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Hawthorn vs St. Kilda

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Round: 6   Venue: York Park   Date: Sat, 29-04-2017 1:45 pm   Crowd: 15,571  
Hawthorn 2.1.133.4.224.5.298.7.55 C:  Alastair Clarkson
St. Kilda 3.5.236.8.4414.13.9719.16.130 C:  Alan Richardson
  STK by 10STK by 22STK by 68STK by 75  
Weather
min temp  7.0°C      max temp  20.9°C
rainfall  0mm    humidity  39%    air pressure  1016.9mb
wind speed 9km/h      wind direction  SE
Brownlow Medal 3 Jack Steven (STK)2 Sebastian Ross (STK)1 Nick Riewoldt (STK)

Match Report

A week after Hawthorn looked to have turned its season around, it finds itself back in the mire after it was thrashed to the tune of 75 points at York Park on Saturday. The Hawks looked like the power side they've been for the last decade against West Coast last week, but on Saturday St Kilda made them look second rate, dominating all four quarters to win in a canter and inflict Hawthorn's first defeat at the venue since 2012 - coincidentally on the same date, April 29th. 

St KIlda was on song from the very start, with a behind to Jack Newnes followed by a goal to Tim Membrey giving the Saints an early lead. Nick Riewoldt added a second major at the 13-minute mark, before Tom Mitchell kicked Hawthorn's first to cut the margin to seven points. Josh Bruce kicked St Kilda's third with Jack Billings also adding a couple of behinds but Ben McEvoy had the Hawks within striking distance at the first break, 10 points in arrears despite the Saints dominating the quarter. 

The first half of the second quarter was a relatively even affair, with each side kicking one goal, Dylan Roberton for St Kilda and McEvoy for the Hawks, but the Saints made the most of the latter half of the term, with goals to Maverick Weller and Bruce, while Hawthorn squandered chances, James Sicily missing two shots and Shaun Burgoyne one. At the long break, the Saints led by 22 points, having doubled Hawthorn's score. 

After half time, the first five minutes of play gave no hint of what was about to unfold. Ex Eagle and Bulldog Koby Stevens kicked a goal in his first game at his third AFL club, putting the Saints 28 points clear, and Tim O'Brien responded at the four-minute mark to restore the half-time margin. From there, though, the Hawks barely raised a whimper while St Kilda went on a rampage, kicking seven goals on the trot, two of those two Riewoldt, including his 700th at AFL level. When the three-quarter time siren sounded, Hawthorn was 68 points in arrears and in tatters. 

The Hawks did show at least some fight early in the final term, kicking the first two majors via Daniel Howe and Luke Breust, but the next four went the way of the Saints as the margin blew out to 80 points. Hawthorn flight on to kick two of the final three goals, but the final margin of 75 points was an accurate reflection of the difference between the two sides. 

For the victors, Jack Steven (36 touches and eight tackles) and Dylan Roberton (29 disposals and eight marks) were outstanding contributors, while the Hawks were well served by Mitchell (35 possessions, six marks) and McEvoy (26 hitouts, 18 disposals).

The Saints are 3-3 and only percentage outside the top eight, but will face a tough task against the Giants at Docklands on Friday night. The Hawks are 1-5 and ahead of only Sydney on the ladder, with a match against MCG co-tenants Melbourne (eighth, 3-3) to come on Sunday.

GOALS
Hawthorn: McEvoy 2; Mitchell, O'Brien, Howe, Breust, Sicily, Gunston
St. Kilda: Riewoldt 4; Bruce, Membrey 3; Gresham, Stevens, Roberton, Weller 2; Carlisle

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Hawthorn: Mitchell, McEvoy, Hodge, Hartung
St. Kilda: Steven, Stevens, Steele, Roberton, Ross, Riewoldt, Weller

BEST - THE AGE
Hawthorn: McEvoy, T Mitchell, Hodge
St. Kilda: Roberton, Stevens, Steele, Steven, Riewoldt, Ross, Geary

INJURIES
Hawthorn: Nil
St. Kilda: NIl

UMPIRES: Foot, Stevic, Schmitt

TELEVISION BROADCAST: Fox Footy

COMMENTATORS: Dwayne Russell, Jonathan Brown, Alastair Lynch, Nick Dal Santo 

Source

Match Report by Andrew Gigacz

Match stats

Hawthorn Match Stats Career
# Player K M H D G B HO T FF FA Age Games G
30 Brand, Kaiden 11 10 5 16 0 0 0 1 0 1 23y 21d 15 0
22 Breust, Luke 7 2 7 14 1 0 0 0 0 3 26y 169d 146 280
9 Burgoyne, Shaun 7 4 15 22 0 1 0 1 0 2 34y 190d 325 260
5 Burton, Ryan 13 4 3 16 0 0 0 3 0 0 20y 88d 9 2
12 Frawley, James 11 13 8 19 0 0 0 0 0 2 28y 221d 185 24
6 Gibson, Josh 12 10 6 18 0 0 0 0 0 0 33y 47d 219 5
19 Gunston, Jack 10 5 2 12 1 1 0 1 2 0 25y 195d 133 277
37 Hardwick, Blake 11 8 9 20 0 0 0 1 0 0 20y 83d 4 0
4 Hartung, Billy 13 9 9 22 0 1 0 2 0 0 22y 95d 49 23
15 Hodge, Luke 18 9 11 29 0 0 0 1 2 1 32y 318d 291 192
17 Howe, Daniel 7 2 6 13 1 0 0 3 2 0 21y 146d 17 2
29 Langford, Will 9 2 4 13 0 0 0 4 1 1 24y 300d 52 17
7 McEvoy, Ben 6 5 12 18 2 0 26 2 0 0 27y 292d 152 61
3 Mitchell, Tom 15 6 20 35 1 0 0 4 0 0 23y 333d 71 40
23 O'Brien, Tim 7 4 2 9 1 0 6 2 1 0 23y 32d 21 18
10 O'Meara, Jaeger 6 3 8 14 0 0 0 5 0 1 23y 65d 48 28
28 Puopolo, Paul 4 1 7 11 0 0 0 5 1 0 29y 148d 139 140
2 Roughead, Jarryd 7 5 13 20 0 2 1 1 0 0 30y 96d 237 501
26 Shiels, Liam 12 3 9 21 0 0 0 4 0 2 26y 0d 148 50
21 Sicily, James 8 6 4 12 1 2 0 0 0 2 22y 113d 29 39
16 Smith, Isaac 14 5 4 18 0 0 0 1 0 1 28y 120d 141 113
24 Stratton, Ben 7 4 6 13 0 0 0 3 1 1 28y 59d 144 1
  Totals 215 120 170 385 8 7 33 44 10 17 26y 60d 2575 2073
St. Kilda Match Stats Career
# Player K M H D G B HO T FF FA Age Games G
8 Acres, Blake 8 6 15 23 0 0 0 1 0 0 21y 204d 31 12
15 Billings, Jack 11 5 9 20 0 3 0 4 1 0 21y 254d 48 29
22 Brown, Nathan 5 5 4 9 0 0 0 2 0 1 28y 133d 136 7
27 Bruce, Josh 7 7 3 10 3 2 0 0 2 1 24y 325d 74 105
2 Carlisle, Jake 11 9 5 16 1 0 0 1 1 0 25y 210d 91 55
14 Geary, Jarryn 12 7 10 22 0 0 0 0 0 1 28y 310d 147 25
19 Gilbert, Sam 6 3 6 12 0 1 2 2 0 0 30y 253d 185 36
4 Gresham, Jade 7 3 2 9 2 0 0 2 0 0 19y 248d 24 19
18 Longer, Billy 0 2 5 5 0 0 36 2 1 0 23y 352d 45 2
28 Membrey, Tim 14 8 5 19 3 2 0 2 2 0 22y 338d 36 63
41 Minchington, Darren 5 1 9 14 0 0 0 2 1 0 23y 141d 25 21
11 Montagna, Leigh 17 5 16 33 0 0 0 3 1 1 33y 178d 276 153
16 Newnes, Jack 18 4 11 29 0 2 0 3 0 1 24y 64d 97 26
12 Riewoldt, Nick 13 8 7 20 4 0 0 2 1 0 34y 194d 324 702
17 Roberton, Dylan 25 8 4 29 2 0 0 3 1 0 25y 312d 108 16
6 Ross, Sebastian 16 7 16 32 0 0 0 4 0 0 23y 357d 65 9
35 Sinclair, Jack 15 5 6 21 0 1 0 2 1 0 22y 76d 28 22
9 Steele, Jack 10 4 17 27 0 0 0 10 2 0 21y 137d 23 10
3 Steven, Jack 18 5 18 36 0 0 0 8 2 2 27y 32d 138 89
25 Stevens, Koby 7 6 21 28 2 0 0 4 0 1 25y 315d 75 36
29 Webster, Jimmy 17 8 9 26 0 0 0 2 1 0 23y 305d 56 2
44 Weller, Maverick 11 7 17 28 2 0 0 2 0 2 25y 75d 96 49
  Rushed   5  
  Totals 253 123 215 468 19 16 38 61 17 10 25y 153d 2128 1488

Footnotes

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