Blog log from R8 of 2017: St Kilda vs Carlton

Charline Curnow marks a Krezuer ball on the HFF in front of Montagna, wheels and hits the top of the square, Webster is monstered by Weitering for the mark and goal. (Q1 3:00)
That was about as clear a push in the back by Weitering as you would see. Oh well. (Q1 3:31)
Membrey snaps wide under heavy pressure from 25m in the pocket. (Q1 4:03)
Carlisle beats Weitering to mark a rebound kick to the wing, he plays on and bombs to a pack at the hotspot, Riewoldt gives to Billings who snaps truly. (Q1 5:16)
After the next centre bounce, Bruce marks a long Newnes ball from the wing strongly with Rowe draped all over him 35m out on a slight angle. He shanks it…. but straight. (Q1 6:26)
Acres gives to Weller who runs down the HFF to 40m, looks inside but goes himself… well wide. (Q1 8:33)
Billings snaps his second goal after marking and playing on to shoot from 55m on a slight angle to an empty square. (Q1 11:47)
Membrey marks a Dunstan ball 25m out on the flank, after a hard ball get by Sinclair in midfield. He goals with no trouble, St Kilda has the jump. (Q1 13:17)
Silvagni marks a Simpson ball behind Roberton 20m out on a slight angle for a Blue goal to stop the rot. (Q1 16:32)
Fisher zooms onto a loose ball on the wing, swerves through traffic like Michael Schumacher and goes long to near the hotspot where Charlie Curnow leaps, marks and goals. (Q1 21:38)
Silvagni marks and goals from 20m on a slight angle after the Saints can’t clear a big pack on the HBF. (Q1 24:47)
Gresham marks 35m out on a slight angle but misses badly. (Q1 27:16)
Billings marks near the hotspot for his third goal after a pass from Riewoldt from outside CHF. (Q2 1:38)
Murphy roves a Simpson ball to a pack at the hotspot after a stoppage, he goals to get the Blues back within a kick. (Q2 10:53)
Kreuzer roves at the hotspot and gives to Murphy who baulks and snaps his second goal. (Q2 17:34)
Casboult marks on the lead just outside 50m on a slight angle. He goes back for the set shot, but it falls on the line and is cleared. (Q2 21:34)
Weller gallops down the wing on the counter after that Casboult shot, he has Minchington at CHF who passes to Billings 40m out on a slight angle. Billings kicks truly. (Q2 22:54)
Minchington just misses a bouncing snap under heavy pressure from 20m near the boundary. (Q2 23:54)
Cripps marks 25m out on a slight angle, has two teammates running to the square so he tries to baulk Geary on the mark, but gets caught HTB, Saints clear. (Q2 26:21)
From the resultant rebound, Steele misses from 35m on the flank just before the HT siren. (Q2 26:53)
Kreuzer misses a long shot from the HFF. (Q3 4:13)
Riewoldt completes a trademark gut run to get free behind the Blue defenders at the hotspot for his first goal, on the end of a chaotic rebound from the last line. (Q3 8:25)
Minchington catches Marchbank HTB on the boundary 40m out, but misses. (Q3 9:43)
Ross goals from a stoppage at the hotspot to kick the Saints away again. It’s as if there’s a four goal breeze at Docklands with the roof open! (There isn’t.) (Q3 12:15)
Roberton misses a snap around the corner from mid range. (Q3 15:08)
Steven sets up Gresham for a snap after a stoppage at half forward, but that is also wide. (Q3 16:41)
Thomas burns the footy to the HBF where Sinclair marks, but he sits the ball up to the square and no score results. (Q3 16:41)
Another stoppage inside forward 50 for St Kilda, the weight of possession tells as Weller wins a hard footy, to Ross thence to Billings who snaps goal number five! (Q3 18:21)
Jack Silvagni kicks OOTF from a tough set shot from the boundary 45m out. (Q3 19:08)
Cripps converts a set shot from 20m in front after Thomas spoils a Dunstan kick across the backline to allow Graham to rove and pass. (Q3 24:11)
Steven is pinged for encroachment to bring Ed Curnow from the centre circle to 40m out in front. The older Curnow misses. (Q3 25:07)
Williamson avoids Carlisle to juggle and mark a Gibbs ball from the HFF to the hotspot on a fast break. He kicks goal number one of his senior career. (Q3 27:06)
Gibbs snaps off a step from the HFF, that one sails through too, Blues back within a kick! (Q3 28:39)
Geary marks at half forward and has the tireless Riewoldt running to space on the HFF to mark 40m out. Rooey misses. (Q4 1:42)
Petrevski-Seton misses a long snap form half forward. (Q4 3:15)
Cripps drifts in front of Geary to mark 25m out on the flank. He goals to restore a lead for Carlton. (Q4 4:16)
Minchington snaps from outside CHF, Alex Silvagni gets back just in time to touch it into the goalpost. (Q4 5:58)
Cripps has Fisher running behind two defender to the hotspot, but the pass hits the turf, Fisher mops up but his attempt to baulk doesn’t work, he’s caught HTB by Sinclair. (Q4 9:12)
Ross puts the Saints back in front with a low, punching ball from CHF that bounces through with a shepherd in the square by Riewoldt. (Q4 10:27)
Gresham roves at CHF and kicks blind to the hotspot, Bruce is playing in front to mark and goal. 10:55 left, still plenty of time for this to go anywhere. (Q4 12:24)
Weller goes to ground on the HFF as he fights for a ground ball with Cripps, the latter butters up and passes to Casboult 45m out on the flank. Levi doesn’t score. (Q4 17:19)
Graham roves in the pocket but misses with a very high snap from 15m. (Q4 18:31)
Simpson is pinged for a high tackle on the wing, he argues the toss with the ump, pweet 50m penalty. Steele lines up from 20m on the flank and makes Kade pay, goal. (Q4 19:30)
Weller marks 45m out on a slight angle, but misses. Clock under 3:30 now though, the Blues have left it too late. (Q4 24:28)
Murphy shanks a running snap from 25m on the flank, it dribbles harmlessly for Brown to rush in the square. The crowd gives MM the Bronx cheer. (Q4 27:29)

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