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    Collingwood vs. Geelong Cats

    MCG
    AFL Home and Away May 13, 2018
    Collingwood 45, Geelong Cats 66
    Collingwood Geelong Cats
     G B Pts G B Pts
    Q1139   2416
    Q21612   4731
    Q341135   71052
    Q451545   91266

    Match result:

    Geelong have made it a Mother’s Day to remember on Sunday, after defeating a wasteful Collingwood by 20 points at the MCG.

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    Final score
    Collingwood Magpies 5.15.45
    Geelong Cats 9.12.66

    Match preview:

    It’s the 2011 Grand Final revisited, as the Collingwood Magpies play host to the Geelong Cats in a blockbuster Sunday afternoon matchup at the MCG. Join The Roar for live scores and coverage from 3:20pm (AEST).

    Both clubs come into this Sunday’s match off the back of wins the week before, though they came through different circumstances.

    Geelong played host to the GWS Giants on Friday night, and by the end of the game, they had left as 61-point victors over the early season premiership favourites.

    Collingwood, however, had a much tougher task, taking on the winless Brisbane Lions. While the Pies held a lead for a majority of the game, the Lions kept on coming, getting as close as one point in the dying minutes of the last term, but a Jaidyn Stephenson goal in the final minute put the game to bed, and rescued Collingwood from a massive upset.

    As both sides sitting on four wins apiece, with 1st and 11th on the ladder separated only by two wins, a win here means that the victors would burrow their way deeper into the top eight.

    The big news for the Cats is superstar Gary Ablett has been welcomed back into the line-up, along with Harry Taylor, Zac Smith, George Horlin-Smith and James Parsons.

    Tom Hawkins will sit out this week, after being suspended for making contact with an umpire, while Scott Selwood is out with a back complaint. Rhys Stanley (Omitted), Lachie Fogarty (Managed) and Zach Guthrie (Omitted) are also out.

    Collingwood have only made two changes, with Ben Crocker (Omitted) and Jarryd Blair (Omitted) making way for Callum Brown and Daniel Wells.

    Players to watch

    Geelong: Tim Kelly
    Tim Kelly has been a revelation for Geelong since he moved from WA, and has looked as though he has played 10 years of AFL footy, instead of one. He is an integral part of the Geelong side, and if he has a good game, it goes a long way to setting up a Geelong win.

    Collingwood: Jordan De Goey
    Since De Goey’s return to the side, he has starred for the Pies. He was strong in the Anzac Day clash, and a five-goal performance last week saw De Goey lead the Pies home. He does so again, and Collingwood take home the win.

    Prediction
    It is going to be a tight contest, with both teams so close on the ladder, but the old saying goes, you’re only as good as your last game, and while Geelong wiped the floor with last year’s preliminary finalists, Collingwood just got over the line against last year’s wooden spooners. Geelong to get up in a tight contest.

    Geelong by 16 points.

    Will Geelong welcome back the Little Master in style with two wins on the trot? Or will Collingwood break back into the top eight with an emphatic victory? Join The Roar for live scores and coverage from 3:20pm (AEST).

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    Events
    Quarter 1
    4' BEHIND - Harry Taylor (Geelong Cats)
    5' BEHIND - Chris Mayne (Collingwood)
    9' GOAL - Jackson Thurlow (Geelong Cats)
    11' BEHIND - Jordan Cunico (Geelong Cats)
    13' GOAL - George Horlin-Smith (Geelong Cats)
    15' BEHIND - Rushed (Geelong Cats)
    19' BEHIND - Daniel Wells (Collingwood)
    22' BEHIND - Esava Ratugolea (Geelong Cats)
    24' GOAL - Tom Phillips (Collingwood)
    26' BEHIND - Callum Brown (Collingwood)
    Quarter 2
    4' BEHIND - Jeremy Howe (Collingwood)
    6' BEHIND - Stewart Crameri (Geelong Cats)
    11' BEHIND - Esava Ratugolea (Geelong Cats)
    18' BEHIND - Sam Menegola (Geelong Cats)
    19' BEHIND - Rushed (Collingwood)
    24' GOAL - Stewart Crameri (Geelong Cats)
    25' GOAL - Gary Ablett (Geelong Cats)
    26' BEHIND - Rushed (Collingwood)
    Quarter 3
    3' BEHIND - Joel Selwood (Geelong Cats)
    4' BEHIND - Adam Treloar (Collingwood)
    5' GOAL - Tom Phillips (Collingwood)
    8' GOAL - Jordan De Goey (Collingwood)
    10' GOAL - Patrick Dangerfield (Geelong Cats)
    15' GOAL - Sam Menegola (Geelong Cats)
    16' BEHIND - Gary Ablett (Geelong Cats)
    17' GOAL - Sam Menegola (Geelong Cats)
    20' BEHIND - Joel Selwood (Geelong Cats)
    23' GOAL - Will Hoskin-Elliott (Collingwood)
    24' BEHIND - Adam Treloar (Collingwood)
    26' BEHIND - Rushed (Collingwood)
    27' BEHIND - Jack Crisp (Collingwood)
    31' BEHIND - Adam Treloar (Collingwood)
    Quarter 4
    2' BEHIND - Stewart Crameri (Geelong Cats)
    3' BEHIND - Daniel Wells (Collingwood)
    4' GOAL - Sam Menegola (Geelong Cats)
    5' BEHIND - Jordan De Goey (Collingwood)
    7' BEHIND - Daniel Wells (Collingwood)
    12' GOAL - Esava Ratugolea (Geelong Cats)
    13' BEHIND - Will Hoskin-Elliott (Collingwood)
    15' GOAL - Brodie Grundy (Collingwood)
    18' BEHIND - Rushed (Geelong Cats)

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    • Roar Guru

      6:34pm
      Cat said | 6:34pm | ! Report

      Not the greatest game ever played but I’ll take the 4 points happily. Good to see Harry Taylor slot straight back in. Stewart just keep getting better and better. Big Sav just keeps working and working. Tim Kelly is an out and out gun. Good to see the little master back amongst it too.

    • Roar Guru

      6:29pm
      Peter the Scribe said | 6:29pm | ! Report

      Congrats to the Cats for making the G look small but what an ugly game of footy. That was just awful. Pies injury count is getting ridiculous. What’s going on this year with injuries? GWS, Crows, Pies, Cats, Dogs…and Richmond get none.

      • Roar Guru

        6:35pm
        Cat said | 6:35pm | ! Report

        So what happened to that 30 point win you predicted? You were supposed to burn us for pace but if anyone looked slow it was the Pies.

        • Roar Guru

          6:49pm
          Peter the Scribe said | 6:49pm | ! Report

          You closed space down well Cat. Our tipping point with injury came today but I suspect with Scott reducing space and increasing congestion, you most likely would have won regardless. Increased congestion suited your bigger bodies. Still think we can get you with a full side in, just not today.

          • 7:21pm
            Kane said | 7:21pm | ! Report

            Every club gets injuries, it’s the clubs with the better depth that offset them who wins. Just a question on Collingwood and their injuries Pete. You seem to get a lot of soft tissue injuries every year so at what point does the club sit down and say “right, enough’s enough. Maybe we’re doing something wrong in our fitness department”. Because every year (or everytime you lose a game) we read that injuries are a big reason why you lost this game or have had a bad year. In saying that, it’s more the media than the club saying these things. I read somewhere a few weeks ago that they reckon the hardness of Collingwood’s training ground just might be the problem. What are your thoughts?

            • Roar Guru

              7:32pm
              Peter the Scribe said | 7:32pm | ! Report

              There’s something wrong Kane, maybe whatever is happening to the Crows is happening with us. They should definitely check the Holden centre ground as a lot of injuries have happened at training and Elliott went down there again today. Poor Elliott just can’t get his body right and we may never get to see his real talent. Moore is a worry too, lots of injuries for a young bloke.

          • Roar Guru

            7:28pm
            Cat said | 7:28pm | ! Report

            It’s not like we weren’t missing a few best 22 still. Hendo, Cockatoo, Fogarty, McCarthy, Menzel, Hawkins, Scooter, Parfitt. Geelong is the king of last changes too, lapped the field in fact. I get that in game injuriesleaving you short handed on the bench makes it hard but Pies started the game with 22 and were soundly beaten. Your only major for the first half was off a very very soft 50 gimme.

            • Roar Guru

              7:36pm
              Peter the Scribe said | 7:36pm | ! Report

              Yeah Cat, you closed space down really well by having rolling scrums, the game today was a classic case of the type of footy that is annoying fans. Trouble is, like you, if we did that today I’d take it because of the 4 points. Can’t blame the coaches, it’s the law makers who need to act.

              • Roar Guru

                7:55pm
                Cat said | 7:55pm | ! Report

                I think Scott knew Geelong without Menz and Hawk was never going to kick a big score so he wisely kept the scoring down

            • Roar Guru

              11:42am
              Peter the Scribe said | 11:42am | ! Report

              Well he outcoached Bucks. Bucks had no answer to the Geelong defensive structure. We couldn’t break through it and he negated the run of Stephenson and Murray then Phillips went down. I could see the boys trying to break through the defensive structure of the Cats but they just couldn’t. It was a solid, disciplined and defensive performance by a finals bound team.

        • Roar Guru

          6:57pm
          Peter the Scribe said | 6:57pm | ! Report

          Of course we looked slow, we were down to two on the bench most of the second half, look at the interchange numbers.

      • 10:19am
        Chris said | 10:19am | ! Report

        Time for fresh blood Peter. McLarty and and able-bodied forwards who will give us consistency and drive up front. No team can expect to win a game of football witjh only one goal to half-time. St. Kilda next week is a must win game yet new faces are in order. No use expecting the walking wounded to come up fresh.Disappointing that almost a third of the season has gone with little or no encouraging signs from the notable absentees Reid Elliott Wells etc. What’s wrong with Fasolo? Has Bucks gott he hump with him or what?

        • Roar Guru

          11:39am
          Peter the Scribe said | 11:39am | ! Report

          Fasolo needs to be given a game. Crocker has kept him out because he is a hard runner and regularly clocks up a stack of KM’s. Sometimes though, you just need someone who can kick a goal. Elliott may be done sadly, hammy gone again 6-8 weeks out and out of contract at the end of the year. Both Reid brothers are injury prone sadly. Mclarty may come in this week. If anything, I reckon we missed Maynard and Langdon. Geelong close down space and our quick handball couldn’t break through, even at the G which as a concern. Still, after round two we have gone 4-2 and lost to Richmond and Geelong. We simply have to beat the Saints and beat them well. If we lose that one, the wheels could really get wobbly.

    • 6:12pm
      Doctor Rotcod said | 6:12pm | ! Report

      The two most injury-ridden teams in the AFL kick 14.27 between them. The Pies lose Pendlebury before the game ,Moore and Phillips during it.You can’t kick 1 goal to half-time and expect to win.Mind you ,if your opponents have only kicked 4,and you trail by 19 points,you have to be a chance. Surely?

    • Roar Guru

      5:53pm
      Dylan Carmody said | 5:53pm | ! Report

      Match Report:

      Geelong have made it a Mother’s Day to remember on Sunday, after defeating a wasteful Collingwood by 20 points at the MCG

      Both sides came into this contest on the back of wins the week before, but it was a blow to the Pies before the game started, with skipper Scott Pendlebury failing to get up from an ankle injury that he suffered last week.

      Both Geelong and Collingwood went hard at the ball in the opening quarter. It was a tough contest, with goals hard to come by, until Jackson Thurlow broke the drought with a bouncing goal from 55 meters out.

      The Cats went into the main break with a slender 7 point lead, and the second quarter was no different from the first, with bodies flying at the ball, but both teams struggling to score.

      It wasn’t until the final minute before half-time that Stuart Crameri was able to quickly snap the ball out of a pack to give Geelong their first goal of the quarter, before the returning Gary Ablett kicked another only seconds later to give the Cats two on the trot, heading into the half time break with a 19 point lead.

      After a goalless second quarter, the Pies came out firing, booting two early goals to reduce the lead to seven points, but Geelong were able to slow the play, and kicked the next 3 goals to push the lead out to 17 points coming into the final break.

      The start of the last quarter was much the same as the second for Collingwood. They had plenty of opportunities, but struggled to convert, while Geelong continued to hold the Pies goalless.

      Brodie Grundy kicked their first goal halfway through the quarter, but the equation became harder as the game went on, with Collingwood needing four goals in four minutes.

      While the Magpies kept coming, Geelong’s pressure proved too much for Collingwood, with the Cats running home eventual 20 point winners.

      The best for Geelong was returning master, Gary Ablett, with 32 disposal and a goal, whilst Sam Menegola led the goalkickers with three.

      Collingwood were led by Adam Treloar with 34 touches, and Jack Crisp had 32 himself.

      There were no injuries for Geelong, but the Pies lost Darcy Moore with a hamstring injury, and Tom Phillips due to concussion.

      Geelong look to next week, where they take on a struggling Essendon outfit on Saturday afternoon at the MCG, whilst the Magpies will take on St. Kilda at Etihad Stadium.

    • Roar Rookie

      5:53pm
      Mattician6x6 said | 5:53pm | ! Report

      Well that was a unredeeming match for the impartial observer

    • Roar Guru

      5:49pm
      Dylan Carmody said | 5:49pm | ! Report

      FINAL:
      Collingwood 5.15 (45) defeated by Geelong 9.11 (65) by 20 points.

      Strong last quarter from the Cats. Kept the Pies to only one goal, and only five goals for the entire match. Their pressure was immense, they controlled the tempo of the game and strangled the Pies when they went inside 50.

      Adam Treloar led the way for Collingwood with 34 touches, but it was the Cats who were the stars, with Gary Ablett picking up 32 disposals himself, as well as a goal, whilst Sam Menegola led the goal kickers with 3.

      Thanks for joining me today, hope you all had a good Mother’s Day, and the match report will be up soon!

    • Roar Guru

      5:33pm
      Dylan Carmody said | 5:33pm | ! Report

      GOAL COLLINGWOOD

      Grundy wins the free kick, and finally, finally, Collingwood get their fifth goal of the game! Good kick, from 40 odd out, tough-ish angle,

      Collingwood 5.15 (45)
      Geelong 9.11 (65)
      Q4 10.18

    • Roar Guru

      5:33pm
      XI said | 5:33pm | ! Report

      I mean, who needs to be able to kick accurately for goal?

      • Roar Guru

        7:29pm
        Cat said | 7:29pm | ! Report

        To be fair there was a pretty fair breeze across the face of goals and Geelong pushed the Pies out wide at tight angles for most of the game.

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