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Blog log from R7 of 2017: St Kilda vs Western Sydney

Blog log for St Kilda vs Western Sydney, R7 of 2017

Sinclair kicks long to the square from CHF after the first centre bounce but Wilson spoils Billings for a rushed behind. (Q1 0:15)
Carlisle spoils Cameron 35m out on a slight angle but Cameron keeps his feet, pivots and tries a low percentage volley from mid air… it bounces through, first goal! (Q1 2:55)
With his left boot too, if you don’t mind! (Q1 3:42)
Gresham marks on the wing and hits Billings leading well in front of Corr 40m out near the boundary. Billings kicks the first Saint goal with a fine set shot. (Q1 4:30)
The Giants work their way painfully but with great skill down member’s wing mainly by hand under intense Saint tackling pressure, Taranto shrugs and shoots from the hotspot, goal. (Q1 12:40)
Stevens goes long from the wing to Bruce at the hotspot, two Giants fly to spoil leaving Minchington front and centre to rove and roll it home. Simple footy! (Q1 14:27)
Taranto has Hopper at the hotspot on a rare fast break play with overlap by the Giants, from a stoppage behind the wing. Hopper makes no mistake with the set shot. (Q1 20:10)
Wilson picks up a loose ball on the left HFF after a stoppage, baulks into a phonebox and shoots from 45m… sneaks inside the right goalpost! (Q1 22:53)
Billings marks on the wing, Shaw clatters into him late, Billings hits the post from 45m on a slight angle. (Q1 24:13)
Cameron marks 25m out on the flank and hits the post with a J curve set shot. (Q1 25:45)
Wright snaps a close range goal after roving a Davis fumble under Bruce pressure in the pocket, threading the needle from deep in the pocket. (Q2 2:06)
Shaw misses from 45m on a slight angle. (Q2 2:32)
Cameron intercepts a horrid Webster kick in 20m out, very easy goal for Jezza, oh dear for Jimmy. (Q2 3:49)
Minchington catches Williams HTB at half forward, he gives to Roberton who sails through the snap from 50m on a slight angle. (Q2 6:02)
Wright roves and tries to repeat the dose from his snap earlier in the quarter, this one screws just wide. (Q2 7:17)
Kelly misses a difficult snap from the pocket. (Q2 12:38)
Riewoldt marks 40m out in the corridor after Davis gives Wilson a hospital handball on the wing to get him smashed by Stevens for a HTB free. Rooey misses. (Q2 14:32)
Williams is pinged for falling into the back of Billings after tapping a loose handball away from him. Billings lines up from near the hotspot, and goals. (Q2 16:48)
Stevens clears from a ball up on the wing, Bruce marks and plays on for a one on one between Membrey and Himmelberg at the hotspot, the Saint wins easily and goals. (Q2 19:21)
Lobb gives to Shiel at a stoppage near the hotspot, but his left foot checkside doesn’t curve, and floats OOTF. (Q2 22:05)
Patton outmarks Brown 30m out wide on the flank, and sails through a lovely looking set shot to steady the Giants. (Q2 22:33)
Smith runs onto a ruck tap wide of a stoppage on the HFF but misses under pressure from 45m near the boundary. (Q2 25:05)
The Giants regain the lead with a snap from Coniglio at the hotspot after Riewoldt is set up with a poor kick by Roberton. (Q2 26:03)
Wright soccers wide from mid range. (Q2 28:20)
Johnson runs his hip into the head of Newnes as the Saint bends for a loose footy 45m out on a slight angle. Newnes misses. (Q2 31:53)
Lobb stands tall in front of Roberton to mark deep in the pocket 20m out, and squeezes through a punching set shot for his first goal. (Q3 2:58)
Davis spoils at defensive hotspot to start a rebound up the guts, Johnson has Scully to mark, play on and run to true CHF and slams through a big goal. (Q3 7:03)
Carlisle plays on after a high contact free against Cameron on the wing, his long ball falls over the back, Billings fumbles but Wright mops up to goal from the square. (Q3 10:43)
Membrey smothers a slightly laconic Shaw in the BP, mops up and sits a high ball to the square… big pack, crumb falls for Gresham who goals! Saints back in it! (Q3 12:38)
Ross baulks clear after roving the next centre bounce, runs his full measure and hits Membrey leading to 30m on the flank. Membrey just misses. (Q3 13:58)
Shaw’s short kick in is over the head of Shiel and intercepted by Ross 40m out on a slight angle. But Ross also misses. (Q3 14:58)
Taranto gives to Himmelberg who misses with a snap across the body from 40m in front. (Q3 16:44)
Mumford beats Roberton to mark on the HFF, he looks and goes inboard to Shiel who strokes through a perfect snap on the trot from 45m on a slight angle. (Q3 18:33)
Coniglio ends a flowing overlap move by the Giants through midfield with a miss from 40m on a slight angle. (Q3 20:08)
Cameron marks 40m out wide on the flank plays on and screws wide again. (Q3 22:14)
Sinclair feeds Gresham to run down the flank and into the open goal. Saints aren’t going away just yet! (Q3 23:15)
Minchington is on the fat side for a ball from the wing, he waits for Newnes to run hard on the outside for the give and goal from 30m on the flank. Scores level nearing 3QT! (Q3 26:49)
Cameron marks on the boundary 40m out, on the left side this time. He tries a straight drop punt, but misses badly. Getting a case of the yips, is Jezza. (Q3 29:21)
Smith sets up for a set shot just before the 3QT siren sounds from CHF, he runs to his right but the set shot falls on the line… not touched, massive goal! (Q3 30:29)
Carlisle kicks blind from defensive goalsquare down the flank but it’s straight into the breadbasket of Matthew Kennedy 35m out. The kid misses. (Q4 0:49)
Ward roves a Patton contest and gives to Smith who snaps across his body from the hotspot… just wide. (Q4 1:54)
Williams falls into the back of Minchington as they chase a loose ball 45m out on a slight angle, on a fast break started by Montagna. Minchington goes to Acres, hotspot goal! (Q4 2:50)
Wilson turns the ball over with a kick across half back, Steven mops up and gives to Sinclair who passes to Acres at the hotspot, another one, Saints hit the lead! (Q4 4:33)
Ross runs down the wing after a stoppage to the HFF and hits Bruce on a hook lead to the hotspot. Bruce goals, St Kilda kicking away for the moment! (Q4 6:48)
Ross gives to Minchongton who misses on the run from 40m near the boundary after the Saints work around the wing in very tight. (Q4 9:00)
Patton gets a free for a Brown arm chop fully 55m out on the flank, he goes back for the set shot but it’s off hands and wide anyway, behind. (Q4 10:02)
Fast break from full back started by Ross, it’s a bit higgledy-piggledy but they manage to work it out, Billings’ ball to the HFF bounces past Davis to Steven, goal from 40m! (Q4 12:53)
Clock under 10:00 now, Giants look a bit cooked with one less on the bench. (Q4 15:48)
Riewoldt gives to Billings who misses from 25m on the flank on his non-preferred right boot. (Q4 20:51)
The loose man in defence is working a treat for the Saints at the moment, as it has most of the season. (Q4 21:18)
Gresham roves a long ball to Bruce at the hotspot, baulks and snaps off his left boot… dribbles through, 5:02 left at the next bounce, the Saints are just about home! (Q4 21:49)
Johnson misses a target on the HBF, Roberton steams onto the loose footy and hits Membrey leading to 35m on the flank. Membrey misses, but that’s about it anyway. 3:32 left. (Q4 24:13)
Newnes gives a Joe the Goose special to send the home crowd into raptures, the Friday night curse for the Saints has been exorcised! (Q4 26:33)
Scully marks on the boundary 40m out, plays on and goals in the last few seconds. (Q4 29:03)

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