MATCH CENTRE
MATCH CENTRE
FINALS WEEK 1

COLLINGWOOD

V

MELBOURNE

CollingwoodCOLL WIN BY 7
9.6
60
FT
7.11
53
MCG
2023-09-07T09:20:00Z

Match Summary

Score Breakdown

  1 2 3 4
4.2
26
5.3
33
9.4
58
9.6
60
1.0
6
2.4
16
4.9
33
7.11
53

Best On Ground

Team Stats

Collingwood

Melbourne

Disposals
MATCH
319
325
345.6
2024 AVG.
1728
2024 TOTAL
2024 AVG.
2024 TOTAL
341
2024 AVG.
2046
2024 TOTAL
Contested Possessions
MATCH
139
153
133.2
2024 AVG.
666
2024 TOTAL
2024 AVG.
2024 TOTAL
131.8
2024 AVG.
791
2024 TOTAL
Kicks
MATCH
212
205
202.2
2024 AVG.
1011
2024 TOTAL
2024 AVG.
2024 TOTAL
207.7
2024 AVG.
1246
2024 TOTAL
Handballs
MATCH
107
120
143.4
2024 AVG.
717
2024 TOTAL
2024 AVG.
2024 TOTAL
133.3
2024 AVG.
800
2024 TOTAL
Frees For
MATCH
14
20
22
2024 AVG.
110
2024 TOTAL
2024 AVG.
2024 TOTAL
17.7
2024 AVG.
106
2024 TOTAL
Clearances
MATCH
40
44
35.6
2024 AVG.
178
2024 TOTAL
2024 AVG.
2024 TOTAL
36.3
2024 AVG.
218
2024 TOTAL
Centre Clearances
MATCH
7
12
13.4
2024 AVG.
67
2024 TOTAL
2024 AVG.
2024 TOTAL
11.3
2024 AVG.
68
2024 TOTAL
Stoppage Clearances
MATCH
33
32
22.2
2024 AVG.
111
2024 TOTAL
2024 AVG.
2024 TOTAL
25
2024 AVG.
150
2024 TOTAL
Inside 50
MATCH
37
69
47.8
2024 AVG.
239
2024 TOTAL
2024 AVG.
2024 TOTAL
50.3
2024 AVG.
302
2024 TOTAL
Marks
MATCH
77
68
81.8
2024 AVG.
409
2024 TOTAL
2024 AVG.
2024 TOTAL
92.3
2024 AVG.
554
2024 TOTAL
Marks Inside 50
MATCH
8
9
9.4
2024 AVG.
47
2024 TOTAL
2024 AVG.
2024 TOTAL
9.5
2024 AVG.
57
2024 TOTAL
Contested Marks
MATCH
9
15
9
2024 AVG.
45
2024 TOTAL
2024 AVG.
2024 TOTAL
10.5
2024 AVG.
63
2024 TOTAL
Tackles
MATCH
62
61
64.8
2024 AVG.
324
2024 TOTAL
2024 AVG.
2024 TOTAL
60
2024 AVG.
360
2024 TOTAL
Hit Outs
MATCH
48
33
45.8
2024 AVG.
229
2024 TOTAL
2024 AVG.
2024 TOTAL
43.5
2024 AVG.
261
2024 TOTAL

Player Stats

Collingwood

PlayerKHDMHOFFFATGB
Beau McCreery91103012401
Bobby Hill112135011431
Brayden Maynard124164002100
Brody Mihocek105156022411
Daniel McStay4374011220
Darcy Cameron71831410110
Darcy Moore124164000100
Isaac Quaynor116176010100
Jack Crisp149233001210
Jack Ginnivan3141011200
Jamie Elliott5164001302
Jeremy Howe107173000400
Jordan De Goey136190012010
Josh Daicos104144001100
Mason Cox54923421000
Nathan Murphy3363002100
Oleg Markov76135000500
Patrick Lipinski58131001300
Scott Pendlebury96151020400
Steele Sidebottom184225000600
Taylor Adams78153002400
Tom Mitchell813212010400
W. Hoskin-Elliott191205000500

Melbourne

PlayerKHDMHOFFFATGB
Alex Neal-Bullen116171020510
Angus Brayshaw1120020000
Bailey Laurie1450010200
Bayley Fritsch6174010422
Christian Petracca1316292031401
Christian Salem83112001500
Clayton Oliver21103150331000
Ed Langdon79163001101
Jack Viney128202000100
Jacob Van Rooyen4262120300
Jake Bowey154198010200
Jake Lever74113001000
Joel Smith74115000110
Judd McVee74114000100
Kade Chandler65112000000
Kysaiah Pickett103133002413
Lachie Hunter108182000100
Max Gawn17102773103300
Michael Hibberd64103020200
Steven May125174020300
Tom McDonald3471100111
Tom Sparrow104141001510
Trent Rivers111124011300

Team Line-Ups

Collingwood

Melbourne

Live Commentary

Quarter Time

Collingwood: 4.2.26
Melbourne: 1.0.6

A term full of pressure from the Magpies, who have worked tremendously on the transition. The open chapter's headline was Brayden Maynard's collision with Angus Brayshaw, which is likely to garner some scrutiny from the Match Review Officer. Brayshaw was stretchered off the field and replaced by tactical sub Bailey Laurie.

19:11 - Magpies ruckman Darcy Cameron take a mark after two attempts not far from the goal square and slots home Collingwood's fourth of the term.

16:40 - Jack Crisp slots home a long-range set shot from outside 50 on a tough angle. Collingwood lead by 14 with just over three minute left in the opening quarter.

16:00 - Collingwood hold an 8-point lead with four minutes remaining in the quarter.

15:00 - Brodie Mihocek wins a free kick 45 out on a 45-degree angle after a clumsy free kick was given away from Jake Lever. Mihocek's shot is wayward and leads to a boundary throw-in.

14:30 - Jamie Elliott can't quit get clean hands on the ball in the forward pocket, losing a good chance on goal to a turnover.

12:40 - Collingwood forward Dan McStay is understood to be undergoing a concussion test following a collision with Demon Jacob van Rooyen.

11:10 - Jamie Elliott marks from 25m out on a slight angle but puts his kick to the wrong side of the left goalpost.

9:33 - Kysaiah Pickett puts a gettable chance under pressure and up close out of bounds. Demons trail by 7 still.

8:00 - Collingwood 2.1.13 to Melbourne 1.0.6

6:00 - Jamie Elliot misses a set shot from 45m out on a difficult angle to extend Collingwood's lead to seven points.

4:09 - IT'S ALL HAPPENING! Jack Viney and Maynard have started a scuffle with play stopped as Brayshaw makes his way from the field.

4:00 - A HUGE hit on Angus Brayshaw from Brayden Maynard sees Bayley Fritsch handed a shot goal for a down-field free kick

The collision has forced Melbourne into their tactical sub change, with Bailey Laurie in and Brayshaw assisted from the field via the medi-cab.

Collingwood's Jordan De Goey was forced to the sidelines with a suspected ankle injury from the centre clearance after losing his balance.

3:20 - ANOTHER FOR HILL! The Magpies goalsneak picks up the scraps after a dropped Dan McStay mark in the pocket and slots home a second goal within a minute.

3:00 - After winning a free kick for being tackled too high, Magpies forward Bobby Hill slots home the first goal of the night from directly in front, 30 metres out.

1:45 (minutes gone) - Collingwood are applying immense pressure in their attacking half early, dominating forward 50 entries and possession.

7:20/0:00 - The 2023 finals series is underway!

7:18pm - The National Anthem and subsequent roar from the crowd has come and gone, while the COIN TOSS was won by Melbourne captain Max Gawn, with the Demons kicking to the City End of the MCG (right of screen).

Hello and welcome to Zero Hanger's live commentary of the first Qualifying Final of the 2023 AFL Finals series between Collingwood and Melbourne at the MCG.

Both clubs have confirmed their tactical subs for tonight's encounter, with Jack Ginnivan (Magpies) and Bailey Laurie (Demons) to start the game on the interchange.

All times listed are AEST. 

Preview

Ladder Position

Previous 5 Games

Collingwood

DATE OPP RESULT
25/8/23EssendonW 31 - 101
18/8/23BrisbaneL 100 - 124
11/8/23GeelongW 109 - 101
5/8/23HawthornL 105 - 73
28/7/23CarltonL 76 - 93

Melbourne

DATE OPP RESULT
27/8/23SydneyW 56 - 77
20/8/23HawthornW 87 - 60
12/8/23CarltonL 60 - 56
6/8/23North MelbourneW 71 - 103
30/7/23RichmondW 98 - 130