Live: Melbourne v Collingwood
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Live: Melbourne v Collingwood

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FULL TIME - Melbourne 3.10 (28) Collingwood 8.13 (61)

A defensive grind and forgettable game ends with Collingwood breaking away in the last quarter to beat Melbourne by 33 points. 

Melbourne appeared to be threatening late in the third but a gift goal for the Pies and early strike in the last quarter put the match out of reach.

As much as Melbourne were competitive, they ultimately lacked the scoring power to threaten once Collingwood opened up an arms-length lead. 

Travis Cloke booted two goals while Dayne Beams had two to go with 19 possessions. 

Clinton Young and Scott Pendlebury collected 26 possessions each, Dane Swan 25. 

Nathan Jones had 29 touches for Melbourne and Bernie Vince 25. 

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FULL TIME - MEL 3.10 (28) COLL 8.13 (61)

The Pies win by 33 points!

Q4 23.30 - MEL 3.10 (28) COLL 8.12 (60)

Clinton Young is given the freedom of the corridor and spears a pass to Goldsack. 

Goldsack misses from 40m out in front. 

Q4 22.30 - MEL 3.10 (28) COLL 8.11 (59)

Three minutes to go. We're in junk time now. 

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Q4 17.30 - MEL 3.10 (28) COLL 8.11 (59)

Collingwood go end-to-end from the kick-in...Cloke marks!

Cloke kicks a set shot goal. 

Keeping Melbourne to such a low score could mean a handy percentage boost for the Pies as they try to bridge the gap to Sydney and Hawthorn. 

Q4 16.00 - MEL 3.10 (28) COLL 7.11 (53)

Melbourne showing a bit more dare. A string of short passes ends with Viney 40m out on a 45-degree angle. 

Viney shanks it...it lands in the forward pocket and Collingwood are happy to rush a behind. 

Q4 13.45 - MEL 3.9 (27) COLL 7.11 (53) 

Cloke marks 52m out on the lead. 

He thinks he's within range. 

Cloke goes for the set shot...just falls on the line and is off hands for a behind. 

Q4 10.45 - MEL 3.9 (27) COLL 7.10 (52) 

High free kick against Jetta as he tried to spoil Elliott. 

Elliott gets a set shot 35m out on a 45-degree angle. 

Elliott goals! 

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Q4 7.45 - MEL 3.9 (27) COLL 6.10 (46) 

Pederson marks 48m out on a slight angle. 

He's going with a set shot. 

Can't get the journey and it's off hands for a point. 


Q4 6.30 - MEL 3.8 (26) COLL 6.10 (46) 

Watts breaks into forward 50m with a running bounce. 

He lines up from 35m...and puts it across the face. 

A bad miss!