Daicos impresses in the midfield
Josh Daicos continues to impress in his midfield role off the back of last week’s performance against Essendon. Daicos was the standout midfielder on Saturday with 27 disposals and an awesome goal that go the Pies within 4 points late in the 3rd quarter.
Daicos had poise and finesse around the stoppages, his 4 clearances were clean while he did a great job in and under feeding it out to the likes of Scott Pendlebury and Steele Sidebottom.
The debutant can hold his head high after a strong performance in his first game. His intent was obvious early, happy to take on the big Gold Coast bodies in tackles. His run up and down the wing was rewarded with some nice intercepting possessions that helped the Pies extract the ball from defensive 50.
Poulter’s 15 disposals for the day should be enough to maintain his spot in the senior side as he continues to gain experience at the highest level.
For the 6th time this season, Collingwood’s opposition have out-marked the Pies by an unfathomable amount. It’s becoming extremely prevalent that teams are able to control the football on the outside of the contest too easy against the Pies and it’s something that will need to improve if the Pies want to remain in games of footy for 4 quarters.
Gold Coast had 146 marks on Saturday afternoon, 28 more than their season average and 48 more than Collingwood.
You’re not going to win games of footy when you kick 12 behinds and only 5 goals. Regardless of the pressure put on the ball by the Suns, missed chances inevitably hurt the Pies.
Darcy Cameron had 2 behinds, Brown missed running in on goal, Darcy Moore should’ve slotted his set shot, and Jordan De Goey had a chance to keep the Pies in it early in the final term but he couldn’t execute.
A stark looking scoreboard for the Pies, as the Suns had less scoring shots as them yet ran away with a convincing victory.
Brody Mihocek is a workhorse and his performance on Saturday afternoon was undeniably strong. In a forward line that was not particularly potent, Mihocek had a career high 24 disposals to go with an equal career high 4 goals.
His work around the ground, pushing up to the wing to help connect the backline with the forwards was outstanding. 12 marks, many of them under the heat of a Suns defender, Mihocek was Collingwood’s best for the afternoon.