Blog log from R1 of 2022: St Kilda vs Collingwood

Lipinski passes to the lead of Mihocek in front of Battle 30m out on a slight angle who misses to kick us off.
Nick Daicos kicks from the last line of defence but it falls short of its target and into the arms of Wood 25m out in the pocket. who kicks the opening goal.
Josh Daicos passes short to Henry on the boundary 35m out after Howard spoils a hopeful inside 50 ball near the hotspot. Henry doesn’t score. (Q1 5:30)
De Goey flies and keeps his feet in front of a pack at the top of the goalsquare from a Sidebottom kick, he throws the left boot at it but the volley flashes wide from 10m. (Q1 6:27)
Wood misses Hill with a handball in the centre, Sidebottom pounces and tumbles a punt towards the hotspot, it bounces nicely for Mihocek to gather and goal. (Q1 7:25)
Ginnivan roves a Howard fumble deep in the pocket but hits the post from next to the behind line, had no space to work in there. (Q1 9:32)
Ginnivan rides a tackle at a stoppage 20m out and gives to Lipinski who snaps across his body on the left boot for his first goal. (Q1 11:31)
Credit to Josh Daicos for the clearance from that stoppage. (Q1 12:16)
Grundy spoils Membrey 20m out then gathers but his handball towards the pocket is straight to Kent who snaps the opportunist goal from 20m. (Q1 15:22)
Noble gives to Ginnivan who snaps under pressure from near the hotspot and that one goes wide. Some frenetic footy in the corridor to start this game. (Q1 20:13)
Ginnivan is on his own for a crumb on the HFF and has time top measure a snap, right foot on the right boundary screwing it right to left… he bounces it through! (Q1 21:16)
Adams feeds forward of a pack on the HFF to Mihocek who checksides through another one for the Magpies from 40m! (Q1 24:01)
Wood sends a very high ball from half forward to the pocket, Quaynor is outmatched by Hayes and gives away a holding free, Hayes kicks truly from 10m! (Q1 25:31)
Marshall feeds Gresham for a snap from a stoppage 15m out in front but it flashes wide left. (Q1 27:58)
Membrey juggles a mark over Madgen from a long Hayes kick from wing to 45m wide on the flank. His set shot is across the face. (Q1 29:29)
Henry bounces a snap wide from half forward. (Q1 30:32)
Josh Daicos passes to the lead of Elliott in front of Sinclair 45m out on a slight angle, who goals. (Q2 0:49)
De Goey bounces a behind from 60m out to an empty goalface after a Wilkie fumble. (Q2 6:46)
Higgins passes to King 40m out on a slight angle after a series of turnovers in midfield from both sides. King misses left. (Q2 8:20)
Howe gives himself a run up to spoil King but can’t leap high enough to stop the Saint clunking a long Hayes ball to 30m on a slight angle, but the set shot is again left. (Q2 11:30)
King loses Moore to rove a Membrey contest 20m out and checkside a relatively easy goal. (Q2 13:13)
Owens gives away a free in the centre, Crisp goes quickly towards the flank where McCreery marks 30m out and goals. (Q2 14:51)
Crisp gets another centre clearance kick, no mark but Howard is pinged for a flick pass to Battle, his man Mihocek takes the free and hits the post from 35m on a slight angle. (Q2 16:52)
Higgins snaps a behind from a stoppage 30m out on the flank. (Q2 19:51)
Pendlebury lasers a short pass to Bianco 45m out in front, went about ten metres but it’s Pendles, he has credits in the bank. Bianco hits the post. (Q2 22:06)
King passes to Membrey alone in the pocket 25m out, after Grundy misses the ball with an attempted kick on the wing. Membrey converts. (Q2 23:16)
Mihocek gives wide of congestion at half forward to Sidebottom who jinks and goals from 25m in the pocket. (Q2 26:17)
Cox takes a contested grab from a long Quaynor ball in front of Howard 30m out on a slight angle, but misses. (Q2 29:16)
Spoil runs towards green grass at the Collingwood hotspot, four chase it but the bounce favours Josh Daicos who goals off the left. (Q3 1:56)
Grundy runs away from the next centre bounce and gives to De Geoy who reaches 45m and punches it low and long for another one! (Q3 2:56)
Pendlebury passes inside 50 to De Goey 40m out on a slight angle, he hits the post. (Q3 5:11)
The Magpies work the ball out the back of a stoppage to 40m where Sidebottom receives and snaps another one off the left! (Q3 6:56)
Elliott has two to beat chasing an Adams soccer to half forward, he gathers and shoots in once action but it bounces wide from 40m in front. (Q3 9:55)
Sinclair is behind a stoppage on the flank, he lets fly from 45, Moore is in the square but misjudges the fall and it bounces through! (Q3 13:26)
Higgins’ snap from half forward lands near goal, Hayes gets spoiled by two Pies, ball bobbles near King who throws a boot at it but it rolls wide. (Q3 15:24)
Hayes picks off Sidebottom’s handball on the HFF and delivers a lovely touch pass to Higgins in the pocket 25m out, who misses. (Q3 16:11)
Gresham goes long to the pocket where St Kilda is outnumbered but Membrey gets a contact free 20m out and goals. (Q3 17:19)
That goal actually came from a downfield free. (Q3 18:26)
Hill passes to Higgins 30m out on a slight angle on the end of a rebound from the HBF. Higgins misses badly. (Q3 20:41)
Hayes gets a ruck free on Grundy at a ball in to 20m on a slight angle, the kick is true! (Q3 21:57)
Crisp burns the footy by foot to Gresham on the wing, kicks inside 50 is a wobbler but Gutler taps it to Hayes who snaps his third goal from the hotspot, crowd goes ape droppings! (Q3 26:06)
Grundy spoils another inside 50 to the pocket by the Saints, crumb falls inboard where King tries a very cheeky volley from 25m, which hits the post. (Q3 28:27)
Sinclair snaps high and just wide from a stoppage 30m out on the flank. (Q3 31:57)
Higgins hits a crumb in the pocket and full pace, baulks to the top of the square and misses from 10m. Oh dear. (Q3 32:55)
King provides a contest 20m out, Higgins roves and sets Gresham into the open goal to give St Kilda the lead after being six goals down! (Q4 2:05)
Mihocek rises impressively in the square to mark a Lipinski kick from half forward and restore Collingwood’s lead with his third major. (Q4 3:35)
Ginnivan juggles a mark from a Crisp ball 45m out in the corridor, after McCreery does some fine pack work on the wing to win a hard ball. The set shot is straight. (Q4 6:05)
Grundy engineers the next centre clearance, Henry bobbles about like a cork in the ocean as three Saints rush at him then delivers a lovely finish from 40m! (Q4 7:24)
Sinclair finds Membrey on his own 40m out on the flank after Collingwood turns the ball over on a fast rebound. The Skunk hangs it right. (Q4 11:30)
Membrey provides a contest to a Higgins kick to the top of the square then fights on at ground level, the crumb flips out to him and he goals over his left shoulder from 10m. (Q4 16:06)
Moore breaks a Marshall tackle on the wing and delivers a nice inside 50 kick to De Goey 40m out on a slight angle. JDG converts in professional style. (Q4 18:35)
Henry roves a Cox contest at the hotspot and snaps high, the ball bounces and goes through for a behind. (Q4 25:01)
St Kilda rebounds at very fast pace, Gresham is over the back to mark 15m out and goal, 4:12 to go and two kicks in it! (Q4 25:11)
Cox leaps in front of Howard and clunks the mark from a Josh Daicos kick to the HFF, no score results from the short set shot. (Q4 29:00)
Pendlebury roves the kick in on the HFF and passes off the left at full pace to Henry just outside the hotspot, you can’t beat class. Henry boots the sealer. (Q4 29:15)

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