AFL 1st Semi-Final – St Kilda Vs Collingwood


Well, what a way to go out… I even flew down for this game, put in a late bid for tickets and flights down there. I ended up with a seat right next to the bloody St Kilda Cheer Squad and that’s the game I have to see…

We had more forward 50 entries, more scoring shots and more field position. What we didn’t have was more tackles, more commitment, more accuracy and more points at the end… and si it is all over for Collingwood, one game shorter than we progressed last year…

Match Results

Saturday (n), September 13, 2008
MCG, 7.30pm AEST; crowd: 76,707
Conditions: Good, after a fine day of 25C top
Weather: 22C, warm, fine


1/4 time

1/2 time

3/4 time



4.1-25 (3)

8.1-49 (14)

14.2-86 (40)

17.4-106 (34)






Goals: St Kilda: Nick Riewoldt 5.0, Stephen Milne 3, Justin Koschitzke 3, Jason Gram 2, James Gwilt, Adam Schneider, Andrew McQualter, Nick Dal Santo. Collingwood: John Anthony, Dane Swan, Tarkyn Lockyer, Tyson Goldsack, Travis Cloke, Paul Medhurst, Martin Clarke, Nathan Brown, John McCarthy.
Best: St Kilda: Nick Riewoldt, Sam Fisher, Nick Dal Santo, Jason Gram, Raphael Clarke, Jason Blake. Collingwood: Dane Swan, Rhyce Shaw, Scott Pendlebury, Leon Davis.
Umpires: Hayden Kennedy, Brett Rosebury, Scott McLaren.
Justin Koschitzke (StK) reported by umpire Scott McLaren for rough play on Shane Wakelin (Col) in Q2. Charge withdrawn.

Match Comments

  • the Magpies fell away in Q2 kicking 1.7 to 4.0 – the lowest second quarter of the season by Collingwood
  • the Saints in their 17th final of 2143 matches scored their best win (34pts) of five finals against Collingwood
  • 100th DANE SWAN (Collingwood) 2003-08)
  • MICHAEL ROGERS noted St Kilda had 21 scoring shots, Collingwood 27 – of their 111 seasons of 2143 matches, the Saints have won only 13 times where they have had six or more less scoring shots than their opponents …
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