Blog log from R15 of 2016: Gold Coast vs St Kilda

Bright sunshine and no wind for today’s game, could be a fantasy shoot out!
Hall clears long from the centre to Lynch who beats Delaney one on one to mark 35m out on the flank. Lynch misses.
Matera catches Gilbert HTB on the boundary 30m out, and also misses. (Q1 2:20)
Riewoldt goes short from the BP back across goal but there are a host of Suns there, Miller roves and goals with ease. (Q1 3:36)
Membrey marks a McCartin ball behind a pack 25m out near the boundary, but kicks OOTF. (Q1 5:37)
Armitage gives to Savage who also kicks OOTF from 40m on a slight angle. (Q1 6:19)
Hall misses a snap from near the hotspot. (Q1 7:17)
Ah Chee also misses a mid range snap after playing on from a mark. (Q1 8:12)
Presita centres to Sexton at 30m on the flank, who also misses. (Q1 11:03)
Malceski finally provides some finishing quality with a snap off the left from the hotspot. (Q1 14:06)
Rischitelli marks a Martin ball and plays on for a snap from 50m on a slight angle… just wide. (Q1 15:42)
Montagna is called to play on from the kick in, Ah Chee menaces and Tags is pinged for deliberately rushing the behind! Ah Chee goals. (Q1 16:36)
The Suns rebound at pace down member’s wing ending with Lynch diving to mark a Sexton ball in front of Delaney at the hotspot. He goals. Suns have the jump! (Q1 18:40)
Gresham finally gets a score on the board for St Kilda with a miss from CHF. (Q1 20:15)
Ablett marks on the HFF, plays on and rams through another one for the Suns! (Q1 22:03)
Weller roves a Bruce contest and gives a Joe the Goose special for Lonie to waltz into the open goal. (Q1 23:23)
Ablett’s long ball from the HFF goes over Lynch’s contest and bounces for a behind. (Q1 24:47)
Gresham roves a big pack at the hotspot, accelerates through traffic and snaps truly for a fine goal. (Q1 25:35)
Weller roves a Bruce contest 20m out, gives a classic left arm fend to Day and runs into the open goal himself this time. (Q1 28:08)
Steven gives to Minchington who is scragged by Thompson to give away a free 50m out on the flank just before the QT siren. Minchington doesn’t score. (Q1 29:54)
Gilbert picks up a loose ball in midfield and bombs long up the guts for Riewoldt to mark near the hotspot, with May out of position. Rooey misses, though. (Q2 1:47)
Wright gathers an Ah Chee ball on the HFF and loops a handball to Prestia who spins out of a tackle and snaps off a step from 40m on a slight angle for a goal. (Q2 3:00)
St Kilda go up the guts from a kick in and punch through, Newnes is able to run freely through CHF and goal from 40m under no pressure. A breakdown in the Sun structure there. (Q2 7:12)
Armitage kicks high to the benefit of Riewoldt who bodies May off the fall to mark 20m out on the flank, but he misses again. (Q2 9:32)
Minchington roves the kick in to the HFF and gives to Weller who misses from 20m on the boundary. (Q2 9:38)
Wright taps to Davis running forward to the hotspot for a goal on the end of a fast break from behind the wing. (Q2 12:41)
Lynch marks on the lead 40m out on a slight angle and misses again. (Q2 15:39)
Ah Chee marks in a pack at the hotspot with a big fly and misses. (Q2 16:44)
Wright marks near CHF and finally sails a set shot through for the Suns. (Q2 19:59)
Nicholls marks at CHF and kicks truly but the ump thinks it was touched off the boot, video review inconclusive, ruled a behind. (Q2 22:38)
Ah Chee marks a Harbrow ball 40m out on the boundary, his set shot fall on the line, video review shows Delaney touched it through for another behind. (Q2 23:57)
Harbrow bursts from halfback and bombs long to an empty 50 where Mtera is first back to gather, bounce twice and speed into the open goal! (Q2 25:29)
Wright marks in front of the outmatched Roberton at 30m on the flank, and misses. (Q3 1:50)
Gilbert’s chaos ball from the HFF to the pocket misses everyone and dribbles for a behind. (Q3 3:50)
Day passes to Matera on the boundary 25m out behind Ross. Matera tries a set shot screwing ball off the left boot, but misses. (Q3 5:21)
Lonie roves a Membrey contest and snaps around the corner off the left boot from 35m on the flank, but misses. (Q3 6:51)
Lonie roves at half forward and almost stuffs up a Joe the Goose to Membrey, but Membrey beats a tackle and goals from 10m. (Q3 8:05)
Rischitelli roves Nicholls and feeds Hall to scoot away from the next centre bounce and goal from CHF! Way too easy. (Q3 9:06)
Davis gives to Prestia after the next centre bounce to run to the hotspot for another one! (Q3 9:51)
After a poor first half, Nicholls has smashed Lee and Bruce at the last two centre bounce. (Q3 10:16)
Hickey returns for the next centre bounce, Dunstan clears and then receives back from Riewoldt on the HFF to go short to Hickey at 40m on a slight angle. Hickey misses. (Q3 11:51)
Thompson gallups up the guts to start a rebound from halfback, eventually Matera passes to Lynch at 30m on the flank for yet another miss, this time OOTF. (Q3 13:46)
Davis receives from Ablett outside a stoppage on the wing and passes short to Matera at 35m on the flank. Matera misses everything. (Q3 17:21)
Hickey beats Nicholls one on one to mark a high ball by Membrey to 40m on a slight angle. He misses again. (Q3 19:21)
Dunstan has Riewoldt on his own forward of the wing on a fast rebound, Rooey bounds free to 40m on the flank but misses badly. (Q3 21:06)
The Suns go coast to coast from the kick in, Ah Chee has Matera over the back to mark and run into the open goal. (Q3 21:06)
Ablett misses a running snap from outside CHF. (Q3 22:18)
The Saints take their turn to go coast to coast, Lonie passes to Weller 30m out on a slight angle who misses terribly. (Q3 23:17)
Lonie ducks out of a tackle in the pocket and centres to Riewoldt 20m out in front. Rooey misses a soda, his fifth behind. (Q3 24:46)
Hall draws a free for front on contact by Acres 40m out on a slight angle sitting under a Lynch ball just before the 3QT siren. He goals. (Q3 27:48)
May rushes a Gilbert snap from 50m on a slight angle. (Q4 1:46)
Montagna marks 55m out on a slight angle and plays on for a snap… well wide. (Q4 4:35)
Lynch marks 25m out on the flank and misses another one. (Q4 5:50)
Wright marks a Hall ball 50m out on a slight angle, his set shot starts left but swerves right and inside the post for his second goal. (Q4 7:41)
Gresham roves and misses from the hotspot. (Q4 9:18)
Wright marks an Ah Chee ball 35m out on the flank and steers through goal number three. (Q4 11:05)
Steven plays on to advantage after the next centre bounce and hits Membrey on the lead 40m out on the flank. He misses. (Q4 12:16)
Membrey marks again 30m out on a slight angle after a free against Malceski in midfield to Newnes. He goals. (Q4 14:06)
Gresham roves a Weller contest and gives to Newnes for a goal from 20m on the flank. (Q4 15:22)
Armitage passes to Weller 50m out on a slight angle, who misses. (Q4 17:03)
Weller juggles a Montagna pass to mark 15m out near the boundary. He misses. (Q4 19:51)
Lynch leaps and marks at the hotspot but misses again, his fourth behind. (Q4 24:22)
Bruce rolls through a consolation goal from the HFF. (Q4 26:10)

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