Blog log from R5 of 2020: Carlton vs St Kilda

Martin drops Steele after disposal on the wing, Marsh takes the free on the HFF and hits the hotspot where King rises majestically over two Blues for a mark and the first goal. (Q1 3:08)
Casboult marks on the lead in front of Carlisle 45m out on a slight angle and misses everything. (Q1 6:28)
Gibbons feeds Philp to run to the pocket and miss from 25m. (Q1 7:32)
Lonie tries a low speculator to the square from the HFF, McGovern is there first but fumbles it and it sits up for his man Battle to gather and goal on the line! (Q1 11:04)
Kent marks a short pass 45m out on the flank, walks in then passes to Battle in the pocket 30m out. Battle misses. (Q1 13:19)
Membrey hits the lead of Geary 45m out on a slight angle, not normally his go this kick but he sails through a peach of a set shot like he’s a 200-game goalshooter! (Q1 15:14)
Coffield intercepts a Simpson rebound kick in the centre and sends it back quick and long to the hotspot where Marsh marks and misses. (Q1 16:17)
The Blues rebound around members wing and get overlap run through the centre, Betts roves the contest of Newnes 40m out on a slight angle and screws through a fabulous goal! (Q1 17:34)
Cripps gets a free at the next centre bounce and hits Setterfield 50m out on a slight angle, whose set shot drops and doesn’t score. (Q1 19:20)
Membrey catches Jones HTB on the boundary 25m out but checksides wide. (Q1 22:41)
Geary wins a wrestle with Docherty to take a nice mark 40m out on a slight angle, he boots goal number two and becomes an unlikely X-factor! (Q1 23:46)
Gresham pushes off Curnow and runs over the 50m paint of the HFF to 45m and hits the square…. King shepherds and the ball rolls through! (Q2 0:24)
King leaps high in front of Weitering to mark a high but short Butler ball at the hotspot for his second goal. (Q2 2:59)
Newnes passes short to Cuningham 40m out wide on the flank, his set shot is wide and doesn’t score. (Q2 5:04)
Marsh halves a contest with two Blues in the pocket to provide a crumb for Kent who goes across goal to Battle 35m out on a slight angle, who misses. (Q2 8:29)
Carlton gets some overlap run on a switch play through midfield, Plowman feeds Docherty to speed to 45m on a slight angle and shoot… into the post. (Q2 11:26)
St Kilda rebounds coast to coast around the outer wing ending with Butler shooting on the run from 45m on the flank, that one is good! Saints can do no wrong! (Q2 12:29)
A holding free in a marking contest in the Carlton FP to McKay but the crumb falls over the back where three Blues raffle the goal to advantage, Philp holds the winning ticket. (Q2 16:44)
Cripps marks on the HFF and goes short down the line to Martin a mere five metres closer to goal. Martin, who has been the Blues’ best so far, misses this one. (Q2 21:29)
Pittonet takes a big pack mark 30m out on a slight angle but misses, disappointingly. (Q3 1:42)
Cripps gets a contact free 50m out on a slight angle going for a Cuningham ball, he passes to Martin 40m out who goals. (Q3 3:39)
Gresham kicks long from midfield to Geary who marks strongly with Simpson draped all over him. Geary shoots from 40m on a slight angle for number three… touched on the line! (Q3 5:49)
King intercepts a terrible kick by Jones across the backline then passes quick and low from the pocket to the square where Butler is on his own for an easy goal. (Q3 8:04)
Carlton gets a rare centre clearance, Setterfield roves a McGovern contest, spins and screws through a nice finish from 30m. (Q3 9:54)
The Blues get some repeat inside 50s and finally get value for effort as Gibbons feeds Setterfield for a quick snap at the hotspot for his second. (Q3 15:05)
That goal was set up by Martin who beat Geary in a ground battle and reefed the ball out of the ensuing pack. (Q3 15:50)
Cripps breaks a Steele tackle and is then caught high by Gresham 45m out on the flank. This one is on his range… miss. (Q3 18:50)
Battle passes to Billings 40m out on the flank who splits the middle with a lovely set shot. (Q3 22:01)
Ross tumbles a punt to Battle with two on him 25m out on the flank, the ump sees a holding free against Plowman but Battle shoots OOTF after the 3QT siren. (3 Qtr Time)
Geary has a running snap from the HFF 50m out but shoots OOTF. Reversion to the mean. (Q4 0:17)
Geary gives to Membrey who snaps quickly off the right boot from 40m in front, it’s high and slow, falls on the line, Plowman dives but can’t get it, goal! (Q4 3:27)
Kent gets a set shot from 50m on the flank, he roosts it a bit leftish but it curls right and straight through! Game over, if it wasn’t already. (Q4 5:34)
Curnow pokes a short ball off the left to Gibbons 45m out on the flank, who kicks truly. (Q4 8:37)
Kent intercepts a short Walsh kick from the BP to 40m on the flank, but misses. (Q4 10:19)
Butler marks 30m out near the boundary and misses. (Q4 13:14)
Cripps gets some junk from a stoppage in the pocket. (Q4 16:27)
Cripps passes to Martin 45m out on the flank, who rushes his set shot and misses. (Q4 19:00)
Newnes marks a McGovern pass 45m out on a slight angle and gets some garbage. (Q4 23:17)

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