AFL

Gold Coast
11.14.80
Collingwood
10.15.75
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Match Tracker

Gold Coast
Collingwood
Q1
2.2.14
4.3.27

    Gold Coast Events

  • 3 mins - Goal, T.Lynch
  • 10 mins - Behind, C.Dixon
  • 15 mins - Behind, K.Kolodjashnij
  • 17 mins - Goal, C.Dixon

    Gold Coast and Collingwood Events

  • 7 mins - Goal, C.Young
  • 8 mins - Rushed Behind
  • 11 mins - Goal, S.Sidebottom
  • 14 mins - Behind, T.Cloke
  • 19 mins - Goal, T.Cloke
  • 22 mins - Behind, T.Cloke
  • 24 mins - Goal, C.Young
Q2
5.3.33
6.8.44

    Gold Coast Events

  • 3 mins - Goal, A.Hall
  • 15 mins - Behind, S.Day
  • 18 mins - Goal, C.Dixon
  • 29 mins - Goal, S.Day

    Gold Coast and Collingwood Events

  • 2 mins - Goal, T.Cloke
  • 7 mins - Goal, T.Goldsack
  • 20 mins - Rushed Behind
  • 21 mins - Behind, C.Young
  • 22 mins - Behind, J.Witts
  • 23 mins - Behind, C.Young
  • 27 mins - Behind, T.Cloke
Q3
8.7.55
6.13.49

    Gold Coast Events

  • 1 mins - Goal, S.Day
  • 4 mins - Behind, T.Lynch
  • 5 mins - Goal, T.Lynch
  • 6 mins - Behind, A.Hall
  • 8 mins - Behind, A.Hall
  • 17 mins - Rushed Behind
  • 24 mins - Goal, H.Bennell

    Gold Coast and Collingwood Events

  • 10 mins - Rushed Behind
  • 14 mins - Behind, C.Young
  • 18 mins - Behind, D.Swan
  • 20 mins - Behind, D.Swan
  • 26 mins - Behind, D.Beams
Q4
11.14.80
10.15.75

    Gold Coast Events

  • 3 mins - Behind, A.Sexton
  • 7 mins - Goal, S.Day
  • 11 mins - Behind, H.Bennell
  • 12 mins - Goal, D.Prestia
  • 14 mins - Behind, T.Lynch
  • 18 mins - Rushed Behind
  • 19 mins - Behind, H.Bennell
  • 24 mins - Goal, S.Day
  • 28 mins - Behind, T.Lynch
  • 32 mins - Rushed Behind

    Gold Coast and Collingwood Events

  • 1 mins - Goal, J.Thomas
  • 5 mins - Rushed Behind
  • 17 mins - Goal, P.Seedsman
  • 22 mins - Goal, B.Kennedy
  • 25 mins - Goal, B.Kennedy
  • 29 mins - Behind, D.Beams

Scorers

Gold Coast
Collingwood
Goal Scorers Gold Coast Collingwood
Goals and Behinds Day (4.1), Lynch (2.3), Dixon (2.1), Bennell (1.2), Hall (1.2), Prestia (1.0), Kolodjashnij (0.1), Sexton (0.1) Cloke (2.3), Young (2.3), Kennedy (2.0), Goldsack (1.0), Seedsman (1.0), Sidebottom (1.0), Thomas (1.0), Beams (0.2), Swan (0.2), Witts (0.1)

Team Statistics

Gold Coast
Collingwood

Statistics

Gold Coast Collingwood
Goals 11 10
Behinds 14 15
Scoring shots 24 25
Goals/scoring shots 46 40
Disposals 378 332
Gold CoastGoal Scorers
Players D K M H CP T FF FA HO CL
G.Ablett 19 15 1 4 5 4 1 2 0 3
H.Bennell 26 12 8 14 7 1 0 1 0 5
G.Broughton 22 11 7 11 4 3 1 1 0 0
S.Day 13 10 8 3 6 1 3 0 4 1
C.Dixon 5 4 3 1 4 0 1 1 0 0
A.Hall 11 9 4 2 5 3 0 1 0 1
J.Harbrow 26 15 3 11 5 0 0 1 0 4
K.Kolodjashnij 19 13 6 6 4 1 0 1 0 0
S.Lemmens 11 4 2 7 2 6 0 2 0 0
J.Lonergan 13 5 3 8 5 2 0 0 0 4
T.Lynch 21 12 6 9 14 1 1 0 0 0
J.Martin 10 6 4 4 2 1 0 2 0 0
S.May 18 12 7 6 8 3 1 2 0 0
T.McKenzie 18 13 4 5 4 2 0 1 0 1
J.O'Meara 25 16 8 9 10 6 2 0 0 3
D.Prestia 19 10 2 9 7 4 1 0 0 3
M.Rischitelli 21 6 2 15 9 3 0 0 0 0
A.Sexton 5 5 3 0 1 2 0 0 0 0
Z.Smith 12 3 0 9 8 2 0 2 14 2
D.Stanley 26 12 6 14 10 2 1 2 0 4
D.Swallow 31 15 7 16 11 3 1 0 5 8
R.Thompson 7 4 5 3 3 2 0 0 0 0
CollingwoodGoal Scorers
Players D K M H CP T FF FA HO CL
T.Adams 18 12 4 6 5 2 2 0 0 2
D.Beams 25 11 4 14 14 3 1 1 0 10
J.Blair 13 6 6 7 8 2 1 1 0 1
T.Cloke 17 11 8 6 5 1 1 1 0 0
S.Dwyer 9 5 3 4 3 0 0 0 0 1
J.Frost 9 7 3 2 1 1 0 2 0 0
T.Goldsack 7 4 3 3 2 1 1 2 0 0
B.Grundy 7 3 1 4 5 3 1 0 10 2
L.Keeffe 17 11 7 6 4 0 0 1 0 0
B.Kennedy 18 13 3 5 8 3 0 0 0 2
T.Langdon 12 9 5 3 2 2 0 0 0 0
H.Lumumba 14 9 2 5 7 3 1 1 0 1
B.Macaffer 14 7 1 7 5 3 2 1 0 0
S.Pendlebury 25 12 3 13 12 9 3 0 1 3
P.Seedsman 16 8 5 8 2 3 0 0 0 0
S.Sidebottom 26 16 7 10 7 1 0 0 0 0
D.Swan 19 14 7 5 8 1 3 0 0 1
J.Thomas 10 4 1 6 7 1 0 0 0 2
A.Toovey 8 3 0 5 4 3 0 2 0 2
M.Williams 19 10 3 9 6 1 1 0 0 0
J.Witts 12 7 1 5 8 3 1 0 33 2
C.Young 17 12 8 5 2 3 1 1 0 1

Match Details

Gold Coast
Collingwood
START TIME
4:40PM
WEATHER
Mostly sunny
VENUE
Metricon Stadium
Umpires
Ben Ryan, Mathew Nicholls, Jacob Mollison

Suns lose Ablett but defeat Collingwood

GOLD COAST 2.2 5.3 8.7 11.14 (80) COLLINGWOOD 4.3 6.8 6.13 10.15 (75)
Goals: Gold Coast: S Day 4 C Dixon 2 T Lynch 2 A Hall D Prestia H Bennell. Collingwood: B Kennedy 2 C Young 2 T Cloke 2 J Thomas P Seedsman S Sidebottom T Goldsack.
Best: Gold Coast Suns: Swallow, Day, O'Meara, Lynch, Bennell.May. Collingwood: Pendlebury, Beams, Sidebottom, Kennedy, Goldsack, Witts.
Injuries: Gold Coast: C Dixon (calf) G Ablett (shoulder) S Lemmens (concussion) T McKenzie (hamstring).
Umpires: Ben Ryan, Jacob Mollison, Mathew Nicholls.
Official Crowd: 24,032 at Metricon Stadium.

It happened in the ninth minute of the third quarter: Gold Coast Suns defender Kade Kolodjashnij popped the ball up a little too high for Gary Ablett's comfort. Ablett's shadow, Brent Macaffer, closed to make the spoil, then tackled Ablett into the turf. The distress on Ablett's face was immediate.

The champion was straight down the race, his shoulder dislocated - the first serious injury Ablett has sustained in his time at the Suns, and one that will surely test his young team's mettle in the weeks ahead like never before.

But Brownlow medal markets, and the results of Ablett's scans on Monday, would have to wait. In the meantime, the Suns still had a game to win: a match they'd managed to claw their way back into, in no small way due to Ablett, who'd begun to climb on top of Macaffer

Collingwood, having established a handy lead, was kicking itself out of a contest it should have already had in its keeping. From the moment Tyson Goldsack sent through a long bomb seven minutes into the second quarter, the Pies couldn't hit the side of a barn: they had 10 behinds in a row.

The longer it went, the more Collingwood's delivery inside 50 disintegrated, and the more the Suns, after a terrible start, gained in belief. They'd just hit the front, courtesy of a wonderful piece of evasive play by prodigy Jack Martin, who delivered the ball to Tom Lynch on a plate.

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But they were running out of men. Charlie Dixon, who'd dominated Lachie Keeffe, was already wearing the red vest with a sore calf. By early in the last quarter, Trent McKenzie was gone for weeks with a torn hamstring. Sean Lemmens had a gash spouting blood over his eye and was off with concussion.

Less than half way through the last quarter, the word went out to the Suns: there were literally no men left to rotate. The final tally was 105 to 78.

No matter the ultimate cost, you really couldn't talk up a Suns victory more after that, the home side raising its intensity to destroy the shell-shocked Magpies. Their best win? Don't even ask. And what to say of Collingwood, unable to overrun its crippled opponents? Perhaps that's best left to coach Nathan Buckley.

There were heroes, and villains too. Sam Day's fourth goal, in the 25th minute, gave the Suns a 10-point break. Day had been on the verge of being dropped, but the Suns' three-pronged tall forward line is a hard one to counter, and even though young Ben Kennedy replied immediately for the Pies, it was enough to get the job done.

And then there was Clinton Young, who dropped a sitter in front of goal 15 metres in the clear. Had he marked and kicked truly, the Magpies would have been in front, and likely held on. Young, whose kicking had been a weapon early in the match, had lost his mojo entirely; despite being a solid contributor, he will long rue this game.

David Swallow was a prime mover for the Suns, a bull at the clearances and a leader in Ablett's absence with 31 possessions. Jaeger O'Meara again showed poise beyond his years. The Magpies just couldn't call on that depth of leadership, despite Scott Pendlebury again being among their best. Dane Swan was particularly poor.

Really, they should have buried the game long earlier. After an early goal to Tom Lynch, Young had bobbed up with two goals, the second a trademark shot from beyond 50. Cloke, meanwhile, was getting so much of the ball (nine possessions in the first quarter alone) that Steven May had to be replaced by Rory Thompson.

Between them, Cloke and Young could have finished the Suns off by half time, until afflictions, both familiar and bizarre, struck.

First, Cloke managed to poke himself in the eye while trying to gather a bouncing ball. Then he did the same to his team, spraying two simple shots on his return. Young also missed twice, and a paltry return of two goals followed by 10 behinds - in a row - simply begged to be punished after the Magpies had spent far longer in attack.

Forget the Magpies being just a game from top spot ahead of the match. They are pretenders. Their final eight spot is not even assured. The Suns? They will suffer for this victory, and everyone will be sweating on the result of Ablett's scans. But this was a win for the ages.