Blog log from R21 of 2018: North Melbourne vs Western Bulldogs

Lipinski turns and shoot 40m out on the flank but it’s across the face for the first score, after Higgins turns the ball over on the wing by hand. (Q1 1:07)
Hunter intercepts on the HFF and goes quick and short down the line to Dunkley 35m out, his set shot falls and is rushed by Daw. (Q1 5:19)
Johannisen holds Wood after disposal to give away a free at the hotspot, the Roo boots the first goal after the Dogs attacked for the first five minutes. (Q1 7:49)
Bontempelli rolls a pressured snap wide from 30m on the flank. (Q1 11:05)
Cordy just gets back to spoil a Walker kick to Brown in the square for a behind. (Q1 12:49)
Greene misses a very tough set shot from the boundary 35m out. (Q1 15:29)
Both sides exchange kick clangers in midfield, eventually Anderson decides to bomb long and it’s a good decision as he hits Waite over the back of Cordy to run into the open goal. (Q1 19:20)
Roughead passes short from midfield to Dickson 45m out on a slight angle, a rare example of lowering the eyes by the Bulldogs in Q1. Dickson delivers a typically lovely set shot. (Q1 26:10)
Wood catches Crozier HTB just outside true CHF just before the QT siren, his set shot is straight but just short for no score. (Q1 27:50)
Gowers misses a snap from half forward. (Q2 1:47)
Goldstein passes to Waite 45m out on the flank who misses. (Q2 3:27)
Walker plays on into the open goal after Brown draws a free on Crozier going for a Higgins ball to the top of the square. (Q2 9:42)
McLean snaps wide from half forward. (Q2 10:45)
Ahern takes a speccy from the kick in to CHB and gives to Ahern, he bombs to space behind the high Dog defensive line, Brown is first back to soccer home from 20m! (Q2 11:34)
Lipinski passes to Schache 60m out on the flank, Daw pushes him late and in the back, ump pays 50m and Schache converts from the tight angle. (Q2 13:29)
McLean clears from the next centre bounce with a shank, Wallis gathers at CHF and gives to Greene who gets pushed in the back, free kick goes just wide from 45m. (Q2 14:49)
Waite roves a long ball to a big pack at the North hotspot, he gives wide to Higgins who turns and goals with ease, break down in marking by the Dog midfield there. (Q2 16:29)
Bontmpelli screws through a goal from a ball in to near the hotspot. North has bossed this game in most areas but the Dogs have kept it close enough to stay in touch. (Q2 19:46)
Cunnington feds Atley after a stoppage on the wing, he lets fly from 50m on a slight angle and sails through a nice finish. (Q2 23:35)
Wood has space and time for a run down the flank, he hits Brown leading up from the square to 20m for his first goal. (Q2 25:45)
Ahern misses a snap from congestion at CHF. (Q2 27:04)
Wood catches Roughead HTB in the centre, long ball goes to Brown who marks 20m out on a slight angle for his second. North starting to take control in Q2 red time. (Q2 29:15)
Bontempelli is involved thrice in an attack down members wing and finishes it off with a majestic booming snap from the HFF! (Q2 31:00)
Turner goals from the line in the last minute before HT after roving a Brown contest and breaking arm tackles by Lipinski and Johannisen running around the behind line. (Q2 32:35)
Wood marks a Cunnington kick from the centre after the next bounce 30m out on a slight angle. The HT siren sounds, he punches low and wide. (Q2 33:30)
McLena feeds Dickson for a snap from 45m on the flank, that one sails through for his second. (Q3 2:20)
Lynch bullocks Williams off a ground ball at half forward, Bontempelli hoofs it to the square for Schache to mark and goal. (Q3 3:08)
Johannisen sails through a trademark snap from the HFF for another one for the Dogs, they are back within single digits with a surge to start Q3. (Q3 12:05)
Richards speeds down the wing then hits traffic, he starts a chain of handballs and it’s a bit chaotic but eventually Lipinski goals from 10m out, Bullies back within a kick! (Q3 13:25)
Dumont bombs to Brown, Ziebell roves and tries to give over the back to Waite but the latter misses the ball with his foot and eventually Daniel rushes it. (Q3 14:38)
McLean snaps truly from a stoppage at half forward, the Bulldogs have come from the clouds to hit the front halfway through Q3 with five in a row! (Q3 15:35)
Higgins feeds Wood for a running snap from the HFF after the next centre bounce, but it dribbles across the face. (Q3 16:29)
Brown and Naughton run back to a long ball near the goalsquare, the Dog goes to ground and the Roo keeps his feet to gather and goal. (Q3 19:17)
Greene passes to Jong 45m out on the flank. Jong runs in right and his set shot starts right but draws left and just inside the goalpost, Dogs lead again! (Q3 21:30)
Gowers receives from Daniel after another scything run down the wing by Richards, he scoots to true CHF and lets fly for a huge goal! (Q3 23:25)
Greene juggles a mark over Wright from a Hunter centre clearance kick to 25m on the flank. He runs in right and shoots leftish but straight enough. (Q3 24:21)
Daw feeds Wood for a snap from CHF after the next centre bounce, that one sails through as well, it’s a Docklands shoot out! But the Bullies firing most of the shots. (Q3 26:06)
Richards catches Anderson high on the wing, the pass goes to Waite 45m out near the boundary but Waite tries a pass that doesn’t work. (Q3 27:21)
Morris is pinged for a trip on Simpkin as the young Roo jinks in heavy traffic 25m out on the flank, but the set shot rams into the post. (Q3 29:07)
Dunkley passes to Greene 40m out wide on the flank, who shoots OOTF as the 3QT siren sounds. (Q3 32:36)
Greene just misses a set shot from 45m on the flank. (Q4 4:49)
Crozier bombs high from CHF to near the square, Dickson is one out with Goldstein and shows superior judgement to mark 10m out and goal, three for him. (Q4 6:24)
Lynch soccers wide from 20m after Wallis kicks high following a stoppage. (Q4 8:41)
Cunnington passes to Waite on the boundary 40m out, he tries a fade kick but it’s too curvy and goes wide. (Q4 14:39)
Dickson bounces a snap from a stoppage 35m out on a slight angle, but it goes wide. (Q4 17:11)
Hunter sprays a snap well wide from the HFF. (Q4 17:44)
Cunnington passes to Ahern 40m out on a slight angle after a Bontempelli handball clanger in heavy traffic in the centre. Ahern hits the post. (Q4 18:54)
Lipinski roves on the HFF and passes to Greene deep in the pocket 20m out, who runs in right and shoots way left. (Q4 20:31)
Ahern receives from Cunnington in the centre on a fast rebound and passes to Waite 35m out on a slight angle. Waite kicks truly. (Q4 20:58)
Two kicks in it, 3:42 to go. (Q4 21:26)
Ziebell passes to Wood who gets smashed high by Naughton to earn a free 20m out on the flank. But he misses. (Q4 23:24)
2:21 left, seven points the difference. (Q4 23:48)
Anderson is pinged for getting in the back of Macrae on the North HFF to release the pressure. (Q4 24:13)
Hunter marks a blind rebound kick by Dumont on the wing and slows things down as the clock ticks towards 1:00. (Q4 24:40)
Dumont again bombs long down the wing on the rebound but McLean roves and the Dogs play tempo again, they are home. (Q4 25:39)

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