Collingwood has jumped into the highest eight after taking a tense four-point victory over Hawthorn on the the MCG on Sunday, however the tight end wasn’t helped by a contentious umpiring choice at a vital second.
With simply over 10 minutes remaining within the third quarter – and with the Hawks having kicked 4 unanswered objectives to shut in on the Pies – defender Darcy Moore was penalised for contact under the knees of rookie Sam Butler in an try to rush the ball by way of for a behind.
Awarded a set shot within the goalsquare, Butler kicked really to make it 5 consecutive objectives and gave Hawthorn the lead for the primary time within the match, after the Hawks had trailed by as a lot as 30 factors within the second time period.
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It was a call that left the commentators and followers alike scratching their heads.
“There was an umpire inside two or three metres of that who did not pay it, there was an umpire who was on the 50 metre mark who did,” Melbourne nice Garry Lyon on Fox Footy’s protection.
With the replay clearly displaying Moore bought to the ball first within the moist situations with Butler subsequently crashing in, St Kilda legend Nick Riewoldt was annoyed by the choice.
“Moore will get there first. That is not the proper choice,” he added.
“He does not take his legs out; Butler falls on Darcy Moore.”
Hawks veteran Jack Gunston was subbed off within the third quarter after struggling an nasty ankle damage in a sort out.
Gunston tried to play by way of the ache however ultimately got here from the bottom for additional evaluation.
With the Hawks regaining the lead early into the ultimate time period, it was in the end younger ahead Ollie Henry who delivered an epic clutch second to shine off Hawthorn.
Appearing because the Pies goal inside 50, Henry took a towering pack mark and transformed the set-shot aim, earlier than the Magpies’ defence held agency underneath stress to seal the win.
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