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Blog log from R13 of 2017: North Melbourne vs St Kilda

Blog log for North Melbourne vs St Kilda, R13 of 2017

Waite marks an Atley pass from midfield to 45m on a slight angle just before Carlisle tries an arm chop. Waite makes no mistake, first goal to North. (Q1 1:49)
Gresham roves a Bruce contest after the crumb is forced under a Weller tackle on Thompson at the hotspot, but his snap is touched off the boot for a behind. (Q1 5:03)
Bruce is behind Thompson to mark a Dunstan ball 45m out on the flank. He roosts a lovely set shot right over the goal umpire’s peaked cap! (Q1 6:06)
Gilbert beats Wood in the air on the wing, gets up and plays on immediately to hit Billings on the lead to 35m out on a slight angle. He goals. (Q1 8:06)
Hrovat marks on the wing on a slow play, but there’s a hole at half forward for Higgins to lead into and mark 40m out on a slight angle. Higgins’s set shot slices right late. (Q1 10:44)
Williams gives to Waite who snaps around the corner from 45m on the flank, but there’s too much curl and it’s well wide. (Q1 11:21)
Roberton plays onto advantage from a rather soft holding free at CHF on a slow play that looked like breaking down, he reaches the hotspot untouched and snaps truly. (Q1 14:02)
Ross spoils Tarrant, mops up and feeds Gresham on the HFF who makes a good decision to centre to Acres on his own 45m out on a slight angle. Acres goals as well. (Q1 16:54)
Billings stands up in a Williams tackle in the square and snaps another one for St Kilda after roving a Bruce contest. (Q1 19:31)
Sinclair hits Membrey on the lead near the hotspot after the Saints handball their way through traffic on the wing. Membrey misses. (Q1 22:06)
The Roos can’t rebound past halfway as Williams misses a target on the wing, from the stoppage the Roos go long to the square, Riewoldt gives to Billings for another one from 15m! (Q1 24:46)
No, but the score is reversed as it’s ruled that Gibson touched it off the boot. (Q1 25:25)
The Roos rebound coast to coast from the kick in, Ben Brown leaps in front of Nathan Brown to mark a Wood ball to 40m out on a slight angle. He misses. (Q1 26:31)
Gibson gives to McDonald who tries a quick right foot snap from 45m in the corridor, but it’s just wide. (Q1 28:35)
Longer is pinged for late contact on Tarrant after a mark on the wing, obvious 50m penalty. Tarrant lines up from 20m out almost in front but he kicks like a backman, just a point. (Q1 30:16)
Clarke screws through a nice snap from a stoppage 30m out on the flank, Garner had three Saints tackling him but got the handball out with strength. (Q1 31:41)
Lonie throws his head back after being tackled at a stoppage 15m out on a slight angle, Mountford gets pinged for a push in the back. Lonie misses, footy gods smile. (Q2 6:41)
Membrey follows up a long ball to the top of the square, Bruce is there too, Membrey gathers and gives to Billings who snaps from 15m… another touched goal overturned on review! (Q2 11:58)
Lonie roves a Membrey contest on the HFF but rolls his quick snap well wide from 40m. (Q2 12:42)
Dunstan is behind the Saint defence to mark unopposed 30m out on the flank after the Saints again attack from midfield after a turnover, but he misses. (Q2 14:52)
Membrey marks unopposed at the hotspot and makes no mistake with his set shot, another example of the Saints dominating inside 50s. (Q2 16:25)
Higgins takes a skillful grab in front of Geary on bended knee from a Mountford ball to 40m on the flank. He just misses. (Q2 18:40)
Ross kicks inside 50 to the flank, the ball bounces near the Steven contest but Steven is able to mop up and screw through a quality finish from 25m. (Q2 25:35)
Bruce marks a Billings ball 50m out on the flank, his set shot falls in the square and the crumb falls nicely for Steven who goals with a snap over his shoulder from 5m. (Q2 27:34)
Riewoldt marks a Bruce ball over Tarrant 30m out on the flank, but hoofs it in old school ugly fashion well wide. (Q3 4:25)
Ziebell gets a hospital handball and is claimed HTB by his tagger Stevens, who misses the free from half forward. (Q3 5:26)
Goldstein gives a Joe the Goose special for Clarke to kick a very rare goal for North. (Q3 6:40)
Riewoldt marks 45m out on a slight angle and again starts his set shot well right. (Q3 8:00)
Webster leaps to spoil Waite on the line and rush a behind from a long Gibson ball from CHF. North giving more effort early in Q3. (Q3 9:58)
Longer gives a rather soft free away to Goldstein in a pack at the hotspot, who goals to give the Roo fans something to cheer. (Q3 12:42)
Gresham misses a close range snap. (Q3 15:26)
Steven gives to Billings for another miss, this time from long range. North equilibrating in general play but not converting. (Q3 21:57)
Dunstan marks over Gibson near the boundary 30m out and goes back to Riewoldt 50m out on the flank. Rooey, who has looked old and slow tonight, doesn’t make the distance. (Q3 23:06)
Sinclair finally gets a snap on line from near CHF to probably seal the deal nearing 3QT, given North’s inability to score much. (Q3 25:11)
Hrovat gets a free on Newnes in midfield and passes to Wood 40m out on the flank. Wood sprays it well left. (Q3 27:32)
Membrey gets a rather lucky holding free on Hansen 45m out on the flank and kicks the first goal of Q4, which will signal the start of junk time. (Q4 0:54)
Atley gives to Ziebell for a snap goal from the HFF, nice play but it’s too late she cried. (Q4 4:56)
Higgins dribbles a behind from the hotspot under a Carlisle tackle. (Q4 8:41)
Newnes passes to Bruce 40m out in the corridor for some junk. (Q4 13:26)
McDonald gives to Mullett for some garbage with a snap from half forward. Bruise free footy by this stage. (Q4 16:21)
Hrovat snaps truly from traffic on the flank 30m out. No chance of a comeback. (Q4 19:22)
Gresham runs into an open goal. (Q4 20:58)
Wood converts a set shot from the pocket. This game has been stinking for a while now, the wafting aroma of garbage fills the Docklands. (Q4 22:57)
Ben Brown gets a 50m penalty to put him 20m out for a some more junk. (Q4 24:02)
Turner dives to mark a Williams ball from the wing to the hotspot, and goals nearing the final siren. (Q4 32:20)

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