Blog log from R4 of 2016: North Melbourne vs Fremantle

Danyle Pearce catches Thomas high near the boundary 45m out. LT, who has had a recurrence of the yips lately, threads the needle for the first goal! (Q1 1:24)
Higgins goals from a tap from Thomas from a centre clearance by Ziebell to the hotspot. Looks easy! (Q1 1:24)
Tarrant bothers Pavlich enough to fluff a volley from 10m out for a behind. (Q1 3:01)
Higgins screws through a quality snap off a step from near the behind post. North can do no wrong early! (Q1 6:35)
Brown roves a Petrie contest at half forward, gives to Jacobs who sets up Gibson for a goal from 20m. (Q1 10:04)
Mayne contests a Weller ball near the hotspot in a big pack and it’s Pavlich who roves and goals off the right boot. (Q1 11:43)
Ballantyne runs away from the next centre bounce and kicks to Fyfe who takes a contested grab in front of Firrito near the hotspot. Fyfe makes no mistake. (Q1 11:43)
Thomas releases Atley for a gallop up the guts and snap from 45m… into the post. (Q1 15:29)
Brown kicks blind from the last line of defence but straight to his opponent Johnson 50m out on a slight angle. MJ misses. (Q1 18:48)
Walters misses from 50m on a slight angle. Freo has lifted its ratings int eh last five minutes, forcing repeat inside 50s with big pressure on the ball carrier. (Q1 20:20)
Ziebell has Brown over the back for a long ball to space, he gathers on the lope and strolls into the open goal. (Q1 20:20)
Mayne marks at CHF and gives wide to Hill, who dances to 45m and misses under no pressure. (Q1 25:52)
Neale picks up a grubbing Pavlich ball to the corridor 40m out and snaps just before being tackled… straight through! Freo starts Q2 where they left off in Q1. (Q2 0:11)
Waite is over the back on a North fast break up the guts to mark in the square, turn and goal with ease. (Q2 2:08)
Petrie marks deep in the pocket 20m out, but his checkside set shot is OOTF on the other side. (Q2 5:24)
Taberner isn’t paid a mark from a Weller ball that he juggled three times at the hotspot, he gives to Pavlich who snaps the goal anyway. (Q2 8:40)
Gibson roves a Waite contest but has a man on his hammer as he runs to the square, and he slams the footy into the post from 10m. (Q2 8:40)
Mayne gathers a bouncing ball in the pocket 20m out and snaps across the body but he too hits the post. (Q2 8:40)
Sutcliffe misses a set shot from just outside CHF. (Q2 10:31)
Fyfe floats across the pack in Royce Hart style to mark near the square and finally kick the goal the Dockers have been pressing for. They are still coming! (Q2 10:31)
Wells passes short to Ziebel just inside 50m on the flank. Jay-Z just clears the pack on the line for a big goal! (Q2 15:43)
Hill marks a short Ballantyne ball at 35m on a slight angle and responds with his first goal. (Q2 19:05)
Ziebell again marks on the lead from a Wells pass at 45m on a slight angle. Jay-Z repeats the dose! (Q2 20:42)
Freo’s frontal pressure produces yet another chance after Dal Santo kicks across halfback to a contest, Mayne gives to Ballantyne who goals from the hotspot. Scores level! (Q2 24:09)
Harvey roves Goldstein on the wing and sets off at speed, he feeds Cunnington at half forward, who launches from 50m on a slight angle for a goal! (Q2 26:04)
Harvey receives from Goldstein on the wing and passes to Brown on the lead at 45m on a slight angle. Brown sends that one through too, North scoring well in red time! (Q2 29:11)
Walters sails through the first goal of Q3 after a mark at the hotspot which he is made to earn by Petrie, causing a slight melee. (Q3 3:39)
Ballantyne marks at much the same spot for the same result. And just like that, scores are level again! (Q3 4:28)
Another Freo mark at that same spot, this time it’s Hill to Walters. Son-Son kicks the Dockers in front with his second goal. (Q3 5:26)
Ballantyne tunnelballs out of a pack 20m out for Pavlich to roll a grubber… into the post. (Q3 8:42)
North swarms the ballcarrier in their forward line resulting in a long ball to the square, it falls for Macmillan to almost inadvertently soccer it through. (Q3 9:57)
Wood marks next to the hotspot and misses. (Q3 12:57)
Goldstein gives to Gibson who snaps truly from near the hotspot, this game is very entertaining now… not a traditional Lyon game, but nice to watch. (Q3 15:42)
Swallow misses with a checkside from the pocket. (Q3 17:07)
After McDonald turns the ball over at half forward, Fyfe marks on the HFF and goes long and quick to the square for Barlow to mark over Brown and goal! (Q3 20:57)
Fyfe to Barlow at the next centre bounce, the pass goes to Mayne at 45m on a slight angle. Mayne goals, Fremantle back in the lead! (Q3 21:39)
Brown passes from the wing to the lead of Waite at 50m on the flank. Waite kicks the big goal, North in front again! It really is a shootout. (Q3 24:51)
Waite pilfers a pressured Hill handball in the pocket, baulks free and threads the needle from the boundary 20m out! (Q3 29:26)
Ziebell gets first blood in Q4 with a mid-range snap to lift the home crowd, after a give by Waite. (Q4 1:41)
Fyfe beats Ziebell on the wing on a fast break and goes long to Pavlich… bouncing ball and Pav is tackled so his snap from 15m dribbles into the post! (Q4 3:38)
Ziebell intercepts in the centre and hits Petrie at half forward, he goes long to Gibson in the pocket 20m out. Gibson goals. North now three kicks in front! (Q4 5:46)
Ibbotson collects an errant snap in the pocket but gets claimed HTB by Goldstein and Harvey! Boomer takes the free 20m out… plays on and goals! (Q4 7:25)
Harvey roves a Dal Santo kick to Thomas that lands over his head, pressure on, snap around the corner from 20m in the pocket… wide. (Q4 9:57)
Wood floats across in front of the pack Fyfe-style and marks 25m out on the flank. He steers through his first goal, making it very tough for the Dockers from here. (Q4 11:33)
Waite beats three tall Dockers to mark 35m out on the flank. The goal umpire does not move, Waite puts his stamp on a BOG performance with his fourth major! (Q4 13:11)
Weller roves a pack 20m out and is tackled by two Roos, skewing his snap wide. (Q4 18:31)
Atley gives a hospital handball to McDonald at CHB, the Dockers swarm, Weller gives to Fyfe who goals off a step from 45m. (Q4 20:12)
Crozier misses a mid range snap. It’s too late now in any case. (Q4 21:22)
Taberner gallops down the wing on a fast break and hits Fyfe on his own at the hotspot waiting over the back. Fyfe kicks another garbage time goal. (Q4 22:43)
Goldstein passes to Brown on the boundary 20m out, who screws through his third. It’s party time now for the Roo fans. (Q4 25:27)
Thomas is luckily paid a mark he didn’t really control in a contest with Spurr 35m out on a slight angle. He misses as the siren sounds. (Q4 29:53)

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