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    Melbourne vs. St Kilda

    MCG
    AFL Home and Away August 13, 2017
    Melbourne 96, St Kilda 72
    Melbourne St Kilda
     G B Pts G B Pts
    Q16339   117
    Q29660   4428
    Q310969   81159
    Q4141296   101272

    Match result:

    The Melbourne Demons have put themselves in the top eight with two weeks before finals, and ended any hopes the St Kilda Saints had of doing the same, with a four-goal win over the Saints at the MCG on Sunday afternoon.

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    Final score
    Melbourne Demons 14.12.96
    St Kilda Saints 10.12.72

    Match preview:

    September 8, 2006 – The Melbourne Demons and St Kilda Saints square off in an elimination final. While the Dees triumphed that night, the cliff was coming.

    In the next 10 years they would win just 55 games and wallow in mediocrity, only now in 2017 are their fans daring to believe again.

    With finals hopes on the line, they again face the Saints – fair to say this is Melbourne’s biggest game in more than a decade. Join The Roar from 1:10pm AEST, Sunday afternoon for live scores and commentary.

    St Kilda stemmed the bleeding on their season last week. Staring down the barrel of a year-ending loss against West Coast, they rallied to kick four of the last five goals and claim an unlikely victory.

    Jack Steele played his best game since crossing from GWS, finding the ball while competing hard defensively.

    Jack Billings stood up when it counted, and Dylan Roberton provided drive and rebound all day.

    Melbourne appears to have hit a wall, sliced to ribbons for a quarter and a half by the GWS Giants, they struggled to regain footing in the match and never really threatened.

    The midfield toiled hard but lost a lot of shape at stoppages, and also played without dare and freedom.

    Max Gawn was blunted a little by the hit he copped – it is vital they make the most of the advantage he offers.

    Nick Riewoldt won’t play due to concussion, a big loss given the flexibility and inspiration he provides.

    Angus Brayshaw has potentially been named for his first game since Round 2, once he gains some continuity he provides a massive lift to their midfield.

    Big game for
    Josh Bruce: He’s had a so-so year, contributing while not starring. A high-pressure game without Nick Riewoldt, this is his time to shine.

    Christian Petracca: If ever there was a player who wants the big stage it’s this kid. He has been a little quiet in the last month, but can be devastating.

    Prediction
    Flip a coin…! The Saints are slightly closer to full strength and that may just be enough for the win. Both teams have it all to play for so there is no conviction in this tip!

    St Kilda by 3 points

    Match preview written by Patrick McGeoch.

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    Events
    Quarter 1
    5' BEHIND - Rushed (Melbourne)
    6' BEHIND - Rushed (St Kilda)
    8' GOAL - Jack Viney (Melbourne)
    9' GOAL - James Harmes (Melbourne)
    14' GOAL - James Harmes (Melbourne)
    15' GOAL - Dom Tyson (Melbourne)
    17' BEHIND - Jayden Hunt (Melbourne)
    18' GOAL - Josh Bruce (St Kilda)
    21' BEHIND - Alex Neal-Bullen (Melbourne)
    23' GOAL - James Harmes (Melbourne)
    28' GOAL - Cameron Pedersen (Melbourne)
    Quarter 2
    2' BEHIND - Jack Billings (St Kilda)
    3' BEHIND - Rushed (Melbourne)
    5' BEHIND - Josh Wagner (Melbourne)
    11' GOAL - Max Gawn (Melbourne)
    18' GOAL - Jack Billings (St Kilda)
    20' GOAL - Alex Neal-Bullen (Melbourne)
    22' BEHIND - Rushed (Melbourne)
    23' GOAL - Maverick Weller (St Kilda)
    25' GOAL - Luke Dunstan (St Kilda)
    27' BEHIND - Shane Savage (St Kilda)
    28' BEHIND - Jack Newnes (St Kilda)
    29' GOAL - Cameron Pedersen (Melbourne)
    Quarter 3
    7' BEHIND - Jade Gresham (St Kilda)
    8' GOAL - Tim Membrey (St Kilda)
    11' BEHIND - Max Gawn (Melbourne)
    12' BEHIND - Jade Gresham (St Kilda)
    13' GOAL - Jake Melksham (Melbourne)
    15' BEHIND - Josh Bruce (St Kilda)
    16' BEHIND - Jack Sinclair (St Kilda)
    18' GOAL - Luke Dunstan (St Kilda)
    20' GOAL - Jack Sinclair (St Kilda)
    21' GOAL - Jimmy Webster (St Kilda)
    22' BEHIND - Rushed (St Kilda)
    23' BEHIND - Rushed (Melbourne)
    27' BEHIND - Cameron Pedersen (Melbourne)
    30' BEHIND - Jack Billings (St Kilda)
    31' BEHIND - Tim Membrey (St Kilda)
    Quarter 4
    1' GOAL - Tim Membrey (St Kilda)
    3' GOAL - Jeff Garlett (Melbourne)
    9' BEHIND - Jeff Garlett (Melbourne)
    10' BEHIND - Jack Billings (St Kilda)
    14' GOAL - Mitch Hannan (Melbourne)
    16' GOAL - Mitch Hannan (Melbourne)
    21' BEHIND - Sam Weideman (Melbourne)
    24' BEHIND - James Harmes (Melbourne)
    24' GOAL - Jack Sinclair (St Kilda)
    27' GOAL - Jake Melksham (Melbourne)

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