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Collingwood vs Essendon

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Round: 5   Venue: M.C.G.   Date: Mon, 25-04-2016 3:20 pm   Crowd: 85,082  
Collingwood 8.4.5214.6.9019.8.12222.10.142 C:  Nathan Buckley
Essendon 1.1.72.2.147.4.4611.7.73 C:  John Worsfold
  COLL by 45COLL by 76COLL by 76COLL by 69  
Weather
min temp  9.9°C      max temp  25.0°C
rainfall  0mm    humidity  35%    air pressure  1026.7mb
wind speed 17km/h      wind direction  N
Brownlow Medal 3 Steele Sidebottom (COLL)2 Scott Pendlebury (COLL)1 Adam Treloar (COLL)

Match Report

The annual ANZAC Day match between Collingwood and Essendon  was a big fizzer, with the Magpies thrashing the Bombers to the tune of 69 points in front of 85,082 fans at the MCG on Monday. The term 'ANZAC spirit' is often invoked for football matches on this day but there was little spirit of any description shown by the Dons in the first half if this match and, by the long break, Collingwood held a commanding 76-point lead. 

To their credit, the Bombers made a fist of things in the second half, matching the Magpies' score in the third quarter and actually outscoring them in the last, but the damage and long been done by then and there was little, if any, sting left in the match throughout the second half. 

The match got off to somewhat of a sensational start, with Magpie recruit Mason Cox marking and goaling with his first kick in AFL football. Cox hails from the US, where he studied engineering and played basketball at Oklahoma State University before being invited to participate in the 2014 US International Combine. His display there was enough to earn him the 211-centimetre giant a contract which culminated in his debut on Monday.

Cox's goal set the scene for a Collingwood blitz and Steele Sidebottom, Adam Oxley and Darcy Moore added majors before the Dons even hit the scoreboard. That score was a goal to Kyle Langford but it was followed by four more goals to the Pies - two more to Sidebottom and by quarter time Collingwood led 8.4 to 1.1 and the match was virtually as good as over. It didn't get much better for the Dons in the second term, the Magpies adding another six goals to one to lead by more than 12 goals at half time. 

On the back of an outstanding first-half effort, Sidebottom was awarded the ANZAC Day Medal. He finished with 33 possessions and four goals. Skipper Scott Pendlebury (35 touches and five tackles) also had a fine match, while James Kelly (29 possessions, seven marks) was excellent for the Bombers.

The Magpies second win of the year takes them up to 11th on the ladder but they can expect a much tougher match at Subiaco next Sunday when they take on the Eagles. The Bombers will look for a better performance and possibly a second win of the season against Carlton on the same day at the MCG.

GOALS
Collingwood: Sidebottom, Fasolo 4; Blair 3; Howe, Moore, Greenwood 2; Cox, Oxley, Smith, De Goey, Adams
Essendon: Grimley 2; Fantasia 2; Langford, Brown, Daniher, Stokes, Kelly, Cooney, Merrett

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Collingwood: Sidebottom, Pendlebury, Treloar, Fasolo, Reid, Adams
Essendon: Kelly, Fantasia, Hartley, Zaharakis, Goddard

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Collingwood: Sidebottom, Pendlebury, Fasolo, de Goey, Adams, Treloar
Essendon: Hartley, Kelly, Fantasia, Zaharakis, Goddard

INJURIES
Collingwood: Varcoe (hamstring)
Essendon: Nil

UMPIRES: O'Gorman, Schmitt, Jeffery

TELEVISION BROADCAST: Seven Network

COMMENTATORS: Bruce McAvaney, Dennis Cometti, Leigh Matthews, Cameron Ling, Andrew Welsh

ANZAC MEDAL: Steele Sidebottom

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 17 4 19 36 1 0 0 1 0 1 22y 218d 66 23
14 Aish, James 6 3 8 14 0 1 0 1 2 0 20y 169d 36 10
11 Blair, Jarryd 7 4 9 16 3 1 0 7 3 2 26y 11d 127 98
16 Brown, Nathan 2 2 4 6 0 0 0 1 0 0 27y 130d 119 7
46 Cox, Mason 6 3 4 10 1 1 11 3 1 0 25y 42d 1 1
25 Crisp, Jack 12 3 13 25 0 0 0 3 1 1 22y 206d 45 28
2 De Goey, Jordan 10 6 13 23 1 0 0 5 0 0 20y 41d 21 11
1 Fasolo, Alex 13 6 9 22 4 1 0 3 1 2 23y 322d 74 93
45 Frost, Jack 8 5 6 14 0 0 0 3 0 0 24y 60d 47 0
19 Greenwood, Levi 13 2 5 18 2 0 0 8 0 3 27y 66d 87 33
4 Grundy, Brodie 10 4 6 16 0 1 29 3 2 2 22y 10d 45 14
38 Howe, Jeremy 9 6 8 17 2 0 0 5 1 2 25y 301d 103 83
37 Maynard, Brayden 9 2 6 15 0 1 0 4 0 1 19y 218d 12 3
30 Moore, Darcy 6 5 4 10 2 0 2 0 0 0 20y 91d 14 14
43 Oxley, Adam 12 6 7 19 1 0 0 4 0 0 23y 176d 23 7
10 Pendlebury, Scott 15 6 20 35 0 1 0 6 2 1 28y 109d 219 143
20 Reid, Ben 8 7 8 16 0 0 0 1 0 1 26y 362d 108 37
22 Sidebottom, Steele 19 7 14 33 4 0 0 4 1 1 25y 114d 146 112
40 Smith, Josh 12 3 11 23 1 1 0 4 2 1 22y 114d 1 1
34 Toovey, Alan 4 1 11 15 0 0 0 3 0 1 29y 33d 153 9
7 Treloar, Adam 14 6 18 32 0 0 0 9 0 1 23y 47d 84 50
18 Varcoe, Travis 4 1 4 8 0 1 0 2 0 0 28y 15d 162 141
  Rushed   1  
  Totals 216 92 207 423 22 10 42 80 16 20 24y 96d 1693 918
Essendon Match Stats Career
# Player K M H D G B HO T FF FA Age Games G
12 Baguley, Mark 8 6 10 18 0 0 0 2 2 1 28y 340d 77 2
24 Bird, Craig 8 2 17 25 0 0 0 7 3 0 27y 95d 140 56
28 Brown, Mitch 8 7 5 13 1 3 0 0 0 0 25y 241d 20 13
17 Cooney, Adam 10 4 10 20 1 0 0 2 0 0 30y 208d 235 197
6 Daniher, Joe 6 6 1 7 1 1 0 1 0 1 22y 52d 53 71
49 Dea, Matt 7 6 4 11 0 0 0 0 1 0 24y 195d 36 1
15 Dempsey, Courtenay 12 4 4 16 0 1 0 2 0 2 28y 241d 120 31
13 Fantasia, Orazio 11 4 14 25 2 1 0 2 2 1 20y 224d 12 5
8 Gleeson, Martin 7 4 9 16 0 0 0 1 0 0 21y 244d 36 4
9 Goddard, Brendon 15 5 10 25 0 0 3 6 2 1 30y 341d 274 150
54 Grimley, Sam 9 6 3 12 2 0 1 3 0 0 25y 113d 4 5
42 Gwilt, James 13 4 6 19 0 0 0 2 0 3 29y 258d 142 25
36 Hartley, Michael 12 8 1 13 0 0 1 2 0 2 22y 323d 4 1
47 Kelly, James 12 7 17 29 1 0 0 3 2 0 32y 118d 278 89
30 Langford, Kyle 12 4 7 19 1 0 0 6 2 1 19y 146d 13 6
22 Leuenberger, Matthew 7 1 13 20 0 0 30 3 2 2 27y 323d 113 27
43 McDonald-Tipungwuti, Anthony 9 2 6 15 0 0 0 5 1 0 23y 3d 5 0
45 McKenna, Conor 8 4 5 13 0 0 0 3 1 0 20y 28d 4 2
7 Merrett, Zach 9 2 11 20 1 0 0 2 0 1 20y 205d 42 19
3 Parish, Darcy 7 6 13 20 0 0 0 2 0 0 18y 275d 5 1
48 Stokes, Mathew 5 4 7 12 1 1 0 5 0 0 31y 155d 194 209
11 Zaharakis, David 13 2 11 24 0 0 0 4 2 1 26y 64d 131 99
  Totals 208 98 184 392 11 7 35 63 20 16 25y 140d 1938 1013

Footnotes

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