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Blog log from R17 of 2016: North Melbourne vs Port Adelaide

Blog log for North Melbourne vs Port Adelaide, R17 of 2016

Firrito is pinged for deliberate rushing from a pack in the square as Schulz is tackling him for a controversial first goal! (Q1 0:28)
Trengove clears from a ball in 40m out, Wingard is playing in front to mark 20m out, he goals as well. Port have the jump! (Q1 2:12)
Waite crumbs his own contest 35m out on the flank and gives to Swallow who misses. (Q1 4:13)
Thomas roves a Petrie contest 20m out on the flank but can’t bend the left foot snap enough, behind. (Q1 4:56)
Wingard baulks a man at HFF and gives to Young who burns a snap from 25m on the flank which he had a lot of time to size up. (Q1 8:45)
Clarke misses a snap. (Q1 9:40)
Westhoff picks up a loose ball behind a pack 40m out on the flank, baulks clear long enough to get a left foot snap off, and steers it through. (Q1 11:14)
Robbie Gray marks a low Westhoff ball from the wing in traffic just outside the hotspot with superior judgment. He goals, Port already kicking away! (Q1 12:58)
Pittard turns the ball over by hand on the wing, fast break to North, Anderson is chased by Byrne-Jones on the HFF but gets a snap away… rolls into the post from 40m. (Q1 14:55)
Byrne-Jones forces a turnover on the wing with a strong tackle, Port surges down members wing, Amon passes to Schulz in the pocket 15m out. Schulz goals, Port in control! (Q1 15:59)
Wells hasn’t had a stat, and Port’s clearance work has been exemplary from the centre. (Q1 16:43)
Robbie Gray wins a loose footy as Harvey chases it, chain of handballs, Westhoff has Wingard in the pocket, but Chad hits the post from 15m. (Q1 20:24)
Goldstein has four hit outs but no disposals, Trengove has one hit out but eight disposals and four clearances. (Q1 21:16)
Wagner marks near the boundary 30m out and misses. (Q1 21:16)
Young passes to Wingard leading hard in front of Thompson down the flank 40m out. Chad doesn’t score, ball in. (Q1 23:13)
Broadbent gathers a smothered ball off his own boot on the HFF and centres to Robbie Gray 45m out on a slight angle. Gray’s set shot drops on the line, Goldstein rushes it. (Q1 24:57)
Westhoff flies to a long ball at the top of the square and takes a flashy mark over Tarrant. He goals, just. (Q1 25:59)
Thomas marks near the hotspot and steers through his first and North’s first goal of the day. (Q2 1:22)
Hartlett is pinged a bit unluckily for a rather light slam tackle on Thomas 40m out on the flank, LT just misses. (Q2 3:41)
Young gets a free on Tarrant under a pack at the hotspot for high contact. He goals. (Q2 6:40)
Schulz draws a free for an arm chop by McKenzie on the boundary 40m out. He misses. (Q2 10:09)
Firrito baulks twice on a run up the guts and goes long to the square, Petrie gets a holding free, Harvey roves and runs on to goal on the advantage! (Q2 12:55)
Sam Gray passes to Dixon running back with the flight to mark 30m out on the flank. Dixon shanks it OOTF. (Q2 16:33)
Wingard goes from the pocket to Schulz at the top of the square, the crumb falls for Neade to swoop onto and run into the open goal! (Q2 17:41)
Sam Gray marks in front of Firrito near the hotspot after Port dominates another centre bounce. He goals as well. (Q2 18:55)
Wingard to Robbie Gray to Wines after the centre bounce for the goal assist pass on that one. (Q2 19:54)
Wingard sits behind a Schulz fly for a Wines ball 40m out in front and marks unopposed. He goals, Port is clamping down on this one in no uncertain terms. (Q2 21:56)
Anderson receives from Dal Santo in traffic at the hotspot, Boak tackles him but he gets a wobbly snap away… and it goes through! (Q2 22:55)
Harvey runs up the wing and passes to the lead of Thomas 45m out on a slight angle. LT shanks it way left for a disappointing behind. (Q2 27:07)
Ah Chee passes to Impey 40m out on a slight angle. Impey misses. (Q2 29:22)
Wells catches Trengove HTB in the centre and goes to Waite who draws a free on Stewart 25m out on a slight angle. But Waite sprays it, disappointingly. (Q3 1:21)
Westhoff is over the back by himself for a long Boak ball to the hotspot, he can turns and stroll into the open goal. (Q3 2:36)
Petrie marks a long Ziebell ball from the wing to the corridor 40m out. But he sprays it too, even more disappointingly. (Q3 5:07)
North lock in the kick in, Dal Santo baulks on the HFF and finds Gibson just outside the hotspot. Gibson also misses! Oh dear. (Q3 5:52)
Anderson gives wide from CHF to Clarke who misses from 40m. (Q3 6:53)
Robbie Gray gives Schulz a Joe the Goose special after Trengove wins a chaos ball to the hotspot and gives out. (Q3 8:36)
Brown marks a Swallow pass at half forward, turns and finds Waite on his own 30m out on a slight angle. Waite hits the post! Oh no. (Q3 10:38)
Brown marks on the lead 30m out on the flank and finally gets one on target for North. It’s too late now though. (Q3 12:51)
Brown marks near the hotspot but misses a relatively easy one. It’s catching. (Q3 15:16)
Brown clunks another massive mark in front of two Power defenders 45m out near the boundary. That one’s on line. (Q3 17:36)
North have lifted everywhere except in their goalkicking in Q3, they’re wasting most of their chances. (Q3 18:06)
Neade strips Firrito in a tackle, roves and sets up Boak to snap a goal from 40m off a slight angle. (Q3 20:51)
Petrie takes a contested grab in front of Austin deep in the pocket 25m out. He misses badly. (Q3 23:37)
Harvey marks on the HFF and goes short down the line to Wells 40m out. Wells misses as well. (Q3 25:07)
Harvey snaps a goal from a stoppage in the pocket 25m out. That’s a good start if North want to get anything out of this game. (Q4 1:32)
Broadbent passes to Wingard at the hotspot, who misses a relatively easy one. (Q4 4:38)
Dal Santo turns the ball over by hand at halfback, Young gives to Robbie Gray who snaps around the corner from the hotspot for the sealing goal. (Q4 5:06)
Brown marks 25m out on the flank and steers through his third goal. (Q4 9:24)
Wingard centres from the HFF to Young to mark unopposed in the corridor 45m out. He hits the post. (Q4 11:55)
Again the Roos get in trouble running out of defence with a poor Atley handball, Young feeds Ah Chee to goal on the run from near the hotspot. (Q4 12:43)
Robbie Gray misses with a quick left foot snap from a stoppage 20m out. (Q4 14:23)
Thomas draws a free on Hartlett just outside the hotspot with a classic duck and arm lift. He goals after the Power players chunter at the ump for a while. (Q4 16:39)
Impey clears from the next centre bounce, Young gathers and shoots, it’s OOTF… but the ump saw a push in the back by Macmillan, Young free 30m out on a slight angle… and goals. (Q4 17:39)
Westhoff misses a snap from mid range, but it’s junk time now. (Q4 20:54)
Thomas marks 30m out on the flank in front of Clurey and goals. (Q4 22:39)
Macmillan receives and goals on the run from 40m in front after a rebound up the guts he got involved with at halfback. (Q4 25:39)

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