Blog log from R13 of 2015: St Kilda vs Western Bulldogs

Murphy passes to Minson at 45m on the flank, he tries a pass but it doesn’t work. (Q1 2:20)
Armitage passes over the head of Wallis to Membrey running back with the flight to 30m on the flank. Membrey misses. (Q1 6:06)
Wallis gives to Bontempelli on the HFF, he arches the back to dodge a tackler, shoots off the left from 45m… it’s good! (Q1 9:26)
Schneider goes short from the pocket to Bruce on his own in the square for an easy goal. (Q1 13:20)
McLean has Picken on his own on the HFF, Picken sprays it under no pressure from 45m. (Q1 15:44)
McLean marks and runs on at the end of a fast break up the guts, he gives to Stringer who tries a snap from 50m on a slight angle to an empty square… shaves the goalpost. (Q1 24:05)
Lonie marks in front of Matthew Boyd at 35m wide on the flank, and just misses the set shot. (Q1 24:53)
Goals to Minchington and Johannisen to start Q2. (Q2 13:25)
Bruce waits on the HFF and picks out Weller 45m out in the corridor, who marks in front of two Dogs. Weller goals. (Q2 15:20)
Stringer marks in front of Dempster at 25m on the flank, and misses. (Q2 18:01)
Bruce passes to Riewoldt just inside 50m on a slight angle. Rooey’s set shot is wide and short, and rushed. (Q2 19:21)
Gilbert is under pressure in the BP and tries a very low percentage kick across the backline to a contest 15m out… Grant intercepts and goals. (Q2 21:24)
The Dogs swarm a loose ball on the HFF, Wallis gives to Bontempelli who sprays it OOTF from 40m on a slight angle. (Q2 23:19)
This game is like QPR playing QPR. Route one, ultra defensive football, trying to hit on the counter attack. The Docklands is a carpark for buses. (Q3 0:00)
A Schneider ball to Bruce is spoiled 30m out on the flank, his man hangs off him so he is allowed to gather, measure a snap off a step and kick the first goal of Q3. (Q3 0:31)
Tom Boyd marks a Wallis centre clearance in front of Delaney at 40m on the flank. He splits the middle. All of a sudden it’s a shoot out! Hmm, maybe not. (Q3 1:58)
Stevens marks a McLean ball in a contest with Geary at 30m on the flank. He misses. (Q3 3:31)
Long ball to the Doggy square from the HFF, Roughead spoils to the front for Dickson to rove and snap truly from 15m. (Q3 5:34)
The Dogs work through heavy traffic in the corridor, Matthew Boyd gives to Picken who runs his full measure up the guts to CHF and bangs through another one! (Q3 8:55)
Wallis kicks from CHF, it’s a grubbing chaos ball, three Saints nearby but it falls perfectly for Dale who baulks and skids it home! (Q3 16:02)
Riewoldt marks a Dunstan ball from the HFF to the behind line, with Hamling several steps behind. Rooey goals, like the champ he is. (Q3 19:05)
Schneider gathers a bouncing Minchington give at 50m on a slight angle, runs around Morris and shoots from 40m… just wide. (Q3 21:35)
After a rebound down member’s wing started by Roberton, Newnes passes to Bruce 35m out near the boundary. Bruce doesn’t score. (Q3 26:33)
A series of Saint attacks are rebounded by the Dogs defence, continuing a trend that has gone most of the night. (Q4 6:06)
Newnes is wrongly pinged for high contact on Stevens on the point of the centre square, the give outside goes to McLean who sails through a big goal from 50m on a slight angle! (Q4 7:21)
Steven runs from the next centre bounce and finds Savage in the pocket, who goes back to Steven at 30m on a slight angle. But Steven sprays it, disappointingly. (Q4 8:06)
Gilbert tries to run out of defence on the HBF but Stringer catches him HTB, who quickly passes to the hotspot for Webb to mark and goal. (Q4 12:37)
Riewoldt marks a floater deep in the pocket 15m out. Again he threads the needle with a completely professional set shot. (Q4 15:21)
Riewoldt marks a Bruce ball in front of Roberts at 45m on the flank after a 100m sprint down the wing to get in position. The set shot drops in the square… Bruce marks and goals! (Q4 18:04)
Bruce drops a ball to the square, the ball falls over the back but his volley is into the post. (Q4 20:53)
Armitage bounces a behind from outside a pack at the hotspot. (Q4 22:11)
Morris intercepts a Ross rebound kick in the centre, the Dogs play some tempo as the clock ticks under 4:00. (Q4 23:23)
Newnes marks in relief on the HBF and starts a switch, 3:30. (Q4 23:23)
Dempster’s kick to the HFF is intercepted by Hamling. (Q4 23:37)
Longer marks on the wing at 3:00 and starts an attack. Schneider taps the crumb from a Riewoldt contest to Ray who snaps blind over his shoulder from the pocket… narrow. (Q4 24:37)
The kick in goes to the Saints HFF, stoppage, 2:17. (Q4 24:45)
Montagna kicks long to the pocket but Wood stands tall and marks in relief. 1:48. (Q4 25:23)
Bontempelli catches Montagna high on the wing, he starts a switch, 1:25. (Q4 25:51)
Savage marks in the centre, 1:10. Long ball to the hotspot, big pack, Boyd starts the rebound, the Dogs bullock forward, Johannisen, inside 50, Tom Boyd is swamped, Saints rebound. (Q4 26:37)
Weller roves a Riewoldt contest on the wing and gives back, but the kick is intercepted, Dogs will win! (Q4 27:23)
Montagna it was with the final turnover. (Full Time)

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