AFL finals 2023 LIVE updates: King, Hill fire as Saints fight back against Giants who lead at half-time
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Brad Hill has snapped a goal just before the half-time siren, what a turnaround this has been for the Saints.
The umpire requested a score check to make sure the ball didn’t hit the post, it didn’t.
The Giants dominated the quarter but the Saints dominated the last eight minutes and are right back into this game.
Who knows what will happen in the second half? Both these sides are capable of brilliance or falling away.
Kelly has bobbed up from nowhere to run onto the footy and boot his second goal this quarter, one that stops St Kilda’s run of goals and gave his side a boost.
He was running to the left but kicked the goal with great skill.
Giants 65, Saints 36 with a minute to go in Q2.
The Saints took it from the middle and deep in the forward line King went to ground and was given a free kick.
Defender Sam Taylor was furious and said he hadn’t done anything but the umpire saw different and blew his whistle.
King converted his shot, the MCG is roaring again.
Giants 59, Saints 36 with two mins to go in Q2.
The spirit is returning to the Saints supporters after Max King kicked his first goal of the game.
They look to have their finals feet under them now.
Giants 59, Saints 30 with three mins to go in Q2.
Cooper Sharman has pulled in another strong mark and turned it into a goal, he has been a bright spot in limited opportunities.
The Saints have a long way to go to get back into this game but they have time and now some confidence.
Giants 59, Saints 23 with six mins to go in Q2.
Josh Kelly has booted his first goal and the eighth consecutive major for the Giants who are very close to killing off this game before half-time.
The Saints look a shadow of themselves and their fans are heartbroken.
Giants 59, Saints 17 with seven mins to go in Q2.
Daniel Lloyd will retire at the end of the season but he doesn’t want his last game to be today as he snapped a goal, the Giants’ sixth consecutive goal.
They are flying here.
Giants 53, Saints 17 with 10 mins to go in Q2.
The Giants are out to a five-goal lead after Jake Riccardi’s cracking kick on the outside of his boot.
Toby Greene assisted on the goal.
The Saints are struggling here.
Giants 47, Saints 17 with 11 mins to go in Q2.
The Giants soaked up pressure from the Saints and then rushed down the other end on the counterattack with Finn Callaghan’s long kick finding Hogan one-out in attack.
He marked and then went back and kicked the goal, just keeping it inside the left post.
Giants 40, Saints 17 with 12 mins to go in Q2.