Blog log from R4 of 2016: Hawthorn vs St Kilda

The Hawks have a two goal breeze in Q1.
Dempster is pinged for getting in the back of Sicily chasing a ground ball 20m out on the flank. Sicily misses near side. (Q1 3:28)
McEvoy gets a 50m penalty on Lewis after a ruck free on Ceglar on the HBF, he passes to Sinclair at 45m on a slight angle. Sinclair misses into the wind. (Q1 4:36)
Lonie roves the spillage from a contest on the boundary 35m out but his grubber is just narrow. (Q1 6:05)
The Hawks go coast to coast from the kick in around member’s wing, ending with Breust marking on the HFF and centring to Sicily 40m out in front. Sicily goals. (Q1 6:05)
Hartung passes to Rioli at 45m on the flank after the Saints turn the ball over in midfield. Cyril navigates the breeze to sail through his first goal of the afternoon. (Q1 9:04)
Breust misses a tough set shot from the pocket. (Q1 11:06)
Fast break by St Kilda, Weller runs ahead of Burgoyne down the wing and goes long to space where Riewoldt leaps and marks 40m out in front. Rooey goals. (Q1 12:22)
Smith runs through an open CHF and steers through his first goal, Dempster the last man to stop the fast break but he was well out of position. (Q1 15:32)
Lonie goes down like a sack of spuds while trying to tackle Hodge 20m out from the Saint goal to draw a free and goal. Replay shows Hodge did flail an arm out and catch him. (Q1 18:09)
Long ball to the Hawk square by Lewis, the ump sees a holding free against Fisher to Ceglar, who makes no mistake. (Q1 20:54)
Lewis swivels out of a tackle on the HFF, chooses to sit the ball up the to the top of the square, Ceglar floats across the pack to mark and kick his second goal. (Q1 27:20)
Armitage is on the end of a chain of pressured handballs through a big pack after the first centre bounce of Q2, he kicks long off a step from 55m… the wind pushes it through! (Qtr Time)
Sicily to Breust in close near the hotspot inside a big pack, he snaps… marked on the line by Dempster to prevent the goal. (Q2 4:25)
Handball in defence by Duryea under pressure bounces off Bruce and falls nicely for McCartin who grubbers a goal from 20m! (Q2 7:08)
Hartung goes very short from the pocket with a snap that falls luckily to Puopolo near the hotspot. Poppy goals gratefully. (Q2 8:53)
Another short kick inside 50m is paid a mark, this time it is Montagna to Gilbert at 35m on a slight angle, same result for a goal. (Q2 13:25)
Acres runs away from the next centre bounce and goes long to the square, Riewoldt marks on the line and goals! That’s the power of the wind for you. (Q2 14:54)
Billings has Lonie on his own on the HFF, he trots to 40m and decides to pass to Minchington 20m out in front. Minchington makes no mistake, Saints lead by that goal! (Q2 16:51)
Ross runs up the wing and passes to the lead of Riewoldt 40m out on a slight angle. Rooey misses. (Q2 18:25)
O’Brien gathers a loose ball in the pocket after a long ball to the square from the HFF, and runs around a pack of Saints into the open goal. (Q2 21:07)
Geary marks on the last line and plays on but doesn’t see Breust on his hammer, Breust mows him down 20m out to win the HTB free and kick the big goal nearing HT! (Q2 26:25)
Howe juggles a mark 40m out wide on the flank over Lee just before the HT siren. He doesn’t score. (Q2 30:25)
Lee is the weak link on the spread, the Hawks seem to be allowing him to be the one who gets it so they can get it back off his poor disposal. (Q3 1:40)
If Lee isn’t involved, though, the Saints spread has been exemplary. (Q3 2:13)
Lonie gives to Savage who misses on the run from 25m on the flank. (Q3 4:29)
Birchall kicks OOTF from the kick in 30m out, but Billings tries a pass that doesn’t work, Hawks clear. (Q3 4:56)
Birchall feeds Hartung at CHF who goes short to Gunston leading from the square to the hotspot. Gunston misses a relatively easy set shot. (Q3 8:00)
Burgoyne to Mitchell on a fast break from halfback, Hartung feeds O’Brien to run to CHF on a fast break and shoot to an empty square… bounces it through! (Q3 10:43)
Gilbert takes a contested grab 45m out on a slight angle, but his set shot is a shank and is marked by Burgoyne in the square to start the rebound. (Q3 12:13)
Another fast break from halfback by the Hawks using loose men running forward of the play, Howe to Sicily on the HFF, he plays on ahead of Fisher and goals from 40m! (Q3 13:01)
Saints win the next centre clearance, Newnes gives to Minchington for a very quick replying goal from outside the hotspot. (Q3 15:02)
Bruce draws a free on Hodge for front on contact going for a billings ball to the pocket 20m out. Tough set shot from there into the wind… kicks a massive goal! (Q3 23:58)
Billings marks in front of Howe on the boundary 40m out, he passes to the lead of Bruce in front of Frawley 20m out on the flank. Bruce goals again, Saints in front! (Q3 26:35)
Hartung misses off a step from 50m on a slight angle. (Q3 27:56)
McCartin marks the first centre clearance of Q4 behind Stratton and kicks the Saints in front with a big goal! (Q4 0:50)
Steven it was with the goal assist clearance kick. (Q4 0:50)
Smith gives to Hodge who misses from just outside CHF after the next centre bounce. (Q4 0:50)
The Hawks get into trouble trying to run from halfback, series of tackles, Weller catches O’Brien HTB 45m out in front. He goals as well! (Q4 2:29)
Mitchell gives to Smith who has a couple of steps to size up the goals from 40m in front… he also misses right. (Q4 4:05)
Mitchell kicks OOTF from the flank 40m out. (Q4 5:31)
Hartung tries a very unlikely checkside from the boundary 20m out, rushed on the behind line. (Q4 8:18)
A short kick to Savage 20m out from the Hawks goals is called play on, he is stripped in a tackle by Puopolo, Lewis roves and goals! (Q4 9:17)
Long ball to a huge pack at the Hawk hotspot, Breust is front and centre but his left foot snap across the body is wide. (Q4 11:32)
Langford speeds away from a stoppage on the wing and goes long to the pocket, Gunston strips the crumb from Savage, Sicily gives to Breust who goals from 20m! (Q4 13:52)
Riewoldt roves a McCarton contest in the pocket and gives to Templeton who hits the post from 25m! (Q4 16:48)
The Hawks work the ball around member’s wing, Puopolo centres to Breust 35m out on a slight angle. Breust misses again. (Q4 19:28)
Three Hawks claim Acres HTB in the pocket 20m out, Puopolo takes the free, and finally gets one on target! Hawks kick away, 6 minutes left. (Q4 20:48)
Duryea fumbles on the wing, Billings roves and hits the hotspot, Weller releases Templeton to run into the open goal! 5:35 to go. (Q4 21:48)
McCartin takes an old-fashioned 1980s-style pack grab 40m out on the flank, but he just misses far side. (Q4 25:03)
Clock goes under 3:00. (Q4 25:38)
Series of stoppages on the outer wing, 1:30 left now. (Q4 27:34)
Another ball up on the Hawthorn HFF, 1:13. (Q4 27:34)
Another one, 1:04. (Q4 27:34)
Ross dives under Birchall to give away a free on the Saint HFF. 15 seconds left. (Q4 28:44)
Shiels forces the ball up with a tackle on Hickey on the wing, that’s enough, siren sounds! (Q4 28:44)

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