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Blog log from R6 of 2023: Collingwood vs Essendon

Blog log for Collingwood vs Essendon, R6 of 2023

Maynard drops an intercept mark at CHB, ball flipped out to Martin who shanks OOTF from 30m on a slight angle. (Q1 0:25)
Nick Daicos misses a flying snap from half forward. (Q1 0:59)
Draper draws a high contact free on Frampton 25m out on a slight angle for a bit of a neck sling, he boots the first goal of the day. (Q1 6:55)
Davey jnr flies in at full pace from behind to catch De Goey HTB in the centre after the next bounce, pass to the pocket where Draper tries a snap over the shoulder, miss. (Q1 8:45)
After a Crisp clearance on members wing, Mihocek marks a McCreery pass on the boundary 35m out, he misses near side right. (Q1 12:18)
The Bombers work the ball around outer wing at pace, Shiel passes short to Weideman 45m out on the flank who misses. (Q1 15:48)
Weideman drifts in from the side of a Stringer pack to mark a long ball by McGrath to 20m in front, he kicks truly. (Q1 20:40)
On the end of a switch directed from half back by Redman, Martin receives from Menzies to ram through a snap from mid range. (Q1 22:46)
Ginnivan roves a Johnson contest on the boundary 20m out and tries a checkside off a step, he isn’t in that sort of form yet and it flies OOTF. (Q1 24:32)
Johnson contests the repeat inside 50 and this time marks on the back of Laverde 30m out on the flank. His set shot fades right. (Q1 25:11)
Sidebottom passes short to De Goey 45m out on the flank just before the QT siren. JDG sails through the first Collingwood major as the siren blows. (Q1 28:03)
Draper grabs the ball out of ruck 35m out on the flank and bounces a snap into the right goalpost. (Q2 1:13)
Elliott beats Langford on the wing with a one-two and passes to Johnson in the pocket 30m out, the set shot screws in! (Q2 2:11)
Nick Daicos flops after marking at half forward, ump doesn’t buy that so he gets up and passes over Parish to Pendlebury 35m out on a slight angle. Pendles kicks truly, of course. (Q2 5:48)
Pendlebury baulks out of traffic on the HFF and goes long to the hotspot, six men fly but the crumb falls in the lap of Ginnivan who wobbles through another one for the Pies! (Q2 8:00)
This is a bit like yesterday’s game, Collingwood down early but they have remembered they are better than Essendon and are playing like it. (Q2 8:19)
Langford flies in front of a flat-footed Ruscoe to mark a Snelling kick from the centre to the hotspot. He converts with no problem. (Q2 10:29)
Ruscoe is again out of position and gives away a front-on contact free to Langford going for a Weideman pass deep in the pocket 25m out. Langford screws in his second goal. (Q2 12:59)
Langford has torched Ruscoe for the last two goals, which is how Essendon can stay in this game: exploiting the Pies’ lack of defensive options. (Q2 14:13)
Elliott snaps OOTF from the pocket under Caldwell pressure, the Bay 13 crowd roars its approval. (Q2 14:50)
Perkins roves a Langford contest on the HFF, has multiple teammates running inside for the give but goes himself off a few steps… fades to the right. (Q2 15:45)
Markov handballs into the back of De Goey on the HBF, Davey jnr roves and feeds Menzie who misses on the run from 40m. (Q2 16:59)
The Maggies rebound at pace around members wing from the kick in, Elliott marks 45m out on the flank but plays on and shoots OOTF. More jeers from the Don army. (Q2 17:44)
Maynard intercepts on the wing and feeds Josh Daicos for a pass to Ginnivan to mark over Parish 40m out on the flank. Ginnivan gets some boos, and misses. (Q2 18:49)
Snelling feeds Menzie who runs to the pocket and shoots with a drop punt from 30m… across the face and OOTF. (Q2 24:30)
The Magpies rebound around outer wing, Sidebottom sets up De Goey who runs down the flank and checksides the goal from 30m to level the scores! (Q2 25:00)
Hoskin-Elliott hits the lead of Sidebottom in front of Redman 45m out on the boundary. Rusty pops it up to the square… no score results. (Q2 26:47)
Nick Daicos has a set shot from just outside 50m on the flank come off hands for a behind. (Q2 27:34)
Maynard misses a flying snap off the left from near the point of the centre square. (Q2 28:56)
Stringer feeds Snelling who snaps off a step from 40m on a slight angle but it’s wide. (Q3 0:12)
The kick in by Maynard to the pocket is a shocker, Weideman pounces and snaps a big goal, his second! (Q3 1:11)
Langford marks a Martin pass to 40m on a slight angle despite Moore being draped all over him. He kicks goal number three from the hotspot. (Q3 7:07)
Pendlebury baulks at half back and sets the Pies off on a chain of handballs up the guts, De Goey goes to Elliott next to the hotspot who misses, disappointingly. (Q3 10:27)
Sidebottom bombs long to the square from the HFF, plenty of Pies at the fall, Mihocek feeds out to McCreery who snaps the goal over his shoulder from 10m. (Q3 13:08)
Stringer and Perkins combine to catch Noble HTB 50m out on a slight angle, the ump gives the free to Perkins despite the Package’s protestations. Perkins goes long and straight! (Q3 15:09)
Noble kicks OOTF on the HFF, McGrath kicks to the hotspot, Phillips gathers and feeds Davey jnr who snaps under pressure for another one for the Dons! (Q3 20:56)
Johnson drops a long Crisp kick to the square, the crumb goes through Ginnivan’s hands for a point. (Q3 22:22)
The Dons rebound around members wing, Snelling goes to Langford near the boundary 40m out. Langford’s set shot is long but narrow to the left. (Q3 22:51)
Frampton passes short to De Goey 40m out on the flank a few steps ahead of McGrath. Both sides looking gassed, it has been a frenetic game. JDG kicks narrow left. (Q3 24:48)
Caldwell passes to Langford 50m out on the flank, he chooses a pass and Menzie makes it work with a mark over Markov 25m out and a lovely drop punt for the goal! (Q3 26:23)
Draper thumps the ball wide of a stoppage at half forward for Stringer to run onto, his left-foot snap across the body from 35m is a beauty! Dons on FIYAH! (Q3 28:17)
Markov sends a high speculator from the HFF towards the hotspot on a repeat inside 50, Frampton takes the contested grab and kicks the goal. (Q4 2:05)
Weideman and Langford work the ball by hand through the HFF, Shiel gives back to Weideman who hits the post from the pocket. (Q4 4:10)
Redman flies in the square to spoil through a long Quaynor kick from outside CHF. Collingwood is pressing. (Q4 6:07)
A slight lull as Pendlebury trudges off under the blood rule. (Q4 7:40)
Ridley spoils through a Josh Daicos kick from the pocket to the square after a ball up. (Q4 10:01)
De Goey passes short to Johnson 55m out near the boundary. Johnson plays on and brings back memories of the Rocca brothers with a long, strong diamond! (Q4 11:06)
Crisp clears from the bounce to the HFF, McCreery beats Kelly in a ground battle and wobbles a high ball to the top of the square, big men fly but crumbing is Nick Daicos, goal! (Q4 12:41)
Markov beats Snelling on outer wing to send in another repeat inside 50 for the Pies, Mihocek’s body work allows Ginnivan to mark at the hotspot and kick another one! (Q4 16:56)
Parish sets up the next centre clearance but Menzie roves and blazes wide with a poor kick from 40m on a slight angle. (Q4 18:22)
Mihocek fights on at ground level after contesting a Hill ball to the top of the square, Pies flip it around with Elliott going to that man Nick Daicos… goal, Pies lead! (Q4 21:01)
Nick Daicos was the ultimate seagull to 3QT with barely any contested footy among a raft of possessions, but his switch to mids in Q4 has lit the Pies up. (Q4 21:21)
Draper gets a ruck free on Johnson for a rather obvious hold 25m out on a slight angle. But the free kick flies wide right! (Q4 24:06)
Stoppage 30m out on the flank from Collingwood’s goal, three or four blokes try to clear but are dispossessed, eventually Crisp releases Sidebottom like a bullet from a gun, goal! (Q4 26:21)
Moore intercepts Caldwell in midfield to start an attack, Sidebottom marks 50m out on the flank and goes slow, clock ticks under 2:30… then he tries a pass that doesn’t work. (Q4 30:37)
Shiel bombs to the centre, Langford contests but McCreery roves and the Magpies start some tempo, they are in control now. (Q4 31:24)
Draper intercepts behind the wing and goes long, Menzie roves but is claimed HTB by Ruscoe, that’s the ball game you’d think. (Q4 32:04)
Tempo footy now by the Maggies, the fans are chanting. (Q4 33:04)
McCreery marks 25m out on the flank just before the final siren, the monocolour part of the crowd erupts in delight, McCreery kicks the champagne goal. (Q4 34:02)

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