Blog log from R1 of 2019: St Kilda vs Gold Coast

Membrey feeds Geary for a snap off a step from 45m on a slight angle… drifts wide. (Q1 1:39)
Parker marks in a heap of space on the wing, lopes to 45m on the flank and… sprays it OOTF. (Q1 2:09)
Parker speeds up the wing and kicks long to the flank 30m out where Long gets a pushing free on Weller, he converts for the first goal. (Q1 5:18)
Suns clear from the next centre bounce through Miller, Joyce holds Wright by the arm to give away an obvious free, 2MP kicks the first goal for Gold Coast from the hotspot. (Q1 7:18)
Lukosius roves in a pack at the hotspot but his snap is smothered, the ball flips out to Sexton who snaps truly. (Q1 10:50)
After Bowes wins the next centre clearance, Fiorini passes short up the guts to Miles diving to mark 45m out. Miles steers that one inside the left goalpost. (Q1 12:21)
Wright snaps off a step from the pocket 20m out, low percentage from there on the wrong side but he squeezes it home! (Q1 13:52)
Newnes hits the lead of Membrey 45m out on a slight angle, who kicks truly. (Q1 15:19)
Fiorini marks on the HFF well within range but decides on a pass to the opposite flank, good decision as he finds Burgess 25m out who kicks another Suns goal. (Q1 17:35)
Horlin-Smith spoils in the BP but straight down to Lonie who centres for Membrey 20m out for an easy goal, his second. (Q1 19:44)
Ainsworth drops a Hanley pass on the HFF, regathers and hits the post from 40m… then drops to the ground in agony after a Saint falls on his knee. (Q1 27:52)
Parker marks 45m out in the corridor and delivers a lovely set shot for his first senior goal. (Q1 30:29)
Miller releases Martin to sprint away from the first centre bounce of Q2 and launch from true CHF… wide right. (Q2 0:03)
Steven marks at half forward, wheels and goes to Bruce who takes a strong contested grab in front of Hombsch 30m out wide on the flank. He misses. (Q2 3:36)
Webster goes long from central wing to half forward where Sinclair has almost a literal acre of space, he runs to 35m and rams it home. (Q2 7:37)
Swallow gets a free 25m out on the flank for some very soft contact by Joyce, and converts. (Q2 11:47)
Parker plays on to advantage for a Collins push on Membrey at CHF and grubbers a goal from the hotspot. (Q2 13:01)
Bruce strolls into the open goal playing on to advantage for a free to Pierce against Collins. (Q2 21:21)
Lonie marks a Gresham pass near the behind post and screws through the set shot. (Q2 23:17)
Sexton is favoured by the crumb from a Burgess contest to a centring Wright ball 20m out, he goals with no problem. (Q2 29:14)
Ross runs away from Miles at the next centre bounce and passes to Bruce 45m out on the flank. He kicks truly in the last minute before HT. (Q2 30:28)
Powell catches Newnes trying to run out of defence early in Q3, he takes the HTB free 30m out on a slight angle and kicks wide. (Q3 0:49)
Lukosius passes to Ainsworth just inside 50m on a slight angle, Ainsworth has struggled with injury since Q2 but he hoofs this one for a beautiful goal! (Q3 13:17)
Kent marks on the lead 30m out on the flank but shoots OOTF. (Q3 17:54)
The Suns rebound up the guts coast to coast, the crumb from a long bomb by Miller falls behind CHF for Sexton to run into the open goal! (Q3 18:45)
Gresham runs back to the square to mark and play on into the open goal in front of Harbrow. (Q3 23:12)
Steele, who has had a quiet day, converts a set shot from 40m on a slight angle after marking n a lead out of the goalsquare. (Q3 25:09)
Sexton joins the shootout with a snap from 20m on the flank after a rove and feed by Wright. (Q3 26:25)
Bruce marks with strong hands despite a heavy contest from behind by Hombsch, he lines up from 45m near the corridor and kicks truly. (Q3 28:25)
Swallow finally gets reward for a period of attack by Gold Coast with the first goal of Q4 from a set shot in the pocket. (Q4 9:25)
Swallow repeats the dose to put the Suns into the lead after marking a MacPherson pass! (Q4 11:07)
Kent has had a very quiet day but he bobs up for a goal at an important time, as a good medium-sized forward needs to do. (Q4 17:26)
Powell converts under heavy pressure to give the Suns the lead back with the clock passing 20 minutes gone. (Q4 21:10)
A rushed behind to the Saints levels the scores. (Q4 21:10)
Lonie kicks a behind to give St Kilda a lead. (Q4 24:50)
Wright marks within range but tries a pass that doesn’t work, could that be the game? (Q4 27:54)
Gresham gets the key clearance on the wing to ice the game for the Saints, they win by a point! (Q4 28:24)

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