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Blog log from R11 of 2015: North Melbourne vs Sydney

Blog log for North Melbourne vs Sydney, R11 of 2015

Jetta marks on the HFF, baulks past two Roos to get onto his right boot and lets fly from 50m… that’s the first goal. (Q1 4:28)
Shaw reaches over Nahas to spoil a ball to the top of the square but is pinged for contact over the shoulder. Nahas goals. (Q1 6:21)
Tippett runs back with the flight after the next centre bounce to mark behind Cunnington at 35m in the corridor. He goals. (Q1 7:55)
Nahas misses a flying snap from the boundary 35m out. (Q1 9:33)
Reid marks near the behind post but fluffs the relatively easy set shot from 10m. (Q1 10:25)
Richards marks in defence on the last line, Waite chops his arm as he handballs to Jetta, the ump inexplicably calls play on, Thomas volleys home! Oh dear. (Q1 12:42)
McMahon is pinged for HTB behind the wing a bit unluckily, McVeigh gets up and passes to Franklin at 40m on the flank. Buddy goals in typical style. (Q1 15:57)
Hansen flies over a pack on the wing and intercept marks, then passes to Ziebell at 40m on a slight angle. Jay-Z misses badly. (Q1 18:07)
Rohan marks on the lead at 50m on the flank, goes back for the set shot and sneaks it inside the near goalpost! (Q1 19:28)
Petrie marks at 50m on a slight angle, and misses. (Q1 20:43)
Rampe marks a Kennedy chaos ball across the face to 20m on the flank. He slams the set shot into the near goalpost. (Q1 27:06)
On the end of a sweeping Roo rebound down members wing, Waite passes to Petrie at 30m on the flank, diving in front of Richards. The Dish goals. (Q1 28:13)
Tarrant and Thompson are all over Franklin to give away a free 45m out on the flank. Buddy gets up and sails another beautiful set shot for a goal. (Q2 3:27)
Thomas drops a mark on the wing, Jetta pounces, Rohan has Tippett over the back on his own at the hotspot to waltz into an open goal. (Q2 6:37)
Rohan marks at the hotspot and continues Sydney’s push to capitalise on North’s mistakes in the middle of the ground. (Q2 14:15)
Mitchell releases Parker from a stoppage on the wing to run his full measure and launch from 55m on the flank… hits the post. (Q2 17:27)
Tippett dives in front of two Roos and marks a left foot Jack ball to the boundary 35m out. He misses. (Q2 18:08)
Goodes marks a Parker ball to the top of the square and knocks through another one. Swans in control now. (Q2 20:10)
Nahas bounces a snap from 30m on the flank into the goalpost. (Q2 21:20)
The Swans force yet more repeat inside 50s with a wall at the kick in, Franklin sails through his third goal from a snap from the HFF. (Q2 23:37)
Rampe intercept marks in the BP but his switch is anticipated by Thomas, he jumps in front of Shaw and runs into the open goal! (Q2 27:09)
Ziebell clears from the centre, Brown contests, McVeigh falls over to allow Harvey in but Boomer’s volley is wide from 15m! (Q2 28:07)
Higgins roves a Waite contest at 30m on the flank and tries a running grubber, Daicos-style… and it doesn’t work at all. (Q3 0:27)
Higgins marks a Wright ball over Hannebery at 45m in the corridor. He sends that one straight over the goal umpire’s peaked cap. (Q3 1:49)
Ziebell spoils a hospital ball to Hannebery on the wing, Higgins roves and breaks a Shaw tackle, he snaps on the run from 40m on the flank… another one! (Q3 3:00)
Cunningham runs back with the flight for a Jetta ball to the corridor 40m out and marks, even though Franklin would have taken it anyway. He goals. (Q3 6:42)
Wright kicks straight to Goodes in the BP, who plays on and shoves it up everyone with a goal and a little dance. (Q3 15:28)
Nahas runs away from a pack in the centre and launches from CHF… swings just wide of the goalpost. (Q3 16:26)
Nahas is paid a free on Shaw 40m out in the corridor, and makes no mistake with the set shot. (Q3 20:54)
That free was for HTB, Nahas fell over his back but Shaw ducked, so it was the right decision. (Q3 21:24)
Ziebell roves Brown at a stoppage at 40m on a slight angle, he snaps instinctively but it just shaves the inside of the near goalpost on the bounce. (Q3 22:52)
Cunningham roves a contest on the HFF and has Goodes streaming past into space, the dual Brownlow medallist goals from 20m. (Q3 24:20)
Harvey forces a turnover on the wing with an intercept, three Roos there, Boomer wants it back from Swallow and gets it, he shoots from 50m… it’s good! (Q3 26:54)
Kennedy just misses a long snap from the HFF. (Q3 27:13)
Parker is caught HTB trying to baulk one too many on the wing, Harvey is released for another snap on the run from 45m on the flank…. wide. (Q3 28:54)
Harvey misses again with a snap from a stoppage 25m out. (Q3 29:39)
Harvey plays for and gets a holding free, Thomas plays on and shoots from 40m in front… and misses, disappointingly. (Q4 1:02)
Goodes roves a contest on the HFF and passes short to Franklin on the lead at 40m on the flank. Buddy shanks it, no score. (Q4 4:46)
From the resultant stoppage, Hannebery roves and snaps truly off his right boot from 25m. (Q4 5:19)
Cunningham kicks blind from a stoppage deep in defence, Wright marks 45m out on a slight angle and goals. 9:05 left at the next bounce, time enough if good enough. (Q4 14:48)
Ziebell misses a snap across the body from the hotspot for a behind. (Q4 15:48)
Waite takes a screamer over Shaw from the kick in, and passes to Dumont at 50m on a slight angle. Dumont clunks it for a big goal! (Q4 16:35)
Swallow picks up a loose ball on the HBF, Goodes tackles, Swallow thinks it’s rugby and coughs up a HTB free with a brain explosion. Goodes doesn’t score. (Q4 18:48)
Waite leaps over Grundy and marks a long Higgins ball to the flank 25m out. But he sprays it horribly for a behind. (Q4 20:28)
Clock under 5:00 now. (Q4 20:28)
Goldstein marks a Mitchell inside 50 to start a rebound, but Rampe cuts it off on the wing. 2:30 now. (Q4 22:48)
Swallow passes to Higgins at 45m on the flank. He gets too close to the man on the mark, and misses badly. (Q4 24:49)
After Parker starts a rebound up the guts from the HBF, Shaw passes to Franklin 55m out in front. Buddy chooses to draw the clock down with a set shot… and goals! (Q4 25:49)

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