AFL Round 18 – Collingwood Vs Hawthorn

I didn’t really hold out much hope for this game. Geelong and Hawthorn and the front-runners of the competition. However, you never know which Coollingwood team will show up. Unfortunately it was the lesser one tonight. the annoying thing is that we were down and then got back within 10 points before the hawks kicked on to beat us by nine goals.

After being half a game out of the top four, we’ll be lucky to finish in the finals hunt. Our only fortune is that brisbane keep losing as well…

Match Results

Friday (n), August 1, 2008
MCG, 7.40pm AEST; crowd: 58,307
Conditions:  Fair to good, after earlier showers; dew
Weather: 10C, cold
  1/4 time 1/2 time 3/4 time Final
COL 1.2.8 3.8-26 6.13-49 8.14-62
HAW 6.3-39 (31) 8.8-56 (30) 12.11-83 (34) 17.14-116 (54)
Goals: Hawthorn: Lance Franklin 8.6, Jarryd Roughead 4, Chance Bateman, Stuart Dew, Stephen Gilham, Brad Sewell, Mark Williams. Collingwood: Scott Pendlebury 2, Heath Shaw 2, John Anthony, Leon Davis, Alan Didak, Paul Medhurst.
Best: Hawthorn: Lance Franklin, Sam Mitchell, Luke Hodge, Chance Bateman, Xavier Ellis, Trent Croad. Collingwood: Heath Shaw, Dane Swan, Scott Pendlebury, Harry O’Brien.
Umpires: Mathew James, Scott McLaren, Scott Jeffery.

Match Comments

  • the Hawks burst away with 6.3-39 in Q1, their best opener for the season
  • LANCE FRANKLIN’s 8.6 was the best goal effort by a Hawk against Collingwood since PAUL HUDSON booted 9.1 in 1991-R10 at Waverley
  • The Hawks more than doubled the Magpies for handball receives, which showed how much more willing they were to run, and smashed their opposition in the clearances 13-3.
  • no other new match records were noted in the 147th meeting which brought Hawthorn’s 54th win, Collingwood have had 93 – the pair have never drawn …
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