Blog log from R3 of 2016: North Melbourne vs Melbourne

McDonald intercepts Matt Jones on the HBF and gives to Gibson on the boundary 40m out, he manages to thread a very tight snap using the wind to perfection! (Q1 4:03)
A clash off the ball between Kent and Ziebell results in a downfield free to Harvey at CHF, he uses the breeze as well to roost his first goal! (Q1 5:43)
Ziebell boots his first goal for the afternoon from 60m in front after a give from Ziebell, another indication of how the wind is affecting this game already! (Q1 9:58)
Goldstein marks a long Waite ball from the wing in front of a pack at the hotspot running on from the centre bounce. He makes no mistake. (Q1 11:09)
Goldstein gets a free at the next bounce, Oliver plays on and gives away 50m to put Goldie 40m out for another one. (Q1 12:28)
Gibson is outside a pack to receive on the HFF and goes down the line to Waite 20m out. He steers through number six for North, halfway through Q1. (Q1 18:28)
Wells passes to Harvey on the boundary 35m out, his set shot drifts to the behind line… Goldstein marks, is called to play on and goals under a Matt Jones tackle! (Q1 20:44)
Jetta roves a pack at CHF and goes up the guts to 40m where Vandenberg marks on the lead. Vandenberg goals. (Q1 23:28)
Higgins runs away from the next centre bounce but misses from 50m on a slight angle. (Q1 24:24)
Goldstein gets a HTB free on Gawn at 40m on the flank. He starts it on line but the wind skews it the wrong side of the goalpost. (Q1 25:25)
Jetta gallops up the wing and goes long to the hotspot, Firrito spoils but Watts fights on to win the ground ball and give to Hogan for a quick snap goal. (Q1 28:44)
Petrie marks a high Brown ball from the HFF in the middle of a nest of Demons at the hotspot. He brings up the half-century for North with his first goal. (Q1 31:24)
Salem gives wide of congestion to Kent on the HFF, he shoots off his left from 40m but it’s well wide. (Q1 34:13)
Kent receives from Harmes at 45m on a slight angle and snaps well wide under not much pressure. (Q2 0:47)
Kennedy to Salem who goes long to the square from near CHF to the advantage of Watts to mark behind two Roos and goal. (Q2 2:14)
Thompson scrags Watts off the contest at 30m on a slight angle to give away an obvious free. Watts uses the breeze with skill, his second goal. (Q2 4:05)
Tyson passes to Viney at 45m on a slight angle, he goes to Hogan deep in the pocket 20m out. Hogan plays on and screws through a goal. Dees are back in it! (Q2 8:23)
Gawn taps straight to Tyson at a throw in on the HFF, he has time to steady and snap from 50m… another one for Melbourne! (Q2 10:22)
Oliver gets a HTB free on Firrito 50m out on the flank with a bit of help in a group tackle. He sails it through on the breeze, Demons back within a kick, they get around him! (Q2 13:07)
Stretch it was with the assist on the tackle for that goal. (Q2 13:21)
Dal Santo gets pinged for pushing Vince over the boundary on the wing, Gawn marks the free kick 40m out on a slight angle and can put Melbourne in front… it’s good! (Q2 14:51)
Vince marks an Atley kick in on the HFF and goes quickly to the hotspot for Oliver who draws a free for high contact by McDonald. Oliver kicks truly. (Q2 20:21)
Jetta gets a hospital handball running to CHB and is stripped, Garner roves and misses off a step. (Q2 22:51)
Lumumba intercepts at halfback and breaks the lines with a run up the guts, the Dees hit traffic but get past it with Salem going to Hogan 40m out. He hits the post, though. (Q2 23:51)
Garner has Harvey forward of a pack at half forward to run into the open goal, a goal caused by Brown using his bulk to bust things open. (Q2 25:12)
Quick volley out of a stoppage near the Dee hotspot, Hogan gathers the rolling ball, gets tackled and turned around but goals with wonderful skill from 10m! (Q2 27:17)
Goldstein gets a free on Gawn at 40m on a slight angle. and steers through his fourth major. (Q2 29:21)
Thomas marks a short Dal Santo pass 40m out on the flank. he misses. (Q2 31:20)
Big pack at the hotspot, the Dees can’t get a man free… eventually the blind handball goes outside from Dal Santo straight to Dunn who goals off a step from 50m on the flank! (Q2 34:37)
Wells roves a stoppage on the wing and passes to Harvey at 35m on the flank. Boomer starts it way right but the wind takes it over the goal umpire’s peaked cap! (Q3 1:45)
Watts is in position to crumb a Frost contest at the hotspot but the wind takes the ball into his arms for the mark! He goals, very valuable into the wind. (Q3 6:38)
Ziebell goes long from outside CHF but it’s well wide. (Q3 8:02)
Waite ducks into a Jetta tackle 20m out on the flank and is paid the high contact free anyway. He goals. (Q3 11:13)
Gawn tries to rove a long ball to the top of the Demon goalsquare, Ziebell rushes in and dives to take out his legs, ump pays the obvious free. Gawn goals, Dees still in front! (Q3 12:45)
Waite roves a long Higgins ball to a pack at the hotspot and gives outside to Harvey who has a split second to shoot before Kennedy closes… and torpedoes it through! (Q3 14:42)
Wright is stripped in a tackle by Harmes 20m out, the crumb falls for Kent who does the rest off the left boot around the corner! (Q3 16:14)
North works through heavy traffic on the wing, Swallow eventually passes to Thomas at 25m on the flank. But LT shanks it right for a behind. (Q3 17:44)
Petrie roves a Brown contest at 40m in front and gets caught high by Vince as he’s being tackled by Viney. The Dish steers it through to even up the scores. (Q3 19:44)
Goldstein intercepts at CHF and runs to 45m but misses. (Q3 21:15)
A series of turnovers on the wing but eventually Atley give to Macmillan who runs to 50m on a slight angle and slams through another goal. (Q3 21:46)
About a third of Q3 still to go for North to get far enough in front to hold out the Dees with the wind in the final quarter. (Q3 22:14)
Vince gets pinged for deliberate OOB under a tackle 40m out after a stoppage. Gibson threads the needle! (Q3 24:43)
Harvey gets caught high on the wing, Oliver gives away 50m for abusing the ump to bring him to 40m on a slight angle. Boomer does the rest like the champ he is. (Q3 27:13)
Harmes gets a free on Wright going early to a Jetta ball to 45m on the flank, Wright wasn’t looking at the ball. Harmes doesn’t score. (Q3 32:08)
Nathan Jones misses a snap from a stoppage near the hotspot, with the breeze skewing it wide. (Q3 32:50)
Viney gets a free from the centre bounce, Kent receives from Watts and checksides through a goal from the pocket 20m out to give Melbourne the perfect start to Q4! (Q4 0:30)
Kennedy tries a grubber from 30m on the boundary but Thompson dives and rushes it on the line. (Q4 1:40)
Hogan marks at 35m on a slight angle, but misses. (Q4 1:40)
Brown misses from a pack at the hotspot. (Q4 6:08)
Gawn to Nathan Jones at a ball in on the wing, he puts the full hoof into it on the run from 55m on a slight angle and it clears Thompson for a goal! (Q4 8:34)
Harmes roves a Watts contest near the hotspot and gives to Hogan, he’s tackled but the crumb goes to Kent who snaps truly! (Q4 8:34)
Waite marks a Swallow ball in front of Lumumba at 35m on a slight angle. He goals with no problem. (Q4 9:51)
Watts marks a Bugg ball to 40m on the flank but he tries a pass down the line which Cunnington intercepts, the moment is lost. (Q4 13:22)
Waite kicks to the hotspot, it bounces free for Goldstein to gather, baulk two Demon chasers and steer through goal number five! (Q4 13:22)
Jetta intercepts at CHb and scoots away from Harvey, goes to Hogan who releases Viney to run through CHF and boot a big goal from 40m! (Q4 15:44)
Wells passes to Waite at 40m on the flank, Wagner lucky not to give away a 50m penalty for a very late and rough challenge. Waite goals anyway. (Q4 16:55)
Long Macmillam ball from the HFF to the square flies over the Dee defenders and falls for Petrie to give Harvey a Joe the Goose special for his sixth major! (Q4 18:23)
Harmes goals from another massive pack near the hotspot after yet another stoppage. 5:20 left. (Q4 22:48)
Thomas gives to Petrie who baulks and misses from the hotspot. (Q4 22:48)
Ziebell intercepts Hogan at the Dee hotspot to cut off another Melbourne attack. (Q4 22:48)
Vandenberg is front and centre for a huge pack at the hotspot but he sprays it under no pressure. Two minutes left. (Q4 22:48)
Kent sails through a set shot from 50m on a slight angle after marking a short Vandenberg pass, 20 seconds left at the next bounce! (Q4 33:29)
Kennedy clears from the bounce, Bugg roves on the HFF and tries for Stretch, McDonald spoils, Stretch mops up but misses from 35m on a slight angle, siren sounds! (Q4 35:11)

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