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Blog log from R5 of 2018: St Kilda vs Western Sydney

Blog log for St Kilda vs Western Sydney, R5 of 2018

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Long goes long from the HFF to the advantage of Gresham to mark over Shaw for the first goal, just. (Q1 1:48)
Cameron beats Gilbert to mark at the hotspot for the first Giant goal. (Q1 4:00)
Greene passes to Cameron to leap in front of Gilbert to mark 40m out on a slight angle, but Jezza misses. (Q1 9:00)
Newnes passes to Billings 30m out on a slight angle who misses, disappointingly. (Q1 13:30)
Griffen marks behind Savage 30m out on a slight angle from a long de Boer kick from midfield. He runs in right but kicks straight. (Q1 20:45)
Dunstan passes to Hickey 45m out on a slight angle, but the kick is reversed after Acres commits an indiscretion off the ball. (Q1 23:02)
Acres bounces a snap from a stoppage 30m out on the flank into the post. (Q1 24:41)
Mad scramble at the Saint hotspot after Long roves a pack but fumbles under a tackle, eventually Acres forces the crumb for Clark to goal from 5m. (Q1 26:55)
Greene passes to Ward on the end of a rebound around the outer wing. The Giants captain lines up from 40m in front, and shoots wide right. (Q1 28:38)
Billings marks 40m out on the flank but misses, as he so often does from set shots. (Q2 1:02)
Cameron dives in front of Brown to mark a Shiel ball 35m out in front, but misses. (Q2 2:20)
Billings misses of a step from 55m on a slight angle, following a free to Gilbert. (Q2 5:05)
Cameron marks a Whitfield ball in the pocket and gives a Joe the Goose to Griffen for the goal. (Q2 5:52)
Haynes is pinged for deliberate OOB on the HBF, Billings passes to McCartin 20m out on a slight angle who shanks a terrible kick for a behind. (Q2 7:35)
Acres roves the kick in at half forward and kicks very high to near the behind line, McCartin gets a contact free on Davis and checksides the goal from 10m. (Q2 8:44)
Ward gives to Shiel who baulks clear for a running shot from 45m on a slight angle that goes wide, disappointingly. (Q2 10:07)
Carlisle intercepts on the last line and starts a rebound up the guts, McCartin gets rid of Davis and shoots from CHF, the ball skids through! (Q2 11:20)
Weller hits the post with a long shot on the run from 50m on a slight angle, with McCartin watching it sail over his head from the square. (Q2 12:47)
Hopper misses a quick snap from 45m in the corridor. (Q2 14:07)
Coniglio hits the post with a set shot from CHF. (Q2 14:51)
Ross receives from Gresham and has a lash from his left boot 50m out on a slight angle, but it bounces wide. (Q2 18:03)
Acres roves a loose ball on the wing and goes short to Dunstan near the boundary 45m out. Dunstan, whose disposal quality has been fabulous the last two weeks, threads the needle! (Q2 19:36)
Gilbert slips over to leave Cameron to mark unopposed 40m out on a slight angle after the Saints fail to score from some repeat inside 50s. Jezza makes no mistake. (Q2 24:01)
Carlisle misses off a step from 40m on a slight angle. (Q2 26:55)
Whitfield misses a snap from the HFF. (Q3 3:50)
Cameron marks at the hotspot but sprays the set shot badly. (Q3 5:31)
Ward kicks long to a pack 30m out on the flank on a very slow play, the crumb falls to the front for Deledio who snaps around the corner for a cheap goal. (Q3 9:01)
Membrey misses a very tough snap from the pocket 20m out. (Q3 10:48)
Greene has an acre of space to run down the flank on a fast break, looks inside and has an option but goes himself from 35m with a skidder… just avoids the post for a goal. (Q3 12:07)
Coniglio bursts away from the next centre bounce like a shot from a gun, but misses on the run from 55m. (Q3 13:05)
Shiel roves the kick in on the HFF, baulks clear and shoots from 40m near the boundary for a fine goal. (Q3 13:21)
Sinclair goes long from the HFF to a big pack 20m out, the crumb falls to the front where Steven roves and snaps truly off the left boot. (Q3 15:15)
Greene marks at half forward, plays on and misses from 50m on a slight angle. (Q3 16:41)
Membrey marks near the boundary 45m out but misses. (Q3 20:38)
Sinclair passes to Acres deep in the pocket 20m out, who misses with a drop punt. (Q3 23:49)
Carlisle drops a mark on the HFF, Haynes passes short to Hopper 25m out near the boundary who doesn’t score. (Q3 26:07)
Patton marks a de Boer ball in front of Gilbert at the hotspot to kick his first goal. (Q4 1:35)
Ross gives to Billings who finally gets a shot on target, one around the corner off the left from 30m on the flank. (Q4 4:00)
Cameron receives from Hopper and centres from the pocket to the hotspot for Deledio to mark and goal. (Q4 5:12)
de Boer feeds Coniglio who misses off the left from 20m out in the pocket. (Q4 9:24)
Hopper marks a Greene ball 45m out on a slight angle on a rebound around the outer wing started by Davis. His set shot falls on the line and is rushed. (Q4 11:22)
Reid misses off a few steps from 50m on a slight angle. (Q4 13:40)
Ross centres to Weller 45m out on a slight angle after a slow but methodical rebound around the outer wing. Weller sails through a big goal. (Q4 15:25)
Ross passes to Long near the boundary 40m out. He plays on around Davis on the mark and screws through a sensational finish to bring the Saints within a kick! (Q4 21:30)
5:45 left and the Saints are coming. (Q4 22:11)
Greene marks a Coniglio centre clearance 45m out on a slight angle but misses. (Q4 22:41)
Gilbert passes to McCartin 45m out on a slight angle to mark despite a lunge by de Boer. Paddy roosts it right through, a point the difference, 2:58 to go! (Q4 25:48)
Ward clears but Brown spoils Patton, White rebounds, Ross has Gresham over the back of two Giants but he misses from 40m, scores level! (Q4 27:27)
Long catches Lloyd HTB in the midfield after the long kick in, Corr spoils the kick to the Saints HFF for a throw in, 1:36. (Q4 28:08)
Lloyd clearance to the wing for another ball-in, 1:27. (Q4 28:44)
Secondary stoppage on centre wing, 1:09. (Q4 29:14)
Deledio to Ward for the clearance kick but Brown spoils Patton, throw in on the GIants HFF, 58 seconds. (Q4 29:42)
Simpson goes to ground and could have been caught HT by Steele but more stoppages ensue, 0:37. (Q4 30:40)
Ross kicks to the wing, another throw in, 29 seconds. (Q4 30:40)
Ross, Long, Acres, Steven kicks to Carlisle but Davis spoils, siren, draw! (Q4 31:28)

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