Blog log from R7 of 2018: St Kilda vs Melbourne

Steven breaks away down the wing and hits McCartin on the lead 35m from goal on a 45 degree angle. McCartin misses. (Q1 3:21)
Oliver scraps a kick forward and it lands with Hannan 45m from goal. Hannan loads up with the set shot but misses to the left. (Q1 5:15)
McCartin runs onto a ball bouncing towards goal, attempts to soccer it through but makes poor contact and misses to the left. (Q1 7:03)
Lever misses on a spoil and it falls to McCartin who hands to Gresham who finishes well with a left foot dribble kick from the pocket. (Q1 7:36)
Gawn wins a free out of the middle and kicks to Hunt who finds Spargo 40m out directly in front. Spargo kicks truly. (Q1 9:47)
Oscar McDonald tries to take Hickey’s tackle on and is caught holding the ball 40m from goal. Gresham manages to receive the free kick and misses the set shot badly to the right. (Q1 11:02)
Oliver kicks inside 50 and Gawn marks strongly at the top of the square. Gawn goals from point blank range. (Q1 12:02)
Plenty of players scrapping for a loose ball at the top of the square and it’s Hogan who wins the footy and throws it onto his boot for a goal. (Q1 14:33)
Tom McDonald kicks long and it’s over the top of the St Kilda defence which allows Petracca to run into an open goal. (Q1 19:47)
Steven bursts out of the middle and hits Armitage on the chest 35m out directly in front. Armitage goals. (Q1 20:27)
Ross runs to the 50m arc, kicks at goal on his non-preferred right and misses to the left. Plenty of behinds for St Kilda again today. (Q2 6:32)
Lewis kicks high from 60m out and McDonald is first to the drop of the ball and marks 25m out on a slight angle. Goal. (Q2 9:58)
Petracca’s set shot falls short and McDonald marks on the line. He quickly plays on and finds Jones 25m out directly in front. Jones goals. (Q2 13:01)
Steven kicks long and Membrey marks in the pocket. He plays on and snaps the goal to bring St Kilda within 3 goals. (Q3 5:41)
Hogan wins a free deep in the pocket. Like Membrey, he plays on, improves the angle and snaps the goal. (Q3 8:04)
Melbourne force a turnover and Spargo and Hogan combine with handball to find Harmes for an easy goal from the goal square. (Q3 12:20)
Long, high ball from Hibberd into the Melbourne forward line and McDonald climbs high to mark 20m from goal directly in front. He goals. (Q3 18:19)
Dunstan kicks a penetrating, low ball and hits Gresham 40m out on a slight angle. Gresham, who has been inaccurate today, misses to the left. (Q3 27:16)
Hickey kicks to a two on one inside 50 and Jetta gives away a holding free on Marshall at the top of the square. Marshall misses! That sums up the day. (Q4 20:36)
Steven from 70m out chips precisely to Long 40m from goal and Long goals. (Q4 24:02)
The Dees cough the ball up on their defensive 50m arc and Armitage capitalises by running to 40m and slotting the goal. (Q4 28:07)

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