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Blog log from R9 of 2017: St Kilda vs Sydney

Blog log for St Kilda vs Sydney, R9 of 2017

Mills to Papley on the HFF, the Saint defenders don’t block the hole so Tippett is able to lead into it to mark unscathed 35m out on the flank. He misses. (Q1 1:58)
Kennedy intercepts a Steele handball on the wing and starts a fast break that ends with Cunningham running to 50m on a slight angle for the first goal. (Q1 3:48)
Hayward marks a short Lloyd ball near true CHF and sails through another one. (Q1 5:48)
McCartin beats a dawdling Grundy for a ground ball on the HFF, runs onto his right boot for a snap from 45m on a slight angle… well wide. (Q1 9:00)
Carlisle gives to Roberton at half forward, he dithers and is caught by Franklin… but the ump says too high. Buddy gives a spray, 50m penalty, easy goal to Roberton. (Q1 12:06)
Somehow Hannebery gets behind the Saints defence on a fast break up the guts, he gratefully accepts a long Parker ball to run into the open goal. (Q1 14:05)
Hewett and Cunningham miss targets by hand at half back, Sinclair falls over and Lloyd falls into his back at the hotspot. Sinclair misses, disappointingly. (Q1 16:49)
Gresham is forward of a pack at the hotspot to receive and goal after Mills and Newnes smashed each other going for a loose ball. (Q1 19:02)
The crumb for an Acres contest 25m out on the flank falls nicely for Riewoldt who screws through his first goal with a right foot snap off a step. (Q1 20:06)
Tippett marks just inside 50m on a slight angle, his set shot falls on the line and is touched for a point. (Q1 24:05)
Hannebery intercepts a Ross kick 45m out on a slight angle and makes him pay with a goal. (Q1 24:51)
Gresham marks in the pocket 30m out, plays on and screws through a nice snap for the first goal of Q2. (Q2 0:30)
After Heeney appears three times in the chain leading up to it, Hannebery marks near the hotspot. But Hanners shanks it, no score. (Q2 4:15)
The Saints can’t clear half back from the kick in, Hannebery catches Gilbert HTB, the long ball to a pack in the pocket spills for Kennedy to rove and goal from 20m. (Q2 4:50)
Jones releases Cunningham to run from congestion on the wing through an empty centre square, he reaches CHF after two bounces and rolls through his second goal. (Q2 8:29)
Gilbert is pinged for an arm chop when spoiling a short Hayward ball to the lead of Reid 40m out on the flank, bit red hot that. Reid goals as the Saint fans boo. (Q2 12:15)
Weller misses on the run from 45m on the flank with two Swans converging. (Q2 19:44)
Cunningham passes to Franklin 45m out on a slight angle, who misses. (Q2 21:00)
Membrey marks leading back to the square from a long Acres ball on a rare Saint fast break, he plays on and goals. (Q2 22:14)
McCartin misses a close range snap, the Saints are having a good little period at the moment but need to capitalise. (Q2 23:31)
Callum Sinclair marks 25m out on the flank but misses, after Ross had missed up the other end. (Q3 1:32)
Billings turns the ball over at half back, Towers spoils and then receives back to kick the goal from 40m on a slight angle. (Q3 3:32)
Franklin gets a rare one on one with Brown near the hotspot, he wins easily to mark but misses the relatively easy set shot. (Q3 7:02)
Reid feeds Hayward for a snap that is wayward. (Q3 9:31)
Papley goes to Franklin who is again isolated with Brown near goal, Buddy beats him again and keeps his feet to waltz into the open goal. (Q3 12:02)
Acres answers with a long snap from the HFF to keep the Saints within leg rope distance, after they dominate the next centre bounce. (Q3 13:48)
Franklin passes to Rohan near the boundary 45m out, who threads the needle with a lovely looking set shot. (Q3 16:02)
Billings passes to Membrey 45m out on a slight angle, another answering goal. But St Kilda aren’t playing well enough to challenge as yet. (Q3 17:58)
Another calamity in defence by the Saints, the Swans warm at the hotspot but Papley’s snap is wide. (Q3 19:18)
Parker passes to Tippet near the boundary 30m out, he goals as well. Sydney looking too good at this stage. (Q3 22:03)
Parker clears from teh next centre bounce, Towers hits Reid on the lead 45m out on a slight angle. Reid’s set shot doesn’t score. (Q3 23:18)
Newman swerves around a pack for a snap on his left boot from 55m on a slight angle to an empty square… it bounces through! Just about over, this one. (Q3 25:48)
Papley sets up Hewett to get behind the Saint defence and run into the open goal to start Q4, this one is over. (Q4 3:17)
Hannebery passes to Franklin 45m out on a slight angle to start junk time with his second goal. (Q4 4:49)
Riewoldt does the same up the other end after a holding free against Lloyd, to desultory response from the remaining Saint fans. (Q4 7:22)
Papley goals after roving a Franklin contest 20m out, after the Swans boss a stoppage on the wing set up yet again by Kennedy. (Q4 9:17)
Another turnover in the Saint defence, Hannebery sets up Franklin for some junk. (Q4 20:13)
McCartin joins the garbage collection, a few boos when he marks but applause as he kicks truly from 40m on the flank. (Q4 22:58)
Franklin wows the crowd with a party trick from the HFF with a few minutes to go. (Q4 24:21)
After that last goal, Ross is pinged for a scrag before the ball is bounced, the Swans choose to play tempo. (Q4 24:43)
Papley secures himself a second junk goal with a snap from 35m on the flank. (Q4 26:42)
Riewoldt marks 35m out near the boundary just before the final siren. He goals. (Q4 28:37)

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