Blog log from W1 of 2017: Sydney vs North Melbourne

Tippett takes a big contested grab in front of two Roo defenders from a Cunningham ball to 35m on a slight angle. He misses.
Preuss misses a snap from a throw-in 25m out. (Q1 3:48)
Florent has two moments to compose himself for a snap off a step from 40m on a slight angle, he makes no mistake for the first major. (Q1 7:00)
Macmillan gives away a free in a marking contest to Fox 40m out on a slight angle, the set shot drops and is rushed. (Q1 11:51)
Kennedy roves a Mills contest from a long Foote ball 20m out and snaps across his body for a nice goal. (Q1 14:35)
Macmillan misses from outside 50m on a slight angle after a stoppage. (Q1 16:06)
Cameron beats Preuss to a bouncing ball outside CHF in space, he turns and gallops to just outside 50m but bounces his shot into the goalpost. (Q1 18:51)
Florent delivers another nice finish, this time from a long range set shot near the boundary. (Q1 20:20)
Cunnington misses a long range snap after Cunningham turns the ball over. (Q2 0:47)
Wood shows Cunners how it’s done with a snap off a step from 40m on the flank after Marsh drops the kick in. (Q2 0:47)
Waite hits the post with a set shot. (Q2 2:56)
Another kick out, Newman hits Ziebell as it he meant it. But Ziebell misses as well. (Q2 3:22)
Higgins misses a set shot from the boundary 20m out. (Q2 5:07)
Turner goals from closer range after contesting for a very high ball to the square and collecting his own crumb under heavy pressure. (Q2 8:27)
Robinson snaps a goal from 35m on a slight angle in heavy traffic after a baulk of Clarke and riding a tackle as well. (Q2 13:08)
Cameron beats Watson one on one to mark an Edwards ball 20m out in front for his first goal. (Q2 15:33)
Mills misses a snap from near CHF. (Q2 20:10)
Hibberd feeds Wood on his own in the square for an easy goal, with some nice link play by Hrovat in the build up. (Q2 21:10)
McDonald puts his head down and gets caught high by Parker 45m out on a slight angle, and roosts a nice goal. (Q3 3:50)
Cunningham misses from the boundary 35m out after Durdin gets pinged for deliberate OOB. (Q3 7:07)
Wood marks in space 45m out on a slight angle, plays on but misses under no pressure. (Q3 8:20)
Higgins crosses the 50m paint in space on the end of a chain of overlapping handballs from midfield started by Hrovat, he slots the goal with skill from 45m in front. (Q3 11:06)
Cunningham passes to Hewett 40m out on a slight angle after a Sydney move down member’s wing. Hewett misses. (Q3 14:35)
Fisher passes inboard to Heeney 40m out in the corridor. The set shot is touched on the mark and misses. (Q3 15:09)
Macmillan tries a short pass from the last line but Reid intercepts 10m away, no mark so he plays on under pressure but misses. (Q3 17:03)
Ziebell marks on the lead 30m out on the flank, but misses. (Q3 22:32)
Fox passes to Edwards on the end of a running move through the centre from the opposite HBF. Edwards lines up deep in the pocket 20m out after the 3QT siren… miss. (Q3 23:49)
Hannebery drops a sitter at CHB, the Roos swarm, Hrovat gathers a wide handball to him 20m out on a slight angle and pops it through. (Q4 2:07)
Reid hoofs a high left foot snap from near the hotspot well wide. (Q4 2:52)
The Roos run free from congestion behind centre on a fast break, a chain of overlapping handballs ends with Hrovat doing a one-two with Higgins and steering it through from 35m. (Q4 4:03)
Hannebery smothers Durdin on the last line, the crumb falls for him to gather and goal with ease. (Q4 5:00)
Newman misses a snap from near CHF. (Q4 7:37)
McKay marks 25m out on the flank but misses. (Q4 9:50)
Cunnington converts a set shot from next the hotspot. (Q4 12:38)
Hibberd catches Edwards high in the pocket, who goes back to Mills 40m out near the boundary. Mills’ set shot is off hands for a behind. (Q4 15:10)
Correction, no score as there was a free. (Q4 15:10)
Fox gets a free on Macmillan in the square, that goal brings the margin back to within a kick. Crowd not exactly on the edges of their seats about the result, though. (Q4 16:53)
Fisher’s snap from a stoppage near the hotspot is touched off the boot for a behind. (Q4 18:39)
Mountford gets a HTB free on Marsh who had too much traffic to contend with at defensive hotspot. He goals, just. (Q4 20:08)
Mountford gets another set shot at much the same spot, but this time shanks it well wide. (Q4 21:52)
Jones finds Foote on a fast break 35m out on a slight angle. Foote hoofs it straight through. (Q4 22:39)
Foote captures Swallow HTB outside CHF, he goes long but no mark, siren and the Roos win. (Q4 25:21)

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