RICHMOND 1.4, 2.7, 3.10, 10.12 (72)
COLLINGWOOD 4.3, 7.5, 10.10, 16.14 (110)
Richmond: Lloyd 3, Riewoldt 2, Martin, Arnot, Newman, S.Edwards, Thomas
Collingwood: Beams 3, Pendlebury 3, White 3, Swan 2, Elliott 2, Sidebottom, Blair, Ball
Richmond: Martin 29, Jackson 27, Conca 25
Collingwood: Beams 30, Swan 27, Pendlebury 24
Collingwood ultimately cruised past an error-riddled Richmond by 38 points and have now won their past seven matches against the Tigers by an average of 55 points.
The Tigers managed to boot seven goals in the final term, but don't let that fool you - they were deplorable tonight.
As good as Collingwood were, the contest was defined by Richmond's atrocious ball use.
In the first three quarters, the Tigers turned the ball over at will, made too many costly errors in defence and did themselves no favours up forward with a host of gettable shots on goal going begging.
At times the Magpies didn't have to do all that much. They just had to pounce on Richmond's customary mistakes - and there was a glut of them.
Scott Pendlebury and Dayne Beams encapsulated the gulf in class between the two sides all night.
The pair combined for 54 disposals and six goals in a supreme tandem performance.
Brent Macaffer claimed another scalp, limiting Richmond skipper Trent Cotchin to just 13 touches, Jack Frost kept Jack Riewoldt to two final-quarter junk time goals and Jesse White (three goals) was a constant threat up forward.
Dane Swan and Luke Ball were also key contributors in the midfield for Collingwood.
There wasn't much to write home about for the sloppy Tigers, but there were some standouts.
Debutant Sam Lloyd booted three goals, Dustin Martin and Daniel Jackson never gave in while David Astbury was superb in keeping Travis Cloke goalless in his 200th match.
Richmond are now 1-3 and with matches against Brisbane (away), Hawthorn and Geelong in the next three weeks, the Tigers' finals hopes could very well be done and dusted by Round 7.
Meanwhile, Nick Maxwell could find himself in hot water with the match review panel for a high hit on Cotchin.
To make matters worse for Richmond, Steve Morris leaves the ground with what appears to be an arm injury with just 80 seconds left in the match.
Q4 30 MIN, RICH 72 COLL 110
Jesse White joins Beams and Pendlebury with three goals after drilling an easy set shot from 30m in front. White has been one of Collingwood's best.
Q4 28 MIN, RICH 72 COLL 104
Luke Ball marks, goes back and bangs it home from 30m.
Q4 27 MIN, RICH 72 COLL 98
Matt Thomas converts a spectacular effort from tight on the boundary. That's seven goals for the quarter now for Richmond.
Q4 25 MIN, RICH 66 COLL 98
Beams wobbles one through for a minor score. He has been outstanding tonight.
Richmond have applied considerable cosmetic surgery to the scoreboard in this final quarter, but don't be fooled, they have been woeful tonight. Margin of 31 points is extremely flattering.
Q4 24 MIN, RICH 66 COLL 97
Jesse White hits the post after lining up from 50m out.
Lachie Keeffe leaves the ground under the blood rule with a cut above his eye.
Q4 22 MIN, RICH 66 COLL 96
Lumumba's snap under pressure goes to the left of the goal post.
Q4 19 MIN, RICH 66 COLL 95
Sidebottom rushes through a behind. Richmond enjoying the momentum now with six goals in this quarter, but they have surely left their run far too late.
Q4 19 MIN, RICH 65 COLL 95
Shane Edwards kicks one off the ground fortuitously from the forward pocket after dropping a chest mark.
Q4 18 MIN, RICH 59 COLL 95
Sam Lloyd lines up from just inside 50m on a tight angle and he kicks his third goal on debut. Well done young man.
Still 10 minutes of playing time left in this game, but you could hear a pin drop at the MCG. A lot of dead time to come.
Q4 16 MIN, RICH 53 COLL 95
Jamie Elliott kicks his second goal from a tight angle on the other side of the ground this time after outmarking Steve Morris.
Q4 14 MIN, RICH 53 COLL 89
Riewoldt slots home a magnificent effort from the boundary line 45m out. That's his second goal.
Q4 13 MIN, RICH 47 COLL 89
Chris Newman snaps truly for the Tigers, but the jam has well and truly been taken out of this game's donut. #JunkTime
Q4 11 MIN, RICH 41 COLL 89
Jamie Elliott kicks a magnificent goal. He slotted a set shot from 45m out on a very tight angle. Super effort.
Q4 10 MIN, RICH 41 COLL 83
Travis Cloke's set shot from 50m out drifts to the left. It's been a dirty night for him in his 200th game, David Astbury has well and truly won that duel.
Q4 9 MIN, RICH 41 COLL 82
Matt Arnot gets his name on the goalkickers' list. But it's too little, too late for Ricmond.
Q4 8 MIN, RICH 35 COLL 82
Sam Lloyd's shot from the boundary goes out on the full. But the debutant has provided a rare highlight for the Tigers with two goals tonight.
Q4 4 MIN, RICH 35 COLL 82
It's party time now for Collingwood. Dane Swan boots his second goal on the run from 40m out.
Q4 3 MIN, RICH 35 COLL 76
Pendlebury converts a delightful snap from 40m out. And with that action, he probably sews up the three Brownlow Medal votes.
Q4 1 MIN, RICH 35 COLL 70
Jack Riewoldt kicks his first goal of the night from a set shot 45m out after being shoved in the back by Jack Frost.
Q4 0 MIN, RICH 29 COLL 70
Dustin Martin's floating shot on goal from 48m goes through for a behind.
RICHMOND 1.4, 2.7, 3.10 (28)
COLLINGWOOD 4.3, 7.5, 10.10 (70)
Richmond: Lloyd 2, Martin
Collingwood: Beams 3, White 2, Pendlebury 2, Swan, Sidebottom, Blair
Richmond: Jackson 23, Martin 22
Collingwood: Beams 22, Pendlebury 21
It didn't get much better for Richmond that quarter.
They continue to be sloppy, error-riddled and their decision-making has been sub-standard.
Put bluntly, their ball use has been nothing short of diabolical.
More turnovers that quarter led to Collingwood goals and, in truth, the Magpies really haven't had to be at their best tonight, all they've had to do is wait for the Tigers to make their frequent and customary mistakes - and there was a glut of them.
Scott Pendlebury and Dayne Beams have encapsulated the gulf in class between the two sides.
The Magpies skipper has 21 touches and two goals to his name while Beams has been brilliant with 22 touches and three goals.
They have been pure silk on a night that has been dominated by Richmond's alarmingly bad skill level.
Q3 28 MIN, RICH 28 COLL 70
Travis Cloke can't quite grab the mark on the behind line and the ball goes through for a rushed behind.
Q3 26 MIN, RICH 28 COLL 69
Arnot's running shot on goal from close to the boundary is off line.
Q3 25 MIN, RICH 27 COLL 69
Steele Sidebottom tried to kick the ball over his head for a goal but a Richmond defender denies the Magpie the chance and rushes the ball through for a behind.
Josh Thomas subbed in to the game and Brodie Grundy is handed the red vest.
Q3 20 MIN, RICH 27 COLL 68
Jack Riewoldt misses a set shot from 35m on a slight angle. You'd really expect him to conver that. It came about luckily because Collingwood were away via Heritier Lumumba, but Riewoldt was taken high by Brodie Grundy in the shepherd.
Q3 18 MIN, RICH 26 COLL 68
Brodie Grundy's set shot from 50m out goes through for a point. It came about after he earned a free kick for being shoved out at a stoppage.
There's no coming back from here for Richmond. They trail by 41 points and their ball use has been diabolical.
Q3 16 MIN, RICH 26 COLL 67
Jarryd Blair joins the party now courtesy of yet ANOTHER Richmond turnover. Blair brilliantly converted a set shot from 50m out on an angle. This Collingwood goal occurred after Reece Conca's handball on the wing failed to hit Bachar Houli and, as has happened so often tonight, the ball got swept up field to Collingwood's forward line. Horrible stuff from the Tigers tonight.
Q3 13 MIN, RICH 26 COLL 61
Dayne Beams kicks his third goal of the night. What a player he is. The Pies midfielder slots one home from a set shot 50m out. The opportunity was set up by a super Clinton Young tackle on the the half-forward flank that led to another Richmond turnover.
Q3 12 MIN, RICH 26 COLL 55
Dustin Martin's kick to full forward is thumped through for a behind.
Richmond need consecutive goals here and build some kind of momentum.
Q3 9 MIN, RICH 25 COLL 55
Dustin Martin gets a much-needed reply for Richmond. The star Tiger slots one home from a set shot 50m out.
Q3 8 MIN, RICH 19 COLL 55
Another example of terrible Richmond defence. Pendlebury grabs the ball from a ball up in Collingwood goal square and somehow squeezes his kick past two Richmond defenders who are incapable of getting a fingernail on the ball. That really sums up Richmond's night.
Dayne Beams drops a mark 15m in front of Collingwood goal. We will now have a ball up.
Richmond clear the danger.
Jack Frost wins another one-on-one battle with Jack Riewoldt. This time he thumps the ball out of bounds on Richmond's 50m line.
Collingwood's pressure is just too much for error-riddled Richmond to handle.
Q3 5 MIN, RICH 19 COLL 49
Clint Young's shot on goal from 50m on the run misses.
Q3 1 MIN, RICH 19 COLL 48
Rushed behind for Collingwood to start off the second half.
Tyrone Vickery has been subbed out of the game due to what appears to be a quad injury. Matt Arnot into the game for Richmond for the second half.
RICHMOND 1.4, 2.7 (19)
COLLINGWOOD 4.3, 7.5 (47)
Richmond: Lloyd 2
Collingwood: Beams 2, White 2, Swan, Pendlebury, Sidebottom
Richmond: Jackson 13, Martin 12, Thomas 11, Houli 11
Collingwood: Pendlebury 17, Beams 15, Fasolo 13, Lumumba 13
The first half has been defined by Richmond's atrocious ball use.
They are turning the ball over way too much and making too many costly errors in defence.
The Tigers aren't doing themselves any favours up forward either with too many gettable shots on goal going begging.
Richmond's predicament is best summed up by the fact that a debutant has kicked their only two goals of the match so far.
But take nothing away from Collingwood, they have been far cleaner with their disposal, much more efficient going forward and that is why they lead by five goals.
Pendlebury has been fantastic with 17 touches and a goal as has Beams with 15 and two goals.
Brent Macaffer has done an outstanding tagging job on Trent Cotchin, reducing the Richmond skipper to just six possessions, and Jack Frost has kept Jack Riewoldt quiet too.
Alex Fasolo and Heritier Lumumba have been creative in defence as well.
For Richmond, David Astbury has been great on Travis Cloke, Daniel Jackson and Dustin Martin are having a dip, Bachar Houli is trying to create some run out of defence and first-gamer Lloyd has given the Richmond faithful something to cheer about too.
The Tigers are dominating the clearances (26-16) but their ball use has been so bad it has made no difference.
Meanwhile, Nick Maxwell could find himself in hot water with the match review panel for a high hit on Cotchin.
Q2 28 MIN, RICH 19 COLL 47
Jesse White pings Reece Conca for holding the ball seconds before half-time and on the siren the former Swan sprays his set shot on the full from 50m out.
Q2 25 MIN, RICH 19 COLL 47
Daniel Jackson kicks another point for Richmond.
Q2 24 MIN, RICH 18 COLL 47
That's a coach killer. Dylan Grimes drops an easy mark 40m in front of Collingwood goal, Jesse White picks up the crumbs and converts a brilliant snap on the run. It doesn't get worse than that for Richmond.
Q2 22 MIN, RICH 18 COLL 41
Tyson Goldsack lets Richmond off the hook. His set shot from 30m in front can only manage a behind. Lucky for the Tigers because poor checking from their defenders allowed Jamie Elliott to spot up Goldsack unattended.
Q2 19 MIN, RICH 18 COLL 40
The yips appear contagious. Best on ground Pendlebury sprays one out of bounds on the full from 45m.
Q2 18 MIN, RICH 18 COLL 40
Tiger woes continue in front of goal. Shaun Grigg takes the advantage and from 20m out he kicks it out on the full!!
Q2 16 MIN, RICH 18 COLL 40
After being taken high, Dustin Martin lines up from 35m on a tight angle but he misses to the right. Moments earlier Nathan Gordon dropped an overhead mark in a goalscoring position. Tigers been terrible in front of goals tonight.
Brent Macaffer giving Cotchin very close attention and the Richmond skipper is struggling badly to shake the tag. He only has five disposals.
Q2 12 MIN, RICH 17 COLL 40
Travis Cloke's set shot from a tight angle goes through for a point.
Q2 11 MIN, RICH 17 COLL 39
Debutant Simon Lloyd kicks his and Richmond's second goal. Under pressure he dribbles it through from the pocket. Great work. As George Costanza's mum would say: "GOOD FOR YOU LLOYD!!!"
Meanwhile, Pendlebury is standing out like a beacon at this stage. He already has 15 touches and eight contested possessions 10 minutes into the second term.
Without being dramatic, it appears as though around 75% of Richmond's disposal this quarter goes to the opposition. They have been atrocious.
Q2 8 MIN, RICH 11 COLL 39
Jesse White's shot on goal from 45m on a very tight angle goes out for a throw in in a dangerous position for Richmond.
Q2 5 MIN, RICH 11 COLL 39
Dayne Beams makes no mistake from 50m in front. Alarm bells now ringing for Richmond. They have to fix up their disposal or else they will have no hope of getting back into this contest.
Richmond continue to butcher the ball out of defence, this time Grimes is the culprit. Ball heads straight back into Collingwood 50 and Dayne Beams now lining up for his second goal.
Q2 2 MIN, RICH 11 COLL 33
Sidebottom snaps one from 45m out under pressure after a throw-in and it sails through for a six-pointer. Ideal start for the Pies.
Q2 0 MIN, RICH 11 COLL 27
Jack Riewoldt's set shot on goal from 50m just fades right. Bachar Houli with the score assist.
RICHMOND 1.4 (10)
COLLINGWOOD 4.3 (27)
Collingwood: Beams, Swan, Pendlebury, White
Richmond: Conca 7, Thomas 7, Jackson 7
Collingwood: Pendlebury 11, Fasolo 7, Beams 7
Collingwood got off to an absolute flyer with the first four goals of the match.
They have been led superbly by skipper Pendlebury who has already had 11 touches and a goal.
Matt Thomas has had the job on him and while the former Port Adelaide midfielder has seven disposals of his own, his primary job is to shut Pendlebury down, and he is failing to do so.
Richmond actually enjoyed the momentum for long periods of the first term, but their disposal wasn't as clean as Collingwood's.
The Tigers are going at a diabolical 41 percent efficiency while the Pies are at 56 percent.
Richmond have had more inside 50s (14-11) and clearances (12-9), but trail by 17 points.
Q1 28 MIN, RICH 10 COLL 27
Daniel Jackson's snap on goal goes out on the full with 21 seconds left in the term.
Off-the-ball free kick gives Richmond possession on their half-forward line when Dayne Beams had the ball... but the ensuing kick goes bounces off Riewoldt's chest...
Q1 24 MIN, RICH 10 COLL 27
Shane Edwards handballs to Sam Lloyd who scores his first goal with his first kick from 40m on the run. Good on the young kid! Richmond finally open their account.
Q1 21 MIN, RICH 4 COLL 27
Scott Pendlebury pulls his set shot on goal from 40m on an angle. In fairness was a pretty soft free kick awarded to him against Daniel Jackson for holding at a stoppage.
Collingwood have won their last six games against Richmond by an average of 58 points. If Richmond don't act fast, they will lose by a similar margin tonight.
Q1 19 MIN, RICH 4 COLL 26
Jesse White runs in towards 50m, baulks Troy Chaplin and kicks an absolute ripper. Great set up from Nick Maxwell.
Q1 17 MIN, RICH 4 COLL 20
Dane Swan swoops on a loose ball but can't split the big sticks from 40m out.
Richmond have the momentum at the moment, but they aren't as clean with disposal as Collingwood are - particularly Pendlebury. Tigers are now actually leading inside 50s 10-8, but trail by 15 points.
Collingwood's Luke Ball is tackled high by Tiger Daniel Jackson. Photo: Getty Images
Q1 16 MIN, RICH 4 COLL 19
Shane Edwards' shot on goal is touched off the boot before being thumped through for another rushed behind.
Brent Macaffer doing a good job so far keeping Cotching to three touches after 16 minutes.
Q1 15 MIN, RICH 3 COLL 19
Steele Sidebottom desperately rushes a behind after spilling a mark on the behind line and almost in to the line of a Richmond forward.
Q1 13 MIN, RICH 2 COLL 19
Trent Cotchin's set shot on goal from 45m out sneaks in for a point. Disappointing from the Richmond skipper and continues his poor goalkicking from last week against the Bulldogs. Cotchin was given a free kick after being taken too high by Dayne Beams
Q1 12 MIN, RICH 1 COLL 19
Jack Riewoldt's shot on goal from 50m out on tight angle gets knocked through for a rushed behind.
Pendlebury and Matt Thomas each have seven touches, but the latter losing that battle as the former has obviously been a lot more damaging with disposal
Q1 9 MIN, RICH 0 COLL 19
Scott Pendlebury kicks an easy one from 20m in front. Pies off to a flyer!
Q1 8 MIN, RICH 0 COLL 13
Swan off one step rams one home from nearly 50m out. Impressive stuff!
Q1 8 MIN, RICH 0 COLL 7
Jesse White misses an easy set shot on goal from 35m in front. He got the chane after Luke Ball carressed a beautiful pass in heavy traffic that ended up hitting White on the chest.
The incoming ball goes through the hands of Vickery and Grigg and out for a throw-in right next to Richmond's behind post
Q1 4 MIN, RICH 0 COLL 6
But Cloke's error is quickly made up for by Dayne Beams who slots a lovely snap from the pocket after a throw-in.
Oh boy, Travis Cloke drops a simple chest mark 30m out from goal and the ball goes out for a throw-in
Scrappy start to the match, possibly a by-product of how desperate both teams are of avoiding having a 1-3 record tonight.
Early match-ups: Matt Thomas goes to Pendlebury, Frost to Riewoldt, Astbury to Cloke.
Trent Cotchin has won the toss and the Tigers are kicking to the Punt Road End.
Honouring a Magpie champion. Let's give @travis32cloke a 200th to remember #gopies pic.twitter.com/DPtdyTynLH — Collingwood FC (@CollingwoodFC) April 11, 2014
The legend @kevinbartlett29 tonight's 'Coming Home Hero' being honoured now with his grandkids pic.twitter.com/7YVnYw5bT5 — Richmond (@Richmond_FC) April 11, 2014
The players are behind closed doors for their last words from @ncb_cfc. The bright lights of the @MCG await #gopies pic.twitter.com/uErwVsICCR — Collingwood FC (@CollingwoodFC) April 11, 2014
It's a big night for Travis Cloke who plays his 200th match. Cloke has had an indifferent start to the year with just two goals from three games. But he has kicked 13 in his last three matches against Richmond, including a bag of seven last year, and given the criticism he has copped this week, you get the feeling he will rise for his milestone match.
The substitutes for tonight's match are Matthew Arnot (Richmond) and Josh Thomas (Collingwood).
And just in case you missed it, the teams from Sunday's matches have been finalised. Check them out here.
Footy Fix: Pies face old foe Richmond
Rohan Connolly previews round four of the AFL season, including Collingwood's clash with Richmond at the MCG on Friday night.PT5M13S http://www.canberratimes.com.au/action/externalEmbeddedPlayer?id=d-36cyy 620 349 April 9, 2014
The Tigers' last win against the Magpies came in Round 19, 2007. Only three Tigers who were involved in that victory are playing tonight: Shane Edwards, Daniel Jackson and Chris Newman.
And recent history doesn't read well for Richmond, they have lost their last six matches against Collingwood by an average of 58 points.