Any question about De Goey’s significance to Collingwood was put to mattress on Monday. Actively playing his first activity considering the fact that spherical 7, he kicked 4 plans, handed a further off and missed a few a lot more in a dominant and transformative display screen.
At a single point, as his facet retreated out of their forward 50 to maintain possession underneath Gold Coast’s strain, De Goey successfully reported “things this” and resolved to collect the ball and kick it ahead off two actions. It sailed by the objectives from 50 metres out.
The 24-year-previous has the chutzpah and the means to do these types of a thing – that is consider a hazard when other players justifiably may not have.
Cox wasn’t beaten in a marking contest, gave superior relief to Brodie Grundy in the ruck and kicked two excellent objectives. The first was a set shot from the boundary soon after an ‘Inspector Gadget’ prolonged-arm mark, the next right after having a assured bounce and kicking a objective on the run.
Adam Treloar’s return was also critical. He hadn’t played given that round 10 and his capacity to split strains in the midfield and then penetrate with extended, deep kicks took stress off his fellow midfielders.
The Pies’ patchy and unconvincing kind by way of the middle of the time is substantially easier to excuse when you look at them with Treloar and De Goey in the facet.
As at any time the defensive trio of Darcy Moore, Brayden Maynard and Jack Crisp had been superb in the experience of recurring attacks. Maynard experienced two horror short kick-ins that led to two Suns targets but he manufactured up for it with his prolonged kicking and really hard assault on the ball.
SUNS Incredibly hot EARLY
Gold Coastline strike the Pies’ engine space hard from commencing, profitable the clearances 11 to four in the to start with quarter and applying major force.
So good was their dominance in this location that Scott Pendlebury – who simultaneously equalled the history for games performed for Collingwood (313) and game titles captaining the facet (161) on Monday evening – experienced no touches in the opening expression.
Gold Coastline made use of their clearance dominance to shift the ball promptly and it played into the fingers of the dangerous Alex Sexton, who gave poor Isaac Quaynor a hard evening.
He kicked 3 plans in the to start with phrase but the Pies rallied when trailing by 13 points. They ended up affected individual, kicking backwards and switching the ball right up until the ideal possibility opened up and slice the margin to five points at quarter-time, then took a one particular-aim lead into the key crack.
Collingwood clawed again the clearance deficit, Gold Coast’s tension dropped and Collingwood started going the ball substantially too quickly in the 2nd time period.
From there, on a dewy night time, the Pies ended up equipped to get sufficient durations of cleanse ball use to get the get and punch their finals ticket.
COLLINGWOOD 2.2 4.5 7.5 10.8 (68)
GOLD Coastline 3.1 3.5 5.6 6.10 (46)
Collingwood: De Goey 4, Cox 2, Crisp, Brown, Mihocek, Hoskin-Elliott.
Gold Coast: Sexton 3, King, Corbett, Swallow.
Collingwood: De Goey, Treloar, Crisp, Moore, Cox, Daicos.
Gold Coastline: Sexton, Weller, Greenwood, Anderson, Powell.
Gold Coastline: Sean Lemmens (corked leg).
Fisher, Margetts, Brown.
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Anthony is a sports reporter at The Age.