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Pies beat Saints after slow start

By Roger Vaughan 24/05/2003 10:00:43 PM Comments (0)

Collingwood finally overcame its first-quarter lethargy on Saturday night on the way to a 65-point AFL win over St Kilda at Telstra Dome.

Magpies key forward Chris Tarrant dominated with 17 marks, the most in a match throughout the league this season, and kicked six goals as his side won 22.17 (149) to 12.12 (84).

Collingwood made St Kilda pay for turnovers and inaccuracy in the opening term, kicking 8.5 to 0.6.

Previous to the night, they had won only two of their first terms so far this season.

In their previous four matches, they had been outscored 22 goals to 11 at the start.

Tarrant kicked Collingwood's first goal and that was the start of another best-afield performance to continue his career-best season so far.

The Saints matched Collingwood early, but missed some easy shots at goal.

Midway through the first term, Collingwood had kicked the opening four goals but was by no means in total control.

That changed as the Magpies slammed on another four goals quickly.

St Kilda had to wait a minute into the second term before Fraser Gehrig kicked its first major.

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