Blog log from R23 of 2016: North Melbourne vs Western Sydney

Brown rises high above Davis, holding off the Giant and taking the strong grab with arms out in front. From 40 on the slight, Ben sends it straight through the middle! (Q1 1:35)
Smith flicks it off to the speeding Griffen, as the former Dogs captain receives on the wing.He runs his full measure and launches from outside 60, bouncing it through for a minor. (Q1 6:16)
Devon Smith again plays the role of provider, getting away from two Roos with a baulk festival, before flicking out to Ward. Callan receives and goals from 40! (Q1 6:47)
Coniglio forces the turnover with terrific pressure at the half forward flank, and allows Lobb to launch them inside 50. Greene gathers and misses from deep in the forward pocket. (Q1 10:34)
Ziebell, Wells and then Harvey as the Roos move it down the wing before North’s most decorated player finds Brown on the lead. Ben goals from 35 on the flank! (Q1 13:40)
Dumont dispossessed in the Smith tackle. Scully mops up and sends it to the hotspot. Patton has first bite and then second, before turning and snapping truly in one fluent motion! (Q1 16:03)
Wilson gifts the Roos a free, with Zac throwing the pill away and the free is paid Brown’s way. Ben lines up, boundary side, and slams it through with the snap effort! (Q1 18:18)
Wilson gifts the Roos a free, with Zac throwing the pill away and the free is paid Brown’s way. Ben lines up, boundary side, and slams it through with the snap effort! (Q1 19:18)
Higgins pushes off Griffen and flicks wide to the eagerly anticipating Gibson. Sam receives and steadies, but ultimately misses from 40 on the flank. (Q1 21:17)
Devon Smith receives, steps this way and that, before kicking for goal from the arc. Devon had options either side of him and will rue the misses opportunity as he scores a behind. (Q1 25:17)
Hansen pushes off a couple with a classic stiff arm, then manages to dab the effort to an unmarked Thomas. Lindsay marks but misses the chance from 35 out, directly in front. (Q2 5:24)
The long bomb into the one on one and Patton wins the free kick for holding in the marking contest against Hansen. Jonathon lines up from 30 on the slight and misses. (Q2 6:58)
Greene manages to find it at ground level, off the hands of a leaping Whitfield. Toby found Johnson, who then flicked it off to Wilson. Nathan missed from 45 on the flank. (Q2 8:24)
Johnson sends it goalward with an up and under. Patton thumps it to the front of the pack and Steve is there again. He mops up and slams it through from point blank range! (Q2 9:59)
Scully launches to the Patton/Firrito one on one inside forward 50. Jonathon pushes off Michael and takes the strong, powerful grab. The Giants number 12 goals from 35! (Q2 12:16)
Wells receives out of the forward 50 stoppage from the Goldstein tap. Daniel spins and snaps with immediacy, missing to the left hand side from 35. (Q2 15:54)
Brown has his fourth of the night and all four of the Roos goals as well! He grabs it out of congestion and throws it on the boot from 40. It bobbles and wobbles through! (Q2 16:55)
Daw flies as the Roos go forward from the stoppage with speed. Majak brings it to ground where Ziebell was found. He gathers, turns and snaps it through from 25 on the slight! (Q2 17:55)
Ward bounds out of the forward 50 stoppage with ball in hand. Callan, running away from goal, curves his run and shoots from 45 on the flank. He pulls it to the near side. (Q2 22:06)
Shaw, Greene and finally Patton on the lead as the Giants move it ruthlessly by foot. Jonathon kicks from 30 on the flank and manages to send through his third! (Q2 26:21)
Williams gathers, turns on a sixpence away from Anderson and darts an effort onto the chest of Hopper. Jacob marks, kicks and goals on the siren from 35! (Q2 28:51)
Brown marks strongly on the lead as the Roos are presented with their first opportunity of the second half. Ben launches from outside 50 but pulls it to the right hand side. (Q3 3:36)
Goldstein taps down to Wells on the step. Daniel flicks off to Thomas and then Lindsay off to Harvey in the tackle. Brent throws it on the boot from 20 and misses to the left. (Q3 5:38)
Thomas launches to Goldstein and the powerful ruck takes the quality contested grab. Todd then just flicked it off to Harvey, who sent it through from 45 on the flank! (Q3 7:22)
Shiel receives out of the stoppage and bolts away in un-pressured fashion. Dylan shoots from 40 out, directly in front, but misses the glaring chance to the right hand side. (Q3 10:20)
Whitfield picks out Patton on the lead as the Giants former number 1 selection marks unattended. Jonathon lines up from dead in front, 35 out, and he sends it through! (Q3 11:22)
The Giants produce a slow build up play, with Patton sending the pill to the hotspot. The ball bounces out the back and Smith gathers and goals from point blank range! (Q3 13:29)
Scully dabs it over the top for Johnson to run onto. Chased hard by Ziebell, Steve slams it on the boot, boundary side from 45 and through he sends it! Spectacular major! (Q3 17:52)
Griffen receives out of the forward 50 pack and from the acute angle, attempts the inside out banana. He pulls the shot to the near side. (Q3 22:03)
Shiel to Greene to Whitfield as the Giants move it by hand off the half back flank. Lachie runs his full measure and finds Cameron out the back unmarked. Jeremy goals with ease! (Q3 25:07)
Brown and Lobb launch at the pill and Ben is the one to pull down yet another towering grab. He kicks from 45, boundary side, and hits the post. (Q3 26:28)
Harvey has his second snag of the night as the greatest Roo of all took advantage and finished truly from 25. Cunnington won the free after winning a HOTB and the rest is history! (Q4 3:14)
The Giants produce the quick reply, inside the next 10 seconds of play! Johnson grabs it out of congestion, powers away and snaps it through from 25 with a bounce! (Q4 4:14)
Greene is the next to receive out of the centre as the Giants begin to dominate that facet of play. Toby powers to the arc but misses to the left hand side. (Q4 4:57)
Lobb goes long to the top of the square and Hansen gives away the free kick for holding on Patton. The inform man nabs his fifth of the night and eleventh of the fortnight! (Q4 6:34)
Johnson again plays the role of predator, lurking around the pack and waiting for the pill to fall his way. That it does and Steve nabs his fourth of the night from close range! (Q4 9:34)
Haynes gives away the free kick for holding Daw off the ball as the Roos win it directly from the centre stoppage. Majak thumps it from outside 50 and through it sails! (Q4 10:50)
Scully, Lobb, Davis and then Patton, as the inform man marks strongly on the lead ahead of Firrito. Jonathon kicks from 40 on the flank and misses to the near side. (Q4 14:08)
Scully, Lobb, Davis and then Patton, as the inform man marks strongly on the lead ahead of Firrito. Jonathon kicks from 40 on the flank and misses to the near side. (Q4 18:12)
Ward takes the contested grab up on the half forward flank. He pushes back quickly and assesses the options, picking out Kelly unmarked. Josh misses the resultant shot from 45. (Q4 18:30)
Williams turns it over under duress as the Giants attempt to feed it away from defensive 50. The Roos pounce and move it off to Cunnington, who goals from 35 on the slight! (Q4 21:30)
Cameron gathers on the bounce ahead of the pursuing Tarrant. Jeremy continues on at pace and snaps back, but misses to the near side under physical duress. (Q4 23:14)
Gibson receives on the fat side and launches to the hotspot with immediacy. Speaking of launching, Majak does just that and pulls down a towering grab. He misses from 40. (Q4 25:26)
Hopper sends it out the back for Smith, with Devon not having to break stride as he marks the ball at pace. Devon takes a bounce and finishes from 25 on the slight! (Q4 26:49)

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