AFL 2014 Live St Kilda Saints vs Western Bulldogs match will be kick off at Etihad Stadium, Melbourne,Sunday 10 August 2014 online, Time 15:20 AEDT and its broadcast on Fox Footy.
Two young sides square off in an intriguing Sunday afternoon clash. The Bulldogs were look to be on the right track despite being dismantled by the Hawks whilst St Kilda will look to bounce back after a disappointing trip to the Gold Coast.
Seb Ross, Sam Gilbert and Josh Saunders all put their hand up for a recall to the Saints side with good form in the VFL. For the Bulldogs Mitch Honeychurch is edging closer to a game whilst Jack Redpath and Brett Goodes could come back into the side.
The Bulldogs are 6-12 in 2014, sitting in 14th on the ladder. They rank second in handballs and tackles per game but last in kicks and fifteenth in points per game. They’re 5-5 both head-to-head and against the line vs bottom-ten teams this year. Despite a shock win over Fremantle, the Saints are struggling. They rank second last in points per game and points conceded per game. They’ve lost 12 of their last 13 eleven of those losses being by over five goals. Other than the anomaly that was the Dockers game, St Kilda is averaging 57-points per game in their last seven weeks.
It was a shoot-out last time these two sides met. 211 points were scored as the Bulldogs won 110-101 after kicking six final-quarter goals. Matthew Boyd had 38 disposals whilst Koby Stevens played his best game of his career with 31 touches and three goals. Dylan Addison kicked four majors with Ryan Griffen adding two to go with 30 touches. For the Saints, Leigh Montagna and Jack Steven both had 27 possessions and Nick Riewoldt slotted four goals.
B: Sam Fisher, James Gwilt, Sean Dempster
HB: Shane Savage, Luke Delaney, Jack Newnes
C: Sam Gilbert, Lenny Hayes, Leigh Montagna
HF: Jack Steven, Nick Riewoldt, Tom Curren
F: Jack Billings, Rhys Stanley, Josh Bruce
Fol: Billy Longer, David Armitage, Maverick Weller
I/C: Sebastian Ross, Adam Schneider, Farren Ray, Brodie Murdoch
EMG: Dylan Roberton, Nathan Wright, Josh Saunders
In: Sam Gilbert, Sebastian Ross
Out: Luke Dunstan (shoulder), Dylan Roberton
B Liam Picken, Jordan Roughead, Mark Austin.
HB Robert Murphy, Dale Morris, Koby Stevens.
C Lachie Hunter, Matthew Boyd, Jack Macrae.
HF Marcus Bontempelli, Stewart Crameri, Nathan Hrovat.
F Luke Dahlhaus, Jake Stringer, Tom Campbell
Fol Will Minson, Ryan Griffen, Tom Liberatore
I/C Shaun Higgins, Easton Wood, Adam Cooney, Sam Darley,
EMG Daniel Giansiracusa, Mitch Honeychurch, Jack Redpath
In Easton Wood
Out Jason Johannisen (calf)