Blog log from R8 of 2015: St Kilda vs West Coast

A hospital handball by Steven allows Kennedy to mow down Weller in the pocket 25m out to win a HTB free and kick the first goal. (Q1 1:02)
Masten puts his head over the footy at a stoppage 25m out on a slight angle, Armitage runs in and catches him high. Masten misses. (Q1 3:04)
The Eagles prevent the kick in from reaching halfway, LeCras marks 30m out on a slight angle and steers through a goal. (Q1 4:32)
Hickey pressures a kick from the BP by Gaff, it dribbles to Montagna at 35m near the boundary who has options inside but goes himself off a step… well wide. (Q1 7:57)
Cripps is released for a gallop up the guts from a rebound from halfback, he bounces twice, McKenzie closes to within a fingernail but the snap from 50m on a slight angle is good! (Q1 9:33)
Duggan marks a blind Webster kick from a stoppage at the hotspot to the HFF. His long ball sails to a big pack in the square… Sinclair flies, marks and goals with ease. (Q1 12:03)
Montagna marks near the hotspot but burns a golden chance with a lazy set shot. (Q1 13:03)
Montagna finds Newnes on his own on the wing, he has an acre to run ahead of Naitanui, he bounces twice, steadies and shoots from 25m on the flank… and it’s good. (Q1 17:41)
Webster is pinged for getting into the back of Cripps in the pocket 25m out. Cripps hits the goalpost. (Q1 19:33)
Kennedy gets rid of Fisher with body work from behind to mark at the top of the square, turn and run into goal. (Q1 21:08)
Yeo dives and marks a quick Butler ball to 40m on a slight angle. He boots the sixth Eagle major. (Q1 24:19)
Steven kicks across the halfback line on a switch but straight to Hill at 35m on a slight angle. Hill goals. (Q1 29:24)
Armitage roves a Montagna ball to the top of the square, stands up in a tackle with strength and gives off to Weller for a goal from 20m. (Q2 4:03)
Billings marks ahead of Bennell at 20m on the flank but misses, disappointingly. (Q2 6:06)
The Eagles go coast to coast from the kick in with Kennedy giving Hill a Joe the Goose special for a goal from the square. (Q2 6:39)
Priddis misses a target by hand on the wing causing a turnover, Bruce receives a handball and shoots off a step from 50m on a slight angle, it wobbles… but through! (Q2 7:49)
Bruce marks on the HFF, plays on and kicks intelligently over Bennell to Sinclair running back with the flight to 20m in front. Sinclair goals. (Q2 15:31)
Montagna passes to Templeton at 40m in the corridor on a fast break up the guts started by Roberton from the BP. Eli goals. Saints are back in it after looking shot early! (Q2 17:45)
Gaff marks a short centring ball by LeCras at 40m on the flank, but sprays it horribly OOTF. (Q2 23:51)
Roberton marks on the HFF, hits the ground running, straightens and shoots from 40m on a slight angle and it’s four majors in a row for the Saints! (Q2 27:11)
At QT, this did not seem possible. St Kilda has fought its way back into the game by reversing the trend of clearances and repeat inside 50s with all-over pressure. (Half Time)
Shuey runs away from the first centre bounce of Q3 and hits Kennedy on the lead at 35m on the flank. JJK misses. (Q3 0:40)
The Eagles swarm the kick in to the flank, Priddis kicks over traffic to Cripps at 35m on a slight angle. Cripps goals. (Q3 1:09)
Bennell fumbles at halfback, the Saints converge on the spillage, Savage sails through a snap from around CHF! (Q3 2:56)
Hickey centres from the HFF to the hotspot, Bruce looks the target but it’s Membrey who chips in to mark in front with Bruce running interference. Membrey goals. (Q3 4:50)
Long centre clearance to the Eagle hotspot, Hill runs back for the crumb but two Saints follow him… all three fall over to allow Kennedy to volley home! (Q3 6:20)
Bruce marks on the lead at 40m on the flank. He stabs the set shot, it’s straight but drops on the line to be rushed. (Q3 7:55)
Shuey draws a free for high contact at a stoppage in the pocket 30m out with a classic arm-raising Selwoodesque move. He misses. (Q3 9:46)
Sinclair marks just outside the hotspot in front of Nelson, falling to ground while juggling. His set shot starts right but swings left for full points. (Q3 11:57)
Shuey does it again to draw another free on Schneider with a Selwood move. He shoots from 30m on the flank… straight over the goal umpire’s peaked cap. (Q3 14:21)
Priddis snaps truly from 40m on a slight angle to blow the margin back out to three goals. (Q3 18:39)
Steven marks deep in the pocket on his own, has two Saints waving their arms inside and picks out Bruce 20m out in front. Bruce goals. (Q3 20:51)
Dempster fumbles at 40m in the corridor trying to defend a fast break, Yeo roves and snaps truly. Bit unlucky there for Dempster, but Credit Yeo for pressure. (Q3 26:27)
Duggan kicks long on a run up the guts to the advantage of Kennedy leading sideways to 30m on a slight angle. JJK goals. (Q3 28:07)
McInnes marks outside CHF and gives to the charging Hill, who reaches 50m and sails through another one! (Q3 28:52)
LeCras kicks long to McInnes, who drops the mark at the top of the square but gets a free as Shenton wasn’t looking at the ball when he made some very soft contact. McInnes goals. (Q4 2:23)
McKenzie fumbles to allow Duggan in for a snap from 45m on a slight angle, which drifts across the face. (Q4 3:23)
A Schneider snap from a pack 25m out ricochets off a couple of bodies and right into the breadbasket of Weller, who snaps without a second thought for a goal. (Q4 5:54)
Savage turns the ball over by hand in the centre, Gaff passes to Sinclair just inside true CHF but the young ruck/forward misses. (Q4 9:50)
Schneider marks and goals from the HFF. Not quite junk time yet, but the urgency is out of this game with the Saints down a man on the bench and not looking likely. (Q4 11:55)
A dangerous kick across the centre by Dempster results in a fast break to the Eagles ending with Hill accepting a kick to the square on his own for an easy goal. (Q4 15:50)
Sheppard marks on the HFF and goals to kick off garbage time in official fashion. (Q4 17:42)
Jack Sinclair marks an Acres ball at 35m on the flank after good work by Acres to win his own ball and run away from two opponents. Sinclair misses. (Q4 19:21)
Selwood intercepts an Armitage handball in a pack 35m out on a slight angle, but his right foot checkside is well wide. (Q4 22:56)
Yeo leaps in front of three Saints to mark a long ball to the hotspot as the rest fall over themselves. He boots his third major. (Q4 23:51)
Wellingham wins a loose footy, busts two tackles in a pack in the centre and feeds Naitanui who gives to Cripps for a goal from just inside CHF. (Q4 26:06)
Masten runs away from congestion on the wing and hits the lead of McInnes at 35m on a slight angle. He misses. (Q4 28:52)

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