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Blog log from R15 of 2015: North Melbourne vs Geelong

Blog log for North Melbourne vs Geelong, R15 of 2015

Goldstein gets a ruck free on Blicavs 45m out in front, but he misses. (Q1 3:31)
Correction, the FA was on Simpson. (Q1 4:02)
Waite gets involved in a rebound on members wing and then runs through CHF to the opposite flank 35m out to receive a Gibson pass. But he misses. (Q1 6:32)
Atley beats Thurlow to a ground ball in the centre near CHF, baulks and speeds to 40m and slots the first goal. (Q1 8:02)
Johnson sharks a Mullett handball in the FP and shoots from 20m… across the face but marked by Walker in the opposite pocket. Walker misses. (Q1 9:47)
Guthrie feeds a ball from heavy congestion near CHF outside to Mackie who lets fly to an empty square… sails through untouched! (Q1 11:47)
Petrie is running free behind the Cat zone on a fast break from the HBF by the Roos, Ziebell hits him in stride and he is able to run into the open goal. (Q1 14:57)
Murdoch converts a long set shot from just beside CHF. (Q1 17:00)
Stokes baulks clear at CHF and sails through another quality finish from long range by the Cats. (Q1 19:01)
Higgins receives from Swallow after a free at a stoppage on the flank, he lets fly from 50m and it sails straight through. (Q1 26:28)
Motlop misses a set shot from 30m wide on the flank. (Q1 29:52)
Swallow kicks the first goal of Q2 from a stoppage in the pocket. (Q2 2:34)
Gregson gives to Lang who misses from near the hotspot. (Q2 3:31)
Hawkins marks a Bartel ball in front of Tarrant at 40m on the flank, a rather weak contest to a high ball by the Roo. Hawkins misses. (Q2 7:30)
Gibson plays on to advantage from a Waite free on the HFF and almost gets in to trouble, but eventually sets up Higgins to run into the open goal. (Q2 9:49)
Dal Santo goes long to Petrie, Cunnington is down to crumb against Bews and pushes him off the fall, then snaps truly off the right boot. (Q2 10:50)
Stokes gives a hospital handball from his knees 20m from the North goal to Murdoch who is monstered by Atley, the spillage goes to Garner who goals! (Q2 16:16)
Wright gives away a rather soft holding free against Johnson 20m out for a charity goal for the old bloke. (Q2 17:48)
Garner marks a high centre clearance kick in front of Thurlow at 45m on the flank. He misses. (Q2 19:43)
Waite leads up the guts and marks a Bastinac pass 45m out, nothing Lonergan could do there. But Waite sprays it OOTF. (Q2 21:05)
Again Petrie is behind Taylor on a fast break by North, Higgins drives long to the square where Petrie marks and plays on into the open goal! (Q2 24:46)
Goldstein passes to Petrie 30m out on a slight angle in between three Cats, Petrie is the only one who attacks the ball, he marks and goals! (Q2 28:44)
Garner snaps a goal from a stoppage in the pocket just before the HT siren, roving to Simpson’s tap and under a heavy tackle 25m out. (Q2 32:47)
The Cats dominate the first centre clearance of Q3 and use a chain of handballs to get to half forward, ending with Murdoch who lets fly from 55m on a slight angle… bounce goal! (Q3 0:22)
Firrito goes long up the guts to Petrie, Rivers spoils but straight to Turner zooming past, he checksides on the run from the hotspot for the instant replying goal! (Q3 1:58)
Atley turns the ball over on the HBF kicking to the centre, Bartel starts the counter, Caddy passes to Lang in the pocket who centres back to Caddy 25m out. Caddy sprays it. (Q3 4:04)
Guthrie marks a Hawkins pass at 40m on the flank and shoots across the face. (Q3 8:50)
Simpson taps to Mackie who snaps off a step from the boundary 25m out, goal ump Roffey says Tarrant marked it on the line but it’s a video review… ump’s call, behind. (Q3 10:47)
Selwood gets a free on his tagger Jacobs at a ball up 40m out on a slight angle. He steers through the goal. (Q3 13:12)
Atley speeds up the guts and goes long to Goldstein, who dives and marks in front of Rivers 25m out on a slight angle. Goldie goals. (Q3 16:34)
Harvey bounces through midfield, baulks Bartel and passes to Higgins 45m out in front. Higgins misses. (Q3 18:22)
Dal Santo strips Guthrie in a tackle on the wing, Petrie roves and goes long to Turner near the hotspot, who misses. (Q3 19:50)
Correction, Garner not Turner. (Q3 19:50)
Thurlow passes to Kelly in front of Atley at 25m on the flank. Pops misses way left. (Q3 20:05)
Walker threads the needle from a set shot from the boundary 40m out, to finally get the Cats some reward for much better midfield play in Q3. (Q3 24:50)
Waite marks in the goalsquare and goals, after yet another fast break by North where the Cat defenders have let a man get over the back behind the zone. (Q3 28:48)
Goldstein passes to Higgins on the lead at 40m near the boundary, less than the minute before the 3QT siren. Higgins slots the difficult set shot. (Q3 31:04)
Macmillan gives to Garner who has time to measure a snap off a step from 25m on the flank… just wide. (Q4 1:15)
Bartel kicks a high, hopeful ball to a pack at the hotspot but Walker makes it look good with a clunked mark in front of Thompson. He goals. (Q4 3:50)
Atley marks at halfback and takes off up the guts, his long ball to Brown squirts out to Petrie who does the rest from 30m. (Q4 5:23)
Correction, it was Wright not Atley. (Q4 5:23)
Enright passes to Mackie at 40m on a slight angle, who makes no mistake. (Q4 7:19)
Crowd reaction to this goal-to-goal stuff in Q4 is rather muted, as they seem to have concluded that it’s junk time already. (Q4 7:40)
Blicavs runs from the next centre bounce and goes long to Hawkins, who muscles Tarrant off the fall and marks 20m out in front for a goal. (Q4 8:32)
Zibell wrestles with Mackie in the square as a long Gibson ball from outside CHF sails in, it bounces past them and through! (Q4 11:21)
Lonergan is pinged for interference on Waite in a marking contest on the behind line. Waite hits the post. (Q4 11:51)
Dal Santo chips in front of Mackie to mark a Thurlow kick in 30m out on a slight angle. He misses. (Q4 12:46)
Harvey roves a Waite contest at the hotspot, snaps off balance and misses. (Q4 13:07)
Swallow roves a stoppage and snaps across his body off a step from 40m on a slight angle… it bounces through! (Q4 14:06)
Blicavs misses a set shot from 50m on a slight angle. (Q4 18:18)
Macmillan roosts another long goal from near CHF, it is definitely garbage time by now. (Q4 20:59)
Gregson misses a snap from 40m on the flank. (Q4 24:34)
Johnson rolls through a goal from 40m in front, and even he can’t muster any excitement at all for it. Old man Stevie trudges back to position, disconsolate. (Q4 26:22)

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