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Collingwood vs Geelong

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Round: 6   Venue: M.C.G.   Date: Fri, 08-05-2015 7:50 pm   Crowd: 52,152  
Collingwood 1.3.92.6.186.9.458.11.59 C:  Nathan Buckley
Geelong 7.1.4311.4.7012.8.8015.10.100 C:  Chris Scott
  GEEL by 34GEEL by 52GEEL by 35GEEL by 41  
Weather
min temp  10.5°C      max temp  15.9°C
rainfall  0.2mm    humidity  59%    air pressure  1016.2mb
wind speed 11km/h      wind direction  NW
Brownlow Medal 3 Mitch Duncan (GEEL)2 Mark Blicavs (GEEL)1 Joel Selwood (GEEL)

Match Report

A dominant first quarter has helped Geelong to a 41-point win over second-placed Collingwood at the MCG on Friday night, lifting the Cats to a 3-3 record and within touch of the top eight. They looked liked the Cats of old in the first half, running in swarms, leaving Magpies in their wake. The Pies did get on a roll in the second half, though, at one stage in the last term getting within 23 points of Geelong before the Cats steadied to run our comfortable victors.

Collingwood opened proceedings with a rushed behind in the first minute of the match but the next 25 minutes belonged almost exclusively to Geelong. First-year player got the ball rolling with his first goal at the two-minute mark and the Cats attacked relentlessly with majors to Darcy Lang, Steven Motlop, Steve Johnson and Gregson again, before Jarryd Blair briefly interrupted the flow with a behind at the 12-minute mark. Geelong then came again, with goals to Rhys Stanley and Tom Hawkins taking the Cats out to a 41-point lead before Dane Swan finally got the Pies on the board with a goal just before the quarter-time siren.

The Magpies needed a fast start in the second quarter to give themselves a chance but sadly for them the term was a repeat of the first, albeit on a smaller scale. Geelong scored the first four goals of the quarter, to Steven Motlop, Joel Selwood and two to Mitch Clark, before skipper Scott Pendlebury closed out the half with Collingwood's only major of the second term at the 23-minute mark. At the long break, it was the Cats by a massive 52 points. 

At the beginning of the second half, the match underwent something of a transformation. Magpie Travis Cloke, goaled within the first two minutes and, although Geelong's Jordan Murdoch responded two minutes later, Collingwood was playing with renewed vigour. The Cats appeared to go into their shell and it was now the Magpies that were running in waves. The Pies kicked the remaining three goals of the quarter via Jack Crisp, Swan and Jesse White to close the gap to 35 points at the last change. Geelong was still a strong favourite but the Collingwood went into 'orange time' with a glimmer of hope.

When the final quarter began, that hope strengthened, with Cloke goaling in the first minute to cut the margin to below five goals. He had a chance to make the difference just four goals a few minutes later but missed a very easy shot from only 15 metres out. But still the Magpies came and when White kicked his second at the 14-minute mark the margin was just 23 points and the worry was visible on Cats' players, coaches and fans alike. But within the proverbial blink of an eye, Geelong switched back on and killed the contest. Having gone 45 minutes without a goal, the Cats kicked three in two minutes - to Nakia Cockatoo, Motlop and Gregson and the margin was back out to seven goals. They defended for the last few minutes of the game to run out winners by 41.

Geelong's best included Mitch Duncan (38 disposals, 12 marks), Mark Blicavs (27 possessions and six tackles) and Corey Enright (12 marks, 11 tackles), while the Magpies were well served by Scott Pendlebury (24 possessions, eight tackles), Nathan Brown in defence on Tom Hawkins and Adam Oxley (22 touches and four marks).

Despite the loss, the Magpies remain in third place with a 4-2 record. They will take on Richmond at the MCG next Sunday. Geelong meanwhile will look to make it three in a row against Sydney at Stadium Australia on Saturday night. The Cats had a horror trip to Sydney last year, losing to the Swans by 110 points at the SCG in round 11.

GOALS
Collingwood: Swan, Cloke, White 2; Pendlebury, Crisp
Geelong: Motlop, Gregson 3; Clark 2; Lang, Johnson, Stanley, Hawkins, Selwood, Murdoch, Cockatoo

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Collingwood: Brown, Pendlebury, Oxley, Swan, Grundy, Langdon
Geelong: Duncan, Blicavs, Hawkins, Taylor, Caddy, Motlop, Lonergan, Selwood

BEST - THE AGE
Collingwood: Pendlebury, Brown, Toovey, Langdon, Swan, Crisp
Geelong: Blicavs, Enright, Duncan, Gregson, Caddy, Hawkins, Thurlow

INJURIES
Collingwood: Sam Dwyer (leg)
Geelong: Josh Cowan (right hamstring)

SUBSTITUTES 
Collingwood: Sam Dwyer replaced by Tim Broomhead at half time
Geelong: Josh Cowan replaced by Nakia Cockatoo in the first quarter

UMPIRES: Fisher, Dalgleish, Stevic

TELEVISION BROADCAST: Seven Network

COMMENTATORS: Bruce McAvaney, Dennis Cometti, Cameron Ling, Wayne Carey, Matthew Richardson, Nick Maxwell 

Source

Match Report by Andrew Gigacz

Footnotes

Video sourced from YouTube, courtesy of the AFL.

Match stats

Collingwood Match Stats Career
# Player K M H D G B HO T FF FA Age Games G
13 Adams, Taylor 12 1 11 23 0 0 0 0 0 2 21y 230d 48 15
27 Armstrong, Tony 12 6 4 16 0 0 0 0 1 1 25y 221d 35 2
11 Blair, Jarryd 7 3 6 13 0 1 0 5 3 0 25y 24d 108 83
29 Broomhead, Tim 5 1 7 12 0 0 0 3 0 0 21y 47d 12 11
16 Brown, Nathan 5 5 6 11 0 0 0 2 1 0 26y 142d 99 7
32 Cloke, Travis 9 8 4 13 2 2 0 1 0 0 28y 64d 222 404
25 Crisp, Jack 12 3 6 18 1 0 1 4 2 1 21y 218d 24 15
2 Dwyer, Sam 1 0 4 5 0 0 0 1 0 0 28y 252d 38 22
5 Elliott, Jamie 11 8 3 14 0 1 0 3 1 1 22y 260d 58 78
45 Frost, Jack 3 2 1 4 0 0 0 1 1 2 23y 72d 30 0
6 Goldsack, Tyson 4 2 3 7 0 0 0 2 1 0 27y 351d 130 48
4 Grundy, Brodie 7 5 11 18 0 1 24 5 2 0 21y 23d 28 6
33 Karnezis, Patrick 12 5 6 18 0 0 0 1 0 1 23y 15d 24 26
8 Langdon, Tom 14 4 9 23 0 1 0 5 1 1 20y 333d 25 0
43 Oxley, Adam 11 3 11 22 0 0 0 4 0 1 22y 188d 8 2
10 Pendlebury, Scott 15 6 9 24 1 1 0 8 1 0 27y 121d 198 130
36 Swan, Dane 14 3 8 22 2 0 0 3 0 1 31y 72d 242 196
34 Toovey, Alan 5 3 11 16 0 0 0 7 1 0 28y 46d 137 9
18 Varcoe, Travis 9 1 9 18 0 0 0 7 0 1 27y 28d 144 133
9 White, Jesse 10 9 3 13 2 2 5 2 0 1 27y 119d 95 101
26 Williams, Marley 8 4 6 14 0 0 0 1 0 0 21y 290d 43 4
15 Witts, Jarrod 8 3 7 15 0 0 16 2 2 0 22y 237d 28 13
  Rushed   2  
  Totals 194 85 145 339 8 11 46 67 17 13 24y 285d 1776 1305
Geelong Match Stats Career
# Player K M H D G B HO T FF FA Age Games G
24 Bews, Jed 4 2 9 13 0 0 0 2 0 0 21y 145d 13 1
46 Blicavs, Mark 9 6 18 27 0 1 6 6 2 1 24y 41d 51 14
23 Caddy, Josh 10 3 17 27 0 1 1 9 1 1 22y 222d 64 43
19 Clark, Mitch 8 5 6 14 2 1 1 3 0 3 27y 201d 102 108
5 Cockatoo, Nakia 4 1 5 9 1 0 0 2 0 1 18y 197d 5 1
18 Cowan, Josh 2 1 2 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 24y 53d 4 1
22 Duncan, Mitch 16 12 22 38 0 0 0 3 3 2 23y 332d 106 91
44 Enright, Corey 18 12 11 29 0 0 0 11 0 2 33y 236d 294 62
28 Gregson, Cory 10 7 8 18 3 2 0 4 0 2 18y 246d 6 5
29 Guthrie, Cameron 10 6 8 18 0 0 0 3 0 0 22y 262d 70 12
26 Hawkins, Tom 6 3 4 10 1 1 0 2 1 1 26y 291d 152 295
20 Johnson, Steve 13 6 15 28 1 0 0 6 0 0 31y 308d 239 427
39 Kersten, Shane 3 3 4 7 0 0 0 1 0 0 22y 54d 11 11
11 Lang, Darcy 11 3 5 16 1 0 0 3 1 0 19y 168d 7 4
13 Lonergan, Tom 10 10 10 20 0 0 0 2 0 0 30y 356d 150 52
32 Motlop, Steven 21 5 5 26 3 0 0 3 0 0 24y 57d 73 96
21 Murdoch, Jordan 8 2 5 13 1 0 0 6 1 0 23y 46d 46 38
25 Rivers, Jared 13 9 2 15 0 0 0 3 1 0 30y 202d 186 18
14 Selwood, Joel 13 5 13 26 1 0 1 7 2 0 26y 347d 190 117
1 Stanley, Rhys 10 4 8 18 1 0 12 3 0 2 24y 158d 62 43
7 Taylor, Harry 12 8 7 19 0 0 0 2 1 1 28y 330d 165 40
40 Thurlow, Jackson 19 7 11 30 0 0 0 3 0 1 21y 41d 14 5
  Rushed   4  
  Totals 230 120 195 425 15 10 21 84 13 17 24y 327d 2010 1484

Footnotes

* Behinds calculated from the 1965 season on.
+ Score at the end of extra time.