The Collingwood grasp has damaged a giant document and the star Magpie apprentice ran amok in a pulsating 12-point win over the Western Bulldogs.
The ladder-leading Magpies first blunted the Bulldogs’ problem after which kicked clear within the third time period for a 13.11 (89) to 11.11 (77) win in Friday evening’s Docklands blockbuster.
As Collingwood nice Scott Pendlebury set the VFL/AFL disposals document, younger gun Nick Daicos continued his excellent season with a best-afield efficiency, highlighted by a blistering third time period.
Pendlebury’s mark in defence and quick move in the course of the third time period was an innocuous second that prompted loud applause.
It was his thirteenth disposal of the evening — fittingly, 10 minutes into the second half for the Magpies’ revered quantity 10 — and that took him to 9657 profession possessions.
That meant the previous Magpies captain broke the all-time possessions document, beforehand held by St Kilda star Robert Harvey.
There was loud applause for Pendlebury as the sport continued, with loads of followers conscious of the document earlier than an announcement arrived over the PA.
It was additionally Pendlebury’s 373rd senior match, taking him previous Adam Goodes to place him ninth on the all-time AFL video games listing.
In the meantime, Daicos torched the Bulldogs within the third time period with two objectives and 11 possessions.
The 20-year-old utility completed the sport with a team-high 29 possessions, with 15 of them contested, plus 9 clearances and 6 tackles alongside along with his two objectives.
Collingwood trailed by as a lot as 22 factors within the second time period because the sixth-placed Bulldogs took it as much as them, with a top-four berth probably on supply had they received.
However the Magpies decreased that to only one level on the essential break.
With the second-year Daicos including to his Brownlow Medal credentials, the Magpies killed off the sport with six objectives to at least one within the third time period.
Collingwood led by as a lot as 38 factors within the ultimate quarter earlier than the ‘Canines challenged once more, however they have been coming from too far again.
Magpies defender Isaac Quaynor was additionally excellent, with eight intercept marks, whereas teammate Jamie Elliott and Bulldogs pair Aaron Naughton and Cody Weightman every kicked 4 objectives.
Collingwood star Jordan De Goey made a profitable return from his three-game suspension, serving to ignite his workforce with the opening objective of the third quarter.
Magpies speedster Beau McCreery supplied one other spotlight when he tore down the wing within the second time period and managed to handball to himself earlier than organising Elliott for a objective.
Collingwood appeared barely weak on Friday evening — their main ahead Brody Mihocek and hard-nosed defender Brayden Maynard have been out via damage and the Bulldogs kicked the primary three objectives of the sport.
However the Magpies have been once more too polished as they noticed off one other problem.