from the next bounce to CHF for Adams running from the centre, he plays on and roosts through another ball-burster! (Q2 24:33)
The Daicoses combine after the next centre bounce, Hill goes to the top of the square where Mihocek judges it best to mark and goal. (Q2 25:32)
Bergman goes very long to the square for Marshall to mark and goal. (Q2 27:30)
Fantasia misses a flying snap from the HFF. (Q3 0:59)
Josh Daicos is pressured in the back pocket and kicks straight to Marshall 30m, a bit of argy-bargy gifts a 50m penalty and goal. (Q3 1:53)
Credit to Duursma for the pressure to force that turnover. (Q3 2:55)
Dixon juggles the mark from a Fantasia pass 45m out on a slight angle and boots his third goal. (Q3 4:15)
Maynard passes to the lead of McStay 45m out on the flank whose set shot is wide, short and rushed. (Q3 6:25)
Burton has Elliott cold in possession 20m out on the flank but gets pinged for a dangerous tackle, it was there as the head hit the turf. Elliott gets up ruefully and goals. (Q3 8:50)
Wines marks a Farrell bullet at CHF and gives off to Rozee who blazes wide, disappointingly. (Q3 10:16)
Mihocek leads down the flank to mark a Noble pass 40m out, Port have had no answer to that play all day with very little third man across. Checkers goals again. (Q3 14:16)
Boak gives to Marshall who snaps across the body off the right from the hotspot but bounces it well wide. (Q3 16:00)
Rioli passes o the pocket 25m out for Rozee, who plays on and converts. (Q3 20:11)
Maynard marks a Cox pass on the HFF and misses. (Q3 24:16)
Maynard gives away a contact free to Dixon 45m out on the flank who misses. (Q4 0:48)
Hoskin-Elliott converts from a set shot from the HFF to kick off Q4 junk time. (Q4 7:23)
Another centre clearance for the Magpies, Hill does a one-two with Elliott deep in the pocket and brings the faithful to their feet with a goal from 15m! (Q4 7:44)
Georgiades marks a Boak pass to the pocket 20m out and kicks truly. (Q4 10:53)
Mitchell converts a set shot from 45m in the corridor. (Q4 12:38)
Crisp runs from a stoppage on the wing to the fat side for McCreery to mark 40m out on the flank, he goals again. (Q4 18:58)
Crisp passes low, hard and long to McInnes 20m out in the pocket on a slow play, he goals. (Q4 22:23)
Crisp feeds Elliott who misses a flying snap from the hotspot off the left. (Q4 24:27)
Cameron marks 45m out on the flank, his set shot is wide and rushed by Lycett but he’s done enough to earn BOG honours already. (Q4 25:44)
Nick Daicos marks a Pendlebury pass on the slide 45m out on the flank, plays on to improve the angle and roosts a lovely finish! (Q4 27:04)

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