Blog log from R9 of 2018: St Kilda vs Collingwood

Sidebottom intercepts in a pack at the Magpie hotspot but misses a pressured snap. (Q1 1:32)
Lonie roves a Scharenberg handball turnover in a pack at the hotspot for the first goal of the evening. (Q1 4:01)
Langdon encroaches to bring Membrey from wing to 40m on a slight angle after a mark, but the Saint misses as he so often has this season. (Q1 8:30)
Wells hits the crumb from a long ball to the square at full pace and runs into the open goal as in days of yore. (Q1 9:30)
Collingwood passes short through midfield ending with Varcoe marking a short Mayne ball 40m out on the flank, but he misses badly. (Q1 13:14)
The Saints have a man over the back on a fast attack up the guts, Lonie is over the back to mark a long Gresham ball 20m out on a slight angle for his second goal. (Q1 14:14)
De Goey gathers a bouncing inside 50 kick by Sidebottom on the HFF, jinks and fends off Coffield not once but twice, then screws through a fine goal from 40m! (Q1 16:45)
Sinclair storms through midfield and passes to Membrey 45m out in the corridor, who misses yet again. (Q1 19:15)
Hoskin-Elliott chases the crumb to a long Pendlebury ball from half forward that flips behind a pack at the hotspot towards the square, Rice catches him high, free and goal. (Q1 22:50)
Sinclair feeds Ed Phillips for a running shot from 45m on a slight angle that goes wide. (Q1 24:03)
Marshall gets a free next to the behind line for a hold by Dunn going for an Ed Phillips ball, he hits the near goalpost. (Q1 26:00)
Newnes marks 45m out on a slight angle, runs in right but kicks straight, much to the delight of the Saints fans. (Q1 29:04)
Cox draws a contact free on Brown going for a Pendlebury ball 40m out on a slight angle, he kicks after the QT siren and misses. (Q1 31:00)
Newnes rides a tackle to snap his second goal from 25m out on the flank after a give from the ground by Lonie to Membrey for the goal assist handball. (Q2 2:24)
Stephenson stands in a tackle and gives to Tom Phillips in the pocket, he goes quickly to the square for De Goey to mark and play on into the open goal. (Q2 6:57)
De Goey gets a high contact free on Rice for his third goal from the goal line. (Q2 8:56)
Armitage marks a Steven ball on the HFF, wheels and misses his target in the pocket, the ball rolls for a behind. (Q2 10:55)
The Magpies go coast to coast from the kick in, Wells gives De Goey a Joe the Goose special for his third of the quarter and fourth for the game! (Q2 11:45)
Steven baulks on the wing and hits Newnes 45m out on a slight angle, though Newnes ad cut in front of the lead of Membrey. The Saint misses, predictably. (Q2 13:51)
Another quick rebound by the Pies, Stephenson plays on from a HTB free on Webster 50m out on a slight angle for a snap under some pressure but he bangs it through! (Q2 15:06)
Newnes marks a Savage pass over Langdon 40m out on a slight angle. This is the sort of shot the team has been missing… but this one is good, his third goal. (Q2 16:36)
Hoskin-Elliott marks on the lead in front of Coffield 40m out on the flank, but misses. (Q2 19:06)
Gresham is over the back for a long Savage ball from midfield to run into the open goal, after a quick attack through the middle. (Q2 21:22)
Grundy gets a set shot 40m out on the flank but shanks it badly for a behind. (Q2 25:38)
Brown spoils a long ball to the Saint hotspot but straight to Billings who skids through the go-ahead goal for the Saints! (Q2 27:37)
Gresham clears from the first centre bounce of Q3, Murray falls over to allow Newnes to mark unmolested 40m out on a slight angle. Newnes boots goal number four! (Q3 1:10)
Adams kicks across half back but Newnes intercepts, the ball is flipped out to Sinclair who turns at CHF and misses. (Q3 5:58)
Stephenson is all on his own for a Wells pass 40m out on a slight angle, he plays on and steers through the goal from 25m. (Q3 8:39)
Thomas snaps truly on the turn from 45m on a slight angle after a spoil, gather and assist handball inside by Crisp on the HFF. (Q3 11:10)
Grundy kicks quickly from the next centre bounce, Hoskin-Elliott roves and handballs forward 20m out for Wells to crumb and run into the open goal. (Q3 12:40)
Wells marks on the HFF and wheels for the quick ball to De Goey on the fat side pocket, he marks 20m out for his fifth major. (Q3 14:31)
Pendlebury pokes a short pass from half forward to the hotspot for Varcoe to mark, but the ex-Cat misses badly. (Q3 18:15)
Steven gets a 50m penalty on Scharenberg to bring him from wing to near the hotspot, but he misses as well. (Q3 20:13)
Tom Phillips is the next Magpie to sail through a goal, this one from the HFF after ground work by De Goey. (Q3 21:43)
Savage snaps long from CHF, it drops on the line and is ruled a goal after a touch on or just behind the line by Scharenberg. (Q3 24:26)
Thomas feeds Pendlebury for a snap goal from near CHF. (Q3 28:39)
De Goey marks on the boundary 20m out, his man goes to ground so he plays on to baulk around Geary and snap his sixth goal! (Q3 30:48)
Hoskin-Elliott marks a De Goey ball near the behind post but misses. (Q4 1:23)
Hickey burns the ball in defence, but Hoskin-Elliott misses from the hotspot. (Q4 1:53)
Steven runs down the wing and passes to Membrey 40m out on a slight angle. Membrey has no confidence from this range, and misses this one too. (Q4 4:08)
Not much goalmouth action in Q4, it has been the smelliest garbage time in recent memory. (Q4 21:53)
De Goey gives to Stephenson who dribbles a kick from 20m into the post. (Q4 21:53)
Gresham marks a centring ball by Steele just outside the hotspot for some junk with a minute or two left. (Q4 23:31)
Hoskin-Elliot marks a Varcoe ball in the square for an extremely stinky junk time goal with five seconds left. (Q4 24:14)

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