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Blog log from R6 of 2016: North Melbourne vs Western Bulldogs

Blog log for North Melbourne vs Western Bulldogs, R6 of 2016

Wood plays on from a kick in but kicks straight to Goldstein 45m out on the flank. Goldie’s set shot doesn’t score. (Q1 1:20)
Again the Dogs can’t clear halfback on the rebound, Thomas baulks Dahlhaus at CHF and sees Higgins on his own 25m out on the flank. Higgins kicks truly. (Q1 2:18)
Macrae passes to Jong near the hotspot for a miss. (Q1 3:48)
Jong marks again, this time in front of Jacobs from a centring Picken ball to the top of the square. Linsanity goals this time from point blank range. (Q1 4:17)
Swallow clears long from the next centre bounce after a free on Stevens, the long ball to the hotspot is marked by Brown who steers through his first major of the evening. (Q1 4:17)
Stringer runs away from the next centre bounce and goes long to the pocket 20m out where Bontempelli marks over Firrito and goals as well. It’s a shootout early! (Q1 4:17)
Waite sails through a snap from the HFF after roving Petrie competing with four Dogs in the air 40m out. (Q1 14:54)
Chaos ball in a huge pack at the Roo hotspot, pinballs out to Turner who gives to Harvey for an pressured snap that bounces wide from 20m. (Q1 16:03)
Brown and Campbell wrestle for a throw in 30m out, neither taps but the ball bounces up for Brown to gather and snap… falls for Waite to mark 10m out anf goal! (Q1 18:17)
Jong bounces through a long snap from outside CHF but the ump rightly pays a free for an unrealistic marking attempt in the square by Stringer. (Qtr Time)
Campbell gets a ruck free on Goldstein for a sling around the neck just inside 50m on the HFF, a bit soft but there. He misses. (Q2 4:33)
Macrae passes to Campbell to juggle and mark in front of Swallow at 35m on a slight angle. He misses the lot this time, OOTF. (Q2 5:32)
Ziebell marks 50m out on a slight angle, runs right for extra distance but it works as the set shot sails over the goal umpire’s peaked cap! (Q2 8:38)
Stringer gives to Stevens to speed away from the next centre bounce and have a ping from just outside CHF… wide. (Q2 9:43)
Harvey passes to Wells just inside CHF but it’s not 15m, plays on under pressure and misses on the turn. (Q2 10:58)
Harvey passes short to Wells at 45m on a slight angle, just a little closer than Ziebell’s goal before. Wells misses near side. (Q2 14:02)
McLean intercepts a handball on the HFF and goals from 45m. (Q2 19:29)
Waite gives to Gibson for a quick snap under pressure from the HFF, but it’s narrow. (Q2 24:47)
Adcock gives to Wallis near the point of the centre square, he turns and shoots instinctively but the ball bounces wide. (Q2 26:24)
Long ball to the square, Tarrant goes back with the flight but runs bang into Dickson holding his ground on the line, easy free for the ump to pay, goal Doggies. (Q3 1:20)
Ziebell runs away from the next centre bounce and goes up the guts with a low kick towards the top of the square, but Thomas pinches it 20m out and plays on for a goal. (Q3 2:20)
Matthew Boyd marks a Wallis clearance from one HFF to the other over Ziebell 40m out. He misses, disappointingly. (Q3 9:29)
Petrie catches a rather lumbering Roberts HTB at 40m on a slight angle, but he also misses a very gettable set shot. (Q3 11:51)
Bontempelli gives to Dale for a snap from CHF but before he shoots, Cunnington flies in to mow him down and prevent the score (Q3 16:29)
Waite takes a contested grab at 50m on the flank, goes back for the set shot and sails through an impressive kick for his third goal. (Q3 18:27)
Goldstein to Swallow at the next centre bounce, long ball to Waite at the hotspot to mark with Adams nowhere near the fall. But he misses the easier one. (Q3 20:18)
The Dogs go coast to coast from the kick in, Stevens marks 40m out on the flank but Thompson smashes him in the back late to give away 50m and ensure the goal. (Q3 20:45)
Petrie gathers a bouncing clearance 40m out on a slight angle, the Dogs aren’t close enough so he is able to snap around the corner… bounces through for another one! (Q3 23:07)
Hunter is favoured by the bounce on the next centre clearance, he speeds up the wing and hits Stringer on the lead just inside 50m on the HFF. Stringer misses. (Q3 23:31)
Stringer bullocks his way over Wells at a stoppage on the HFF and gives outside to Dahlhaus who does the rest with a snap across the body from 35m! (Q3 30:13)
Biggs fumbles on the HBF under pressure, Wells mops up and centres to Petrie at the hotspot. But Petrie shanks it OOTF! (Q4 9:04)
Repeat inside 50s pile up for North, eventually Thompson goes for Waite against three Dogs at 35m on the flank and he wins the contest. Waite kicks truly, that’s four for him. (Q4 14:23)
Wright kicks blind from defence but Wood marks in the centre and bombs long… Roughead marks over Thompson 10m out… but misses. (Q4 16:25)
Petrie gives to Brown running towards an empty 50m arc on a fast break, but Brown’s snap from CHF dribbles wide. (Q4 18:08)
Stevens marks in the centre, turns quickly and hits Stringer on the lead 40m out on a slight angle, nothing Thompson could do there. Stringer misses, the Roo fans hoot. 5:04 left. (Q4 19:54)

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