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As it happened: Collingwood surge to victory to stamp flag credentials

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What a wild night of footy, Collingwood are now equal in points for first on the ladder, with Geelong still to play (bonkers!!), and Melbourne have a bit more of a challenge on their hands to end in a top-four spot come September.

After the coaches pressers’ McRae’s belief is stronger than ever, while Goodwin is still confident Melbourne can go all the way despite tonight’s setback.

Collingwood have some patches to clean up on the stat sheet and Melbourne need to stop leaving the door ajar from opposition to walk through.

All in all, another dramatic chapter in this season’s story.

Enjoy your weekend footy fans, goodnight!

We might need a welfare check on Melbourne supporters after that one.

Oliver, Petracca, Brayshaw and Gawn won the disposal count and put in the hard yards, while Fritsch was dangerous in front of goal with two majors.

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But it wasn’t enough for the surging Collingwood side. Elliott and Johnson both claimed four goals each and Nick Daicos once again held the fort down back, along with Howe and Maynard.

What an evening.

Melbourne lead for 92:54 minutes of the game but Collingwood, just as this exciting side under McRae have been doing, took control when it mattered: the end.

Pies are still on the ground celebrating with fans, and the fans are lapping up every second.

Hearts were racing, McRae looked like he couldn’t breath, the Collingwoooood chant was going from the crowd as the clock counted down. Then Crisp took a mark with 10 seconds to go and sealed the deal.

He didn’t get the goal but it didn’t matter, Pies had the lead. They won the game. Their 11th in a row.

FINAL SCORE: Collingwood 15.6 (96) d. Melbourne 13.11 (89)

With just over two minutes to go, Crisp hits the post and gets a behind.

Pies up by 6.

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Collingwood hold a five-point lead with less than 4 minutes to go.

Things are getting tense and the players are looking tired but persistent.

You wouldn’t want to have to go the bathroom this quarter, you’d miss an important moment that’s for sure.

The lead has changed 5 times this quarter.

Can you believe it?

Collingwood have got another goal off the boot of Johnson, his fourth, putting the lead back in the hands of the Pies.

Well, it wasn’t long before Melbourne took the lead back.

A goal from Neal-Bullen puts the Demons 1-point in front.

Blink and you’ll miss these goals.

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