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Blog log from R15 of 2023: Collingwood vs Adelaide

Blog log for Collingwood vs Adelaide, R15 of 2023

Walker catches Moore HTB 45m out on the flank and ho0oks his set shot left. (Q1 0:55)
Repeat inside 50 for Adelaide, Rachele snaps wide from a pack in the pocket 15m out. (Q1 1:46)
Murphy gives to Dawson who shanks a hurried snap OOTF from the hotspot, All Crows early in territory. (Q1 2:58)
Hoskin-Elliott volleys from a stoppage deep in defence but straight to Keays who snaps quickly and wide from 30m on a slight angle. (Q1 5:53)
Adams roves a pack at the hotspot and gives outside to Crisp who snaps across the face from his left boot. (Q1 7:21)
Josh Daicos bounces through the first goal from a snap from a stoppage 35m out on the flank after most of the early play was up Adelaide’s end. (Q1 9:08)
Dawson bustles Nick Daicos off a ground ball at CHF, Fogarty roves and feeds Sholl for a long ball to the square where Thilthorpe beats Murphy to mark and goal. (Q1 12:30)
Markov hits a Mihocek lead 40m out on a slight angle, the set shot flies wide right. (Q1 14:22)
Murphy misjudges a kick to the HFF and lets it hit grass, Walker swoops, jinks and passes to Pedlar 20m out on a slight angle who misses, disappointingly. (Q1 15:49)
After a series of turnovers on outer wing, the Pies hit the corridor with a series of handballs, Johnson slots the goal from 45m. (Q1 23:10)
Josh to Nick from a stoppage on the wing, the Daicoses combine for a pass to Elliott to mark behind Smith 35m out on the flank… who misses to the right. (Q1 27:21)
Sholl intercepts a high dump kick by Josh Daicos just inside 50m out on the flank. He has the leg but looks dubious… his kick falls on the line to be punched through by Moore. (Q2 1:56)
Dawson is pinged for a push on Maynard on the wing to start a counter attack for the Pies, Elliott roves his own contest at the hotspot and runs into the open goal. (Q2 4:46)
Nick Daicos roves at half forward and gives to Lipinski who blazes wide left on the run from just outside CHF. (Q2 6:59)
Harrison passes to the lead of Elliott to mark 45m out on the flank, Milera made him earn it but no 50. Elliott gets up gingerly and shoots… just inside the right post, goal! (Q2 8:59)
Yesterday, Fremantle beat Essendon at their own run-and-gun game. Collingwood are now beating Adelaide at their own game of exploiting midfield turnovers. (Q2 10:32)
Lipinski centres from the HFF to Adams standing on his own at the hotspot after a switch on a rebound, a strategy which has worked nicely today for the Pies. Adams kicks, review… (Q2 14:07)
Did the set shot snick the right goalpost? Nothing on Edge, it’s a major. (Q2 14:17)
The Crows finally find a target on a fat side switch through midfield, it’s Rachele running to space ahead of Quaynor 45m out on a slight angle. But he hooks the set shot left. (Q2 18:42)
Nick Daicos’ soccer kick from a stoppage on the wing releases Hill for two bounces, his pass to Elliott leads to a Johnson contest that Hill roves for the goal from 20m. (Q2 20:17)
Hinge arrives late but not particularly violently to a Mitchell mark 55m out in front, crowd roars and the umpire pays 50m to gift the goal. (Q2 23:17)
Murphy runs from the centre but kicks to the feet of Thilthorpe leading to the hotspot, he receives back but helicopter the snap off the left for a point from 35m. (Q2 24:59)
Soligo curls in a snap from 30m on the flank after the Crows force a rare repeat inside 50. (Q2 25:45)
Dawson runs from the opening bounce of Q3 and passes to Pedlar to mark 40m out on a slight angle with Howe trailing badly. Pedlar kicks truly. (Q3 0:40)
Rankine marks a Fogarty pass on the boundary 45m out in front of his man Quaynor. His set shot drops in the square, no direct score. (Q3 3:01)
Laird spoils in the centre to cause a counter attack, Rachele gets the chance after roving Fogarty 40m out in the corridor but his right-foot snap curls across the face. (Q3 4:36)
Another turnover in midfield forced by the Crows, Sholl marks within range but goes short to Rankine 30m out on a slight angle. Izak steers it through. (Q3 5:41)
Margin now under three kicks after the last three majors going to the Crows. They are all over the Magpies now. (Q3 6:11)
Cameron drifts in front of O’Brien to mark a slow kick to the flank 20m out but misses to the right, disappointingly. (Q3 8:16)
Maynard handballs to the feet of Howe under pressure in the centre as the Pies play a high defensive line, Pedlar forces a cough up and it’s Murphy who runs into the open goal. (Q3 11:53)
Laird beats Nick Daicos to intercept at half back and start another rebound through midfield, Walker marks a Dawson pass on the HFF, wheels and bangs through another one! Crom! (Q3 13:51)
Margin back to a kick on the back of a lift in work rate by all Crow players, they are swarming in numbers. (Q3 14:45)
Another Adelaide rebound started from the last line by Soligo, O’Brien marks over Hoskin-Elliot and gives off to Walker for the go-ahead goal! Crom Crom Crom! (Q3 16:16)
Fogarty marks on the lead in front of Murphy 45m out on the flank despite Noble leaping across him in front. The Fog shuts up the Magpie boo boys with another major! (Q3 18:41)
Moore takes a contested grab 55m out in front after the next bounce, he tries a pass inside 50 that doesn’t work. (Q3 19:58)
Elliott provides a dummy lead to allow Crisp to mark a Harrison centring ball to the hotspot despite two Crows nearby. Crisp shanks left, Pie fans go aww. (Q3 21:41)
Walker marks inside 50 again on the back of a rebound, he shoots from 40m on the flank for his third of the quarter… bangs it through! (Q3 22:36)
Moore intercepts a Worrell dump kick just outside true CHF, his kick lands in the square for Hinge to rush. (Q3 28:37)
Surge footy from a stoppage inside 50 for Collingwood, bodies fly everywhere but it’s Harrison who keeps his feet to run into the open goal! (Q4 1:59)
O’Brien takes a link mark on the HFF over Cameron and passes to the pocket for Walker 30m out. Tex’s drop punt is a peach, his fourth goal! (Q4 4:53)
Cameron clears from the next bounce, Cox marks strongly on his chest in front of a flat-footed Butts at the hotspot and converts. It’s a Tex-off! (Q4 6:33)
More surge footy at Collingwood tries to own the corridor, Nick Daicos snaps falling on his back in the square but it’s a shank and cleared. (Q4 8:58)
Repeat inside 50s for the Pies, Michalanney is pinged for some very slight contact off the ball on Cox 40m out on a slight angle, he goals again, Pies a point behind! (Q4 9:43)
Rankine gets a toe to the crumb from a Murphy contest on the goal line but Noble is there to touch it through, review inconclusive so umpire’s call of a behind stands. (Q4 12:18)
Both sides crowding the corridor making for bulk turnovers and massive pressure, Rankine passes to the pocket for Keays 35m out who tries a set up kick that is rushed. (Q4 14:36)
Howe spoils the latest Adelaide repeat inside 50 but Slone roves and gives to Soligo who misses on the turn from 35m. (Q4 16:59)
Ball living in the Crows forward half as Collingwood can’t punch through the defensive wall. (Q4 17:20)
The Pies finally get a rebound going in space, Hoskin-Elliott passes to Mihocek but the ump saw Nick Daicos dumped after disposal, free plus 50m, goal from 20m out. (Q4 19:39)
The replay shows it was Sloane whose slight contact was pinged, shame for such a ticky-tacky free to ruin what has been an enormously entertaining game. (Q4 20:14)
Josh Daicos runs from the next bounce after Nick is involved in the clearance, long ball to the pocket for Hoskin-Elliott who marks and goals from 15m! (Q4 20:59)
Fogarty marks on the HFF and gives to Sholl who blazes wide right from 40m. A kick the difference with six minutes to play. (Q4 23:41)
Pendlebury sets up Mitchell for a running snap from true CHF but the kick hooks right. (Q4 24:41)
Nick Daicos fends off Keays at a stoppage on the HFF and runs clear for a kick which floats deep to the pocket for Elliott to mark 15m out.. Billy shanks for no score. (Q4 26:34)
Adelaide rebounds up the guts from the last line at pace, Rankine takes the link mark, Walker is one out with Maynard at the hotspot, Maynard falls to allow Tex to waltz into goal! (Q4 27:23)
3:23 left and a point the difference. Where is Mitch McGovern when Adelaide needs him? (Q4 27:23)
Michalanney drops an intercept after the next bounce, Mihocek roves and blazes wide from 20m in the pocket. (Q4 28:36)
Repeat stoppages inside 50 for Adelaide, down a point with the clock nearing 2:00. (Q4 29:30)
Clock now 1:51 with a throw in to the pocket for the Crows. (Q4 30:51)
Fogarty roves but kicks out for another throw in, 1:42. (Q4 30:59)
Hoskin-Elliott kicks to grass on the outer wing, McHenry roves but the Pies descend and it’s a throw in, 1:18. (Q4 31:37)
Repeat ball ups on out wing, 1:01. (Q4 32:18)
Noble tackles Keays to force another stoppage on outer wing, 43 seconds. (Q4 32:34)
Ball up 70m from goal, 23 seconds. (Q4 33:18)
O’Brien chaos ball inside 50, Quaynor beats Dawson to the crumb, Pies clear, Collingwood wins by a point in a thriller! (Q4 33:36)

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