The Sunday Mail (Queensland)

Giants smash dull Pies


A DIRECTIONL­ESS and dull Collingwoo­d was embarrasse­d by an injury-plagued GWS at the MCG last night.

The Pies entered the game as raging favourites after a spate of injuries to the Giants left them without much of their seasoned talent and Collingwoo­d enjoyed an extra three-day break.

Stand-in skipper Toby

Greene, who kicked five goals, tore the game apart early as Collingwoo­d continued to struggle.

The Pies’ lack of creativity and use of the corridor was a concern as they penned themselves into the wide expanses of the MCG.

GIANTS 14.6 (90) d MAGPIES 9.6 (60) – Goals: Giants: Greene 5, Finlayson 4, Kelly 2, Hill, Riccardi, Himmelberg. Magpies: De Goey 2, Hoskin-Elliott 2, Mihocek,

Madgen, Daicos, McCreery, Thomas.

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