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Blog log from EF of 2014: North Melbourne vs Essendon

Blog log for North Melbourne vs Essendon, EF of 2014

Daniher snaps the first goal from 30m on a slight angle. (Q1 10:48)
Colyer runs onto a Watson grubbing handball to the square after a stoppage at the hotspot for the second goal. (Q1 11:48)
Petrie misses a set shot from 50m on a slight angle. (Q1 12:41)
The Dons can’t clear from the kick in, Ziebell gives to Dal Santo who runs down the flank to 20m for the goal. (Q1 13:08)
Thomas drops a Ziebell ball to 45m on the flank but fights on on the ground and wins a free for high contact. The crowd boos as LT walks in… rushed for a behind. (Q1 15:11)
Thomas chases down Hibberd on the HFF and forces a turnover, he gives to Wells who finds Greenwood at the hotspot with a low, quick ball. Levi goals. (Q1 16:15)
Ryder release Heppell to run away from a pack on the wing, he bounces to 50m on a slight angle and sprays it horribly. (Q1 20:39)
Atley speeds through the middle and kicks long to Black who marks over Steinberg at 35m on a slight angle. He misses. (Q1 24:33)
Cunnington roves a Brown contest at 30m on a slight angle but his flying snap is OOTF. (Q2 3:14)
Zaharakis pokes a loose ball away from the North defenders to the pocket, to the advantage of Colyer who has time to butter up and goal from 15m. (Q2 4:16)
Chapman bombs long from the HFF to the top of the square, Firrito wrestles with Daniher but takes his eyes off the ball, the ump pays the holding free, Daniher goals. (Q2 6:56)
Turner gets a free at CHF as Winderlich catches him high chasing a loose ball. His shot is wide and doesn’t score. (Q2 9:01)
Zaharakis spoils in the centre, butters up and gives to Goddard who has nothing on up forward, he goes himself with a 65m bomb… it skids through for a goal! (Q2 17:00)
Colyer kicks down the flank to Daniher, Grima spoils but Daniher fights on the ground to push it out to Chapman who does the rest from 20m! (Q2 21:16)
North is desperately missing Harvey’s run and creativity off halfback. Their rebounding is nonexistent. (Q2 21:31)
Myers misses a left foot snap from 35m on the flank. (Q2 26:58)
Bellchambers roves his own crumb 25m out on a slight angle but misses. (Q2 29:30)
Greenwood wins a hard ball on the ground on the wing and gives to Atley who has a ping from 45m near the boundary… narrow. (Q3 0:52)
Merrett marks a centring Daniher ball in front of McDonald at 40m in the corridor. He misses. (Q3 1:55)
Chapman marks on the boundary 15m out from a long Hocking kick from CHF. Chappy tries a standing screwing snap, and makes it work for the goal. (Q3 3:23)
Not much different coming from the Roo coaching box after HT, and North doesn’t look like it’s capable of changing its game to catch up. (Q3 4:08)
Wells roves a Petrie contest on the HFF, has space to have a bounce and delivers a Joe the Goose special to Brown in the square. (Q3 5:48)
That goal came from a Wright intercept at halfback, plus a play on and quick kick. (Q3 6:47)
North wins the next centre clearance, Brown marks unopposed from a long Turner ball to 35m on a slight angle. Brown goals. (Q3 7:03)
Wells marks in the pocket and gives another Joe the Goose to Thomas for another one for the Roos! (Q3 9:05)
Winderlich drops a mark on the HBF and is swamped by three North players, Thompson sharks his handball and finds Brown at 40m on the flank. Brown goals again! (Q3 12:50)
North may not have made many structural moves, but they are playing on and taking more risks in Q3. (Q3 13:39)
Hurley smothers a Turner snap from CHF to prevent another chance. (Q3 15:06)
More contested footy wins by North, they move in waves up the ground with overlap run from halfback ending with Cunnington giving to Gibson who snaps truly from 35m in front! (Q3 17:39)
Howlett marks a Zaharakis pass to 35m on a slight angle, and steadies the Bombers with a goal. (Q3 19:54)
Ziebell takes a big pack grab from a hopeful, high centring ball by MacMillan 20m out on a slight angle. Jay-Z goals. (Q3 22:39)
Chapman runs from the next centre bounce and lets fly from 55m on a slight angle… Daniher marks over Grima on the behind line and goals! (Q3 24:04)
Turner strips Dempsey in a tackle at the hotspot on the end of an exemplary passage of frontal pressure play by North, Thomas roves and snaps truly! (Q3 28:08)
Bellchambers beats Goldstein one on one to mark 40m out wide on the flank, just before the 3QT siren. Belcho threads the needle for a big goal! (Q3 31:09)
Turner marks on the HFF and pokes a floater down the line to Brown on the lead, Steinberg holds his jumper to give away the free. Brown shoots from 35m… and splits the middle! (Q4 1:14)
Cunnington gives to Swallow who has a flying snap from 50m on a slight angle… bounces just the wrong side of the goalpost. (Q4 3:04)
Colyer gets to a loose ball on the HFF ahead of Atley and passes to Daniher on the boundary 40m out. Daniher threads the needle for a massive goal! (Q4 5:58)
Wells forces a Chapman handball turnover in the middle, Black goes to the hotspot where two Dons spoils Ziebell but the crumb flips over the back to Cunnington, goal! (Q4 8:13)
Thomas wins a battle of strength with Winderlich to take a chest mark 40m out on a slight angle, from a Greenwood centre clearance kick. LT misses. (Q4 9:13)
Thomas gets a high tackle free on Winderlich fighting for the crumb from a Ziebell contest 20m out in front. He goals, Roos hit the lead! (Q4 10:28)
Replay shows Thomas did rather duck his head into the tackle. (Q4 11:04)
Ryder marks in front of Petrie at 45m on the flank, Petrie’s shoulder drop, Ryder plays on and snaps on the right boot across his body… Dons in front with that goal! (Q4 18:05)
Thompson bombs long to Thomas 20m out on a slight angle but the ball clears the contest and bounces through for a behind. (Q4 19:22)
Merrett dribbles through a behind from the boundary 20m out. (Q4 20:50)
Swallow sharks a stoppage on the wing, to Goldstein then Ziebell who bombs to the hotspot… Petrie gathers the bouncing ball and snaps truly! (Q4 23:45)
4:18 at the next bounce. (Q4 24:13)
Black contest the next centre clearance at CHF, Wells gives to Petrie who goals from 45m! (Q4 24:45)
Petrie marks at 45m wide on the flank and misses. 2:34 at the next kick in. (Q4 26:43)
Goddard marks on the last line and start an attack but Wells marks behind the centre and starts some tempo as the clock ticks below 2:00. (Q4 27:32)
More tempo by North, Dons aren’t manning up, clock at 1:20. (Q4 27:51)
1:15, Hurley marks behind the wing but his kick to Watson bounces out for a throw in, 1:06. (Q4 28:43)
Secondary stoppage on the Don HFF, 0:52. (Q4 28:43)
Trinary stoppage on the Don HFF, 0:43. (Q4 29:07)
Hibberd kicks inside 50 but Firrito punches it out 30m out, 0:27. (Q4 29:51)

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