Collingwood surge past Saints in the wet

A BRAVE Collingwood side has beaten St Kilda by nine points in what was an intense and water-logged struggle at the MCG on Saturday afternoon. The Magpies won 12.17 (89) to 12.8 (80) in the freezing and consistently wet conditions, despite failing to kick a goal in the third term while allowing the Saints to amass five. 

Dale Thomas was sensational in the courageous win, despite being cruelly robbed of a goal late in the game when the boundary umpire made a late out-of-bounds call, while Dane Swan continued his fine season with 29 disposals. The Pies never gave in, even after handing the Saints a 21-point lead early in the last term, and doggedly ground out their ninth win for the season in front of a passionate crowd of 57,247 that braved the extreme elements. The Magpies were superior at ground level and looked the slicker outfit in the challenging conditions throughout the first half.


Collingwood v St Kilda

Saturday, July 7, 2007
MCG, 2.10pm AEST, crowd: 57,247
Conditions: Wet and heavy ball
Weather: 9C, frequent periods of rain


1/4 time

1/2 time

3/4 time



4.5-29 (8)

8.9-57 (12)


12.17-89 (9)




11.8-74 (15)


Goals: Collingwood: Travis Cloke 2, Josh Fraser 2, Dale Thomas 2, Leon Davis, Ben Johnson, Paul Licuria, Alan Didak, Shane O’Bree, Dane Swan. St Kilda: Fraser Gehrig 4, Stephen Milne 2, Justin Koschitzke, Raphael Clarke, Xavier Clarke, Lenny Hayes, Aaron Fiora, Sam Gilbert.
Best: Collingwood: Dale Thomas, Josh Fraser, Dane Swan, Heath Shaw, Harry O’Brien. St Kilda: Nick Dal Santo, Fraser Gehrig, Robert Harvey, Xavier Clarke, Sam Fisher, Sam Gilbert.
Umpires: Chris Donlon, Scott McLaren, Ray Chamberlain.

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