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AFL Home and Away, Saturday, 19 July 2014 - Round 18 - Etihad Stadium

Time
Full Time
Team
St Kilda
Score
17.16.118
Team
Fremantle
Score
9.6.60
St Kilda versus Fremantle
Quarters 4.3.27 Q1 1.1.7
Quarters 9.6.60 Q2 3.2.20
Quarters 15.14.104 Q3 5.6.36
Quarters 17.16.118 Q4 9.6.60
Players Riewoldt (4.1), Stanley (3.2), Dunstan (2.1), Ray (2.0), Murdoch (1.3), Armitage (1.2), Schneider (1.2), Curren (1.1), Montagna (1.0), Shenton (1.0), Billings (0.1), Roberton (0.1) Scorers Fyfe (2.0), Pavlich (2.0), Pearce (1.1), Taberner (1.1), Barlow (1.0), Mayne (1.0), Morabito (1.0)

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Match Tracker

St Kilda vs. Fremantle

  1. 1 minute
  2. 2 minute St Kilda: Behind David Armitage
  3. 3 minute
  4. 4 minute
  5. 5 minute
  6. 6 minute
  7. 7 minute
  8. 8 minute
  9. 9 minute St Kilda: Goal Nick Riewoldt
  10. 10 minute
  11. 11 minute
  12. 12 minute
  13. 13 minute St Kilda: Rushed Behind
  14. 14 minute
  15. 15 minute
  16. 16 minute
  17. 17 minute St Kilda: Goal Brodie Murdoch
  18. 18 minute
  19. 19 minute
  20. 20 minute Fremantle: Rushed Behind
  21. 21 minute
  22. 22 minute St Kilda: Goal Luke Dunstan
  23. 23 minute St Kilda: Behind Rhys Stanley
  24. 24 minute
  25. 25 minute
  26. 26 minute
  27. 27 minute St Kilda: Goal Rhys Stanley
  28. 28 minute
  29. 29 minute
  30. 30 minute
  31. 31 minute
  32. 32 minute Fremantle: Goal Chris Mayne
  33. 33 minute
  34. QT Qtr time
  35. 35 minute
  36. 36 minute
  37. 37 minute
  38. 38 minute
  39. 39 minute
  40. 40 minute

St Kilda vs. Fremantle

St Kilda vs. Fremantle

  1. 1 minute
  2. 2 minute St Kilda: Goal Rhys Stanley
  3. 3 minute
  4. 4 minute
  5. 5 minute
  6. 6 minute
  7. 7 minute
  8. 8 minute
  9. 9 minute Fremantle: Goal Anthony Morabito
  10. 10 minute
  11. 11 minute
  12. 12 minute St Kilda: Behind Brodie Murdoch
  13. 13 minute St Kilda: Goal Nick Riewoldt
  14. 14 minute St Kilda: Goal Tom Curren
  15. 15 minute
  16. 16 minute St Kilda: Behind Dylan Roberton
  17. 17 minute St Kilda: Behind Jack Billings
  18. 18 minute Fremantle: Behind Danyle Pearce
  19. 19 minute
  20. 20 minute St Kilda: Goal Adam Schneider
  21. 21 minute
  22. 22 minute
  23. 23 minute
  24. 24 minute
  25. 25 minute Fremantle: Goal Michael Barlow
  26. 26 minute
  27. 27 minute
  28. 28 minute
  29. 29 minute St Kilda: Goal Rhys Stanley
  30. QT Qtr time
  31. 31 minute
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  34. 34 minute
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St Kilda vs. Fremantle

St Kilda vs. Fremantle

  1. 1 minute
  2. 2 minute
  3. 3 minute St Kilda: Goal David Armitage
  4. 4 minute
  5. 5 minute Fremantle: Goal Matthew Pavlich
  6. 6 minute
  7. 7 minute St Kilda: Goal Nick Riewoldt
  8. 8 minute
  9. 9 minute
  10. 10 minute St Kilda: Behind Luke Dunstan
  11. 11 minute St Kilda: Goal Leigh Montagna
  12. 12 minute
  13. 13 minute Fremantle: Rushed Behind
  14. 14 minute
  15. 15 minute
  16. 16 minute St Kilda: Behind Brodie Murdoch
  17. 17 minute St Kilda: Behind Tom Curren
  18. 18 minute St Kilda: Rushed Behind
  19. 19 minute
  20. 20 minute St Kilda: Behind David Armitage
  21. 21 minute St Kilda: Goal Farren Ray
  22. 22 minute St Kilda: Goal Farren Ray
  23. 23 minute
  24. 24 minute St Kilda: Behind Rhys Stanley
  25. 25 minute Fremantle: Behind Matt Taberner
  26. 26 minute St Kilda: Behind Adam Schneider
  27. 27 minute St Kilda: Goal Luke Dunstan
  28. 28 minute Fremantle: Rushed Behind
  29. 29 minute
  30. 30 minute St Kilda: Behind Nick Riewoldt
  31. 31 minute Fremantle: Goal Matthew Pavlich
  32. 32 minute
  33. 33 minute Fremantle: Rushed Behind
  34. QT Qtr time
  35. 35 minute
  36. 36 minute
  37. 37 minute
  38. 38 minute
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St Kilda vs. Fremantle

St Kilda vs. Fremantle

  1. 1 minute
  2. 2 minute
  3. 3 minute
  4. 4 minute
  5. 5 minute
  6. 6 minute St Kilda: Behind Adam Schneider
  7. 7 minute Fremantle: Goal Nat Fyfe
  8. 8 minute St Kilda: Goal Cameron Shenton
  9. 9 minute
  10. 10 minute Fremantle: Goal Danyle Pearce
  11. 11 minute
  12. 12 minute
  13. 13 minute
  14. 14 minute
  15. 15 minute St Kilda: Goal Nick Riewoldt
  16. 16 minute
  17. 17 minute
  18. 18 minute
  19. 19 minute St Kilda: Behind Brodie Murdoch
  20. 20 minute
  21. 21 minute
  22. 22 minute
  23. 23 minute
  24. 24 minute Fremantle: Goal Nat Fyfe
  25. 25 minute
  26. 26 minute
  27. 27 minute Fremantle: Goal Matt Taberner
  28. 28 minute
  29. 29 minute
  30. FT Full time
  31. 31 minute
  32. 32 minute
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St Kilda vs. Fremantle

Statistics

Match Statistics
St KildaFremantle

David Armitage

Goal
1
Behind
2

Michael Barlow

Goal
1

Jack Billings

Behind
1

Zac Clarke

Josh Bruce

Ryan Crowley

Tom Curren

Goal
1
Behind
1

Zac Dawson

Luke Delaney

Matt de Boer

Sean Dempster

Paul Duffield

Luke Dunstan

Goal
2
Behind
1

Nat Fyfe

Goal
2

Sam Fisher

Jonathon Griffin

James Gwilt

Michael Johnson

Lenny Hayes

Chris Mayne

Goal
1

Billy Longer

Luke McPharlin

Leigh Montagna

Goal
1

Anthony Morabito

Goal
1

Brodie Murdoch

Goal
1
Behind
3

David Mundy

Jack Newnes

Tendai Mzungu

Farren Ray

Goal
2

Lachie Neale

Nick Riewoldt

Goal
4
Behind
1

Matthew Pavlich

Goal
2

Dylan Roberton

Behind
1

Danyle Pearce

Goal
1
Behind
1

Shane Savage

Lee Spurr

Adam Schneider

Goal
1
Behind
2

Nick Suban

Cameron Shenton

Goal
1

Cameron Sutcliffe

Rhys Stanley

Goal
3
Behind
2

Colin Sylvia

Maverick Weller

Matt Taberner

Goal
1
Behind
1

St Kilda vs Fremantle

  • Goals

    St Kilda 17
    65% 35%
    Fremantle 9
  • Behinds

    St Kilda 16
    73% 27%
    Fremantle 6
  • Scoring shots

    St Kilda 34
    68% 32%
    Fremantle 16
  • Goals/scoring shots

    St Kilda 50%
    47% 53%
    Fremantle 56%
  • Disposals

    St Kilda 403
    59% 41%
    Fremantle 282
  • Kicks

    St Kilda 270
    61% 39%
    Fremantle 170
  • Handballs

    St Kilda 133
    54% 46%
    Fremantle 112
  • Contested Possessions

    St Kilda 141
    54% 46%
    Fremantle 122
  • Uncontested Possessions

    St Kilda 263
    62% 38%
    Fremantle 162
  • Marks

    St Kilda 147
    66% 34%
    Fremantle 75
  • Tackles

    St Kilda 72
    48% 52%
    Fremantle 77
  • Hit-outs

    St Kilda 52
    57% 43%
    Fremantle 39
  • Clearances

    St Kilda 41
    56% 44%
    Fremantle 32
  • Frees for

    St Kilda 14
    56% 44%
    Fremantle 11
  • Frees against

    St Kilda 11
    44% 56%
    Fremantle 14
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    St Kilda statistics
    Players D K M H CP UP T G B GB FF FA HO CL
    David Armitage 25 16 4 9 11 15 8 1 2 1.2 2 0 1 7
    Jack Billings 21 15 6 6 8 12 4 0 1 0.1 1 0 0 1
    Josh Bruce 6 5 4 1 2 4 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0
    Tom Curren 8 6 1 2 5 3 3 1 1 1.1 1 0 0 2
    Luke Delaney 9 5 6 4 2 7 1 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0
    Sean Dempster 1 1 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0
    Luke Dunstan 26 14 4 12 11 16 5 2 1 2.1 1 0 0 5
    Sam Fisher 21 17 11 4 6 13 1 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0
    James Gwilt 19 18 13 1 3 15 5 0 0 0.0 2 1 0 0
    Lenny Hayes 24 14 5 10 11 13 9 0 0 0.0 1 0 0 7
    Billy Longer 5 2 1 3 3 2 6 0 0 0.0 0 1 37 1
    Leigh Montagna 27 18 4 9 11 16 0 1 0 1.0 0 0 1 6
    Brodie Murdoch 11 10 6 1 0 11 1 1 3 1.3 0 0 0 0
    Jack Newnes 25 11 8 14 6 19 8 0 0 0.0 1 1 0 0
    Farren Ray 26 16 9 10 7 19 2 2 0 2.0 0 0 0 3
    Nick Riewoldt 30 22 16 8 8 23 2 4 1 4.1 1 0 0 0
    Dylan Roberton 19 13 8 6 8 12 1 0 1 0.1 1 3 0 0
    Shane Savage 30 24 8 6 9 22 1 0 0 0.0 1 1 0 3
    Adam Schneider 24 16 8 8 7 17 5 1 2 1.2 0 0 0 3
    Cameron Shenton 14 7 6 7 6 7 2 1 0 1.0 0 2 0 0
    Rhys Stanley 19 13 14 6 8 11 2 3 2 3.2 1 0 13 0
    Maverick Weller 13 7 4 6 9 5 6 0 0 0.0 1 2 0 3
    Fremantle statistics
    Players D K M H CP UP T G B GB FF FA HO CL
    Michael Barlow 24 9 6 15 12 12 4 1 0 1.0 0 0 0 3
    Zac Clarke 11 5 4 6 4 7 2 0 0 0.0 1 0 23 2
    Ryan Crowley 14 9 3 5 3 10 4 0 0 0.0 0 3 4 3
    Zac Dawson 7 2 3 5 5 3 1 0 0 0.0 1 0 1 0
    Matt de Boer 10 4 2 6 5 5 4 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 2
    Paul Duffield 21 14 5 7 8 14 9 0 0 0.0 0 1 0 2
    Nat Fyfe 18 10 6 8 9 10 5 2 0 2.0 3 1 3 2
    Jonathon Griffin 3 3 1 0 2 1 1 0 0 0.0 0 0 7 0
    Michael Johnson 18 13 3 5 5 9 1 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0
    Chris Mayne 15 9 6 6 4 11 7 1 0 1.0 1 0 0 0
    Luke McPharlin 10 5 4 5 4 4 1 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0
    Anthony Morabito 4 3 1 1 3 2 2 1 0 1.0 0 1 0 0
    David Mundy 15 9 1 6 6 9 4 0 0 0.0 0 1 0 4
    Tendai Mzungu 20 13 5 7 6 14 3 0 0 0.0 0 0 1 2
    Lachie Neale 13 7 2 6 8 5 5 0 0 0.0 0 1 0 3
    Matthew Pavlich 10 7 6 3 7 5 0 2 0 2.0 1 0 0 1
    Danyle Pearce 17 14 1 3 9 8 8 1 1 1.1 1 0 0 5
    Lee Spurr 9 9 6 0 2 7 4 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0
    Nick Suban 15 9 2 6 6 10 2 0 0 0.0 0 2 0 1
    Cameron Sutcliffe 10 6 3 4 4 7 6 0 0 0.0 0 2 0 0
    Colin Sylvia 7 3 1 4 5 3 2 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 1
    Matt Taberner 11 7 4 4 5 6 2 1 1 1.1 3 2 0 1

    Latest Comments

    • Wear the fox hat. True I'm also one of the few to defend your Tigers. Whilst others bag them I've felt Richmonds injuries hurt them this year and they lack depth to cover like my Blues. Be Intersting ...

      Go Blues | July 19, 2014, 5:33PM
    • Hey Go Blues - you've been pretty hard on your blokes; good to see them get up, particularly after last weeks pasting. 6 wins is no worse than my blokes.Mick certainly worked out the Roos and ...

      wear the fox hat | July 19, 2014, 5:18PM
    • What an upset that would be! Even almost keeping them to one point in the st quarter is brilliant.

      bornagirl | July 19, 2014, 5:18PM
    • Come on Saints cause an upset and really make my weekend a good one

      Go Blues | July 19, 2014, 5:01PM
    • a late flag run
      but they look like theyre up for it
      go saints!

      teasdale20 | July 19, 2014, 6:58PM

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    Top Players

    Goals
    Player name Nick Riewoldt 4
    Disposals
    Player name Nick Riewoldt 30
    Player name Shane Savage 30
    Kicks
    Player name Shane Savage 24
    Handballs
    Player name Michael Barlow 15
    Contested Possessions
    Player name Michael Barlow 12
    Uncontested Possessions
    Player name Nick Riewoldt 23
    Marks
    Player name Nick Riewoldt 16
    Tackles
    Player name Lenny Hayes 9
    Player name Paul Duffield 9
    Clearances
    Player name David Armitage 7
    Player name Lenny Hayes 7

    Match Details

    Start time:
    4:40pm
    Weather:
    Broken Clouds. Cool
    Umpires:
    Leigh Fisher, Brett Rosebury, Shane McInerney
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    Well what a disastrous day for the Fremantle Football Club!

    After winning eight on the trot and sitting pretty in second spot with first place in their sights, they travelled across to Etihad Stadium to face the bottom-of-the-ladder Saints who had lost their previous 11 games.

    It should have been a regulation win for the Dockers as they looked to tighten their grip on a top-two spot and strengthen their case for a home final first up.

    But it was anything but regulation!

    In the upset of the season, St Kilda smashed Fremantle by an incredible 58-point margin to throw the Dockers’ September plans into disarray.

    Rather than push for top spot, by the end of Round 18 Ross Lyon’s men will most probably fall out of the top four now!

    Geelong leapfrogged the Dockers tonight after their victory over GWS and if Port Adelaide beat Melbourne tomorrow, as expected, Fremantle will tumble down to fifth position in what can only be described as the ultimate nightmare scenario for the club.

    But while the Cats are sitting in second spot for the moment, they were far from convincing against the Giants.

    One good quarter of football was ultimately enough for Geelong to claim the win, but they were disappointing on the whole.

    The Cats opened up a 36-point lead early in the final term but GWS responded brilliantly to boot five of the last six goals and give Chris Scott’s men an almighty fright.

    And if Tom Boyd’s set shot on goal late in the game went through, we could very well be talking about a famous Greater Western Sydney triumph!

    For most of the night Geelong were stifled by the Giants and they were only allowed to get their devastating running game going in the third quarter when GWS’s manic pressure was virtually non-existent.

    Leon Cameron’s men applied very good pressure, particularly in attack, for most of the night and forced uncharacteristic errors from Geelong’s usually sound ball users in dangerous areas.

    GWS also did a good job of denying Geelong’s ball carriers space and it made it tough for the Cats to transition.

    Scott will not be a happy camper tonight and he will definitely use the week’s rest to scrutinise the many deficiencies in his side that were on show at Spotless Stadium.

    FULL TIME

    GWS GIANTS    2.4, 4.6, 7.9, 12.15 (87)
    GEELONG         2.5, 4.10, 10.14, 13.16 (94)

    GOALS
    GWS Giants: Patton 2, Shiel 2, Boyd 2, Hunt, Ward, Palmer, Hoskin-Elliott, Kelly, Cameron
    Geelong: Johnson 3, Caddy 2, Hawkins 2, Guthrie, Murdoch, Simpson, Bartel, Duncan, Selwood

    DISPOSALS
    GWS Giants: Greene 32, Ward 31, Treloar 30, Hoskin-Elliott 27
    Geelong: Selwood 39, Taylor 30, Johnson 30, Enright 30

    Q4 33 MIN, GWS 87 GEEL 94

    Enright takes a huge saving mark at centre-half back and that should be the ball game now.

    Lucky escape for Geelong!

    0:35 to go

    Q4 32 MIN, GWS 87 GEEL 94

    Enright spots up Johnson on the wing, Johnson takes two bounces and has a pot shot from 50m out but misses to the right.

    0:58 to go

    Q4 31 MIN, GWS 87 GEEL 93

    James Kelly boots it forward and Hawkins marks strongly on the wing but he kicks it out on the full!

    1:36 to go

    Q4 30 MIN, GWS 87 GEEL 93

    Scully bangs it forward and Boyd earns the free kick after being held by Rivers in the marking contest!

    From 40m out directly in front, Boyd just misses to the left!

    The Giants trailed by 36 points early in this last quarter!

    2:09 to go!

    Q4 29 MIN, GWS 86 GEEL 93

    Davis wins the free kick after being kicked in danger by Johnson in the centre of the ground.

    Davis dishes it off to Mohr who drills it forward and Boyd takes the big pack mark!

    From 40m out, Boyd slams it home! It's only seven points the difference!

    2:46 to go

    Q4 27 MIN, GWS 80 GEEL 93

    Palmer has a pot shot from 40m out but he misses too!

    3:43 to go

    Q4 27 MIN, GWS 79 GEEL 93

    Josh Hunt's kick is an absolute beauty and Davis takes the mark 50m out from goal.

    The GWS co-captain dishes it off to Hoskin-Elliott whose running shot on goal from 55m out misses to the right.

    3:56 to go

    Q4 26 MIN, GWS 78 GEEL 93

    Ball up in the Giants' forward pocket

    4:49 to go

    Q4 25 MIN, GWS 78 GEEL 93

    Josh Hunt boots it forward to Boyd at centre-half forward but Horlin-Smith does well to spoil him and the two lock the ball in for a ball up

    5:10 to go

    Q4 24 MIN, GWS 78 GEEL 93

    Murdoch's long kick forward is spoiled by Hoskin-Elliott and goes out for a throw-in 40m around from Geelong's goal.

    6:15 to go

    Q4 23 MIN, GWS 78 GEEL 93

    Treloar's hurried kick forward is marked by Stokes

    7:10 to go

    Q4 21 MIN, GWS 78 GEEL 93

    Scully's long kick forward is marked well by Cameron despite the interference from Boyd coming over the top.

    From 40m out on a tough angle, Cameron makes no mistake with his set shot. Fantastic kick

    8:04 to go

    Q4 20 MIN, GWS 72 GEEL 93

    James Kelly concedes a rushed behind to GWS

    Q4 19 MIN, GWS 71 GEEL 93

    Leading disposals: Selwood 36, Taylor 28, Greene 28, Ward 27, Motlop 27

    Q4 18 MIN, GWS 71 GEEL 93

    Selwood marks it on the 50m line and the Geelong skipper bangs it home!

    A true captain's goal that.

    Q4 16 MIN, GWS 71 GEEL 87

    Scully's chip kick forward is marked by Josh Kelly on his chest diving forward.

    From 50m out on a tough angle, Kelly's kick never looked like missing! What a set shot! And the Giants, thanks to their rapid increase in pressure, are back in it!

    Q4 14 MIN, GWS 65 GEEL 87

    Shiel has plenty of time, stops, props and from 30m out on a slight angle misses to the right! That could have made things interesting

    Q4 13 MIN, GWS 64 GEEL 87

    Treloar goes on a devastating run, takes three bounces but from 48m out his shot on goal bounces through for a behind

    Q4 12 MIN, GWS 63 GEEL 87

    Smith's dangerous kick forward is marked very well by Enright against Boyd

    Q4 11 MIN, GWS 63 GEEL 87

    7697 fans in attendance

    Q4 10 MIN, GWS 63 GEEL 87

    Simpson has been subbed off and Hartman is in the game

    Q4 9 MIN, GWS 63 GEEL 87

    Hoskin-Elliott's sweeping handball finds Shiel.

    Shiel takes a bounce and, from just inside 50m on a tough angle, drills a beautiful goal

    Q4 8 MIN, GWS 57 GEEL 87

    Varcoe handballs it to Mackie whose penetrating kick goes off hands and out for a throw-in next to Geelong's behind post.

    Q4 5 MIN, GWS 57 GEEL 87

    Cameron chips it to Smith who is forced to play on after straying off his line.

    Smith bangs it forward in hope and Boyd takes a magnificent one-handed mark in between Enright and Varcoe!

    From 15m out on a slight angle, Boyd nails it.

    Q4 3 MIN, GWS 51 GEEL 87

    Motlop's snap shot from a very tough angle can only manage a minor score

    Q4 2 MIN, GWS 51 GEEL 86

    Selwood bangs it to the top of the goal square, Duncan drops the mark but Hawkins collects the crumbs and snaps truly from close range

    Q4 0 MIN, GWS 51 GEEL 80

    Bartel's quick handball finds Johnson and the latter bangs it home from 50m out on the run.

    That will just about be the ball game now.

    THREE-QUARTER TIME

    GWS GIANTS    2.4, 4.6, 7.9 (51)
    GEELONG         2.5, 4.10, 10.14 (74)

    GOALS
    GWS Giants: Patton 2, Hunt, Ward, Palmer, Shiel, Hoskin-Elliott
    Geelong: Caddy 2, Johnson 2, Guthrie, Murdoch, Simpson, Bartel, Duncan, Hawkins

    DISPOSALS
    GWS Giants: Ward 24, Greene 23, Tomlinson 18, Hoskin-Elliott 18
    Geelong: Selwood 29, Taylor 25, Johnson 24, Enright 24

    Well after a tight first half, the Cats busted the game open in the third quarter.

    After being stifled, Geelong were able to get their devastating running game going in the third term as the Giants’ manic pressure evaporated dramatically.

    The Cats were able to transition the ball with great success and that allowed them to boot six goals to three and take control of the game.

    It’s going to take a hell of an effort for GWS to wrest back the momentum in the final term and score a famous victory.

    Q3 33 MIN, GWS 51 GEEL 74

    Selwood marks the ball on the 50m line a few seconds before the siren sounds.

    He lines up his set shot from directly in front but it's off line

    Q3 32 MIN, GWS 51 GEEL 73

    Selwood is tackled high, wins the free kick, dishes it off to Johnson who runs to 30m out on a very tough angle and boots it out on the full under serious pressure

    Q3 31 MIN, GWS 51 GEEL 73

    Bartel was tackled high twice on Geelong's 50m line but is penalised for holding the ball! Curious decision that.

    Q3 30 MIN, GWS 51 GEEL 73

    Hawkins contests the ball up in Geelong's goal square and taps it to Johnson whose kick bangs into a Giants defender and goes through for a rushed behind. That was like a pinball machine!

    Q3 28 MIN, GWS 51 GEEL 72

    Plowman has been subbed out and Josh Kelly is now in the game

    Q3 27 MIN, GWS 51 GEEL 72

    Josh Hunt's kick to Patton is a beauty and the young forward marks strongly.

    Patton's set shot from 35m out on a tough angle is even better than his mark!

    Q3 26 MIN, GWS 45 GEEL 72

    Murdoch handballs it to Kersten who is corraled by his opponent and, as a result, his snap shot for goal from 30m out is a floater and sails out of bounds on the full

    Q3 25 MIN, GWS 45 GEEL 72

    Enright's snap shot for goal from 40m out is on line but bounces wickedly a few metres out and goes through for a behind.

    Q3 24 MIN, GWS 45 GEEL 71

    McIntosh very lucky not to be penalised for grabbing the ball out of the throw-in and not disposing of the ball correctly!

    Q3 22 MIN, GWS 45 GEEL 71

    Shiel is off the ground getting some work done on his left shoulder

    Q3 21 MIN, GWS 45 GEEL 71

    Selwood's chip pass to Hawkins is centimetre perfect.

    From 40m out on a severe angle, Hawkins splits the big sticks!

    Q3 19 MIN, GWS 45 GEEL 65

    The ball clears the pack, Hoskin-Elliott collects it and nails a beautiful snap shot on goal from the pocket.

    Q3 19 MIN, GWS 39 GEEL 65

    Leading disposals: Selwood 24, Greene 20, Ward 20, Taylor 19, Duncan 19, Johnson 19

    Q3 18 MIN, GWS 39 GEEL 65

    Stokes unselfishly chips it to Johnson and, from 20m out with hardly any angle to speak of, the latter drills the set shot

    Q3 17 MIN, GWS 39 GEEL 59

    Cameron marks it on the 50m line on a slight angle but his set shot fails to make the distance and is punched through for a rushed behind

    Q3 15 MIN, GWS 38 GEEL 59

    Shiel marks it on the wing and earns a 50m penalty after Motlop collected the young Giant late.

    From 40m out on a 45-degree angle, Shiel lines them up and converts it beautifully.

    That's GWS's first goal in 31 minutes of playing time and ends a run of six majors on the trot from Geelong.

    Q3 12 MIN, GWS 32 GEEL 59

    Selwood handballs it to Duncan who runs to 50m out and bangs home another one for the Cats - that's their sixth on the trot.

    This game has now been busted wide open.

    Q3 11 MIN, GWS 32 GEEL 53

    Motlop and Duncan combine well to get it to Horlin-Smith who passes it to Stokes.

    Stokes spots up Kersten who in turn chips it to Bartel and Bartel finds Caddy in the forward pocket.

    Caddy plays on and snaps truly.

    That was super footy from Geelong!

    Q3 10 MIN, GWS 32 GEEL 47

    Enright catches Treloar high in the middle of the ground

    Q3 10 MIN, GWS 32 GEEL 47

    GWS have committed 10 more turnovers than Geelong tonight (44-34)

    Q3 8 MIN, GWS 32 GEEL 47

    Cameron's shot on goal from 35m out was rushed and misses to the right.

    GWS have now gone 25 minutes of playing time without a goal.

    Q3 7 MIN, GWS 31 GEEL 47

    Varcoe pumps a long, high ball forward and Bartel takes an overhead mark uncontested!

    That is terrible defence from GWS.

    Bartel lines up the set shot from 30m out directly in front and kicks Geelong's fourth goal in a row.

    Q3 3 MIN, GWS 31 GEEL 41

    Kersten sets up Caddy who steadies and wobbles it through from 30m out

    Q3 3 MIN, GWS 31 GEEL 35

    Ward collects the loose ball from very close range but his shot on goal hits the post!

    Q3 3 MIN, GWS 30 GEEL 35

    Patton is leaving the ground with a cut lip after copping one across the chops from Simpson in the pack.

    Q3 1 MIN, GWS 30 GEEL 35

    Enright chips it to Stokes who spots up Motlop on the 50m line near the boundary.

    Motlop kicks it to the top of the goal square, it falls to ground, Taylor picks up the crumbs and kicks it across the face from close range

    HALF-TIME

    GWS GIANTS    2.4, 4.6 (30)
    GEELONG         2.5, 4.10 (34)

    Goals
    GWS Giants: Hunt, Patton, Ward, Palmer
    Geelong: Guthrie, Murdoch, Simpson, Johnson

    Disposals
    GWS Giants: Greene 16, Ward 15, Tomlinson 15
    Geelong: Selwood 17, Taylor 16, Johnson 15

    What is going on this round?

    Firstly, Carlton stuns North Melbourne then St Kilda smashes Fremantle and now GWS is serving it right up to Geelong!

    And there’s good reason for that.

    The Giants have been applying very good pressure, particularly in attack, and have forced uncharacteristic errors from Geelong’s usually sound ball users in dangerous areas.

    It really has been a great defensive performance from GWS so far.

    For most of the first half Leon Cameron’s men did a great job of denying Geelong’s ball carriers space and it made it tough for the Cats to transition.

    And it’s been a similar story in Geelong’s forward line too.

    The Cats' key targets have struggled to get isolated because of all the GWS numbers back there.

    As good as the Giants have been, it’s fair to say the Cats haven’t brought their ‘A-game’ tonight and the quality of their kicking has been well below their usual level.

    Geelong don’t appear to be switched on and hopefully, for their sake, they have taken note of the first two matches this round.

    After two huge upsets, the Cats wouldn’t want to become another statistic.

    Q2 26 MIN, GWS 30 GEEL 34

    Johnson roves the pack beautifully and snaps an absolute ripper from the pocket with 40 seconds left in the half

    Q2 25 MIN, GWS 30 GEEL 28

    Horlin-Smith earns the free kick after being illegally tackled by Williams.

    From 50m out on a tough angle, Horlin-Smith's set shot swings back too late.

    Q2 23 MIN, GWS 30 GEEL 27

    Enright's kick forward goes over the top of Hawkis and through for a behind.

    That kick came moments after Varcoe laid a bone-crunching hip-and-shoulder on Devon Smith!

    Q2 21 MIN, GWS 30 GEEL 26

    Guthrie finds Murdoch on the 50m line near the boundary.

    Murdoch executes a lovely dummy, runs to 40m out on a tough angle and misses.

    Q2 20 MIN, GWS 30 GEEL 25

    Duncan's well-weighted kick forward hits Hawkins between the eyes.

    Hawkins lines up from 50m out in front but misses to the right.

    Q2 18 MIN, GWS 30 GEEL 24

    GWS leading the clearances 15-10

    Q2 17 MIN, GWS 30 GEEL 24

    Duncan gets it to Selwood who kicks it deep into Geelong's forward line under pressure from Kennedy and manages to hit a solitary Simpson on the chest.

    From 15m out directly in front, the Geelong ruckman makes no mistake.

    Q2 15 MIN, GWS 30 GEEL 18

    Scully's kick forward is marked by Cameron who gets low to take it on the chest in the forward pocket.

    From 30m out on a very tight angle, Cameron can't convert.

    Q2 14 MIN, GWS 29 GEEL 18

    Leading disposals: Selwood 13, Taylor 12, Greene 12, Ward 12

    Q2 12 MIN, GWS 29 GEEL 18

    Boyd beats Taylor on the Giants' forward pocket boundary, swings on to his right boot and centres it beautifully to Palmer.

    Palmer runs to 10m out and puts GWS two goals up!

    Q2 11 MIN, GWS 23 GEEL 18

    Geelong forwards struggling to get isolated with all the GWS numbers back there. GWS doing it very well.

    Q2 9 MIN, GWS 23 GEEL 18

    Motlop's kick across goal is chopped off by Ward after Motlop's intended target, Taylor, slipped over!

    Ward lines up from 45m out directly in front and puts it through! The Giants lead.

    Q2 7 MIN, GWS 17 GEEL 18

    Plowman leaves the ground after copping a knee from Hawkins to the hip. He looks like he's in a lot of pain

    Q2 5 MIN, GWS 17 GEEL 18

    Johnson marks it 50m out from goal, pretends to have a set shot and swings it sideways to the lonesome Selwood.

    From 40m out on a slight angle, Selwood misses to the right.

    But gee, that was amazing skill from Johnson.

    Q2 3 MIN, GWS 17 GEEL 17

    The Giants' pressure is forcing Geelong to handball it (71) more than kick (66).

    Q2 3 MIN, GWS 17 GEEL 17

    Shiel kicks it to Hunt who pinpoints a beauty in front of Patton's eyes and the big Giant takes the strong mark in front of Taylor.

    From 50m out directly in front, Patton sprays it to the right.

    QUARTER-TIME

    GWS GIANTS    2.4 (16)
    GEELONG          2.5 (17)

    Goals
    GWS Giants: Hunt, Patton
    Geelong: Guthrie, Murdoch

    Disposals
    GWS Giants: Hoskin-Elliott 8, Ward 8, Tomlinson 8
    Geelong: Guthrie 9, Selwood 9

    That was a very underwhelming first quarter but GWS would be absolutely rapt with what the scoreboard looks like.

    Geelong are on top in disposals (119-85), contested possessions (36-28), tackles (11-9) and inside 50s (15-13) but they have missed a bunch of gettable shots on goal.

    The Giants have also done a good job of getting numbers back and nullifying the impact of the Cats’ dangerous forwards.

    Geelong don’t appear to be switched on at the moment and hopefully, for their sake, they have taken note of the first two matches this round.

    Two huge upsets and the Cats wouldn’t want to become another statistic.

    Q1 29 MIN, GWS 16 GEEL 17

    Cameron takes a courageous mark backing back with the flight of the ball on the Giants' forward flank.

    Cameron sends it back deep into the forward line and Patton takes a big overhead mark 20m out from goal.

    The siren sounds, and Patton trims the deficit to one point at the first change.

    Q1 28 MIN, GWS 10 GEEL 17

    Williams handballs it to Ward but the GWS co-captain can't complete the deal on the run from 40m out

    Q1 27 MIN, GWS 9 GEEL 17

    Hoskin-Elliott scores a behind

    Q1 27 MIN, GWS 8 GEEL 17

    Hawkins fends off Williams with incredible strength and sends Williams tumbling to the ground.

    Hawkins then gets the handball off to Guthrie who bangs it home from close range.

    That was an unbelievable display of power there from Hawkins!

    Q1 25 MIN, GWS 8 GEEL 11

    GWS would be happy with the state of the game. A three-point deficit in the shadows of quarter-time is a great result for them.

    Q1 23 MIN, GWS 8 GEEL 11

    GWS score a rushed behind

    Q1 22 MIN, GWS 7 GEEL 11

    Palmer collects the loose ball in the forward pocket and chips it backwards to Treloar.

    Treloar's kick to Devon Smith is deemed to be shorter than 15m.

    Smith is tackled and pinged for holding the ball.

    Q1 21 MIN, GWS 7 GEEL 11

    A bit of an underwhelming contest this one at the moment, not much spark out there

    Q1 17 MIN, GWS 7 GEEL 11

    Geelong leading contested possessions 25-14

    Q1 17 MIN, GWS 7 GEEL 11

    Stokes bangs it forward and Ward takes a very important contested mark against Caddy at the top of Geelong's goal square

    Q1 16 MIN, GWS 7 GEEL 11

    Horlin-Smith passes it to Simpson whose set shot from 45m out on a very tight angle goes across the face

    Q1 15 MIN, GWS 7 GEEL 10

    Hoskin-Elliott's snap from deep in the pocket misses to the near side

    Q1 15 MIN, GWS 6 GEEL 10

    Leading disposals: Guthrie 7, James Kelly 7, Enright 5, Taylor 5

    Q1 13 MIN, GWS 6 GEEL 10

    Enright's scything pass forward pinpoints Kersten.

    From 40m out on a slight angle, the normally reliable Kersten hits the post.

    Geelong wasting early chances

    Q1 12 MIN, GWS 6 GEEL 9

    James Kelly wins the free kick on Geelong's 50m line after being taken high by Mumford but the classy Cat coughs it up

    Q1 11 MIN, GWS 6 GEEL 9

    Geelong have almost doubled GWS for disposals already (48-25)

    Q1 8 MIN, GWS 6 GEEL 8

    Hawkins easily outbodies Davis on the boundary line, looks up to see if there are any options for him to kick to and there aren't so he attempts a miracle dribbler from 30m out on a severe angle and it goes across the face

    Q1 7 MIN, GWS 6 GEEL 7

    Horlin-Smith's centring kick lands on Selwood's chest.

    But from 25m out directly in front, the Geelong skipper misses a sitter!

    Q1 7 MIN, GWS 6 GEEL 6

    Devon Smith wraps up Duncan on the Cats' forward flank and there was no escape for the latter.

    Q1 5 MIN, GWS 6 GEEL 6

    Josh Hunt gives away the free kick for pushing Bartel in the back in the middle of the ground.

    Guthrie accepts the advantage, goes for a trot, takes two bounces and his zigzagging run finsihes off with a fantastic goal from 45m out!

    Q1 2 MIN, GWS 6 GEEL 0

    Tomlinson chops off the Mackie kick and handballs it to Josh Hunt who runs to 50m out and kicks the first goal of the game against his old side!

    Q1 0 MIN, GWS 0 GEEL 0

    Mumford wins the free kick in the first few seconds of the game for being held

    There are no late changes.

    Josh Kelly (GWS) and Brad Hartman (Geelong) are wearing the green vests.

    Well we've had two upsets from as many games in this round so far, is a third in store up at Spotless Stadium where GWS host Geelong?

    FULL TIME

    ST KILDA      4.3, 9.6, 15.14, 17.16 (118)
    FREMANTLE    1.1, 3.2, 5.6, 9.6 (60)

    GOALS
    St Kilda: Riewoldt 4, Stanley 3, Ray 2, Dunstan 2, Murdoch, Curren, Schneider, Armitage, Montagna, Shenton
    Fremantle: Pavlich 2, Fyfe 2, Mayne, Morabito, Barlow, D.Pearce, Taberner

    DISPOSALS
    St Kilda: Savage 30, Riewoldt 30, Montagna 27
    Fremantle: Barlow 24, Duffield 21, Mzungu 20

    Q4 29 MIN, STK 118 FRE 60

    16,594 fans in attendance - the vast majority of whom are lucky Saints fans who have seen one of their team's best wins for some time!

    Q4 26 MIN, STK 118 FRE 60

    Pavlich dishes it off to Mzungu who boots it forward and Taberner earns the free kick after being held by Gwilt in the marking contest.

    From 35m out on a slight angle, Taberner makes no mistake.

    Q4 24 MIN, STK 118 FRE 54

    Fyfe kicks the easy goal from the goal square

    Q4 24 MIN, STK 118 FRE 48

    It's not only been a slaughter on the scoreboard, St Kilda have had 119 more disposals (387-268)!

    Q4 22 MIN, STK 118 FRE 48

    Billings' kick forward is chopped off by Barlow

    Q4 21 MIN, STK 118 FRE 48

    Riewoldt drills it to Stanley 65m out from goal.

    He handballs it to Gwilt whose kick on the run is marked by Johnson in the Dockers' back pocket

    Q4 19 MIN, STK 118 FRE 48

    Stanley spots up Murdoch 45m out from goal on 30-degree angle.

    His set shot is no good and sneaks in for a behind.

    Q4 17 MIN, STK 117 FRE 48

    Clarke and Bruce grappling in the goal square and the big Saint tells his adversary to look at the scoreboard! Suffice to say, the wrestle stopped pretty quickly after that!

    Q4 17 MIN, STK 117 FRE 48

    St Kilda have the top seven ball winners on the ground: Riewoldt 28, Savage 27, Dunstan 24, Newnes 23, Armitage 23, Montagna 23, Ray 22

    Q4 15 MIN, STK 117 FRE 48

    Montagna gives the handball off to his great mate Riewoldt who snaps his fourth goal from point-blank range in the pocket.

    Riewoldt's game has been amazing. He now has 28 disposals, 14 marks and four goals!

    Q4 10 MIN, STK 111 FRE 48

    Savage is pinged for holding the ball after being grabbed by Danyle Pearce.

    From 30m out on a slight angle, Pearce converts the set shot.

    Q4 8 MIN, STK 111 FRE 42

    Fisher's hurried kick forward is marked by Shenton on the 50m line.

    Shenton plays on, loads up and splits the high diddle diddles at post-height!

    Q4 7 MIN, STK 105 FRE 42

    Suban's kick forward finds Fyfe who runs into the open goal and pops it through from a few metres out

    Q4 6 MIN, STK 105 FRE 36

    Curren kicks it back to Schneider who runs inside the 50m arc but his shot on goal is off line

    Q4 4 MIN, STK 104 FRE 36

    Duffield is leaving the ground with a blood nose

    THREE-QUARTER TIME

    ST KILDA      4.3, 9.6, 15.14 (104)
    FREMANTLE    1.1, 3.2, 5.6 (36)

    GOALS
    St Kilda: Stanley 3, Riewoldt 3, Ray 2, Dunstan 2, Murdoch, Curren, Schneider, Armitage, Montagna
    Fremantle: Pavlich 2, Mayne, Morabito, Barlow

    DISPOSALS
    St Kilda: Savage 22, Riewoldt 21, Ray 20
    Fremantle: Barlow 17, Duffield 17, Johnson 13

    After playing out of their skins in the first half, St Kilda landed the killer blow in that third quarter!

    This will go down as one of the great upset results of all time.

    The Saints continued to run the lethargic Dockers off their feet after half-time and this time the results were absolutely catastrophic for Ross Lyon and his men.

    St Kilda had 14 scoring shots to six that quarter and should probably lead by more than 68 points at three-quarter time.

    It’s still amazing to think that the bottom-of-the-ladder side that has lost 11 games in a row is doing this to the second-placed team which has won eight in a row and is aiming for top spot!

    But now Fremantle’s hold on a top-two spot and a crucial first-up home final is tenuous because if Geelong beat GWS tonight, the Dockers will be relegated from second to fourth!

    The Saints’ pressure has been absolutely relentless from the get-go and quite simply Freo hasn’t been able to cope with it.

    On top of that, St Kilda’s work rate has been far superior and when the Dockers have gone forward, the quality of their inside 50s has been terrible.

    It's also hard to remember Fremantle being so sloppy in defence. There is no urgency at all back there and there have been mistakes galore which has led to free-flowing scoring for the Saints.

    The Saints are leading disposals (287-206), clearances (30-23), inside 50s (43-29) and contested possessions (102-89) too.

    Q3 32 MIN, STK 104 FRE 36

    This is St Kilda's highest-scoring quarter for the year (6.8).

    But it could have been so much better! Dockers lucky to be down by only 68 points!

    Q3 32 MIN, STK 104 FRE 36

    Freo score a rushed behind.

    Q3 31 MIN, STK 104 FRE 35

    Pavlich marks the ball 50m out on a very tight angle and the Freo skipper makes no mistake with his set shot to provide SOME respite for his besieged side.

    Q3 30 MIN, STK 104 FRE 29

    Montagna runs down the wing and drills it into Riewoldt's chest 40m out from goal.

    But the Saints skipper can't convert on a 45-degree angle.

    Q3 29 MIN, STK 103 FRE 29

    St Kilda have had 57 more disposals this quarter

    Q3 28 MIN, STK 103 FRE 29

    Tarberner marks the ball on the wing and earns the 50m penalty after Gwilt knocked the ball out of his hands.

    Tarberner is brought to the 50m line and handballs it to Danyle Pearce whose shot on goal is knocked through for a rushed behind

    Q3 26 MIN, STK 103 FRE 28

    Dunstan dodges Morabito and from 50m out adds some more salt to the gaping Freo wound!

    Q3 26 MIN, STK 97 FRE 28

    Schneider enages in a one-two with Riewoldt, runs to 30m out but can't seal the deal.

    Q3 25 MIN, STK 96 FRE 28

    Taberner's snap shot from the pocket goes across the face

    Q3 23 MIN, STK 96 FRE 27

    Curren chips it to Stanley but the latter's set shot is off line, doesn't make the distance and is punched through for a rushed behind.

    Q3 22 MIN, STK 95 FRE 27

    Savage roosts it forward, it clears Riewoldt, Stanley picks it up, dishes it off to Dunstan who handballs it to Ray and the ex-Bulldog kicks his second goal in as many minutes!

    Q3 21 MIN, STK 89 FRE 27

    The ball has been St Kilda's forward half for 87% of the time in the last 10 minutes

    Q3 20 MIN, STK 89 FRE 27

    Ray collects the loose ball from the stoppage and bends it around the body magnificently from 35m out!

    Q3 20 MIN, STK 83 FRE 27

    It's hard to remember Fremantle being so sloppy in defence. No urgency at all and mistakes galore.

    Q3 19 MIN, STK 83 FRE 27

    Armitage tackles Duffield and pings the Docker for dropping the ball 20m out from St Kilda's goal!

    The Saints midfielder lines them up on a slight angle and it ultimately proved to be too much for him!

    Q3 18 MIN, STK 82 FRE 27

    The Dockers give up another rushed behind

    Q3 17 MIN, STK 81 FRE 27

    St Kilda have the top-four ball winners on the ground: Hayes 18, Riewoldt 17, Newnes 16, Savage 16

    Q3 16 MIN, STK 81 FRE 27

    Billings' snap shot on goal misses to the left

    Q3 16 MIN, STK 80 FRE 27

    Fisher centres the ball and Murdoch takes the mark 50m out directly in front.

    Murdoch's set shot drifts to the right.

    Q3 15 MIN, STK 79 FRE 27

    St Kilda now absolutely dominating the disposal count (221-173)

    Q3 13 MIN, STK 79 FRE 27

    Stanley receives the free kick after being pushed in the back in the marking contest 45m out on a very tight angle.

    But the big Saint's set shot is a bad one and goes out of bounds on the full.

    Q3 12 MIN, STK 79 FRE 27

    Gwilt rushes through a behind for Freo.

    Gwilt could give up another 30 of those and St Kilda would still have a comfortable lead!

    Q3 10 MIN, STK 79 FRE 26

    Weller handballs it over his head from the traffic and it fortuitously ends up with Montagna who snaps truly from 25m out!

    I can't believe I'm saying this but IT'S GAME OVER!

    Q3 8 MIN, STK 72 FRE 26

    Pavlich is paid the free kick for being taken high in a marking contest on Freo's forward flank.

    The ball spills out the back, Sylvia accepts the advantage and takes a bounce along the boundary 40m out.

    But instead of passing it to one of two free team-mates (Mayne and Duffield), he decides to have a ping himself, is tackled from behind and kicks it out on the full!

    Ross Lyon will not be happy about that at all.

    Q3 6 MIN, STK 72 FRE 26

    Billings tries to collect the loose ball and in doing so forces the ball forward.

    Riewoldt picks it up and boots his third goal from 15m out!

    The quick reply for St Kilda!

    Freo cannot buy a trick today

    Q3 6 MIN, STK 66 FRE 26

    Griffin has been subbed off and De Boer is in the game.

    Meanwhile, Montagna is off the ground under the blood rule

    Q3 5 MIN, STK 66 FRE 26

    Suban passes it to Barlow who runs right up the corridor and kicks it to Pavlich who takes a fantastic contested mark against Delaney with his outstretched hands.

    The Freo skipper lines up from 40m out on a slight angle and bangs it home.

    Great work from Pav.

    Q3 3 MIN, STK 66 FRE 20

    There's no let-up in sight!

    Riewoldt dishes off the quick handball to Armitage who snaps truly from a tight angle in the pocket!

    The margin is now 46 points!

    Q3 1 MIN, STK 60 FRE 20

    Weller was fortunate not be pinged for dropping the ball after he was tackled while having a shot on goal.

    HALF-TIME

    ST KILDA       4.3, 9.6 (60)
    FREMANTLE    1.1, 3.2 (20)

    GOALS
    St Kilda: Stanley 3, Riewoldt 2, Murdoch, Dunstan, Curren, Schneider
    Fremantle: Mayne, Morabito, Barlow

    DISPOSALS
    St Kilda: Newnes 14, Riewoldt 12, Hayes 12, Armitage 12
    Fremantle: Barlow 13, Duffield 12, Neale 11

    Well the first quarter was no fluke!

    St Kilda picked up in the second term right where they left off and continued to make Freo look second rate!

    With another five goals to two after quarter-time, the Saints now unbelievably lead by 40 points!

    This is the bottom-of-the-ladder side which has lost its past 11 matches dominating the second-placed side which has won its last eight games and is aiming to pinch top spot!

    The Saints’ pressure has been absolutely relentless from the get-go and quite simply Freo cannot cope with it.

    On top of that, St Kilda is running Fremantle off its feet and the Saints' work rate has been far superior.

    The Dockers look lethargic today and their forward-50 entries have been terrible.

    That is evidenced by the fact that they have only had four less inside 50s (20-24) but trail by nearly seven goals!

    St Kilda isn’t only on top on the scoreboard, it leads disposals (171-149) and has done a great job of keeping the likes of Mundy (nine touches), Fyfe (nine), Mzungu (nine), Johnson (seven) and Pavlich (five) quiet.

    The only sour note for the Saints was the loss of Sean Dempster for the match after he was knocked out in a heavy collision with Matthew Pavlich in the first few minutes of the game.

    Q2 30 MIN, STK 60 FRE 20

    Stanley marks it on the wing and earns a 50m penalty after Dawson refused to heed the umpire's call to come a step back on the mark.

    From just outside the 50m arc on a 30-degree angle, Stanley lets rip with what is now becoming a trademark long bomb of his and bangs home his third goal!

    The Saints lead by 40 points with 26 seconds left in the half!

    Some advice for Zac Dawson - avoid Ross Lyon at half-time as best as you can!

    Q2 28 MIN, STK 54 FRE 20

    Newnes pings Fyfe after the star Docker tried to do too much 40m out from Freo's goal!

    Q2 26 MIN, STK 54 FRE 20

    St Kilda are enjoying far superior kicking efficiency (78%-62%).

    Q2 25 MIN, STK 54 FRE 20

    Fyfe chips it forward and finds the solitary Barlow 45m out directly in front of goal.

    Barlow goes back and makes no mistake with the set shot.

    That's a much-needed goal for Freo!

    Q2 23 MIN, STK 54 FRE 14

    Fremantle's forward-50 entries have been terrible.

    Q2 22 MIN, STK 54 FRE 14

    Spurr takes a courageous mark in defence running back with the flight of the ball against Curren

    Q2 21 MIN, STK 54 FRE 14

    Dunstan has had his shoulder re-strapped and is ready to come back on the ground.

    Q2 20 MIN, STK 54 FRE 14

    Montagna handpasses it to Ray who kicks it further afield to Billings on the boundary line 50m out from goal.

    Billings chips it to Schneider who is on a better angle and from 45m out the ex-Swan kicks it over the goal umpire's hat!

    The Saints lead by 40 points!

    They are running Freo off their feet!

    Q2 18 MIN, STK 48 FRE 14

    Leading disposals: Hayes 11, Armitage 11, Duffield 10, Barlow 10

    Q2 18 MIN, STK 48 FRE 14

    Danyle Pearce's shot on goal from 35m out hits the post

    Q2 17 MIN, STK 48 FRE 13

    Bad news for St Kilda, Dunstan is leaving the ground with a shoulder injury. He looks to be in a lot of pain

    Q2 17 MIN, STK 48 FRE 13

    Billings' running shot on goal from a tight angle also misses.

    St Kilda are peppering the goal face! Freo under siege from the worst team in the AFL!

    Q2 16 MIN, STK 47 FRE 13

    Roberton's pot shot on goal from outside 50m misses to the left

    Q2 16 MIN, STK 46 FRE 13

    Armitage unlucky not to be paid a free kick after being taken high 30m out from St Kilda's goal!

    Q2 14 MIN, STK 46 FRE 13

    Hayes handballs it to Curren and he pops it through from 20m out!

    They are playing inspired football! The Dockers are shell-shocked!

    Q2 13 MIN, STK 40 FRE 13

    Riewoldt takes a very strong mark out in front of Johnson 35m out directly in front and the St Kilda skipper slots the set shot!

    He has two goals and the Saints are out to a game-high 27-point lead!

    Q2 11 MIN, STK 34 FRE 13

    Murdoch receives the handball from Riewoldt and from 30m out his dribbler along the carpet hits the post!

    Q2 11 MIN, STK 33 FRE 13

    St Kilda leading the clearances this quarter 6-2

    Q2 10 MIN, STK 33 FRE 13

    Armitage wraps up Neale on St Kilda's forward flank and is probably unlucky not to be rewarded the free kick

    Q2 9 MIN, STK 33 FRE 13

    Fyfe's mongrel punt lands on Morabito's chest and the comeback kid does enough to be rewarded the mark.

    Morabito lines up from 25m out in front and kicks his first goal since 2010. Great work young fella!

    Q2 7 MIN, STK 33 FRE 7

    Neale handballs it to Sylvia who chips it to Pavlich deep in the forward pocket.

    From a very tight angle with hardly any daylight between the goal posts, Pavlich pushes his checkside attempt across the face of goal and out of bounds on the full

    Q2 5 MIN, STK 33 FRE 7

    Danyle Pearce's kick forward under no pressure is a stinker and goes out on the full on Freo's forward flank

    Q2 3 MIN, STK 33 FRE 7

    Riewoldt is legged on the wing by Dawson but isn't paid the free kick!

    Q2 2 MIN, STK 33 FRE 7

    Hayes chips it to Riewoldt 55m out from goal on a tight angle.

    Riewoldt waits for the right option and kicked it to Stanley who takes a lovely overhead mark in between four Dockers.

    From 45m out with hardly any angle to speak of, Stanley bangs home his second goal!

    The Saints have picked up where they left off!

    QUARTER-TIME

    ST KILDA      4.3 (27)
    FREMANTLE    1.1 (7)

    Goals
    St Kilda: Riewoldt, Murdoch, Dunstan, Stanley
    Fremantle: Mayne

    Disposals
    St Kilda: Savage 7, Hayes 6, Ray 6
    Fremantle: Mundy 6, Clarke 6, Mzungu 6


    That has to go down as the most surprising quarter of the season!

    The bottom-of-the-ladder Saints lead second-placed Dockers by 20 points!

    And for the most part, it appeared as though St Kilda were the ones trying to pinch top spot rather than end an 11-game losing streak!

    Alan Richardson’s men were fantastic.

    They began the match full of beans and left a lethargic Freo for dead as they booted the first four goals of the game to open up a 26-point lead.

    Luckily for the Dockers, they finally got their first goal with 43 seconds left in the quarter to cut their deficit to 20 points at the first change.

    But full credit to St Kilda because their pressure, particularly in their forward line, was outstanding and the Dockers simply couldn’t cope.

    The first quarter was played virtually in St Kilda’s forward half.

    The only sour note for the Saints was the loss of Sean Dempster for the match after he was knocked out in a heavy collision with Matthew Pavlich.

    Q1 33 MIN, STK 27 FRE 7

    Fisher's kick out of defence is marked by Armitage who dives to the ground and almost performs a handstand after taking the grab!

    Mundy didn't take kindly to it and pushed the Saint's upright legs away!

    Q1 32 MIN, STK 27 FRE 7

    Neale bangs it forward and Mayne wins the free kick for being held by Shenton in the marking contest.

    From 40m out on a 45-degree angle, Mayne's set shot is a ripper and finally Freo get their first goal with 43 seconds left in the quarter!

    Q1 29 MIN, STK 27 FRE 1

    Curren pings Morabito for holding the ball on St Kilda's forward flank!

    Q1 29 MIN, STK 27 FRE 1

    Fyfe handballs it to Clarke and from a standing start 50m out on a slight angle his kick for goal is a shocker and goes out of bounds on the full

    Q1 28 MIN, STK 27 FRE 1

    Taberner was illegally grabbed on the wing

    Q1 27 MIN, STK 27 FRE 1

    St Kilda leading marks 24-14

    Q1 26 MIN, STK 27 FRE 1

    Savage drills it forward and Stanley marks it out in front of his eyes 50m out on a slight angle.

    Stanley goes back and his long bomb splits the big sticks!

    The Saints have kicked the first four goals of this game! Remarkable!

    Q1 25 MIN, STK 21 FRE 1

    St Kilda's pressure has been outstanding, Fremantle simply cannot cope!

    Q1 23 MIN, STK 21 FRE 1

    The ball been in St Kilda's forward half for 67% of the game

    Q1 23 MIN, STK 21 FRE 1

    Hayes' long kick forward is marked beautifully by Stanley in front of McPharlin.

    From 50m out on a 45-degree angle, Stanley's set shot JUST misses to the left.

    Q1 22 MIN, STK 20 FRE 1

    St Kilda leading contested possessions 22-18

    Q1 21 MIN, STK 20 FRE 1

    Suban took them all on in defence but ran out of space and Dunstan and Murdoch combine to ping him for holding the ball!

    From 35m out on a 45-degree angle, Dunstan converts the set shot!

    Did anyone in Australia predict St Kilda would kick the first three goals? Can they go on with it?

    Q1 18 MIN, STK 14 FRE 1

    Pavlich marks strongly in front of Delaney on Freo's forward flank and dishes it off to Crowley who kicks it beautifully to Mayne.

    Mayne's set shot from 35m out on a tight angle is punched through for Freo's first score.

    Q1 17 MIN, STK 14 FRE 0

    Dempster has been officially subbed out.

    Shenton is in the game for good now.

    Q1 17 MIN, STK 14 FRE 0

    Newnes spears a beautiful pass into Murdoch's bread basket 50m out from goal.

    The latter lines up the set shot from directly in front and unloads a huge bomb which sails through the big sticks!

    The Saints are on!

    Q1 15 MIN, STK 8 FRE 0

    Billings wraps up Sutcliffe on the Saints' 50m line and was maybe stiff not to be rewarded!

    Q1 15 MIN, STK 8 FRE 0

    Dempster is up and about and walking around in the Saints' changerooms which is a good sign

    Q1 14 MIN, STK 8 FRE 0

    Mayne handballs it to Pavlich whose snap shot from 30m out lacks sufficient power and is marked by Gwilt in the goal square

    Q1 13 MIN, STK 8 FRE 0

    The Saints have started full of beans! Freo on the back foot

    Q1 13 MIN, STK 8 FRE 0

    Bruce's quick snap off balance from 10m out is rushed through

    Q1 11 MIN, STK 7 FRE 0

    Shenton is subbed on as Dempster is assessed.

    It would be a game punter to suggester Dempster will return to the game.

    Q1 10 MIN, STK 7 FRE 0

    Here are some early match-ups:

    Delaney v Pavlich
    Fyfe v Weller
    Dawson v Riewoldt
    McPharlin v Stanley
    Hayes v Mundy
    Crowley v Montagna

    Q1 8 MIN, STK 7 FRE 0

    Riewoldt takes a juggling chest mark 45m out directly in front.

    And, after a five-minute delay to allow for Dempster to be stretchered off in a neck brace, the St Kilda captain kicks it straight through!

    Q1 3 MIN, STK 1 FRE 0

    Mzungu's long kick forward leads to a huge collision between Dempster and Pavlich!

    Dempster was running back into Pavlich and the pair suffered a nasty clash of heads.

    Pavlich eventually gets up, but Dempster is worse for wear and appears to have been knocked out.

    The stretcher is out and he will be carried off the field.

    That was horrible.

    Q1 1 MIN, STK 1 FRE 0

    Armitage's quick snap from 35m out misses to the right

    Q1 0 MIN, STK 0 FRE 0

    Fyfe wins a free kick at the very first centre bounce for being held by Weller

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    Fremantle are aiming for 9 wins in a row for the first time since R14-22, 2006.

    If St Kilda lose today, it will be the first time they lose 12 in a row since R1-12 1986.

    Shenton (St Kilda) and Matt De Boer (Fremantle) are the starting subs.

    The opening match is the Saints-Dockers clash at Etihad Stadium, starting at 4.40pm AEST. St Kilda has made one late change, with Cameron Shenton coming in for Josh Saunders.

    AFL Fremantle Dockers v St Kilda at Etihad stadium.

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    • I see we have another massive crowd in the boonies, sorry at Doonside? Build it and they will come!

      Oh Vlad, your legacy lives on.

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      wear the fox hat
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      July 19, 2014, 7:35PM
      • Wear the fox hat. You know when the VFL built Waverly, its original design was meant for 160,000. Pity it lacked the feel of the G and never got finished. 160,000 would almost ensure all paid up members got a GF ticket.

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        Go Blues
        Date and time
        July 19, 2014, 7:49PM
      • Ah, Arctic Park, remember it well as a lad. No train to the door and crappy buses.

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        wear the fox hat
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        July 19, 2014, 9:45PM
      • They should build a stadium for 160k in outer Sydney. I can think of 100 uses but none of them have anything to do with footy.

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        wear the fox hat
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        Date and time
        July 19, 2014, 10:08PM
    • Pleased for Lenny, would have loved him at Carlton class on and of the field

      Commenter
      Go Blues
      Date and time
      July 19, 2014, 7:31PM
    • I wod suggest ASADA need to test the Saints but they take to long to investigate

      Commenter
      Go Blues
      Date and time
      July 19, 2014, 7:00PM
    • Normally hate games when a team is thrashed, however I get a strange pleasure when its the bottom team spanking a Premiership favourite

      Commenter
      Go Blues
      Date and time
      July 19, 2014, 6:51PM
    • Hayes should have announced his retirement in round 1. Saints might have been undefeated lol

      Commenter
      Go Blues
      Date and time
      July 19, 2014, 6:47PM
    • Ronny question. Do you think the Saints can turn this to a 100 point win or will the Dockers win the last 1/4?

      Commenter
      Go Blues
      Date and time
      July 19, 2014, 6:45PM
      • I reckon they'll fall just short of the magical 100-point barrier! But they could give it a nudge!

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        Ronny Lerner
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        July 19, 2014, 6:56PM
    • I assume somebody in authority is going to look at the bookies after this game.

      Freo had won 8 straight
      Saints had lost 11 straight

      57 disposal differential in a quarter?

      If it looks like a duck, and quacks like a duck....?

      Commenter
      wear the fox hat
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      Date and time
      July 19, 2014, 6:44PM
      • I'm told you could get 15-1 on the Saints. Freo were $1.04

        Commenter
        Go Blues
        Date and time
        July 19, 2014, 7:12PM
      • Yeah - but who took the 15-1?

        Commenter
        wear the fox hat
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        Date and time
        July 19, 2014, 7:27PM
      • Freo, that's the end of season trip covered lol

        Commenter
        Go Blues
        Date and time
        July 19, 2014, 8:30PM
    • what a bunch of smart arses Freo are. good to see them humiliated on the field

      Commenter
      ranko
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      July 19, 2014, 6:37PM
    • Do it for Lenny!

      Commenter
      Mark
      Date and time
      July 19, 2014, 6:12PM
    • On this performance, no one can accuse the Saints of tanking, might even cost them the special draft pick they plan asking for

      Commenter
      Go Blues
      Date and time
      July 19, 2014, 6:01PM
    • Ronny great job as usual keeping us informed, love your work

      Commenter
      Go Blues
      Date and time
      July 19, 2014, 5:57PM
      • Appreciated 'Go Blues'! This has been a stunning match so far!

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        Ronny Lerner
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        July 19, 2014, 6:03PM
    • what a dull couple of saturdays maybe if footballers can't stand the heat they should play another sport

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      pepperontop
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      July 19, 2014, 5:48PM
      • YOu call this dull? This is what I love about AFL football. It would appear that at their best, the bottom team can trump a grand final contender.

        It was supposed to be predictable, it's turned out otherwise.

        Hope that stops as of now, given Geelong are about to play.

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        bornagirl
        Location
        Melbourne
        Date and time
        July 19, 2014, 7:17PM
    • Saints making a late run to win the flag

      Commenter
      Go Blues
      Date and time
      July 19, 2014, 5:43PM
      • a late flag run
        but they look like theyre up for it
        go saints!

        Commenter
        teasdale20
        Location
        tokyo
        Date and time
        July 19, 2014, 6:58PM
    • Come on Saints cause an upset and really make my weekend a good one

      Commenter
      Go Blues
      Date and time
      July 19, 2014, 5:01PM
      • What an upset that would be! Even almost keeping them to one point in the st quarter is brilliant.

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        bornagirl
        Location
        Melbourne
        Date and time
        July 19, 2014, 5:18PM
      • Hey Go Blues - you've been pretty hard on your blokes; good to see them get up, particularly after last weeks pasting. 6 wins is no worse than my blokes.

        Mick certainly worked out the Roos and everybody will follow - one on one footy.

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        wear the fox hat
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        July 19, 2014, 5:18PM
      • Wear the fox hat. True I'm also one of the few to defend your Tigers. Whilst others bag them I've felt Richmonds injuries hurt them this year and they lack depth to cover like my Blues. Be Intersting to see what the Tiges and Blues can do next year to add depth and maybe find a gun key position player. Bornagirl I am wondering if Freo and Saints swapped jumpers. Saints so far very impressive and they are a man down. Good signs for a club rebuilding

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        Go Blues
        Date and time
        July 19, 2014, 5:33PM

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