‘Might be the greatest assist of all time!’ Beau McCreery pulls off an incredible tap-down before Tyler Brown soccers it through with millimetres to spare as Collingwood belt the Suns early on
- Ex-Geelong star Cameron Mooney called McCreery’s assist ‘unbelievable’
- Brown’s goal had to be checked on replay to make sure it was legitimate
- Score came as Collingwood dominated first quarter after dropping behind early
Beau McCreery set his teammate Tyler Brown up for a freakish goal in the first quarter of Collingwood’s clash against the Suns on Sunday with the best assist of the season so far.
The Pies were up 31-12 with around seven minutes left in the quarter when Josh Daicos bombed the ball towards the goal square from close to the boundary line about 50 metres out to the right of the sticks.
McCreery soared above two Gold Coast defenders and managed to get his hand to the ball, showing great touch to tip it down into Brown’s path with virtually no space to spare.
Brown stretches out to nudge the ball over the line with no space to spare
Brown just managed to put boot to ball before it crossed the back of the line, with replays confirming he just squeaked out a major.
‘This might be the greatest assist of all time,’ ex-Geelong Cameron Mooney said in commentary for Fox Footy.
‘This is almost a basketball assist. That is unbelievable.’
The Suns leapt out to an early two-goal lead but Collingwood completely dominated the rest of the first quarter to go into the first break ahead 45-19, with Darcy Cameron kicking two goals and Patrick Lipinski leading all players with 14 disposals.
McCreery also kicked a goal, as did Jordan de Goey, who was at one stage in doubt for the match along with Will Hoskin-Elliott as the pair were struck down by gastro.