Blog log from R16 of 2017: North Melbourne vs Fremantle

Walters marks unopposed 45m out in front for the first goal, way too easily. (Q1 5:00)
Fyfe passes to Nyhuis at much the same spot, he repeats the dose for his first goal in senior footy! (Q1 6:35)
Kersten marks in front of Nielson near the hotspot and just manages to sneak his set shot inside the right goalpost. (Q1 10:50)
Blakely has space to measure a pass from outside CHF, he chooses Walters, it’s not the greatest kick but Ziebell loses it in flight so Walters marks untouched 20m out and goals. (Q1 13:44)
Thomas baulks out of a phonebox on the wing and sends a long ball down the flank, Brown has the sit over the pack and takes a strong grab 20m out. Brown kicks his first goal. (Q1 15:35)
Higgins marks on the end of a big run to 35m on the flank. He doesn’t score. (Q1 19:05)
Stephen Hil gives to Grey who snaps wide from heavy traffic near the hotspot. (Q1 25:52)
Nyhuis is over the back of Tarrant running back to the square, Tucker hits him in stride to run into the open goal! (Q2 0:50)
Brown marks in front of Hamling 20m out on the flank from a tumblinc Swallow clearance kick from a ball up on the HFF. He goals. (Q2 4:00)
Higgins gets a handball standing flat-footed on the boundary 30m out, he had nothing on so tries a Daicos special off his left… Daics would have loved that one, rolls through! (Q2 7:34)
Ballantyne passes to Neale 40m out on the flank on a rebound from the last line. Neale passes to Walters in a worse position 40m out near the boundary, who slots it. (Q2 9:47)
Hamling kicks blind from the last line up the guts to near CHF for North where Mountford marks unopposed and kicks truly. (Q2 13:35)
Fyfe clears from a ball up on the wing and suddenly it’s a fast break for the Dockers, Tucker is over the back to mark and run on from CHF to the hotspot for the goal. (Q2 17:06)
Brown marks a Mountford centre clearance kick to 35m on a slight angle, but misses. (Q2 18:06)
Mullett loads up for a trademark snap from outside CHF, it drops on the line but is touched the other side of it by Blakely, it’s a goal. (Q2 22:21)
Fyfe runs back with the flight with a man closing and marks a long ball down the flank to 40m with courage, he gives off to Tucker who bounces it through from near the hotspot. (Q2 26:47)
Neale roves at the hotspot, tries to baulk clear but has his snap from 15m smothered for a point. (Q2 28:21)
Cox jumps over Hibberd to mark at the hotspot after some more Freo repeat inside 50s, he goals as well in the last minute before HT. Red time killing North in this quarter. (Q2 30:06)
Goldstein gathers his own crumb from a centre clearance to the hotspot, he gives to Atley who scoots ahead of five Docker defenders into the open goal. (Q2 31:21)
Credit to Swallow for the clearance for that score. (Q2 31:36)
Mullett marks a hurried Neale clearance kick out of defence 45m out on a slight angle, but misses. (Q3 1:58)
Atley marks in the pocket and goes back to Ziebell 35m out on the flank who goals. North have started Q3 on more even footing and are back in the game. (Q3 9:42)
Not much in the way of goalmouth action this quarter folks, neither side are creating scoring chances. (Q3 21:45)
Dumont gives to Swallow who finally puts some scoreboard result on for North with a snap around the corner from 35m out on a slight angle, despite a Grey lunge. (Q3 25:00)
Fyfe marks a long Weller ball from midfield behind Cunnington at the hotspot, but misses. (Q4 1:02)
Fyfe pushes Nielson in the back to mark a Stephen Hill ball 35m out on a slight angle, ump didn’t see it. Fyfe goals, footy gods frown. (Q4 3:15)
Long ball from the HFF to Brown near the hotspot, he has two on him but gets a free for a hold by Johnson. Brown makes no mistake with the set shot. (Q4 5:33)
McDonald snaps a big goal from 45m on a slight angle after a feed out of a pack at half forward by Swallow and a pirouette out of pressure. (Q4 8:15)
Crozier passes long off the left boot to Kersten 30m out on the flank after a turnover on the wing. Kersten kicks truly, it’s a shoot out all of a sudden! (Q4 10:00)
Neale gives away 50m by bumping McDonald front on after a mark on the wing. McDonald misses from 30m on a slight angle. (Q4 11:40)
Brown takes a screamer over a pack 50m out on the flank, rising majestically over Ryan. He starts his run up on the wing, and shanks it for no score. (Q4 14:30)
But the crumb is punched by Crozier towards CHF where Mullett picks up the loose ball, wheels and goals from 45m in front! (Q4 15:36)
Swallow gives to Cunnington outside a ball up at the hotspot, but his flying snap around the corner is wide. (Q4 17:24)
Ziebell goes long to the square from the HFF, Daw brings the ball to ground against two Dockers, Brown is the rover and snaps over his shoulder for the go ahead goal from 10m! (Q4 18:31)
Daw goes down the flank to Goldstein against two Dockers, Goldie roves his own crumb but misses from 20m in the pocket. (Q4 21:19)
Ziebell misses a running snap from 35m on the flank. This game is all one-way traffic, Freo has stopped and North are all over them. (Q4 23:19)
Nyhuis crumbs a Hamling contest on the wing, runs to 50m on the flank and snaps, it starts well right but curves in and home! Fantastic goal! (Q4 25:06)
Stephen Hill forces a loose handball by McDonald at the hotspot, Kersten picks up and snaps wide to level the scores. Clock ticks under 4:00. (Q4 26:06)
Cunnington spoils a Stephen Hill inside 50 and North rebounds to the wing, ball up, 3:31. (Q4 27:18)
Fyfe to Blakely to clear, Nielson rebounds, Darcy is not paid a mark he looked like he had, ball up again on the wing, 3:06. (Q4 27:50)
Tucker kicks quickly again, Nyhuis juggles a massive mark in front of Nielson 40m out on a slight angle. He shoots for goal number four… it wobbles over the line! (Q4 28:31)
Goldstein to Mullett for the centre clearance, ball up at the North hotspot, 2:05. (Q4 29:31)
Secondary stoppage at CHF for North. (Q4 30:04)
And another, 1:49. (Q4 30:32)
Ziebell bombs long, Daw can’t mark in the huge pack in the square, rushed behind, 1:38. (Q4 30:32)
Johnson’s kick in goes to the HBF, Bradley Hill to Fyfe who scrubbers to the wing, ball in, 1:25. (Q4 31:06)
McDonald goes to the pocket, neither Brown or Daw can mark, ball up, 1:04. (Q4 32:03)
Throw in same spot, 59 seconds. (Q4 32:03)
The ump blows a ruck free for high contact by Darcy on Goldstein 20m out on a slight angle! The arm was around Goldie’s neck, to be fair. Goldstein misses! (Q4 33:06)
17 seconds left at the kick in! (Q4 33:06)
Fyfe spoils the kick in to the HBF, Higgins roves but is tackled, stoppage, Ziebell gives out but Hughes clears, Freo wins! (Q4 34:06)

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