Blog log from R19 of 2020: St Kilda vs Western Bulldogs

Bruce roves and plays on to advantage for a snap across the body from the hotspot for the first goal! (Q1 1:39)
Hunter gives to Smith who tries his luck from 50m on a slight angle to an empty square… drifts into the left goalpost. (Q1 4:46)
The Saints rebound around outer wing with Hill getting a key crumb, Kent goes long to Geary who outmarks Daniel and gives to Membrey to stream into the open goal. (Q1 6:36)
Daniel taps a loose ball at half back but straight to Butler who has Lonie 20m out on the flank, who misses. (Q1 9:06)
Johannisen converts a set shot from 40m in front after Dunkley roves at half forward and delivers a little touch pass. (Q1 18:06)
Three Bulldogs fly against King for a long ball to the top of the square but none of them have much impact, King clunks it and goals. (Q1 18:51)
Paton is pinged for contact over the shoulder on Crozier as he flies 45m out on a slight angle. Crozier sneaks the set shot inside the left goalpost. (Q1 21:27)
Membrey breaks a couple of tackles on the HFF and kicks to Geary who marks in front of Daniel 25m out on the flank just before the QT siren. Geary misses. (Q1 25:07)
The Saints get a rare rebound in space through midfield, Jones hits up Membrey 40m out in front who misses, disappointingly. (Q2 5:18)
Lonie roves and plays on to advantage into the open goal after a free against Bontempelli at a stoppage 20m out. (Q2 6:58)
Sinclair props on the HBF as he has no left foot but that allows Crozier to pounce and claim him HTB. Crozier lines up from 40m but misses across the face. (Q2 8:49)
Howard is pinged for an arm chop on Walis 35m out on the boundary, who gets up and threads the needle with a quality finish! (Q2 10:24)
Membrey marks while sliding on the boundary 40m out, his set shot falls in the square and again it’s King who flies over the pack to clunk it for his second goal. (Q2 15:03)
Daniel fumbles a loose ball at half back, Ross gets the snap away from 40m on a slight angle but it’s wide. (Q2 17:05)
Lonie passes to Ryder 35m out on the flank, who tries a screwing set shot that curls in! (Q2 18:56)
Wallis marks just inside 50m on the flank, he pushes that set shot right just as the HT siren blows. (Q2 22:51)
Membrey marks a Billings ball 25m out on a slight angle and nurses through the set shot. (Q3 3:10)
Bouncing ball to the top of the Bulldog goalsquare, Dunkley keeps his feet as Wilkie loses his to gather and goal from 15m. (Q3 5:35)
Repeat inside 50s tell for the Bulldogs as Macrae roves outside a pack at the hotspot and wobbles a very short pass to Bailey Smith 20m out on a slight angle… who misses. (Q3 9:40)
King gathers a bouncing Hill ball, wheels onto his right, breaks a tackle and misses from near the hotspot. (Q3 10:56)
Lonie marks in the pocket, plays on and centres for Geary 20m out in front who goals. (Q3 12:25)
Marshall sends a high ball from the HFF to the corridor 20m out, again the Dogs can’t pre3vent the mark and it’s Ryder who claims it for the goal. (Q3 15:55)
Lonie and Geary combine on the HFF to set up Butler for a grubbing snap from 25m but it skids wide. (Q3 18:48)
Long ball up the guts to Geary on a rebound by St Kilda, Butler hits the crumb at full speed and zips into the open goal. Sainters are just about home! (Q3 20:06)
English marks 45m out on the flank and misses. (Q3 23:07)
Long is pinged for a high tackle on the wing and then 50m for scragging late, but Hunter hits the post from 20m on the flank. (Q3 24:08)
Bontempelli roves a stoppage on the wing, glides through traffic for a running snap from the HFF but misses. (Q4 6:49)
Naughton, who has been very quiet today, takes a big contested grab at the front of a five-man pack 25m out on the flank and goals. (Q4 9:30)
Dnaiel feeds Richards for a snap off a step from 45m on a slight angle to an empty square… skids across the face. (Q4 11:02)
Ryder in ruck down to Hannebery then Butler for a run, long ball to the pocket where Menbrey gathers and gives a Joe the Goose special to Geary to seal it officially. (Q4 12:20)
Naughton passes to Hunter 40m out on a slight angle who converts. (Q4 14:20)
Billings roves a long Membrey ball to the pocket but hits the post under a tackle. (Q4 16:48)
The Bulldogs sweep around outer wing on the rebound, Dunkley marks 45m out on the flank, his set shot starts on line but fades right for a point. (Q4 17:00)
Liberatore snaps over his right shoulder for his first goal from 35m on a slight angle. 4:16 to go and two kicks in it, Dogs aren’t giving up! (Q4 18:30)
Hill gets in the back of Wallis to concede an obvious free 40m out on a slight angle. Wallis pushes it left for a point, disappointingly. (Q4 20:57)
English intercepts the rebound kick to the wing and the long ball goes to the massive pack at the hotspot, Daniel roves and draws a high contact free on Wilkie, he goals! (Q4 22:30)
2:05 to go and the Dogs have come from the clouds to be a kick down! (Q4 22:30)
Secondary stoppage in the centre, 1:54 to go. (Q4 23:45)
Sinclair gets the kick to the HFF, ball in, 1:38. (Q4 23:45)
Williams starts the rebound but Membrey intercepts on the wing and slows it down, 1:16 to go… (Q4 24:49)
Dogs rebound with a switch, big pack at half forward, crumb by Coffield and Bruce catches him high! Long ball to the wing, Marshall marks! Saints nearly home… (Q4 25:46)
Free to the Dogs but the kick is short of the forward 50, siren sounds, St Kilda wins! (Full Time)

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