Blog log from R15 of 2017: Gold Coast vs North Melbourne

Waite sends the pill long inside 50 after the Roos win the first centre stoppage of the twilight affair. Brown flies back and takes the strong mark over Davis. Ben goals from 30! (Q1 1:21)
The Roos move it forward through Higgins. Shaun finds Waite and Jarrad moves it further afield to the hard running Atley. Shaun marks and goals from 40 on the slight! (Q1 3:26)
Garner marks out on the lead as the early dominance continues. Taylor lines up the set shot from 50 on the flank region and misses to the near side. (Q1 6:48)
The Suns throw numerous bodies at the ball, eventually forcing it forward with Wright and Fiorini linking by hand. Peter receives it back and finishes truly from 35! (Q1 11:50)
Lemmens, Lyons and Martin link with the former Crow dabbing the pass over the top to find Jack on the boundary. He sends it through with the snap shot from the tight angle! (Q1 12:52)
Saad to Lynch by hand as the Suns win another ball at ground level with their lurking and numerous small forwards. Tom shoots and misses from 35 on the run. (Q1 16:02)
Pearce Hanley reads it off Goldstein out of the marking contest and paces away. He dabs the pass and finds the leading Ainsworth. Ben marks and slams it home from 40 on the flank! (Q1 17:25)
Wagner provides the electric handball, clean at ground level and flicking off to the speeding Hrovat. Nathan receives and has no issue with the shot from 30! (Q1 18:37)
Waite takes the strong grab in the isolated contest between himself and Thompson inside 50. Jarrad plays on, sells some candy to Rory and snaps it through from the sharp angle! (Q1 20:02)
Lynch is first to the pill ahead of Hibberd and flicks wide to the unmarked Wright. Peter darts his pass to the leading Ainsworth. Ben marks, kicks and goals from 50 on the flank! (Q1 22:32)
Brown taps the ball further afield after the Roos speedily win the resultant centre stoppage. Wood gathers the tap, settles and misses the regulation running attempt from 30. (Q1 24:27)
Lynch marks inside 40 after the Suns developed the score from the kick in, with Ablett splitting the defence open with a strong mark through the middle. Tom goals from 35! (Q1 26:19)
Make that two in a minute for the Suns captain! Swallow sends it long to the Thompson/Lynch matchup. Tom receives the free, plays on and whacks it through! (Q1 26:49)
Lonergan and Miller launch the Suns forward and Lemmens is first to the drop zone. He sells some candy to evade Mullett, but misses the dribbler from 30. (Q1 31:06)
Harbrow darts the pass inside 50 to dissect the North Melbourne defence and finds Martin hiding on the boundary line. Jack shoots from the boundary line and has his second! (Q2 6:15)
The long bomb goes to the Lynch/Macmillan mismatch in the goal square. Jamie is unable to keep his feet and although Tom doesn’t complete the mark, he soccers it through! (Q2 10:04)
Witts takes the strong intercept mark across half forward. He sends it over the back and Ainsworth provides a miraculous soccer effort from the acute angle for the major! (Q2 16:49)
David takes Andrew for holding the ball with a terrific tackle inside the Suns forward 50. The injury plagued midfielder lines up the set shot and sends it through from the arc! (Q2 18:15)
Swallow of the David variety wins it at the forward pocket stoppage and brutes his way past a number of attempted tackles. He shoots and misses to the near side. (Q2 20:04)
Saad is caught holding the ball as he attempted a trademark tear out of defensive 50. The Roos take advantage and find Wagner unopposed. Corey misses from 45 on the flank. (Q2 22:37)
Rosa and Lynch bring it forward on the wing by foot before Tom assesses the forward 50 and finds Sexton running hard ahead of the play. Alex marks and goals from the set shot! (Q2 25:49)
Leslie gives away the free kick after taking Wagner’s legs as he desperately dives at the pill. Harsh decision but the correct adjudication. Corey hits the post from 25! (Q2 26:44)
Goldstein forces it forward from the stoppage and Waite is left untracked. The pill is forced past the sweeper in May and Jarrad gathers. The former Blue goals from point blank! (Q2 29:04)
Swallow launches inside 50 and Brown is able to rove his own marking contest. Ben flicks further afield to McDonald. Luke steadies and misses from 25 off the left peg. (Q3 6:18)
Ryan Clarke roves the Brown/Thompson marking contest. The youngster thumps it off the right peg from 35 out on the sharp angle. His shot swings through for the maximum! (Q3 7:01)
The Suns cue up on the arc of the attacking 50 as a series of handballs attempts to find the best shot at goal. Sexton eventually receives and Alex sends through his second! (Q3 8:46)
Rosa provides the intercept possession across half back and moves it forward by hand to Saad. Adam analyses the options and chips to the leading Lynch. Tom goals from 50! (Q3 11:57)
Clarke, Waite and Hrovat straight out of the centre stoppage as the Roos enjoy a rare clearance victory. The former Dog launches from the paint of 50 and misses to the right. (Q3 14:02)
Goldstein floats the tap forward and Higgins hits the pill at pace without a break in stride. Shaun immediately sets sights on goal and lets fly from the sharp angle. Minor score. (Q3 16:17)
May produces a terrible error in the heart of defence, winning his contest and then finding the chest of Hrovat. Nathan lines up and misses from 40 on the flank. (Q3 18:47)
Higgins holds off Davis, allowing Garner to waltz ahead of their contest and take the uncontested mark. Taylor shoots from 45 on the sharp angle and misses to the near side. (Q3 21:02)
Brown leaps ahead of Leslie and takes the trademark contested grab at the top of the square. Ben lines up and slams it through from close range! (Q3 23:47)
Swallow of the North Melbourne variety gathers the ball at ground level and finds Waite on the lead. Jarrad shoots from the boundary line, 35 out, and he splits the middle! (Q3 25:59)
Daw gathers off the deck after Leslie dropped the pack mark. Majak speedily sent the ball to the top of the square where Waite gathered and goaled for his fourth of the afternoon! (Q4 5:10)
Forward come defender Thomas receives in defence and spends far too much time to dispose of it, eventually wrapped up by Wright. The pill pops out and Fiorini goals! (Q4 6:09)
Ablett to Lonergan and Jesse drops the pill out ahead of Lynch on the lead. Tom demonstrates perfect hands at the ground, scooping it up and dribbling it through! (Q4 8:23)
Lynch takes another lead up mark, his seventh of the night. Tom dabs it short to the dual Brownlow medallist, 300th gamer, Gary Ablett Jnr. Gary hits the post from 50 on the flank. (Q4 11:34)
Hrovat reads it superbly off the Brown contest and Nathan flicks it expertly to the pacing Wood. Mason receives, settles and snaps it through off the non preferred from 30! (Q4 12:30)
Make that two in a minute for the Roos! Hrovat links through the middle and forces it forward. Brown gathers and flicks off to Higgins. Shaun runs his measure and goals from 45! (Q4 13:30)
The Suns force the turnover with relentless physical pressure on Thompson via the Martin tackle. Ainsworth gathers the pill, takes the advantage and hammers home his fourth! (Q4 18:10)
Majak Daw takes the leading mark as we begin to enter dead time in this hard fought match. The key forward misses from 45 on the slight with his third touch of the afternoon. (Q4 19:42)
Daw forces it forward and McDonald is the recipient, gathering before darting his pass to the leading Brown. Ben lines up and sends it through from 35 on the slight! (Q4 22:25)
The Suns take it out of the resultant centre stoppage and Lemmens is the one to bound away with ball in hand. Sean heads for home but misses to the left hand side. (Q4 23:10)
The pill is floated inside the Roos forward 50 and Daw hits it at pace and clunks the strong mark. Majak shoots from 50 on the flank and splits the middle! (Q4 24:05)
Four minutes left and fourteen points the difference. Usually it’d be game, set and match, but we’ve seen a few odd things in the past fortnight. (Q4 24:40)
Ainsworth reads it off the Wright marking contest and provides the speedy handball to release Miller. Touk obliges with the major from the forward pocket! (Q4 29:25)
Lyon forces it forward from the congestion and the ball is forced forward into the hands of Swallow. David steadies and hammers it home from 30 on the slight angle! (Q4 30:25)
Gibson, McDonald and Mullett link through the middle of Metricon Stadium before Aaron unloads from the centre square. The half backer bounces through the consolation! (Q4 32:50)

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