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Blog log from R23 of 2023: Collingwood vs Brisbane

Blog log for Collingwood vs Brisbane, R23 of 2023

Neale sends an early repeat inside 50 kick towards Cameron 20m out, crumb falls over the back for Ah Chee to pounce on for the first goal of the night. (Q1 1:16)
Mitchell sharks Starcevich at half forward, handball ends with Mihocek whose bouncing snap from 35m nicks the inside of the post on review. (Q1 4:23)
Coleman dithers at half back on a slow rebound but chooses wisely with a long ball to McCarthy who goes quick and long for Daniher to mark in front of Murphy 20m and goal. (Q1 9:46)
Noble and Ah Chee arrive at an errant pass across half forward by Adams at the same time, Noble wins the loose footy, spins out and snaps a fine goal from 45m! (Q1 12:16)
Elliott smothers Starcevich in the pocket, Daicos receives on the inside for the goal from 20m. (Q1 13:52)
McCreery roves at half forward after the next bounce and pokes a pass wide to Ginnivan 45m out on a slight angle, who delivers a nice set shot for a Collingwood lead. (Q1 15:40)
Cameron roves a long ball to McCarthy at the hotspot that falls to the pocket for his first goal in classic crumbing style. (Q1 17:31)
McCluggage bursts through traffic to win a loose ball at half forward, swerves over the paint and misses from 45m on a slight angle. (Q1 20:03)
Bailey sails through his first goal from the HFF after sharking a Murphy handball and sprinting forward of a pack. (Q1 21:52)
Cameron marks a Daicos pass over McInerney at the hotspot and steers through the set shot with no problem. (Q1 22:47)
Bailey is pinged for encroachment to bring Pendlebury to 40m in the corridor, but the footy gods push the set shot left as it was extremely red hot. (Q1 24:57)
Ah Chee is favoured by a loose ball that pings out of a contest between Maynard and Cameron on the HFF, he curls in a lovely finish from 40m on a slight angle. (Q1 26:52)
A real contrast of styles in this game, Pies playing a contested style with untidy surges their aim, Lions are using their feet to score cleanly on the outside. (Q1 29:17)
McCluggage baulks clear of Mitchell on the HFF and centres, Ah Chee roves the bouncing footy and delivers a lovely inside handball to Rayner who does the rest from the hotspot. (Q1 32:43)
Cameron gets his second goal inside the first minute in Q2 after rising in front of Quaynor to clunk a long centre clearance kick by Zorko to 20m. (Q2 1:46)
Adams gathers a bouncing ball on the HFF and has McCreery over the back but misses him with an errant kick, goes for a behind from 45m. (Q2 4:57)
Daicos leaves a set shot narrow from the boundary 40m out. (Q2 8:32)
Robertson bombs long to a big pack at the hotspot with his jumper in tatters after Maynard tore it apart, Daniher keeps his feet to rove and snap over his shoulder for his second. (Q2 9:35)
McStay beats Payne to mark a McCreery kick to the hotspot, too much leg rope on that play. Plus a 50m penalty for encroachment to ensure the goal. (Q2 14:53)
McCluggage roves in the pocket, baulks past two and feeds Rayner who slams through another one for Brisbane! The Lions are chasing top two hard. (Q2 20:01)
Elliott has the sit for a long Sidebottom ball to 20m on a slight angle, he takes a nice contested grab and kicks truly. (Q2 23:08)
Rayner roves a Cameron contest and tries a left-foot Daicos special from the boundary 20m out, but can’t roll it past the near left goalpost. (Q2 27:46)
Noble passes to Mihocek at true CHF who shoots just before the HT siren… starts right and stays there. (Q2 28:52)
Hipwood marks a Dunkley centre clearance well in front of Murphy, just to the left of true CHF following the first bounce of Q3. His set shot is a peach. (Q3 0:32)
Robertson goes back with the flight to provide a crumb against Quaynor’s contest, Cameron roves and snaps around the corer for his third from 30m. (Q3 4:32)
Zorko is pinged for a throw deep in defence, Elliott it was with the pressure to win the free which he converts from only 5m out. (Q3 6:22)
McStay rises in front of Payne to clunk a long centre clearance by Pendlebury in the pocket 20m out, his set shot flirts with the near left goalpost but it’s good. (Q3 7:57)
Payne has quietly had a poor night and he is beaten by Howe who juggles a Pendlebury speculator to the top of the square for another one for the Magpies. (Q3 9:57)
Pendlebury again with the pass inside 50 on the end of a surge up the corridor from half back, short one to Howe 45m out on a slight angle, he boots back to back majors! (Q3 12:02)
McCluggage roves a Cameron contest in the pocket and restores Brisbane’s momentum with a goal assist give to Bailey. (Q3 14:10)
Robertson intercepts Frampton on the HFF and gives to Berry who baulks and shoots across the face from 40m. (Q3 15:43)
McCarthy strokes through a dead straight set shot from 40m on the flank, Lions settled now. (Q3 16:46)
Lyons wobbles a right-foot snap across the face from a stoppage 25m out in the pocket. (Q3 18:50)
After Murphy gets smashed putting his body on the line on members wing, Mihocek to Lipinski to Adams deep in the pocket 25m out who misses. (Q3 21:30)
Wilmot gives away a contact free on Mihocek at true CHB, Checkers has the worst moustache in the AFL but he roosts a huge set shot for an important goal! (Q3 24:03)
Maynard whinges at the ump on the mark after Hipwood marks 45m out on the flank, ump having none of it but no penalty, Hipwood saunters in and kicks the goal anyway! (Q3 26:18)
Mihocek marks an errant kick by Pendlebury on the boundary 20m out but his screwing set shot is narrow. (Q3 30:28)
Charlie Cameron’s touch at half back starts a rebound, McInerney marks 40m out near the boundary and misses. (Q3 31:43)
McStay bombs long to Mihocek one out with Payne, the Lion gets done yet again with a contested grab just before 3QT, Checkers goals. (Q3 33:58)
Charlie Cameron marks a McCluggage long ball up the guts near the hotspot in front of Quaynor for his fourth goal. (Q4 1:53)
Payne dives in the square to touch through a long Daicos snap. (Q4 3:25)
After Noble is pinged for a softish hold on Lyons on outer wing, Hipwood gets behind a slow Maynard to rove and bounce his way into the open goal. (Q4 5:43)
Mihocek marks in front of Andrews at true CHF, his set shot lands on the goal line for Payne to tap through again. (Q4 6:23)
Crisp turns the ball over on outer wing, Lyons passes to Dunkley in the pocket 30m out who misses with a screwing set shot off the right. (Q4 7:48)
Coleman intercepts on outer wing over Ginnivan and goes to Daniher in much the same spot, Joe’s drop punt is a peach. Lions just about home now. (Q4 9:01)
Bailey misses a set shot from 35m on a slight angle. (Q4 10:25)
Fletcher roves a Rayner contest, baulks off his right and seals the deal with a goal from 20m. That has been coming for a while, Pies out on their feet. (Q4 14:44)
Cox marks 40m out in front for what must be now a junk time goal. (Q4 18:50)
Elliott takes a contested grab in front of Wilmot from an Adams pass to 40m on the flank but misses. (Q4 21:03)
Coleman caps off a very useful night with a set shot goal from 50m on a slight angle, goal assist pass by Rayner. (Q4 23:54)
Elliott roves and goals from the pocket 25m out, no excitement from the players. (Q4 25:16)
Daniher marks a wobbler by Lyons after the next bounce to 50m on a slight angle. Joe chews his cud and takes his sweet time, then roosts it wide right. (Q4 26:43)
Mitchell feeds Pendlebury for a lovely finish off the left from 45m on a slight angle, he’s getting votes. (Q4 30:07)

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