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  • St Kilda v Western Bulldogs
  • Round 20 - 15:20 AEST, Aug 10, 2014
  • Marvel Stadium
  • 10° A few showers.
18th
14th
  • Goals 15
  • Behinds 9
  • Total 99

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  • Goals 18
  • Behinds 14
  • Total 122

Showreel: Cooney back in touch

Bulldogs star returns to his best

Match Videos

St Kilda

  • Q1
    3.1
    (19)
  • Q2
    7.4
    (46)
  • Q3
    10.6
    (66)
  • Q4
    15.9
    (99)
  • Q1
    7.4
    (46)
  • Q2
    10.6
    (66)
  • Q3
    13.10
    (88)
  • Q4
    18.14
    (122)

Western Bulldogs

Stats

  • 324
  • 202
  • 122
  • 30
  • 36
  • 10
  • 26
  • 51
  • 9
  • 125
  • 69
  • 34
  • 118
  • Disposals
  • Kicks
  • Handballs
  • Free Kicks
  • Clearances
  • Centre
  • Stoppages
  • Inside 50
  • Marks in 50
  • Contested Possessions
  • Tackles
  • Hit-Outs
  • Interchanges
  • 365
  • 204
  • 161
  • 19
  • 35
  • 17
  • 18
  • 55
  • 11
  • 141
  • 46
  • 41
  • 114

Match  Feed

  • Q4 31:08

    The siren has sounded to end Q4.

  • Q4 31:02

    BEHINDSaints (Rhys Stanley)

  • Q4 31:00

    BEHIND SAINTSStanley marks 40 metres out and will kick it after the siren. He sends his kick on its way and it fades to the right for a behind.

  • Q4 29:15

    GOAL BULLDOGSCrameri runs inside 50. He is running out of room and has nothing to kick to so he tries the checkside and he kicks his third goal. Good kick!

  • Q4 29:15

    GOALBulldogs (Stewart Crameri)

  • Q4 28:05

    GOAL BULLDOGSA cruel blow for the Saints and one that also seals their fate. A Shane Warne like spin on the footy bounces straight to Darley who drags it back and kicks the goal.

  • Q4 28:05

    GOALBulldogs (Sam Darley)

  • Q4 25:56

    BEHINDBulldogs (Lachie Hunter)

  • Q4 25:55

    BEHIND BULLDOGSTime to steady the ship with Hunter marking. His shot for goal looks good off the boot but fades late.

  • Q4 24:00

    GOAL SAINTSBillings with a hurried right foot snap and that's a massive goal. Saints coming home with a wet sail.

  • Q4 23:57

    GOALSaints (Jack Billings)

  • Q4 23:16

    BEHINDSaints (Rushed)

  • Q4 22:05

    GOALSaints (James Gwilt)

  • Q4 20:18

    GOALSaints (Maverick Weller)

  • Q4 18:39

    GOALSaints (Brodie Murdoch)

  • Q4 14:10

    BEHINDBulldogs (Marcus Bontempelli)

  • Q4 12:08

    GOALBulldogs (Stewart Crameri)

  • Q4 10:44

    GOALBulldogs (Jack Macrae)

  • Q4 07:45

    BEHINDSaints (James Gwilt)

  • Q4 06:12

    GOALBulldogs (Koby Stevens)

  • Q4 05:35

    BEHINDBulldogs (Stewart Crameri)

  • Q4 03:59

    BEHINDBulldogs (Rushed)

  • Q4 02:28

    Saints InterchangeRhys Stanley off due to an injury.

  • Q4 01:56

    GOALSaints (James Gwilt)

  • Q4 00:00

    Q4 is now underway.

  • Q3 29:37

    The siren has sounded to end Q3.

  • Q3 29:36

    BEHINDBulldogs (Rushed)

  • Q3 27:08

    GOALSaints (Lenny Hayes)

  • Q3 25:36

    BEHINDSaints (Rushed)

  • Q3 22:38

    GOALSaints (James Gwilt)

  • Q3 19:01

    BEHINDBulldogs (Koby Stevens)

  • Q3 16:29

    GOALBulldogs (Shaun Higgins)

  • Q3 13:59

    BEHINDBulldogs (Rushed)

  • Q3 11:45

    BEHINDBulldogs (Koby Stevens)

  • Q3 08:47

    GOALBulldogs (Adam Cooney)

  • Q3 06:24

    GOALSaints (Adam Schneider)

  • Q3 02:17

    GOALBulldogs (Jake Stringer)

  • Q3 00:13

    BEHINDSaints (David Armitage)

  • Q3 00:00

    Q3 is now underway.

  • Q2 30:23

    The siren has sounded to end Q2.

  • Q2 29:14

    GOALSaints (Sebastian Ross)

  • Q2 28:19

    BEHINDSaints (Sean Dempster)

  • Q2 25:31

    GOALBulldogs (Jake Stringer)

  • Q2 24:33

    BEHINDSaints (Nick Riewoldt)

  • Q2 21:17

    GOALSaints (Thomas Curren)

  • Q2 17:59

    GOALSaints (Nick Riewoldt)

  • Q2 11:51

    GOALBulldogs (Marcus Bontempelli)

  • Q2 09:50

    BEHINDBulldogs (Koby Stevens)

  • Q2 09:01

    BEHINDBulldogs (Jake Stringer)

  • Q2 08:19

    BEHINDSaints (David Armitage)

  • Q2 05:22

    GOALBulldogs (Nathan Hrovat)

  • Q2 04:12

    GOALSaints (Jack Steven)

  • Q2 00:00

    Q2 is now underway.

  • Q1 32:07

    The siren has sounded to end Q1.

  • Q1 31:07

    BEHINDBulldogs (Stewart Crameri)

  • Q1 30:06

    GOALBulldogs (Adam Cooney)

  • Q1 28:32

    BEHINDBulldogs (Stewart Crameri)

  • Q1 27:31

    BEHINDSaints (Rhys Stanley)

  • Q1 24:19

    GOALBulldogs (Jake Stringer)

  • Q1 22:20

    BEHINDBulldogs (Luke Dahlhaus)

  • Q1 18:57

    GOALBulldogs (Stewart Crameri)

  • Q1 16:08

    GOALBulldogs (Adam Cooney)

  • Q1 12:21

    GOALSaints (Josh Bruce)

  • Q1 11:02

    GOALSaints (Thomas Curren)

  • Q1 09:30

    BEHINDBulldogs (Luke Dahlhaus)

  • Q1 06:34

    GOALBulldogs (Jake Stringer)

  • Q1 04:30

    GOALBulldogs (Liam Picken)

  • Q1 03:16

    GOALBulldogs (Tom Campbell)

  • Q1 01:49

    GOALSaints (Jack Newnes)

  • 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 Bulldogs: J.Johannisen (Omitted)

  • Q0 00:00

    Ins for Bulldogs: E.Wood

  • Q0 00:00

    Outs for Saints: D.Roberton (Omitted), L.Dunstan (Omitted)

  • Q0 00:00

    Ins for Saints: S.Gilbert, S.Ross

  • Q0 00:00

    Welcome to Etihad Stadium for the St Kilda v Western Bulldogs Round 20 clash.

Stringer superb as Bulldogs hold off desperate Saints

Callum Twomey  August 10, 2014 5:55 PM

Highlights: St Kilda v Western Bulldogs The Saints and Bulldogs clash in round 20
Jake Stringer produced an outstanding display to help the Bulldogs beat the Saints

Jake Stringer produced an outstanding display to help the Bulldogs beat the Saints

IT WAS the Lenny Hayes tribute game, with banners, placards, music and even a gate at Etihad Stadium dedicated to the St Kilda champion.
 
However, although all of the pre-match attention focused on a retiring veteran, it was an emerging star who stole the show. Jake Stringer, we presume, missed the Lenny memo.
 
The Western Bulldogs were too good for St Kilda on Sunday, winning by 23 points in a 18.14 (122) to 15.9 (99) victory.


And Stringer, in his second season with the Dogs, was central to it, proving while Hayes was a star of the past decade, Stringer will likely feature heavily in the next.   
 
Two rounds after kicking five goals in a breakout game against Essendon, the 20-year-old backed it up with four goals and several game-breaking moments.  
 
His first half consisted of three goals, two of which will join his already growing highlights reel. One came in the first term, when he cut through two Saints players, bounced twice and dribbled through a curling kick.
 
In the second quarter, with the ball on the boundary line, he kept it in through sheer force, got out of trouble, took a couple of steps and check-sided the goal, another effort showcasing his unique talent.  
 
Playing as a deep forward, Stringer was too nimble, quick and agile for whoever the Saints threw at him. He was aided by plenty of good supply in one of the Bulldogs' slickest showings of the season.
 

After being managed through recent weeks, Adam Cooney put in a stellar game, with 25 disposals and three goals. The Brownlow medallist looked fresh and fit, which was reflected in perhaps his best game of the season.
 
Shaun Higgins added some class with 26 disposals, while Ryan Griffen (20) and Stewart Crameri (20 and three goals) also worked into the game.   
 
The Saints tried hard but were outclassed. David Armitage and Leigh Montagna offered some midfield drive, while James Gwilt, after a horror first half, moved forward to kick three goals from 20 disposals and eight marks.  
 
Hayes had a relatively quiet day, finishing with 17 disposals, each cheered loudly.
 
But he did kick a goal – to a standing ovation of the St Kilda crowd – and produced a famous sidestep in the final term to get past Jack Macrae, himself a handy if not younger exponent of the baulk.
 

The first quarter, where the Bulldogs opened a 27-point lead, proved costly. The Dogs' 7.4 (46) was their highest-scoring first quarter of the season and it left the Saints chasing throughout the contest.  
 
In the second term, Alan Richardson's men closed down the Dogs' run through the centre of the ground and got going themselves, cutting the margin to 20 points.
 
"We played some really good footy today and so did they, so it was a good day but it had its challenges," Bulldogs coach Brendan McCartney said.
 
"They were quite emotional as a club, the crowd was involved and the players were involved and we got a good start which was really good. We got four points, we don't do that every week, so we've got to enjoy it while it's there."
 

In the second term, Alan Richardson's men closed down the Dogs' run through the centre of the ground and got going themselves, cutting the margin to 20 points.
 
"We got smashed at the centre bounce in the first quarter," Richardson said.
 
"That was really disappointing but to their credit they did something about it as a group.
 
"We know that the Bulldogs are a very good contested ball team, they've got some enormous talent in there and that was always going to be a challenge so it was good the guys were able to dig in and do something about it."


The Saints kept chipping away, even when the Bulldogs led by more than five goals, and got within 11 points with four minutes to play. The Bulldogs settled themselves and kicked the two goals the Saints wanted so badly to close the contest.




Saints legend Lenny Hayes celebrates his goal during Sunday's loss to the Dogs. Picture: AFL Media

ST KILDA                             3.1    7.4      10.6     15.9 (99)
WESTERN BULLDOGS     7.4   10.6    13.10   18.14 (122)
 
GOALS
St Kilda: Gwilt 3, Newnes, Gilbert, Bruce, Steven, Riewoldt, Curren, Ross, Schneider, Hayes, Murdoch, Weller, Billings
Western Bulldogs: Stringer 4, Cooney 3, Crameri 3, Campbell, Picken, Hrovat, Bontempelli, Higgins, Stevens, Macrae, Darley
 
BEST 
St Kilda: Armitage, Gwilt, Ross, Steven, Gilbert, Hayes
Western Bulldogs: Cooney, Higgins, Stringer, Murphy, Darley, Griffen
 
INJURIES 
St Kilda: Bruce (lower leg), Billings (hamstring)
Western Bulldogs: Nil
 
SUBSTITUTES
St Kilda: Josh Bruce (lower leg) substituted out for Brodie Murdoch in the third quarter
Western Bulldogs: Nathan Hrovat substituted out for Lachie Hunter in the fourth quarter
 
Reports: Nil
 
Umpires: Fleer, Leppard, Harris
 
Official crowd: 30,095 at Etihad Stadium


St Kilda

Player K H D M HO FF FA T G B AF
1 James Gwilt 11 9 20 8 0 0 0 1 3 1 98
2 Jack Steven 13 7 20 2 0 3 1 8 1 0 97
3 Adam Schneider 11 6 17 5 0 1 0 7 1 0 95
4 Leigh Montagna 16 8 24 5 0 2 2 4 0 0 91
5 Sebastian Ross 12 7 19 5 1 1 0 4 1 0 89
6 Sean Dempster 13 4 17 8 0 2 1 4 0 1 87
7 Farren Ray 12 8 20 6 0 1 0 4 0 0 87
8 David Armitage 11 11 22 5 0 2 0 3 0 2 86
9 Jack Newnes 11 8 19 7 0 1 2 3 1 0 83
10 Nick Riewoldt 9 4 13 6 1 3 0 4 1 1 80
11 Sam Fisher 16 1 17 8 2 0 2 2 0 0 78
12 Maverick Weller 9 10 19 2 0 2 2 5 1 0 75
13 Lenny Hayes 8 9 17 1 2 2 1 4 1 0 68
14 Sam Gilbert 12 5 17 7 0 1 3 2 0 0 67
15 Billy Longer 4 2 6 1 23 3 1 3 0 0 54
16 Jack Billings 7 5 12 4 0 2 0 0 1 0 51
17 Shane Savage 7 4 11 4 0 0 3 4 0 0 48
18 Luke Delaney 5 4 9 5 0 0 0 2 0 0 46
19 Josh Bruce 5 4 9 2 0 1 0 2 1 0 44
20 Tom Curren 4 3 7 2 0 0 0 1 2 0 40
21 Rhys Stanley 3 2 5 2 5 3 1 2 0 2 34
22 Brodie Murdoch 3 1 4 2 0 0 0 0 1 0 23

Western Bulldogs

Player K H D M HO FF FA T G B AF
1 Adam Cooney 14 11 25 5 0 0 1 3 3 0 106
2 Stewart Crameri 12 8 20 5 0 0 1 1 3 3 89
3 Shaun Higgins 10 16 26 2 0 1 2 3 1 0 81
4 Tom Liberatore 10 9 19 4 0 0 1 6 0 0 81
5 Jake Stringer 13 3 16 3 0 1 1 1 4 1 81
6 Jack Macrae 9 11 20 2 0 3 2 4 1 0 74
7 Ryan Griffen 9 11 20 3 0 0 1 4 0 0 71
8 Dale Morris 14 3 17 7 0 1 1 1 0 0 71
9 Easton Wood 8 9 17 3 0 0 0 5 0 0 71
10 Koby Stevens 9 8 17 6 0 1 1 0 1 3 68
11 Marcus Bontempelli 10 5 15 3 1 1 1 3 1 1 67
12 Liam Picken 10 8 18 4 0 2 3 2 1 0 65
13 Nathan Hrovat 8 8 16 3 0 0 0 2 1 0 63
14 Luke Dahlhaus 10 7 17 2 0 5 3 3 0 2 60
15 Robert Murphy 12 6 18 3 0 0 1 1 0 0 58
16 Jordan Roughead 8 5 13 6 0 1 1 2 0 0 58
17 Will Minson 5 7 12 1 26 3 3 1 0 0 56
18 Matthew Boyd 9 8 17 3 0 0 2 2 0 0 54
19 Tom Campbell 3 5 8 3 14 0 1 2 1 0 53
20 Mark Austin 10 4 14 6 0 0 2 0 0 0 50
21 Sam Darley 9 8 17 2 0 0 2 0 1 0 49
22 Lachie Hunter 2 1 3 2 0 0 0 0 0 1 15

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 James Gwilt 33 11 9 20 2 17 75 3 8 1 3 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 2 1 1 3 1 0 75 93 98
2 Jack Steven 3 13 7 20 9 11 75 1 2 0 0 0 3 1 2 1 3 1 8 0 0 5 1 0 0 100 85 97
3 Adam Schneider 13 11 6 17 3 14 88 0 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 1 0 7 1 2 1 1 0 0 100 86 95
4 Leigh Montagna 11 16 8 24 10 14 66 4 5 1 0 0 3 1 2 2 2 2 4 2 0 4 0 0 0 0 79 91
5 Sebastian Ross 6 12 7 19 10 9 78 2 5 0 0 1 6 1 5 6 1 0 4 3 2 3 1 0 1 100 77 89
6 Sean Dempster 24 13 4 17 5 11 88 1 8 2 0 0 0 0 0 3 2 1 4 2 3 2 0 1 0 0 86 87
7 Farren Ray 22 12 8 20 5 15 70 1 6 0 0 0 2 0 2 4 1 0 4 1 0 3 0 0 1 0 86 87
8 David Armitage 20 11 11 22 11 12 72 2 5 0 1 0 6 2 4 2 2 0 3 0 3 5 0 2 0 0 83 86
9 Jack Newnes 16 11 8 19 7 11 94 4 7 0 0 0 2 0 2 3 1 2 3 3 0 2 1 0 0 100 88 83
10 Nick Riewoldt 12 9 4 13 9 4 69 0 6 4 1 1 0 0 0 1 3 0 4 0 0 3 1 1 1 33 98 80
11 Sam Fisher 25 16 1 17 3 14 94 2 8 1 0 2 0 0 0 1 0 2 2 3 0 1 0 0 0 0 92 78
12 Maverick Weller 44 9 10 19 8 10 68 2 2 0 0 0 4 2 2 0 2 2 5 0 1 4 1 0 0 100 85 75
13 Lenny Hayes 7 8 9 17 8 9 64 2 1 0 0 2 3 2 1 0 2 1 4 3 0 3 1 0 0 100 75 68
14 Sam Gilbert 19 12 5 17 7 11 70 5 7 1 0 0 1 0 1 4 1 3 2 3 1 2 0 0 1 0 87 67
15 Billy Longer 18 4 2 6 5 1 83 3 1 0 0 23 4 1 3 0 3 1 3 2 0 0 0 0 2 0 86 54
16 Jack Billings 15 7 5 12 5 7 33 0 4 0 1 0 0 0 0 2 2 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 50 69 51
17 Shane Savage 5 7 4 11 1 8 90 3 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 3 4 3 0 3 0 0 0 0 89 48
18 Luke Delaney 21 5 4 9 4 5 66 0 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 2 11 0 1 0 0 0 0 91 46
19 Josh Bruce 27 5 4 9 5 4 66 2 2 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 1 0 2 1 0 2 1 0 0 100 53 44
20 Tom Curren 26 4 3 7 3 3 100 0 2 0 1 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 3 2 0 2 100 94 40
21 Rhys Stanley 28 3 2 5 5 1 60 1 2 1 1 5 0 0 0 0 3 1 2 2 0 1 0 2 0 0 90 34
22 Brodie Murdoch 30 3 1 4 0 4 75 1 2 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 1 0 0 100 29 23

Western Bulldogs

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 Adam Cooney 17 14 11 25 9 16 76 2 5 1 1 0 2 2 0 2 0 1 3 2 0 3 3 0 0 60 83 106
2 Stewart Crameri 8 12 8 20 8 12 75 1 5 1 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 1 0 2 3 3 0 50 86 89
3 Shaun Higgins 7 10 16 26 8 17 88 2 2 0 0 0 4 0 4 6 1 2 3 2 2 1 1 0 0 100 85 81
4 Tom Liberatore 21 10 9 19 12 8 68 2 4 0 0 0 5 3 2 2 0 1 6 1 0 3 0 0 1 0 87 81
5 Jake Stringer 9 13 3 16 10 5 75 2 3 1 0 0 1 0 1 0 1 1 1 1 3 5 4 1 1 80 84 81
6 Jack Macrae 11 9 11 20 10 10 70 5 2 0 0 0 6 2 4 2 3 2 4 1 4 2 1 0 1 50 82 74
7 Ryan Griffen 16 9 11 20 6 13 80 1 3 1 0 0 4 3 1 0 0 1 4 3 0 3 0 0 0 0 87 71
8 Dale Morris 38 14 3 17 6 10 70 2 7 1 0 0 0 0 0 2 1 1 1 3 0 5 0 0 0 0 98 71
9 Easton Wood 10 8 9 17 6 11 76 1 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 5 2 0 4 0 0 1 0 87 71
10 Koby Stevens 25 9 8 17 5 12 70 1 6 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 3 0 3 1 3 1 25 78 68
11 Marcus Bontempelli 4 10 5 15 7 9 66 4 3 1 2 1 2 2 0 3 1 1 3 5 1 5 1 1 1 50 82 67
12 Liam Picken 42 10 8 18 4 14 100 3 4 0 0 0 2 0 2 1 2 3 2 3 1 4 1 0 1 100 84 65
13 Nathan Hrovat 24 8 8 16 5 11 81 2 3 0 1 0 1 0 1 1 0 0 2 0 0 1 1 0 0 50 62 63
14 Luke Dahlhaus 6 10 7 17 8 9 76 4 2 0 0 0 1 0 1 1 5 3 3 3 0 4 0 2 1 0 82 60
15 Robert Murphy 2 12 6 18 5 10 88 1 3 0 0 0 1 1 0 3 0 1 1 1 2 2 0 0 0 0 91 58
16 Jordan Roughead 23 8 5 13 4 9 76 1 6 2 0 0 0 0 0 3 1 1 2 5 0 2 0 0 0 0 91 58
17 Will Minson 27 5 7 12 7 2 75 5 1 0 0 26 2 2 0 0 3 3 1 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 89 56
18 Matthew Boyd 5 9 8 17 4 14 52 6 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 2 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 86 54
19 Tom Campbell 45 3 5 8 6 2 62 1 3 1 1 14 1 1 0 0 0 1 2 1 0 1 1 0 0 100 86 53
20 Mark Austin 47 10 4 14 3 11 71 3 6 1 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 2 0 4 1 0 0 0 0 0 94 50
21 Sam Darley 33 9 8 17 6 11 88 3 2 0 0 0 2 1 1 3 0 2 0 2 1 0 1 0 0 100 80 49
22 Lachie Hunter 26 2 1 3 2 1 66 0 2 1 1 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 17 15

Team Lineups

St Kilda

B

  • Sam Fisher,
  • James Gwilt,
  • Sean Dempster

HB

  • Shane Savage,
  • Luke Delaney,
  • Jack Newnes

C

  • Sam Gilbert,
  • Lenny Hayes,
  • Leigh Montagna

HF

  • Jack Steven,
  • Nick Riewoldt,
  • Tom Curren

F

  • Adam Schneider,
  • Rhys Stanley,
  • Josh Bruce

Fol

  • Billy Longer,
  • David Armitage,
  • Maverick Weller

I/C

  • Sebastian Ross,
  • Jack Billings,
  • Farren Ray

Sub

  • Brodie Murdoch

No Late Change

In

  • Sam Gilbert,
  • Sebastian Ross

Out

  • Dylan Roberton (Omitted),
  • Luke Dunstan (Shoulder)

Western Bulldogs

B

  • Liam Picken,
  • Jordan Roughead,
  • Mark Austin

HB

  • Robert Murphy,
  • Dale Morris,
  • Easton Wood

C

  • Shaun Higgins,
  • Matthew Boyd,
  • Sam Darley

HF

  • Marcus Bontempelli,
  • Stewart Crameri,
  • Adam Cooney

F

  • Luke Dahlhaus,
  • Jake Stringer,
  • Tom Campbell

Fol

  • Will Minson,
  • Ryan Griffen,
  • Tom Liberatore

I/C

  • Jack Macrae,
  • Nathan Hrovat,
  • Koby Stevens

Sub

  • Lachie Hunter

No Late Change

In

  • Easton Wood

Out

  • Jason Johannisen (Calf)

Last updated: 6:04pm Sunday, August 10, 2014