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St. Kilda vs Melbourne

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Round: 17   Venue: Docklands   Date: Sun, 17-07-2016 3:20 pm   Crowd: 25,322  
St. Kilda 3.3.218.6.5410.12.7215.20.110 C:  Alan Richardson
Melbourne 6.2.386.5.419.7.6111.8.74 C:  Paul Roos
  MELB by 17STK by 13STK by 11STK by 36  
Weather
min temp  3.1°C      max temp  16.1°C
rainfall  0mm    humidity  46%    air pressure  1025.1mb
wind speed 22km/h      wind direction  N
Brownlow Medal 3 Tim Membrey (STK)2 Maverick Weller (STK)1 Jack Viney (MELB)

Match Report

Melbourne's Docklands stadium and St Kilda hoodoos combined once again to haunt them on Sunday afternoon as the Saints recorded a convincing six-goal win against the Demons, a margin that could have been much greater had it not been for poor kicking for goal. It was St Kilda's 14th win in a row against Melbourne, the Demons not having beaten the Saints since the 2006 Elimination Final. It was also the Demons' 23 loss in 24 games at the venue, their only success being a 26-point win over GWS in a 'dead rubber' in round 23 last year.

Belying what was to come in the final three terms, the first quarter saw Melbourne as very much the dominant team. The Demons kicked off with goals to Jeff Garlett and Christian Petracca to take a 10-point lead, before Mav Weller kicked St Kilda's first at the nine-minute mark. Melbourne added further goals through Jack Watts and Aaron Vandenberg and looked very much in control, leading by 16 points at the midpoint of the quarter. Each side added a further two majors for the term and it was the Demons by 17 at quarter time.

The tide looked to have turned St Kilda's way early in the second term but misses to Jack Billings, Luke Dunstan and Mav Weller saw the Saints add just three behinds to one in the first 14 minutes, Melbourne still 15 points ahead at that stage. Tim Membrey's third goal at the 14-minute mark sparked a run of goals for the Saints, though, and follow-ups from Leigh Montagna and Josh Bruce saw them hit the lead at the 19-minute mark. The Demons responded with behinds to Dean Kent and Petracca but a brace of goals to Jarryn Geary - his first majors for the season - saw St Kilda take a 13-point advantage into half time.

Melbourne would have been looking to come out fighting after the long break but it was the Saints that dominated. Holding the Demons scoreless for the first 15 minutes, the Saints could have and should have put the result to bed in that period but their six shots at goal yielded only two majors, one each to Weller and Membrey. That extended the lead to 29 points but Melbourne hit back hard late in the term and goals to Garlett, Max Gawn and Jack Viney had the Demons back within 11 points and well in the hunt at the last end-change.

The match looked to be heading for a grandstand finish when Max Gawn marked strongly and kicked his second to cut the margin to just five points at the seven-minute mark of the final term but that was to be the Demons' last hurrah. A goal to skipper Nick Riewoldt two minutes later sparked a torrent of shots at goal from the Saints and while many of them were spraye wide, accurate kicks from Weller and Dylan Roberton were enough to see St Kilda out to a 26-point lead midway through the term. Ben Kennedy kept Melbourne's hopes alive with a goal at the 21-minute mark but the Saints closed out a solid win with goals to Bruce and Dunstan to finish 36 points clear and stay in the hunt for the finals.

Four goals and 10 marks saw Tim Membrey feature as one of St Kilda's best, while Jack Viney (33 disposals and six tackles) was an outstanding contributor for the Demons,

The Saints could keep their top-eight hopes alive with a win over the third-placed Western Bulldogs at Docklands next Saturday night while Melbourne, whose finals chances have all but evaporated, will face a very tough task at Subiaco on the same day when it takes on the fifth-placed West Coast Eagles.

GOALS
St Kilda: Membrey 4; Weller 3; Geary 2; Montagna, Bruce, Riewoldt, Weller, Roberton, Dunstan
Melbourne: Petracca, Garlett, Gawn 2; Watts, vandenBerg, Hogan, Viney, Kennedy

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St Kilda: Hickey, Membrey, Steven, Weller, Ross, Montagna
Melbourne: Viney, Vince, T.McDonald, Jetta, Harmes

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St Kilda: Montagna, Geary, Weller, Membrey, Hickey, Steven, Newnes, Ross
Melbourne: Viney, Vince, Harmes, McDonald, Petracca

INJURIES
St Kilda: Nil
Melbourne: Hogan (hip), Watts, (right ankle)

REPORTS: Jesse Hogan (Melbourne) for striking Jarryn Geary (St Kilda) in the fourth quarter

UMPIRES: Bannister, Stephens, Nicholls

TELEVISION BROADCAST: Seven Network

COMMENTATORS: Hamish McLachlan, Leigh Matthews, Tim Watson. Brad Sewell 

Source

Match Report by Andrew Gigacz

Match stats

St. Kilda Match Stats Career
# Player K M H D G B HO T FF FA Age Games G
8 Acres, Blake 6 3 6 12 0 2 3 5 1 0 20y 284d 20 5
20 Armitage, David 5 0 9 14 0 0 0 6 2 0 28y 31d 144 85
15 Billings, Jack 8 6 10 18 0 3 0 3 0 1 20y 334d 36 24
27 Bruce, Josh 3 6 7 10 2 0 0 3 0 0 24y 39d 62 86
24 Dempster, Sean 11 6 3 14 0 0 0 0 0 3 32y 179d 216 20
7 Dunstan, Luke 8 2 9 17 1 1 0 5 1 0 21y 170d 50 25
14 Geary, Jarryn 7 4 8 15 2 0 0 0 1 1 28y 24d 136 23
19 Gilbert, Sam 10 2 6 16 0 0 0 3 1 0 29y 333d 173 35
22 Gresham, Jade 8 1 11 19 0 0 0 2 0 1 18y 328d 13 9
1 Hickey, Tom 8 4 13 21 0 1 27 2 1 1 25y 133d 57 19
36 McKenzie, Daniel 8 3 3 11 0 1 0 4 1 0 20y 61d 11 0
28 Membrey, Tim 12 10 4 16 4 2 0 2 0 0 22y 52d 24 41
41 Minchington, Darren 4 2 2 6 0 0 0 1 0 0 22y 221d 20 18
11 Montagna, Leigh 16 5 10 26 1 0 0 5 2 0 32y 258d 265 148
16 Newnes, Jack 10 1 11 21 0 0 0 4 3 1 23y 144d 85 22
12 Riewoldt, Nick 13 10 5 18 1 2 4 2 0 0 33y 274d 313 671
17 Roberton, Dylan 11 4 5 16 1 0 0 1 0 0 25y 26d 96 13
6 Ross, Sebastian 11 6 13 24 0 0 4 2 0 1 23y 71d 53 8
40 Sinclair, Jack 7 1 7 14 0 2 0 4 1 0 21y 156d 26 22
3 Steven, Jack 10 4 15 25 0 1 0 6 0 0 26y 111d 128 86
44 Weller, Maverick 9 6 7 16 3 2 0 3 0 1 24y 155d 84 38
34 Wright, Nathan 7 2 6 13 0 2 0 4 1 2 22y 152d 24 2
  Rushed   1  
  Totals 192 88 170 362 15 20 38 67 15 12 24y 326d 2036 1400
Melbourne Match Stats Career
# Player K M H D G B HO T FF FA Age Games G
10 Brayshaw, Angus 7 3 16 23 0 0 0 4 0 1 20y 190d 25 8
36 Garlett, Jeff 6 1 1 7 2 1 0 6 1 0 26y 349d 141 245
11 Gawn, Max 5 3 6 11 2 0 36 5 1 1 24y 200d 55 32
31 Grimes, Jack 5 4 10 15 0 0 0 2 1 0 27y 67d 100 11
43 Harmes, James 8 3 15 23 0 0 0 3 0 2 20y 286d 22 15
1 Hogan, Jesse 7 5 3 10 1 2 0 0 1 1 21y 156d 36 83
29 Hunt, Jayden 7 5 7 14 0 0 0 2 0 1 21y 105d 13 1
39 Jetta, Neville 12 5 10 22 0 0 0 2 0 0 26y 156d 88 21
45 Jones, Matt 9 4 10 19 0 0 0 3 0 2 28y 273d 58 10
2 Jones, Nathan 8 2 14 22 0 0 0 3 0 0 28y 179d 217 104
35 Kennedy, Ben 7 4 12 19 1 0 0 1 2 0 22y 136d 40 28
16 Kent, Dean 10 1 8 18 0 1 0 4 1 2 22y 144d 47 45
28 McDonald, Oscar 6 6 5 11 0 0 0 0 0 0 20y 121d 11 0
25 McDonald, Tom 15 10 9 24 0 0 0 2 0 0 23y 303d 98 8
5 Petracca, Christian 12 3 7 19 2 1 0 1 0 2 20y 195d 11 9
12 Tyson, Dom 10 4 10 20 0 1 0 1 0 1 23y 39d 65 34
37 vandenBerg, Aaron 4 0 8 12 1 0 1 1 0 1 24y 136d 23 11
23 Vince, Bernie 19 4 15 34 0 1 0 2 1 0 30y 289d 187 109
7 Viney, Jack 9 5 24 33 1 0 0 6 3 0 22y 95d 64 19
42 Wagner, Josh 9 5 9 18 0 0 0 3 1 0 22y 23d 12 0
4 Watts, Jack 7 6 11 18 1 0 2 0 0 1 25y 113d 131 114
41 White, Mitch 2 1 6 8 0 0 0 1 0 0 20y 98d 3 0
  Rushed   1  
  Totals 184 84 216 400 11 8 39 52 12 15 23y 299d 1447 907

Match highlights

Jack Viney had 24 handballs for Melbourne vs. St. Kilda (AFL, Premiership Season, R17)
Jack Grimes played his 100th V/AFL game: Melbourne vs. St. Kilda (AFL, Premiership Season, R17)

Footnotes

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