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Blog log from R14 of 2016: St Kilda vs Geelong

Blog log for St Kilda vs Geelong, R14 of 2016

McCartin marks a Gresham ball on the boundary 20m out in front of Lonergan and screws through the first goal. (Q1 1:58)
Wright roves a Hickey contest at the top of the square and kicks the second goal, his first in league footy! (Q1 5:36)
McCarthy rides a Gilbert tackle in the pocket, gets his arms free and handballs to the square for Hawkins to volley home! (Q1 10:29)
Smith marks over Savage 40m out on a slight angle, but misses. (Q1 14:10)
Steven is claimed by Ruggles in a tackle at the hotspot, the ball spills clear and Wright volleys home from 15m! Could have easily been HTB against Steven, though. (Q1 15:39)
Ross has a gallop up the wing but misses from 50m on a slight angle. (Q1 17:55)
Smith goes short to Kersten 35m out on a slight angle. Kersten misses, as he so often does. (Q1 20:42)
Roberton intercepts at CHB and has two Saints on their own on the wing, Gresham marks and has Riewoldt in a convoy… but goes himself and misses from 35m. Oh dear. (Q1 22:47)
Newnes marks on the HFF and bombs long to the square… the ball sails just inside the goalpost for a huge goal! (Q1 22:47)
Hickey gives to Minchington who is bumped as he kicks from 35m on the flank, goes wide, no free. (Q1 24:32)
Steven goes back with the flight and marks a very high Riewoldt ball to the flank 45m out. But he kicks OOTF. (Q1 26:10)
Taylor tackles Weller to prevent a Joe the Goose opportunity from a handball by Bruce. (Q2 2:10)
Blicavs marks in range at half forward but goes further to Kersten 25m out on a slight angle. Kersten kicks truly. (Q2 2:50)
Ruggles turns the ball over by foot at defensive hotspot to Minchington near CHF. Minchington makes him pay with a nice set shot. (Q2 5:07)
Bruce gets a free at the hotspot for contact by Henderson. He goals as well, Saints kick out again! (Q2 6:52)
Gresham passes to an intelligent sideways lead by McCartin to 20m on a slight angle, on the end of a rebound started by Montagna on the HBF. Paddy just misses. (Q2 9:12)
Savage marks unopposed 45m out on the flank from a blind Blicavs clearance from a stoppage in the Saints FP. He misses. (Q2 10:53)
Minchington rolls through his second goal from mid range after a give by Hickey roving his own crumb! (Q2 13:46)
Menzel catches Riewoldt HTB behind the centre, Bruce gives away 50m, Menzel misses from 50m on a slight angle. (Q2 18:12)
Lonergan marks over Savage 45m out on the flank and sails through a big goal for Geelong nearing HT. (Q2 21:07)
Minchington marks a Weller ball 35m out on a slight angle and boots goal number three to restore the five-goal St Kilda lead. (Q2 23:26)
Delaney is pinged for a throw, Murdoch takes the free 50m out on a slight angle but the ball falls on the line and is rushed. (Q2 24:35)
Dangerfield draws a holding free on Montagna 40m out on a slight angle, and steers through his first goal with a minute and a half to go to HT. (Q2 26:07)
Riewoldt goes short to Acres near the boundary 40m out, his set shot is rushed. (Q2 27:51)
Dangerfield passes to Menzel 35m out on the flank after a scything run down the wing by Motlop. Menzel hits the post. (Q3 2:40)
McCarthy snaps an easy goal from 20m after roving a clanger kick by Gilbert. (Q3 3:55)
Hawkins bends down and marks a Smith centre clearance kick at the hotspot in front of Delaney for his second goal. All of a sudden, Cats back within two kicks! (Q3 4:55)
The Cats again boss the centre bounce, McCarthy sails through another one from half forward, Geelong only a kick behind now! (Q3 6:10)
Geary gets back to the square to mark a Hawkins snap from the hotspot to prevent the go ahead score. (Q3 7:08)
Weller runs down the wing and kicks long for Membrey to mark at the top of the square behind Taylor for a steadier for the Saints. (Q3 8:50)
Newnes is first back to a long ball to space at the hotspot and goals just before being tackled. (Q3 10:40)
Gregson misses a hurried snap from near CHF. (Q3 12:01)
Newnes gets smashed by Selwood sitting under a hospital ball by Riewoldt to the HBF, Menzel goals off the left boot from 40m. (Q3 12:55)
Dangerfield clears from the next centre bounce, McCarthy snaps his third goal of the quarter from 40m on a slight angle! (Q3 13:39)
Roberton is pinged for a hold on McCarthy off the ball 20m out in front to put Murdoch at about the same spot with a 50m penalty for another goal, Cats now lead. (Q3 16:24)
Gresham clears from a stoppage on the wing, Saints switch and attack through Montagna, Weller marks 10m out and goals to give St Kilda the lead back. (Q3 19:54)
Minchington marks a Gresham centre clearance on the HFF and gives to Savage who hits the post. (Q3 21:11)
Mad scramble in the square after a long Montagna ball to a pack at the hotspot flips over the back, after video review ruled a rushed behind. (Q3 22:56)
Dunstan worries Stanley out of a Bartel Joe the Goose attempt and rushes it. (Q3 25:40)
Gresham passes to Weller 45m out on the flank who delivers a beautiful set shot for his second goal in a row. (Q3 28:29)
Geelong has won only one of the four games decided by four goals or less this season. They have a game on their hand here, led by seven goals from Saint small forwards. (3 Qtr Time)
Menzel gives to Mackie who tries a 60m bomb from the wing to an empty square… sails wide. (Q4 0:42)
Menzel intercepts at the hotspot and gives a Joe the Goose special to Motlop, but Riewoldt lunges and Motlop kicks into the post from 10m out! Oh dear! (Q4 1:32)
Henderson marks a Geary ball to the HFF and goes to the lead of Hawkins who shrugs off Gilbert to mark 30m out on the flank. The Tomahawk kicks truly. (Q4 4:02)
Blicavs dives and marks a Murdoch ball near the behind post, and kicks the goal to put Geelong back in front. (Q4 9:54)
Gilbert turns the ball over the the wing while off balance off his left boot, Gregson passes to Ruggles 45m out in the corridor. Ruggles misses like the backman he is. (Q4 12:03)
Guthrie is pinged for a red hot HTB free under a Dunstan tackle 40m out on the flank. Dunstan misses. (Q4 14:18)
Membrey marks over Enright 20m out in front after what looked like a terrible Gilbert ball takes a lucky bounce to Acres on the wing. Membrey misses, disappointingly! (Q4 16:33)
The Cats rebound around member’s wing with a bit of bounce luck of their own, Dangerfield gives a Joe the Goose special to Motlop for a massive goal. (Q4 17:51)
Steven kicks after the next centre bounce to the pocket, Gresham gathers and baulks away from Lonergan, then screws through a sensational goal from 20m! (Q4 19:03)
That was a contender for goal of the year! (Q4 19:03)
Hickey pushes Stanley in ruck 50m out on the flank, Stanley goes back for the set shot but Riewoldt marks in relief in the square, no score. (Q4 20:48)
Stoppage at the Saint hotspot, the ball is tapped towards the square, Steven volleys it through from 15m, Saints back in front, 3:57 to go! (Q4 22:15)
Delaney intercepts Mackie on the wing and starts a switch, eventually a stoppage on the outer wing, 2:39 left. (Q4 23:45)
Acres clears but the Cats have the numbers, Duncan gives to Smith but Geary tackles and forces a turnover, clock under 2:00 as Saints go tempo. (Q4 24:47)
Motlop pumps the ball back in but too high and cleared, Dangerfield has a chance but is tackled, Hawkins plays for a free and doesn’t get it, Membrey marks on the wing, 0:46! (Q4 26:17)
Enright starts an attack from the wing, Selwood to the hotspot but Roberton roves and the Saints clear, stoppage on the wing, 0:18! (Q4 26:33)
Taylor inside 50, big pack, ball up at the hotspot, three seconds left! (Q4 27:01)
Roberton roves Hickey, siren goes, Saints win! (Q4 27:33)

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