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Blog log from R5 of 2022: St Kilda vs Gold Coast

Blog log for St Kilda vs Gold Coast, R5 of 2022

Lemmens gives away a holding free on Butler at a stoppage 45m out on the flank. Butler runs out to the right and shoots to the right. (Q1 5:12)
Wood tugs the jumper of Fiorini as they chase a loose ball 45m out near the boundary, Fiorini tries a set up kick but no score results. (Q1 6:18)
Ellis gathers a blind dump kick by Wilkie to the HFF for Gold Coast, he passes short to Ainsworth 40m out near the boundary who slots the first goal of the afternoon. (Q1 7:42)
Hill flies but can’t spoil Miller on the wing, Touk keeps his feet after marking to run away and pass to the lead of Rankine 30m out on the flank who converts. (Q1 10:17)
Hayes rips the ball out of the hands of Collins who wasn’t paid a mark 20m out, he gives off to Higgins for a snap goal. (Q1 12:48)
Higgins is over the back of Weller to run onto a long Gresham kick to grass at the hotspot, he rides Weller’s tackle from behind to kick another one! (Q1 14:26)
Rosas misses on the run from 40m on a slight angle. (Q1 16:23)
Miller runs through the centre on a switch rebound and hits Casboult leading to the hotspot, who kicks truly. (Q1 20:13)
Gresham celebrates his milestone 100th game with a nice snap goal from 45m near the boundary after roving a King contest. (Q1 23:13)
Wood hits the post with a snap from the HFF after a stoppage. (Q1 25:04)
Hill passes from the HFF off the left boot at full pace inboard between two Suns to Higgins 45m out on a slight angle, who also hits the post. (Q1 26:13)
Marshall marks over Anderson at half forward following the next centre bounce and goes to the pocket where King beats Ballard to mark 20m out and kick truly. (Q2 0:39)
Higgins passes to King on a fast break but King stops and goes back for the set shot from 50m on a slight angle… wide. (Q2 2:22)
Holman beats Sinclair in a wrestle to mark 40m out and starts a handball chain that ends with a Joe the Goose to Ellis by Chol. (Q2 3:54)
Ainsworth roves at the hotspot and reefs a handball out to the pocket for Powell who snaps OOTF. (Q2 5:24)
Howard tries to kick short from the back pocket but Holman intercepts 30m out on a slight angle and makes him pay with his first goal. (Q2 7:24)
Witts to Miller for a clearance from the wing, Chol roves a Casboult contest 40m out and delivers a sensational grubbing snap off his left for a goal! (Q2 10:34)
Marshall beats Ballard to mark on the HFF and kicks to the pocket where King marks over Collins 20m out, plays on and misses with a screwing snap. (Q2 12:18)
King marks a Higgins kick from the HFF to the top of the square over Ballard, then Farrar gobs off at the ump about a non-free for pushing. No penalty, but King goals anyway. (Q2 16:20)
Farrar again asks for a free kick in vain after Membrey marks over him in the pocket 25m out, the Skunk plays on and misses. (Q2 20:25)
Hill snaps wide from half forward after a turnover from the kick in. (Q2 21:07)
Powell is stripped in a tackle on the wing, Hill runs away from congestion and passes short to Hayes 40m out in front who converts. (Q2 23:40)
Battle burns the ball by foot from defence straight to Fiorini 50m out on a slight angle, good pressure by Rankine on that play. Fiorini doesn’t score. (Q3 6:41)
Long kicks OOTF 45m out from the Gold Coast goals, Ellis takes the free and centres but no score results. (Q3 7:24)
Sinclair has space in the centre, bounces and baulks to half forward then passes to Higgins 30m out on the flank in front of Powell. Higgins kicks truly. (Q3 9:06)
Gresham volleys clear of a stoppage in the centre, Higgins draws a holding free on Lemmens but misses from 35m on a slight angle. (Q3 10:50)
Rosas passes short to Ainsworth 45m out in front, who hangs his set shot right. (Q3 12:21)
The Saints get a fast break play going around outer wing with Hill and Membrey involved, Higgins is all on his own to mark and sprint into the open goal from 35m. (Q3 17:47)
King volleys a goal from point blank range off a pressured Wood handball after a stoppage in the pocket. Saints are rolling on the docks. (Q3 19:51)
Miller is involved twice on a rebound up the middle from the HBF including the pass inside 50 to Corbett 40m out on a slight angle. Corbett makes no mistake. (Q3 22:31)
Rosas misses a pressured snap from half forward. (Q3 24:45)
Membrey is over the back of a King contest in the pocket on his own somehow, he gathers and goals from 20m with too much ease. (Q4 0:42)
Windhager feeds Ross who gets onto his left and slots a big goal from 45m on a slight angle. Probably the sealer given how the Suns’ attack has dried up after half time. (Q4 6:40)
Ainsworth juggles and marks a Holman pass 45m out in front for his second goal. 9:03 to go and four kicks in it. (Q4 14:01)
Casboult marks on the lead 40m out on a slight angle after Rowell bursts away from a stoppage on the wing, but he shoots just to the left. (Q4 16:21)
Wood takes a contested grab at half forward, baulks past three onrushing Suns and goes long to the pocket for Gresham 30m out who checksides the official sealer! (Q4 18:41)
Corbett marks a wobbling speculator by Lemmens to a big pack at the hotspot for some junk. (Q4 24:27)
Higgins marks just inside 50m on a slight angle and bangs through his fifth goal. (Q4 26:07)
Sinclair misses on the run from 45m on a slight angle. (Q4 27:31)

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