Blog log from R17 of 2018: St Kilda vs Carlton

Jones spoils a Steven kick from CHF to the square, Marshall butters up but gets tackled over the goal line before he can get boot to ball, rushed behind. (Q1 3:47)
Gresham gathers a ground ball and turns Lamb with a step at half forward, his kick to the square is a horrid wobbler but Marshall marks over Jones for the first goal. (Q1 5:03)
Marshall gathers a grubbing centre clearance by Armitage at the hotspot, shrugs off Jones’ arm tackle but shoots wide. (Q1 7:03)
Billings passes to Membrey in front of Rowe 40m out on the flank. Membrey runs in a little rightish but clunks the set shot right over the goal umpire’s peaked cap. (Q1 8:48)
Geary gets back to the line to touch through a Cripps shot from CHF for a behind. (Q1 10:55)
Cripps leaps in front of Weller to mark a centring Simpson ball 35m out on a slight angle, he boots the first Carlton goal. (Q1 13:06)
Ed Curnow kicks across half back aiming towards Shaw but in fact straight to Newnes 30m out on a slight angle, who kicks truly. (Q1 14:59)
Thomas receives from O’Brien and shoots on the run from 40m on a slight angle for a nice goal, that one rolled the clock back for a second. (Q1 17:44)
Fisher sprints away from three Saints on the wing and passes to Kennedy 45m out on a slight angle, who also converts. (Q1 19:17)
Gresham bounces through the centre and shoots wide from CHF. (Q1 20:32)
Marshall leaps in front of Jones to mark 40m out on the flank, his set shot just swings right. (Q1 21:59)
Steele releases Gresham for another run up the guts, he passes to Lonie who plays for and gets a holding free on Thomas 35m out on a slight angle, he goals. (Q1 23:44)
Another free against Thomas for a hold on Lonie at the next centre bounce, this time at CHF and the kick goes to the square, Armitage roves and just shaves the post from 15m. (Q1 25:23)
Charlie Curnow passes to a sharp lead by Silvagni coming from the square to 20m on a slight angle, but the kid sprays it horribly. (Q1 28:13)
Thomas gives to Garlett who tries a low-percentage checkside off a step from 30m on the flank under pressure, that goes wide as the QT siren sounds. (Q1 29:33)
Billings gives to Geary who takes a shot from 50m on the flank, but it’s short and rushed. (Q2 3:15)
Membrey marks a long Steven ball over a big pack 20m out on a slight angle, Jones missing his spoil. He boots goal number two. (Q2 5:04)
Thomas delivers a horror kick across the last line of defence, Sinclair roves and goals from the hotspot. (Q2 6:51)
After Geary catches Charlie Curnow HTB on the wing, Hickey marks over O’Brien 40m out on a slight angle and hits the post. (Q2 10:10)
McKay hits the post from half forward after a gallop. (Q2 11:51)
Lonie misses a set shot from the boundary 40m out. (Q2 13:34)
Billings snaps a goal from a stoppage at the hotspot after silver service from Hickey in ruck. (Q2 16:34)
Charlie Curnow passes across half forward to Fisher who baulks around Weller and shoots from 45m on a slight angle… nice finish! (Q2 17:44)
Sinclair roves and gives to Dunstan for a left=foot snap from 35m on the flank… across the face. (Q2 19:24)
Another easy-looking goal from a stoppage by St Kilda, this one from Steele bustling through in the pocket. (Q2 20:47)
Dow is pinged for encroachment on the wing, Rice lines up from 30m on the flank and misses. (Q2 24:02)
Cripps runs away from a pack on the wing and passes to Charlie Curnow 40m out on the flank, who converts for his first goal. (Q2 27:01)
Billings snaps the first goal of Q3 from a stoppage 40m out on the flank. (Q3 2:40)
Billings feeds Newnes for another goal from close range after a ball up deep in the Saints forward line. (Q3 4:08)
Pickett puts his head down to win a ground ball at a stoppage 20m out on a slight angle. McKenzie catches him high, Pickett kicks truly. (Q3 7:54)
Savage passes from the wing to Membrey leading to the pocket 25m out. Membrey hits the post. (Q3 9:55)
Membrey beats Rowe to mark 15m out in front for an easier shot, that one is good. (Q3 11:13)
Weller roves a Membrey contest 20m out on a slight angle and screws wide. (Q3 13:40)
Steven gets a set shot 45m out on a slight angle and just gets his set shot over the pack on the line. (Q3 15:00)
Membrey gives to Phillips who snaps OOTF from 20m on the flank. (Q3 17:01)
Shaw turns the ball over with a dump kick to half back, Steven kicks it over all of their heads for his second goal from CHF. (Q3 19:20)
Lonie passes to the lead of Marshall who shows strong hands to mark despite a challenge by Rowe in the pocket 20m out, he delivers a lovely finish too. (Q3 22:31)
Dunstan gives to Billings who baulks and shoots around the corner from 40m on a slight angle… screws too far. (Q3 26:16)
Sinclair roves, baulks and misses from the hotspot as the Blues again can’t clear half back. (Q3 27:17)
Steele passes to Billings 45m out on the flank, Saints just toying with them now as Carlton are unable to get the ball past half way on the rebound. Billings doesn’t score either. (Q3 28:46)
Kennedy gives to Murphy who shoots wide from just inside 50m on a slight angle. (Q3 29:56)
Hickey’s pressure forces Thomas to turn the ball over from full back to Billings who has Weller at the hotspot for the first goal of Q4 junk time. (Q4 1:44)
Sinclair passes to Membrey 40m out on a slight angle, who hits the post. (Q4 4:24)
Pickett misses an unlikely snap from the pocket. (Q4 8:12)
Sinclair misses on the run from 40m on a slight angle. (Q4 8:58)
Clark breaks a tackle and shoots wide from 50m on a slight angle. (Q4 13:58)
Billings passes to Newnes at the hotspot for his third goal. Not much of a contest this half. (Q4 16:17)
Hickey gives to Gresham who tries a party trick from the boundary 20m out but it’s across the face. (Q4 18:29)
Simpson drifts forward to mark in front of Geary 40m out in front, he gets some junk to cheer up the few remaining Blue fans. (Q4 20:59)
Marshall passes to Lonie deep in the pocket 25m out, he misses in the last minute. (Q4 25:54)

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