Blog log from W1 of 2016: St Kilda vs North Melbourne

Tarrant gets in the back of Bruce at the hotspot to concede an obvious free and the first goal. (Q1 5:44)
Correction, it was Higgins with the first goal before that. (Q1 7:05)
Coughlan gives away a free to Wood at 35m on the flank for getting in his back. Wood misses. (Q1 8:15)
Saunders goals on the run from 45m on the flank on the end of a fast break from a big pack on the wing, Acres to Dunstan in the buildup. (Q1 11:16)
Shenton roves a Billings contest in the pocket and rolls through a behind from 20m. (Q1 12:01)
Dempster prevents Garner having a snap from 40m on a slight angle but Anderson roves the spillage, his snap bounces just wide. (Q1 14:34)
Higgins intercepts a Savage rebound kick on the HFF and gives to Wood, who threads the needle with a snap from the boundary 20m out with Ross out of position. (Q1 15:46)
Higgins speeds away from a pack on the HFF after playing on to advantage, he lets fly from 45m and sails through another one for North. (Q1 18:00)
Tarrant is pinged for holding Acres 35m out on a slight angle, and again the Saint makes him pay with a goal. (Q1 19:17)
The Roos rebound from a big pack at defensive hotspot straight up the guts, Clark bombs long from 55m in front, it sits in the square for Petrie to volley home. (Q1 22:32)
Waite busts a pack with a big grab in a pack at 25m on the flank, bowling over Gilbert and Delaney. He goals. (Q1 25:41)
Savage puts his head over the footy at 50m on a slight angle and earns a free. He misses after the QT siren. (Qtr Time)
Savage earns another free for a clip over the ear by Firrito in a marking contest at the hotspot, and this time makes no mistake. (Q2 3:47)
Billings boots the first supergoal of the 2016 NAB Challenge from 55m a slight angle after marking and wheeling around on the left. (Q2 5:02)
Lee marks a Gresham centre clearance to 30m on a slight angle and goals as well. (Q2 6:17)
Petrie marks over Goddard at 35m on the flank to stop the rot with a goal. (Q2 17:18)
Thomas screws in a quality set shot for a goal from the boundary 20m out after Acres is pinged for deliberate OOB. (Q2 19:28)
Wood marks on the wing and gets a rather soft 50m penalty for interference by Coughlan. He goals from 35m on a slight angle. (Q2 23:18)
Wood has another ping after galloping down the flank, but he misses from 40m. (Q2 24:13)
Petrie kicks the first goal of Q3 from a set shot from CHF to continue the good run for the Roos. (Q3 5:01)
Waite rolls through another one for North with a banana grubbing snap from a pack 25m out on a slight angle. (Q3 6:38)
Harvey marks in the pocket and gives to Thomas who grubbers through another one from 20m under pressure. (Q3 7:42)
Anderson marks 40m out on the flank and sails through a nice looking set shot after Webster turns the ball over at halfback with a nothing kick. (Q3 14:14)
Sinclair roves a Bruce contest and gets the ball on the boot in heavy traffic at 30m on the flank, he delivers a nice snap for a rare Saint goal. (Q3 17:25)
Thomas piles on the scoring for North with a goal from a set shot near the hotspot after the Roos get another fast break from halfback. (Q3 23:25)
Wagner hits Harvey running back to the square ahead of Savage for yet another Roo major. (Q3 24:55)
Weller misses an attempt at a supergoal after the 3QT siren from the flank. (3 Qtr Time)
Bruce marks just inside CHF and sails through a quality set shot for his second goal. (Q4 2:40)
Sinclair has Shenton lurking over the back on a fast break to stroll into an open goal on his own. (Q4 9:00)
Tarrant hits Petrie on the lead just inside true CHF with a long kick from the wing. Petrie misses, just. (Q4 11:06)
Lee centres from the back pocket, but it’s intercepted by Waite for a charity goal from 15m. (Q4 12:06)
Wood is worried off a ground ball near the hotspot but it comes back to him, luckily, and he snaps truly from 20m. (Q4 14:47)
Wood marks in front of Delaney on a short lead to 30m on the flank and goals again. (Q4 16:52)
Curren snaps truly from 45m on the flank after receiving outside from Saunders. (Q4 19:11)
Thomas passes to Wood at 40m on a slight angle, who doesn’t score. (Q4 21:37)
Petrie volleys wide from a pack 15m out. (Q4 22:59)

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