Blog log from R23 of 2018: St Kilda vs North Melbourne

Lonie misses a highly pressured snap from the boundary 30m out to kick us off. (Q1 1:04)
Brown marks an intelligent pass from the wing by Dumont to the other side of a pack at the hotspot for the first goal. (Q1 2:30)
Gilbert snaps across his body off the left from 40m on a slight angle after the Saints boss a stoppage on the HFF, that one sails through. (Q1 4:12)
Higgins runs from a stoppage on the wing to 40m in the corridor for a goal. (Q1 6:17)
Brown marks a Goldstein pass 45m out on a slight angle but misses. (Q1 7:35)
Simpkin leaps and marks a Waite pass to much the same spot as Brown’s last shot, he gets that one on target. (Q1 8:56)
Geary spoils Simpkin to rush a Ziebell snap from the flank 25m out that falls in the square. (Q1 10:34)
Ziebell roves a Simpkin contest to an Atley inside 50 kick at the hotspot and rolls through another one. (Q1 11:41)
Rice gives away a silly free for contact on the shoulder of Ziebell behind a pack at the hotspot, charity goal. (Q1 12:45)
Billings plays on after marking an Acres stoppage clearance from the wing and snaps a goal from 50m on a slight angle. (Q1 14:53)
Ross roves and misses off the left boot from 40m in the corridor. (Q1 16:21)
Ziebell dives in front of Armitage to mark a Clarke wobbler from half forward to the hotspot, he boots his third major of the opening quarter. (Q1 18:46)
Steven passes low and hard to Gresham after the next centre bounce, he lines up from 35m on a slight angle but sprays it. (Q1 20:01)
Simpkin has a set shot from half forward drop on the line for a rushed behind. (Q1 22:04)
Ziebell marks 40m out on the flank and shoots for his fourth for the quarter… wide left. (Q1 26:46)
Lonie bounces a handball to Paton who snaps from 40m on the flank just before getting tackled, it’s a wobbler but it’s straight. (Q1 28:48)
Brown marks a low Higgins ball on his knees at the hotspot but misses an easy one. (Q2 1:32)
Ahern marks near true CHF but misses. (Q2 5:48)
Geary marks 40m out on the flank, his kick is a dirty old sack but it swerves through. (Q2 9:18)
Acres drops a mark on the HBF, Simpkin applies the pressure to get the crumb and feed Brown to slot a fabulous goal from the boundary 30m out! (Q2 11:03)
Wood marks a Higgins centre clearance kick 40m out on a slight angle after the next centre bounce and boots his first goal, credit to Daw in ruck for putting it on Higgins’ plate. (Q2 12:23)
Membrey marks 25m out on the flank but doesn’t score with a terrible shank. (Q2 14:18)
Waite marks on the lead just inside true CHF and kicks one last classic centre half forward’s goal. (Q2 15:13)
Thompson catches Steele late and high after marking on the HFF, obvious 50m penalty ensures the goal after some argy-bargy. (Q2 20:53)
Steven shepherds through a bouncing snap from half forward by Sinclair after Billings roves an errant tap by Williams. (Q2 22:51)
Dumont roves and goals from 20m on the flank to cap off an outstanding first half. (Q2 23:18)
Simpkin gives to Brown who snaps while under a slinging tackle for a nice goal from 15m in front. (Q2 25:02)
Williams turns the ball over on the wing, Membrey marks a Sinclair pass near the hotspot but misses. (Q2 27:03)
Steven snaps the first goal of Q3 from 35m on the flank after marking a Gilbert pass on the HFF and breaking a lunging tackle by Waite. (Q3 2:43)
Ziebell centres from the HFF to CHF where Goldstein marks and gives off to Higgins, the snap falls in the square for Carlisle to rebound. (Q3 4:52)
Rice holds Daw to give away a free kick next to the goalsquare, that’s an easy goal for the Roo. (Q3 5:39)
Dumont feeds Goldstein for a snap from the pocket 20m out, that one sails through off a step. (Q3 8:15)
Steele sneaks a set shot from the HFF just inside the right goalpost. (Q3 11:38)
Steven gets another chance for a running snap from 40m on the flank, that one sails through as well. (Q3 13:11)
Membrey marks on the lead 40m out in front and kicks very straight. (Q3 16:13)
Newnes marks 45m out on the flank and misses. (Q3 17:23)
Marshall marks 45m out on a slight angle with Thompson hanging all over him and launches a howitzer of a set shot for another one for St Kilda, four in a row for them now. (Q3 24:47)
Gresham has a moment to steady for a snap off a step from 20m in the pocket but hits the post. (Q3 25:10)
Hrovat marks a Waite pass 30m out wide on the flank and delivers a lovely set shot to settle the Roos. (Q3 27:59)
Higgins marks 50m out on a slight angle and shoots after the 3QT siren, the ball falls on the line and is touched on the way through. (Q3 31:01)
Anderson roves a Brown contest and snaps across the body from 40m on a slight angle, but the ball takes a wicked leg break into the goalpost. (Q4 2:30)
Waite marks an Atley ball near the goalpost, plays on and goals. (Q4 4:11)
Lonie converts a set shot from 40m on a slight angle to keep the Saints in it. (Q4 8:18)
Membrey marks deep in the pocket 20m out and kicks truly. (Q4 11:39)
Goldstein gets another chance for a snap from the pocket and nails that one too, two for him! (Q4 14:20)
Waite is over the back all on his own inside 50 on a fast break to waltz into the open goal for some junk. (Q4 19:54)
Sinclair snaps wide off a step from the hotspot. (Q4 22:10)
Waite roves a Brown contest and wobbles a snap wide from 35m on a slight angle. (Q4 24:35)
Newnes marks at the top of the square for some garbage. (Q4 25:19)
Waite marks just before the final siren for a set shot from 20m near the boundary, the old man hits the post one last time. (Q4 29:24)

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