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Blog log from R20 of 2017: St Kilda vs West Coast

Blog log for St Kilda vs West Coast, R20 of 2017

Webster has a fresh air swing to a pressured kick in the BP, the ball dribbles towards the square where McGovern volleys for the first goal. (Q1 1:09)
Billings misses a flying shot from the HFF after a ball in. (Q1 4:56)
Ross sends a bullet from the HFF to Membrey leading up from the square to the hotspot, nothing Schofield could do there. Membrey kicks the first Sainter goal. (Q1 5:36)
Bruce marks a Billings ball leading up the guts to 40m in front of Schofield, he runs in straight and sends the set shot straight through the hi-diddle-diddle. (Q1 7:25)
Darling has LeCras with no one between him and the goals on the wing, Partington is free running to the square but the Frenchman goes himself from 60m on the flank… goal! (Q1 14:55)
Shuey passes to Kennedy to mark 35m out on a slight angle, who misses. (Q1 16:10)
Billings misses a snap around the corner from a phonebox near the boundary 30m out. (Q1 18:13)
Partington misses a quick snap with two Saints on him 20m out on the flank after catching a very short kick by Darling. (Q1 18:51)
Karpany roves a Kennedy contest at the hotspot, gets tackled by White but manages to get the grubbered snap to avoid the right goalpost for his first goal. (Q1 20:25)
Gresham is pinged for encroachment to bring Redden from wing to 45m out on a slight angle. Redden misses right. (Q1 22:42)
Darling misses a set shot from 45m on a slight angle. (Q1 24:27)
Longer gets a free at a stoppage on the HFF and sends a wobbler to a big pack at the hotspot where Steele marks just before the QT siren. Steele kicks truly, just. (Q1 28:41)
Darling gives to McGovern for a quick snap around the corner from 35m on the flank, but he screws it just wide. (Q2 1:11)
Billings sharks a Shuey handball on the wing and starts a fast break, gets it back again for the pass to Membrey 45m out on a slight angle. Membrey goals. (Q2 4:27)
Partington is front and centre for a Darling contest 25m out on a slight angle, but his quick snap is wide. (Q2 5:57)
Savage passes to the lead of Bruce 40m out wide on the flank, whose set shot drops and is rushed by Petrie. (Q2 6:54)
Newnes hits the post from 35m on the flank after Redden falls over in the BP to cause a turnover from the kick in. (Q2 8:27)
White chops the arms of Darling to give away a free 40m out in the corridor, going for a Hutchings ball. Darling steers through the goal. (Q2 10:12)
Darling has LeCras on the ski ramp to mark on a fast break in an acre of space and schuss all the way into the open goal. 9.6 from the Russian judge. (Q2 13:37)
Sheed has a moment to pick out a pass from the wing and chooses the right option: Kennedy leading to 40m on the flank. JJK boots his 500th goal in AFL footy. (Q2 15:32)
Geary turns the ball over by hand at CHB, leading to a Gaff pass to Sheed just inside 50m out near the boundary. Sheed roosts a sensational set shot for another one for the Eagles! (Q2 16:44)
Stevens catches Sheed HTB on the HFF and sends a high ball to a pack in the pocket, Gaff smothers a Newnes snap but it falls fortuitously for Sinclair to run into the open goal. (Q2 19:09)
Sinclair roves a contest on the HFF, runs ahead of Nelson and centres to Riewoldt all on his own at the hotspot for a goal. (Q2 22:53)
Bruce marks and misses from 40m out on a slight angle. (Q2 25:13)
Sinclair is front and centre for a Riewoldt contest in the pocket and kicks high to the opposite pocket for Acres to mark 25m out for the goal. (Q2 27:28)
Cripps gets the first goal of Q3 from the square after a 50m penalty on Geary for tripping after a Duggan pass. (Q3 1:05)
Steven passes to Billings on the HFF who gives off to Newnes for a snap that just barely manages to avoid the left goalpost for the quick reply! (Q3 2:11)
Savage passes to Bruce 40m out on a slight angle, who puts the Saints in front with his second goal. (Q3 5:24)
Membrey forces a kick turnover by Sheppard on the wing to Acres, who passes to Riewodlt 40m out neat the boundary. Rooey tries a set shot screwing ball, but doesn’t score. (Q3 8:18)
Riewoldt receives at the hotspot but decides on a grubber that ricochets off Gresham who toepokes into the post… the Eagles go coast to coast for Kennedy snap goal from CHF! (Q3 10:26)
Acres gives to Steele to run away from a stoppage on the wing and let fly from 50m on a slight angle… well wide. (Q3 15:32)
Hutchings passes to Kennedy on a fast rebound through midfield. JJK lines up from 40m on a slight angle, and hooks it a bit… just falls in for his third goal. (Q3 16:41)
Ross juggles and marks a Billings ball from the HFF over the back for a goal from the square to bring the Saints back within a point. (Q3 21:40)
LeCras marks a Duggan pass 45m out on the flank, who runs in right and shoots left. (Q3 24:36)
Darling beats Webster to mark a high centring ball by Redden to the hotspot, but he hits the post. (Q3 26:12)
Kennedy marks a Shuey ball over Brown deep in the pocket 20m out and kicks goal number four with a screwing set shot. (Q4 1:31)
A ground ball comes off Duggan’s shin in the BP and OOTF, Dunstan takes the free 25m out and screws through a lovely set shot for a goal! (Q4 2:54)
McGovern burns off Carlisle running around the pocket and gives a Joe the Goose special to Darling to goal from the square. (Q4 5:12)
Gresham roves a Bruce contest but can’t get the screwing snap over the left shoulder to stay on line from 20m on the flank. (Q4 5:40)
The Eagles go coast to coast from the kick in, Yeo streams down the wing and finds LeCras on his own at the hotspot, who plays on to baulk clear and goal. (Q4 5:59)
Savage receives from Sinclair, a moment to compose himself for a snap off a step from 45m on a slight angle, the goal umpire arches the back to watch it sail over his peaked cap. (Q4 8:27)
Steele clears from the centre, Bruce roves and gives to Sinclair who decides on a pass to the square, Billings makes that decision look good with a contested mark and goal. (Q4 9:15)
Newnes gives to Billings who hurries a snap from 35m on the flank and misses, as he so often does with gettable opportunities. (Q4 10:41)
Steele roves a ball up 20m out on a slight angle, gets tackled by Schofield but bounces through a big goal! (Q4 12:30)
Gresham marks in front of Sheppard on the HFF, is called to play on and misses. (Q4 13:32)
Savage misses a flying snap from half forward. (Q4 18:33)
White snaps OOTF from a stoppage at the hotspot. (Q4 19:30)
Dunstan marks an Acres ball forward of the wing, runs to the point of 50m and boundary and decides to go himself… also OOTF. (Q4 19:56)
White intercepts on the wing and starts a switch play that doesn’t work, Redden starts the fast break, Partington has a chance 40m out on the flank but misses. (Q4 21:11)
Hurn intercepts behind the wing and goes quickly to Gaff in midfield who has Kennedy leading up the guts to 45m. Kennedy makes no mistake from the set shot, 3:43 left, point in it. (Q4 28:12)
Gunstan to Steven for the next centre clearance, stoppage on the Saint HFF, 3:30. (Q4 28:47)
Secondary stoppage, 3:19. (Q4 28:47)
Steven roves and baulks to send a very high ball to a pack at the hotspot, Bruce leaps across in front to take a beautiful grab! He misses, disappointingly. 2:29 left. (Q4 28:47)
Hurn takes the kick in up the guts, Bruce roves and gives to Steven, kick goes to the HFF, ball in, 2:14. (Q4 30:14)
Secondary stoppage, 2:03. (Q4 31:14)
McGovern to Mitchell for the clearance kick to the centre, Webster roves and kicks to the HFF, Duggan to the wing, Darlign gets stripped, Mackenzie intercepts behind the wing. (Q4 31:48)
Mackenzie attacks to the centre but Gresham sharks a McGovern handball and goes to Billings 25m out on the flank. Billings gets it on line, Saints home with 24 seconds left! (Q4 33:01)

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