Blog log from R6 of 2017: North Melbourne vs Gold Coast

Sexton, Hall, Witts and Martin link up via the wing before Jarrod finds Jack on the lead. The quality youngster playing game 50 pulls it to the far side from 50 on the flank. (Q1 1:45)
Wood takes the mark ahead of Rosa, moves it centrally to Tarrant who finds Brown on the lead ahead of Leslie. Ben shoots from 35 and goals from directly in front! (Q1 4:45)
Ablett out of the stoppage to Sexton who spins on a dime and finds Lynch unmarked with precision. Tom marks 45 out on the slight and he provides the quick reply! (Q1 6:21)
Williams launches from the wing position and Brown pulls down the strong grab against Leslie. Ben shoots from 25 on the sharp angle and misses to the far side. (Q1 8:20)
Atley out of the forward 50 stoppage to Macmillan by hand. Jamie receives and shoots from 45 out directly in front but misses to the left hand side. (Q1 9:30)
Lemmens gives away the questionable free kick for in the back on Hrovat, deep in the forward pocket. Nathan takes full advantage, snapping truly from the set shot! (Q1 12:32)
Saad darts it to the hot spot and Wright glides onto the pill with ease. Peter clunks the grab and finishes the regulation set shot from 20 on the slight! (Q1 16:51)
Ablett takes the ball strongly out of the forward 30 stoppage, attacking the pill at pace. He throws it on his boot under pressure and misses to the near side from 30 on the flank. (Q1 19:15)
Ah Chee flies and then grabs the crumbs of his own attempt, flicking it to the outside where Wright eagerly awaits. Peter receives and sends it through from 45 on the slight! (Q1 20:06)
Goldstein flies and takes the strong mark during his rest forward. The quality ruckmen lines up the set shot from 45 on the sharp angle and misses to the near side. (Q1 22:15)
Turner gathers the pill at ground level after the Roos power forward once more. Kayne immediately kicks goalward but his attempt from 50 on the flank floats for a minor. (Q1 23:15)
Ablett sends the ball down the throat of Matera after the Suns utilise the corridor to advantage. Brandon shoots from 35 and sends it through from directly in front! (Q1 25:36)
Ziebell moves the ball wide by hand, feeding it to Gibson after receiving from Goldstein. Sam shoots from 45 on the flank and sends it through for the maximum! (Q1 28:11)
Bowes goes long to the Lynch/Thompson matchup and Tom drew the free kick with Scott ramming into his back. He played on and finishes truly from 25 on the snap! (Q2 4:04)
Garner belts down the wing, assessing the options before finding Turner on the lead. Kayne shoots via the set shot from 40 on the slight and he sends it through! (Q2 6:44)
Ablett takes a strong overhead mark at the HF flank opposed to McDonald. The genius wastes little time and finds Lynch on the lead. Tom shoots and scores the maximum from 45! (Q2 10:08)
Miller grabs it off the deck as the Suns force it forward relentlessly. Touk settles on the shot from 45 on the flank and the youngster floats the pill the wrong side of the post. (Q2 11:51)
Ziebell darts the ball to the leading Brown and Ben marks with ease. The Roos key man shoots from 45 on the flank and manages to pick out the post. (Q2 15:38)
The Roos force the forward 50 turnover with Hrovat producing the tackle on Sexton and gains the free kick. The former Dog shoots from 40 on the flank and Nathan sends it through! (Q2 20:16)
Hansen, Hrovat and Nathan bullets the pass to the leading Brown who is beginning to dominate Leslie. Ben marks, kicks and slots it from 40 on the flank! (Q2 21:35)
Matera gains the free kick after an infringement from Ziebell with the high contact. Barlow takes advantage and sends it through from close range! (Q2 25:06)
Ablett moves it inside 50 by hand to Lyons. Jarryd goes to the top of the square where Matera battles Macmillan. The ball bounces past them and through for a minor score. (Q2 28:05)
With less than thirty seconds left on the clock, Brown slots his set shot from deep in the forward pocket. From the out on the full, Ben makes the most of it to regain the lead! (Q2 30:05)
Barlow has his second for the night inside the first minute of the second half! Ah Chee reads it off the Lynch led contest. Callum flicks it off to Michael who finishes with ease! (Q3 1:34)
Ablett takes it out of the stoppage by volley, soccer style, and still manages to find Lynch. Tom chips it to Matera who marks 40 out on the flank. Brandon slots his second! (Q3 5:42)
Garner sends it long to the hot spot and the pack flies. The ball pops out the front where Higgins anticipates. He gathers off the deck and snaps it through from 25! (Q3 7:49)
Brown takes the contested mark on the HF flank and the grab proves decisive. He wheels around and finds Simpkin unmarked. He marks and shoots from 50 but the shot is touched. (Q3 10:04)
Higgins receives and places it to Simpkin inside 40 with a paddock to run into. The first year player steadies and Jy has no issue from close range! (Q3 12:49)
Higgins receives and places it to Simpkin inside 40 with a paddock to run into. The first year player steadies and Jy has no issue from close range! (Q3 14:05)
McDonald makes it three in a row for the Roos! The half back rebounder wins the ball via his tackle on Martin. Luke goes back and sends it through from all of 55 metres! (Q3 15:49)
The Suns win it from the resultant stoppage through Ablett and Gary sends it long to the Lynch/Macmillan contest. Tom shoots from 50 on the flank and hits the post. (Q3 16:34)
Ablett received no protection in defensive 50 and got caught unawares as a result, with Williams providing the free kick earning tackle. Marley finishes truly from 25! (Q3 22:49)
The three talls link up with Wood, Goldstein and finally Hansen marking inside 40. Lachie lines up and sends it through from 40 on the slight angle for five in a row! (Q3 24:26)
Ah Chee stops the rot for the besieged Suns. Calum marked it out on the lead from the Ablett pass and he finished truly from 40 on the slight! (Q3 27:05)
Martin takes advantage of the Gibson dropped mark and immediately speeds goalward. Jack lets rip from 35 on the slight but misses to the left hand side. (Q3 29:21)
Martin takes advantage of the Gibson dropped mark and immediately speeds goalward. Jack lets rip from 35 on the slight but misses to the left hand side. (Q3 29:40)
Ablett conjures another goal assist with less than a minute before half time. He flicks off out of congestion to Sexton. Alex snaps across his body and through it flies from 45! (Q3 30:19)
Lyons misses a great chance to send his club just a minor behind. Running into goal unopposed, he misses the opportunity from 45 with options to either side. (Q4 6:34)
Matera gives away the very questionable free kick for a throw, which replays suggest was anything but. Brown receives the free and takes full advantage from 40 on the flank! (Q4 8:05)
The Roos send it long to Brown once more and Ben again repays the faith, clunking a strong contested grab inside 30. On the slight angle he kicks his fifth, a personal best! (Q4 10:46)
The Roos send it long to Brown once more and Ben again repays the faith, clunking a strong contested grab inside 30. On the slight angle he kicks his fifth, a personal best! (Q4 12:59)
Anderson receives the free after Ablett tackled him without ball in hand. The former Hawk lines up for the potential sealer and he does deliver from 25! (Q4 12:59)
Saad sends it long to Ablett and the two time Brownlow medallist drops the mark. He flicks back to Fiorini who finds Ah Chee on the lead. Callum goals from 25! (Q4 15:20)
If the result wasn’t decided already, it is now! Ziebell, Hansen and Brown link by hand and Ben receives from point blank range. He sends his sixth to the top tier! (Q4 19:19)
Ablett grabs the goal within fifteen seconds of the restart. Hall sends it long and Lonergan finds it at ground level. Off to Gary and the champ dribbles it home from 35! (Q4 19:56)
Wood unloads from 55 as the Suns have difficulty with stringing possessions together through the middle of the ground. Mason bounces his effort for a minor. (Q4 26:29)
Hrovat takes the strong mark and wastes little time by dabbing the pass onto the chest of McDonald. Luke marks and shoots from 40 on the slight but misses. (Q4 27:01)
Bowes grabs the second of his career with a devastating run through the middle of Etihad. Gathering the ball at pace, Jack unleashes from 60 and manages to bounce it through! (Q4 27:46)
Ablett, Ah Chee and finally Matera marks inside 35. With little time to waste, Brandon still takes 20 seconds off the clock. His kick is lackadaisical and misses to the far side. (Q4 29:33)

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