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Collingwood vs St. Kilda

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Round: 19   Venue: M.C.G.   Date: Sat, 04-08-2012 7:40 pm   Crowd: 57,873  
Collingwood 3.3.218.11.599.14.6812.19.91 C:  Nathan Buckley
St. Kilda 4.1.255.2.3211.6.7213.7.85 C:  Scott Watters
  STK by 4COLL by 27STK by 4COLL by 6  
Brownlow Medal 3 Darren Jolly (COLL)2 Dane Swan (COLL)1 Lenny Hayes (STK)

Match Report

St Kilda faces a near-impossible challenge to make the AFL finals after suffering a heartbreaking and controversial six-point defeat at the hands of Collingwood. The win enabled the Magpies to secure third place on the ladder and a two-game buffer over fifth-placed West Coast, but is what not without controversy. With Collingwood leading by a goal and a minute remaining, the Saints mounted a late forward surge. Harry O'Brien flew for - but dropped - a mark, and the ball spilled towards the St Kilda goal with several Saints ready to pounce. But the umpire deemed that Stephen Milne had chopped the defender's arm and awarded O'Brien a free kick. Replays showed that contact with O'Brien was minimal.

A dominant display from Jolly had earlier enabled the Pies to establish a 27-point half-time lead but rookie Ahmed Saad kept the Saints in the game with four goals. St Kilda are now two games adrift of eighth-placed Essendon and, even if they were to win their remaining four matches, would require other results to go their way to sneak back into the eight. For Collingwood, the win would have been a relief for coach Nathan Buckley, particularly after the Magpies dominated the second quarter but were wasteful in front of goal during that period, kicking 5.8 to the Saints' 1.1. The Pies are a game clear of fourth-placed Hawthorn but, with a tough run to come against Sydney, North Melbourne, West Coast (at Subiaco) and Essendon, are not yet assured of a double-chance come finals time.

GOALS
Collingwood: Jolly, Dawes, Swan, Thomas 2; Wellingham, Fasolo, Cloke, Beams
St Kilda: Saad 4; Milne 3; Dal Santo, Riewoldt 2; Armitage, McEvoy

BEST - AFL.COM.AU
Collingwood: Jolly, Beams, Swan, Thomas, Pendlebury, Sidebottom, Shaw
St Kilda: Goddard, Dempster, Hayes, Saad, Montagna, Fisher

BEST - THE AGE
Collingwood: Jolly, Swan, Pendlebury, Beams, O'Brien, Thomas
St Kilda: Goddard, Fisher, Montagna, Dempster, Hayes, Dal Santo

COACHES COMMENTS
Nathan Buckley (Coll): We got away with it in many ways because we did so much out of character towards the end there.

Scott Watters (StK): We don't want to be a side that throws out excuses.

Umpires: Farmer, Margetts, McInerney

Source

Match report by Andrew Gigacz

Match stats

Collingwood Match Stats Career
# Player K M H D G B HO T FF FA Age Games G
17 Beams, Dayne 16 4 16 32 1 0 0 4 5 0 22y 174d 76 81
11 Blair, Jarryd 9 4 8 17 0 1 0 1 0 1 22y 112d 53 46
16 Brown, Nathan 5 3 2 7 0 0 0 2 1 0 23y 231d 61 6
32 Cloke, Travis 8 3 4 12 1 1 0 0 1 0 25y 152d 167 266
31 Dawes, Chris 8 5 5 13 2 2 3 6 2 0 24y 80d 65 81
35 Elliott, Jamie 7 3 8 15 0 1 0 9 1 0 19y 349d 10 6
1 Fasolo, Alex 10 0 5 15 1 1 0 3 1 0 20y 57d 30 36
6 Goldsack, Tyson 3 2 3 6 0 1 0 1 0 1 25y 74d 87 27
18 Jolly, Darren 9 10 12 21 2 0 37 6 2 1 30y 272d 222 117
8 Lumumba, Heritier 11 4 4 15 0 0 0 2 2 0 25y 263d 152 16
5 Maxwell, Nick 2 2 8 10 0 0 0 0 1 1 29y 62d 175 28
10 Pendlebury, Scott 14 2 16 30 0 1 0 3 2 1 24y 210d 141 92
20 Reid, Ben 9 4 3 12 0 0 1 2 1 1 23y 97d 66 5
40 Seedsman, Paul 7 4 3 10 0 1 0 5 0 1 20y 195d 8 1
39 Shaw, Heath 13 3 2 15 0 0 0 3 1 2 26y 251d 146 34
22 Sidebottom, Steele 17 6 15 32 0 1 0 5 2 0 21y 215d 78 65
28 Sinclair, Ben 12 4 2 14 0 1 0 4 1 0 20y 308d 19 14
36 Swan, Dane 17 7 14 31 2 2 0 2 1 1 28y 161d 191 154
13 Thomas, Dale 17 6 9 26 2 3 0 1 1 0 25y 44d 145 117
34 Toovey, Alan 9 2 6 15 0 0 0 1 0 1 25y 134d 103 8
21 Wellingham, Sharrod 10 4 8 18 1 0 1 2 0 2 24y 28d 85 52
25 Young, Tom 2 1 5 7 0 0 0 1 0 1 20y 100d 9 2
  Rushed   3  
  Totals 215 83 158 373 12 19 42 63 25 14 24y 29d 2089 1254
St. Kilda Match Stats Career
# Player K M H D G B HO T FF FA Age Games G
20 Armitage, David 12 5 5 17 1 0 0 3 2 2 24y 49d 68 43
26 Dal Santo, Nick 14 4 11 25 2 1 0 7 2 1 28y 164d 234 134
24 Dempster, Sean 10 5 13 23 0 0 0 1 1 1 28y 197d 137 17
38 Dunell, Samuel 4 3 5 9 0 0 0 1 0 0 22y 165d 4 1
25 Fisher, Sam 13 8 3 16 0 0 0 3 0 0 30y 25d 180 21
14 Geary, Jarryn 14 5 10 24 0 0 0 2 0 0 24y 42d 68 12
19 Gilbert, Sam 5 6 8 13 0 1 2 2 1 1 25y 351d 128 25
18 Goddard, Brendon 18 8 8 26 0 1 0 1 0 0 27y 76d 201 98
1 Gram, Jason 14 5 3 17 0 0 0 3 1 2 28y 99d 153 69
33 Gwilt, James 10 3 5 15 0 0 0 1 0 4 25y 359d 92 19
7 Hayes, Lenny 15 7 13 28 0 0 2 5 1 2 32y 203d 259 89
4 Jones, Clinton 6 4 10 16 0 1 0 6 1 1 28y 184d 114 29
23 Koschitzke, Justin 4 3 1 5 1 0 4 0 0 1 29y 319d 193 241
5 McEvoy, Ben 6 7 10 16 1 0 29 6 2 0 23y 24d 65 19
44 Milne, Stephen 12 3 3 15 3 1 0 3 0 4 32y 149d 254 534
11 Montagna, Leigh 13 4 14 27 0 0 0 5 0 0 28y 276d 187 111
34 Polo, Dean 3 3 7 10 0 0 0 1 0 2 25y 365d 77 18
22 Ray, Farren 10 6 6 16 0 0 0 4 0 1 26y 134d 154 49
12 Riewoldt, Nick 9 6 3 12 2 1 1 3 0 1 29y 292d 237 519
21 Saad, Ahmed 11 5 2 13 3 0 0 1 1 0 22y 300d 12 21
31 Simpkin, Tom 5 3 8 13 0 0 0 3 1 1 21y 363d 17 0
3 Steven, Jack 11 3 9 20 0 0 0 5 1 1 22y 129d 47 38
  Rushed   1  
  Totals 219 106 157 376 13 7 38 66 14 25 26y 293d 2881 2107

Match highlights

57,873 attended Collingwood vs. St. Kilda at M.C.G. (AFL, Premiership Season, R19)

Footnotes

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