Blog log from R8 of 2017: North Melbourne vs Sydney

Williams is bundled over after grubbing inside 50 from the centre, Turner gets the downfield free 40m out on a slight angle. He misses. (Q1 2:19)
Kennedy passes to Reid 45m out on the flank in front of Durdin. He boots the first goal. (Q1 3:10)
Hrovat pounces on a terrible kick across half back by Marsh but he misses from the hotspot. (Q1 5:34)
Hayward runs down the wing and hits Towers running back on a diagonal lead to 25m on the flank. Towers misses left. (Q1 6:47)
Jones speeds away from congestion on the wing in what has become trademark style, he lets fly from 50m on the flank for a big goal! (Q1 10:50)
Parker throws the ball on the boot as he’s tackled in a huge pack 20m out, the ball is high and wobbly… falls the right side of the goal line! (Q1 12:32)
Tarrant’s tackle on Franklin slips a little high, could have been HTB but the ump pays the free Buddy’s way 55m out on the flank. His set shot is actually a pass, North clears. (Q1 14:48)
Hewett misses under a tackle from a stoppage deep in the pocket 20m out. (Q1 18:19)
Mills gives Newman a hospital handpass after marking in relief on the last line, Turner catches him HTB and goals near the behind line. (Q1 20:04)
Goldstein marks 25m out on the flank and pops through another one for North, Swans had the jump but as so often at Docklands, the jump means very little on a fast, dry track. (Q1 22:34)
Melican sets a Turner snap from the pocket like a volleyball over the goal line for a behind. (Q1 23:03)
Williams centres with a high, hopeful ball from the HFF to the hotspot where Newman is well beaten one on one by Hrovat for the go ahead goal. (Q1 23:49)
Towers puts his head over the crumb of a Franklin contest on the HFF to win a free, then passes to Heeney 25m out wide on the flank. Isaac goals. (Q1 25:36)
Hannebery receives after a stoppage for a snap around the corner from 45m in the corridor, that one sails through to restore the Sydney lead. (Q1 27:20)
Goldstein boots his second goal with a snap from the HFF 35m out after a feed from Gibson, on the end of a fast break around the wing. (Q2 1:36)
Kennedy receives from Hannebery at a stoppage at the hotspot and is somehow not tackled as he shoots and goals. (Q2 3:57)
Hansen marks just inside 50m out on a slight angle, his set shot falls in the square and doesn’t score.. (Q2 4:57)
Durdin passes to Hansen to mark again 25m out on the flank, with Melican out of position. Hansen gets this one on line. (Q2 6:13)
Jones gives to Franklin for a snap from 50m on the flank, it drops on the line and Durdin gets back to touch it for a behind. (Q2 8:27)
Hayward’s pass to Franklin at half forward is too high but Reid is over the back for the crumb, he screws a snap across his body that rolls through from outside the hotspot. (Q2 12:39)
Sinclair marks 45m out on the flank but kicks OOTF. (Q2 16:12)
Towers roves a Franklin contest at the hotspot and gives back to Buddy for a snap across the body… sprayed wide as well. (Q2 16:12)
Anderson gives to Gibson for a quick snap from deep in the pocket 15m out, but he misses. (Q2 17:40)
The Swans can’t clear half back from the kick in, Higgins tries a snap from outside CHF that sails through from 55m! (Q2 18:57)
Durdin is pinged somewhat unluckily for deliberate rushing as he and McVeigh contest at the top of the square. McVeigh takes the charity goal. (Q2 19:59)
Vickers-Willis overcommits to a ground ball on the HBF, leaving McVeigh to butter up for a snap from 40m which skids through! (Q2 21:14)
Franklin roves a Heeney contest on the HFF and snaps on the turn, it wobbles and bounces up luckily for Heeney himself to gather near the behind post for an opportunist goal. (Q2 23:02)
Heeney misses from the flank 35m out after the Swans again boss the centre bounce. (Q2 24:13)
Parker sails through another one for Sydney with a snap from the hotspot. Still five minutes to play in Q2 and North is getting run over by a steamroller. (Q2 26:23)
Marsh’s blind left foot kick from the last line lands in the breadbasket of Turner 40m out on the flank. Turner misses. (Q2 27:25)
Parker is pinged for a block at a ball up at the top of the North goalsquare, Brown takes the charity goal. (Q2 31:13)
Papley marks 40m out on a slight angle but misses. (Q2 32:27)
Reid converts a set shot from 45m on a slight angle after winning a wrestle with Thompson, three goals for him now and the Swans don’t look like taking the foot off the pedal. (Q3 0:59)
Franklin honours the run from defence by Lloyd on a fast break started by Marsh, Lloyd marks 35m out on the flank but misses. (Q3 3:56)
Thompson goes to ground at half back chasing a loose ball under Papley pressure, the Swans lock it in, Newman picks up and gives to hannebery who does the rest from 45m on the HFF. (Q3 7:21)
Franklin marks a short Hewett ball 35m out on the flank, his preferred left side but it doesn’t tail for him, wide left. (Q3 8:36)
Ziebell intercepts a kick across half back just outside 50m on a slight angle. His set shot falls on the line, rushed behind. (Q3 15:21)
Towers is stripped in a tackle by Anderson at the North hotspot, the crumb falls for Turner to goal. (Q3 17:06)
Dumont roves a Brown contest but hits the post from the hotspot. (Q3 22:06)
Cunningham strips Atley in a tackle on the wing, the crumb falls for Hewett who speeds away and goes to Papley at the hotspot. Papley goals. (Q3 24:21)
Vickers-Willis is worried out of a ground ball on the Swans HFF, Sinclair gives to Hayward who passes to Hewett for another goal from the hotspot as the 3QT siren sounds. (Q3 27:07)
Williams barrels a long ball from the wing to a big pack at the hotspot, Cunnington goals after a feed from Anderson. (Q4 3:18)
Durdin gets a downfield free at the top of the square after Anderson is collected post his kick. He hits the post. (Q4 4:35)
Papley leads Macmillan on a run and bounce to 35m on a slight angle for another goal after a stoppage. (Q4 6:36)
Brown marks and gets a garbage time goal from the hotspot, but he was well beaten by Grundy today. (Q4 8:03)
Anderson gets some junk after some good work at half forward by Turner, his chaos ball drew a free on Mills. (Q4 11:47)
Franklin pulls out a party trick to wow the remaining fans with a volley while he’s wrestling with Tarrant 10m out. (Q4 14:36)
Hayward gets himself some garbage with 1:20 left, after a long period of misses by both sides. (Q4 27:31)

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