Blog log from R22 of 2017: St Kilda vs North Melbourne

Simpkin marks 70m out and Gilbert gives away a 50m penalty for encroaching on the mark. Simpkin from 20m out directly in front kicks the opening goal of the game. (Q1 5:02)
Steven shovels out a handball at the 50m arc to Gresham who takes a couple of steps and kicks a nice long goal. (Q1 7:03)
Ross coughs up a handball to Higgins who runs to 55m from goal, lowers the eyes and finds Hrovat on the lead 30m from goal. Hrovat on a slight angle kicks the goal. (Q1 10:37)
Dunstan kicks to Billings in space 55m from goal. Billings runs to 50 and bounces it through. (Q1 15:56)
Turner on the wing kicks high to Brown on the lead who marks above his head with Carlisle trailing. Brown goes back from 40m out on a 45 degree angle and goals. (Q1 18:32)
Higgins turns the ball over to Gresham who kicks to Acres on the lead in the pocket. Acres with a very tight shot for goal splits the difference. Great kick. (Q1 20:33)
Preuss gives away a pushing free kick at the boundary throw-in to Longer. Longer has a kick from 30m out on a slight angle and misses to the left. (Q1 23:03)
Nathan Brown gives away an off the ball holding free on Ben Brown who has a set shot from 40m out but misses to the left. (Q1 23:49)
Dunstan receives a handball out of the stoppage and kicks to Bruce on the lead 35m from goal. Bruce goes back and kicks truly. (Q1 34:48)
Garner somehow evades a tackle and the boundary line and kicks high where Gibson marks 25m from goal directly in front. Gibson goals. (Q1 36:43)
Higins wins the centre clearance and hands to Garner who kicks to Brown on the lead 30m from goal. Brown goes back as the siren sounds and hits the post with his kick at goal. (Q1 37:48)
Hrovat kicks to Higgins who marks on the tightest of angles in the pocket. He wheels around on his left but it misses to the left. (Q2 4:10)
Long ball into Membrey who can’t hang onto the mark but Bruce is the unlikely crumber and snaps a goal on his left. (Q2 5:46)
Mountford streams through the middle and kicks long to Ziebell who marks in front of Gilbert. Ziebell from 20m out directly in front kicks the goal. (Q2 7:21)
Cunnington pinged for a hold on Steven in the stoppage 25m from goal. The set shot from a slight angle misses across the face. (Q2 13:12)
Ross chips inside 50 where Dunstan marks and hands to Weller who has a comfortable running snap at goal which he executes well for another Saints goal. (Q2 20:41)
Long kick into Riewoldt where Thompson gives away a free for front on contact. Riewoldt improves the angle, puts the ball across his boot and kicks the goal. (Q2 24:22)
Sinclair running through the middle of the ground kicks on the outside of the boot to Savage 30m out on a slight angle. The siren sounds and Savage goals. (Q2 31:56)
Simpkin kicks to Atley 40m out on a tight angle and Atley kicks inboard to Goldstein who marks directly in front. Goldstien goals. (Q3 5:20)
Atley kicks short to Preuss who marks on the lead 45m from goal. He loads up but the shot misses badly across the face. (Q3 9:20)
Zurhaar kicks long to the top of the square where Garner easily outmarks Acres. He goes back and converts the simple set shot. (Q3 12:55)
Steven out of the middle kicks to space where Riewoldt has room to run and jump and Thompson was no chance of spoiling. Riewoldt from 35m out kicks truly. (Q3 15:05)
Steven hands to Newnes who runs to 50m and has a shot on goal but it bounces through for a behind. (Q3 30:23)
Billings from outside 50 kicks a low dart to Bruce in the pocket. Bruce’s set shot using the outside of his boot is through for a terrific goal. (Q3 32:21)
Gibson tight on the boundary line does well to find Cunnington on his own 35m out on a slight angle. Cunnington goals. (Q4 2:22)
Higgins under pressure does well to get boot to ball and craft a short kick to Brown on the lead 35m from goal directly in front. Brown’s set shot is a goal. (Q4 4:34)
Gresham with time and space at half forward puts a kick out in front of Bruce who marks 40m from goal. Bruce misses to the left with the set shot. (Q4 8:23)
Acres has a kick smothered but recovers and hands to Savage who loads up from 50m out and kicks a great long goal. (Q4 10:42)
Steven kicks long to 20m from goal where Membrey has a double grab and bring it down after Durdin and McDonald failed to make contact. Membrey’s set shot is a goal. (Q4 14:49)
Cunnington gets a handball out of a forward 50 stoppage to Garner who snaps a nice goal. (Q4 20:38)
Bruce marks in the pocket and hands to Membrey who in turn gives to Gresham to kick the goal. (Q4 23:34)
Brown marks 40m from goal and passes to Hrovat in the pocket who plays on and snaps the goal on his left. (Q4 23:34)

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