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Blog log from R2 of 2022: Fremantle vs St Kilda

Blog log for Fremantle vs St Kilda, R2 of 2022

Gresham hits the post with a snap across the body from 40m in front to kick off the scoring in this one.
King takes a link mark on the wing and goes over Logue to Higgins 30m out on the flank. Now comes the hard part for Higgins… he sprays it badly. (Q1 8:44)
Lobb snaps OOTF after roving his own contest 25m out on the flank. (Q1 9:09)
Hill is pinged HTB after falling on it on the HBF. Lobb takes the free and shoots from 50m… a booming set shot for the first goal, finally! (Q1 14:10)
Colyer runs into the open goal after Schultz keeps a ground ball alive on the HFF. (Q1 19:10)
Switkowski roves a long Hill kick to a big pack at half back, his quick kick lands in the belly of Walters 20m out on a slight angle who converts. (Q1 22:01)
Membrey takes a skilful mark from a high floater inside 50 by Sinclair from the centre. The Skunk lines up from 40m on a slight angle and misses. (Q1 24:08)
Gresham passes to the lead of Membrey 45m out on a slight angle, he goes the pocket but no score results. (Q1 26:03)
Switkowski gives to Frederick who snaps wide off the left from the hotspot. (Q2 2:21)
Young turns the ball over on a slow play at half forward and the Saints rebound at pace around outer wing, Butler burns off the chasing Hamling to goal from the hotspot! (Q2 5:14)
Byrnes roves and tries a low-percentage snap off the left running to the boundary 25m out with a man on his ginger, it wobbles wide. (Q2 7:18)
Battle marks Clark’s kick in and goes short and quick to Higgins 45m out in front, who kicks straight for once. (Q2 8:49)
Membrey marks 45m out in front after Steele releases Ross to run away from a stoppage on the wing for the pass. Again he misses. (Q2 11:04)
Saints flood the back 50 as Colyer dithers on the HFF, he goes long to the square where Lobb marks strongly in front of two defenders for the goal. (Q2 12:17)
Darcy sets up Brayshaw to snap a goal from the pocket 15m out after handballing to grass wide of a stoppage. (Q2 16:19)
Byrnes passes to Hayes 45m out on a slight angle, he gives off to Lienert who gets caught HTB by Banfield to prevent a shot. (Q2 25:20)
Clark misses Chapman kicking across the centre, Hayes contests the long kick to the square, Membrey roves and misses. (Q2 26:19)
Higgins snaps his second goal from the pocket 25m out after a stoppage. (Q3 1:23)
Brayshaw catches Webster HTB but misses from 30m on the flank. (Q3 3:14)
Meek rises high in a pack of midgets to clunk a Brayshaw kick to the pocket 20m out, he goals. That was like that giant cow photo a few years back. (Q3 9:17)
Hill gets the next kick from the centre, he hits King 40m out in front who strokes through a set shot right through the hi-diddle-diddle. (Q3 10:17)
King marks a Byrnes pass in front of a pack 30m out on the flank for another one! (Q3 13:00)
Gresham gathers a bouncing Ross kick to the boundary and whips a clever centring kick to King 20m out on a slight angle, this for three in a row… it’s good! (Q3 15:00)
Aish screws a snap wide from congestion 40m out on a slight angle. (Q3 18:15)
The Saints rebound at pace up the guts, bit chaotic but fast and inexorable as Higgins eventually volleys the goal from 5m out! (Q3 19:17)
Butler’s goal assist handball was a bit questionable, crowd boos but the umpires ticked it off. (Q3 20:17)
Marshall to Sinclair at a stoppage for a kick from the wing to the flank 45m out where Young goes too early and gives a free away to Higgins, who swerves through his fourth goal! (Q3 23:03)
Switkowski is front and centre for a Lobb contest 20m out in the pocket, he snaps on the spin but it’s wide. (Q3 24:45)
Marshall sets up Gresham for a running snap from 50m on a slight angle but it fades into the post. (Q3 25:45)
Acres drops an intercept mark then tackles King without the footy 40m out on the flank. King lines up for his fourth for the quarter… across the face. (Q3 29:00)
Logue can’t mark the Ryan kick in, Higgins misses from the pocket just before the 3QT siren. (3 Qtr Time)
Steele misses a set shot from 40m on a slight angle. (Q4 5:02)
Brayshaw misses a flying snap. Not panic stations yet, but Fremantle are lacking a bit of polish in the front third. (Q4 7:18)
Walters grubbers a point from traffic 40m out on a slight angle. Plenty of broken play, nothing clean about it at the moment. (Q4 12:01)
It’s a bit of kick to kick, neither side can find a target at half forward. (Q4 13:22)
Chapman roves at half forward and gives outside to O’Driscoll who rams through the goal from 40m near the boundary! There’s a score review… confirmed goal! (Q4 18:19)
6:05 to go and two kicks in it. If Fremantle can just find some targets inside 50 they are a chance. Where are Fyfe and Mundy? In the stands, sadly. (Q4 18:19)
Wanganeen-Milera intercept a dump rebound kick by Aish to the flank and pumps it back in, King takes the big clunk in a pack 20m out on a slight angle for goal number four! (Q4 21:39)
3:38 to go and three kicks in it, that should be the sealer. (Q4 22:34)
Marshall is pinged for a slam tackle on Colyer at the hotspot, he converts. 2:18 to go, two kicks in it. (Q4 24:17)
Webster tackles Colyer to prevent a snap from 45m to ice the game. (Q4 27:48)

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