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Collingwood vs St Kilda: AFL live scores

4th August, 2012

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Collingwood vs. St Kilda

Melbourne Cricket Ground
2012 AFL Premiership Season August 5, 2012
Collingwood won by 6 points
Collingwood St Kilda
 Goal Behinds Points Goal Behinds Points
Q13321   4125
Q281159   5232
Q391468   11672
Q4121991   13785
Teams

Collingwood

B: Tom Young, Heritier O'Brien, Chris Tarrant
HB: Nick Maxwell, Ben Reid, Alan Toovey
C: Sharrod Wellingham, Alex Fasolo, Jarryd Blair
HF: Scott Pendlebury, Chris Dawes, Heath Shaw
F: Dale Thomas, Travis Cloke, Tyson Goldsack
Foll: Darren Jolly, Dane Swan, Dayne Beams
I/C: Steele Sidebottom, Ben Sinclair, Paul Seedsman, Jamie Elliott

Emg: Nathan Brown, Martin Clarke, Luke Rounds

In: Heritier O'Brien, Dale Thomas, Sharrod Wellingham, Steele Sidebottom, Darren Jolly
Out: Nathan Brown, Martin Clarke, Cameron Wood, Simon Buckley, Caolan Mooney

Last 5 WLWLW

St Kilda

B: Jarryn Geary, James Gwilt, Tom Simpkin
HB: Sean Dempster, Sam Fisher, Sam Gilbert
C: Jason Gram, Lenny Hayes, Brendon Goddard
HF: Ahmed Saad, Nick Riewoldt, David Armitage
F: Stephen Milne, Justin Koschitzke, Beau Wilkes
Foll: Ben McEvoy, Nick Dal Santo, Leigh Montagna
I/C: Clinton Jones, Jack Steven, Farren Ray, Sam Dunell

Emg: Jamie Cripps, Arryn Siposs, Dean Polo

In: Farren Ray
Out: Adam Schneider

Last 5 LWWLW

First Bounce: 7:40pm AEST
Venue: Melbourne Cricket Ground, Melbourne
Last Time: Collingwood 14.5 89 def. St Kilda 10.10 70 @ Etihad Stadium, Round 21 2011
Last 5: Collingwood 4, St Kilda 0, Drawn 1
Career: Played 212, Collingwood 154, St Kilda 57, Draws 2 (At MCG – Collingwood 14, St Kilda 9, Drawn 1)
Betting: Collingwood $1.40, St Kilda $3.00
TV: Channel 7 Melbourne & Victoria (Live from 7:30pm), Channel 7 Adelaide & SA (Live from 7pm) Channel 7 Perth & GWN7 WA (Delayed from 6:30pm), 7mate Sydney & NSW (Live from 7:30pm), Fox Footy (Live from 7:30pm AEST)
4th August, 2012
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There’s still a chance for St Kilda to make the finals, but they’ll need to get past premiership contenders Collingwood to keep their September dreams alive. Live scores will kick off from 7.40pm AEST.

Collingwood had a cruisy game last week against GWS Giants and rested a few of their stars to get them cherry ripe for the run home to the finals.

As a result, this week’s team is pretty much their best 22 that’s available with Dale Thomas, Harry O’Brien, Darren Jolly, Steele Sidebottom and Sharrod Wellingham all making a welcome return.

While there have been a couple of losses of late to Carlton and Hawthorn, this should start to settle the side in the lead up to September.

Travis Cloke managed six goals last week against the GWS Giants. But, you would expect him to do that.

Can he do something similar tonight against Sam Fisher, Sean Dempster and James Gwilt? It’s a much better defensive line compared to the youngsters at the Giants.

With all the talk surrounding his poor form amongst the contract talks, Cloke needs a good performance against a finals contender to keep the focus on the footy.

While the Pies and Saints have had some good battles in the last couple of years, most notably the 2010 Grand Final draw, the Pies have the last four wins on the board.

Also a big advantage to Collingwood this week is being at the MCG, a venue St Kilda doesn’t play enough.

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In fact, it’s just the third game of the year at the MCG for St Kilda – their last game was their loss in round six to Hawthorn by 35 points.

The Saints are coming off a pretty good month of football and timing their run perfectly towards the finals. They’ve had big wins against Essendon and the Bulldogs, winning on the road in Brisbane, while pushing Sydney in Sydney most of the way.

Farren Ray comes into the line up to provide some much needed run through the midfield, to help keep the forwards dangerous.

In fact, it’s a wealth of riches in the forward line of late. Small forwards Ahmed Saad, Terry Milera, Adam Schneider and Beau Wilkes all pressing claims for a spot in the team. This week Schneider gets a breather while Milera is spending a little time in the VFL.

Compared to last season under the regime of Ross Lyon, the Saints have been allowed to play naturally. That’s why they average 106 points per game, because the players that are there are much better under Scott Watters than with the laborious nature of Lyon.

Nick Riewoldt has kicked 44 goals this season, Justin Koschitzke has 24. The spread of goals has made it tough for some teams to accurately match up on them.

But, can they find the freedom against a solid Collingwood defence? If they can, we could be in for a shoot out that could have massive implications on the top eight.