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Blog log from R9 of 2023: Collingwood vs Western Sydney

Blog log for Collingwood vs Western Sydney, R9 of 2023

Peatling drops the knees to draw a high contact free on De Goey 45m out on a slight angle, ump gets sucked in to pay the free, Pie fans cheer the set shot as it flies wide left. (Q1 1:53)
After Green’s kick in the back pocket is smothered and stays in, Hill looks to centre from the pocket but tries a Daicos special from 20m… not Peter, Nick or Josh… it’s Bobby! (Q1 4:53)
Johnson beats Idun to mark in the pocket 30m out on the end of a rebound around outer wing started by Cox. Set shots not normally a problem for Johnson, but he misses the lot. (Q1 8:23)
Nick Daicos kicks inside 50 from the wing and gets bumped after disposal by Brown, very soft downfield free to Hoskin-Elliott 40m out in the corridor which he converts. (Q1 10:08)
Callaghan scrubs through the first GWS goal from the top of the square on a surge play after Murphy spilled an intercept mark at half back. (Q1 15:33)
Both sides are lacking a third tall defender, and are having to be creative in defensive structure. (Q1 15:59)
O’Halloran misses a mid-range snap. (Q1 16:38)
Mihocek marks at true CHF, wheels and goes quickly to the pocket for Hill 20m out, who screws in his second goal off the left. (Q1 17:24)
Nick Daicos gives to Pendlebury running from the next bounce, he goes through CHF but chooses a pass to Elliott in the other pocket 20m out, he also converts with skill. (Q1 18:53)
Coniglio passes to Kelly at true CHF, Himmelberg points at the goals, Kelly goes back and aims it… lands on the line for no direct score. (Q1 20:49)
Two stoppages ensue in the GWS goalsquare, on the second one O’Halloran roves and snaps, the Giants celebrate but the review shows Cox got a thumb on it, just a point. (Q1 21:54)
Callaghan roves in the back pocket but his kick to the opposite side is picked off by Hoskin-Elliott over Ash 40m out on a slight angle… kick goes OOTF. (Q1 24:25)
Bedford strips Maynard in a tackle on the wing and the orange hordes swarm, Green kicks to the fat side for Himmelberg to mark 20m out and goal. (Q1 27:25)
The Mapgies handball their way from the bounce to half forward, Haynes spoils the Mitchell pass to Ginnivan but Ginni keeps his feet to mop up and snap truly from the hotspot. (Q1 29:24)
Callaghan blazes wide from half forward and then fields questions from teammates in better positions looking for a give. (Q1 30:24)
Cox marks 45m out in the corridor and kicks his first goal. (Q2 2:36)
Johnson marks a low bullet by Elliot from half forward to the top of the square for his first goal. (Q2 4:51)
Cox releases De Goey from a stoppage outside CHF like a bullet from a gun, he rams through the kick on the run from 40m. (Q2 9:01)
Mihocek marks a Josh Daicos kick 35m out on a slight angle and sails another one through for the Pies, who are well in control. (Q2 11:15)
Himmelberg marks a long ball over Johnson in the square on the end of a quick rebound up the guts, a rare thing for the Giants today. He kicks the goal with no problem. (Q2 13:31)
McCreery marks a Ginnivan pass just inside true CHF, he runs in right and shoots right. (Q2 15:31)
Bedford set up Lloyd to run to 20m in front but the kick slams into the right goalpost, disappointingly. (Q2 16:56)
Brown passes to Callaghan just inside the 50m paint on the flank, the Giants try to handball the crumb to a free player but Coniglio’s snap from 20m is touched for a point. (Q2 18:20)
O’Halloran gets a set shot 40m out on the flank, which flies across the face. (Q2 20:21)
Hoskin-Elliott roves a Mihocek contest and tries an unlikely roller from the boundary 20m out, it’s narrow. (Q2 24:36)
Crisp gives to Nick Daicos who was involved twice in a rebound up the guts but the kid misses his easiest kick of the night from 20m in front. (Q3 1:15)
Perryman toes a crumb at a stoppage on the HFF inside 50 for O’Halloran who turns and snaps from 40m on a slight angle for a nice goal. (Q3 3:39)
Ash runs from the back pocket but Green fumbles his fired handball, Hoskin-Elliott goes to Josh Daicos who snaps the goal from 30m. (Q3 7:50)
Ash marks 40m out in front, he owes them one and he repays it with a nice set shot. (Q3 10:22)
Buckley is pinged for contact on Mihocek in a marking contest 30m out on the flank, Checkers converts with seeming ease. (Q3 12:30)
Hogan marks a Himmelberg long ball up the flank to 20m in front of Murphy, he also kicks straight. (Q3 14:40)
Elliott misses on the run from half forward with a few options in front of him. (Q3 17:51)
After a non-free call for Bobby Hill ducking into a tackle, McCreery roves and runs into the open goal to turn boos into cheers from the ferocious Collingwood faithful. (Q3 20:10)
Adams hits the post with a long set shot. (Q3 23:57)
Elliott marks 40m out in the corridor after Whitfield turns the ball over by foot to Adams on the rebound, he kicks truly. (Q3 24:11)
Cox comes back with the flight to mark a long centring ball by McCreery over Haynes at the hotspot, he misses. (Q3 29:41)
Peatling passes to Cadman 40m out on a slight angle to mark over Murphy on the end of a flowing rebound. The first pick misses and cops some bronxies from the Pie fans. (Q4 1:39)
Ginnivan has had a quiet night after an early knock but he skids through a long snap to an empty square to bring the faithful to life. (Q4 2:50)
Cox used height and strong dukes to mark an Elliott kick to the top of the square despite a strong spoil by Idun. He caps off a BOG performance with his second goal. (Q4 5:48)
Josh Daicos wins a loose footy on the HFF and passes to Ginnivan 40m out on a slight angle, who misses. (Q4 9:07)
Hill misses from near the hotspot. (Q4 9:08)
McCreery intercepts Haynes at half forward and strolls into the open goal. A champagne footy goal if ever there was one. (Q4 14:10)
Coniglio misses a snap from the HFF. (Q4 17:34)
Kelly kicks a junk time goal from 45m on a slight angle after an uncontested mark from an Angwin pass. (Q4 19:14)
Hoskin-Elliott accepts a feed from Hill for some more junk. (Q4 24:45)
Elliott converts a set shot from 40m near the boundary. (Q4 27:34)

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