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Blog log from R23 of 2022: St Kilda vs Sydney

Blog log for St Kilda vs Sydney, R23 of 2022

Wanganeen-Milera misses a snap from 25m on a slight angle. (Q1 0:34)
King roosts a big snap from half forward on the boundary for the first goal, causing a big melee! (Q1 1:57)
Warner gathers a long kick to grass on the HFF and centres to Florent 40m out in front, who tugs it left. (Q1 4:34)
Clark runs free on the wing to half forward and passes to Higgins running back with the flight behind Fox at the hotspot… but the set shot is a stinker, point only. (Q1 5:28)
Sinclair passes to Higgins in the pocket 30m out. Higgins has another lash… narrow. (Q1 6:46)
Rowbottom receives from McDonald and strolls into the open goal from a stoppage at the top of the square. (Q1 10:02)
Clarke runs free to half forward and passes to McDonald 30m out on a slight angle, who converts. (Q1 14:09)
Jones tumbles a kick from a stoppage in the centre, it pitches near the King contest and favours the Saint spearhead to grubber home from 15m. (Q1 16:05)
Hayward marks a Gulden kick across half forward over Lienert to 45m on a slight angle, he kicks truly. (Q1 17:50)
Long gets a set shot 40m out on a slight angle and kicks straight over the goal umpire’s peaked cap, Saints regain the lead. (Q1 22:57)
Hayward receives from Heeney and bounces a checkside wide from 40m on the flank. (Q1 25:47)
Blakey is pinged for insufficient intent handballing into the behind post from the last line under pressure, red hot that one, Owens shanks for no score, footy gods smile. (Q1 28:32)
Warner runs to the edge of the centre square and kicks long to the goalsquare from 60m, Papley runs back but the ball bounces through for the goal anyway! (Q1 30:05)
Membrey passes to King on the boundary 25m out, his set shot is poor and rushed. (Q2 2:27)
Gulden marks a Hayward kick to 20m out on the flank, three Saints flew but all focused on Hickey. Errol converts. (Q2 3:52)
Sinclair passes to King who gets monstered by Tom McCartin to earn a free on the boundary 30m out. The screwing set shot is a peach for his third goal! (Q2 5:50)
Campbell gets a a holding free on Parker 50m out on the flank, he tries a pass to the pocket that doesn’t work. (Q2 9:12)
After a Battle kick clanger on the rebound, Papley marks 45m out on a slight angle and hoofs home his first goal. (Q2 10:52)
Ross fumbles a handball in midfield and the Swans are away on the counter, Franklin runs through CHF and feeds McDonald for the easy goal from 20m. (Q2 13:54)
Reid roves a Heeney contest and doesn’t realise everyone had run away from him, he shanks a snap off a step from 25m. (Q2 15:37)
Battle drops an intercept from a Florent bomb to the hotspot, Heeney was second to it but he gleefully accepts the gift goal. (Q2 16:38)
Franklin draws a contact free on Battle 30m out on a slight angle, plays on and goals. Not a huge amount of fight from St Kilda this quarter, the Swans engine is purring. (Q2 25:03)
King gets rid of Rampe with some bullocking chasing a centre clearance to the HFF, he gathers and goals from 40m! (Q2 26:33)
King beats Rampe again to mark a Hannebery pass on the HFF and gives inside to Owens who snaps off a step from near the hotspot… into the post. (Q2 29:13)
Wicks roves a Franklin contest and gets caught high by Howard, he kicks OOTF from 30m. (Q3 0:37)
Membrey marks just inside 50m on the flank, his set shot is punched through by Hickey. (Q3 2:22)
Heeney leads Hill to a loose ball on the HFF, fumbles but the ball sits up for him to gather and poke a left-foot pass to Frankline 35m out on a slight angle, who hits the post. (Q3 7:22)
Windhager marks a Kent pass 45m out on a slight angle and kicks truly. (Q3 8:37)
Hickey roves a Warner long ball to the pocket and bounces a handball between two Saints to Heeney who goals from 15m. (Q3 11:58)
Franklin has been buffeted all game and finally gets a free for a hold by Wilkie at the top of the square, he boots goal number 50 for the season and two for the day. (Q3 15:11)
Heeney volleys a point from a stoppage 25m out on a slight angle. (Q3 22:10)
Membrey gives to Wanganeen-Milera who misses from 35m on the flank on the end of a handball chain through midfield. (Q3 23:50)
Hayward gathers in the pocket and passes to Heeney near the behind line, he shoots wide off the left. (Q3 25:08)
Steele marks at the hotspot and feeds Higgins to grubber home just before the 3QT siren. (Q3 26:43)
Steele sails through a lovely set shot from 45m near the boundary. (Q4 2:45)
Warner misses a long snap. (Q4 4:26)
McDonald sharks a Lienert handball outside a pack at the hotspot but snaps OOTF. (Q4 10:45)
Kent pokes a nice pass in between Swans to King running back with the flight to 35m on a slight angle, who kicks truly. Sydney in trouble here! (Q4 13:38)
Hannebery kicks high inside 50 to the hotspot, Membrey leaps in front of Fox to mark on the chest, he goals as well! St Kilda on the march. (Q4 15:16)
Frontal pressure by Sydney forces a turnover, McInerney misses under pressure from the pocket 30m out. (Q4 17:25)
Kent gets a terrible bounce on the wing and Blakey gets the ball to Hayward on the HFF, he kicks from 45m, Howard tries to touch it in the square but on review it’s a goal! (Q4 20:16)
Higgins reefs out a handball from a pack to Ross who pokes wide off the left from 15m. (Q4 22:59)
Short kick in turns over, Butler snaps off a step trying to bounce it over Rampe from 30m, did the Swan get a touch on it
in time? No, that’s a goal too! (Q4 23:46)
Hayward is the man for a clutch goal and he delivers off the right from 35m to secure the double chance for the Swans! (Q4 28:16)
Rowbottom snaps wide off the left from a stoppage 30m out on the flank. (Q4 30:17)

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