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Blog log from R11 of 2024: Fremantle vs Collingwood

Blog log for Fremantle vs Collingwood, R11 of 2024

Treacy gets caught high bending down for a loose footy in the pocket, plays for the free and gets it because it was there. He boots the first goal of the night. (Q1 4:13)
Switkowski jumps in front of Josh Daicos to keep an attack through the corridor going, he goes to the flank 45m out for Amiss who tugs it left and OOTF. (Q1 6:02)
Emmett hooks a snap left from half forward. (Q1 7:44)
Lipinski feeds Harrison for a grubbing goal from the hotspot after Mihocek beats Pearce for a vital link mark on members wing. (Q1 8:43)
Cox is pinged for a knee in ruck at the next bounce, Young passes to Amiss leading in front of Moore from the square to 45m in front. Nev… misses. (Q1 10:13)
Sharp soccers the next goal from the square after a crumb from a long Jackson ball falls over the back. (Q1 11:43)
Fremantle is attacking slowly and deliberately, despite some risk of turnover it works this time with a rebound around outer wing finished off by a floater by Bradshaw from 40m. (Q1 15:54)
Collingwood’s game is built on front half turnover and they force one at half forward, but Sullivan hits the post from 35m in front. (Q1 17:30)
The next Docker attack is up the guts at pace, ending with a pass to O’Meara 40m out near the boundary, who misses across the face. (Q1 18:14)
Mihocek tries to kick to grass for Hill to zip onto over the back of Walker, but the ball skids on for a behind. (Q1 19:10)
Josh Daicos receives on a switch to the centre from a stoppage on members wing, he slots the goal from true CHF under not enough pressure. (Q1 25:14)
Fyfe is pinged for a push in the back on Crisp at a ball up 10m out in the pocket, bit of a flop and the footy gods push the kick narrow. (Q1 27:41)
Freo is interrupted in its habit of kicking across half back by a free kick paid for very soft contact off the ball by Amiss on Dean, Harrison converts from 40m on a slight angle! (Qtr Time)
Ryan kicks from the back pocket to CHB for Brayshaw but Hill leaps to intercept, he doesn’t score. (Q2 2:21)
Chapman coughs the footy up at a stoppage in the back pocket, Lipinski roves and misses from 25m. (Q2 3:00)
Fremantle are almost playing like they want to give up front half turnovers, from the latest one forced by Richards on Draper, Lipinski feeds Sullivan who snaps wide from 25m. (Q2 8:36)
Mihocek has mostly been well beaten by Pearce tonight but he gets a kick to advantage by Noble to mark over him 40m out on a slight angle… and miss. (Q2 9:52)
Finally a play where some blokes are running after five minutes where nobody did, Frampton is out of position and gives away an arm chop free to Banfield 30m out for a goal. (Q2 16:12)
Switkowski adds another goal, did someone let off a cracker at the ground? Suddenly there is life! (Q2 20:34)
Switkowski reefs out a handball under a tackle after roving at the hotspot, O’Meara’s kick is an ugly tumbler but straight enough! Raining goals all of a sudden in the dry! (Q2 21:37)
Brayshaw tries his luck with a flying snap after roving in the pocket but it’s narrow from 20m. (Q2 23:09)
Josh Daicos blazes wide left off the right from 50m on a slight angle. (Q2 25:22)
Pendlebury receives from Josh Daicos outside a stoppage, baulks clear for a left foot snap but curls it to the right. (Q2 27:37)
After Maynard smothers Jackson to prevent a goal, the Pies show the Dockers how to work the ball through tight spaces with Lipinski feeding Mihocek for a hardfought goal. (Q3 2:23)
Mihocek chips in front of a lead by Cox to mark a Lipinski pass to 40m out on a slight angle for back to back goals. (Q3 5:01)
Harrison roves McCreery in the square for his third goal to put Collingwood back in front! (Q3 9:29)
Sharp roves and checksides to near side left from 35m on the flank. (Q3 14:37)
Brayshaw tries a checksides off a step from 35m on a slight angle, starts left and is supposed to curl right but swerves the other way for another point. (Q3 15:54)
Serong hits the post with a low-percentage snap on the run from 40m on the boundary with a man on his ginger. (Q3 19:09)
Harrison gives to Nick Daicos for a snap off a step from 40m on a slight angle, starts on target but fades to the right for a behind. (Q3 23:09)
Series of ball ups at the Magpie hotspot, Sullivan handball behind to Lipinski who snaps another one, four to nothing in Q3! (Q3 27:54)
All Mihocek can do with the double team is provide a contest but that’s all the small Magpie forwards need, Richards zooms onto a crumb at the hotspot for another one! (Q3 31:20)
Collingwood just keep losing players to big injuries but they kept Fremantle goalless and put on five themselves, despite running with Mihocek and five dwarves inside forward 50. (3 Qtr Time)
Nick Daicos snaps from a ball up 30m out but the ball curls into the left goalpost. (Q4 2:09)
Sullivan roves at half forward and feeds Nick Daicos for an intelligent pass to 45m on the flank for Crisp, who sails through a lovely set shot. Fremantle not good enough. (Q4 6:30)
Surge play after the next bounce for the Pies, Frampton receives from Richards but misses on the turn from the pocket 25m out. (Q4 7:55)
Schultz misses from 15m after a feed inside by Richards. (Q4 10:55)
Brayshaw receives from Emmett outside a stoppage at half forward and passes to Banfield 40m out in front, who converts. (Q4 12:10)
Fremantle have laid a great big cowpat of a game tonight, just turgid rubbish for a game plan, but they are still technically in this with the Pies severely undermanned. (Q4 12:45)
Perhaps scoreboard pressure will get the Dockers to forget the sideways kicking across half back. (Q4 13:30)
Parker kicks long to the square from CHF, Hill goes back behind Walker to take the grab next to the post, he kicks the official sealer and delivers a joyful dance! (Q4 19:30)
Banfield answers with his second goal from the HFF after the next bounce… ah but no he doesn’t, a review shows… wait hang on they bounced the ball, goal stands. (Q4 22:10)
Another very technical free kick, this one against Sullivan for not giving the footy back to the umpire for a secondary stoppage. Charity goal to Darcy. (Q4 23:35)
Fremantle are finally playing with some passion and urgency, Banfield feeds Young who screws through another one from the pocket 25m out! (Q4 28:11)
Chapman intercepts a Maynard rebound kick to outer wing and sends it back to the pocket where Pearce has gone forward, he marks 25m out and goals! Moose to the rescue! (Q4 31:11)
One point in it, 1:49 to play. Collingwood are stupendously due to lose a close one. (Q4 31:56)
More stoppages as the clock ticks past 1:30. (Q4 32:10)
Nick Daicos clears to the HFF but Hill is outnumbered, Ryan kicks up the line, Quaynor pinged for high contact, Banfield feeds Sharp who misses from 25m in the pocket! 25 seconds! (Q4 33:12)
Moore plays on from the kick in and bangs long to outer wing, Nick Daicos kicks long inside 50, Hill again outnumbered and can’t mark, ball up 45m out, 19 seconds left! (Q4 33:56)
Serong roves the ball up, another ball up, 12 seconds to go, scores level! (Q4 34:08)
Sullivan roves but his handball goes nowhere, O’Meara mops up but siren sounds, it’s another draw! (Q4 34:08)

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