Blog log from R14 of 2016: Adelaide vs North Melbourne

Matt Crouch is corralled on the HFF near the boundary, baulks twice and gives to Atkins who has nothing on, tries a left foot checkside from 45m off a step… swings through! (Q1 4:18)
Ah, but video review shows Ziebell got a finger to it off the boot, only a behind! There goes the car for young Atkins. (Q1 5:03)
Fast break from the last line started by Atkins and opened up with a Cameron kick from HBF to centre, Lynch is first back to a long Walker ball to the square to soccer home! (Q1 7:13)
Dumont’s handball at halfback is sharked by Atkins, handball flips to Douglas who snaps truly from near the hotspot. (Q1 10:33)
Lynch was the man with the final goal assist handball after he tackled Dumont to force the turnover. (Q1 11:02)
Lever kicks long from the wing to near the hotspot, Firrito holds Jenkins’ arm to give away an obvious free. Jenkins misses. (Q1 11:48)
Matt Crouch releases Cameron from a stoppage for a scoot down the wing, he reaches 45m on the flank but just misses. (Q1 13:16)
McGovern marks strongly in a pack 45m out on the flank and clunks a lovely long set shot for his first goal. (Q1 16:18)
With Thompson busy with Betts and Firrito undersized on Jenkins, North are down one or two talls, leaving McGovern without a genuine tall on him. (Q1 17:30)
Ziebell snaps truly from a ball in to near the hotspot despite video of Lyons touching off the boot, breaking a long run of scorelessness by Adelaide’s opponents since last week. (Q1 21:14)
Jacobs hits Lynch running back to the hotspot after a nice long diagonal ball by McGovern from the wing to the centre. Lynch misses. (Q1 22:59)
McKenzie roves his own contest to a Lever rebound kick to the North HFF, he misses from 50m. (Q1 24:19)
Cameron gives to Betts who misses with a snap off a step around the corner from near the hotspot. (Q1 25:49)
Nahas bombs long to the square from outside CHF but it’s over Petrie’s head and he gets a terrible bounce to allow Talia to rush a behind. (Q1 26:39)
Jenkins snaps wide from 35m on the flank under pressure. (Q1 32:15)
Douglas marks 40m out on a slight angle and misses left. (Q1 33:04)
Brown juggles a contested grab in front of Hartigan in a pack 40m out on the flank. He misses. (Q2 2:07)
McKenzie marks inside CHF and goes wide to Gibson at 40m on a slight angle. Gibson strokes through a beautiful set shot for a goal. (Q2 7:00)
Swallow clears from the next centre bounce, Petrie gathers on the HFf and gives to Thomas who has Brown over the back to mark and goal. North coming back! (Q2 8:49)
Walker pushes off Tarrant marks in front of a pack at the hotspot, he kicks his first goal of the evening. (Q2 9:47)
Atkins fends off Dumont in a run through midfield and goes to McGovern on his own on the HFF, McGovern plays on to 40m and misses. (Q2 11:45)
Wood marks on the lead just inside 50m on a slight angle in front of Lever. He goals, the Roos stay within touch. (Q2 15:29)
Mackay catches Ziebell HTB on the HBF but his backwards kick misses the target, Thomas gathers and goals from 15m! (Q2 17:17)
Douglas hits Cameron running with the flight over the back of Dal Santo on a fast break to 35m on the flank. Cameron just misses. (Q2 20:57)
Mullett bombs long to the square, Wood roves but Hartigan tackles and dispossesses to prevent what looked a certain goal, Crows clear. (Q2 22:50)
Jacobs stands tall and juggles a long ball from the wing to 40m out on a slight angle, nothing Cunnington could do. But Sauce sprays it. (Q2 24:18)
Wood picks up a Thomas ball bouncing at his feet at CHF with sensational skill, turns and has Harvey running behind the Crow defence for the Joe the Goose special. Roos lead! (Q2 25:18)
Harvey bumps off Douglas and marks a long Gibson ball from the wing on his chest 40m out on the flank. This is close to Boomer’s range… hits the near goalpost. (Q2 26:33)
Sloane gets there first to a Walker handball to the pocket and gives to Betts under Firrito pressure… Eddie snaps across the face. (Q2 29:18)
Matt Crouch snaps high and straight from a big pack after a stoppage at the hotspot to give the Crows the lead back to start Q3. (Q3 1:35)
Betts roves a ball in 40m out on the flank and snaps across his body before being tackled for a fine goal! (Q3 3:49)
Ziebell bombs long outside a pack at CHF to Brown who drops it 20m out but Hartigan catches him over the shoulder to concede an unnecessary free. Brown goals. (Q3 5:02)
McGovern passes short to Walker just outside 50m on the flank, Tex has no one to aim at so plays on and shoots… and sails it through! (Q3 7:49)
Thomas taps down a Scott Thompson handball on the wing, the ball flips out to Harvey who misses from 55m on a slight angle. (Q3 10:20)
Thomas has the ball on the boundary 25m out, has nothing on and tries an outrageous checkside off a step under pressure… and threads it! (Q3 12:05)
A McGovern mark inside 50 is reversed for Walker scragging Scott D. Thompson off the ball to prevent a score. (Q3 13:20)
Mullett takes a contested grab on the wing, wheels and finds Brown on the lead 50m out on a slight angle, but Brown tries a pass that doesn’t work, Crows rebound. (Q3 17:03)
Walker has Betts on his own on the HFF on a fast rebound from halfback, he plays on but misses from 40m. (Q3 17:52)
Thomas bounces through his third goal with a snap from near the hotspot after roving a chaos ball by Goldstein from a stoppage in the centre! (Q3 20:20)
Douglas picks up a loose ball on the HFF and goes short and low with a checkside to Lyons at 35m on the flank. Lyons misses, as many Crows have tonight. (Q3 21:25)
Atkins marks 50m out on a slight angle and misses. (Q3 23:03)
A Walker snap from close range is ruled touched off the boot despite the crowd going up. (Q3 24:07)
Betts gives to Cameron in the pocket, he tries to burn off Atley but only succeeds in putting himself off balance for the 25m snap which goes OOTF. (Q3 25:49)
McGovern gives to Betts who rolls through a Daicos special off his left boot from 20m on the boundary! (Q3 26:20)
Wood handballs to Sloane near the hotspot while sitting on his rump at CHF for Adelaide, but Sloane’s quick snap bounces harmlessly wide. (Q3 30:51)
Walker marks 45m out on the flank with Tarrant draped off him like a mink coat. The set shot drops on the line, did Goldstein touch it in time? After a review, ruled a behind. (Q4 2:47)
Long ball from the HFF for Adelaide by Mackay flips over the back of the pack 20m out for Jenkins to gather and goal! (Q4 3:16)
Wood boombs long to a pack at the hotspot from the HFF, the crumb falls for Goldstein who just misses across the body off the left boot. (Q4 5:15)
Jacobs passes to Betts leading in front of Atley at 40m on a slight angle. Eddie gives off to Sloane who misses. (Q4 8:22)
After a long period of kick to kick broken play on members’ wing, a long ball to the Crow hotspot falls over the back for Cameron to give to Atkins to run into the open goal! (Q4 17:18)
That was the arm wrestle of the game in microcosm. (Q4 17:48)
Douglas runs to 30m on a slight angle after the next centre bounce and hits the post, but Tarrant pushes him in the back late so he gets the kick again and makes no mistake. (Q4 18:14)
The Crows deserve this game but they worked overly hard to secure it after their goalkicking was poor. (Q4 19:33)
Betts roves a Sloane chaos ball, baulks and shoots from 35m on the flank… just shaves the post. (Q4 21:14)
Lynch picks up a loose ball 30m out on the boundary and misses. Junk time now, even with 6:30 left. (Q4 22:20)
Matt Crouch snaps truly from a stoppage 40m out on a slight angle to put the result beyond any doubt. (Q4 23:22)
Douglas gives to Mackay who misses off a step from 40m on a slight angle. (Q4 26:03)
North get a rare fast break, Petrie marks over Talia 40m out in front and kicks a garbage time goal, his first. (Q4 26:32)
Jenkins runs down the HFF on a fast break ahead of Firrito and passes to Atkins at the hotspot, who misses. (Q4 29:11)
Laird has a ping from the HFF but misses. It’s party time. (Q4 30:02)

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