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  • St Kilda v Fremantle
  • Round 23 - 13:45 AEST, Aug 31, 2013
  • Marvel Stadium
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  • Goals 16
  • Behinds 16
  • Total 112

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  • Goals 6
  • Behinds 5
  • Total 41

Two out of three ain't bad

Milne and Blake hit the scoreboard in their final games but Kosi is denied by the post

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St Kilda

  • Q1
    4.4
    (28)
  • Q2
    9.6
    (60)
  • Q3
    12.9
    (81)
  • Q4
    16.16
    (112)
  • Q1
    0.0
    (0)
  • Q2
    4.3
    (27)
  • Q3
    5.5
    (35)
  • Q4
    6.5
    (41)

Fremantle

Stats

  • 520
  • 268
  • 252
  • 13
  • 29
  • 12
  • 17
  • 62
  • 27
  • 143
  • 48
  • 22
  • 0
  • Disposals
  • Kicks
  • Handballs
  • Free Kicks
  • Clearances
  • Centre
  • Stoppages
  • Inside 50
  • Marks in 50
  • Contested Possessions
  • Tackles
  • Hit-Outs
  • Interchanges
  • 291
  • 163
  • 128
  • 14
  • 29
  • 8
  • 21
  • 27
  • 7
  • 115
  • 42
  • 45
  • 0

Match  Feed

  • Q4 28:43

    The siren has sounded to end Q4.

  • Q4 28:42

    BEHINDSaints (Jason Blake)

  • Q4 27:08

    BEHINDSaints (Stephen Milne)

  • Q4 24:31

    GOALSaints (Jason Blake)

  • Q4 21:54

    GOALSaints (Stephen Milne)

  • Q4 20:37

    BEHINDSaints (Justin Koschitzke)

  • Q4 17:55

    BEHINDSaints (Justin Koschitzke)

  • Q4 14:08

    BEHINDSaints (Justin Koschitzke)

  • Q4 11:24

    BEHINDSaints (Adam Schneider)

  • Q4 09:27

    GOALDockers (Hayden Crozier)

  • Q4 08:19

    GOALSaints (Leigh Montagna)

  • Q4 05:33

    GOALSaints (Thomas Curren)

  • Q4 02:58

    BEHINDSaints (Justin Koschitzke)

  • Q4 00:00

    Q4 is now underway.

  • Q3 27:20

    The siren has sounded to end Q3.

  • Q3 22:51

    BEHINDSaints (Stephen Milne)

  • Q3 21:37

    Saints InterchangeDylan Roberton off due to an injury.

  • Q3 19:27

    GOALSaints (Ben McEvoy)

  • Q3 17:59

    BEHINDDockers (Michael Barlow)

  • Q3 16:50

    BEHINDSaints (Stephen Milne)

  • Q3 13:40

    GOALSaints (Stephen Milne)

  • Q3 11:57

    GOALSaints (Leigh Montagna)

  • Q3 09:22

    GOALDockers (Matthew Pavlich)

  • Q3 06:10

    BEHINDDockers (Hayden Crozier)

  • Q3 00:48

    BEHINDSaints (Thomas Lee)

  • Q3 00:00

    Q3 is now underway.

  • Q2 31:24

    The siren has sounded to end Q2.

  • Q2 31:18

    BEHINDSaints (Tom Hickey)

  • Q2 29:39

    GOALDockers (Matt de Boer)

  • Q2 26:35

    GOALSaints (Nick Riewoldt)

  • Q2 25:03

    GOALDockers (Matt Taberner)

  • Q2 23:52

    GOALDockers (Joshua Simpson)

  • Q2 22:57

    BEHINDDockers (Lachie Neale)

  • Q2 21:09

    GOALDockers (Jack Hannath)

  • Q2 19:42

    BEHINDSaints (Adam Schneider)

  • Q2 18:07

    GOALSaints (Thomas Lee)

  • Q2 16:07

    BEHINDDockers (Rushed)

  • Q2 13:42

    BEHINDDockers (Tendai Mzungu)

  • Q2 11:19

    GOALSaints (Jack Steven)

  • Q2 08:55

    GOALSaints (Thomas Lee)

  • Q2 05:52

    Saints InterchangeBen McEvoy off due to the blood rule.

  • Q2 01:48

    GOALSaints (Nick Riewoldt)

  • Q2 00:00

    Q2 is now underway.

  • Q1 26:59

    The siren has sounded to end Q1.

  • Q1 24:31

    GOALSaints (Sebastian Ross)

  • Q1 19:03

    GOALSaints (Thomas Ledger)

  • Q1 17:56

    BEHINDSaints (Rushed)

  • Q1 14:49

    BEHINDSaints (Rushed)

  • Q1 13:35

    BEHINDSaints (Thomas Curren)

  • Q1 11:27

    BEHINDSaints (Thomas Curren)

  • Q1 07:46

    GOALSaints (Lenny Hayes)

  • Q1 04:19

    GOALSaints (Thomas Lee)

  • Q1 01:06

    Dockers InterchangeClancee Pearce off due to an injury.

  • Q1 00:02

    Fremantle have made two late changes with Chris Mayne (rested) and Garrick Ibbotson (achilles) making way for debutants Craig Moller and Josh Simpson. The Saints are as named and start favourites.

  • Q1 00:02

    Koschitzke starts as sub in his swansong, while for Fremantle firstgamer Craig Moller will await the tap on the shoulder.

  • Q1 00:01

    Welcome to Etihad for this peculiar encounter between St Kilda and Fremantle. The Saints farewell three club champions today while the Dockers field a virtual 'B' team as they prepare for finals.

  • Q1 00:00

    Q1 is now underway.

  • Q0 00:00

    Don't forget to enter your tips for this match, you have until the bounce to make your selection.

  • Q0 00:00

    Outs for Dockers: L.Spurr (Omitted), Z.Dawson (Omitted), M.Johnson (Omitted), S.Hill (Omitted), D.Mundy (Omitted), C.Mayne (Omitted), M.Walters (Omitted), H.Ballantyne (Omitted), Z.Clarke (Omitted), N.Fyfe (Omitted), N.Suban (Omitted)

  • Q0 00:00

    Ins for Dockers: A.Silvagni, P.Faulks, C.Pearce, J.Crichton, M.Taberner, J.Simpson, J.Mellington, H.Crozier, A.Sandilands, A.Forster, C.Moller

  • Q0 00:00

    Outs for Saints: J.Newnes (Omitted), B.Murdoch (Omitted), C.Shenton (Omitted)

  • Q0 00:00

    Ins for Saints: D.Roberton, T.Lee, J.Koschitzke

  • Q0 00:00

    Welcome to Etihad Stadium for the St Kilda v Fremantle Round 23 clash.

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Saints enjoy the party over Fremantle B-team

Ashley Browne  August 31, 2013 4:11 PM

Highlights: St Kilda v Fremantle The Saints and Freo clash in round 23
Stephen Milne was as dangerous as ever in his final game

Stephen Milne was as dangerous as ever in his final game

THE HISTORY books will show that 16th-placed St Kilda rounded out season 2013 with a 71-point win over third-placed Fremantle at Etihad Stadium.

But the score will only tell a fraction of the tale. Fremantle left half its full-strength team at home ahead of its opening final next weekend, then left two more out before the start of the game.

Add an injury to Clancee Pearce within the opening five minutes and the Dockers could no longer be called even a half-strength outfit.

Five talking points: St Kilda v Fremantle

The Saints were particularly souped up for their big day, with club stalwarts Justin Koschitzke, Stephen Milne and all playing their final games for the club and in the case of Koschitzke and Adam Schneider, their 200th matches as well.

So the 16.16 (112) to 6.5 (41) by the Saints made for a bizarre afternoon at a sun-splashed Etihad Stadium.

Click here to vote for the three best St Kilda players from the game

Fremantle coach Ross Lyon admitted pre-game that the late withdrawals of Garrick Ibbotson (calf) and Chris Mayne (rested) placed his team under a fair bit of pressure.

And he would be proved right. The Saints jumped to a 28-point lead at quarter-time, leaving the Dockers scoreless in the process.

Fremantle would enjoy a good 10-minute period in the second term, kicking four goals for the term, but was still outscored. But the rest of the match was a procession for the Saints, whose fans were out of their seats all afternoon heaping praise and love on the retiring champions.

Milne would end up with two goals, and Blake one, in a rare foray up forward and both were mobbed after each goal. Blake was superb down back for the rest of the afternoon as well.

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Koschitzke, sadly could not end his career with a goal. His teammates went to almost ridiculous lengths to pass to him and he had several chances including one that was paid as a goal before being overturned on review. So near, yet so far, a bit like his career.

The stars for St Kilda were midfielders Leigh Montagna and Jack Steven who each had who had a club record 47 possessions, beating Robert Harvey's figure of 45.

Nick Dal Santo, Jarryn Geary and Clint Jones each had 34 possessions. Dal Santo was on track for a figure in the 40s in the first half but was tagged by Alex Forster in the second half.

Tom Lee kicked three goals for the Saints to underline that once he has another pre-season under his belt, he could be a long-term prospect at full-forward for St Kilda.

Saints coach Scott Watters said his club would not hold back seeking fresh blood during the off-season.

"We certainly need to get into the top end of the draft and choose wisely," he said.

Ryan Crowley and Michael Barlow did well for Fremantle but apart from Pearce, they escaped without injury, which was probably the only positive to come out of the day for their club, which will play Geelong in the qualifying final next weekend. 

"Our young players did well and gave a lot of effort," Lyon said.

"But now they understand why we're so demanding in pre-season and from Monday to Friday. They see why we focus on preparation because there's nowhere to hide.

"I thought we competed really well and we had some moments in the game. But overall, their class shone a bit," the Fremantle coach said.


Stephen Milne and Lenny Hayes are joined in celebration by Nick Riewoldt as Milne marks his final game in the red, white and black with a goal. Picture: AFL Media

ST KILDA         4.4      9.6      12.9    16.15   (111)                 
FREMANTLE   0.0      4.3      5.5      6.5   (41)  
       
 
GOALS
St Kilda:
Lee 3, Riewoldt 2, Milne 2, Montagna 2, Hayes, Ledger, Ross, Steven, McEvoy, Curren, Blake
Fremantle: Hannath, Simpson, Taberner, De Boer, Pavlich, Crozier
 
BEST
St Kilda:
Steven, Curren, Montagna, Dal Santo, Geary, Dempster, Jones, Gilbert
Fremantle: Mzungu, Crowley, Barlow.
 
INJURIES
St Kilda:
Roberton (right ankle)
Fremantle: Moller (cut eye), Pearce (calf)
 
SUBSTITUTES
St Kilda:
Justin Koschitzke replaced Dylan Roberton (ankle) in the third quarter
Fremantle: Craig Moller replaced Clancee Pearce (calf) in the first quarter
 
Reports: Nil

Umpires: Schmidt, Hay, Jeffery
 
Official crowd: 22,476 at Etihad Stadium

St Kilda

Player K H D M HO FF FA T G B AF
1 Leigh Montagna 34 13 47 12 0 1 0 3 2 0 189
2 Jack Steven 17 30 47 6 0 0 1 4 1 0 148
3 Jarryn Geary 19 15 34 8 0 0 0 3 0 0 123
4 Clinton Jones 14 21 35 7 0 0 0 4 0 0 121
5 Nick Riewoldt 15 8 23 12 1 1 1 3 2 0 120
6 Sean Dempster 18 11 29 11 0 0 1 0 0 0 106
7 Nick Dal Santo 17 17 34 5 0 3 1 0 0 0 100
8 Tom Curren 15 11 26 5 0 1 1 3 1 2 100
9 Tom Ledger 7 16 23 4 0 1 0 6 1 0 96
10 Stephen Milne 15 6 21 8 0 1 2 1 2 3 95
11 Farren Ray 16 9 25 6 0 0 0 2 0 0 92
12 Sam Gilbert 15 6 21 11 0 0 1 1 0 0 91
13 Lenny Hayes 10 14 24 4 0 1 0 3 1 0 89
14 Sebastian Ross 5 17 22 2 0 0 0 6 1 0 85
15 Tom Lee 6 4 10 7 0 0 0 3 3 1 78
16 Ben McEvoy 8 6 14 7 12 0 1 1 1 0 76
17 Jason Blake 9 12 21 7 0 1 2 0 1 1 74
18 Adam Schneider 12 5 17 4 0 1 0 1 0 2 65
19 David Armitage 7 13 20 3 0 1 1 2 0 0 62
20 Dylan Roberton 3 9 12 5 0 1 0 2 0 0 51
21 Tom Hickey 1 7 8 3 9 0 0 0 0 1 36
22 Justin Koschitzke 5 2 7 6 0 0 2 0 0 4 35

Fremantle

Player K H D M HO FF FA T G B AF
1 Ryan Crowley 15 13 28 8 0 1 0 2 0 0 104
2 Matt de Boer 8 9 17 0 0 3 0 7 1 0 79
3 Cameron Sutcliffe 13 7 20 4 0 2 1 3 0 0 76
4 Jesse Crichton 10 5 15 5 0 0 0 5 0 0 75
5 Aaron Sandilands 0 8 8 1 42 0 1 1 0 0 62
6 Lachie Neale 8 9 17 2 0 0 1 4 0 1 62
7 Joshua Mellington 8 9 17 5 0 0 0 1 0 0 61
8 Hayden Crozier 9 6 15 3 0 1 1 2 1 1 61
9 Tendai Mzungu 10 8 18 4 0 0 0 0 0 1 59
10 Danyle Pearce 13 5 18 2 0 0 2 2 0 0 57
11 Michael Barlow 8 13 21 1 0 0 2 2 0 1 56
12 Joshua Simpson 8 6 14 4 0 0 1 1 1 0 55
13 Jack Hannath 7 4 11 5 0 0 0 1 1 0 54
14 Alex Silvagni 5 5 10 4 0 1 0 3 0 0 50
15 Matthew Pavlich 9 1 10 3 0 2 0 1 1 0 50
16 Matthew Taberner 7 2 9 5 0 0 1 0 1 0 43
17 Paul Duffield 8 1 9 3 0 0 0 2 0 0 43
18 Alex Forster 4 5 9 1 0 0 0 3 0 0 37
19 Tom Sheridan 5 5 10 1 0 1 1 2 0 0 34
20 Peter Faulks 6 3 9 5 0 1 2 0 0 0 34
21 Craig Moller 1 4 5 0 3 2 0 0 0 0 16
22 Clancee Pearce 1 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 6

St Kilda

Player No. K H D CP UP DE% CLG M CM M50 HO CLR CC ST R50 FF FA T 1PC Bo i50 G B GA G% TG% AF
1 Leigh Montagna 11 34 13 47 7 40 68 4 12 0 2 0 2 1 1 2 1 0 3 2 4 12 2 0 2 100 88 189
2 Jack Steven 3 17 30 47 15 33 76 4 6 0 1 0 6 4 2 1 0 1 4 1 0 3 1 0 0 100 79 148
3 Jarryn Geary 14 19 15 34 3 32 88 0 8 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 3 1 1 7 0 0 1 0 88 123
4 Clinton Jones 4 14 21 35 10 25 80 3 7 0 0 0 6 5 1 0 0 0 4 2 2 2 0 0 0 0 91 121
5 Nick Riewoldt 12 15 8 23 5 20 69 4 12 0 2 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 3 2 0 3 2 0 1 100 97 120
6 Sean Dempster 24 18 11 29 5 24 93 1 11 1 0 0 0 0 0 4 0 1 0 1 1 3 0 0 0 0 92 106
7 Nick Dal Santo 26 17 17 34 13 23 79 1 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 3 1 0 2 0 1 0 0 1 0 93 100
8 Tom Curren 43 15 11 26 5 21 92 1 5 0 0 0 3 0 3 0 1 1 3 1 1 4 1 2 2 33 78 100
9 Tom Ledger 15 7 16 23 3 20 69 1 4 0 0 0 1 0 1 1 1 0 6 1 0 2 1 0 0 100 71 96
10 Stephen Milne 44 15 6 21 5 15 66 6 8 1 3 0 1 0 1 1 1 2 1 1 1 4 2 3 1 25 91 95
11 Farren Ray 22 16 9 25 3 22 80 1 6 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 2 0 2 4 0 0 2 0 91 92
12 Sam Gilbert 19 15 6 21 7 14 90 3 11 3 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 1 1 3 3 3 0 0 0 0 94 91
13 Lenny Hayes 7 10 14 24 10 14 83 1 4 1 2 0 5 2 3 1 1 0 3 0 0 1 1 0 0 50 70 89
14 Sebastian Ross 6 5 17 22 10 12 81 1 2 0 1 0 4 0 4 1 0 0 6 0 0 0 1 0 0 100 78 85
15 Tom Lee 9 6 4 10 4 7 70 0 7 1 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 3 0 0 3 1 0 75 87 78
16 Ben McEvoy 5 8 6 14 5 10 92 1 7 1 1 12 0 0 0 1 0 1 1 7 0 3 1 0 0 100 89 76
17 Jason Blake 27 9 12 21 10 12 85 2 7 2 2 0 0 0 0 1 1 2 0 10 0 0 1 1 0 50 93 74
18 Adam Schneider 13 12 5 17 6 11 64 2 4 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 5 0 2 2 0 81 65
19 David Armitage 20 7 13 20 8 12 90 3 3 0 1 0 1 0 1 1 1 1 2 2 0 3 0 0 1 0 82 62
20 Dylan Roberton 17 3 9 12 4 7 83 2 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 60 51
21 Tom Hickey 1 1 7 8 3 5 87 1 3 1 1 9 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 79 36
22 Justin Koschitzke 23 5 2 7 2 5 42 2 6 2 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 1 0 1 0 4 1 0 29 35

Fremantle

Player No. K H D CP UP DE% CLG M CM M50 HO CLR CC ST R50 FF FA T 1PC Bo i50 G B GA G% TG% AF
1 Ryan Crowley 15 15 13 28 12 18 67 3 8 1 0 0 4 1 3 5 1 0 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 84 104
2 Matt de Boer 9 8 9 17 11 4 47 4 0 0 0 0 4 1 3 0 3 0 7 2 0 2 1 0 0 100 77 79
3 Cameron Sutcliffe 33 13 7 20 8 11 65 4 4 0 0 0 4 0 4 5 2 1 3 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 88 76
4 Jesse Crichton 44 10 5 15 5 10 86 0 5 0 0 0 1 0 1 3 0 0 5 6 0 0 0 0 0 0 98 75
5 Aaron Sandilands 31 0 8 8 2 6 87 1 1 0 0 42 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 79 62
6 Lachie Neale 27 8 9 17 6 12 64 3 2 0 0 0 2 1 1 2 0 1 4 1 1 1 0 1 1 0 71 62
7 Joshua Mellington 25 8 9 17 4 13 88 0 5 0 1 0 1 0 1 3 0 0 1 0 2 1 0 0 0 0 95 61
8 Hayden Crozier 17 9 6 15 4 10 73 2 3 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 1 1 2 0 0 3 1 1 0 50 83 61
9 Tendai Mzungu 13 10 8 18 11 8 61 1 4 1 1 0 4 1 3 5 0 0 0 3 4 1 0 1 0 0 82 59
10 Danyle Pearce 6 13 5 18 4 14 61 5 2 0 0 0 1 1 0 1 0 2 2 1 1 4 0 0 0 0 79 57
11 Michael Barlow 21 8 13 21 11 9 71 2 1 0 0 0 5 3 2 0 0 2 2 0 0 4 0 1 0 0 77 56
12 Joshua Simpson 14 8 6 14 2 10 64 3 4 0 2 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 1 0 1 1 1 0 0 50 87 55
13 Jack Hannath 38 7 4 11 4 6 72 1 5 2 1 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 1 3 0 0 1 0 0 100 96 54
14 Alex Silvagni 36 5 5 10 7 4 80 1 4 2 0 0 0 0 0 2 1 0 3 9 0 0 0 0 0 0 99 50
15 Matthew Pavlich 29 9 1 10 5 6 60 1 3 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 1 1 0 4 1 0 1 100 77 50
16 Matthew Taberner 42 7 2 9 3 6 100 1 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 1 1 0 1 100 95 43
17 Paul Duffield 41 8 1 9 3 4 77 2 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 0 0 2 6 0 1 0 0 0 0 83 43
18 Alex Forster 19 4 5 9 5 3 55 1 1 0 0 0 2 0 2 0 0 0 3 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 93 37
19 Tom Sheridan 11 5 5 10 2 8 80 3 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 1 1 2 0 1 2 0 0 1 0 81 34
20 Peter Faulks 28 6 3 9 2 6 100 2 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 1 2 0 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 96 34
21 Craig Moller 40 1 4 5 4 2 100 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 79 16
22 Clancee Pearce 46 1 0 1 0 1 100 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 6

Team Lineups

St Kilda

B

  • Dylan Roberton,
  • Jason Blake,
  • Jarryn Geary

HB

  • Sean Dempster,
  • Sam Gilbert,
  • Farren Ray

C

  • David Armitage,
  • Leigh Montagna,
  • Clinton Jones

HF

  • Adam Schneider,
  • Nick Riewoldt,
  • Tom Curren

F

  • Stephen Milne,
  • Thomas Lee,
  • Ben McEvoy

Fol

  • Tom Hickey,
  • Nick Dal Santo,
  • Jack Steven

I/C

  • Sebastian Ross,
  • Lenny Hayes,
  • Thomas Ledger

Sub

  • Justin Koschitzke

No Late Change

In

  • Dylan Roberton,
  • Thomas Lee,
  • Justin Koschitzke

Out

  • Brodie Murdoch (Omitted),
  • Cameron Shenton (Omitted),
  • Jack Newnes (Shoulder)

Fremantle

B

  • Alex Silvagni,
  • Peter Faulks,
  • Paul Duffield

HB

  • Tendai Mzungu,
  • Matt de Boer,
  • Clancee Pearce

C

  • Cameron Sutcliffe,
  • Ryan Crowley,
  • Jesse Crichton

HF

  • Matt Taberner,
  • Joshua Simpson,
  • Joshua Mellington

F

  • Jack Hannath,
  • Matthew Pavlich,
  • Hayden Crozier

Fol

  • Aaron Sandilands,
  • Lachie Neale,
  • Tommy Sheridan

I/C

  • Danyle Pearce,
  • Alex Forster,
  • Michael Barlow

Sub

  • Craig Moller

No Late Change

In

  • Alex Silvagni,
  • Peter Faulks,
  • Clancee Pearce,
  • Jesse Crichton,
  • Matt Taberner,
  • Joshua Simpson,
  • Joshua Mellington,
  • Hayden Crozier,
  • Aaron Sandilands,
  • Alex Forster,
  • Craig Moller

Out

  • Michael Johnson (rested),
  • Chris Mayne (Omitted),
  • Nathan Fyfe (Rested),
  • David Mundy (rested),
  • Zac Clarke (Rested),
  • Hayden Ballantyne (rested),
  • Michael Walters (Knee),
  • Lee Spurr (rested),
  • Zac Dawson (rested),
  • Nick Suban (Hamstring),
  • Stephen Hill (Hamstring)

Last updated: 4:30pm Saturday, August 31, 2013