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St. Kilda vs Western Bulldogs

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Round: 20   Venue: Docklands   Date: Sun, 10-08-2014 3:20 pm   Crowd: 30,095  
St. Kilda 3.1.197.4.4610.6.6615.9.99 C:  Alan Richardson
Western Bulldogs 7.4.4610.6.6613.10.8818.14.122 C:  Brendan McCartney
  WBULL by 27WBULL by 20WBULL by 22WBULL by 23  
Weather
min temp  9.4°C      max temp  14.0°C
rainfall  2.0mm    humidity  62%    air pressure  1024.8mb
wind speed 11km/h      wind direction  SW
Brownlow Medal 3 Adam Cooney (WBULL)2 Stewart Crameri (WBULL)1 James Gwilt (STK)

Match Report


In a match which belied their positions on the ladder (14th and 18th), the Western Bulldogs and St Kilda played a highly entraining game at Docklands stadium on Sunday afternoon, with the Dogs withstanding a late Saints challenge to win by 23 points. The match, St Kilda's last home game of 2014, was billed as a Lenny Hayes tribute, with Hayes having two weeks earlier announced that this would be his last season. But after Jack Newnes got the Saints off to a great start with a goal inside the first two minutes, the Bulldogs spent much of the remainder spoiling the party for the thousands of fans who came wearing their "I love Lenny" t-shirts produced especially for the game.

The Dogs kicked the next three goals and went on to score seven for the quarter to establish a 27-point lead at the first break. To their credit to Saints fought on over the next three quarters to outscore the Dogs by three points, but they were left to rue their slow start. Brief hope for St Kilda fans came in the last quarter when the Saints, trailing by 36 points at the 18-minute mark, strung together four consecutive goals to get to within 11 points with a couple of minutes to play. But the Bulldogs steadied and late goals to Sam Darley and Stewart Crameri saw the Doggies home.

Veteran Adam Cooney was back to his Brownlow-winning best for the Dogs, collecting 25 touches and kicking three goals, while Shaun Higgins (26 disposals, three tackles) was also very good and Jake Stringer earned a Rising Star nomination with a four-goal performance. Best for the Saints were David Armitage (22 disposals, five marks), Jack Steven (20 possessions and a goal) and James Gwilt, who relished a move to the forward line and kicked three goals. 

With neither side set to feature in September, these two developing teams will look for strong performances in the last three rounds of the year to give fans hope for the future. The Bulldogs will play North Melbourne, Sydney and GWS in their last three matches, while St Kilda will take on Sydney, Richmond and Adelaide.

GOALS
St Kilda: Gwilt 3; Newnes, Gilbert, Bruce, Steven, Riewoldt, Curren, Ross, Schneider, Hayes, Murdoch, Weller, Billings
Western Bulldogs: Stringer 4; Cooney 3; Crameri 3; Campbell, Picken, Hrovat, Bontempelli, Higgins, Stevens, Macrae, Darley

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Western Bulldogs: Cooney, Higgins, Stringer, Murphy, Darley, Griffen
St Kilda: Armitage, Gwilt, Ross, Steven, Gilbert, Hayes

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Western Bulldogs:
Cooney, Higgins, Stringer, Griffen, Crameri
St Kilda: Armitage, Gwilt, Steven, Ross, Montagna

INJURIES
St Kilda: Bruce (lower leg), Billings (hamstring)
Western Bulldogs: Nil

SUBSTITUTES
St Kilda: Josh Bruce (lower leg) substituted out for Brodie Murdoch in the third quarter
Western Bulldogs: Nathan Hrovat substituted out for Lachie Hunter in the fourth quarter

UMPIRES: Fleer, Leppard, Harris

TELEVISION BROADCAST: Seven Network

COMMENTATORS: Dennis Cometti, Hamish McLachlan, Cameron Ling, Jude Bolton

Source

Match Report by Andrew Gigacz

Footnotes

Video sourced from YouTube, courtesy of AFL Media.

Match stats

St. Kilda Match Stats Career
# Player K M H D G B HO T FF FA Age Games G
20 Armitage, David 11 5 11 22 0 2 0 3 2 0 26y 55d 104 63
15 Billings, Jack 7 4 5 12 1 0 0 0 2 0 18y 357d 16 14
27 Bruce, Josh 5 2 4 9 1 0 0 2 1 0 22y 63d 24 7
26 Curren, Tom 4 2 3 7 2 0 0 1 0 0 22y 12d 21 8
21 Delaney, Luke 5 5 4 9 0 0 0 2 0 0 25y 47d 45 1
24 Dempster, Sean 13 8 4 17 0 1 0 4 2 1 30y 202d 179 20
25 Fisher, Sam 16 8 1 17 0 0 2 2 0 2 32y 31d 195 21
19 Gilbert, Sam 12 7 5 17 0 0 0 2 1 3 27y 356d 144 29
33 Gwilt, James 11 8 9 20 3 1 0 1 0 0 27y 364d 124 24
7 Hayes, Lenny 8 1 9 17 1 0 2 4 2 1 34y 208d 294 95
18 Longer, Billy 4 1 2 6 0 0 23 3 3 1 21y 90d 22 1
11 Montagna, Leigh 16 5 8 24 0 0 0 4 2 2 30y 281d 229 137
30 Murdoch, Brodie 3 2 1 4 1 0 0 0 0 0 20y 201d 15 4
16 Newnes, Jack 11 7 8 19 1 0 0 3 1 2 21y 167d 44 3
22 Ray, Farren 12 6 8 20 0 0 0 4 1 0 28y 140d 194 57
12 Riewoldt, Nick 9 6 4 13 1 1 1 4 3 0 31y 297d 278 614
6 Ross, Sebastian 12 5 7 19 1 0 1 4 1 0 21y 95d 24 4
5 Savage, Shane 7 4 4 11 0 0 0 4 0 3 23y 217d 69 40
13 Schneider, Adam 11 5 6 17 1 0 0 7 1 0 30y 90d 210 249
28 Stanley, Rhys 3 2 2 5 0 2 5 2 3 1 23y 252d 55 37
3 Steven, Jack 13 2 7 20 1 0 0 8 3 1 24y 135d 87 64
44 Weller, Maverick 9 2 10 19 1 0 0 5 2 2 22y 178d 45 6
  Rushed   2  
  Totals 202 97 122 324 15 9 34 69 30 19 25y 290d 2418 1498
Western Bulldogs Match Stats Career
# Player K M H D G B HO T FF FA Age Games G
47 Austin, Mark 10 6 4 14 0 0 0 0 0 2 25y 167d 41 2
4 Bontempelli, Marcus 10 3 5 15 1 1 1 3 1 1 18y 259d 13 10
5 Boyd, Matthew 9 3 8 17 0 0 0 2 0 2 31y 348d 236 80
45 Campbell, Tom 3 3 5 8 1 0 14 2 0 1 22y 281d 17 16
17 Cooney, Adam 14 5 11 25 3 0 0 3 0 1 28y 314d 216 184
8 Crameri, Stewart 12 5 8 20 3 3 0 1 0 1 26y 0d 76 127
6 Dahlhaus, Luke 10 2 7 17 0 2 0 3 5 3 21y 354d 68 68
33 Darley, Sam 9 2 8 17 1 0 0 0 0 2 21y 176d 17 2
16 Griffen, Ryan 9 3 11 20 0 0 0 4 0 1 28y 14d 199 128
7 Higgins, Shaun 10 2 16 26 1 0 0 3 1 2 26y 159d 126 128
24 Hrovat, Nathan 8 3 8 16 1 0 0 2 0 0 20y 64d 17 8
26 Hunter, Lachie 2 2 1 3 0 1 0 0 0 0 19y 240d 22 13
21 Liberatore, Tom 10 4 9 19 0 0 0 6 0 1 22y 86d 74 16
11 Macrae, Jack 9 2 11 20 1 0 0 4 3 2 20y 7d 32 12
27 Minson, Will 5 1 7 12 0 0 26 1 3 3 29y 121d 177 76
38 Morris, Dale 14 7 3 17 0 0 0 1 1 1 31y 224d 190 3
2 Murphy, Bob 12 3 6 18 0 0 0 1 0 1 32y 62d 268 171
42 Picken, Liam 10 4 8 18 1 0 0 2 2 3 28y 9d 126 33
23 Roughead, Jordan 8 6 5 13 0 0 0 2 1 1 23y 280d 70 12
25 Stevens, Koby 9 6 8 17 1 3 0 0 1 1 23y 53d 47 24
9 Stringer, Jake 13 3 3 16 4 1 0 1 1 1 20y 107d 25 32
10 Wood, Easton 8 3 9 17 0 0 0 5 0 0 24y 340d 65 7
  Rushed   3  
  Totals 204 78 161 365 18 14 41 46 19 30 24y 316d 2122 1152

Footnotes

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