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Blog log from R19 of 2016: North Melbourne vs St Kilda

Blog log for North Melbourne vs St Kilda, R19 of 2016

Wells dabs in a pass to the hard running Dumont, allowing Trent to mark unopposed 40 metres out from goal. With little angle to speak of, Trent hammers it home!
Weller launches long to the Acres/Tarrant matchup and Blake takes the strong contested grab after using his running to get to pole position. He goes back and finishes from 30!
Thomas forces the issue, producing one tackle on Riewoldt and then another on Geary, before eventually being paid his deserved free kick.Lindsay lines up from 25 and hits the post. (Q1 5:45)
Dal Santo sends it to the hot spot and allows Goldstein to run and jump at the pill, taking a strong mark. From dead in front, 30 out, it was touched through for a minor. (Q1 8:20)
Savage darts in a perfectly weighted pass to Riewoldt, who was able to take it out in front of Tarrant. Nick kicks from a step inside 50, missing to the right hand side. (Q1 9:23)
Atley bounces the punt out to the leading Waite. Jarrad grabs it, turns on a sixpence away from the trailing Gilbert before slamming it through on the tight angle from 40! (Q1 9:23)
Riewoldt darts in the effort to the forward running Roberton, marking just inside 50. The former Docker, Dylan trots in and misses to the far side from the flank region. (Q1 15:09)
Gibson to Macmillan as the Roos manage to work it from a stoppage scenario to a shooting scenario in the matter of moments. Jamie lets fly but misses to the left hand side. (Q1 16:43)
Tarrant darts in a driving effort to the unmarked Petrie, allowing Drew to mark unopposed. Drew trots in and shoots from 50 on the slight angle, missing to the left hand side. (Q1 18:42)
McKenzie belts it long to the one on one between Bruce and Thompson. Josh found it at ground level, stepped away from Scott, but was unable to hook the shot as much as required. (Q1 20:13)
Bruce has a set shot from 40 out as the opportunities continue to present themselves to the Saints. Josh lines up but misses again, this time to the right hand side. (Q2 2:43)
Ziebell opened the runway for Anderson with a terrific shepherd, enabling Jed to run with ball in hand toward goal. That the former Hawk did, but missed the shot poorly from 45. (Q2 5:07)
The Roos win it from the stoppage via Wells, with Daniel sending them forward to the one on one between Brown and Dempster. Ben marks, kicks and goals from 30 on the slight! (Q2 8:05)
Steven launches the ball out the back, finding Weller unmarked lurking unmarked in the forward pocket. Mav takes the mark and snaps truly from the tight angle! (Q2 9:28)
Thomas finds the loose ball on the half forward flank, assesses the options and identifies the unmarked Mullett with a central delivery. Aaron marks and finishes the deal off! (Q2 11:55)
Mullett, McKenzie to Swallow, all by hand as the Roos burst from the half forward flank to scoring range. Andrew settles and shoots, but misses to the right hand side. (Q2 16:30)
Minchington to Gresham as the Saints force the forward 50 turnover with relentless pressure. Jade received by hand but was unable to finish from 25! (Q2 22:26)
The Saints power from the wing to the forward 50 position, eventually finding Weller on the lead pressed up on the boundary. Weller then chips it short to Membrey… (Half Time)
Tim marks unopposed on the flank region, 35 metres out from goal. The former Swan trots in but misses the opportunity to the right hand side. (Half Time)
Roberton wins the free kick and is presented with yet another opportunity for the Saints to kick for goal. Dylan lines up from 50 on the flank but pulls it to the near side. (Q3 8:11)
Petrie takes a huge contested grab over Brown and a myriad of Saints defenders. Drew goes back and sends it through from 25 to the Roos roar! (Q3 12:42)
Riewoldt wins the free kick after Tarrant appeared to have tripped the Saints skipper, although it was a debatable free. From 35 on the slight, Nick misses to the right. (Q3 17:31)
Brown leads out ahead of Gilbert and takes the lunging mark with less than 4 minutes to play in the third. Ben goes back and sends it through from 35 out, directly in front! (Q3 20:53)
Montagna gets out the back after a long entry from the desperate Saints. Leigh reads the bounce to perfection and slams it home from close range! (Q3 21:57)
Thomas produces an instinctive out the back attempt, soccering for goal from 25 out. The attempt cannons into the post. (Q3 26:23)
Petrie grabs it off the deck and swings in and out, before snapping truly from 35! An incredible spinning goal from the veteran! (3 Qtr Time)
Brown picks out the hard running Harvey, pushing ahead of the St Kilda defence to mark unopposed. The 427 gamer trots in and Brent hits the POST from 35 metres out! (Q4 2:06)
The Saints then go coast to coast, with Newnes thumping it long and strong to Hickey who marks ahead of Thompson. Tom hooks it poorly to the near side from 25 on the slight. (Q4 2:42)
The Roos throw a number of handballs together as they show off their running power. Eventually Lindsay receives and snaps truly, 25 metres out directly in front! Terrific play! (Q4 4:40)
Wells receives out of the centre stoppage, moves it off to Dumont and Trent belts in a pass to the leading Brown. Ben marks, kicks and goals from 35 on the slight! (Q4 6:47)
Wells again plays the role of provider, darting in an effort to Brown who leaps and takes a towering grab. Ben lines up from 40 on the slight and misses to the right hand side. (Q4 7:51)
Steven sends it long to the top of the square and Riewoldt plays the role of key forward and rover. Nick brought the ball to ground against Macmillan and then finished with ease! (Q4 10:30)
BOOMER HARVEY has his first of the night, adding another in this historic match! Thomas marked at point blank range, fed it off to Brent, who finished from the top of the square! (Q4 13:11)
Another Saints ball hits the top of the square. Dunstan reads it off hands, playing the classical role of a small forward before snapping truly from point blank range! (Q4 14:19)
Wright lines up the set shots from 45 metres out on the slight angle. Nathan pulls it to the far side for a minor score. (Q4 17:09)
Weller takes it out of the stoppage, and snaps with immediacy from the acute angle, 30 metres from goal. His shot misses to the near side. (Q4 17:09)
Dal Santo moves it centrally by hand to the rampant Macmillan. Jamie powers through and whacks it from a step inside 50. Through it bounces to extend the margin for the Roos! (Q4 20:42)
Dunstan again reads it off the pack, getting the ball as the small forward in the front and centre situation before flicking off to Riewoldt. Nick goals from point blank range! (Q4 26:01)
Bruce is the next to get out the back, as the Saints again win the contested pill at the stoppage. Josh grabs it off the deck and goals from 20! (Q4 26:01)
Bruce takes another strong contested grab, opposed to Thompson in the one on one contest. Josh lines up from 25 out, directly in front, and slots the goal! (Q4 27:52)

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