Blog log from R15 of 2017: Fremantle vs St Kilda

Sandilands gets a ruck free in the centre plus a 50m penalty on Longer to take him to the hotspot, but misses. (Q1 1:17)
Cox clunks a Johnson ball to the hotspot in front of Carlisle but also misses. (Q1 2:32)
Bradley Hill centres to CHB from the HBF but Gilbert chips in to mark 45m out in front. Gilbert misses. (Q1 3:32)
Ballantyne marks a Walters ball and plays on into the open goal for the first of the evening after Cox contests at half forward. (Q1 5:40)
Steele passes to Billings 30m out on the flank to mark in front of Hamling, who misses badly with a shank. (Q1 7:43)
Lonie passes to Riewoldt 45m out on the flank on a fast rebound around member’s wing. Rooey’s set shot falls on the behind line for Darcy to mark in relief. (Q1 11:35)
Montagna goes wide from the centre after a Tucker fumble, Gresham is on his own, has options inside but goes himself from 40m on a slight angle… it’s good. (Q1 13:49)
Newnes marks in the pocket from a very short Gresham kick from a pack. He checksides a point. (Q1 16:12)
Neale roves a Darcy tap from a stoppage in the pocket and delivers a Daicos special from the boundary 15m out. (Q1 18:37)
Ryan slam tackles Gresham in the pocket to give away a free, Gresham plays on and snaps a roller from 30m… just touched on the line. (Q1 20:32)
Walters has a running snap from 45m on a slight angle after a set up by Bradley Hill and give by Tucker, that one skids through. (Q1 22:13)
Gilbert turns it over by foot at half back with a smothered ball, Walters gets a free for a Webster high bump chasing the crumb 40m out on a slight angle and goals again. (Q1 25:14)
Membrey juggles a mark over Logue 50m out on the flank, runs in right and kicks way right, rushed behind. (Q1 28:17)
Walters sprays the easiest of his chances, a set shot from 20m on a slight angle. (Q1 30:18)
Riewoldt gives to Lonie who misses a snap across the body from the hotspot. (Q2 1:35)
Freo can’t clear the HBF on the kick in, Billings goes quickly to the square where Gresham gets a contact free on Spurr and goals. (Q2 2:52)
McCarthy marks on the boundary 50m out and kicks OOTF. (Q2 3:45)
Ballantyne earns a free in the pocket with trademark pest work but it’s reversed after a melee breaks out. (Q2 5:04)
Dunstans gives inside to Carlisle drifting up from defence, he snaps from 40m in front and goals. (Q2 9:49)
Sinclair runs from the next centre bounce and gives wide to Billings who misses from the HFF. (Q2 11:01)
McCarthy gathers a loose ball and centres from the HFF, Ballantyne and two Saints all slip over but it’s Balla who regains his feet first to snap the goal from 15m. (Q2 15:26)
Gresham spoils an overly ambitious kick across half back by Weller, follows up his own crumb and snaps a big goal from near the hotspot. (Q2 18:49)
Weller picks up a loose ball near CHF and gives to Darcy… they say never handball to a ruckman, but Darcy snaps off his preferred left boot from 45m for a nice goal! (Q2 21:43)
Billings receives from Stevens after a turnover at the hotspot and snaps truly. (Q2 24:29)
Suban passes to Cox at the hotspot who also kicks his first goal in league footy. (Q2 26:20)
That goal was caused by a Webster clanger on the HBF. (Q2 26:50)
Carlise receives after Neale is pinged for a throw 30m out on the flank, he snaps his second goal of Q2. (Q2 29:44)
Cox misses a mid-range snap. (Q2 30:37)
Crozier just misses a pressured snap from 45m on a slight angle. (Q3 0:50)
Suban gives to Walters who snaps from much the same spot, it drops on the line, was it touched before going through? Video review shows Gilbert’s hand was over the line, goal. (Q3 1:37)
Steven gets a free when Fyfe catches him around the neck at a stoppage 40m out in front. He misses badly. (Q3 3:52)
Walters crumbs a long ball to a pack 20m out, baulks onto his left boot but misses. (Q3 7:24)
Lonie marks deep in the pocket 30m out and centres to Dunstan 40m out on the flank. Dunstan misses. (Q3 8:34)
St Kilda has a convoy running across half forward after a turnover, Gresham gives outside to Riewoldt who shoots under not much pressure from 35m on the flank… no good. (Q3 10:26)
Newnes passes from outside CHF to Sinclair 50m out on a slight angle. Saints keep missing chances… this one goes wide too. (Q3 11:08)
Stevens intercepts at half forward and gives off to Gilbert who also misses from 45m on a slight angle. (Q3 11:30)
Bruce marks 40m out in front and shows them how it’s done with a straight kick. (Q3 14:38)
Walters roves a Sheridan contest 20m out and snaps truly to restore the Freo lead, four goal for him now. (Q3 15:29)
Bruce passes from congestion at half forward across the hotspot to Steele 40m out on the flank. Steele sneaks his set shot inside the left goalpost. (Q3 22:08)
A lull as Gilbert is stretchered off. (Q3 24:53)
Bradley Hill is forward of the play to receive from Weller and goal from 40m in front. (Q3 29:16)
Steven misses a snap from near the behind line after some broken play. (Q3 30:58)
Fyfe wins the footy out of a pack on the wing, the Dockers have the loose man, Cox runs to near the top of the square but gets mown down by Steele before he can shoot! (Q3 32:12)
Webster is on the fat side wing for a long switch, he has Newnes 40m out on a slight angle who gives off to Carlisle… miss. (Q4 5:09)
Neale misses a target by hand in heavy traffic at half back, Sinclair sharks it and passes to Membrey 25m out on a slight angle. He goals, Saints hit the lead. (Q4 7:50)
Riewoldt hits the post with a snap from 40m on the flank. (Q4 10:52)
Ballantyne misses a quick snap from the vortex pocket after receiving. (Q4 12:51)
Sheridan passes to Walters who has Stevens draped all over him but marks on a hard lead to 40m on a slight angle. Son-SOn boots goal number five, Freo back in front! (Q4 18:05)
Steven clears from th enext centre bounce, Membrey flies in a sandwich of Johnson and Hamling to clunk the big grab, plus a 50m penalty to ensure the goal. Saints lead again. (Q4 19:20)
Bruce wins a HTB free on Suban after the next centre bounce and goes to half forward, Steele shoots from 50m on a slight angle but it’s off hands for a behind. (Q4 21:02)
Neale feeds Suban to run away from congestion on the wing and bomb long to the hotspot where Walters marks on his chest. This for number six and the lead back… it’s good. (Q4 23:23)
Gresham clears from the next centre bounce, Billings is playing in front to mark near CHF. His set shot is a helicopter shank, Johnson mark in relief. (Q4 25:25)
Membrey intercepts on the wing to start a switch attack, ball up at the Saint hotspot, 2:24 left. (Q4 25:52)
Secondary ball up, 2:17. (Q4 25:52)
Another stoppage in the pocket, 2:09. (Q4 26:07)
Yet another ball up near the hotspot, 2:00. (Q4 26:36)
Stevens roves and gives to Bruce who throws the ball on the left boot from 25m on the flank… that wobbles through, Saints lead again! (Q4 27:20)
Neale to Fyfe to Spurr for the inside 50, Johnson gives to Weller who snaps around the corner from near the hotspot… lands on the behind line for Billings to mark and rebound. (Q4 28:51)
Another inside 50 for Freo, another intercept by Billings in the pocket. (Q4 28:51)
Ball in on the Freo HFF, 27 seconds left. (Q4 29:08)
Ross clears to the wing, Membrey gives to Gresham who runs free down the wing, he has Bruce over the back to kick the sealer from the square, siren! (Q4 30:02)

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