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VFL Magpies fly into finals

Collingwood will play in its first VFL finals series in three years after holding off Werribee by seven points in a thrilling final round encounter at Victoria Park on Saturday.

The first half was an arm-wrestle but the floodgates opened dramatically in the second half. Collingwood kicked eight goals in the third quarter to open up a 38-point advantage at the final change but the Tigers charged home with eight goals of their own in the final quarter only to fall seven points short.

Collingwoodfc.com.au covered Saturday's match with a live chat from 11am. Recap the match in the module below.

Collingwood       2.4     4.4     12.7     15.8 (98)
Werribee             2.3     2.8     5.11     13.13 (91)

Goals - Collingwood: Paine 2, Boland 2, Corr 2, Martin 2, Collopy 2, Mooney 2, Allan, S.Williams, Hudson
Werribee: Brown 3, Moore 2, McKinley 2, Warren 2, Gysberts, Harper, O'Shea, Castello

Best - Collingwood: Russell, Krakouer, Oxley, S.Williams, Collopy, Kelly
Werribee: Moore, Clouston, Currie, McGenniss, Sodomaco, Brown



Statistics

Disposals - Collingwood: Broomhead 27, Krakouer 26, Russell 22, Oxley 18, Collopy 17, Yagmoor 17

Marks - Collingwood: Allan 8, Broomhead 7, Frost 7, Jolly 6, Paine 6

Hitouts - Collingwood: Jolly 21, Hudson 8, Witts 5

Clearances - Collingwood: Hellier 5, Krakouer 5, Broomhead 4, Hudson 4

Inside 50s - Collingwood: Broomhead 5, Mooney 5, Gray 4, Paine 4, Allan 3, Hellier 3, Krakouer 3, Martin 3, S.Williams 3

Rebound 50s - Collingwood: Russell 8, Krakouer 4, Oxley 4, Yagmoor 4, Broomhead 3, Frost 3

Collingwood v Werribee
VFL Round 18
Saturday 24 August
Victoria Park, 11am

Collingwood
B:
Ben Richmond, Jackson Heagney-Steart, Peter Yagmoor
HB: Jack Frost, Jackson Ramsay, Jordan Russell
C: Jake Kelly*, Cathal Corr, Caolan Mooney
HF: Adam Oxley, Sam Williams, Tim Broomhead
F: Jackson Paine, Jarrod Witts, Ben Hudson
Foll: Darren Jolly, Kyle Martin, Andrew Krakouer
Int: Tim Allan, Matthew Boland, Nick Gray, Jack Hellier, Jordan Collopy

*Jake Kelly (Oakleigh Chargers U18) was the 23rd man this week. Jake is the son of 1990 premiership champion Craig.

View Collingwood's VFL playing list here.