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Saturday, 10 August 2019

Review drama mars Collingwood win


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An overturned Brody Mihocek goal has dominated the headlines out of Saturday afternoon's AFL action, as Collingwood remained in the hunt for a top-four AFL finish, consigning Melbourne to more misery with a 17-point defeat at the MCG.

The controversy occurred after the Collingwood forward kicked true, only for Melbourne's Angus Brayshaw to complain instantly, believing he had made contact with the ball with his hand.

Live on Fox Footy, the decision was sent for review, where the audience saw not Mihocek's kick, but an entirely different sequence of play. Eventually, the goal was overturned, with the AFL later clarifying that whilst they showed the wrong footage live, they had reviewed the correct play behind the scenes, and that Brayshaw did indeed get a touch.

However, upon second and third looks, the footage to the naked eye still seemed inconclusive.

After a season of hell for the review system, this does little to end the conjecture around its accuracy.

https://twitter.com/CollingwoodFC/status/1160072680709558273

Earlier, Midfield leaders Scott Pendlebury and Steele Sidebottom were the key architects of Saturday's 10.10 (70) to 7.11 (53) victory, which lifted the Magpies to fourth on the ladder.

Pendlebury finished with 23 disposals and two goals, Sidebottom gathered 28 touches and Mihocek booted four majors for Melbourne.

The Demons kicked the last four goals of the game but it was too little, too late.

Melbourne fans were again left tearing their hair out after another lacklustre, turnover-laden performance by last year's preliminary finalists.

Adding to the Demons' woes, Steven May suffered another hamstring injury on return from a fortnight on the sidelines.

The key defender, playing his eighth game for the season, landed awkwardly in a fourth-quarter marking contest and limped off clutching his left hamstring.

Collingwood also went a man down late in the game when Josh Daicos (concussion) was ruled out.

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Simon Goodwin's men have managed just five wins this season - all against teams in the bottom half of the table - and their latest capitulation reinforced just how far they have fallen, despite now having most key players back from injury.

With Mason Cox (torn retina) having been ruled out for the rest of the season, the Pies swung Jordan Roughead to a ruck-forward role.

But Mihocek stood tall as the key man up forward, comfortably outmatching Demons opponent Jake Lever.

Neither side looked to have turned up during a scrappy first term in which the first goal, courtesy of Melbourne's Harrison Petty, arrived at the 25-minute mark.

The class of Christian Petracca and the Dees' forward pressure gave them the edge early but from the moment Pendlebury finally opened Collingwood's account nine minutes into the second term, Melbourne were left for dead.

Pendlebury's classy finish in traffic was the first of four straight Collingwood majors, all stemming from Melbourne turnovers.

The Demons' problems were manifold and often self-inflicted, beginning with the acres of space bizarrely afforded to Magpies playmaker Sidebottom - a player whose vision and creativity has long made him a target for opposition taggers.

Sidebottom's vision and creativity has long made him a target for opposition taggers but he was given free rein and repeatedly made the Demons pay.

An overturned Brody Mihocek goal has dominated the headlines out of Saturday afternoon's AFL action, as Collingwood remained in the hunt for a top-four AFL finish, consigning Melbourne to more misery with a 17-point defeat at the MCG.

The controversy occurred after the Collingwood forward kicked true, only for Melbourne's Angus Brayshaw to complain instantly, believing he had made contact with the ball with his hand.

Live on Fox Footy, the decision was sent for review, where the audience saw not Mihocek's kick, but an entirely different sequence of play. Eventually, the goal was overturned, with the AFL later clarifying that whilst they showed the wrong footage live, they had reviewed the correct play behind the scenes, and that Brayshaw did indeed get a touch.

However, upon second and third looks, the footage to the naked eye still seemed inconclusive.

After a season of hell for the review system, this does little to end the conjecture around its accuracy.

https://twitter.com/CollingwoodFC/status/1160072680709558273

Earlier, Midfield leaders Scott Pendlebury and Steele Sidebottom were the key architects of Saturday's 10.10 (70) to 7.11 (53) victory, which lifted the Magpies to fourth on the ladder.

Pendlebury finished with 23 disposals and two goals, Sidebottom gathered 28 touches and Mihocek booted four majors for Melbourne.

The Demons kicked the last four goals of the game but it was too little, too late.

Melbourne fans were again left tearing their hair out after another lacklustre, turnover-laden performance by last year's preliminary finalists.

Adding to the Demons' woes, Steven May suffered another hamstring injury on return from a fortnight on the sidelines.

The key defender, playing his eighth game for the season, landed awkwardly in a fourth-quarter marking contest and limped off clutching his left hamstring.

Collingwood also went a man down late in the game when Josh Daicos (concussion) was ruled out.

https://twitter.com/AFL/status/1160072201124474880?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw%7Ctwcamp%5Etweetembed%7Ctwterm%5E1160072201124474880&ref_url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.news.com.au%2Fsport%2Fafl%2Fafl-saturday-dees-v-pies-port-v-swans-lions-v-suns-dons-v-dogs-cats-v-north%2Flive-coverage%2F43e40895b6d6cbb57472647e4e89f6aa

Simon Goodwin's men have managed just five wins this season - all against teams in the bottom half of the table - and their latest capitulation reinforced just how far they have fallen, despite now having most key players back from injury.

With Mason Cox (torn retina) having been ruled out for the rest of the season, the Pies swung Jordan Roughead to a ruck-forward role.

But Mihocek stood tall as the key man up forward, comfortably outmatching Demons opponent Jake Lever.

Neither side looked to have turned up during a scrappy first term in which the first goal, courtesy of Melbourne's Harrison Petty, arrived at the 25-minute mark.

The class of Christian Petracca and the Dees' forward pressure gave them the edge early but from the moment Pendlebury finally opened Collingwood's account nine minutes into the second term, Melbourne were left for dead.

Pendlebury's classy finish in traffic was the first of four straight Collingwood majors, all stemming from Melbourne turnovers.

The Demons' problems were manifold and often self-inflicted, beginning with the acres of space bizarrely afforded to Magpies playmaker Sidebottom - a player whose vision and creativity has long made him a target for opposition taggers.

Sidebottom's vision and creativity has long made him a target for opposition taggers but he was given free rein and repeatedly made the Demons pay.

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