Blog log from R1 of 2016: North Melbourne vs Adelaide

Dal Santo marks in the pocket 15m out and kicks the first goal of the evening. (Q1 1:30)
Thomas it was with the goal assist short pass. (Q1 1:30)
Sloane, Betts, Walker, Lynch and then the pass to Jenkins at the hotspot on a fast rebound from the last line started by Cheney. Jenkins goals. (Q1 4:10)
Wells roves in the centre and has Macmillan on the HFF, who passes to Thomas near the boundary 35m out. LT misses. (Q1 7:15)
Matt Crouch roves a stoppage at the top of the square and snaps high off the left boot, it falls over the line for a goal. (Q1 11:11)
Milera roves a McGovern contest in the pocket and gives to Betts who tries an unlikely snap from 25m… narrow. (Q1 13:13)
Sloane plays on to advantage after a holding free on the wing, he kicks from the HFF but it clears the contest near goal and clips the outside of the goalpost. (Q1 15:46)
Thomas marks 35m out near the boundary and misses the tough set shot.
The Crows go forward but as has been often the case, they have no one inside 50… Seedsman gets a handpass outside CHF and goes himself… and slams it home from 55m! (Q1 25:31)
Waite flies over Talia and clunks a long Wells ball down the flank to 25m. He steers through his first goal of the evening’s proceedings. (Q1 27:32)
Wright is tackled and stripped of the ball outside the hotspot, Betts pounces and snaps, the siren sounds with the ball in flight… bounces into the goalpost. (Q1 28:47)
Waite hoofs through his second major from a set shot at the hotspot after a 50m penalty for encroachment by Thompson of the Crows. (Q2 1:25)
Crouch receives from Crouch behind a stoppage at the hotspot and goes quickly to the square… Walker draws a free on Tarrant for high contact, but shanks it horribly! (Q2 2:40)
McDonald gets pinged for a sling tackle at a stoppage on the boundary 20m out, Lynch gets up and screws through a goal. (Q2 7:56)
Long ball to the hotspot clears the pack and rolls behind where Jenkins is on his own to gather and goal from the square. Firrito at fault there. (Q2 9:21)
Thomas bombs long to Petrie and Talia one out at the hotspot, Talia spoils but goes to ground, Petrie mops up and goals with relative ease. (Q2 11:10)
Atley spoils a long, quick ball to the hotspot, the crumb falls behind for Mackay to gather and goal! It’s a shoot out. (Q2 12:22)
Petrie has the sit and marks a Macmillan ball over Thompson at 30m on the flank. He misses. (Q2 17:42)
Jacobs marks a van Berlo ball with ease in front of the outmatched Firrito at 30m on a slight angle. He kicks truly, just inside the far goalpost. (Q2 20:15)
Waite roves a Brown contest at half forward from a Dal Santo centre clearance, and snaps a nice goal off a step from 40m in front. (Q2 21:22)
Jenkins snaps a sensational goal from near the hotspot after beating Wright and then Tarrant to a ground ball. (Q2 23:26)
Gibson hits Ben Brown just outside the hotspot on a fast break after a slightly lucky Wells free on the HBF. Brown makes no mistake. (Q2 27:23)
Walker marks at CHF and sails through a trademark massive roost for his first goal. (Q2 29:28)
Waite marks on the lead at 40m wide on the flank, but misses. (Q2 31:20)
Walker is somehow on his own at the top of the square to receive a toepoke from Jenkins after a contest 30m out on the flank and kick an easy goal. (Q3 2:48)
Wells catches Thompson HTB after the next centre bounce and passes to Higgins at 40m on the flank. Higgins kicks truly. (Q3 3:19)
Before the next centre bounce, Thomas gets a free 45m out in front against Laird for a hold. LT takes the charity goal. (Q3 4:32)
Correction, that last FA was against Lever. (Q3 5:48)
Douglas goes long to the square, Jenkins draws a free on the hapless Firrito for the easy goal. (Q3 7:03)
Thompson of the Crows misses a very quick snap from a stoppage near the top of the square, roving Sloane going third man up. (Q3 9:45)
Ben Brown marks on the wing, Laird holds him late and gives away an obvious 50m penalty. Brown shoots from near the hotspot, and makes no mistake. (Q3 10:19)
Laird goes long from outside CHF to the top of the square, Jenkins wrestles with Firrito and marks on his chest, even though the Roos complain Firrito touched it. Goal #5. (Q3 13:23)
Gibson mows down a dithering McGovern on the HFF, the long ball to the pocket is roved by Ziebell who handballs to the square for Harvey to volley home! (Q3 18:18)
Milera fumbles a loose ball at the hotspot but Wright comes in very hard and catches him across the moosh to give away an obvious free. Milera gets up and hits the post. (Q3 20:49)
Harvey gets a handball outside a stoppage on the HFF, scoots around the boundary to 40m and wows the home crowd with a trademark quality finish! (Q3 23:24)
Harvey is released over the back by Waite after roving a Petrie contest at CHF to snap another one, his third, from 25m on a slight angle! (Q3 24:59)
Sloane roves a Jenkins contest on the flank 25m and gives outside to Douglas, who snaps quickly across the body just inside the far goalpost. (Q3 27:36)
Garner marks a centre clearance kick by Cunnington in front of Laird at 30m on a slight angle. He goals. (Q3 29:00)
Tarrant marks on he boundary 20m out and hits the near goalpost. (Q3 33:00)
Cunnington roves an errant Laird handball that comes off the hands of Cheney, but his quick snap from 20m on the flank is narrow. (Q4 1:39)
Thomas roves a Waite contest at the hotspot and gives to Goldstein who snaps across the body on the left… bounces straight through! (Q4 2:58)
Dal Santo picks up a bouncing handball by Garner and snaps quickly from 40m on a slight angle… across the face. (Q4 5:00)
Betts hits the crumb from a pack near the hotspot at full speed but hits the snap fat and it floats well wide. (Q4 5:29)
Betts marks near the boundary 35m out and delivers a beautiful set shot for his first goal. Isn’t that always the way? (Q4 7:25)
Walker marks just inside 50m on the flank, and of course goes back for the set shot… Tex pushes it wide. (Q4 8:42)
Wells taps a loose ball to McDonald who has time only for a one-step shot from 40m on a slight angle… just wide. (Q4 11:58)
Petrie juggles a mark at 45m on a slight angle, the goal umpire doesn’t move as he puts the Roos in front by six points. (Q4 13:48)
Walker marks at true CHF, just about his favourite spot for a set shot, but he shanks it horribly for no score! (Q4 15:05)
Smith smothers Waite on the HFF, butters up and goes long to near the behind post where McGovern flies and marks 15m out. He misses. (Q4 16:30)
Lynch gets a free near the boundary 40m out after winning a free by tackling McDonald, but he doesn’t score. (Q4 19:48)
Garner chases a Waite ball to space and soccers through a goal from 15m to kicks the Roos clear by a goal. (Q4 22:57)
McGovern misses a snap after a bad Tarrant clanger deep in defence. (Q4 23:31)
The Roos lock it up in midfield to wind the clock down. (Q4 27:21)
McGovern misses another mid-range snap with a second left on the clock. (Q4 27:21)

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