Blog log from P1 of 2018: Carlton vs St Kilda

Fisher gathers a loose ball in the pocket in space but chooses to centre instead of shooting, good decision because he finds Cripps at the hotspot for the first goal. (Q1 1:34)
Silvagni goes long from the wing to Kreuzer on the boundary 20m out who beats Longer to mark. Krooze screws through a nice set shot for his first. (Q1 6:19)
Cripps marks a hopeful Wright ball to 35m on a slight angle in front of Geary for his second major. (Q1 9:04)
Simpson joins the party with a long goal from CHF after a feed outside a pack by Lamb then a baulk to get clear for a snap off a step. (Q1 11:49)
Murphy earns a high tackle free on Gilbert in a pack 20m out in the pocket, but allows too much for the wind that is blowing towards the Blue goals and misses. (Q1 13:16)
Ross streams through midfield and goes long to the pocket for McCartin to mark behind Marchbank 20m out. He kicks truly from a difficult angle into the wind with a nice drop punt. (Q1 15:19)
Pickett runs away from a stoppage on the wing playing on to to advantage from a ruck free and launches from near the point of the square…. bounces into the goalpost. (Q1 19:35)
Long ball by Simpson on a slow play to a massive pack at the hotspot… McKay flies gracefully and marks at full extension for his first goal. (Q1 23:04)
Sensational pick up and turn out of trouble by Murphy on the wing then the release to Dow, but the kid shoots OOTF from 55m. (Q1 24:51)
Casboult beats Brown one-out in the pocket 25m out, the Saint defenders need a spell into the wind. Levi hangs it right. (Q1 25:39)
St Kilda will have use of the strong wind in Q2. (Q2 0:03)
Garlett is front and centre for a McKay contest 25m out on the flank and screws through a snap under Brown pressure with a high degree of difficulty! (Q2 0:40)
Membrey outmarks Jones from a Ross centre clearance to the hotspot for his first goal, Jones choosing not to punch. (Q2 2:01)
Long gets a free on the boundary and gives off to Lonie who snaps from 25m… Jones gets back to rush on the line. (Q2 4:02)
Wright gives a Joe the Goose special to Dow after a melee and some broken play caused by a Simpson bump on Sinclair. (Q2 8:06)
Stevens roves a long Webster ball to a pack at the Saint hotspot but misses on the turn. (Q2 9:01)
Jones drops an intercept mark at the Saint hotspot but the eventual Newnes snap goes wide. (Q2 12:01)
Weller baulks at half forward but shanks the snap from 55m for a behind. (Q2 12:48)
Plowman marks in front of Carlisle 40m out on the flank but his set shot is wide and rushed. (Q2 14:32)
Sinclair beats two Blues in a ground battle to feed out for Clark to snap his first goal from 20m. (Q2 16:41)
Gresham converts a set shot from 25m on the flank after a Jones kick clanger from the last line which Stevens cuts off. (Q2 20:32)
Wright receives from Lamb after a chaos ball to the hotspot for another goal into the breeze for Carlton. (Q2 23:49)
Newnes misses a set shot from 40m on a slight angle after the HT siren. (Q2 25:30)
Membrey converts after a Gresham run down the wing following a stoppage and a Steven inside 50 kick from the HFF. (Q3 7:09)
Dow streams from the next centre bounce and delivers low and hard up the guts to the lead of Casboult 40m out. Levi levers it straight through. (Q3 7:54)
McCartin marks in a pack at the hotspot, rising in front of Jones to take the grab then boot his second goal. (Q3 9:44)
Membrey intercepts O’Brien on the HFF and finds Clark near the hotspot for a turnover goal. (Q3 10:52)
Silvagni misses a screwing snap from half forward after Lamb drops a sitter. (Q3 14:55)
Cripps intercepts at half forward and bombs high to the pocket where Webster scrags Matthew Wright to give away the free and goal from 20m. (Q3 16:10)
Gresham draws a free near the hotspot but shanks a behind. (Q3 17:39)
McCartin juggles a pack mark in front of Jones 45m out on the flank but misses the tough shot into the wind. (Q3 24:10)
Dow marks just before the 3QT siren 40m out on the flank, and steers through a quality finish to bring a smile to the lips of Blue fans and recruiters. (Q3 26:14)
Newnes misses a long range snap. (Q4 3:47)
Lamb does a one-two with Silvagni on the HFF and passes to Kreuzer who earns a free for a push by Longer 25m out in the pocket and goals. (Q4 6:55)
Kennedy passes from congestion in midfield to Dow 40m out in front, somehow he got ten yards clear in a crowded forward line. The kid misses. (Q4 9:37)
The hapless Gilbert holds Silvagni at the hotspot to concede a free and the sealing goal. (Q4 13:41)
McKay misses a set shot from hard in the pocket. (Q4 14:51)
Carlisle marks in the square for an easy goal on the end of a rare quick rebound by the Saints, the goal assist kick coming from Clark. (Q4 17:45)
Wright roves a Jones spoil near the hotspot and sails through some junk from 35m. (Q4 20:06)

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