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St. Kilda vs North Melbourne

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Round: 14   Venue: Docklands   Date: Sun, 01-07-2012 4:40 pm   Crowd: 33,106  
St. Kilda 6.2.389.5.5910.11.7115.13.103 C:  Scott Watters
North Melbourne 3.1.199.3.5713.5.8321.10.136 C:  Brad Scott
  STK by 19STK by 2NTH by 12NTH by 33  
Brownlow Medal 3 Daniel Wells (NTH)2 Lenny Hayes (STK)1 Leigh Adams (NTH)

Match Report

North Melbourne finally put two good performances together in a row. The pressure had been on the Kangaroos to play with some consistency after a season of mixed results. But this win was arguably their most important for the season as they replaced the side they beat, St Kilda, in the top eight. St Kilda had been North’s bogey side under the coaching tenure of Brad Scott. The Saints had demolished the Kangaroos in their past four encounters, but North was able to turn the tables with a spirited performance. The game was tough and fierce, played with finals-like pressure. The Saints looked like running away with the game when they led by 20 points early in the second quarter. But an inspirational chase from North defender Michael Firrito on Saints speedster Ahmed Saad turned the game in the underdogs favour. The game was still in the balance at three-quarter time, but the floodgates opened in the final term as North kicked eight goals to run away with a morale-boosting victory.

GOALS
St Kilda: Armitage, Hayes, Milne, Montagna, Steven 2; Gram, McEvoy, Milera, Riewoldt, Schneider

North Melbourne: Petrie 4; Hansen, Thomas 3; Adams, Wells 2; Bastinac, Harper, Harvey, MacMillan, Swallow, Tarrant, Wright
 

BEST - THE AGE
St Kilda: Hayes, Armitage, Steven, McEvoy, Schneider, Geary, Montagna
North Melbourne: Wells, Adams, Petrie, Grima, Swallow, Goldstein, Bastinac

BEST - 
SPORTAL
St Kilda: Armitage, Dempster, Montagna, Clarke, McEvoy

North Melbourne: Adams, Wells, Hansen, Anthony, Swallow, Grima, Petrie

COACHES COMMENTS
Scott Watters (StK): [It was] probably one of the first times this year when I really think our midfield lowered their colours. And that puts the rest of your game under enormous pressure.

Brad Scott (NM): From the box you don't know what's being said out there, but it looked like there was a bit of niggle. I think our boys handled themselves really well.

Source

Match report by Oliver Caffrey

Match stats

St. Kilda Match Stats Career
# Player K M H D G B HO T FF FA Age Games G
20 Armitage, David 21 11 4 25 2 1 0 2 2 2 24y 15d 63 40
27 Blake, Jason 5 4 4 9 0 0 0 0 1 1 31y 108d 212 37
8 Clarke, Raphael 6 4 4 10 0 0 0 4 1 1 26y 281d 85 9
26 Dal Santo, Nick 9 4 13 22 0 1 1 6 0 0 28y 130d 229 129
24 Dempster, Sean 9 4 1 10 0 0 0 2 3 3 28y 163d 132 17
25 Fisher, Sam 10 6 6 16 0 0 0 1 1 1 29y 357d 175 21
14 Geary, Jarryn 15 8 12 27 0 1 0 2 2 1 24y 8d 63 12
19 Gilbert, Sam 8 2 5 13 0 0 0 9 1 1 25y 317d 123 22
18 Goddard, Brendon 12 5 8 20 0 0 1 1 3 0 27y 42d 198 98
1 Gram, Jason 9 2 3 12 1 0 0 5 1 0 28y 65d 148 68
33 Gwilt, James 10 4 3 13 0 0 0 1 0 0 25y 325d 87 19
7 Hayes, Lenny 15 5 14 29 2 0 0 5 2 0 32y 169d 254 86
23 Koschitzke, Justin 0 0 3 3 0 0 0 1 0 0 29y 285d 188 235
5 McEvoy, Ben 8 7 10 18 1 0 25 4 1 0 22y 356d 60 18
32 Milera, Terry 3 0 3 6 1 0 0 2 1 0 24y 175d 13 13
44 Milne, Stephen 13 3 1 14 2 1 0 0 3 2 32y 115d 249 517
11 Montagna, Leigh 10 3 11 21 2 1 0 2 0 0 28y 242d 182 108
12 Riewoldt, Nick 7 4 3 10 1 1 0 0 1 0 29y 258d 232 507
21 Saad, Ahmed 3 1 4 7 0 2 0 1 0 2 22y 266d 7 11
13 Schneider, Adam 10 8 8 18 1 0 0 4 1 0 28y 50d 190 233
28 Stanley, Rhys 9 6 4 13 0 1 2 0 1 0 21y 213d 18 14
3 Steven, Jack 14 3 11 25 2 1 0 3 0 0 22y 95d 43 37
  Rushed   3  
  Totals 206 94 135 341 15 13 29 55 25 14 27y 18d 2951 2251
North Melbourne Match Stats Career
# Player K M H D G B HO T FF FA Age Games G
13 Adams, Leigh 17 6 15 32 2 0 0 6 0 0 24y 86d 57 47
4 Anthony, Liam 14 9 14 28 0 0 0 4 2 0 24y 296d 39 20
18 Atley, Shaun 9 3 3 12 0 0 0 1 0 4 19y 292d 29 4
3 Bastinac, Ryan 12 4 10 22 1 3 0 1 0 1 21y 9d 47 19
33 Campbell, Matt 3 1 3 6 0 0 0 0 0 1 25y 162d 72 72
15 Delaney, Luke 5 5 9 14 0 0 0 1 0 2 23y 7d 17 0
11 Firrito, Michael 7 4 7 14 0 0 0 5 4 0 28y 217d 183 28
43 Gibson, Sam 12 12 13 25 0 0 0 3 0 0 26y 35d 3 0
22 Goldstein, Todd 7 5 11 18 0 0 41 2 0 0 24y 0d 69 36
17 Grima, Nathan 7 6 7 14 0 0 0 2 0 0 26y 331d 48 0
6 Hansen, Lachlan 11 5 2 13 3 0 0 1 0 2 23y 319d 69 53
23 Harper, Kieran 4 2 3 7 1 0 0 4 1 0 20y 16d 27 24
29 Harvey, Brent 8 2 7 15 1 0 0 2 3 1 34y 48d 336 393
34 Macmillan, Jamie 12 3 8 20 1 0 0 4 2 0 20y 282d 26 11
42 McMahon, Scott 13 6 5 18 0 0 0 1 1 1 26y 29d 96 27
20 Petrie, Drew 8 9 3 11 4 0 1 3 1 0 29y 260d 212 232
9 Swallow, Andrew 10 8 17 27 1 1 0 13 0 1 25y 29d 119 61
25 Tarrant, Robbie 3 1 1 4 1 1 0 1 0 3 23y 67d 15 6
12 Thomas, Lindsay 8 4 2 10 3 2 0 2 0 5 24y 123d 102 135
8 Wells, Daniel 24 3 10 34 2 0 0 4 0 0 27y 149d 183 112
19 Wright, Sam 6 3 4 10 1 0 0 2 0 2 21y 352d 44 44
7 Ziebell, Jack 19 9 5 24 0 0 0 2 0 2 21y 124d 56 17
  Rushed   3  
  Totals 219 110 159 378 21 10 42 64 14 25 24y 229d 1849 1341

Match highlights

Andrew Swallow had 13 tackles for North Melbourne vs. St. Kilda (AFL, Premiership Season, R14)

Footnotes

* Behinds calculated from the 1965 season on.
+ Score at the end of extra time.