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Gold Coast vs St. Kilda

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Round: 19   Venue: Carrara Stadium   Date: Sat, 02-08-2014 7:40 pm   Crowd: 12,027  
Gold Coast 2.5.175.7.3711.12.7817.15.117 C:  Guy McKenna
St. Kilda 1.3.94.6.307.9.519.10.64 C:  Alan Richardson
  SUNS by 8SUNS by 7SUNS by 27SUNS by 53  
Weather
min temp  11.4°C      max temp  19.9°C
rainfall  0mm    humidity  45%    air pressure  1026.1mb
wind speed 24km/h      wind direction  S
Brownlow Medal 3 Dion Prestia (SUNS)2 Harley Bennell (SUNS)1 Lenny Hayes (STK)

Match Report


The Gold Coast Suns have returned to the winners list and kept the finals chances well and truly alive with a big win over St Kilda at Carrara on Saturdayu night. The form the Saints showed against Fremantle a fortnight earlier deserted them after half time as the Suns kicked 12 goals to five after the long break to record a 53-point win, their first ever without the "Little Master", Gary Ablett. 

A low-scoring first term saw just one goal scored in the first 18 minutes of the match, to Danny Stanley of the Suns in the first two minutes. After behinds to Josh Bruce and David Armitage, Jack Billings finally scored the first major for the Saints at the 19-minute mark, before a goal to Matt Shaw five minutes later saw Gold Coast take an eight-point lead into the first break. Tom Lynch and Alex Sexton kicked goals inside the first three minutes of the second quarter to give Gold Coast a 20-point lead but St Kilda then clicked into gear, scoring three of the remaining four goals of the half, to Rhys Stanley, Armitage and Bruce to trail by only seven points at the long break.

David Swallow set the tone for the third term with a goal after just one minute, and the Suns went on too kick five more for the quarter to St Kilda's three to take a 27-point lead into the final term. Gold Coast did not let up in the final quarter, adding another six majors to St Kilda's two to run out easy victors.

Dion Prestia's 31-disposal, six-tackle game earned him best-on-ground honours, while Lenny Hayes, with nine tackles and 24 possessions was a stand-out for the Saints.

The Suns, only out of the top eight on percentage, will look to put pressure on North Melbourne, Essendon and Collingwood above them with a win over Carlton at Docklands next Saturday. St Kilda will be aiming to lift itself from the foot of the ladder when it meets the Western Bulldogs next Sunday at Docklands.

GOALS
Gold Coast: Lynch 4; Sexton, Bennell 2; Lonergan, O'Meara, Day, Stanley, Swallow, Martin, Rischitelli, Shaw, McKenzie
St Kilda: Bruce 3; Stanley 2; Armitage, Billings, Riewoldt, Curren

BEST - AFL.COM.AU
Gold Coast: Prestia, Lynch, Bennell, May, O'Meara, Shaw
St Kilda: Hayes, Armitage, Longer, Bruce, Savage

BEST - THE AGE
Gold Coast: Prestia, Bennell, Lynch, O'Meara, Shaw, May
St Kilda: Hayes, Ray, Newnes, Gwilt, Armitage, Savage

INJURIES
Gold Coast: Swallow (Achilles)
St Kilda: Nil

SUBSTITUTES
Gold Coast: Louis Herbert replaced David Swallow in the fourth quarter
St Kilda: Jack Steven replaced Brodie Murdoch at half-time

UMPIRES: Stephens, Armstrong, Ryan

TELEVISION BROADCAST: Fox Footy

Source

Match Report by Andrew Gigacz

Footnotes

Video sourced from YouTube, courtesy of AFL Media.

Match stats

Gold Coast Match Stats Career
# Player K M H D G B HO T FF FA Age Games G
11 Bennell, Harley 14 4 6 20 2 0 0 1 0 1 21y 304d 62 78
36 Broughton, Greg 10 6 8 18 0 1 0 4 1 1 27y 307d 103 19
12 Day, Sam 4 2 4 8 1 0 5 1 1 0 21y 330d 60 42
15 Gorringe, Daniel 5 1 8 13 0 0 18 0 0 0 22y 61d 18 5
33 Hall, Aaron 15 6 7 22 0 1 0 2 0 2 23y 266d 45 43
5 Harbrow, Jarrod 10 3 5 15 0 0 0 2 1 2 26y 15d 144 41
39 Herbert, Louis 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 20y 36d 2 0
40 Lemmens, Sean 12 3 5 17 0 0 0 2 2 1 19y 273d 14 1
37 Lonergan, Jesse 8 3 8 16 1 0 0 3 2 0 19y 261d 9 1
19 Lynch, Tom 9 6 5 14 4 2 0 1 3 2 21y 275d 56 72
4 Martin, Jack 10 2 7 17 1 1 0 1 2 1 19y 185d 7 5
17 May, Steven 8 3 4 12 0 0 0 1 1 1 22y 204d 52 15
18 McKenzie, Trent 9 5 4 13 1 0 0 3 2 1 22y 121d 73 20
1 O'Meara, Jaeger 8 3 14 22 1 0 1 7 1 2 20y 160d 40 26
10 Prestia, Dion 14 2 17 31 0 1 0 6 1 0 21y 294d 69 20
35 Rischitelli, Michael 9 2 10 19 1 2 0 6 1 1 28y 206d 174 76
6 Sexton, Alex 8 4 5 13 2 1 0 4 1 2 20y 242d 20 9
26 Shaw, Matt 7 5 12 19 1 1 0 3 1 0 22y 178d 69 26
25 Stanley, Danny 6 4 7 13 1 0 1 0 0 0 26y 165d 76 37
3 Sumner, Timmy 4 1 7 11 0 1 0 1 1 0 19y 297d 15 6
24 Swallow, David 9 4 3 12 1 1 0 1 1 0 21y 256d 69 34
16 Thompson, Rory 3 3 6 9 0 0 0 1 0 1 23y 143d 49 7
  Rushed   3  
  Totals 182 72 153 335 17 15 25 50 22 18 22y 175d 1226 583
St. Kilda Match Stats Career
# Player K M H D G B HO T FF FA Age Games G
20 Armitage, David 10 3 10 20 1 1 0 3 2 3 26y 47d 103 63
15 Billings, Jack 6 4 5 11 1 0 0 0 0 0 18y 349d 15 13
27 Bruce, Josh 9 6 2 11 3 1 0 2 0 3 22y 55d 23 6
26 Curren, Tom 11 4 4 15 1 1 0 2 2 0 22y 4d 20 6
21 Delaney, Luke 7 5 4 11 0 0 0 3 1 1 25y 39d 44 1
24 Dempster, Sean 10 8 4 14 0 1 2 3 0 1 30y 194d 178 20
36 Dunstan, Luke 8 0 7 15 0 0 0 3 0 1 19y 185d 16 9
25 Fisher, Sam 7 6 5 12 0 0 0 1 0 1 32y 23d 194 21
33 Gwilt, James 14 6 6 20 0 0 0 1 1 3 27y 356d 123 21
7 Hayes, Lenny 9 6 15 24 0 0 5 9 2 1 34y 200d 293 94
18 Longer, Billy 4 0 0 4 0 1 36 6 1 0 21y 82d 21 1
11 Montagna, Leigh 11 4 5 16 0 1 0 1 0 1 30y 273d 228 137
30 Murdoch, Brodie 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 20y 193d 14 3
16 Newnes, Jack 16 7 9 25 0 0 0 5 1 1 21y 159d 43 2
22 Ray, Farren 14 6 10 24 0 0 0 4 2 0 28y 132d 193 57
12 Riewoldt, Nick 16 12 4 20 1 3 0 1 2 1 31y 289d 277 613
17 Roberton, Dylan 7 2 5 12 0 0 0 3 1 2 23y 42d 63 7
5 Savage, Shane 16 7 10 26 0 0 0 0 0 1 23y 209d 68 40
13 Schneider, Adam 3 1 4 7 0 0 0 2 0 0 30y 82d 209 248
28 Stanley, Rhys 4 5 7 11 2 0 6 3 0 1 23y 244d 54 37
3 Steven, Jack 9 1 2 11 0 0 0 6 1 0 24y 127d 86 63
44 Weller, Maverick 3 2 11 14 0 0 0 4 1 0 22y 170d 44 5
  Rushed   1  
  Totals 194 95 129 323 9 10 49 62 18 22 25y 173d 2309 1467

Footnotes

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