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VFL Player Review: Round 18

'He might have found his niche' Lulie Street - From Lulie Street - Join Collingwood VFL President Marcus Wagner and Development Coach Anthony Rocca as the panel look back on round 18 of the VFL home and away season.
Tom Phillips led all Collingwood possession getters in the VFL Magpies 68-point victory over Coburg at the Holden Centre.

12 senior players and 11 VFL-listers combined as Collingwood defeated Coburg by 68 points in the VFL on Saturday.

It was a day in which the more experienced heads of the VFL Magpies stood up with impressive performances at the Holden Centre.

Premiership veterans Tyson Goldsack and Alan Toovey were named the team’s best players, while fellow 2010 survivor Brent Macaffer kicked three goals.

Adam Oxley and Corey Gault also kicked three each, while Jordan De Goey, Matthew Goodyear and Tom Phillips all chipped in with two of their own.

View a complete review of each VFL Magpie in the article below. All statistics are courtesy of Champion Data.

ROUND 18
Collingwood v Coburg
Saturday 6 August, 1pm
Holden Centre

Collingwood     3.4     10.7     15.13     19.18     (132)
Coburg              2.1     4.2       6.3        10.4        (64)

GOALS
Collingwood: Macaffer 3, Oxley 3, Gault 3, De Goey 2, Goodyear 2, Moloney 2, Phillips, Golds, Collopy, Smith
Coburg: Saad 3, Tarczon 2, Ronke, Fox, Featherstone, Goodwin

BEST
Collingwood: Goldsack, Toovey, Smith, Gault, Oxley, Phillips
Coburg: Allan, Ronke, Gregory, Uysal, Kovacevic, Iacobaccio

THE BEST

6. Tyson Goldsack
Statistics: 19 kicks, 8 marks, 8 handballs, 27 disposals, 0 clearances, 2 inside 50s, 2 rebound 50s, 3 tackles
Notes: Goldsack played a stand-out game against Coburg at the Holden Centre on Saturday afternoon. “Goldy was in fantastic form,” development coach Anthony Rocca said on Collingwood Media’s ‘From Lulie Street’. “He’s playing some good footy and he’s done it consistently over the past few weeks.” 27 disposals is a season high for Goldsack as the performance marked his fourth time in the best players this season. AFL selecti0n now looms for the experienced swingman.



Tyson Goldsack fires off a handball as a Coburg defender closely follows.



34. Alan Toovey
Statistics: 14 kicks, 9 marks, 3 handballs, 17 disposals, 0 clearances, 3 inside 50s, 1 rebound 50, 2 tackles
Notes: Toovey probably would have been considered one of Collingwood’s best players for his own individual game at the Holden Centre on Saturday afternoon. However his defensive performance on one of Coburg’s most dangerous forwards made the game even more impressive. Toovey lined up on former Saint Ahmed Saad and kept him relatively quiet for the majority of the game. Saad kicked three late goals when the game was done and dusted, but Toovey would arguably take the points for a convincing defensive performance.

67. Matthew Smith

Statistics: 8 kicks, 5 marks, 11 handballs, 19 disposals, 3 clearances, 2 inside 50s, 1 rebound 50, 5 tackles, 1 goal
Notes: Solid game from one of Collingwood’s stand-out VFL recruit in 2016. Smith ventured further into the midfield than recent weeks and was rewarded with a 19-disposal game. His speed and ability to carry the ball and break the lines created energy and opportunity for the VFL Magpies as they established a strong lead over the visiting Lions. Smith this week will look to consolidate on the strong form against former side Port Melbourne.



Matthew Smith had 19 disposals as he combined midfield time with his role up forward.

44. Corey Gault
Statistics: 10 kicks, 8 marks, 7 handballs, 17 disposals, 1 clearance, 1 inside 50, 0 rebound 50s, 1 tackle, 3 goals
Notes: Interested onlookers of the VFL Magpies will tell you that Corey Gault has been threatening a breakout game for a number of weeks now. The West Australian achieved something of the sort with a fine 17-disposal, eight mark game against Coburg. Even when he doesn’t hang on to his marks, the tall forward provides a centrepiece for Collingwood’s small forwards to run onto. However the Holden Centre he starred in his own right, taking a team-high five contested marks and booting three goals.

43. Adam Oxley
Statistics: 12 kicks, 11 marks, 6 handballs, 18 disposals, 2 clearances, 3 inside 50s, 0 rebound 50s, 3 tackles, 3 goals
Notes: Just as he did at Victoria Park against Geelong, Oxley started forward against Coburg and immediately looked threatening. The results of the new role came not long after as the Queenslander marked everything in sight and kicked three impressive goals. Oxley said post game that despite “feeling lost” at times, he enjoyed his role up forward. VFL President Marcus Wagner added on Lulie Street that the versatile left-footer “may have found his niche” in front of goal.



Adam Oxley kicks one of his three goals against Coburg.

21. Tom Phillips
Statistics: 22 kicks, 8 marks, 9 handballs, 31 disposals, 2 clearances, 3 inside 50s, 3 rebound 50s, 6 tackles, 1 goal
Notes: While Phillips hasn’t been add to his season (and career) tally of three AFL games in recent times, he’s been building on some strong VFL form. A natural ball-winner, the first-year player was Collingwood’s leading possession getter in a 68-point win over Coburg. Playing through the midfield and up forward, he had 31 touches at 71 per cent disposal efficiency. A team-high six tackles were added as Phillips also took eight marks to complete a convincing performance.

WATCH - Take in the first quarter of Collingwood's VFL victory over Coburg.

THE REST

2. Jordan De Goey
Statistics: 18 kicks, 7 marks, 9 handballs, 27 disposals, 9 clearances, 6 inside 50s, 2 rebound 50s, 5 tackles, 2 goals

3. Brent Macaffer
Statistics: 17 kicks, 8 marks, 4 handballs, 21 disposals, 2 clearances, 4 inside 50s, 0 rebound 50s, 2 tackles, 3 goals

15. Jarrod Witts
Statistics: 12 kicks, 8 marks, 11 handballs, 23 disposals, 5 clearances, 4 inside 50s, 0 rebound 50s, 1 tackle, 22 hit-outs

27. Matthew Goodyear
Statistics: 11 kicks, 5 marks, 13 handballs, 24 disposals, 2 clearances, 3 inside 50s, 0 rebound 50s, 4 tackles, 2 goals



Matthew Goodyear in action against the Lions.


41. Tim Golds
Statistics: 7 kicks, 1 mark, 8 handballs, 15 disposals, 1 clearance, 2 inside 50s, 2 rebound 50s, 1 tackle, 1 goal

45. Jack Frost
Statistics: 8 kicks, 7 marks, 3 handballs, 11 disposals, 0 clearances, 0 inside 50s, 4 rebound 50s, 3 tackles

47. Darrean Wyatt
Statistics: 7 kicks, 4 marks, 11 handballs, 18 disposals, 0 clearances, 0 inside 50s, 0 rebound 50s, 2 tackles

VIDEO - Watch the second term as Collingwood kicks seven goals to two against Coburg.


54. Jordan Collopy
Statistics: 4 kicks, 0 marks, 7 handballs, 11 disposals, 1 clearance, 2 inside 50s, 0 rebound 50s, 3 tackles, 1 goal

55. Ryan Pendlebury
Statistics: 14 kicks, 9 marks, 10 handballs, 24 disposals, 0 clearances, 3 inside 50s, 1 rebound 50s, 3 tackles

58. Ben Moloney
Statistics: 16 kicks, 7 marks, 9 handballs, 25 disposals, 4 clearances, 3 inside 50s, 1 rebound 50, 4 tackles, 2 goals



Ben Moloney executes one of his 16 kicks against Coburg.

59. Callum Matheson
Statistics: 7 kicks, 2 marks, 9 handballs, 16 disposals, 0 clearances, 1 inside 50, 0 rebound 50s, 3 tackles

60. Jordan Kelly
Statistics: 14 kicks, 8 marks, 9 handballs, 23 disposals, 0 clearances, 3 inside 50s, 1 rebound 50, 3 tackles

WATCH - Recap the third term between Collingwood and Coburg at the Holden Centre.


61. Nick Gray
Statistics: 14 kicks, 5 marks, 13 handballs, 27 disposals, 4 clearances, 8 inside 50s, 2 rebound 50s, 0 tackles

63. Gus Borthwick
Statistics: 12 kicks, 5 marks, 11 handballs, 23 disposals, 1 clearance, 4 inside 50s, 1 rebound 50s, 6 tackles

65. Lachlan Howe
Statistics: 7 kicks, 5 marks, 4 handballs, 11 disposals, 1 clearance, 2 inside 50s, 0 rebound 50s, 1 tackle

VIDEO - Watch the conclusion of round 18 as the VFL Magpies search to win ten games in a row.


66. Dale Hinkley
Statistics: 11 kicks, 8 marks, 12 handballs, 23 disposals, 1 clearance, 2 inside 50s, 1 rebound 50, 0 tackles

68. Lachlan Tardrew
Statistics: 16 kicks, 10 marks, 10 handballs, 26 disposals, 0 clearances, 2 inside 50s, 4 rebound 50s, 1 tackles



Gus Borthwick, Nick Gray and Cal Matheson celebrate the VFL Magpies' 10th consecutive victory.