Blog log from R19 of 2015: Melbourne vs North Melbourne

Howe and McDonald fly for the mark and spoil one another, enabling rover Thomas to come in and grab the scraps. Lindsay runs on and goals from point blank! (Q1 3:18)
The Dees turn it over coming out of defence, and allow Brown to go for goal from 45, boundary side. His bouncing shot misses to the near side. (Q1 5:09)
Watts, taking the kick out hits it straight to the man on the mark in Nahas. Who kicks the goal and lets Jack know all about it! (Q1 6:01)
Lumumba goes long to the Dawes/Tarrant contest and Robbie gives the free away for front on contact, taking Chris out of the play. From deep in the pocket, Chris goals! (Q1 10:02)
Jacobs takes it out of the middle from the resulting centre bounce and hits up Brown on the lead ahead of Dunn. From 55 on the slight angle, it wobbles straight through the middle! (Q1 12:17)
Petrie marks out on the lead ahead of Dunn. The veteran lines up the set shot from 45 on a similar angle, but he misses to the near side. (Q1 13:06)
Dal Santo takes it out of the congestion and goes for home within a blink of an eye, boundary side from 45. The ex-Saint just pulls it to the near side. (Q1 14:15)
ZIebell, Dal Santo, Thomas and then Harvey from the wing to 35 out. Brent runs through and hammers it home with little angle to speak of, finishing the quality play! (Q1 16:53)
Petrie lands another, this time from beyond the arc! Waite darted in the pass to Petrie, who marks out on the lead ahead of Dunn. No issue with the finish! (Q1 19:37)
Thomas grabs the crumbs off the 6 strong pack, without having to break stride. He continues on but the bouncing snap shot hits the post from 25. (Q1 20:20)
Hogan marks out ahead of the undersized McDonald, and then Luke gives away a 50 metre penalty for encroaching over the mark. From 35, directly in front, Jesse goals! (Q1 24:03)
Garner chips it in short to the hot spot and Jacobs marks out ahead of Jones running back with the flight. From 25 out, Ben slots the simple major! (Q1 27:30)
Brown flicks it off on the bounce to Harvey who bounds away from the half back flank to the half forward flank and finds Thomas on the chest. Lindsay goals from 50! (Q1 29:38)
Grimes whacks in a pass to the leading Dawes who marks the ex-captains pass with ease ahead of Tarrant. From 30, on the sharp angle, the ex-Magpie nabs his second! (Q2 1:08)
Robbie Tarrant throws Chris Dawes out of the marking contest and he receives the free kick. He lines up from 30 on the slight angle, and has his third! (Q2 3:52)
Miche goes with the up and under to the Dawes/Tarrant matchup and Chris once again receives the free kick for being held. From 40 on the flank, he misses to the far side. (Q2 5:34)
Garner flicks it over the top to the speeding Harvey, with Cross trailing but simply unable to match Brent’s speed. He runs through to 45 and sends home another! (Q2 8:19)
Thomas chips it into Waite who apparently marks just inside the boundary ahead of Grimes, although it appeared to be a rather questionable decision. He slots it from 25! (Q2 11:19)
Hogan marks out ahead of Thompson in the one on one contest after the Dees went forward through a long bomb effort. Jesse trots in, 25 out and makes no mistake! (Q2 13:19)
Harmes towels up Nahas with a ripper of a tackle and the holding the ball decision is duly paid. From 45, boundary side, James misses to the near side. (Q2 16:26)
The Dees go long with Dunn and Wright blocks Garlett out of the marking contest and the free is paid. From deep in the pocket, Jeff misses to the near side. (Q2 19:35)
Lumumba receives at the half back flank and bounds away, before finding Dawes on the lead with a well weighted effort. From a step inside 50 on the flank, he misses. (Q2 24:11)
This time Hogan receives a free kick for very early contact in the marking contest against Thompson, and then goes over the top to an unopposed Watts. Jack goals! (Q2 26:54)
Garlett hooks it around his shoulder to the top of the square where Hogan takes the strong contested mark opposed to the undersized Atley. He slots it from close range! (Q3 3:10)
Garlett works it off the pack and in a blink of an eye has snapped truly across his shoulder from deep in the pocket to make it just a 7 point margin! (Q3 5:25)
Garlett’s dropped mark in the attacking 50 hurts the Dees, as the ball is swung down the other end of the ground. Petrie marks ahead of McDonald and flicks it off to Thomas. Goal! (Q3 6:40)
Higgins goes long and out the back to Waite, and the ex-Blue takes the mark opposed to McDonald. From 40 on the flank, he misses to the far side. (Q3 8:51)
Goldstein takes it out of the ruck and genuinely speeds away from the contest. He avoids the countless options through the middle and goes for goal from 25, but he misses. (Q3 11:10)
Michie finds Brayshaw out the back of his contest with Ziebell. He takes the mark and doesn’t break stride. Jack can’t catch him, and Angus goals from 20! (Q3 13:21)
Hogan gets to the bounce and handballs it off to a speeding Viney. Jack settles on the kick and sends it home off the left peg from 30! (Q3 15:21)
Tyson extracts it out of the pack via the Gawn hit out, straight to Dawes. Chris went for home, but he missed to the left hand side from 40 out. (Q3 20:09)
Harvey to Garner who deliberates and in turn finds Waite on the lead ahead of Howe. From 35 on the flank, Jarrad slots the major! (Q3 22:42)
Nathan Jones, having a quiet day, receives the free kick against Jacobs for high contact in the contest. He lines up from 50 on the flank, and slams it home! (Q3 27:07)
Dal Santo goes long from the resultant stoppage. It falls to the back of the pack and Harvey soccers goalward, but hits the post. (Q3 28:24)
Brown receives the free kick for illegal contact in the marking contest opposed to Brown. From 50 out, boundary side, it appears Ben has got it home but a review is called for. (Q3 29:07)
A behind has been called, as on reply vision it did appear to be touched on the line by Gawn. (Q3 29:23)
Brown once again receives the free kick for illegal contact opposed to Dunn, once more in the marking contest. Ben lines up and on the siren he slots the major! (Q3 30:23)
Neal-Bullen goes to the Hogan/Thompson matchup and Jesse marks out on the lead. From 30 on the flank, Jesse misses to the near side. (Q4 0:38)
Waite kicks a massive major from in excess of 55 metres out on the half forward flank!. Jarrad marked out on the lead ahead of Viney, and clearly made no mistake! (Q4 2:13)
Alex Neal-Bullen, the Dees sub, kicks an incredible major for the quick reply! He roves it off the pack, and from 45 out on the sharp angle, Alex bounces it home with the snap! (Q4 4:01)
Michie runs onto it and has a number of options but sets sail for home instead, missing to the left hand side from the 40 metre snap effort. (Q4 8:16)
Harvey to Higgins, via hand as the Roos push forward once more. Shaun bounds into the forward 50 and threads the major off the trustworthy right peg! (Q4 10:03)
Dawes whacks it into the Hogan/Thompson matchup and Jesse is the one with the brute strength to hold his feet, unlike Scott, and duly makes it a simple kick from point blank! (Q4 10:43)
Higgins takes it out of the forward stoppage and finds the livewire in Thomas by hand. Lindsay steps Lumumba and had no troubles with the hooked effort from 30! (Q4 13:14)
Cunnington wins the clearance and hits the leading Ziebell from the resulting centre clearance. Jack launches at goal from 55 on the slight angle, but he misses. (Q4 13:46)
Harvey receives out of the forward stoppage, with Cross trailing once more. Brent goes for home from 40 on the flank, but just misses to the near side. (Q4 15:28)
Nahas spots up Thomas with a central kick to the hot spot, Cross was too far away from Lindsay to make an effect on his direct opponent. From 40 on the slight, he slots it! (Q4 17:44)
Higgins reads it off the pack, and even with Grimes trailing him closely, Shaun made no mistake with his snapped effort from deep in the pocket! (Q4 23:08)
Gawn takes the strong mark after a strong running effort to press into the forward 50 and take advantage of Watts distribution. From 50 on the slight, he goals! (Q4 27:15)
Nahas reads it off the pack, sitting front and square of the contest between Cross and Waite. Robin leads Lumumba to the ball and soccers it home from 15! (Q4 29:45)

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