Blog log from R4 of 2015: Geelong vs North Melbourne

Wright kicks long to the pocket, Brown can’t mark but he butters up and snaps around the corner from 20m… narrow. (Q1 3:18)
Nahas gives to Higgins who snaps OOTF from the hotspot, perceived pressure made him hurry his shot. (Q1 7:14)
Hawkins marks on the wing and gets a huge round of applause from the home crowd, then sends a long ball to 40m on the flank where Clark marks and goals. (Q1 9:41)
Bews picks up a loose ball in midfield and runs through traffic in the centre square, then sends a nice ball over heads to Caddy at 40m in the corridor. Caddy goals. (Q1 12:57)
Duncan marks over Gibson, drifting from the side Royce Hart style, at 40m on a slight angle. Duncan goals to bolster the Geelong jump. (Q1 15:30)
Cockatoo marks in front of Atley at 45m on a slight angle, but kicks OOTF. (Q1 18:02)
Cockatoo spoils Firrito trying to mark a kick across halfback to CHB, eventually Motlop snaps from 20m but after a video review it is agreed it was touched off the boot by Wright. (Q1 20:28)
Clark has a chance for a snap from the HFF to an empty square, that’s his second major for the quarter, Cats are on FIYAH! (Q1 22:15)
That was Buddyesque by Clark, turning slowly and snapping from 55m. (Q1 23:17)
Goldstein gathers a bouncing ball from Waite at 25m on the flank, steadies and snaps off a step… slams into the goalpost. (Q1 24:41)
Waite gives outside a pack at the hotspot to Nahas who has no one on him and can steady to kick the first Roo goal. (Q1 25:25)
That goal came from a Blicavs clanger by foot. (Q1 25:43)
Lang passes to Walker on the boundary 25m out. Walker tries a centring ball, Tarrant marks in relief. (Q1 28:28)
Taylor contests 20m out on the flank, the ball flips over the back and Clark tries a soccer volley… narrow. (Q1 29:14)
Hawkins marks a long Taylor ball to near the top of the square. The Tomahawk misses from 15m on the flank, the crowd goes aww. (Q2 1:08)
The Roos rebound from the last line down members wing, Rivers spoils the inside 50 but Waiter roves and snaps truly. (Q2 2:33)
Bastinac sails through a long snap from a slight angle to deliver scoreboard reward for evening things up through midfield. (Q2 8:53)
Higgins beats Murdoch in a ground battle at CHF and goes long to the square, but Brown can’t mark and it’s rushed. (Q2 10:23)
Thomas marks at half forward, baulks a man and sends a low ball to 35m on a slight angle where Firrito is zoning up from defence to mark. Banana hits the post. (Q2 15:41)
Higgins runs up the guts on a fast break from CHB and passes to Waite at 35m on a slight angle. Waite does a Kennedy stutter as he runs in, and kicks straight like Kennedy. (Q2 21:55)
Petrie claims Motlop HTB at 45m on a slight angle, with Motlop bouncing off one tackle into another. The Dish goals, Roos hit the lead! (Q2 25:01)
Swallow gives to Higgins who has Petrie behind his man running back to the square, he launches from the HFF but over Petrie’s head and wide for a behind. (Q3 2:47)
Brown marks just inside CHF, looks for an option but can’t find one and has to go back for the set shot. He roosts it right over the goal umpire’s peaked cap! (Q3 4:37)
The Cats rebound from CHB through the corridor as they love to do, Motlop passes to the lead of Hawkins at 45m. The Tomahawk goals, the crowd reacts! (Q3 9:30)
Cockatoo marks a Lang ball to the hotspot in the middle of a bunch of Roos. He misses. (Q3 11:15)
Waite puts his boot in the back of Rivers to take a speccy at 30m on a slight angle, and boot his third goal of the afternoon. (Q3 18:05)
Horlin-Smith marks a Guthrie ball in the pocket 20m out and kicks the instant replying goal. (Q3 19:36)
Hawkins marks a Motlop ball at 40m on the flank but shanks the set shot way left for a behind. (Q3 21:55)
Harvey breaks an arm tackle by Cockatoo on the wing and passes to Brown at 20m on the flank. Brown misses badly. (Q3 25:32)
Thomas marks a careful Bastinac pass to 235m on a slight angle, just before Taylor arrives. LT misses, just, as the 3QT siren sounds. (Q3 27:17)
Rivers rushes an errant set shot by Brown from 40m on the flank. (Q4 1:18)
Thompson gives to Atley on the wing, he goes on a weaving run to 50m on the flank and misses. (Q4 1:56)
Guthrie pokes a pass to Johnson who bodies Wood off the fall and marks 40m out on the flank. Stevie J goals. (Q4 2:49)
Dumont is involved twice in a very risky rebound up the guts by the Roos where he has to beat two Cats twice, but he’s good enough to give a Joe the Goose special to Brown! (Q4 9:04)
Clark rises and grabs a quick Johnson centre clearance at 40m on a slight angle. Clark sails it through for the instant reply! (Q4 10:34)
Petrie gives to Dumont at CHF, his quick snap goes through for his first senior goal! (Q4 13:15)
That goal came from a checkside from 40m! (Q4 13:45)
Kelly gets in the back of Thomas in a clumsy tackle at 45m wide on the flank, although LT had dropped the knees. Thomas misses. (Q4 15:20)
Nahas dodges to 50m on a slight angle and lets fly… the ball drops in the square, Thomas tries to shepherd, was it touched by Bews? Video review… ruled a goal! (Q4 17:15)
Bastinac gives to Goldstein in heavy traffic at the hotspot, Goldy slams through another one! That makes it very tough for Geelong with eight minutes left. (Q4 19:21)
Nahas gathers a loose ball on the HFF, jinks away from his man and snaps off the left boot from 40m… straight through, that’s the sealer! (Q4 20:35)
Hawkins flies over a big pack on the behind line and juggles a long Murdoch ball. He plays on and kicks it across the face, no score. (Q4 25:21)
Johnson converts a set shot but with 1:44 left at the next centre bounce, it’s junk time. (Q4 30:01)

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