AFLW Round 2 – Adelaide v St Kilda: Better performances and good efforts but robbed

Sunday 16 February 2020
4:40 pm (local time)
Hisense Stadium, Adelaide

As having had a meet up on Sunday, I watched a replay of losing game (I checked scores a couple times on the game day) on Tuesday morning.

 

Having knowledge of the final score, changing the climate quickly in Kyoto/Osaka in the last several days and feeling funny caused difficulty in concentrating to watch the game, but I managed to watch the full of match.

 

St Kilda tried harder than the previous match against the Western Bulldogs with better skills.

 

Early at first quarter, former Crow Sedunary missed taking a chest mark. But Greiser took a good mark and went on a set shot. However she shot towards the left side of goal posts. One behind to the Saints.

 

Then we had good turn overs and kicked well, but like last time, it was very hard to hit the score board.

 

Defender Tarni White grabbed the footy well.

 

Yvette’s sponsor girl, Guttridge was tackling so bravely.

 

Greiser worked hard trying to take a mark but slipped from her hands.

 

Finally hardworking rewarded us.

 

McCarthy stole footy, ran and scored a goal. At 1:16 left before the first break, we led by seven points.

 

Adelaide went on the first break without any score.

 

Shortly after coming back on field, the oldest Co-captain of the Saints (32-year-old) Watt showed good leadership by winning a contested mark.

 

Then Sedunary ran into footy and kicked a score in front of her former teammates.

 

Our Irish recruit, Fitzpatrick took an intercept mark that was impressive.

 

We kept showing great efforts, but the first year established side showed experiences later. They found open space, did a good lead, chased footy well, ran ahead and kept in front.

 

Thompson scored the Crows’ first goal of the day. One goal for the home side to 2.2 for the Saints.

 

Young defender White did a good job again chasing footy but ran over the goal line giving away a free kick to Newman. But the Crow only managed a minor score.

 

Then volleyball style hit created a goal  by Adelaide’s Biddel just before the main break.

 

The margin stayed at seven points to  St Kilda at main break.

 

Crows showed experiences once again after the longer break.

 

Good passage was created by the home team and Thompson ran towards and found open space. Our good defender Fitzpatrick couldn’t chase her.

 

Thompson’s goal narrowed the margin to one.

 

Shierlaw took a good mark but the tough Crows’ defence line stopped the attack. But young Guttridge received a handpass and ran and scored a goal extending the margin back to seven points.

 

Gould took a high mark directly in front. White showed good skills and took an intercept mark and then was tackled.

 

It was the third 50-metre penalty being awarded to the visitors. However the clock was ticking down to the siren.

 

Final break went ahead with a six-point margin led by St Kilda.

 

Adelaide tried hard to get back at last quarter. Forth took a mark and did a turn over from Fitzpatrick’s high kick.

 

Then Porter took a mark and did a banana kick. But it was a minor scoring kick.

 

Another 50-metre penalty was awarded to Saints and last week’s Sainter of the Day, Georgia Patrikios kicked straight going through main goal posts, but only one flag was thrown.

 

It was referred that footy was touched by the Crows’ defender.

 

Controversial decision was called by Fox Footy commentators.

 

Unbelievable! Why didn’t we get a fair referral? Did umpires want the home side to win? Do they hate us?

 

In adding to the bad decision, Fitzpatrick went down on the field. The Irish player tried to take a mark and then  collided with an opponent player.

 

She was carried off with clapping hands.

 

Tide was handed over and Gould, Newman and Jones kicked three consecutive goals.

 

St Kilda had great opportunities to win the game for the first time but very sadly robbed by umpires.

 

I hadn’t complained about the umpires before but have been unimpressed with too many controversial decisions. Why do they make same mistakes all over?

 

Living footy a lot and enjoying my own playing. I do know umpiring is hard, but why was Patrikios not recorded a goal? What did the goal umpire see?

 

Let’s keep showing efforts and motivated and lead far much before someone tries to rob the game.

 

I just hope the Saint spirits win over the evil spirits of what Demons have on Friday night.

 

And great efforts are complimented towards St Kilda girls. Get up and do the proper jobs next time.

 

ADELAIDE 0.0 2.1 3.2 6.4 (40)
ST KILDA 1.1 3.2 4.2 4.3 (27)

 

GOALS
Adelaide: Considine, Biddell, Thompson, Gould, Newman, Jones
St Kilda: Greiser 2, McCarthy, Sedunary

 

BEST
Adelaide: Marinoff, Hatchard, Gum, Allan, J Foley, Rajcic
St Kilda: White, Patrikios, Lucas-Rodd, Exon, Vesely, Munn

 

OUR VOTES
3. White (STK); 2. Allan (ADE); 1. Munn (STK)

 

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About Yoshihiro Imagawa

Love, passion and pride are seen on the footy that is the biggest part of my life. 1. St Kilda Club member: I am a passionate and crazy Sainter. Just hope we will win the second flag soon, especially after Dogs and Tigers having ended long premiership draughts. 2. The Osaka Dingoes Player and Public Relations Officer: Player number 44 that I chose to honour Stephen Milne with my wish being like a small forward like him. Lenny Hayes' hardworking attitudes are adopted on my trainings and practices. Nick Riewoldt's great plays are in my player audiobook too. 3. Writing: Here on the Almanac and also on the World Footy News. My skills utilise on great footy websites.

Comments

  1. John Butler says

    Yoshi, we really know it’s footy season when we’re complaining about the umps.

    Saints were really good in this game. Fitzpatrick was incredibly brave at the end there. It didn’t end up winning the game, but I reckon Peta Searle might just use it as a standard for the future.

    Cheers

  2. G’day JB,

    Thanks for your comment with your positive thoughts on the Saints.

    Yes Fitzpatrick performs bravely and I admire her skills.

    I agree with you that Peta Searle seems to get standard in her game plan. And I think not giving opponents open space is needed to win.

    Cheers

    Yoshi

  3. Yvette Wroby says

    Thanks Yoshi. I hated seeing Fitzpatrick leave the ground. She was solid in defense all day and a reason Saints we’re winning defensively up until that moment were right in it.

    After that the Criws entered their forward line too easily.

    Saints are improving every week.

  4. Hi Yvette,

    Thanks for your comment!

    Yes losing Fitzpatrick was not good in our back line as she had been doing so well.

    I just hope she gets well soon and the girls develop well.

    Thanks

    Yoshi

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