St Kilda vs Western Bulldogs
St Kilda overcame the Western Bulldogs in their Preliminary Final. It was a tense battle in the 1st and 2nd quarters, with the Saints trailing by a goal at half time. Then in the 3rd quarter, Milne kicked a quick goal to level the scores, and then Riewoldt dominated. The Saints kicked 7 goals to 1 in that 3rd term to grab a stranglehold on the game. Make no mistake - it was not just Riewoldt, it was the entire team that lifted. Milne tackled ferociously. Kosi had some possessions. Schnieder and Peake worked tirelessly. Gwilt, Blake, Fisher, McEvoy, Gardiner, Hayes etc etc ... all played strong, team oriented football.
ST KILDA 1.5 3.6 10.10 13.10 (88)
WESTERN BULLDOGS 3.1 4.6 5.9 8.16 (64)
St Kilda: A Schneider 3 N Riewoldt 3 J Koschitzke 2 S Milne 2 B McEvoy B Peake M Gardiner.
Western Bulldogs: M Hahn 2 B Hall D Addison D Giansiracusa J Grant L Gilbee L Picken.
The Saints now go into a their second Grand Final in 2 years.