Blog log from R11 of 2022: St Kilda vs North Melbourne

McKenzie beats Taylor in a ground battle for a loose ball on the HFF, he baulks away and snaps the first goal from 45m! (Q1 4:05)
After Davies-Uniacke sets up Goldstein for the centre clearance kick, Zurhaar baulks past Sinclair and snaps his first goal from 15m in the pocket. (Q1 5:35)
Ryder roves a Young fumble in the pocket 15m out under Long pressure but grubbers wide. (Q1 8:05)
Jones gathers a dump kick by Simpkin on the HFF and gives to Wood who hits the top of the square where King juggles the mark in front of Walker for his first goal. (Q1 11:22)
Goldstein marks over Howard on the boundary 20m out, looks like he wants to give inside but eventually goes himself with a checkside… and nails it! (Q1 14:05)
Ross bounces through a very long snap from 65m to give the Saints the lead back. (Q1 23:48)
Crouch roves at a stoppage near the hotspot and gives to Ryder who snaps his first goal. (Q1 24:10)
Membrey wins a HTB free on Corr after the next centre bounce, he shoots from 35m in the corridor for his first goal. (Q1 26:06)
Wanganeen-Milera roves a King contest and baulks to 45m on a slight angle but misses. (Q1 27:27)
King misses a set shot from CHF. (Q2 6:55)
Long roves a King snap that doesn’t score, he centres to the hotspot where Jones marks and misses. (Q2 8:35)
Scott turns into trouble 40m out from the Saints goals as Windhager catches him HTB, who kicks OOTF. (Q2 11:07)
Gresham misses a snap from half forward. St Kilda peppering the goals but not making North pay in Q2. (Q2 12:14)
Taylor passes to Anderson 45m out on the flank on a rare North attack. Anderson sits it up to the square, no direct score results. (Q2 13:25)
Sharman leaps high in a pack near the hotspot to clunk a long ball, he pulls the kick a bit left but it’s straight enough. (Q2 15:48)
Curtis takes a contested link mark at half forward and goes to the pocket where Zurhaar draws a contact free on Wilkie 20m out. Cam-Z misses, disappointingly. (Q2 24:20)
Gresham roves and kicks over his shoulder from 20m on a slight angle but misses. (Q3 1:33)
Windhager marks a Ross pass 30m out on a slight angle and delivers. (Q3 2:48)
Simpkin runs up members wing and passes to Ziebell 40m out on a slight angle who kicks truly in his 250th game. (Q3 5:55)
Hayden is pinged for holding Gresham as the go for a ground ball 40m out near the boundary, Gresh’s set shot falls on the line but Goldstein misses the spoil, it bounces through. (Q3 8:43)
Wanganeen-Milera delivers a lovely pass to King in the pocket 20m out, who threads it. (Q3 11:28)
Gresham passes to King 40m out on the flank, it’s getting too easy now as Walker is not back-shoulder at all. King shanks for no score, Walker intercepts and rebounds. (Q3 14:14)
Turner drops an easy intercept mark in the back pocket, Long pounces and feeds Owens who snaps his first senior goal from 30m. (Q3 15:49)
Owens brings the Saint crowd to its feet with his second goal inside a minute volleying the crumb from a Jones centre clearance to the hotspot, it’s party time at St Kilda. (Q3 17:29)
Zurhaar dives in front of Howard to mark 45m out on the flank, his set shot is short but Goldstein takes a screamer near the square and goals! (Q3 20:49)
King snaps his third goal from near the hotspot after Marshall taps down a Hayden handball in a pack. (Q3 23:14)
Larkey marks a Horne-Francis high ball strongly over Howard 20m out in front, his set shot is a chip shot that misses left. (Q3 26:01)
Hill misses on the run from 45m on the flank. (Q3 27:13)
Zurhaar gets a free on Wilkie 30m out on the flank but misses. (Q4 0:24)
Anderson sails through a set shot from 40m on a slight angle to very little reaction, not many Roos fans still here. (Q4 3:00)
Curtis roves a Larkey contest 10m out in the pocket and gets caught high by Battle. He gets up ruefully and screws through the goal. (Q4 4:35)
Membrey gathers in the pocket and bounces a centring ball to Hill who has a lot of time and space to butter up and snap the goal from 30m on the flankl. (Q4 7:42)
Marshall snaps a goal from half forward to put a cherry on top of his manful work today. (Q4 8:37)
Taylor misses from the pocket. (Q4 10:10)
Simpkin converts a set shot from 40m on the flank. (Q4 13:35)
Zurhaar misses a grubber from the pocket. There was not much zip in this game from the start but there is zero zip now. (Q4 20:41)
Jones roves at half forward and passes short to Membrey at the hotspot for his second goal. (Q4 22:00)
Ownes marks 45m out near the boundary but kicks OOTF over the behind post. (Q4 26:36)
Wanganeen-Milera is pinged for encroachment to bring Horne-Francis from wing to the top of the square 15m out, JHF misses and shakes his head in disgust. (Q4 30:31)
Membrey marks 20m out and gives Gresham a Joe the Goose special. (Q4 32:26)

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