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Blog log from R9 of 2015: Brisbane vs St Kilda

Blog log for Brisbane vs St Kilda, R9 of 2015

Newnes runs away from Dayne Beams and shoots from 40m on the flank, but it’s wide. (Q1 1:44)
Leuenberger is on his own at the hotspot as the Lions go coast to coast, he fluffs the mark but butters up and gives to Robinson for the first goal. (Q1 2:19)
Martin pokes a short pass to Bewick at 40m on a slight angle. Bewick goals. (Q1 7:26)
Rich has two blokes on him on the HFF, gives outside to Taylor, both Saints go to Taylor, Taylor gives back to Rich who turns and shoots from 40m… it’s good! (Q1 9:05)
Rich caps off a hot start by marking unopposed 10m out and grubbering a goal on another fast break by the Lions. Brisbane has the jump! (Q1 12:37)
Hickey lays a tackle at half forward to force a turnover on the rebound, Dunstan shoots quickly from 40m but just wide. (Q1 15:14)
Lester leaps in front of Delaney and marks 45m out on the flank. He runs sideways to get extra length, but manages to get enough hoof on it and straight too! (Q1 16:27)
Dayne Beams marks on another fast break at 50m on a slight angle, he plays on and misses. (Q1 20:12)
The Saints seem powerless to interrupt the Brisbane rebound for halfback at the moment. (Q1 20:12)
Schneider gets a free on the wing against Dunstan as both players put their bodies in for a ground ball, his kick to the hotspot is marked by Riewoldt. Rooey goals. (Q1 21:28)
Lester marks in front of Dempster at 40m on the flank and delivers another quality finish. The young Saints are not handling the hot conditions or the Lions’ play. (Q1 25:43)
Weller roves a stoppage in the pocket, outruns Dayne Beams and gives to Hickey who has Riewoldt for the Joe the Goose special for the goal from the square. (Q1 29:13)
Christensen roves a smothered snap from Lester on the HFF and gives to Rockliff who snaps blind over his shoulder from 40m… that’s good as well! (Q1 31:29)
The Lions try to handball their way through traffic from a stoppage in the BP, but Martin’s handball to Rich is intercepted by Armitage, he shoots from 35m… goal! (Q2 1:16)
Armitage goals again after roving a hopeful kick to a big pack at the hotspot, with an assist tap away from Brisbane cover by Montagna. (Q2 5:34)
Lonie roves another high kick to the hotspot, breaks a tackle and snaps off his left for another one! (Q2 6:14)
Dunstan snaps truly after a stoppage in the pocket 20m out, another failure by the suddenly undermanned Brisbane defence to clear! (Q2 8:29)
Injuries to Harwood and Claye Beams are causing structural issues. But clearance wins by the Saints also have something to do with the resurgence. (Q2 9:03)
Martin takes a contested grab on the wing and somehow finds Rich on his own at 45m on the flank. Forkie misses. (Q2 11:52)
Dunstan mops up a loose ball that flips out from a pack at CHF, he gives to the speedy Steven who goals from the hotspot. Saints hit the front! (Q2 16:18)
Hickey busts open a pack at the hotspot leaving two Lions on their backs, the ball flips out to Dunstan who does the rest off the left boot. (Q2 20:45)
The Lions win a centre clearance, Green roves a Leunberger contest at 40m on the flank and snaps at full tilt under pressure from Dempster… fine goal! (Q2 21:45)
Leuenberger marks at 50m on the flank, has no targets so goes himself… and shanks it OOTF. Hmm. (Q2 23:03)
The Saints rebound down the outer wing, Billings passes to the lead of Riewoldt at 40m on the flank, nothing Paparone could do there. Rooey goals like a professional. (Q2 23:45)
Billings catches Adcock HTB on the HFF and passes short to Riewoldt 45m out near the boundary. Rooey’s set shot drops on the square, off hands for a behind. (Q2 29:56)
Lonie misses a mid-range snap just before the HT siren. (Q2 32:46)
Rockliff passes to Leuenberger at 45m on a slight angle after the first centre bounce of Q3. Leuey misses badly. (Q3 0:17)
Zorko passes to Taylor at 40m on the flank, after a switch through midfield making use of the loose man. Taylor misses, just. (Q3 2:49)
Zorko intercepts the kick in at 45m on the flank. He also misses. (Q3 3:49)
Long ball to the Saint goalsquare, four Lions up but the ball falls to the front where Schneider is on his own to rove and goal from 15m. (Q3 5:23)
Harwood subbed, Claye Beams hobbling, now Adcock limping… not a good day to be a Brisbane small defender. (Q3 8:34)
Newnes passes low and hard to the leading Riewoldt at 45m on a slight angle. He passes to Schneider at the hotspot, Rich smashes him to concede the free. Schneider goals. (Q3 10:59)
Acrse has a running snap from the boundary 40m out, it’s wide. (Q3 13:03)
Robertson turns the ball over in midfield to Webster, Steven gives to Riewoldt for a running snap from 40m on a slight angle… into the post. (Q3 13:52)
The Lions handball their way through traffic up the guts from a contest on the HBF, Robertson is free for a snap from 45m on a slight angle… it’s good! (Q3 15:39)
Christensen picks up a bouncing Martin ball to the flank 40m out with great skill, baulks a man and shoots… into the post. That was a delight to watch. (Q3 17:24)
Zorko marks a Christensen pass at 55m on a slight angle, turns and bombs to the square… clears the Claye Beams contest and bounces through for a big goal! (Q3 18:30)
Newnes turns the ball over on the HBF under a tackle, Rockliff’s pass goes to 35m on the flank where Lester juggles and marks. He goals, three for him! (Q3 21:00)
Bruce receives from Montagna and misses a wild snap from 25m out on a slight angle, with two Lions pressuring him. (Q3 24:31)
Riewoldt marks at 40m on a slight angle, could have played on but decides to go back for the set shot. He goals anyway. (Q3 25:33)
Long ball to the square by Billings, it was going through but Weller makes sure with a volley from a metre out! (Q4 1:47)
Montagna runs from the next centre bounce and launches long to the square, Weller drops the mark but it falls for him to goal from the line anyway! (Q4 2:33)
Lester marks a Martin ball to 30m on the flank in front of Shenton. Lester boots his fourth goal! (Q4 4:48)
Riewoldt passes to Bruce at 35m on the flank. Bruce, who has had a poor day, shanks this one for a behind. (Q4 7:49)
Bruce marks unopposed at 45m on the flank from a long Dempster kick, just before the cavalry arrives. He finally gets a set shot on target for a goal. (Q4 14:33)
Bruce marks a long Sinclair ball over Andrews deep in the pocket 20m out. He misses the tough set shot. (Q4 16:52)
Dayne Beams gets a set shot at 45m on a slight angle, but shanks it into the behind post. (Q4 18:51)
Dayne Beams marks on the HFF and pushes off Webster, shoots to an empty square from 50m… just wide. (Q4 20:31)
Christensen passe sto Martin at 25m on a slight angle. The Lions know the clock is ticking, so he rushes the set shot… he misses. (Q4 23:34)
Christensen gets a long snap on target, but with less than 2:30 on the clock and still three straight kicks the difference, it’s too little too late. (Q4 26:10)
Roberton seals the deal with a midrange snap after a feed from Schneider. (Q4 27:45)

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