Blog log from R16 of 2022: Carlton vs St Kilda

Ryder gets the first kick out of the centre, it lands in the guts of Marshall to mark in front of Plowman 45m out on a slight angle and miss. (Q1 0:29)
Plowman’s dump kick to the HBF is intercepted by Membrey, who takes the set shot from 50m, plays on and roosts through the first goal of the night. (Q1 3:01)
Higgins kicks long from the wing to Ryder who marks easily in front of Kemp 40m out on the flank, he nails the set shot. (Q1 5:57)
Curnow has two to beat for a high kick by O’Brien to 30m on a slight angle but beats them both with strong hands to clunk the mark… then misses badly. (Q1 8:59)
Gresham misses a snap from the HFF. (Q1 11:27)
Durdin feeds Silvagni outside a pack at the hotspot but his left-foot snap under not much pressure is wide left. (Q1 12:33)
Sinclair shrugs off a Durdin challenge at half forward and spots up the lead of Higgins 35m out on a slight angle, who hits the post. (Q1 13:52)
Butler is somehow all on his own leading out to mark a Sinclair pass to 40m on a slight angle, on the end of a very slow rebound. He misses, however. (Q1 17:52)
Young intercepts on the wing but his long kick to the centre is way too ambitious, NWM spoils Boyd and the Saints sweep forward, Membrey is on the end of it for his second. (Q1 21:07)
Motlop checksides the first goal for Carlton from 20m after running away from a pack in the pocket. (Q1 21:53)
Jones kicks inside 50 after the next bounce, Ryder draws an arm chop free on Kemp but misses from near the hotspot. (Q1 23:39)
Saad anticipates a Sinclair kick to the centre, jumps in front of Ross to pick it off and has Charlie Curnow 40m out in front for the turnover goal. (Q1 25:28)
McKay juggles a Silvagni set shot from 50m on the goal line but it’s touched through off his hands. (Q1 27:27)
Carlton rebound around members wing with McKay providing link work, Silvagni bombs towards the hotspot and the crumb goes over the back where Cottrell runs into the open goal. (Q2 1:14)
Credit to Honey for providing that crumb against two Saints. (Q2 1:24)
Walsh kicks towards Curnow to the pocket, crumb falls for Cottrell but he’s smothered, Durdin feeds Kennedy who goals from the hotspot. (Q2 2:47)
Honey gets a running shot away from 40m on the flank but it’s narrow. (Q2 6:45)
Fisher marks a Newnes pass 45m out on the flank and converts. After a good Saint start where they didn’t kick enough goals, the Blues have roared past them with five straight. (Q2 9:35)
O’Brien gets swamped by a big wave of Saint frontal pressure merchants at half back and coughs it up, Gresham feeds Higgins for the goal from 20m. (Q2 11:15)
After the next centre bounce, Butler runs to 40m and restores St Kilda’s lead with his first goal. (Q2 12:15)
King flies at the top of the square for a big contested grab from a Webster speculator, Newman gobs off at the umpire to ensure the goal with a 50m penalty. (Q2 15:48)
King marks the next centre clearance but gets pinged for getting in Young’s back, score prevented. (Q2 17:16)
Ryder intercepts a Cerra kick to Newman across the back line in front of Cerra and cheekily dribbles the goal from 20m! (Q2 20:55)
Battle and Motlop contest 40m out on the flank, it’s halved and you know Motlop has the advantage on the ground, he bumbles and stumbles through for the goal! (Q2 22:50)
Cottrell roves a McKay contest in the pocket and misses on the turn from 20m. (Q2 24:26)
After O’Brien mows down Hill on the wing, Durdin roves a Curnow contest near the hotspot and tumbles a poor snap across the face. (Q2 29:25)
Howard can’t go with McKay to prevent him marking a Cripps pass to 45m on a slight angle. The set shot falls on the line to be touched through, Howard limps off. (Q3 1:24)
Ryder taps over his shoulder at a stoppage to Gresham who misses from 45m near the boundary. (Q3 3:46)
Saad runs ahead of Hill through midfield and pokes a pass to Curnow 40m out in front, who hangs the set shot wide left. (Q3 5:33)
Hill tries a diagonal kick to midfield but turns it over, Cripps fends off Marshall and goes to McKay 30m out on a slight angle who goals to give the Blues the lead. (Q3 10:34)
Curnow soccers a handball to grass near the square by Kennedy into the post under pressure. (Q3 14:04)
The Saints handball their way up the guts from midfield, Butler gives to Higgins who snaps the goal from 20m. (Q3 16:39)
O’Brien marks a wayward Honey snap in the pocket and quickly centres for Hewett near the hotspot, who misses. (Q3 21:44)
Ross dump kicks high from a stoppage in the Blue goalsquare, huge pack forms but De Koning leaps over the top to take a chest mark… then miss a soda. Scores level. (Q3 24:37)
Ryder bullocks the path clear to a loose ball at half forward for King to pounce and curl through a lovely finish off the left from 40m on a slight angle. (Q3 26:06)
Plowman drops an intercept from Crouch’s kick from the centre, Saints flip the ball through hands to Steele who snaps the goal from the hotspot. (Q3 27:39)
Curnow roves and misses on the turn from 25m in the pocket. (Full Time)
Durdin roves a Honey ball to the top of the square, Hill smothers his snap but the ball falls for Kennedy who snaps the goal. (Q4 2:55)
McKay marks in the pocket 25m out and checksides his second goal, Carlton back in front. It’s been that sort of game. But a late review? Confirmed as a goal. (Q4 6:00)
Butler restores St Kilda’s lead with his second goal from a left-foot snap from close range, after roving a big pack 15m out. (Q4 9:21)
Motlop wobbles a kick towards the HFF where McKay uses excellent judgement to dive and mark 40m out, but his set shot is poor and OOTF. (Q4 15:56)
Kemp catches Membrey over the shoulder in a marking contest 30m out on a slight angle, the Skunk kicks truly. (Q4 17:41)
A lull as Clark is stretchered off. (Q4 24:21)
McKay misses a free kick from the pocket 30m out. (Q4 26:21)
Steele misses a snap off a few steps from 50m on a slight angle. (Q4 27:31)
Windhager marks a Crouch pass 45m out on the flank, his set shot lands in the square, Membrey is spoiled but roves it himself and goals over his shoulder, four for him! (Q4 30:21)
Carlton have kicked themselves out of this game, good kicking is good footy and it’s the Saints who had by far the better forward efficiency to decide an otherwise tight game. (Q4 31:28)
King marks over Saad 40m out near the boundary and misses. 2:44 to go, game is done. (Q4 32:19)
Motlop misses a mid-range snap, no time left. (Q4 34:23)
Docherty gets a bad bounce on the wing, Higgins roves and drives long to the hotspot, Wood heads the ball down for King to grubber home some junk. (Q4 35:41)
Motlop marks near the behind line for the junkiest of junk time goals with a second left. (Q4 36:26)

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