Blog log from P1 of 2020: St Kilda vs Hawthorn

King marks 50m out on a slight angle and hits the post to kick us off. (Q1 1:37)
O’Brien flies unopposed and marks 20m out on the flank to pop through the first goal of the preseason. (Q1 4:08)
Hill hits the sternum of Membrey leading to 45m on a slight angle for the quick replying goal for the Sainters. (Q1 5:38)
Lewis gets a contact free on Howard 45m out on a slight angle and strokes through a perfect set shot to land just behind the goal umpire’s peaked cap. (Q1 10:08)
Lonie delivers another nice set shot from 25m near the boundary after Morrison falls in his back to give away an obvious free. (Q1 12:23)
Quick long ball to the Saint hotspot where Frost is pinged for contact on King, who just squeezes through the goal. (Q1 13:23)
Ross receives from Steele and sprints away from a pack in the centre, then passes to Gresham 40m out on a slight angle, another fine set shot for a goal. (Q1 15:54)
After King mows down Frost in midfield for a HTB free, Membrey marks a high ball to the hotspot and gives a Joe the Goose special to Lonie for another one. (Q1 18:09)
Wingard plays on to advantage from a Mitchell free but misses from 40m on a slight angle. (Q1 19:09)
Jiath pokes a short pass to Patton 35m out on the flank after a rebound started by a Butler turnover in attack. Patton runs in right and shoots left. (Q1 20:22)
Sinclair snaps across the face from the pocket after Hill misses a deep target on a fast rebound. (Q1 23:04)
Dunstan jumps on a loose footy at the hotspot and raises his arm to draw a contact free on the tackling Henderson. He goals. (Q1 25:39)
Scully passes inboard to Henderson 35m out in the corridor after a stoppage on the HFF, who misses to the left. (Q1 27:39)
Scully intercepts the kick in and goes back down the line to Smith who marks 35m out on the flank and goals, just. (Q1 28:24)
Wilkie is pinged for a block 50m out on a slight angle from the Hawks goal, Smith takes the ball again and just clears the pack on the line for another. (Q1 30:51)
Butler roves 15m out and wobbles through a goal after the Saints dominate a forward stoppage. (Q1 32:04)
Breust does exactly the same up the other end from a Wingard kick just before the QT siren. (Qtr Time)
Patton gets a holding free on Howard sitting under a long Scully ball to 25m on a slight angle, he converts. (Q2 0:39)
Clark roves at half back but bounces off one tackle into another and concedes a HTB free to Hanrahan. The set shot from 40m on a slight angle is wide left. (Q2 3:28)
Ceglar gets a ruck free on Ryder 45m out on a flank and shoots narrow. (Q2 5:51)
Lonie roves deep in the pocket 20m out, rolls out of an O’Meara tackle and performs a circus trick roller for a fine goal. (Q2 8:59)
Howard kicks OOTF on the HBF 45m from goal, Patton misses the free kick. (Q2 10:58)
O’Meara bombs long from outside CHF, the ball pitches behind the contest of Lewis and Howard to dribble into the goalpost. (Q2 13:03)
O’Brien roves his own contest to a long Puopolo ball from the HFF to the top of the square, he gives off to Lewis who pokes it home off the left. (Q2 17:14)
Mitchell intercepts a Billings handball on the HFF but shoots OOTF off the left from 40m. (Q2 20:33)
Membrey converts a set shot from 40m wide on the flank after Frost is pinged for a late sling on a tackle, the first Sainter major for a while. (Q2 26:44)
Smith sprays a set shot across the face from 25m deep in the pocket. (Q2 28:21)
Howard falls over to allow Patton to mark unopposed 25m out on a slight angle just before the HT siren. He goals to level the scores. (Q2 29:14)
Membrey leaps over Hardwick to mark a long ball by Kent from the HFF to the square for his third goal. (Q3 3:59)
On a fast rebound around members wing, O’Brien passes inboard from the HFF to Smith 45m out in the corridor who misses. (Q3 5:00)
Dunstan does a one-two with Steele streaming through the centre but his kick forward from 55m bounces harmlessly for a point. (Q3 5:57)
Greaves somehow has two on him defending a long Marshall kick to the square, Kent wins the raffle with King to mark and goal. (Q3 7:30)
Dunstan passes short to Kent 40m out on the flank who misses. (Q3 8:58)
After Worpel catches Gresham HTB on the wing, Patton centres from the HFF to Shiels 45m out in front… his set shot is short and rebounded. (Q3 10:21)
Breust is legged by Battle near the hotspot for a free and converts. (Q3 13:15)
Sinclair sets up Clark for a running goal from 40m on a slight angle. (Q3 15:17)
Frost is pinged for contact on Lonie running back with the flight 20m out on the flank, Lonie puts that one through. (Q3 17:10)
Savage kicks short from the BP but straight to Henderson 50m out on the flank, who feeds Smith for a running miss. (Q3 20:09)
Butler wins a HTB free 25m out on the flank but kicks wide. (Q3 24:14)
Lewis fights for a deep ground ball after Long fumbles, the ball flips out to Breust who goals from 20m. (Q3 26:34)
Lewis marks 40m out on a slight angle and misses. (Q4 0:57)
Minchington catches Coffield trying to run out of defence, but misses the HTB free from 25m on the flank. (Q4 1:53)
Frawley kicks OOTF on the HBF under pressure, Lonie centres for Membrey to mark near the hotspot for goal number four. (Q4 5:23)
Kent runs down the flank, gets tackled and gives off to Abbott who snaps across the face from 20m. (Q4 9:41)
O’Brien strips Savage in a tackle at the Hawk hotspot, Lewis mops up and feeds Puopolo to run into the open goal. (Q4 11:41)
Marsh bombs long from half forward to the square where Marshall takes a big grab over two Hawks for the likely sealing goal. (Q4 13:41)
Patton marks in front of Carlisle diving just outside the hotspot, cops one to go on with but gets up and boots his third goal. (Q4 15:09)
Clark runs through the centre after the next bounce and goes long to the square, Marshall keeps his feet to rove Membrey and goal. (Q4 16:39)
Scully snaps truly from half forward after the next centre bounce, it’s raining goals on a dry night at Moorabbin. (Q4 17:23)
Ah, and now it’s raining a bit of rain too. (Q4 20:23)
Billings feeds Abbott outside a pack at the hotspot but his snap across the body rolls wide. (Q4 25:04)
Lonie kicks to grass in the pocket, Marsh chases and kicks as he is falling over… it skids through for the official sealer! (Q4 26:09)

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