Blog log from R22 of 2016: North Melbourne vs Sydney

Da Santo sends it forward for an early inside 50 entry. Daw runs back into the oncoming traffic and takes a terrific grab. Majak kicks from 45 on the flank and misses. (Q1 2:14)
Daw and Aliir produce a foot race for the ages, bolting toward the pill at a rate of knots. Majak wins the battle, and eventually Hansen is the recipient, missing from 45. (Q1 8:19)
Heeney takes a terrific mark in the one on one contest against Firrito, and then moves it centrally to the hard running Lloyd. Jake marks, kicks and goals from 40! (Q1 10:08)
Brown forces the ball to ground level, allowing Dumont to get involved at ground level. Trent flicks it off to the runner in Goldstein, who receives and goals from 25! (Q1 13:20)
Parker produces yet another clearance, thumping it forward from the stoppage, enabling Hewett to get out the back and mark unattended. George goals for the quick reply! (Q1 14:20)
Hannebery won the one on one contest, beating Gibson to the pill and feeding it further afield. McVeigh receives from Richards, and slams it through with the right peg from 45! (Q1 17:51)
The Swans are rampant inside and out of the contest at this stage. This time Tippett receives out of the chain and heads for home, kicking from 45 but missing to the right. (Q1 18:05)
Hewett grabs it at half forward after the Roos continue to struggle moving the pill out of defence. George finds Rohan unattended inside and Gibson gave away the 50… (Q1 19:01)
The decision was paid for running through the mark, and Gary slams it through from point blank range! (Q1 19:31)
McKenzie, Mullett and then Dal Santo link up before the former Saint sends it inside 50. Goldstein gets to the ground ball, but can only muster a minor under physical pressure. (Q1 22:01)
Papley wins the free kick after Tarrant gave it away for deliberate out of bounds. No one stands the mark, allowing Tom to play on and snap truly from 25! (Q1 23:18)
Harvey darts it through the corridor for Daw and Aliir to fight for it. The ball goes to ground level, and it pops out to the hardworking Dal Santo who dabs it through from 25! (Q1 27:21)
Parker finds it at ground level as the Swans swarm it forward from the resulting stoppage. Luke hacks it off the deck, but misses from the pocket to the near side. (Q1 28:37)
Thomas is the next to find it at ground level as the keys are finding it difficult to take a grab with the wet footy. Lindsay immediately shoots from 40 but misses to the right. (Q1 30:01)
McVeigh thuds it out of the defensive 50 stoppage, but Jarryd only sends it into the anticipating arms of Dal Santo. Nick launches from the arc and sends it through! (Q1 31:02)
Wells dabs it into the leading Petrie, who marks well ahead of the trailing Aliir. Drew kicks from outside 50 and misses poorly to the left hand side via the set shot. (Q2 7:35)
McGlynn sends it long to the Tippett/Firrito contest and the former Crow takes the terrific contested grab. Kurt attempts the snap from the sharp angle and misses to the near side. (Q2 8:42)
Dal Santo wins it from the stoppage and sends it long to the Brown/Rampe matchup, and Ben takes the predictable grab against his undersized counterpart. Ben misses from 25. (Q2 12:26)
Harvey belts it to the top of the square and Petrie produces a memorable piece of magic.Drew hangs his foot out, flipping it up to himself and finishing with ease from close range! (Q2 13:39)
Kennedy, Mitchell and back again as the former Hawk has little more than a split second to analyse the options. Josh heads for home from outside 50, but misses to the left. (Q2 17:16)
Petrie dabs it in short to the unmarked Ziebell, who takes the mark 45 metres out from goal on the slight angle. The Roos number 7 launches to goal but picks out the post. (Q2 18:07)
The Roos turn it over attempting to move inside forward 50, and it enabled Mitchell to find Heeney unopposed inside 50. Isaac shoots from the flank region and misses. (Q2 20:11)
Mitchell roves the ten-strong pack, getting front and centre, with the pill popping his way. Tom grabs and snaps with immediacy but misses to the left hand side from the pocket. (Q2 22:11)
The Swans swarm it forward once more as relentless pressure forces the turnover. The pill falls Rohan’s way as the Swans surge again and again. Gary soccers it through! (Q2 24:01)
Harvey waits front and centre, grabbing the pill and immediately sending it goalward for the first score of the half. His shot missed to the right hand side. (Q3 2:02)
Harvey powers through the middle of Blundstone, before flicking it off to Majak. Daw continues to pace forward, and hits the post with his effort from outside 50. (Q3 3:31)
Tippett backhands the ball out of congestion and into the path of McVeigh, at the top of the square. Jarryd receives and sends it through from point blank range! (Q3 5:03)
Brown holds off Rampe, protecting the front space, before flying toward the ball and taking the strong mark. Ben lines up and snaps truly from 25 on the sharp angle! (Q3 6:12)
Gibson is the one to make the error in this passage, missing the chance to rush the minor, he flicks it backward. McGlynn takes his chance, soccering truly from close range! (Q3 8:11)
Wells tracks from the wing to half forward un-pressured. Daniel continues to assess the options, before chipping it to Harvey running out the back. Brent marks, kicks and goals! (Q3 10:00)
Heeney, Mills and then McGlynn, link up by hand before the former Hawk finds Hannebery pushing forward unmarked. Daniel marks and finishes the set shot from 35! (Q3 13:08)
Heeney and Hansen battle it out at the hot spot after Rohan belted it into the one on one contest. At ground level, Isaac manages to outmaneuver his opponent and finish from 20! (Q3 16:40)
Repeat entries finally pay dividends for the Swans. Daw spoils from the contest, but it falls Kennedy’s way. The former Hawk gathers and goals from 35 off the left peg! (Q3 19:24)
The Roos grab a quick reply! Wells sends it forward, hitting the hotspot. Off hands it works out the back to Harvey, who powers on and goals from point blank range! (Q3 21:09)
Petrie crumbs his own marking contest as the Roos are again presented with an opportunity. Drew darts around and belts it from 45, but misses from the flank region. (Q3 23:11)
Firrito to Macmillan who bullets a pass into the hard running, unmarked Goldstein. Todd lines up to shoot, but flicks it wide to McKenzie who bags it from 55! (Q3 24:49)
Dumont dabs in the short pass to Petrie, who marks ahead of a desperate Kennedy. Drew lines up from 40 on the slight angle, and manages to knick the post. (Q3 25:49)
Wells analyses the situation with brilliant evasiveness, and then dabs the pass to the leading Brown, who takes yet another mark. Ben slots it from 25 on the tight angle! (Q3 27:45)
Rampe wins the one on one, then bolts away from the North pressure without a moments hesitation. Dane launches, boundary side only a step inside the arc, and scores a minor. (Q3 31:03)
Parker receives out of the forward 50 stoppage and immediately sends the pill goalward. Luke’s attempt misses to the right hand side from 30. (Q4 0:41)
Wells sets it up to the hotspot. Daw flies, allowing Dal Santo to force Parker to turn it over at ground level with a smother. Harvey anticipates and goals from close range! (Q4 3:18)
Cunnington wins the clearance from the stoppage and whacks it on the boot for the speedy shot. Ben’s attempt misses to the left hand side from 30 on the slight. (Q4 4:50)
Aliir produces a terrible turnover, attempting to move it centrally and thus allowing Harvey to intercept the pass. That Brent does, and he misses the shot from 40 on the slight. (Q4 7:08)
The Swans transition at pace, with Rohan receiving in the middle of Bludstone and immediately blazes down the other end. He hits the post from 55. (Q4 8:00)
Franklin, Richards and then McGlynn, all by foot before Ben dabbed it further afield to the hard running Hannebery. Daniel shoots from 50 on the flank and slots it! (Q4 10:51)
Franklin receives and burns off Firrito, powering to the 50 on the boundary side akin to those Hooker moments so long ago. The shot misses to the near side. (Q4 12:44)
Swallow sends it long to the hot spot and Ziebell is the one that receives after Brown brings it to ground. Jack shoots on the run, but misses from 35 on the slight angle. (Q4 18:08)
Richards marks out the back as the Roos continue to squander their chances moving into the forward 50. Xavier kicks from 45 on the flank and misses to the near side. (Q4 25:04)

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