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Blog log from R10 of 2020: Gold Coast vs St Kilda

Blog log for Gold Coast vs St Kilda, R10 of 2020

Ainsworth roves and gives to Powell in the pocket 20m out, he goes himself with a snap across the body for the first goal of the evening, a piece of individual skill. (Q1 2:12)
Max King flies at the hotspot but the ball pitches behind him and rolls to the pocket, Kent is first there to gather and goal from 15m. (Q1 5:18)
Gresham marks a Butler pass from the pocket 15m out and goals. (Q1 12:18)
Billings snaps off a step behind a pack 40m out on a slight angle, it falls on the line, did it snick the goalpost? Edge says yes, confirmed point. (Q1 16:58)
Butler marks a Steele ball 30m out on a slight angle but shanks a behind. (Q1 19:43)
Rankine runs through midfield after a release by Swallow, he sees Miller running behind the Saints defence and hits him with a pass, Miller keeps running for the goal from 20m. (Q1 20:28)
Greenwood misses a mid-range snap. (Q1 21:57)
Hind chases the crumb from a long ball to the pocket that lands behind the pack, he gathers and give Steele a Joe the Goose special. (Q1 23:14)
Witts gets a free in a marking contest for contact from behind by Ryder 30m out on the flank, he misses. (Q2 1:47)
Marshall is over the back all on his lonesome to mark a Kent pass and waltz into the open goal, as is the modern St Kilda gameplan. (Q2 3:11)
Max King ducks into a tackle by Ballard and gets a somewhat lucky high contact free 30m out on a slight angle, he goals. (Q2 5:00)
Miller screws through his second goal from 40m on a slight angle after a stoppage at half forward. (Q2 7:45)
Ben King gets a downfield free for Weller being bumped after disposing on the wing, he lines up from 30m on the flank and steers his first goal through just inside the left post. (Q2 11:30)
Ben King provides a crumb for Lemmens who juggles, gathers and grubbers home from 20m on the boundary! (Q2 14:23)
After Gresham coughs the ball up in midfield, Lukosius streams through midfield and hits Ben King 40m out on a slight angle who misses. (Q2 16:24)
Sinclair misses a kick at half back, Ainsworth mops up and sends a high ball to the corridor 20m out where Ben King marks and goals, Suns lead extending out now! (Q2 20:30)
Holman feeds Sexton who misses a pressured snap from 30m on the flank. (Q2 23:44)
Collins is under heavy pressure on the last line with no one to kick to and can only manage to find two Saints players, Ryder taps to Butler who grubbers home from 20m. (Q2 25:01)
Battle marks a Wilkie kick down the flank to 25m over Ballard, he steers through the first goal of Q3 to give St Kilda the lead. (Q3 1:26)
Day beats Carlisle to mark near the hotspot but he misses left. (Q3 3:24)
Hind gets a free in a pack 45m out on the flank, his set shot drops and is rushed. (Q3 6:51)
Membrey sails a set shot from the HFF just wide left. (Q3 10:04)
Steele intercepts the Lukosius kick in 35m out in front and kicks it over his head for the turnover goal. (Q3 10:33)
Butler roves and snaps a high but straight kick for a goal from mid range, the Saints are making their move. (Q3 12:21)
Rankine speeds up the flank ahead of Paton, has a bounce if you don’t mind and steers through the snap from 35m. (Q3 19:04)
Anderson screws through a snap from the hotspot, Suns were looking gone when St Kilda lifted their ratings early in Q3 but now they’re back within a kick. (Q3 21:57)
Powell marks a centring Ainsworth kick in front of Kent 20m out in front and restores the Gold Coast lead with his second goal. (Q4 4:29)
Ben King gets a blocking free on Howard in the pocket 20m out and kicks truly, his third. (Q4 6:51)
Miller marks in front of Paton 45m out on a slight angle but misses. (Q4 9:06)
Hind misses a quick snap from 40m on a slight angle. (Q4 10:58)
Butler shows him how it’s done with a beautiful screwing snap from the HFF after the Saints mob the fall of a long kick in. (Q4 12:26)
Battle takes a contested grab 40m out on a slight angle and converts to push the Saints ahead by a nose. (Q4 15:06)
Hind marks in front of Lukosius 45m out on a slight angle, his set shot is straight but just a little short and rushed. (Q4 16:52)
Ryder feeds Butler flashing past on the wing, Weller is on his hammer but Butler has the wheels to scoot with a bounce to the hotspot and grubber home! (Q4 20:37)
Rankine roves a Day contest next to the behind post and snaps off his left boot, pure skill as that one wobbles straight through in impossible fashion! (Q4 22:52)
2:05 to play, Saints still ahead by a nose. Who will bob in front? (Q4 22:52)
Witts gets the centre clearance kick but Wilkie intercpets and rebounds to Billings on the HBF, he goes down the line, ball in on the wing, 1:28. (Q4 23:51)
Ellis kicks to CHF but the Saints rebound with numbers at the fall, Max King marks over a big pack on the HFF and ices the game! (Q4 25:32)
Max King kicks OOTF, Lukosius has 13 seconds but the Saints lock it down, stoppage on the Suns HBF, 9 seconds left… (Q4 26:06)

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