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Fremantle Dockers punted from top-four after Jamie Elliot kicks after-the-siren goal for Collingwood Magpies

Jamie Elliot is clutch.

The Collingwood veteran has steered home one of footy’s all-time best match-winner, a remarkable drop-punt pushing off the fence after the siren.

The come-from-behind stunner sunk Essendon at an MCG epic, but has also booted Fremantle from the top-four, with the Pies’ barnstorming nine-game run of wins shooting them into premiership contention.

Leading by one-point, Bombers youngster Harrison Jones missed a set-shot from directly in front with just under a minute to play.

It allowed the Magpies to go coast-to-coast, splitting the Bombers open on the counter attack.

MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA - JULY 24: Collingwood players celebrate a goal by team mate Jamie Elliott to win the game during the round 19 AFL match between the Collingwood Magpies and the Essendon Bombers at Melbourne Cricket Ground on July 24, 2022 in Melbourne, Australia. (Photo by Darrian Traynor/Getty Images)
Camera IconCollingwood players celebrate with frenzied fans. Credit: Darrian Traynor/Getty Images

Collingwood youngster Trent Bianco found Elliot with pin-point accuracy at the end of a dashing run down the members’ wing, finding a tiny gap between two defenders to land a kick on his forward’s chest.

The siren blew on Elliot’s approach before his left-to-right drop punt spun the MCG into raptures.

Bombers players were left stunned as Magpies flocked to Elliot and celebrated with a jubilant Magpie army.

The incredible victory is Collingwood’s fifth in a row by less than two goals.

Ahead of their bumper Friday night clash with reigning premiers Melbourne, Fremantle have been bumped from the top-four for the first time since Round 4.

It means the Dockers will be forced to scrap for the prized double-chance through the final four rounds of the season, with Sydney’s win over Adelaide yesterday also putting them in contention.

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