Pies Pounded by Hawks

COLLINGWOOD             3.2    6.7         8.8      13.13 (91)
HAWTHORN                     5.6    9.8        17.9     21.12 (138)

Hawthorn have ruthlessly torn apart a lacklustre Collingwood to the tune of 47 points in a vital, top-four-defining clash at the MCG.

Such was the extent of the even contribution that Dane Swan, with 49 disposals – his personal best – and two goals, and Dayne Beams, with 34 and four, were two of the best players on the ground, yet Collingwood were still completely blown away.

Hawthorn’s pressure as a side was incredible, forcing turnovers and causing goals their way.

It allowed a massive contribution from a large group of players, with Jordan Lewis and Luke Breust kicking five goals each, and Jack Gunston and Jarryd Roughead with kicked three, as they overwhelmed the Pies all over the ground.

It was to the point where Hawthorn had 14 players rack up 70 or more Champion Data points in comparison to Collingwood’s six.

Lewis’ impact in the forward line was as important as anyone else on the ground, with his five goals coming from 20 disposals.

The pink-booted forward, in an initiative supporting breast cancer, also negated Heath Shaw’s impact, which impacted Collingwood going forward.

Jarryd Roughead as a forward and ruck proved his versatility: in his 151st game, he recorded 20 disposals, five clearances and three goals, a really impressive feat for a man his size.

The pressure of Cyril Rioli may have just been the most important of all of them.

While statistically it was not his best ever game, his will to do anything and everything to cause turnovers and scores in Hawthorn’s favour was huge, and his second quarter really did harm the Pies.

VOTES
3 –
Sam Mitchell (Hawthorn)
2 – Dayne Beams (Collingwood)
1 –
Jordan Lewis (Hawthorn)

GOALS
Collingwood: 
Beams 4, Swan 2, Jolly 2, Sidebottom, Dawes, Tarrant, Thomas, Cloke
Hawthorn: Lewis 5, Breust 5, Roughead 3, Gunston 3, Sewell, Murphy, Young, Puopolo, Rioli

BEST
Collingwood: 
Beams, Swan, Pendlebury, Sidebottom, Fasolo, Shaw
Hawthorn: Mitchell, Lewis, Sewell, Roughead, Breust, Rioli

INJURIES
Collingwood: 
Ben Sinclair replaced in the side by Caolan Mooney.
Hawthorn: Stephen Gilham replaced in the side by Shane Savage.

SUBSTITUTES
Collingwood:
 Nathan Brown replaced by Caolan Mooney in the third quarter
Hawthorn: Paul Puopolo replaced by Shane Savage in the final quarter.

Reports: Nil

Umpires: Margetts, Stevic, Bannister

Official crowd: 83,714 at MCG

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