COLLINGWOOD: 3.3, 7.6, 10.10, 16.15 (111)
FREMANTLE: 3.1, 7.2, 10.4, 13.7 (85)
Both Pebbles and Taz put in another great performance for Collingwood this week, with 6 and 0 goals respectively. Well done!
Magpies run away from Dockers 111-85
March 22, 2008
A six-goal haul to star Collingwood forward Anthony Rocca capped a 16.15 (111) to 13.7 (85) AFL win over Fremantle at the MCG. In a closely-fought match, the Magpies trailed by eight points entering time-on in the third term, before kicking the final two goals of that quarter, then the opening three of the last term to pull away…
Magpies open campaign in style
March 22, 2008
…In a decisive burst, the Pies scored the last two goals of the third quarter and the first three of the fourth to open up a match-winning 27-point break as the Dockers wilted in the warm conditions. Anthony Rocca was too big and strong for Antoni Grover, finishing with six goals for Collingwood – three in each half – in a best-afield performance. Alan Didak scored three and Leon Davis two while Dane Swan was the Magpies’ leading ball-winner with a game-high 27 touches and Chris Egan maintained the pre-season form which earned him a start with 21 possessions and nine marks…
Ray Chamberlain lived up to his mantle as the most-hated umpire in the competition, a title bestowed on him by no less than the recently-retired Darren Goldspink, by awarding two soft 50-metre penalties against Chris Egan for taking a single step over the mark then failing to retire quickly enough. The penalties brought Mundy from centre half-back to the goalsquare for a gimme six-pointer.