Blog log from R1 of 2015: St Kilda vs Western Sydney

Membrey uses his height to mark a long Savage ball in front of Shaw at the hotspot and boots the first goal. (Q1 2:34)
McCarthy gives to Ward in the centre and runs to receive on a fast break, lets fly from 55m on a slight angle… wide. (Q1 4:03)
Whitfield receives from Smith and dodges a man outside a stoppage at 35m and has a ping with a snap across the body… all class, good goal. (Q1 6:50)
Schneider marks at 45m on the flank in front of Smith. He sails through a quality set shot at three-quarter post height. (Q1 11:28)
Palmer roves a contest and snaps off a step at 25m on a slight angle from the left boot, but it’s pressured wide. (Q1 14:36)
Kelly does the same from the other flank. (Q1 15:25)
Cameron marks a long ball from the wing to 45m on the flank in front of Dempster, and roosts a big set shot for his first goal of the 2015 campaign. (Q1 19:01)
Treloar is unlucky to be pinged for getting in the back of Dunstan after Dunstan dropped the ball cold under a tackle. Dunstan goals. (Q1 20:35)
Ward marks on the HFF, Roberton arrives late and is pinged for a 50m penalty to put Ward at the top of the square for an easy goal. (Q1 23:06)
Geary is slung in a tackle by Smith at defensive hotspot and penalised for HTB. Smith misses, disappointingly. (Q1 24:36)
Schneider kicks OOTF from the kick in. Griffen takes the free at 40m, and misses. (Q1 25:05)
Griffen roves a Mumford contest at the hotspot and gives outside to Greene, who misses a snap from 45m on a slight angle. (Q2 3:14)
Shenton shanks a kick from the last line, Treloar mops up, Armitage catches him high, McCarthy plays on and goals from 25m. (Q2 3:56)
Ward gives to Treloar who takes a few steps forward of the wing and launches from 55m on a slight angle… sails through! (Q2 5:14)
The frontal pressure by GWS to force repeat inside 50s is the highlight of Q2 so far. Saint kids are under the cosh. (Q2 7:14)
Kelly misses from a set shot 45m out near the boundary. (Q2 7:14)
Schneider gives to Bruce who is slung in a Kelly tackle at the hotspot and his snap is wide. (Q2 8:31)
On a fast break from defence, Palmer passes across CHF with a diagonal ball to Greene at 35m on a slight angle. He misses again. (Q2 10:34)
Lonie baulks Hampton on the wing with a fabulous step, and goes long to the pocket where Schneider marks unopposed 25m out. Schneider goals. (Q2 12:29)
Treloar bounces twice through the centre and misses on the run from 45m. (Q2 14:00)
McCarthy stands tall in the square and marks a quick centring ball by Griffen for a goal. (Q2 18:36)
Riewoldt stands in front of Patfull and marks a long Roberton ball near the behind post. Rooey goals. (Q2 21:41)
Palmer marks from a Ward pass in the centre, Newnes arrives late and tackles him to the ground to concede an obvious 50m penalty. Palmer goals from the hotspot. (Q2 25:26)
Steven does a one-two running down the outer wing and passes to Riewoldt at 35m on the flank. Rooey plays on but misses. (Q2 28:22)
Armitage snaps from the pocket, Shaw marks on the line, video review as the goal ump thought it was a mark… ruled a goal, well behind the line! (Q3 1:49)
Long Patfull ball from CHF, contest on the line by Patfull, it falls back in play, Cameron tries a volley… into the post. (Q3 4:24)
Cameron marks a Shiel ball on a fast lead in front of Delaney to 50m on a slight angle. He sails a perfect set shot over the goal umpire’s peaked cap. (Q3 6:39)
Correction, it was Palmer not Shiel. (Q3 7:09)
Cameron misses a set shot from the HFF. (Q3 9:28)
Newnes burns a golden opportunity with a set shot from only 20m out on the flank. (Q3 12:07)
Riewoldt marks in front of the much smaller Bugg at 45m on the flank, with his man Patfull a few yards off the contest. Rooey misses. (Q3 14:07)
McCarthy marks at 45m on a slight angle, but he kicks OOTF. (Q3 17:00)
Cameron marks over Delaney at the top of the square from a long Treloar ball. He boots his third major. (Q3 19:04)
Geary is released by Schneider to storm through the centre and hit Bruce with a long ball to 45m on a slight angle. Bruce goals. (Q3 20:36)
Bruce takes a massive screamer, Michael Roach style, from a long ball by Delaney to 35m on a slight angle, sitting on the shoulders of three Giants. Then he misses. (Q3 27:07)
After a poor rebound kick by Shenton from the HBF causing a turnover, Cameron marks a Shiel ball at 40m on a slight angle, and steers through his fourth goal. (Q4 2:31)
Membrey is favoured by a chaos ball by Savage that bounces past a few Giant defenders at the hotspot and runs into the open goal. (Q4 3:37)
Bruce forces Corr to throw the ball under a tackle at 40m on a slight angle. He goals as well, the Saints are now back in touch. (Q4 4:45)
Mumford runs forward to mark at 40m on the flank in between three Saints. He just misses, near side. (Q4 6:24)
Savage does a pressured one-two just outside CHF as multiple Giants try to stop a snap, but he gets clear to snap off a couple of snaps… it falls over the line for a big goal! (Q4 8:31)
A lull as Riewoldt is on his back being treated for an injury. (Q4 13:16)
Nope, now he’s up. (Q4 13:16)
McCarthy gets a free 20m out in front sitting under a long ball for contact by Dempster. He goals. (Q4 17:02)
Shiel avoids the boundary going after a bouncing ball near the boundary on the HFF and centres to Palmer at 30m on a slight angle. Palmer hits the post. (Q4 22:47)
Shiel goals from a stoppage in the pocket to pretty much ice the game, four kicks ahead with six minutes left. (Q4 24:02)
Credit to Mumford for the tap to advantage to set up Shiel, who had to dodge a man. (Q4 24:02)
Newnes releases Savage for a gallop through the centre, two Giants on his hammer as he snaps from 50m on a slight angle… wide. (Q4 25:02)
Savage receives a handball from Schneider, runs his full measure down the wing and threads the needle with a fabulous snap from 50m on the boundary! (Q4 26:41)
Dunstan taps past traffic to Sinclair who has an empty goalface to aim at from the hotspot but his checkside dribbler is well wide! (Q4 28:17)
The Saints swarm the kick in, Geary gives to Armitage who misses from 45m on the flank. (Q4 28:45)
Saad passes to Longer at CHF, he gives to Montagna who misses. (Q4 30:33)

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