Blog log from R7 of 2015: Essendon vs North Melbourne

Tarrant receives the free kick in a dubious decision against Langford, and then receives a 50 metre penalty. In turn Robbie bullets the pass into Waite. From 45 on the flank… (Q1 6:11)
Jarrad hits the post! (Q1 6:40)
The Bombers sweep it down the other end and Watson assists Colyer, opening up the play with a good hip and shoulder. Travis runs through to 35 and nails it! (Q1 7:44)
McKernan takes the contested grab opposed to Tarrant, before turning quick and slamming a pass to the leading Watson. From 40 on the flank, Jobe works it home! (Q1 10:20)
Heppell receives it out of congestion from Colyer. Dyson turns at pace and bounces through a snap shot from 35 on the slight, with it just avoiding the group in the goal square! (Q1 13:10)
Petrie takes a strong grab ahead of Hooker. From 55 out, directly in front, Drew sneaks it through for the Roos first major of the night! (Q1 13:53)
Thomas works it wide with a drilling delivery and Waite marks on the lead ahead of Hurley. 30 out on the flank, Jarrad has his second poster of the night! (Q1 15:53)
Cunnington takes it straight out of the stoppage, 20 metres out, directly in front of goal. Whilst tackled, Ben works it on the boot, but can only knock it into the left hand side. (Q1 17:26)
Long bomb in and Higgins marks it ahead of Atley and in front of Hibberd. 45 out on the flank, he misses to the near side. (Q1 20:08)
Higgins takes a massive grab over Hooker, with that sure to be on the highlights reel. From a step inside 50 on the slight angle, he misses to the right hand side. (Q1 21:46)
Stanton, Melkshaw and the ball ends up in the hands of Colyer after he took a gutsy mark running back with the flight. From deep in the pocket, Travis nails his second! (Q1 23:20)
Cunnington sweeps it wide by hand to Thomas, who centres to the hard running Gibson. Petrie held off Hooker and allowed Sam to mark unopposed. 35 directly in front, he goals! (Q1 24:37)
The ball works out the back of the ruck contest to Zach Merrett, who whacks it on the boot early and Watson takes the simple lead up mark. 25 out on the slight, Jobe goals! (Q1 26:47)
Ziebell provides a brilliant intercept off the Hooker kick. Jack continues at speed and finds Petrie unopposed at point blank range. Drew grabs the pill and slams it home! (Q2 3:47)
Colyer wins the clearance and goes long to the hot spot. Daniher attacks the footy at the first bounce and his quick snap shot misses to the left hand side from 30. (Q2 4:32)
Ashby gives away the free kick for a high tackle on Nahas. He flicks it off to Ziebell, but Jack misses to the near side from 50 on the flank. (Q2 8:16)
Ashby gives away another free kick for a dubious decision, apparently a high tackle on Ziebell. From 40 on the flank, Jack misses to the left hand side. (Q2 11:47)
Waite snaps it to the goal square and Petrie slid to take the grab but in the end, all he could manage was a spoil on Jarrad’s kick. (Q2 13:18)
Harvey slams it home to give North their first lead of the night! The Bombers are irate after McKernan should’ve been paid a mark, The Roos swung it the other way and finished! (Q2 14:48)
Nahas goes long to the Waite/Hurley matchup and Baguley flies through from the side and gives away the free for high contact. 25 out on the slight, Jarrad goals! (Q2 18:11)
Zach Merrett goes long to the hot spot and Brown spoils Goldstein, allowing Heppell to grab the crumbs, but his pressured dribbler misses from 20. (Q2 20:48)
The long bomb in and Thomas gets out the back of the contest, as the spoil sits perfectly for him. Lindsay runs through to point blank and nabs another for the Roos! (Q2 22:18)
Higgins grabs the ball, side steps a couple of attempted tackles and centres to the unattended Ziebell. 35 out on the slight, Jack has his first of the quarter! (Q2 23:59)
McDonald gives an errant handball directly to Goddard, who then receives a high whack from Jacobs. 35 out on the slight angle, Brendon trots in and goals! (Q2 28:34)
Watson gets the quick clearance out of the centre square and off hands Ambrose gets front and centre to soccer home from 15 out! (Q3 0:45)
Gleeson goes long to the Daniher/Thompson contest and Scott gives away the free kick for holding the arm. Directly in front from the top of the square, Joe goals! (Q3 5:35)
Gleeson takes the handball receive, runs to 60 out and goes for home, but he misses to the left hand side after the bounce does Martin no favours. (Q3 7:47)
Ambrose flicks it wide out of congestion to the eagerly awaiting Goddard, but his shot misses to the near side from 35 on the sharp angle. (Q3 9:38)
Petrie leads up the pill and takes the strong mark. Drew quickly turned, analysed the options and found the unopposed Nahas. From 35 on the slight, he misses. (Q3 11:21)
Howlett flicks it off quickly to Zach Merrett, who misses his flying shot at goal from 30 on the slight. Big let off for North there. (Q3 16:06)
Ziebell whacks it out of congestion, but the ball goes straight to Heppell who sat a kick off the play. From 50 on the slight, Dyson hits the post from the set shot. (Q3 18:06)
Baguley gives the free away for high contact in the tackle on Thomas. From 40 on the slight angle, Lindsay misses to the left hand side. (Q3 19:51)
Goldstein goes long to the hot spot and Thomas takes the strong lead up grab. From 35 on the slight, he nails his second shot in a minute! (Q3 21:37)
Bastinac finds Cunnington out the back of his contest with Watson, after getting a step on the Dons captain. 35 on the flank, Ben has the Roos second in a minute! (Q3 23:09)
Dempsey grabs the ball on the half back flank and gallops to the forward 50 arc. He sets sail for home, but just pulls his kick to the right hand side. (Q3 25:09)
DANIHER! The ball gets pumped into the hot spot and Joe takes a ripping grab over a 5-strong pack. 30 out on the slight, he misses. (Q3 27:22)
Melksham gives away the 50 metre penalty for running to close to the man on the mark. Hansen is the recipient, missing to the right hand side from a step outside 50. (Q3 28:46)
Tarrant goes long and THOMAS takes a scremer over the top of Hurley! 45 out on the flank, the siren sounds as he trots in, but Lindsay pulls it poorly for a minor. (Q3 30:37)
Long bomb in and Bellchambers takes a towering mark over the top of Hansen. 40 out on the flank, Tom kicks truly from the set shot! (Q4 0:49)
Nahas kicks a fantastic crumbing goal. Goldstein taps the ball forward of the stoppage and Nahas soccers it home from the top of the square! (Q4 5:34)
Melksham gives away a free kick for a high tackle on the ducking Thomas, and the umpire here alls about it. From 35 on the slight, Lindsay’s yips appear to be back! (Q4 8:05)
Petrie goes to Gibson who receives the free kick for illegal contact in the marking contest opposed to Hooker. From 35 on the slight, Sam misses to the right. (Q4 9:21)
Petrie goes long to Waite, Nahas grabs it off hands and snaps it to the goal face. Jarrad works back and manages to soccer truly ahead of the desperate Hurley from point blank! (Q4 12:00)
Melksham gets the quick reply for the Bombers, as he nails a massive outside 50 goal. The Bombers are still in this! (Q4 13:15)
Tarrant gets tackled in possession and the kick only goes as far as Goddard. Deep in the pocket, Brendon flicks it out to the unopposed Ambrose. Patrick pulls the snap truly! (Q4 17:35)
Gibson finds Waite on the hard lead and Jarrad finds Higgins with a short dab pass. Shaun will kick from 50 out on the flank… He trots in and the ex-Dog slams it home! (Q4 24:43)
Ziebell receives out of the clearance and he launches to the goal face from the centre square. It bounces home! The game is North’s to lose now! (Q4 26:01)
Goddard goes long to Watson who taps it to the speeding Jackson Merrett. The touch works a charm, allowing Jackson to run in and goal from 25! (Q4 28:03)

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