Connect with us

Blog log

Blog log from R19 of 2023: St Kilda vs North Melbourne

Blog log for St Kilda vs North Melbourne, R19 of 2023

Marshall intercepts on the wing over Larkey and starts a switch, Battle spots up Steele 50m out on a slight angle, he kicks to the square but it’s rebounded. (Q1 2:55)
Scott’s rebound kick is picked off by Sinclair 40m out on the flank in front of Taylor, chase came from Gresham. Sinclair sails through the first goal of the evening. (Q1 3:30)
Wood passes to Owens near the top of the square from the HFF, he goals. (Q1 6:00)
Xerri takes the ball out of ruck 20m out but gets caught HTB by Caminiti… who shanks OOTF. (Q1 10:35)
North has three blokes over the back for a crumb in the pocket as Larkey draws three Saint defenders, Goldstein feeds Ford a Joe the Goose special. (Q1 15:50)
Larkey kicks the first goal for North Melbourne from a mid-range set shot. (Q1 17:56)
Owens gets a contact free on Corr near the hotspot for his second goal. (Q1 20:01)
Owens swerves through traffic in the pocket but snaps across the face from 20m. (Q1 21:58)
Thomas is pinged for contact with Billings off the ball, North fans see the replay and boo the screen. Billings lines up from 40m in front and misses. (Q1 22:51)
Larkey passes to Ford 40m out on the flank who kicks OOTF. (Q1 26:36)
Goldstein is paid a mark that happened a split second before the QT siren, he shoots from CHF but doesn’t make the distance. (Q1 30:31)
Some forward pressure for the Roos forces a turnover by Wood, Taylor sets up Thomas to snap the goal from the hotspot with a high kick. (Q2 1:31)
Windhager misses a set shot from the boundary 20m out. (Q2 9:22)
Larkey beats Howard with strength to mark a Davies-Uniacke kick to 35m on a slight angle, he gives North the lead! (Q2 12:12)
Clark is pinged for slinging Curtis around the neck after Curtis roved 35m out on a slight angle, but the set shot is poor. (Q2 14:12)
Higgins hits the left goal post from a set shot from next to the right behind post. (Q2 17:14)
Taylor passes to Xerri 30m out on the flank, St Kilda is looking disorganised with North applying excellent pressure. The set shot is a peach, North kicking away! (Q2 20:11)
Larkey gets slung around the neck by Wilkie after roving 30m out on a slight angle, he kicks truly again! (Q2 23:32)
Billings has a set shot from 40m on the flank touched through on the line. (Q2 26:12)
Ford roves a Curtis contest but snaps across the face from 25m. (Q3 1:13)
Thomas marks a Curtis pass behind Wanganeen-Milera in the pocket 25m out, he curls in another one for North who have started Q3 in much the same fashion as Q3. (Q3 3:06)
Tucker zipped past Clark on the HBF making him look like a statue, that’s the story of the game as the Roos are bouncing and the Saints are stuck in treacle. (Q3 3:45)
Tucker roves in the back pocket and conceded in a Higgins tackle, ump pays HTB on the boundary 10m, Higgins kicks the goal.` (Q3 4:39)
Caminiti snaps wide right from a stoppage 20m out. (Q3 6:58)
Clark clutches a loose footy and hatches it like an egg, Shiels claims the HTB free 45m out on a slight angle but misses. (Q3 10:45)
Bytel passes across half forward to the lead of Wood 45m out on a slight angle, who misses. (Q3 12:01)
Gresham flashes through a pack at the top of the square and gives outside to Jones who snaps wide left from 15m out, that really was very gettable. (Q3 13:46)
Scott roves a speculator by Phillips to a big pack at the hotspot but his grubber rolls left. (Q3 15:47)
Jones goes down off a stoppage 45m out on the flank, Curtis is pinged for throwing him to the turf, the free kick is across the face. (Q3 20:06)
After both sides flood the corridor leading to lots of broken play, McDonald’s spoil starts a quick counter, Thomas bounces to 35m and slots it! North deserve this big lead. (Q3 26:46)
Higgins roves and centres from the pocket to Crouch 35m out on the flank after the Saints get the centre clearance. Crouch doesn’t even score. (Q3 28:01)
Crouch snaps over his shoulder from a stoppage 20m out just before the 3QT siren but it curls wide left, of course. (Q3 29:49)
Sinclair roves in the centre, baulks clear of Archer and sizzles a pass up the corridor to Marshall 45m out… RoMa kicks the big goal! (Q4 3:16)
Sinclair’s pressure forces Stephenson to cough up in midfield, Sharman marks just inside true CHF, his set shot is rightish but falls in, Saints back within a kick! (Q4 7:31)
Thomas intercepts Sinclair at the next bounce and release Davies-Uniacke to come out the front, he lopes to 55m and blazes wide left. (Q4 8:15)
Corr gives the rest of the North defence a spray after Marshall marks a Steele kick to the hotspot with Ford the only Roo to fly. RoMa misses, however. (Q4 9:32)
Steele chips in front of Scott to intercept a Curtis pass 50m out on a slight angle, he lands the set shot over the goal line, Saints hit the lead! (Q4 12:29)
Caminiti marks a Steele pass over McDonald 50m out on the flank, he plays on and loads up for bear with a massive roost, that’s a fantastic finish! (Q4 14:17)
Ziebell volleys wide from a ball up at the top of the North goalsquare. (Q4 15:32)
Wood is pinged for front-on contact on Xerri 50m out on the flank. The big ruckman hits the square but Marshall spoils… eventually Ziebell marks 30m out on a slight angle! (Q4 18:32)
Ford it was who roved Phillipou’s handball clanger for the pass… Ziebell converts! (Q4 18:47)
6:56 to go and the Kangas back within a point. It had looked like the young joeys had run out of tickets, but maybe they won’t get run over from here. (Q4 19:22)
Wood marks in front of Tucker 45m out near the boundary. He tries a pass, Higgins crumbs but it’s a miss, two points the diff, 5:00 to go. (Q4 22:14)
Scott wobbles a kick up the guts on a rebound but Wilkie saves the day with an intercept to prevent an inside 50. (Q4 25:32)
Higgins snaps narrow from a pack 20m out. 2:05 to go. (Q4 26:38)
Owens handballs to grass 15m out, Higgins throws a boot at it, the footy rolls through but did it come off a North defender’s arm? Review… (Q4 27:47)
Ruled a goal, that is just about the ball game with 1:43 to play. (Q4 28:17)
That ball came off Higgins’ shin, McDonald it was with the lunge but his body language told the story that he didn’t touch it. (Q4 29:27)
Steele puts his head over a loose ball after the next bounce, Thomas catches him high, out for a throw in on outer wing, 1:04 left. (Q4 30:16)
Owens repels the next North attack. Coor with the repeat inside 50… stoppage 30m out, 34 seconds left. (Q4 30:47)
Repeat stoppage inside 50 for North, 24 seconds. (Q4 31:13)
Another one in the pocket, 12 seconds to go. (Q4 31:31)
A fourth, four seconds left. OOTF free to Davies-Uniacke off Higgins 35m out after the final siren, he trudges to take it and misses. (Q4 32:30)

Click to comment

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

More in Blog log