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Blog log from PF of 2014: Sydney vs North Melbourne

Blog log for Sydney vs North Melbourne, PF of 2014

Goodes passes to Reid at 45m on a slight angle after a Smith clearance from a stoppage on the wing. Reid hits the post. (Q1 1:28)
Wells gives to McDonald behind a stoppage on the HFF, he kicks quickly and Brown playing in front of Grundy marks strongly 20m out. He boots the first goal. (Q1 7:43)
Gibson dives in front of Franklin and rushes a loose ball in the square. (Q1 9:28)
Tippett has grassed two marks already, though Franklin looks to be on. (Q1 11:16)
Thompson outmarks Franklin from a McVeigh ball on the wing, Franklin scrags late and gives away 50m. Thompson lines up from 35m on a slight angle… and shanks it, no score. (Q1 13:28)
Firrito is the man in front of Franklin to spoil at 40m on the flank, but Goodes roves and snaps an excellent opportunist goal off the left boot in his 350th senior game. (Q1 15:28)
Lloyd gives to Hannebery on a fast break who has a flying snap off his left from 55m on a slight angle to an empty goalface… well wide. (Q1 18:21)
Firrito turns the ball over at half back with a handball that’s tapped down to Franklin, he launches immediately with a 60m kick to the square, Tippett marks and goals. (Q1 20:13)
Another fast break to the Swans started by Smith, Jack kicks long and quick to Franklin at 35m on a slight angle with Thompson out of position. Buddy goals. (Q1 21:53)
Correction, it was started by Malceski. (Q1 22:13)
Tippett receives a handball at the next centre bounce and kicks long to Franklin who monsters Thompson one on one 35m out on the flank, and marks with ease. But he misses. (Q1 23:23)
Pyke is dominating Goldstein in ruck leading to a 12-6 lead in clearances early, that’s the problem that North need to fix before they think of who to move to Buddy or Tippett. (Q1 26:01)
Richards is pinged for marking interference trying to spoil Petrie 40m out in the corridor. Not much in it. Petrie hits the post, footy gods smile. (Q1 26:52)
Greenwood roves a Petrie contest at CHF and kicks wide to McDonald at 45m near the boundary. McDonald misses. (Q1 27:32)
The Swans go coast to coast, Lloyd releases Jetta to run down the flank in an acre of space and pop through another goal from 20m. (Q1 28:53)
Goldstein snaps a goal from 20m in front after a pressured give by Thomas, coming off a rebound by Firrito from halfback after another Tippett drop. (Q2 1:42)
Petrie dives and marks a Turner centre clearance in front of Richards at 45m on a slight angle. Petrie misses left. (Q2 2:27)
Wells turns the ball over on the wing to Rohan then fails to catch him running past him the other way, Rohan gives to Goodes who finishes with class from 40m on a slight angle. (Q2 5:00)
Rampe falls into the back of Ziebell at 40m on the flank leading to a Petrie pass to concede an obvious free. Jay-Z misses. (Q2 6:30)
McVeigh passes very wide to Franklin on the lead at 45m near the boundary. Buddy’s set shot is off hands for a point. (Q2 7:42)
Franklin spoils the kick in, Lloyd roves and gives to McGlynn who passes to Cunningham at 40m on the flank. Cunningham shaves the outside of the goalpost. (Q2 8:59)
Goldstein taps a loose ball past Greenwood in the centre, Malceski kicks long up the guts to Parker 35m out. Parker goals. (Q2 11:19)
Rampe kicks quick and low from the wing to the hotspot where McDonald is out of position to allow Jack to mark over him. Jack goals. (Q2 12:28)
Lloyd’s handball in heavy traffic after a stoppage at the North hotspot is straight to Ziebell, who rides a tackle and bounces a handball to Greenwood who goals from 25m. (Q2 14:43)
Reid gets a rather soft free for a hold by Wright off a contest at 35m on a slight angle. He misses. (Q2 16:28)
Cunningham misses a left foot snap from a stoppage 20m out in front. (Q2 19:14)
Parker drifts from the side of a pack 15m out on a slight angle and takes a huge screamer from a long Cunningham ball! He goals. (Q2 24:28)
That capped five minutes of repeat inside 50s for the Swans. North seem to have run out of ideas, Goldstein is having a shocker and the North mids aren’t working hard enough. (Q2 25:31)
Brown marks a long Gibson centre clearance kick over Grundy at 25m on a slight angle. He goals. (Q2 25:43)
Goodes gives to Franklin on the wing who baulks Thompson and hits Tippett on the chest with a pass to 35m on a slight angle, just before the HT siren. Tippett goals. (Q2 30:28)
Q1 was about clearances, Q2 was about repeat inside 50s. North had better pull out a second half for the ages, because they are getting flogged all over the park. (Half Time)
Jetta kicks very high from the HFF to the hotspot, Franklin and Tippett both throw their opponents to ground, Franklin wins the raffle to mark and goal. (Q3 1:18)
Petrie is front and centre for a Black contest at the top of the square but under an immediate tackle his grubber is well wide. (Q3 2:37)
Franklin picks up the crumb from a McVeigh-pressured McDonald handball on the HFF and centres to McGlynn at 45m on a slight angle. McGlynn goals. (Q3 4:31)
Franklin catches Thompson HTB on the HFF, then passes to McVeigh at 30m wide on the flank. McVeigh misses. (Q3 6:48)
Cunningham’s chase forces a running snap by Wells on the HBF to go OOTF. The home Swans crowd gives Wells a healthy Bronxie. (Q3 8:03)
Rohan gathers a Cunnington ball at the top of the defensive goalsquare then weaves up the guts with three bounces, his long ball is rushed by Grima from the hotspot. (Q3 12:49)
Another Swans rebound up the corridor with not much opposition, Goodes passes to Tippett at 40m on the slide. Tippett hits the post. (Q3 13:33)
Turner shrugs a McGlynn tackle on the wing and passes to Petrie at 40m on the flank. Petrie goals. (Q3 14:48)
Atley bursts away from the centre bounce ahead of Lloyd and passes to Harvey at much the same spot as Petrie’s attempt. Boomer repeats the dose with a goal. (Q3 16:18)
Jack’s centre clearance is marked by Franklin near the point of the centre square, Buddy turns and goes long to the square where Tippett marks over Grima and goals. (Q3 17:37)
Grima passes very short to Thomas at 45m on the flank. LT shanks it, but Pyke then kicks it OOTF from the pocket. Bastinac takes the set shot and misses. (Q3 21:04)
Franklin marks a lovely long McGlynn ball over the hapless Thompson 20m out in front for yet another goal to the million dollar men. (Q3 22:04)
Parker is pinged for tapping in ruck over the behind line. Harvey takes the free, but misses. (Q3 24:34)
Hannebery gives to Kennedy at a stoppage at 35m on the flank, his right foot snap is wide. (Q3 26:04)
Franklin marks a Goodes ball in front of Firrito at 50m on the flank. He misses. (Q3 27:24)
Tippett marks unopposed in the middle of three hapless Roos at 40m on the boundary, Grima playing in front but misjudged the flight. The 3QT siren sounds, he misses. (Q3 29:34)
Thomas gives to Atley who kicks off Q4 junk time with a snap goal from 40m on the flank. (Q4 0:45)
Cunnington’s short kick from the BP is intercepted by Parker in front of Wright at 35m wide on the flank. He misses. (Q4 2:56)
Rampe runs out of defence up the guts and kicks long to Franklin who easily wins yet another one on one with Thompson. Buddy goals from 40m on a slight angle. (Q4 4:11)
Petrie marks in front of McVeigh in the square and goals, to desultory reaction from the Sydney crowd. (Q4 7:26)
Franklin marks a long Kennedy kick over the Roo zone at 20m on a slight angle. He goals despite shanking it. (Q4 10:11)
Parker marks 45m out near the boundary in a big pack, then slots the set shot like the All-Australian-quality player he is. (Q4 12:56)
McGlynn passes to Goodes at 30m on the flank on the end of another sweeping Swan move through midfield. Goodes goals. (Q4 14:42)
Wright is pinged for HTB under a Kennedy tackle after they both fell on the ball 25m out on the flank. JPK misses. (Q4 17:42)
Gibson kicks high from a stoppage on the HFF to the top of the square, Petrie is in front and gets a free for high contact by Grundy. He goals, to near absolute disinterest. (Q4 19:42)
Wells marks a Ziebell ball 35m out on a slight angle, and misses. (Q4 21:12)
Petrie misses a snap from the pocket. (Q4 21:42)
Goodes runs down members wing and kicks long to Franklin who is held by Firrito to concede a free. Franklin goes back to Goodes at 25m on a slight angle, whose set shot is touched. (Q4 24:05)
Tippett marks yet again in the goalsquare for a goal, muscling Wright off the fall in another display of superior strength against the undersized North defenders. (Q4 24:42)
Lloyd gets back to rush a pressured Petrie snap from 55m on a slight angle. (Q4 29:20)
Bird marks 35m out in front and goals after the siren. (Q4 29:56)

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