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Blog log from R22 of 2023: Collingwood vs Geelong

Blog log for Collingwood vs Geelong, R22 of 2023

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Close roves a long speculator to the pocket and gives inside to Jeremy Cameron who snaps the first goal of the night from 25m! (Q1 2:08)
Jeremy Cameron gets a holding free on Maynard going for a ground ball 45m out, bit soft to put it mildly, footy gods push the set shot wide right. (Q1 3:51)
Elliott runs free to CHF after a turnover by Smith but he blazes wide right under not much pressure. (Q1 8:01)
Mihocek juggles, fumbles, drops but is paid a mark from a clearance kick to 50m on the flank, his set shot falls in the square for Bruhn to eventually rush. (Q1 9:32)
Adams and Guthrie chases an errant snap from the HFF that lands on the behind line and bounces backwards, Ratugolea blocks Mihocek but Adams gets to the crumb for the goal. (Q1 11:01)
Howe marks in the pocket 25m out but shoots across the face. (Q1 12:31)
Three Cats have run hard forward and can raffle a long Miers ball over the back of the high Collingwood defensive line, Stengle pulls out the winning ticket for the goal. (Q1 15:57)
Bruhn to Dangerfield for the next clearance, Close eventually marks 40m out on the flank and steers through his first goal. (Q1 17:02)
Again it was Miers with the goal assist pass inside 50, what a happy knack to have. (Q1 18:02)
Miers is scanning the field and finding teammates in spots that Darcy Moore is ignoring. Very clean, no mess. (Q1 18:51)
Close marks again untouched 40m out on the flank, this time on the other side from a Rohan pass, but this set shot is hooked left. (Q1 19:33)
Mihocek marks in much the same spot as Howe’s set shot, he gets this one on line from the pocket 20m out. (Q1 21:01)
Henry juggles a long Duncan speculator from the HFF to the hotspot over Daicos, Pie fans boo lustily then the Cats faithful roar their approval at the goal. (Q1 23:44)
Jeremy Cameron snaps from behind a stoppage near the hotspot across the body, ball falls on the goal line, Frampton leaps but can’t get a hand on it in time, goal Jezza! (Q1 26:47)
Neale gives outside to Jeremy Cameron 35m out on the flank, running away from goal on the wrong side for a left-footer… but Jezza curls in a pearler for his third of the quarter! (Q1 29:32)
The Pies rebound through midfield, Hoskin-Elliott hits the lead of Howe in front of Stewart 35m out in the corridor. Stewart looks around, should have played some D. Howe goals. (Q1 32:48)
McStay marks over De Koning 40m out on the flank but just misses to the near side left. (Q2 2:24)
Elite forward pressure by McCreery and others forces a turnover, De Goey intercepts on the boundary 40m out but doesn’t score. (Q2 4:25)
Daicos gives across half forward to Maynard who misses from 40m in the corridor off a step. (Q2 4:46)
Henry is over the back to mark and gives Jeremy Cameron a Joe the Goose special for his fourth! (Q2 6:44)
Mitchell feeds Pendlebury for a classy finish off his left from a stoppage near the hotspot. (Q2 10:15)
Darcy Cameron drops an intercept mark in the back pocket, Dangerfield fumbles the crumb and gets a lucky holding free on Murphy, crowd boos, set shot is wide. (Q2 12:35)
Atkins kicks towards the hotspot from the HFF, ball clears a few and bounces for Stengle who feeds Guthrie for the goal. (Q2 15:40)
Mihocek performs a perfect Daicos special off the left boot from the boundary 25m out after receiving from Ginnivan’s hard ball get. (Q2 18:15)
Lipinski waits on the HFF then delivers a nice pass to the boundary for Mihocek 30m out, who screw through another nice finish off the right. (Q2 19:40)
The Magpies work their way through heavy traffic on outer wing, Hill has Elliott in space in the pocket, Billy steadies and slots the goal from 20m. (Q2 23:40)
Collingwood back within a point, they are climbing the stairs the hard way tonight. (Q2 23:55)
Mihocek roves a Daicos speculator to the pocket and tries a running checkside from 25m but blazes OOTF. (Q2 25:54)
De Goey runs from the first bounce of Q3 which was a bit skew-whiff, he passes to McStay just outside the hotspot who gives Collingwood an early lead. (Q3 0:55)
McStasy beats De Koning on outer wing and centres to the corridor where there are multiple free Pies, Elliott marks a Crisp pass at the hotspot for another one for the Pies. (Q3 4:05)
Daicos gets around Holmes on the HBF but his rebound kick turns over, Holmes passes to Neale 35m out on a slight angle who sprays wide right under a fusillade of hoots. (Q3 6:44)
Pendlebury starts a counter attack up members wing hugging the boundary, Howe marks behind Stewart to keep it going, Ginnivan goes from the pocket for a goal for Darcy Cameron. (Q3 8:30)
Hill hits a crumb outside CHF at full pace, ump calls play on advantage from what would have been a holding free, Bobby skids through another one! Pies are on FIYAH! (Q3 11:45)
Another centre clearance to Collingwood and it’s all downhill now, Hill passes to McCreery 45m out on a slight angle who hoofs it to the right. (Q3 13:10)
Jeremy Cameron is paid a mark from a Smith pass that looked to be OOTF, Maynard gobs off, no penalty, Jezza screws through the goal from 25m anyway! (Q3 14:55)
McCreery tumbles through the replying goal from a pack in the square following yet another centre clearance to the Magpies with Adams and Pendlebury involved. (Q3 16:30)
Dangerfield wins a HTB free on Crisp at half forward, Crisp drops him after disposal for a downfield free… Henry had marked at the hotspot anyway, he goals. (Q3 18:10)
Frampton spoils at half back and the Pies get a loose man rebound going with Daicos’ exquisite inside ball, Hill has Howe over the back of Stewart for the easy goal. (Q3 25:00)
O’Connor gets around Daicos on the mark for a repeat inside 50 kick from the HFF to the hotspot, Dangerfield leaps over Noble but can’t mark, then keeps his feet to rove and goal. (Q4 1:35)
Another Dangerfield inside 50 kick after the next bounce, Close roves and gives to Jeremy Cameron who misses from 25m in the pocket off the left. (Q4 2:51)
Neale passes to Close in the pocket 25m out, he feeds Jeremy Cameron who screws through goal number six! (Q4 3:36)
That handball to Cameron was outside the boundary, crowd boos the replay with great gusto and rightly so. Meanwhile, Cameron marks on the lead 45m out on the flank… miss. (Q4 5:10)
Stengle passes to Jeremy Cameron to mark again 45m out near the boundary despite Darcy Cameron trying to get in front of him in the hole. Jezza’s kick screws narrow right. (Q4 7:07)
Daicos cuts off a kick to half back by Smith, he sets up Ginnivan to give a Joe the Goose special to Mihocek. (Q4 9:06)
Kolodjashnij intercepts and runs to half back but coughs it up by hand under perceived pressure, McCreery passes to Elliott 40m out on a slight angle who shanks a point. (Q4 10:41)
Ratugolea drops the Tuohy kick in 40m out, Pies everywhere, McCreery snaps truly around the corner. Too many mistakes by the Cats. (Q4 11:51)
Adams grubbers a snap off a step from 35m on the flank but it skids across the face. (Q4 13:38)
Geelong have been gallant, but the Pies need just one more goal to ice it from here. (Q4 14:11)
Henry pokes a tiny pass inside to Parfitt who has a moment to sum up the situation from 20m in the pocket… and chooses to curl it OOTF. Oh dear. (Q4 15:11)
Howe misses McCreery on a fast break to the pocket but the Pie gathers and beats Holmes to centre for Mihocek 15m out, Checkers makes it checkmate with that goal. (Q4 16:36)
Jeremy Cameron gets an arm chop free on Frampton leading to 45m on the flank. Jezza’s set shot drop punts have been poor in recent weeks… short and rushed. (Q4 18:36)
Dangerfield passes to Henry deep in the pocket 20m out, desultory boos then he snaps his third goal. (Q4 19:48)
Neale marks 25m out on the flank and shoots across the face. (Q4 22:58)
Jeremy Cameron rolls through goal number seven to make it three goals the difference with 4:03 to play. (Q4 24:16)
Murphy is unlucky to be pinged for contact on Henry 35m out just before the final siren, Collingwood fans clear their throats to boo the set shot, which is a goal. (Q4 30:53)

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