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Blog log from R20 of 2023: Hawthorn vs St Kilda

Blog log for Hawthorn vs St Kilda, R20 of 2023

Moore gets a high contact free on Webster at a ball up 15m out in the pocket and screws through the first goal of the day. (Q1 2:49)
Ryan passes nicely inside 50 for Brockman 40m out, he goes over Webster to Breust who plays on for the goal from 20m. (Q1 5:25)
Wood takes a contested grab from a Byrnes speculator in front of a pack at the hotspot, floating in from the opposite wing. He converts with no problem. (Q1 6:49)
Ryan contests and keeps the crumb alive 25m out on the flank, Wingard pounces and screws through a nice finish off the left. (Q1 9:11)
Butler snaps across the body from 35m on a slight angle for his first goal, it’s a shoot out under the roof at Docklands. (Q1 10:23)
Weddle fumbles at half back, Billings roves and gives outside to Crouch who delivers a skilful running checkside from 40m on a slight angle for another one! (Q1 11:55)
Lewis takes a contested pack grab at the hotspot but sprays the set shot, disappointingly. (Q1 15:05)
The Saints somehow have a big outnumber for a long ball to the square, Wood roves and feeds Butler who snaps truly from 15m. (Q1 16:55)
Sharman marks a Byrnes pass after the next bounce near the hotspot and kicks truly. Good kicking is good footy. (Q1 18:55)
Clark gives to Wanganeen-Milera t half forward, he has Moore on his ginger so kicks quickly to the square… Sicily is in position to spoil but misses, the ball bounces for a goal! (Q1 20:50)
HTB free to Steele at the next bounce, another pack falls over itself 10m out, ball bounces up for Caminiti to gather and goal! (Q1 21:29)
Frost roves a ground ball at the top of the square but coughs it up to Marshall under a tackle by Caminiti, Marshall goals from 15m. (Q1 24:52)
Butler feeds Higgins who snicks the inside of the right goalpost with a snap across the body off the left from near the hotspot. (Q1 26:25)
Crouch curls in the ninth goal for St Kilda from the hotspot after a throw in, beating Worpel. (Q1 28:50)
Sam Mitchell has decided to see if Cam Mackenzie can play inside mid and Connor Nash can contribute off a wing, among other experiments, none of which are working at all in Q1. (Q1 29:35)
Josh Ward at half forward, Blake Hardwick playing tall defender, Lachlan Bramble at half back… the magnets are looking fairly disorganised for the Hawks. (Q1 31:15)
Phillipou curls a snap across the face from a pack 30m out on the flank. (Q1 33:09)
Nash plays on to advantage from a stoppage on the HFF to pass to Lewis 20m out in the pocket, but he screws it narrow to the left. (Q2 1:50)
Sinclair mows down Wingard in the centre to start a counter, Crouch evades Brockman to go to Higgins in the pocket, his set shot falls in the square for Cordy to mark and goal. (Q2 3:33)
Ryan shows strong hands to clunk a mark from a Wingard pass on the lead in front of Wanganeen-Milera 25m out near the boundary, he screws through his first senior goal! (Q2 5:52)
Day sets up Moore for a running snap from 45m on a slight angle, he dithers and tries a pass instead of shooting… Breust can’t mark against two, rushed behind. (Q2 12:49)
St Kilda rebounds up the guts, predictably, ending with Caminiti marking over two Hawks 20m out on a slight angle, he goals. That’s how the game has been going. (Q2 13:32)
Wingard mows down a dithering Stocker on the wing, Hawks switch and Lewis passes to Breust in the pocket 20m for the goal. (Q2 16:52)
On one hand, it’s great that Sam Mitchell can admit he was dead wrong and change early. On the other, he was dead wrong on every pre-game magnet spin today. (Q2 19:29)
Maginness intercepts a Windhager rebound kick over Wood on the wing, pass goes to Lewis 45m out near the boundary, his set shot is a boomer! (Q2 22:42)
The Hawks tackling on the outer wing is terrible, Saints walk through them, Billings passes over Sicily in the hole to Higgins 45m out… short, no score. (Q2 27:18)
Sharman marks in front of Sicily just inside true CHF but misses to the right. (Q3 0:37)
Day marks on the wing and feigns a handball to draw Battle into bowling him over on the mark, 50m penalty brings him to the hotspot where he kicks truly. (Q3 5:12)
Meek down to Wingard from a throw in to the pocket, snap is high and just avoids the right goalpost for a nice finish! (Q3 6:42)
Sicily intercepts at half back but the kick is reversed after Frost contacts Butler on the mark. Butler shoots from 40m on a slight angle. Butler kicks straight. (Q3 8:57)
Butler feeds Clark who slots a running snap from 40m in front. (Q3 10:23)
Caminiti fumbles at the next bounce, Nash roves and goes high to Breust who is held by Webster 40m out on the flank. Drop punt needed here… short and rushed. (Q3 11:58)
Day goes long from members wing to Lewis who has position on Stocker to mark and goal from 20m on the flank. (Q3 14:12)
Day passes to the lead of Breust 45m out on the flank on the end of a rebound around outer wing. This time Breust makes the distance for the goal with the drop punt. (Q3 16:38)
There are few things more fragile in footy than a three-goal lead at Docklands. Neither side has played much solid defence today. (Q3 17:37)
Owens clears from the next bounce for Sharman to mark again in front of Sicily 45m out on a slight angle. He gets this set shot on line. (Q3 18:18)
Caminiti marks on the HFF 45m out but cuffs Sicily on the mark to turn it over, don’t see that one much these days! (Q3 20:56)
Lewis is getting involved up the ground, he receives from Wingard outside CHF and goes to the fat side pocket for Breust 25m out, who screws through the goal. (Q3 23:21)
Meek to Worpel to Wingard to Breust again, that was downhill footy from the bounce. Bruest lines up from 40m on the flank, this kick is short and rebounded. (Q3 24:53)
Worpel marks a Blanck pass just inside 50m on the flank, Wood comes in late and hard but no 50, Worpel’s kick is predictably short for no score. (Q3 26:22)
Wingard catches Windhager HTB on the boundary 40m out, he tries a pass to the pocket for Lewis but Battle breaks it up, no score. (Q3 27:37)
Wood burns the ball by foot in the centre, Impey mops up and goes over the high Saint defensive line to Breust 40m out in the corridor. Breust kicks long and straight again! (Q3 29:58)
Crouch puts his head over the footy at a stoppage on the boundary 35m out and wins a high contact free on Newcombe. His kick is across the face. (Q4 1:27)
Impey’s terrible handball clanger at half back gifts St Kilda a goal, Gresham is over the back for the easy goal. (Q4 1:52)
Sinclair is all on his own for a dump kick to half forward for St Kilda, he finds Higgins to mark in front of Day 40m out on a slight angle. Higgins kicks truly. (Q4 4:59)
Frost passes to Ryan leading to 45m on a slight angle after the Hawks apply frontal pressure on the HFF. Sticks tugs the set shot right for a rushed behind. (Q4 8:07)
The Saints are literally lining up on a rebound through the centre, Crouch receives from Wanganeen-Milera, baulks past Nash stepping off the right and slots it from 35m. (Q4 9:17)
Higgins roves a long ball from Caminiti’s contest and goals from the square, that is the beginning of junk time. (Q4 10:37)
Brockman dives in front of Webster to mark 45m out on a slight angle, he hooks left. (Q4 11:32)
Brockman roves a Lewis contest in the teeth of goal and handballs to the square where Ryan tries to volley home under Battle pressure off the left, review… ruled a point. (Q4 14:13)
Butler adds a cherry on top. Plenty of cherries in the bowl left with 7:49 to go. (Q4 18:14)
Gresham feeds Higgins who snaps wide from the hotspot. (Q4 19:34)
Byrnes passes to Higgins 30m out on a slight angle, he has been emulating Saints legend Steven Milne in the quarter with some tip ratting, but he hits the post. (Q4 22:36)
Maginness kicks long to grass in the pocket, Breust beats Webster yet again to gather and goal from 20m. (Q4 24:16)
Day sails through a set shot from 50m on a slight angle. (Q4 27:38)

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