Blog log from R12 of 2018: Geelong vs North Melbourne

Higgins gets the first snap off the game off but it’s a miss from the pocket. (Q1 3:03)
Cunico receives outside a pack on the HFF and pokes a short pass to Parsons on the boundary 40m out, who misses. (Q1 8:19)
Atley roves a long ball to the hotspot, gets caught by Henry trying to run into the open goal but gives off to Higgins who does the rest for the first goal. (Q1 11:20)
After the next centre bounce, Ziebell passes to the lead of Wood 40m out on the flank, his set shot is a bit weak and rushed from the square. (Q1 12:35)
Turner roves a pack 20m out on the flank but Stewart puts enough pressure on to skew the snap wide. (Q1 13:05)
Ablett wins a HTB free after Blicavs fumbles at CHB and starts a fast break, Parson feeds Menegola who has options but goes himself from 40m on a slight angle for a goal. (Q1 15:00)
Hurtung runs in a convoy of Roos down the wing with several handballs, he gives to Higgins who has Ziebell leading but kicks over his head from 40m on the flank for a behind. (Q1 17:14)
Thompson drops a relieving mark near CHB, many Cats at the fall and Bews marks a short pass 35m out on a slight angle… but misses the lot with a backman’s kick. (Q1 18:35)
The kick in to CHB is roved by Ablett, his short kick is caught by Duncan five metres away, he turns and shoots from 45m on a slight angle for a goal that was too easy. (Q1 19:20)
Buzza leaps in front of Daw to mark a Stanley kick up the guts to a big pack at the hotspot. His set shot is a bit ugly but straight. (Q1 20:03)
Simpkin passes to the leading Wood 35m out on the flank following the next centre bounce, Wood’s set shot just drifts right. (Q1 22:00)
Parfitt plays on around Mcamillan on the wing and hits Dangerfield leading from the square to 50m on the flank. Danger runs in right and shoots a little leftish, but through. (Q1 24:04)
Bews marks at half forward and wisely hits up Menegola for the shot from 50m on a slight angle. But Menegola hits the post. (Q1 26:50)
Wood marks 40m out on a slight angle just a split second before the QT siren, but misses again. (Q1 28:48)
Long ball to Brown bounces over him to the empty North goalsquare, two Cats chase it but the bounce favours Turner who rolls it home! (Q2 1:08)
Dangerfield mops up a bouncing ball on the flank 25m out, two Roos challenge but Danger gets the snap off… screws wide. (Q2 2:01)
He3nry passes to the lead of Dangerfield, Thompson pushes him in the back for an obvious free kick 45m out on a slight angle. Danger misses left. (Q2 6:18)
After a stoppage on the opposite wing, Parson gathers a loose ball on the HFF and passes short to Hawkins 30m out on a slight angle. The Tomahawk kicks truly. (Q2 12:23)
Henry marks in a pack on the HFF just on the 50m paint, but his shot drops in the square for Daw to mark in relief. (Q2 18:22)
Buzza goes long from the wing to the top of the square where Dangerfield beats Ziebell one-out to mark and goal. Geelong putting the clamps on at Kardinia, as usual. (Q2 21:04)
Ahern wins a hard footy on the wing to start a North attack, Turner marks 45m out in front but his shot falls short and doesn’t score. (Q2 24:51)
Wood rolls through a long snap from near CHF to start Q4 after crumbing his own contest to a Higgins pass. (Q3 0:48)
Dangerfield marks on the HFF and goes short to Jones near the boundary 35m out. Jones threads the needle in his third game! (Q3 2:18)
Ziebell marks 40m out on the flank and sails through a nice finish. (Q3 5:56)
Buzza hits the lead of Hawkins to 40m on a slight angle, two goals for the Tomahawk after that kick. (Q3 9:38)
Tuohy gets a set shot from 50m on a slight angle and roosts it over the pack on the line for another one for the Cats. (Q3 13:23)
Cunnington’s snap from a pack at half forward is touched off the boot by Menegola for a behind. (Q3 15:33)
Brown leaps in front of Blicavs to mark 50m out on a slight angle, but he passes to Dumont on the boundary 30m out who plays on and checksides a lovely goal! (Q3 17:45)
Wood misses off the left boot from a big pack at the hotspot after a Higgins inside 50 kick. (Q3 20:59)
Brown crumbs his own contest and gives to Cunnington for a quick snap from the hotspot, it’s a wobbler but it’s through! (Q3 23:15)
Hawkins roves in the pocket but misses around the corner off the left boot from 20m. (Q3 30:28)
Stewart spoils Ziebell on the HFF but punches it to the corridor, Dumont receives for a running snap from 40m on a slight angle but skews it way left. (Q4 0:22)
Wright marks the next rebound kick at half forward for North and passes to McDonald 40m out on the flank, who also misses. (Q4 1:01)
Goldstein marks on the wing and gets a 50m penalty for encroachment by Ablett, Goldie lines up from 45m on a slight angle and roosts a big goal! (Q4 3:21)
Buzza gives to Cunico for a snap from the HFF, that’s the difference in class between the two teams as that one sails just inside the right goalpost. (Q4 5:07)
Parfitt takes advantage from a free 35m out on the flank but misses. (Q4 6:19)
Hawkins feeds Selwood for a snap from the HFF, that one goes wide. (Q4 7:24)
Ablett tries to emulate Cunico’s effort from a little closer in, but this one goes just the wrong side. (Q4 7:47)
Hawkins marks and boots his fourth goal from half forward, Cats have re-established control over this one. (Q4 9:05)
Kelly kicks off official junk time with a goal from 15m after roving a Hawkins contest. (Q4 11:02)
Ablett brings the Kardinia Park faithful to their feet with a classic forward-running play and goal from 40m going up the guts like Geelong stars of old. (Q4 12:47)
It’s junk time, signified by a long Bews set shot for a goal. (Q4 14:02)
Kelly marks 20m out on a slight angle chipping in front of the leading Hawkins, but misses. (Q4 17:47)
Higgins boots a garbage time goal from 20m after some frontal pressure forces a turnover by Dangerfield under a Cunnington tackle. (Q4 26:32)
Ziebell misses under a tackle from close range in the last few seconds. (Q4 28:00)

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