Jamie Elliott has kicked Collingwood into the AFL’s top-four after nailing a hard after-the-siren objective to defeat Essendon in a four-point mystery.
The celebrity ahead marked about 40 metres from the boundary, earlier than going again to flippantly slot the objective after the siren blew on the MCG on Sunday.
Elliott used to be mobbed by way of all his Magpies teammates as 72,402 lovers went ballistic.
The strange 12.8 (80) to 11.10 (76) consequence makes it 9 instantly wins for the Magpies and places them above Fremantle into fourth at the ladder.
Collingwood’s report in shut video games is bordering on ludicrous however this win used to be essentially the most unbelievable of the lot.
After flying out of the blocks with the primary six targets to steer by way of 37 issues at quarter-time, Collingwood conceded 11 of the following 13 to Essendon because the Bombers grabbed a 21-point buffer within the ultimate time period.
However the Magpies resilience once more got here to the fore, kicking the closing 4 targets of an exciting contest.
After Fremantle’s abnormal draw with Richmond on Friday evening, the Magpies leapfrog the Dockers into fourth.
The one drawback for Collingwood used to be a shoulder damage to Brayden Maynard, with the ace defender subbed out early within the closing quarter.
Collingwood dynamo Jack Ginnivan used to be once more entrance and centre after the AFL closing week issued a caution that gamers will now not be rewarded with unfastened kicks after they duck or shrug their heads in tackles
The younger ahead didn’t obtain a unfastened kick after a take on from Essendon defender Mason Redman made touch round his neck within the first quarter.
The umpire calling play-on sparked the Magpies crowd into motion, jeering tougher than they did all afternoon.
Redman used to be subbed out of the sport within the 3rd quarter after struggling interior bruising.
Nick Daicos grabbed all of the consideration closing week when he starred with 40 touches and 3 targets in Collingwood’s win over Adelaide nevertheless it used to be older brother Josh who created a buzz this time.
Josh Daicos scored one of the most targets of the season when he saved the ball in proper at the boundary line, took two bounces, earlier than snapping effectively at complete tempo.
Essendon had been one of the most disappointing groups of 2022 however they’re completing the 12 months with some promise, in spite of the agonising defeat.
The Bombers have claimed two top-eight scalps Sydney and Brisbane previously 5 weeks and with ease defeated different finals contenders St Kilda and Gold Coast.
Collingwood host Port Adelaide on the MCG subsequent Saturday as they try to win a tenth instantly recreation, whilst Essendon face lowly North Melbourne.