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Pearce Place Highlights: March 2022

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Author: Joseph, Friday 18 March

Tonight was the big footy party in the front house for the AFL match between Collingwood and St Kilda. I had my usual day of 'Kevin Heinze Grow' and was eagerly anticipating the AFL footy part after completing my full day of work.

When I got home, after a kick of footy and a shower, it was time for a meal. MG and I had sausage rolls, chips, and chicken schnitzels before going to the front ho

use to watch the footy with David. We took our seats on the main couch in the lounge room as the AFL match between Collingwood and St Kilda started at Marvel Stadium in Melbourne.

The match got off to a very exciting start continuing the early trend of season 2022. This was another exciting match that featured wild momentum swings and fortunately for the Magpies when the dust settled they ended up on top. It was just the second time that the Magpies cracked one hundred points in a game in their past forty five matches. In a clear shift from their methodical progression game plan from last year the Magpies employed a fast-paced brand that saw them use the centre corridor regularly - and it paid off. Nick Daicos lived up to the hype and then some as he seamlessly carried over his under-age form to AFL senior level. Daicos finished the match with 27 disposals, 5 clearances, and 7 intercepts from half back. Lipinski was instrumental with a game high 30 touches (13 contested), 5 clearances and a goal. The pies also enjoyed a crucial performance from Jordan De Goey, who had 27 touches and kicked two goals. Brody Mihocek also chipped in with 3 goals for the pies, and Josh Daicos also kicked one.

Mature-age recruit Jack Hayes produced a memorable debut for St Kilda kicking three goals and taking ten marks while Jack Stelle (28 disposals), Brad Crouch (27), and Tim Membrey (3 goals) were also strong contributors.

After the Saints kicked the first goal via Mason Wood, the Magpies settled quicker. Collingwood dominated the ball in the opening term and and kicked four of the next five goals including a pair of goals to Mihocek.

The Saints responded well in the second term term but couldn't capitalise on the momentum shift with Max King missing a pair of set shots. Collingwood responded by giving the Saints a lesson in forward efficiency, piling on four goals in a row to lead by thirty-five points early in the third quarter.

But just as the saints looked down and out they put the brakes on Collingwood's running game and banged home the next 5 goals - including 2 goals from debutant Hayes - to lead by a point early in the final quarter.

Early in the last term Ginnivan kicked a crucial set shot from fifty metres out to put the Pies up by eleven points. Young forward Oliver Henry also kicked 2 crucial goals.

Final score: St Kilda 12.13 (85) - Collingwood 15.12 (102)



They weren't in the top 10 of his career hangers, but Jeremy Howe gave a reminder to everyone of his aerial capabilities when he jumped over Membrey and Rowan Marshall in the second and third quarters respectively to take a pair of lovely marks,

It was great to see him back doing what he does best after injuries restricted him to just 12 matches in the previous 2 years.


While the Collingwood and St Kilda match was being played on television, David kindly brought in some plates of party food for us. We all enjoyed party pies, mini hot dogs, and popcorn while watching the match. David and MG are both one-eyed Collingwood supporters so they were very happy with the result.

A big thank-you must go to the front house for being such excellent hosts of the big AFL party on Friday night. We all had a lot of fun. We cannot wait to do it again.

Thank you for reading my article about the big AFL footy party.

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Author: David, Friday 3 March

Who went:

  • David

  • Dwayne

  • Amrita


  • Potatoes

  • Margarine

  • Onions

  • Pepper

  • Mushrooms

  • Bread

  • Chicken Kebab

  • Sausages

  • Burgers

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