Australian Football League Live St Kilda Saints vs Gold Coast Suns Live Stream Free, AFL 2017 Seasons Week 14. St Kilda Saints vs Gold Coast Suns match will be kickoff at Etihad Stadium, Melbourne, VIC, Australia, Sunday 25 June 2017 online, 16:40 pm (AEDT) and its broadcast on Channel Seven, Foxtell.
St Kilda are down to 10th on the ladder with a 6-6 record. They rank 13th in attack and 12th in defence. The Saints have won just one of their last four, a win over lowly North Melbourne. The Saints have not scored over 90 points in their last five after achieving the feat five times in their first seven matches.
Gold Coast are 14th on the ladder with five wins and seven losses. The Suns have won just three of their last eight and enter this off a disappointing home loss to Carlton. Gold Coast have been held to 95 or fewer in their last five. The Suns rank an acceptable 11th in attack but have been horrific defensively rating 16th.
St Kilda got themselves back in touch with the top 8 after a 17-point win over North Melbourne last Friday night.
The Saints snapped a three-game losing streak when they held of the Kangaroos in a scrappy clash. It was a crucial victory that squared their season at 6-6, but it came against a flat North Melbourne team that offered little resistance, with a wasteful St Kilda still unable to kill off its opponents until late.
After the Saints opened up a 42-point lead early in the fourth quarter, the Kangaroos came to life for a rare period on Friday night, kicking five late goals to cut the margin to a flattering 17 points. Seb Ross was the star for the Saints, using the ball with the poise missing from so many others to finish with a game-high 32 possessions and five clearances in a best-on-ground performance.
Despite a late comeback from the Gold Coast Suns, they couldn’t get the four points when the Carlton Blues secured a thrilling 10-point win. The Suns were trailing the entire game and fought back to take the lead in the final term before the Blues steadied.
It was a major blow for the Suns with Michael Barlow stretchered off the ground halfway through the final term after suffering a broken leg. Jarryd Lyons was impressive with 24 disposals and two goals whilst the master Gary Ablett secured 25 possessions.
A return for forward Paddy McCartin must made after he was named among the emergencies after overcoming bone bruising in his knee, with the Saints naming an unchanged side.
There is a huge blow for the Suns as they lose Gary Ablett to a calf injury and Brandon Matera (foot), Kade Kolodjashnij (concussion), Michael Barlow (broken leg) and Aaron Hall (hamstring) are also ruled out. Matt Rosa serves a suspension and Mackenzie Willis is omitted. Running defender Jarrod Harbrow returns after serving his club-imposed two-week ban for drink driving, while Rory Thompson, Touk Miller, Callum Ah Chee, Brayden Forini, Matt Shaw and Darcy McPherson all come in to the much-changed side.
B: Jarryn Geary, Nathan Brown, Dylan Roberton
HB: Jack Newnes, Jake Carlisle, Sam Gilbert
C: Leigh Montagna, Koby Stevens, Jack Billings
HF: Jack Sinclair, Nick Riewoldt, Maverick Weller
F: Jade Gresham, Josh Bruce, Tim Membrey
FOL: Billy Longer, Seb Ross, Jack Steven
I/C: Luke Dunstan, Blake Acres, Jimmy Webster, Jack Lonie
EMG: Shane Savage, Paddy McCartin, Jack Steele
B: Jesse Joyce, Jack Leslie, Kade Kolodjashnij
HB: Jarrod Harbrow, Steven May, Adam Saad
C: Alex Sexton, Touk Miller, Pearce Hanley
HF: Jarryd Lyons, Tom Lynch, Callum Ah Chee
F: Ben Ainsworth, Peter Wright, Jack Martin
FOL: Jarrod Witts, Brayden Fiorini, David Swallow
I/C: Matt Shaw, Jesse Lonergan, Sean Lemmens, Rory Thompson
EMG: Trent McKenzie, Mackenzie Wills, Josh Schoenfeld
IN: Callum Ah Chee, Touk Miller, Rory Thompson, Matt Shaw, Darcy.Macpherson
OUT: Matt Rosa, Aaron Hall, Matthew Barlow, Brandon Matera, Gary Ablett