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Blog log from GF of 2017: Western Sydney vs North Melbourne

Blog log for Western Sydney vs North Melbourne, GF of 2017

Ziebell is pinged for a trip on Ward after a stoppage 40m out in front. Ward just sneaks the set shot Home. (Q1 2:22)
Patton marks a long Corr ball in front of Tarrant 35m out on the flank, after winning a wrestle. But he kicks into the man on the mark, Taranto misses from the resultant scramble. (Q1 5:41)
Coniglio gives to Greene to snap truly from near the hotspot, after a Waite clanger kick on the HBF. (Q1 6:39)
Turner gets a free near the hotspot for the first North goal, after dropping the footy at a stoppage and getting tackled by Shaw without it. (Q1 10:08)
Turner catches Haynes HTB in the pocket 20m out, plays on and screws through a nice finish. (Q1 12:36)
Williams is under heavy Thomas pressure near the behind line and decides to hop over it, the ump pays deliberate but Thomas misses. (Q1 18:21)
Greene judges a bouncing inside 50 to the hotspot better than everyone else in a crowded forward line, but he turns and grubbers wide. (Q1 19:39)
Patton taps a smothered Cameron snap back to Cameron who gives a Joe the Goose special to Greene, despite a bit of traffic around. (Q1 24:04)
Coniglio rolls through a goal from near the hotspot after Macmillan is not paid a mark he just about held. (Q1 27:26)
Waite taps a loose ball on the HFF to Daw, who turns and shoots from 35m… across the face. (Q1 27:55)
Daw starts an attack from congestion on the wing with a loose ball get and handball, Higgins runs clear and passes to Waite 40m out on a slight angle. Waite splits the middle. (Q1 29:19)
Goldstein misses a long snap from the HFF after a stoppage. (Q2 0:17)
Turner kicks his third goal after a terrible Shaw kick in to Davis near the hotspot with Thomas hot on his collar to spoil and force the turnover. (Q2 0:17)
Matthew Kennedy misses a superogal attempt from outside CHF. (Q2 1:38)
Greene marks just inside 50m on a slight angle, goes back and roosts a big set shot over the pack on the line for a quality goal. (Q2 2:34)
Macmillan intercepts a Williams kick to 45m in front, but misses. (Q2 3:53)
Waite marks a nice Higgins dart across the hotspot to 20m out on a slight angle, nothing Davis could do there. He goals, just. (Q2 6:54)
Waite takes a strong contested grab despite a challenge by Haynes near the hotspot, and boots his third major. (Q2 13:55)
Cameron misses a set shot from just inside 50m on a slight angle. (Q2 16:25)
Patton gets a free on Tarrant near the hotspot and misses as well. (Q2 18:21)
Patton beats Vickers-Willis to mark near CHF and miss again. (Q2 25:23)
Simpkin gets a 50m penalty after marking on the wing to take him near the hotspot, but he misses a relatively easy set shot. (Q2 28:13)
Scully hits the post with a running snap from outside CHF. (Q2 28:41)
Smith scoots away from the first centre bounce of Q3 and snaps a long goal to give the Giants the lead. (Q3 0:44)
Correction, it was a ninepointer. (Q3 0:44)
The Giants again dominate the centre bounce, Cameron roves and rolls home a nice finish from 25m on the flank. (Q3 0:44)
Simpkin goals from the square after three Giants fall over each other spoiling 20m out. (Q3 3:07)
Greene has the sit on Cunnington for a long ball to the hotspot, he takes a speccy and lands like a cat to run into the open goal. (Q3 5:42)
Cameron misses a set shot from 40m on a slight angle. (Q3 6:45)
Greene roves a Thompson drop on the HFF and gives to Ward who snaps truly from 45m on a slight angle. (Q3 8:15)
Simpkin roves a Daw contest near the boundary 20m out, has a man on and tries a grubbing Daicos special… and it comes off! (Q3 9:30)
Taranto feeds Kelly after the next centre bounce, he goes to Patton to mark near the hotspot for his first goal. (Q3 10:15)
Cameron misses from the boundary 30m out. (Q3 12:07)
Ward misses a running snap from 40m in front. (Q3 13:16)
Thomas roves a Scully drop on the HFF and passes to Turner who misses from 40m on a slight angle. (Q3 16:17)
Taranto feeds Lobb for a pressured miss from the pocket. (Q3 17:31)
Taranto forces another turnover in defence, Smith roves and goals from close range. (Q3 19:06)
Vickers-Willis is caught in possession on the wing, Cameron runs back with the flight to mark in the pocket 20m out then gets crunched by Macmillan. He goals. (Q3 21:01)
Waite leaps in front of Shaw and takes a booming grab over Buntine in a pack 40m out on a slight angle. He misses. (Q3 23:31)
Cameron goals to start Q4 after roving a loose ball and baulking the bloke who just coughed it up under a tackle. (Q4 1:19)
Waite drops a mark on the lead 40m out on the flank but the crumb falls behind for him to turn ahead of Haynes and banana another one. (Q4 3:37)
Greene gets a free for a push in the back by Vickers-Willis 20m out on the flank, a bit soft it was. He goals. (Q4 5:37)
Hibberd roves a loose ball after a lot of broken play near the North goal, he rolls through his first score. (Q4 12:08)
Ward gives to Smith in space on the HFF, he straightens and runs to 40m for a trademark quality finish. (Q4 13:39)
Davis gets a 50m penalty on Waite after marking behind the centre, and misses a supergoal attempt. (Q4 15:51)
Shaw has a set shot 50m out on a slight angle, he gives to Wilson running past who launches a ninepointer. (Q4 17:50)
Kelly passes to Smith 35m out on the flank, who plays on and screws through another lovely goal. (Q4 19:51)
Dumont marks wide on the flank 35m out, his set shot is more of a pass to the top of the square, somehow the crumb falls for Daw to snap truly from 5m. (Q4 22:22)
Waite leads and marks a Daw ball in front of Tomlinson 40m out on the flank, but hits the post. (Q4 24:48)
Thomas spoils an ambitious cross-defence kick by Lobb to Wilson near the hotspot, Waite is there to crumb and run into the open goal. (Q4 25:59)
Taranto roves his own contest but misses with a snap from 40m on the flank. (Q4 26:52)
Cameron gets a free on Wright near the boundary 35m out, and misses. (Q4 27:22)
Atley misses a running snap from 40m in front. (Q4 29:06)
Mumford marks 40m out on a slight angle just before the final siren. He chips a behind. (Q4 31:06)

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