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Match Report

Pies surge late

By Travis King Exclusive to AFL Bigpond Network June 4, 2017 2:43 PM

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Connor Blakely collected 26 disposals on Sunday afternoon.

Collingwood has defied a host of mid-game injuries to breathe life into its finals ambitions with a gutsy 20-point victory over Fremantle at Domain Stadium. 

Despite dominating large swathes of Sunday's clash, the Magpies needed to stave off another determined fightback by the never-say-die Freo Dockers to clinch their third-straight victory, 15.15 (105) to 12.13 (85). 

Fremantle were within striking distance of another come-from-behind victory trailing by 13 points at the final change and leveled the scores after quick-thinking snaps by Hayden Crozier and Shane Kersten. 

However, Adam Treloar answered with a superb running goal for Collingwood, and when Bradley Hill missed a sitter from 15m out the wind was out of Freo's sails.

Fremantle responded to last week's loss to Adelaide with an improved effort but their vaunted engine room was overpowered without Aaron Sandilands. 

Fremantle's ruckman was a late withdrawal pre-match and in-form Pies big man Brodie Grundy provided silver-service to the Magpies' star-studded onball brigade.

Collingwood dominated the opening half, but the Pies were inaccurate in front of goal.

Despite beating Fremantle around clearances (23-16) and inside 50s (29-15), the visitors couldn’t take full toll.

The Freo Dockers ramped up their pressure to start the second term and quick goals to Ed Langdon and Brady Grey – who toe-poked from the goalline after a fumble – saw the home side snatch a two-point advantage.

But Pendlebury stepped up to kick-start a run of four unanswered majors as the Pies broke away to a game-high 22-point lead. 

The Pies skipper was in the play again moments later when Bradley Hill burned him off and bounced through the goal of the day to keep the Freo Dockers in touch only 16 points down at the long break.

Freo closed to within 13 points at three-quarter time – inspired by skipper Nat Fyfe's bullocking around stoppages – and threatened another comeback victory when they drew level early in the last quarter. 

But the best efforts of Fyfe (24 disposals, one goal), Connor Blakely (26), and Lachie Neale (22, one goal) couldn't haul Freo over the line as coach Ross Lyon – now the longest-serving Dockers mentor – suffered another loss in a milestone game. 

"I thought they made us pay for some poor stoppage work early," Lyon said.

"I thought we were a bit helter-skelter with our ball use - a lack of composure - but that improved after half-time.

"We were pretty effective when we got it forward. 

"Clearly the critical piece was turning it over (back of centre), which hadn't been an issue all year but it's raised its ugly head the last two weeks."

MEDICAL ROOM
Fremantle: Aaron Sandilands will be monitored again this week after failing to overcome a sore hamstring.

Collingwood: Daniel Wells will miss matches after straining his calf, while Collingwood will be sweating on the fitness of Jamie Elliott (ankle), Tyson Goldsack (shoulder) and Levi Greenwood (corked quad).

NEXT UP
The Freo Dockers have a six-day break and face a trip to face the Brisbane Lions at the Gabba, while Collingwood heads back to the MCG for a Queen's Birthday showdown with Melbourne.

FREMANTLE           2.1     5.5     10.6    12.13 (85)                  
COLLINGWOOD      3.5    7.9     11.13   15.15 (105)           

GOALS
Fremantle: Langdon 2, Grey 2, Neale, Fyfe, B.Hill, McCarthy, Mundy, Taberner, Kersten, Crozier
Collingwood: Elliott 3, De Goey 2, Moore 2, Hoskin-Elliott 2, Phillips, Pendlebury, Greenwood, Treloar, Crocker, Howe 

BEST 
Fremantle: Walters, Blakely, Weller, Fyfe, B.Hill, Johnson
Collingwood: Treloar, Pendlebury, Sidebottom, Adams, Smith, Howe 

INJURIES 
Fremantle: Nil
Collingwood: Wells (calf), Elliott (ankle), Goldsack (shoulder) 

Reports: Nil

Umpires: Margetts, Dalgleish, Ryan, Mollison

Official crowd: 34,259 at Domain Stadium 

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Match Stats

Disposal Leaders
  • Adam Treloar
    Adam Treloar
    35
  • Collingwood
    Josh Smith
    32
  • Collingwood
    Steele Sidebottom
    32
  • Collingwood
    Scott Pendlebury
    30
  • Collingwood
    Taylor Adams
    28
Fantasy Leaders
  • Taylor Adams
    Taylor Adams
    131
  • Collingwood
    Josh Smith
    131
  • Collingwood
    Steele Sidebottom
    127
  • Collingwood
    Adam Treloar
    117
  • Collingwood
    Scott Pendlebury
    112
Scoring Leaders
  • Jamie Elliott
    Jamie Elliott
    3.0
  • Fremantle
    Brady Grey
    2.2
  • Collingwood
    Jordan De Goey
    2.2
  • Collingwood
    Darcy Moore
    2.2
  • Collingwood
    Will Hoskin-Elliott
    2.1

Match Stats

  • 321 Disposals 436
  • 71.3 Disposal Eff 75.7
  • 128 Contested Pos 135
  • 75 Marks 149
  • 17 Free Kicks 19
  • 36 Clearances 41
  • 41 Inside 50s 59
  • 44 Rebound 50s 28
  • 61 Tackles 55
  • 28 Hit-outs 42
  • 85 Interchanges 83

Breakdown

  • 2.1 (13)
    3.5 (23)
  • 5.5 (35)
    7.9 (51)
  • 10.6 (66)
    11.13 (79)
  • 12.13 (85)
    15.15 (105)

Player Stats

Fremantle

Player K H D M HO FF FA T G B AF
1Lachie Neale 11 11 22 6 0 4 0 5 1 1 104
2Nat Fyfe 7 17 24 3 0 0 0 7 1 1 99
3Connor Blakely 20 6 26 4 0 3 1 2 0 0 92
4Jonathon Griffin 8 5 13 5 26 3 3 5 0 0 89
5Lachie Weller 11 11 22 6 0 0 0 2 0 1 82
6David Mundy 8 9 17 4 0 1 0 5 1 0 81
7Bradley Hill 14 8 22 4 0 1 0 0 1 2 79
8Stephen Hill 9 8 17 5 0 0 1 5 0 0 75
9Ethan Hughes 11 6 17 6 0 0 0 2 0 0 71
10Cam McCarthy 5 4 9 3 0 0 0 5 1 1 59
11Michael Walters 11 11 22 3 0 0 3 1 0 0 59
12Cameron Sutcliffe 9 4 13 2 0 0 0 4 0 1 58
13Michael Johnson 12 3 15 3 0 1 0 1 0 0 56
14Brady Grey 6 1 7 0 0 2 5 6 2 2 45
15Joel Hamling 7 3 10 4 0 1 0 1 0 0 44
16Hayden Crozier 5 3 8 1 0 0 0 3 1 1 43
17Lee Spurr 9 4 13 3 0 0 1 0 0 0 41
18Ed Langdon 4 5 9 2 0 0 0 0 2 0 40
19Darcy Tucker 5 7 12 2 0 1 0 1 0 0 40
20Shane Kersten 3 5 8 4 0 0 0 0 1 0 37
21Luke Ryan 3 4 7 2 0 0 1 4 0 0 36
22Matt Taberner 5 3 8 3 2 0 4 2 1 0 34

Collingwood

Player K H D M HO FF FA T G B AF
1Taylor Adams 12 16 28 7 0 2 2 11 0 2 131
2Josh Smith 24 8 32 14 0 0 1 1 0 0 131
3Steele Sidebottom 21 11 32 9 0 1 1 4 0 1 127
4Adam Treloar 17 18 35 3 0 0 3 6 1 0 117
5Scott Pendlebury 12 18 30 6 0 1 0 3 1 3 112
6Levi Greenwood 16 7 23 14 0 0 0 0 1 1 111
7Jordan De Goey 10 13 23 8 0 0 0 4 2 2 110
8Brodie Grundy 8 13 21 4 39 3 3 2 0 0 103
9Tom Phillips 12 10 22 9 0 1 0 2 1 0 98
10Jamie Elliott 9 3 12 7 0 2 1 6 3 0 95
11Brayden Maynard 13 4 17 8 0 1 0 5 0 0 92
12Darcy Moore 11 1 12 9 3 2 1 3 2 2 90
13Will Hoskin-Elliott 14 4 18 8 0 0 1 1 2 1 88
14Jack Crisp 15 11 26 6 0 1 2 1 0 0 84
15Jeremy Howe 13 7 20 8 0 0 0 0 1 0 83
16Lynden Dunn 12 6 18 8 0 3 1 1 0 0 76
17Tim Broomhead 10 9 19 4 0 0 0 1 0 1 65
18Matthew Scharenberg 8 4 12 5 0 2 0 1 0 0 53
19Ben Crocker 6 3 9 4 0 0 0 0 1 1 43
20Tyson Goldsack 6 4 10 4 0 0 1 1 0 1 40
21Jackson Ramsay 3 8 11 1 0 0 0 2 0 0 36
22Daniel Wells 5 1 6 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 26

Team Lineups

Collingwood

B

  • Jeremy Howe,
  • Lynden Dunn,
  • Brayden Maynard

HB

  • Josh Smith,
  • Tyson Goldsack,
  • Jackson Ramsay

C

  • Steele Sidebottom,
  • Scott Pendlebury,
  • Levi Greenwood

HF

  • Jordan De Goey,
  • Will Hoskin-Elliott,
  • Jamie Elliott

F

  • Jack Crisp,
  • Darcy Moore,
  • Tom Phillips

Fol

  • Brodie Grundy,
  • Taylor Adams,
  • Adam Treloar

I/C

  • Daniel Wells,
  • Matthew Scharenberg,
  • Tim Broomhead,
  • Ben Crocker

No Late Change

In

  • Jackson Ramsay,
  • Ben Crocker

Out

  • Alex Fasolo (Unavailable),
  • Jarryd Blair (Omitted)

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