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Blog log from R10 of 2023: Western Sydney vs St Kilda

Blog log for Western Sydney vs St Kilda, R10 of 2023

Greene get clipped late and high by Wood after marking on the wing, no 50 so he passes to Daniels 30m out on the flank who curls in the first goal of the evening. (Q1 2:16)
King rises high in front of Buckley to clunk a Steele speculator to the top of the square for the first major for the Saints. (Q1 4:02)
Perryman sends a forward handball from a pack on the HFF to Daniels who goes inside to Greene for the finish on the run from 30m in the pocket. (Q1 7:02)
Daniels has had a hot start, he passes to Kelly just inside 50m on the flank, the conditions are blustery but the set shot is a peach. (Q1 9:17)
Greene marks a Riccardi pass on the lead in the pocket but misses. (Q1 11:17)
King marks forward of the wing, gets held up by Buckley but kicks very long over Haynes to Gresham who plays on into the open goal. (Q1 12:57)
Wood gives wide to Crouch who punches a low snap from the HFF, drifts to the behind line where Butler marks and goals. (Q1 14:52)
Butler passes short inside 50 from the HFF to King 40m out on a slight angle, he misses. (Q1 17:57)
Perryman passes to Cadman 45m out on a slight angle after a quick rebound around outer wing that almost broke down at half forward. Cadman shanks OOTF to the right. (Q1 21:07)
Gresham kicks quickly towards the hotspot, Owens is favoured at the drop but Buckley charges up from the square to whack him over the ear. Owens misses the free kick. (Q1 22:32)
Gresham marks 35m out in front on a slow play from a Wanganeen-Milera dart in between the Giants zone. He hits the left goalpost. (Q1 25:28)
Hogan storms out of the square to mark a speculator by Callaghan from the wing to the hotspot, leaping over Howard for the juggler. He converts, GWS regains the lead. (Q1 29:18)
Higgins handballs over his head with skill and strength at half forward to set up Wood’s pass to King 35m out on a slight angle, he kicks goal number two. (Q2 1:58)
Coniglio centres from the pocket on the run to the hotspot, O’Halloran takes a brave grab with Saints converging. The set shot flirts with the right goalpost but falls in. (Q2 5:23)
Wilkie roves at half back in front of Greene but gives a hospital handball to Wood who gets claimed HTB by Coniglio near the hotspot. Cogs kicks truly. (Q2 7:38)
King’s link work sets up Hill to pass to the diving Higgins 40m out in the corridor, just behind Idun. Higgins kicks straight. (Q2 10:18)
King is favoured by a bouncing clearance from a stoppage at half forward by Ross and runs into the open goal. Better to be lucky than good. (Q2 12:23)
Hogan gathers a bouncing ball and gives outside to O’Halloran who hits the lead of Greene 40m out on the flank. Greene gets up wincing from a shoulder knock, but kicks the goal. (Q2 14:18)
Higgins marks on the lead 40m out on a slight angle and sails through another long set shot to give the Saints the lead back. It’s a shootout at the Showground! (Q2 19:23)
A lull as Owens is stretchered off. (Q2 24:24)
Perryman misses from a stoppage 35m out on the flank. (Q2 30:23)
Hogan misses a set shot from the HFF. (Q2 33:27)
Greene roves Bedford’s contest in the pocket and gives back to him, Bedford fumbles and goes to ground but Wilkie comes in hot to take him high, he converts from 15m. (Q2 36:19)
Butler pops through a snap from 35m in front to level the scores once again, after Marshall starts a surge play from the centre bounce. (Q2 37:46)
Cadman flies in front of two Saints to clunk a nice mark from a long Hogan kick to the hotspot, but sprays the set shot OOTF to the right. (Q3 3:56)
Hill passes to Butler to mark in front of Whitfield 35m out in front. St Kilda have had all the territory early in Q3 but keep missing… this one too. (Q3 9:58)
Greene almost stuffs up a rebound up the guts as he gets tackled at CHF, his handball goes to grass but the bounce favours Hogan who snaps truly from 35m. (Q3 11:28)
Cadman draws two defenders for an O’Halloran kick to the pocket, Greene tries to rove but slips, two Saints converge but Greene butters up and feeds Cadman, goal from 20m. (Q3 12:50)
Byrnes roves in the centre and scrubs a kick from half forward to an empty square, Gresham beats Buckley to goal from 5m. (Q3 14:58)
Caminiti takes a strong link mark on the wing, King provides the crumb inside 50 for Wood who sets Higgins off into the open goal. (Q3 16:12)
After Marshall intercepts on the wing, Sinclair runs past Wood for the give at half forward and slots the goal from 45m. (Q3 22:33)
Wanganeen-Milera receives outside congestion at half forward and goes to the boundary for King to mark 45m out. The set shot drifts for no score. (Q3 25:59)
Daniels receives on the wing from Greene and runs to 60m near the point of the centre square, has no one to aim at so tries a long-range skidder… through for a big goal! (Q3 28:24)
Briggs marks in a pack at the hotspot coming across the lead of Hogan, but kicks poorly for a behind wide left. (Q4 0:47)
Briggs roves a big pack at the hotspot and tries a snap across the body, the ruckman skids that one through, Giants regain the lead! (Q4 2:07)
King stands in front of Buckley to clunk a long ball to the top of the square for his fourth goal, St Kilda back in the lead. It’s going to be one of those Q4s. (Q4 4:12)
Caminiti gives inside from a pack on the HFF who snaps off the right from 35m, the ball evades the dive of Peatling in the square and bounces through! (Q4 6:27)
Daniels receives from Idun, runs to 40m on a slight angle and misses. (Q4 10:26)
Phillipou passes to Gresham 45m out on a slight angle who misses. (Q4 11:47)
Buckley’s dump kick from the back pocket is straight to Sinclair 50m out, he goes short to Wanganeen-Milera at true CHF. NWM’s kicking skill has been a highlight today… (Q4 14:23)
The kick lands on the goal line for a stoppage, King tries a volley but it’s rushed off bodies. (Q4 14:44)
Clark marks 45m out on the flank and also misses. Lot of activity and not much finishing quality in Q4. (Q4 18:55)
Hogan leads out from the square ahead of Battle to juggle a nice mark from a Coniglio kick to the hotspot. This just has to go through for GWS… fades left. (Q4 20:13)
Sinclair is involved again to set Phillipou away for an unpressured snap from 25m which flies wide left, disappointingly. (Q4 21:25)
Clock nears 1:00 and the Giants aren’t looking like it. (Q4 27:13)
Sinclair finishes off a three-vote performance with a pass to Byrnes 30m out on the flank in the last minute. Byrnes misses after the final siren. (Q4 28:23)

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