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.