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VFL: Scorps sting Pies

Despite outscoring their opponents by 20 points in the second half, Collingwood was unable to overcome a strong Casey Scorpions outfit at Casey Fields on Saturday afternoon.

The Magpies trailed by more than five goals at half time but a spirited second half raised hopes of an unlikely victory. The side eventually went down by 13 points after coming within seven points early in the last term but left Casey Fields in the knowledge that it can mix it with the VFL’s best.

Recap the live coverage of the match here.

Key forward Matthew Boland was arguably best afield in the first quarter as he kicked Collingwood’s first three goals of the match at full forward. Although his influenced lessened as the match wore on and the rain began to set in, he again advanced his claims as one of the competition’s most effective key forwards.

Two of the emergencies for Monday’s Queen’s Birthday clash, Cameron Wood and Paul Seedsman, were two of Collingwood’s most important players across the four quarters. Seedsman, in particular, was a key to the Magpies’ second half revival. His composure and ability to make wise decisions with the ball in hand meant that he was a threat in the midfield as Collingwood kicked four quick goals in the third quarter.

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Rookie Daniel Farmer continued to work his way into some good form in attack where he played well alongside Jackson Paine, whose strong presence in the marking contests gave his teammates a viable target.

Young ruck duo Jarrod Witts and Jonathon Ceglar again contributed well, with Witts’ second efforts and ability to have an influence at ground level noteworthy.

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Collingwood’s VFL and AFL teams have a bye next week meaning Tarkyn Lockyer’s VFL side will search for its third win of the season against the Coburg Tigers at Mantello Holden Oval in a fortnight.

Collingwood 3.3, 4.4, 8.8, 11.11 (77)

Casey Scorpions 4.3, 9.7, 11.9, 13.12 (90)

Goals - Collingwood: Boland 3, Paine, Hahn, Farmer, Ferraro, Wood, Mooney, Witts, Seedsman

Casey Scorpions: Cook 4, Martin 4, Smith 2, Couch, McGough, Tynan

Best - Collingwood: Sundberg, Hine, Hellier, Farmer, Yagmoor, Seedsman

Casey Scorpions: Martin, Riseley, Spencer, Fieldsend, Cook, Couch

B: McNamara Cribbin Ceglar
HB: Mooney Yagmoor Riddle
C: Smith Ferraro Sundberg
HF: Stubbs Paine K.Pendlebury
F: Hartley Witts Seedsman
R: Wood Farmer Wallace
Int: Hahn Boland S.Williams Hellier Hine