MATCH CENTRE
MATCH CENTRE
FINALS WEEK 1

ST KILDA

V

GWS

GWSGWS WIN BY 24
11.11
77
FT
15.11
101
MCG
2023-09-09T05:20:00Z

Match Summary

Score Breakdown

  1 2 3 4
2.3
15
6.6
42
9.8
62
11.11
77
5.3
33
10.5
65
13.9
87
15.11
101

Best On Ground

Rowan MarshallR Marshall31 disposals
1 goal

Team Stats

St Kilda

GWS

Disposals
MATCH
384
376
365.6
2024 AVG.
4022
2024 TOTAL
2024 AVG.
2024 TOTAL
372.4
2024 AVG.
4096
2024 TOTAL
Contested Possessions
MATCH
146
148
131.6
2024 AVG.
1448
2024 TOTAL
2024 AVG.
2024 TOTAL
137.1
2024 AVG.
1508
2024 TOTAL
Kicks
MATCH
212
217
222.5
2024 AVG.
2448
2024 TOTAL
2024 AVG.
2024 TOTAL
213.5
2024 AVG.
2348
2024 TOTAL
Handballs
MATCH
172
159
143.1
2024 AVG.
1574
2024 TOTAL
2024 AVG.
2024 TOTAL
158.9
2024 AVG.
1748
2024 TOTAL
Frees For
MATCH
17
16
17
2024 AVG.
187
2024 TOTAL
2024 AVG.
2024 TOTAL
15.2
2024 AVG.
167
2024 TOTAL
Clearances
MATCH
35
36
35.1
2024 AVG.
386
2024 TOTAL
2024 AVG.
2024 TOTAL
36.1
2024 AVG.
397
2024 TOTAL
Centre Clearances
MATCH
11
14
9.9
2024 AVG.
109
2024 TOTAL
2024 AVG.
2024 TOTAL
11.7
2024 AVG.
129
2024 TOTAL
Stoppage Clearances
MATCH
24
22
25.2
2024 AVG.
277
2024 TOTAL
2024 AVG.
2024 TOTAL
24.4
2024 AVG.
268
2024 TOTAL
Inside 50
MATCH
55
54
49.8
2024 AVG.
548
2024 TOTAL
2024 AVG.
2024 TOTAL
51.4
2024 AVG.
565
2024 TOTAL
Marks
MATCH
81
77
99
2024 AVG.
1089
2024 TOTAL
2024 AVG.
2024 TOTAL
90.9
2024 AVG.
1000
2024 TOTAL
Marks Inside 50
MATCH
9
15
10.9
2024 AVG.
120
2024 TOTAL
2024 AVG.
2024 TOTAL
14
2024 AVG.
154
2024 TOTAL
Contested Marks
MATCH
19
11
9
2024 AVG.
99
2024 TOTAL
2024 AVG.
2024 TOTAL
11.3
2024 AVG.
124
2024 TOTAL
Tackles
MATCH
55
56
59.4
2024 AVG.
653
2024 TOTAL
2024 AVG.
2024 TOTAL
62.9
2024 AVG.
692
2024 TOTAL
Hit Outs
MATCH
18
35
29.3
2024 AVG.
322
2024 TOTAL
2024 AVG.
2024 TOTAL
32.5
2024 AVG.
358
2024 TOTAL

Player Stats

St Kilda

PlayerKHDMHOFFFATGB
Anthony Caminiti2131000001
Brad Crouch714214000201
Bradley Hill1910295001221
Callum Wilkie64103000200
Cooper Sharman115166000121
Dan Butler5272020500
Hunter Clark118194010100
Jack Higgins59143011210
Jack Sinclair1411254000600
Jack Steele1325386021200
Jade Gresham611174000700
Jimmy Webster77142001200
Josh Battle144188002000
Liam Stocker91102000100
Marcus Windhager310133001300
Mason Wood127193002200
Mattaes Phillipou2791000000
Max King5384012031
Mitchito Owens66122020611
N. Wanganeen-Milera176236021210
Rowan Marshall21103151831410
Sebastian Ross1410241031401
Zaine Cordy3142002100

GWS

PlayerKHDMHOFFFATGB
Brent Daniels136193021610
Callan Ward313163011200
Callum M Brown5272000121
Connor Idun99185021200
Daniel Lloyd84123010211
Finn Callaghan99186000210
H. Himmelberg136194012300
Harry Perryman79163000600
Isaac Cumming64102001300
Jack Buckley95145000200
Jake Riccardi7293021132
Jesse Hogan47114000120
Josh Kelly1710273001121
Kieren Briggs1071742801501
Lachie Ash2011319000100
Lachie Whitfield2110315023200
Lachlan Keeffe1341701100
Nick Haynes3142001000
Sam Taylor58134011300
Toby Bedford106162020422
Toby Greene136193001112
Tom Green2114351011500
Xavier O'Halloran37100010200

Live Commentary

Full Time

St Kilda: 11.11.77
GWS: 15.11.101

GWS WIN! The Giants move on to a semi-final against either Brisbane or Port Adelaide, while St Kilda's impressive opening season under Ross Lyon comes to an end.

17:59 - Sharman is forced to deal with three GWS defenders on the goal line as Sinclair launches from 45m out, with the Giants punching the ball over for a behind.

14:20 - A classic Max King contested clunk 30m from goal with no angle. He casually slots another but there's little life left in this one.

13:12 - The Giants move the ball from one side of the field to the other before Idun passes it over to Brown, who snaps from 40m out on a bit of an angle. He shanks his kick and it goes OOTF.

SUB MADE: Nick Haynes has replaced Isaac Cumming for GWS.

10:21 - Zaine Cordy takes his eyes off a sailing ball and concedes a free kick to Jake Riccardi. Riccardi goes back from 25m out on a 45-degree angle bit again misses to the right.

5:39 - Sharman marks the ball on the wing and this time the Saints are rewarded with a 50m penalty after a mistake by the Giants. Sharman moves into shooting range but his shot falls short to the right and eventually is kicked over the line by GWS for a rushed behind.

4:41: Callaghan marks the ball 60m from goal before a Saints defender moves from their mark and concedes a 50m penalty. The young Giant walks into an easy-range set-shot and makes no mistake.

4:15 - Whitfield keeps the ball in at half-forward and then finds Lloyd near the boundary closer to goal. The Giants forward checks one to Riccardi just outside the goalsquare. He can't capitalise on an easy chance though, kicking it to the right, Hopefully doesn't cost them.

3:20 - The following centre clearance sees Tom Green get out the front and kick deep into attack, where Jake Riccardi pops up to take a nice grab. He kicks his third for the day and puts the lead back out to 24 points.

2:40 - Some overlap from Josh Battle in the centre square gives the Saints some penetration, with a kick launched to the hotspot. Jack Higgins of all forwards gets clean hands to it. Kicks truly with ease to give the Saints the first of the fourth.

1:40 - Dan Butler has a great chance to kick off the fourth term after the Saints got over the top and hit up the small forward on the lead 25m out. His snap attempt is ugly off the boot and manages to register a behind.

Three-Quarter Time

St Kilda 9.8.62
GWS: 13.9.87

Some late fight back from the Saints that cut a lengthy lead before the last break, but there's a mountain of work ahead of them to keep their season alive. The Giants are needing to ice this one early into the fourth.

19:56 - NWM!!! Wanganeen-Milera gets the ball and snaps one through the middle from 25m out right before the siren sounded. Just what Ross Lyon would've wanted to see before the last break.

19:03 - The Saints win the ball back in the middle, with Sharman marking it atop the 50m arc before passing it off to Brad Hill to gain a further 15m, however he's placed on a tough angle. Hill goes back and slots it right through the middle for a much-needed major.

17:15 - The Saints finally get one back, with a long kick forward falling to Sharman off hands, with the Saints forward turning and passing to Owens who can kick an easy goal from just outside the goalsquare.

16:17 - Two in as many minutes, with Bedford the last on the chain this time. The small forward gathered the ball out the back and bent it through the middle from 20m out.

15:22 - The Giants break away from the middle and Toby Bedford puts on the burners in the centre of the MCG. His long kick hits up Jake Riccardi 25m out from goal, who goes back and slots another. Giants by 37.

13:13 - A scuffle broke out after Lachie Whitfield was floored shortly after taking a mark inside the centre square by Josh Battle. Whitfield quickly gets up to take his kick as a melee commences and catches the Saints off-guard, with Briggs on the end of his pass inside 50. Briggs can't make the most of his chance, kicking it to the right for a behind.

Note: Mason Wood has come from the field and is expected to undergo a concussion test after copping an accidental hand to the face from Toby Greene.

10:18 - Brown makes no mistake of his second chance in a minute, taking a mark on the lead before going back to boot home the Giants' 11th for the afternoon. Giants now lead by 29.

9:27 - The Giants get the ball forward once again, with Hogan unable to take a mark 40m out before it sills to Brown, who launches one toward goal only for a return of a behind.

8:43 - Toby Greene gets the Giants' first chance on goal for the half but can't kick accurately, with his set shot from 40m out on a tough angle going across the face for a behind.

4:46 - Windhager dances through the contest 50m out, shrugs off an opponent and hands the ball over to Crouch, who runs toward goal from directly in front close to 40m out but misses.

1:27 - Hill throws the ball on his boot toward goal from a clearance but it drifts to the left for a behind. Some promise in this start to the half for the Saints.

SUB MADE: St Kilda have replaced Anthony Caminiti with Liam Stocker at half-time.

Half Time

St Kilda: 6.6.42
GWS: 10.5.65

A couple of late goals from Max King and a major from Brad Hill with just five seconds left on the clock reduced the deficit, with the Saints snapping the Giants' run of eight straight goals midway through the term. Momentum with the home side, but it remains to be seen if that flow continues into the second half.

19:54 - A last-minute goal from the Saints, who took advantage of a Dan Butler free-kick for holding, with Hill getting on the end of a nervous run of play and snapping one from the goal-square while shaking off his opponent. Goal confirmed after a review.

18:19 - Kelly gets front and centre as Keeffe grabs the ball at ground level, with the classy left-footer snapping a great goal as he ran toward the boundary. Hard to beat that major for goal of the day.

17:09 - The Saints have the ball in the centre square and deliver it long, only for the whistle to blow and a free kick to be paid to King for a hold against Taylor. King makes it two in a minute and the lead shrinks further.

16:51 - A lofted, smart kick inboard from Jade Gresham leads to a good grab from King, who makes no mistake of his latest chance and cuts the Giants' lead to 29 points.

14:52 - Some late fight back from the Saints as they link up well following the centre bounce, with Butler delivering a nice pass into the pocket to Max King. The Saints forward can't capitalise on the opportunity however, snapping the ball to the near side.

13:57 - Sharman gets his second after the Saints put forward an accurate forward 50 entry, with the young Saint taking two chances at the grab 30m out from goal, little angle.

12:28 -  Daniels gets creative in the pocket, banana-ing the footy to Josh Kelly, who goes back and slots one from near-point-blank range.

NOTE: GWS have booted seven goals in a row, with St Kilda's last major coming through Rowan Marshall after 5 minutes and 11 seconds of play in the opening term

10:28 - Another for the Giants, with Greene adding another assist to his stat sheet. This time he finds the ball 50m out on the boundary and dances around before drilling a pass low into attack, which Lloyd swoops on and snaps truly from 35m out.

8:51 - Wilkie drops a mark atop the Giants' 50m arc and Greene jumps on the scraps before feeding it to Riccardi by hand. The GWS spearhead throws it on his right foot with a check-side kick and it sails through the middle.

7:50 - A ball-up in the Giants' picket is tapped down to Greene, who throws it on the boot and it bounces on the wrong side of the goalpost for a behind.

7:05 - The Giants' midfield breaks away from half-back, with Callaghan offering some dash through the middle of the ground before delivering a long kick toward goal. Hogan out-bodies his opponent and clunks the mark before going back and slotting home another for the Giants from 20m out directly in front.

5:55 - An off-the-ball push by Himmelerb on Butler gifts the Saints forward a shot on goal from 35m out near the boundary. He curls around from the left side but his kick is well short and punched over for a behind. GWS by 17.

5:15 - Callan Ward looks to break past Seb Ross in defence, but the Saints veteran does superbly well to ping Ward HTB. Ross goes back for a set-shot but his shot crashes into the right goalpost from 40m out.

3:41 - A hurried kick out of defence from the Saints lands with Lachie Ash at the top of the arc. He goes back and takes his 30 seconds before finding Bedford 40m out on a 45-degree angle. His shots starts and stays left, and after an ARC review a behind is confirmed.

1:31 - Sinclair bottles an easy grab near the wing and the Giants pounce, with Daniels and Green combining. Daniels gets on the end of the chain but can't capitalise from 40m out, skewing his kick across the face and out on the full.

Quarter Time

St Kilda: 2.3.15
GWS: 5.3.33

GWS picked up the momentum through the second half of that term after the Saints were on top early. Plenty of run and strong defending from the Giants, while Rowan Marshall is leading the charge for St Kilda.

19:20 - A shanked snap on goal from Hunter Clark drifts toward the left forward pocket for the Saints, with Sharman parked under the pill for the mark. He plays on and only manages a behind to the near side.

18:43 - This time it's Daniels feeding Kelly, who launces from outside 50 but his shot starts and stays left for a behind.

18:16 - The Giants force a turnover on the wing and quickly move it forward, with Kelly delivering a chip pass to Daniels, who goes back from 45m out on a tough angle and slots it home. Four in a row for GWS, they lead by 18.

15:43 - Greene sends the ball deep into attack, with Keeffe and Brown partnering up in the goalsquare before the latter gets a toe on the ball with an acrobatic effort. Umpires need a review with a faint touch from Brown's boot showing and no Saint in the way. Another goal for the Giants.

13:10 - Bedford gets another chance after taking a mark 40m from goal on a slight angle. Goes back and extends the Giants' lead to seven points.

12:25 - Bodies crash in the Giants' attacking 50, with Bedford swooping on the loose ball and throws it on his foot. It bounces toward goal but goes over for a behind on the close side.

10:23 - The ball is knocked into Brad Crouch's foot right on the boundary line and it lands over for an on-the-full free-kick against. Riccardi takes the kick and snaps from the roughly 25m out, it drifts wide and lands in the lap of Jesse Hogan in the opposite pocket. Hogan makes no mistake from close range as he wheels around on his right foot and sends it through the middle of the big sticks.

5:11 - Rowan Marshall wins a free kick for holding 15m directly in front after a long ball was launched deep into the Saints' attack. He drills it right through the middle.

4:13 - Riccardi earns a free kick 40m from the line, but Daniel Lloyd takes advantage and runs toward goal. His attempt from a sharp angle goes through the near side for a behind. A missed chance.

3:01 - A goalline wrestle between Max King and Sam Taylor in the Saints attack breaks out for a loose ball following a kick from Anthony Caminiti, with the Sherrin trickling toward the line. It taps into the goalpost for a behind.

1:23 - An immediate reply for GWS, with Toby Greene getting out the back and dribbling one home from close range.

0:55 - Cooper Sharman takes a huge grab 15m out from goal and goes back and slots the set-shot with comfort. Saints on top immediately

COIN TOSS - GWS won the toss the elected to kick toward the Punt Road End (left of screen).

Hello and welcome to Zero Hanger's live coverage and commentary of Saturday afternoon's elimination final between St Kilda and GWS at the MCG.

Both sides have made LATE CHANGES for today's game, with Tim Membrey (personal) and Stephen Coniglio (eye) replaced by Anthony Caminiti and Xavier O'Halloran respectively. The TACTICAL SUBS will be Liam Stocker (Saints) and Nick Haynes (GWS).

Team Line-Ups

St Kilda

GWS


Preview

Ladder Position

Previous 5 Games

St Kilda

DATE OPP RESULT
26/8/23BrisbaneL 72 - 60
19/8/23GeelongW 88 - 55
13/8/23RichmondW 93 - 57
6/8/23CarltonL 54 - 73
30/7/23HawthornW 93 - 122

GWS

DATE OPP RESULT
27/8/23CarltonW 73 - 105
19/8/23EssendonW 162 - 36
13/8/23Port AdelaideL 136 - 85
5/8/23SydneyL 85 - 96
29/7/23BulldogsW 73 - 78