The siren sounds to end the third quarter, and this match is a lot more delicately poised than the scoreboard suggests.

North Melbourne holds a 31-point lead at the final change, but Collingwood is within striking distance, and that’s all the Magpies wanted.

It’s been a big switch in momentum after the Kangaroos got out to a game-high 54-point lead earlier in the third quarter.

Nick Daicos, after a quiet half, has gotten himself into the game, which spells trouble for the Kangaroos.

The commentators have noted that a lot of Collingwood’s runs have come with George Wardlaw (26 touches, six clearances) off the ground.

Alastair Clarkson will want to play the young gun for the majority of the final term you’d think.

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