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Blog log from R15 of 2023: St Kilda vs Brisbane

Blog log for St Kilda vs Brisbane, R15 of 2023

McKenna intercepts on the last line but moves off his line and turns the ball over under pressure, Owens pokes a pass to 15m for Higgins to mark for the first goal. (Q1 1:20)
Daniher jumps high in front of Wilkie and Howard to mark 45m out on the flank, his drop punt is a peach for Brisbane’s opening major. (Q1 6:24)
Berry intercepts a slow rebound on the wing and goes to the hotspot where Rayner takes a nice pack mark but shanks right for a point. (Q1 9:08)
McInerney takes a link mark on the HFF to pump inside 50 and then intercepts the dump kick, he goes inboard to McCluggage near the hotspot who just misses right. (Q1 14:21)
Fletcher gives to Ashcroft who doesn’t have a left foot apparently, he jinks onto his right and doesn’t make the distance from 35m, Stocker cuts it og. (Q1 15:54)
St Kilda is unable to rebound past half way, ball living in Brisbane’s forward half. From the latest repeat inside 50, Bailey marks a centring ball to the square for the goal. (Q1 16:50)
Neale intercepts another aimless rebound kick to the wing by the Saints, he switched to midfield for Daniher who kicks a mongrel chaos ball to the hotspot, falls for Hipwood, goal. (Q1 22:40)
Saints can’t rebound but Brisbane is not kicking inside 50 particularly well either, bit like Q3 of last night’s game. (Q1 23:23)
Another Brisbane forward half turnover, McKenna passes short to Lohmann 50m out on a slight angle, he passes down the line to Dunkley who hits the post. (Q1 24:20)
Butler takes a link mark and releases Sinclair to run to 50m on a slight angle and try his luck… falls on the line for Andrews to cut off, no score. (Q1 25:25)
That was a terrible quarter by St Kilda, they are going to get smashed if they keep playing like this. They look particularly bad when Marshall is not on the ground. (Qtr Time)
Payne coughs up a handball under a tackle at CHB, ball flipped out to King who curls a snap wide left from 40m on a slight angle. (Q2 3:49)
Lohmann bounces a kick from the pocket trying a Daicos special, Wilkie gets back ahead of Cameron to rush it easily. (Q2 6:18)
Caminiti marks a Byrnes pass on the HFF after a rebound around outer wing, he hits the square but no mark and it’s rebounded. (Q2 7:03)
Battle bombs long from outside CHF on the repeat inside 50 but it drifts and is rushed on the behind line. (Q2 7:18)
Brisbane just keep winning the ball across midfield, McCluggage centres to the hotspot where Hipwood marks untouched and goals. (Q2 14:00)
Butler zooms past for a receive from Caminiti at half forward after Owens clears from the next bounce, he slots the goal from 40m on a slight angle. (Q2 15:45)
Owens is pinged for a block on Dunkley in ruck at the Brisbane hotspot. The set shot is professional from the ex-Bulldog champ. (Q2 17:22)
The Saints get a few repeat inside 50s for once, Steele passes short and sideways across half forward to Sinclair 45m out in the corridor. Sinclair hooks it left. (Q2 22:30)
Cameron snaps around the corner from a stoppage 35m out on the flank, McCarthy has the sit on the line but fumbles it over for a behind. Charlie a bit gutted. (Q2 25:20)
Stocker is pinged for a slam tackle on Hipwood 45m out on the flank. HT siren sounds, Eric shanks OOTF, Saint fans roar their approval. (Q2 27:58)
Coleman falls on a crumb and gets claimed HTB by Wanganeen-Milera 30m out on a slight angle. He steers through the goal, the first of Q3. (Q3 4:00)
Neale sets up Berry to snap across the body off the right from the hotspot for the quick replying goal. (Q3 6:38)
Hipwood marks untouched again on the flank from a long Daniher pass from the wing to 35m. He works the set shot from right to left and in. (Q3 10:55)
Andrews runs into Wilmot to allow Caminiti to mark a high speculator without a contest at the hotspot, the set shot flirts with the left goalpost but goes through. (Q3 13:55)
Andrews spoils Owens at the hotspot, Butler volleys the crumb but it’s wide. (Q3 17:12)
Higgins takes a contested pack grab on the wing and plays on with a lovely long ball over Berry to Byrnes 20m out, he converts. (Q3 19:55)
Neale feeds Hipwood outside a pack on the HFF, he centres for Berry 40m out on a slight angle, who shanks right and short for no score. (Q3 22:10)
Rayner threads a set shot from the pocket 30m out, a rare bit of finishing quality from him from a tough spot. (Q3 23:36)
Higgins roves and snaps wide on the turn from the hotspot, had more time than he thought and rushed it a bit. (Q3 27:38)
The Saints get a rebound going around outer wing, Higgins marks on the HFF and keeps it going quick, Caminiti blocks Lester to allow Hill to mark and run into the open goal. (Q3 30:16)
Daniher marks a McCluggage centre clearance on a hard lead in front of Howard 40m out on a slight angle, Neale in the chain yet again. 3QT siren goes, the set shot is nice. (Q3 31:11)
The Saints have levelled things up in general play but the Lions have held them at arm’s length so far, always with an answering goal. Lyonball not really working. (3 Qtr Time)
Ashcroft feeds Rayner streaking down the flank but his shot from 35m is narrow to the left. (Q4 2:23)
Gresham has done bugger all this evening but he’s great at forward 50 stoppages, he snaps his first goal from 15m in the pocket. (Q4 3:42)
It was Crouch’s pressure on Neale that forced the loose ball at that ball up. (Q4 4:17)
King nudges McInerney out in ruck, catches and shoots, no free for a block but Lion defenders think it’s touched… yes, Oscar got a finger to it, point. (Q4 7:32)
Rayner roves on the wing and break two tackles to bomb long to half forward, McCarthy comes from the side of the pack to juggle the mark just inside 50m… he hits the post. (Q4 10:02)
Starcevich intercepts the kick in on the wing over Caminiti, looks inside but then goes down the flank to Hipwood who marks over Wilkie 30m out and misses. (Q4 11:02)
Howard has a brain explosion on the wing violating the stand rule, bringing Coleman to 35m on a slight angle. Kiddy steers through the official sealer. (Q4 13:03)
Caminiti feeds Higgins for a quick snap from the hotspot that flies wide right. (Q4 14:43)
Hipwood marks over Wilkie on a slow play kick inside 50 from the wing to 40m on a slight angle. Eric kicks off junk time with his fourth goal, lovely drop punt. (Q4 17:19)
Sinclair roves at CHF and kicks over the pack at the hotspot to Owens who marks in front of a flat-footed Wilmot 20m out and misses, disappointingly. (Q4 20:29)
Stocker roves in the back pocket and tries a switch but Berry chips in front of Wood to intercept 40m out on the flank… he misses. (Q4 22:43)
The home crowd hasn’t had a whole lot to get voluble about tonight, and they are mostly sitting in rhubarb-flavoured silence in Q4 garbage time. (Q4 23:14)
Sinclair snaps a junk time goal with his 35th disposal and looked largely underwhelmed, as do most of us watching. (Q4 25:48)
Cameron marks a long Bailey bomb over the back and runs into the open goal just before the full time siren for the junkiest of goals. (Q4 30:21)

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