Blog log from EF of 2016: Adelaide vs North Melbourne

Walker taps a loose ball behind McDonald for Cameron to race onto and goal from 20m inside the first 30 seconds. (Q1 0:52)
Atkins feeds Smith for a gallop up the guts to CHF, his running snap bounces into the goalpost. (Q1 3:16)
Brad Crouch gives to Thompson at a stoppage 40m out in front, he baulks clears but misses. (Q1 5:05)
Lyons volleys the crumb from a contest 25m out on the flank, the ball takes a slight leg break into the left goalpost. (Q1 9:39)
Lynch stands in front of a big pack to mark a rather speculative long ball to the hotspot. He goals. This is probably going to be a long night for Roo fans. (Q1 11:35)
Daw roves his own contest near the hotspot but his screwing snap is just wide. (Q1 13:36)
Thomas gets the first North goal with a set shot from 40m on a slight angle. (Q1 14:42)
Harvey has space to run with a bounce to 40m on the flank for a trademark snap on the burst… but misses. (Q1 17:24)
Dumont passes to Petrie 45m out on a slight angle, who also misses. (Q1 19:02)
Sloane receives from Cameron, baulks clear on the wing and pokes a pass to Walker near true CHF. Tex misses. (Q1 20:04)
Hartigan throws Thomas to ground on the wing to give away a free, plus a 50m penalty on Matt Crouch to bring him near the hotspot… but LT sprays it, disappointingly. (Q1 22:52)
Harvey turns the ball over trying to run out of defence, Cameron gives to Jenkins for a trademark goal from the top of the square. (Q1 23:48)
Lynch’s kicks to McGovern at halfback is too hot, Swallow roves and gives to Ziebell who drives through a goal from 45m on a slight angle. (Q1 26:04)
Mackay passes short to Cameron wide on the flank 40m out after the Crows boss the next centre bounce. Charlie misses. (Q1 27:36)
Betts puts his boot in the back of Firrito to take a screamer 35m out on a slight angle, he goals just before the QT siren. (Qtr Time)
Jenkins and Tarrant both fly 40m out on a slight angle, both catch it, Jenkins from behind but is paid the mark anyway. He misses, fittingly. (Q2 2:44)
Atkins marks 40m out on a slight angle and misses. (Q2 5:28)
Macmillan hits Thomas on the lead 35m out on the flank, the crowd boos then cheers as LT shanks it OOTF. (Q2 7:13)
Goldstein snaps truly from a stoppage at the hotspot, causing a melee. (Q2 9:32)
Betts roves a McGovern contest and snaps around the corner from 40m in front… that’s good. One wonders where the pressure was. (Q2 10:58)
Brown intercepts a Tarrant rebound kick in front of Higgins 50m out on a slight angle, and goes back for the set shot…. off hands, behind. (Q2 13:48)
Betts leaps in front of Macmillan to mark a wobbly Talia ball to 35m on the flank. His set shot falls in the square and doesn’t score. (Q2 17:14)
Lynch marks at the hotspot and finally gets reward for a period of Adelaide pressure with his second goal. (Q2 20:27)
Higgins roves a Brown contest near CHF after the next centre bounce and sails through a quality finish from 45m. (Q2 22:14)
Daw steams onto a long Cunnington centre clearance to the hotspot in front of Cheney, and kicks another one for North. (Q2 23:05)
Laird passes to Walker 50m out on the flank, who lets everyone know he’s going back for the set shot… but it falls on the line for Petrie to rush. (Q2 28:30)
Walker rises majestically over Tarrant and Hansen to mark 40m out on a slight angle. He goals to kick off Q3. (Q3 1:15)
Atkins marks in the pocket and centres to Lever 35m out on a slight angle. Lever steers through the second goal of his young career. (Q3 5:48)
Jenkins pushes off Firrito to mark a long Smith ball from the HFF near the behind post. He goals. Adelaide marches on. (Q3 8:16)
Daw marks an Anderson ball after the next centre bounce, with Hartigan out of position. Daw shoots from 30m on the flank, and makes no mistake for his second goal. (Q3 9:46)
Tarrant turns the ball over on the HBF, Matt Crouch baulks clear and hoofs an ugly left foot mongrel from 45m on a slight angle, it bounces through. (Q3 11:56)
Brown has a fresh airy trying to volley a loose ball from 5m out, Talia arrives late to kill it for a behind. (Q3 13:31)
Thompson catches Higgins high at the hotspot to gift him his second goal. (Q3 14:38)
Betts marks 35m out near the boundary, plays on and screws through his third goal. (Q3 15:49)
Smith bombs long from the HFF, the ball slips through the grasp of McDonald and straight through to Lynch who goals like he’s shelling peas. (Q3 15:49)
Thomas passes over the back of the Crow defence on a fast break to Goldstein 35m out on a slight angle. Goldie goes back for the set shot, and duly converts. (Q3 15:49)
Lyons misses a half snap, half pass from the pocket 25m out. (Q3 29:04)
Betts is Johnny on the spot for the crumb to a Laird long ball to Jenkins at the top of the square for his fourth major. (Q3 30:18)
Lyons clears from the next centre bounce, Betts leaps 40m out in front and marks for goal number five. It’s that easy. (Q3 31:23)
Walker passes to Jenkins 45m out in front, he hits the post to kick off Q4 garbage time. (Q4 0:50)
Betts takes a party trick mark lying on his back in the square for his sixth goal. It’s going to be that sort of quarter for North Melbourne, I’m afraid. (Q4 1:48)
Daw beats Lever one on one to mark a Cunnington ball 20m out on a slight angle. The Sudanese youngster kicks his third goal. (Q4 4:58)
Sloane beats Swallow to rove Goldstein at a stoppage in the pocket, and snaps truly. (Q4 6:41)
Thomas bounces down the flank and snaps his second goal from 30m, to the tune of Adelaide fan boos. (Q4 8:21)
Cameron passes to Walker just inside true CHF, who steers through another one. (Q4 10:01)
McGovern misses on the run from 40m on a slight angle under not much pressure. (Q4 11:28)
Ben Brown marks a Dal Santo ball behind Talia in the pocket 20m out, plays on and doesn’t score with a shank. (Q4 12:29)
Daw boots his fourth goal, one Roo who can hold his head high. (Q4 14:45)
Dumont passes to Thomas 40m out on a slight angle who steers through his third goal. Well into junk time by now. (Q4 15:44)
Dumont roves and misses from the pocket. (Q4 17:01)
Lyons snaps truly from a stoppage 30m out on the flank. (Q4 19:42)
Walker wheels and shoots after marking 55m out on a slight angle, but hits the post. (Q4 21:00)
Lynch caps off an enjoyable evening with a running goal from 40m on the flank under no pressure, his fourth. (Q4 24:12)
Smith gets some junk from the HFF. (Q4 26:12)
Smith sails through some more junk from long range. (Q4 30:31)

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