Down and looking out, with the Adelaide Crows having been the better team through three quarters, Collingwood found a way.
The Crows kicked the first goal of the last quarter, but the Pies found a way.
Adelaide managed to combat the impact of Nick Daicos, but Collingwood found a way.
And as the time ticked down toward an Adelaide victory, the Magpies continued coming, continued pushing, continued challenging.
A clutch goal from John Noble, of all people, put the Pies within striking distance, then a rushed behind by Ash Johnson tied the scores. It was a smart move by the young forward, ensuring his team would, at worst, come away with two points.
But two points were not enough for the team that absolutely refuses to lay down for anybody.
A re-entry from Will Hoskin-Elliott enabled a mark and shot at goal from Steele Sidebottom to give his team a one-point lead. That was the final margin – a solitary point, with Collingwood and their never-say-die attitude claiming one more victim, and the Crows lamenting a missed opportunity.
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