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Blog log from R1 of 2017: St Kilda vs Melbourne

Blog log for St Kilda vs Melbourne, R1 of 2017

Neal-Bullen snaps wide from 45m in front. (Q1 0:00)
Billings sails through the first goal from a snap from the HFF despite a despairing lunge by Gawn on the line. (Q1 0:34)
Hogan beats Brown to mark 45m out on a slight angle, but misses. (Q1 2:17)
Garlett is over the back for an easy collect and goal from the square after a quick and long kick from the wing, all started by Petracca intercepting an Armitage handball. (Q1 3:53)
Lewis receives in a phone box on the wing and uses his vision to pass to Gawn leading to the flank 30m out. Big Maxy misses. (Q1 6:04)
Gresham tries a volley out of mid-air from the hotspot, but it sails wide. (Q1 8:35)
Big scramble at Demon hotspot with a lot of tackles and drops, eventually Ross is pinged for catching Stretch high. Stretch goals. (Q1 11:08)
Riewoldt rises in front of two Demons to mark at the hotspot for his first goal of the season. (Q1 13:34)
Armitage bounces through a goal from the hotspot after being Johnny on the spot for the crumb from a marking contest. (Q1 17:19)
Riewoldt marks a Lonie ball next to the goalpost for his second goal. (Q1 18:46)
Steele marks in a pack 40m out on a slight angle, rising over Melksham. He misses. (Q1 20:47)
Gawn is pinged for a push in a marking contest 15m out in front. Membrey makes no mistake with the set shot. (Q1 24:19)
Gresham keeps a ground ball alive with skill in the pocket, Membrey handballs it back to him in the square and he beats Hunt to goal over his head! (Q1 28:04)
Watts is over the back for a long Petracca ball to the hotspot, he has Jones running to the square but decides to go back for the set shot. He goals with no problem. (Qtr Time)
Riewoldt runs into the open goal after roving a Bruce contest at the top of the square. (Half Time)
Hannan snaps his first goal in the seniors from a pack in the pocket. Demons can do no wrong! (Q2 4:30)
Chain of handballs through heavy traffic on the wing by Demons, it ends with Jones releasing Weideman to run to 40m on a slight angle and ram through another one! (Q2 9:47)
Salem is pinged for HTB under a Weller tackle 40m out in front. Weller misses badly. (Q2 11:16)
Garlett stays down as two Saints spoil Hogan at the hotspot, he gathers and runs into the open goal in trademark style. (Q2 12:42)
Hogan is behind the Saint defence for a long Petracca kick after the next centre bounce. He lines up 20m out and boots another one. Demons on the way back. (Q2 13:50)
Lonie catches Jetta high 40m out on a slight angle. He goals with a nice finish, Melbourne hits the lead! (Q2 16:29)
Membrey gathers on the HFF and goes short to Weller 40m out on a slight angle. He misses badly again, no score. (Q2 20:01)
Armitage misses a snap from near the hotspot under pressure. (Q2 20:01)
Vince starts a switch rebound from the HBF, Hunt bombs long to the hotspot where hogan has the sit on Brown and takes a speccy. Hogan boots goal number two. (Q2 24:37)
Lonie passes to Gresham near the hotspot, but Gresham misses badly. (Q2 26:51)
Stretch gives to Hunt on the wing, he turns the jets on to get to 40m on a slight angle but miss, just before the HT siren sounds. (Q2 28:42)
Gawn down to Jones who passes to Watts after the first centre bounce of Q3. Watts lines up from 45m on a slight angle, and hits the post. (Half Time)
Hannan roves a Watts contest 20m out and snaps over his left shoulder for a nice goal. (Half Time)
Vince lurks at CHF for a Gawn handball and launches a bomb for his first goal of the season. (3 Qtr Time)
Garlett roves and goals from close range, three of those for him now. Plenty of crumbs to feast upon in the Demon forward line now! (3 Qtr Time)
Brayshaw marks in the corridor 35m out and pops through another one. It’s a procession by now. (3 Qtr Time)
Gresham baulks on the HFF and kicks to the square where Riewoldt gathers, has a man on, stumbles, falls, somehow manages to get a shin to it and scores the goal. (Q3 7:47)
Petracca converts a set shot from 45m on the flank to restart the Demon flow. (Q3 12:01)
Weideman misses from near the behind line under heavy pressure, with a couple of team mates waiting for a give. (Q3 16:24)
Lonie plays on to advantage for a goal from 15m after Bruce draws a free in a marking contest with Hunt. (Q3 16:24)
Watts roves a Brayshaw contest and gives to Oliver for a quick snap from the hotspot, but it’s OOTF. (Q3 19:37)
Oliver gives to Jones from a stoppage on the flank, he runs sideways to the hotspot and screws through a left foot snap under not much pressure. (Q3 19:37)
Membrey juggles and marks a Steele ball to 25m on a slight angle. He misses, uncharacteristically. (Q3 23:12)
Hannan misses a long set shot from the HFF. (3 Qtr Time)
Petracca roves a Hogan contest 20m and gives outside to Garlett who tries a grubber, but Geary should get credit for forcing him to snap it into the goalpost. (Q4 3:08)
Hogan juggles a Hannan ball to mark over Brown 20m out on a slight angle. He goals, three for him. (Q4 4:04)
Vince is pinged for interference on Dunstan just inside CHF, Dunstan runs in crooked but kicks straight. (Q4 6:45)
Riewoldt pokes a pass from CHF to Bruce 35m out on a slight angle. Bruce, who hasn’t had his kicking boots on today, sprays this one too. (Q4 10:35)
Jetta overruns the crumb from a pack at the top of the square, Gresham pounces and goals. (Q4 12:41)
Lonie catches a dithering Melskham HTB 40m out on a slight angle, but misses. (Q4 14:18)
Neal-Bullen rolls through the sealer with a snap from near CHF (Q4 17:39)
After Riewoldt is stretchered off with a knee injury, Petracca converts a set shot from the hotspot. (Q4 21:20)
Gresham marks on the goal line and converts, to muted reaction from Saints fans who are in shock after that injury to Rooey. (Q4 25:37)
Stretch marks deep in the pocket 25m out. He takes his full allotment of time with less than two minutes left, and misses. (Q4 28:25)
Bruce catches Tom McDonald HTB 20m out on the flank. He lines up in the last minute, and kicks truly. (Q4 29:27)

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