Collingwood v St Kilda 1st Qualifying Final 2009

Tippo Celebrates Again
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Tippo Celebrates Again

Adelaide utility Kurt Tippett celebrates after scoring another Goal in a one way traffic first quarter where the Crows were dominant.

Its Mine
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Its Mine

Tensions evident in the protagonists faces,as Travis Cloke demands the ball from Nick Dal Santo.

Cloke Up Close
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Cloke Up Close

Magpie Half Forward Travis Cloke grasps the Sherrin with both hands.

Gardiner Misses The Spoil
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Gardiner Misses The Spoil

Saint Michael Gardiner (15) attempts to spoil MagpieTravis Cloke (32) taking a one handed grab to secure a mark under pressure.

Saints At Full Stretch
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Saints At Full Stretch

St Kilda's forward strategy in operation, from left Stephen Milne holds Magpie, Tarkyn Lockyer out of the contest, Justin Koschitzke gets some air, with eyes only for the ball, with a courageous Leon Davis backing into the mark, waiting to get crunched as Justin hits him with force. Alan Toovey (34) obcures the third Saint player in the contest.

Rocca Cops A Whack
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Rocca Cops A Whack

John Anthony (r) watches as fellow Magpie forward Anthony Rocca cops a fair bump during a marking contest.

Ragdoll Tackle
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Ragdoll Tackle

This image summed up the game, Three St Kilda forwards converging on the ball as Nick Riewoldt wraps up Collingwood interchange player, John McCarthy (3) playing only his 8th senior game in a "RagDoll" tackle. slinging him to the ground. as Milne (l) and Koschitzke (r) prepare to pounce on any loose ball.

Collingwood Line Up for the National Anthem
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Collingwood Line Up for the National Anthem

Collingwood captain Nick Maxwell closest to camera gives his opposing captain a steely stare during the national anthem ceremony at the start of their clash against St Kilda.

Saint Nick
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Saint Nick

Nick Riewoldt, St Kilda captain, stands solemn during the national anthem at the opening ceremony before their clash with Collingwood.

And The Saints Go Marching On
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And The Saints Go Marching On

Jubilant Saints fans celebrate the next step in what has been an almost perfect season, Not since 1966 have St Kilda been a serious finals contender, The win today gives the minor premiers a weeks rest, which will allow Nick Riewoldt's knee to recover.

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