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Blog log from GF of 2016: Melbourne vs St Kilda

Blog log for Melbourne vs St Kilda, GF of 2016

Steven sharks a pressured Salem handball on the HFF and gets caught high by Jetta 30m out. He hits the post. (Q1 1:47)
Roberton intercepts on the HFF for St Kilda and his quick kick to the square is clunked by Bruce in front of Oscar McDonald. Bruce goals. (Q1 2:55)
Kennedy marks on the wing, Geary gets pinged for encroachment to put him 25m out on a slight angle for the first Melbourne goal. (Q1 5:31)
Membrey gathers a loose ball on the HFF, turns and finds Bruce 20m out on a slight angle, who misses. (Q1 7:20)
The Dees go coast to coast from the kick in, Gawn marks on the HFF and gives to Frost who passes up the line to Pedersen 25m out. Pedersen goals. (Q1 8:01)
Watts takes a contested grab on the wing, Dempster scrags him to give away a 50m penalty. Watts kicks truly from 40m on a slight angle. (Q1 10:27)
Garlett catches Geary HTB at half forward and centres to Jetta at 40m on a slight angle. Jetta’s set shot drifts wide for a point. (Q1 13:11)
Montagna passes to Bruce near the behind post on a fast break down the wing caused by Gilbert. Bruce misses. (Q1 14:19)
Billings gets a free for contact by Bugg 45m out on the flank. The kid sails through a lovely looking set shot. (Q1 16:41)
Correction, the FA was on Oscar McDonald. (Q1 17:16)
Billings gets a set shot from the hotspot and converts again with no problem, after intercepting a kick clanger from the BP by Oscar McDonald. (Q1 19:54)
Correction, the clanger came from Wagner. (Q1 20:45)
Lonie gets a free on Jetta for holding the man 40m out near the boundary. He tries to sit it up but the ball is rushed. (Q1 21:32)
Lonie intercepts a Garland ball to the HFF, plays on and finds Billings on his own 20m out on a slight angle. Goal number three for Billings in Q1! (Q1 22:17)
Newnes kicks in a panic in the BP and it goes straight OOTF. Garlett kicks OOTF on the other side. Hmm. (Q1 26:34)
Garlett passes to Hogan at 45m on the flank, but Hogan’s set shot is so ugly it’s worse than John Butcher. No score results. What a shank! (Q1 29:10)
Watts gets a free for being legged by Webster 35m out near the boundary, just before the QT siren. He goals. (Q1 31:17)
Kent breaks a tackle after receiving a lovely blind handball by Hogan under pressure and runs into the open goal. (Q2 4:37)
Oliver roves a Dempster mistake at half forward and drives through another Dee major from 40m in front! (Q2 6:37)
Gawn wins a HTB free on the wing on Membrey to start another Melbourne attack, long ball to the square falls over the back for Garlett to gather and goal. (Q2 12:02)
Roberton turns the ball over on the HBF, straight to Kent who has Tyson on his own 40m out in front. But Tyson hits the post. (Q2 16:06)
Fast break to St Kilda around the outer wing, Lonie has Armitage running hard off the bench to the square for the easy mark and goal. (Q2 18:37)
Newnes gives outside of heavy congestion to Montagna on the boundary 45m out, not much on inside so he goes himself… and threads it! (Q2 25:18)
Kennedy marks in the pocket and centres to Oliver just inside CHF, but Acres pushes him over late to concede a bad 50m penalty and ensure the goal. (Q2 26:34)
After Bruce kicks off Q3 with his second goal, Watts feeds Garlett for a close range snap for the quick reply. (Q3 3:15)
Garlett repeats the dose from exactly the same spot as the last one a few minutes earlier, this time after beating Fisher to a long bomb down the flank. (Q3 4:29)
Hickey goals from a stoppage in the pocket 20m out after catching it unopposed. (Q3 6:14)
Steven roves a long Gresham ball to the hotspot and snaps across his body with typical quality for a goal. (Q3 24:47)
Hogan gives to Harmes streaming down the flank, but he dithers and his snap is eventually touched off the boot from 25m. (Q3 26:08)
Bruce roves a Riewoldt contest at 25m on the flank and gives to Newnes who screws through a goal. (Q4 1:54)
Viney hits the post from a stoppage on the HFF. (Q4 4:36)
Salems goes long from outside 50m on the HFF, it lands over the head of Hogan and bounces through for a supergoal! (Q4 5:20)
Weller catches Oscar McDonald HTB 35m out on a slight angle and goals. (Q4 7:05)
Hogan roves a Pedersen contest, baulks onto his right boot and snaps from just inside 50m on the flank, he also sails through a big goal! (Q4 8:25)
Newnes misses a supergoal attempt from the HFF. (Q4 17:50)
Bugg takes a screamer over a big pack, riding on the shoulders of Gawn 35m out on a slight angle. He goals. (Q4 19:36)
Hogan drops a long Viney ball up the guts to the top of the square, his man Dempster goes to ground leaving him to soccer home. (Q4 23:07)
Gresham marks on the HFF the Saints exchange passes inside 50 ending up with Dunstan marking at the same spot. He goals. (Q4 25:28)
Fisher gets pinged for a hold on the jumper of Hogan near the behind post, but he misses just before the FT siren. (Q4 30:17)

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