Blog log from P1 of 2021: Carlton vs St Kilda

Gresham sails a high ball to the hotspot where Weitering gets in the back of King for an obvious free and the first goal of the 2021 AFL preseason.
Higgins gives out a handball under a tackle at the hotspot to Hunter who snaps a goal in his attempt to snag a list spot for the Sainters.
Cripps runs down the HFF but decides to handball 45m out to Fisher in a worse position, who spins and misses.
Membrey’s first set shot of the year is across the face from 40m on the boundary. (Q1 5:49)
A rebound from the last line around members wing ends with Walsh setting up Fisher for a snap from traffic near the hotspot which wobbles through. (Q1 5:49)
Walsh clears from the next centre bounce, Frawley hangs onto the arm of McDonald who sails through the free kick from 40m on a slight angle. (Q1 5:49)
Battle marks a Butler pass on the lead 40m out on the flank and bangs through another nice finish. (Q1 11:32)
Another goal from the centre bounce, this time started by Sinclair and ending with Steele winning a ground battle and delivering a Joe the Goose special to Lonie. (Q1 12:52)
Williams snaps a stoppage goal through a big pack from 30m on a slight angle. Not much physical pressure on the ball carrier in this game as yet. (Q1 14:31)
Hill is the next Saint to join the party with a snap from mid range, after a set up by Lonie who caught Weitering HTB. (Q1 15:45)
Another stoppage inside 50 for Carlton, this time it’s Pittonet who roves his own contest and wobbles through another major. It’s raining goals under the roof! (Q1 18:19)
Membrey plays on to advantage into an open goal after a quick rebound by the Saints around members wing which included Frawley, who was limping off. (Q1 22:49)
Lonie marks a Long ball inside 50 well within range then centres quickly to Butler at the hotspot, who converts. (Q1 25:15)
Williams plays on after catching Ross HTB at the next centre bounce, he finds Pittonet running forward to 40m out on a slight angle, who boots his second goal. (Q1 25:35)
Membrey is over the back of three Blues contesting with King on the HFF to rove a long McKernan bomb from the wing, he runs centrally and pops it through from 20m. (Q1 33:48)
Higgins roves hard in the pocket 25m out and tries a Daicos special but it bounces into the far post. (Q2 2:50)
McDonald marks a long Silvagni ball over an outmatched Ross in the pocket and screws through his second goal from a set shot. (Q2 4:06)
Hill is rewarded for his trademark gut running for a receive at half forward and kick to the square where Higgins marks and goals. (Q2 6:49)
A series of stoppages inside 50 for Carlton and it’s that man Williams again who roves and goals. (Q2 12:02)
Docherty burns the ball by foot at half back and there are Saints everywhere for the spillage, Lonie it is who volleys home the Joe the Goose give by Gresham. (Q2 14:06)
Gresham is out the back of a back for a chaos ball by Sinclair, he turns and grubbers home from 20m. (Q2 16:50)
Newnes marks 40m out on the flank and hits the post. (Q2 15:16)
Hill jets down members wing and chips a lovely pass to the lead of Lonie 30m out on a slight angle, goal number three for him. (Q2 22:34)
Moore feeds Murphy a Joe the Goose after the Blues swarm the ballcarrier Long at a stoppage to force a turnover. (Q2 22:46)
Butler snaps wide from 20m in front after Lonie started an attack from the HFF with a loose ball get and baulk out of trouble. (Q2 24:48)
Lonie snaps wide from 35m on a slight angle, then gestures his apology to the multiple tip rats waiting for a give. (Q2 26:04)
Billings snaps from a pack on the HFF but it falls on the line for Weitering to touch through. (Q2 28:43)
Murphy roves a stoppage in the pocket and gives to Silvagni who snaps a nice goal under a Coffield tackle from 20m. (Q2 31:07)
Ross snaps high and straight off his left boot from the hotspot after King roved his own contest to keep a ground ball alive. (Q2 34:45)
Howard rushes through a snap from near CHF by Walsh after the first centre bounce of Q3. (Half Time)
Silvagni misses a snap from mid range running through traffic. (Q3 0:50)
Fisher bounces through another behind from the pocket. (Q3 4:19)
Silvagni marks in the pocket and has just enough time to run around and into the open goal before the cavalry arrives. (Q3 5:51)
King turns rover for a speculator up the guts that three Blues conspire to spill, he snaps truly off the left from 20m. (Q3 7:51)
A flowing move from half back by St Kilda ends with a Lonie pass to Membrey 40m out on the flank, whose set shot is very wide and rushed. (Q3 11:11)
Docherty burns the ball kicking across half back again but this time Higgins hits the post from 20m in the pocket. (Q3 13:11)
Lonie is yet again Johnny on the spot in the square for a cheap goal from a Higgins pass. (Q3 15:10)
Fisher bounces through an opportunist goal from a pack at the hotspot off his left boot. (Q3 17:22)
Saad sails through a trademark finish from the HFF to give the Carlton fans something to cheer. (Q3 17:51)
Williams sprays an easy shot from the hotspot after Silvagni worked hard on the HFF to feed him. (Q3 24:36)
Cripps gives to Fogarty who hits the post off the left from 20m out in front off a step. Carlton in attack a lot but not converting this quarter. (Q3 25:36)
King stands tall over Jones to clunk a long ball to the square for his third goal to kick off Q4. (Q4 1:45)
Howard slips over to allow Murphy to mark unopposed 30m out out and waltz into the open goal. (Q4 10:34)
Silvagni leaps on the back of Howard to clunk a Plowman speculator up the guts to the hotspot. He converts. (Q4 13:34)
Cuningham marks on the HFF and runs around a tired-looking Clark to bang through a goal from 40m. (Q4 16:07)
Membrey marks a McKernan kick at the top of the square after getting rid of Plowman and plays on for a steadying goal. (Q4 19:30)
McKernan gets a holding free in a pack 25m out on a slight angle on Jones, but he misses. (Q4 20:48)
Saad butchers a rebound kick straight to Higgins who lets fly from 50m… Petrevski-Seton gets back to spoil Membrey for a rushed behind. (Q4 22:19)
Williams is on the end of a quick rebound by Carlton but he misses from a long-range snap. (Q4 22:19)
Ross gathers a bouncing ball at half forward and gives to Sinclair who squeezes a snap from 35m to ice the game. (Q4 24:20)
Higgins passes to McKernan at the top of the square for some garbage. (Q4 26:20)
Higgins is caught high 45m out in front by Martin but hits the post with the free kick. (Q4 28:45)

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