Blog log from R1 of 2018: Gold Coast vs North Melbourne

Ziebell marks deep in defence but his clearing kick doesn’t find a target in the wet. Weller receives the handball and shoots from 30 out in the pocket but misses. (Q1 4:21)
The Roos work it end to end and have a 2 on 1 in their attacking 50. Turner finds the loose ball but his snap goes through for a behind. (Q1 5:35)
Young dribbles one along the ground from 30 after a marking contest at half forward. The ball skids through for a behind. (Q1 7:07)
Higgins gathers the ricochet from a throw in in the Kangaroos’ attacking pocket. He quickly throws it on the boot from 15 out and puts it through the middle. (Q1 20:52)
Gold Coast get the centre clearance and push it forward to Lynch. He snaps from 40 out but it is just touched through for a behind. (Q2 1:40)
The Roos go end to end and find Goldstein breaking back inside 50. His set shot from 40 out on the flank misses. (Q2 2:41)
Weller drops a mark deep in defence which results in Rischitelli being pinged HTB. Higgins’ set shot from 45 out on the flank misses. (Q2 4:34)
Higgins cleanly baulks around Rischitelli deep in the pocket and snaps it through from a tight angle. He celebrates, but the umpire rules it hit the post. (Q2 8:08)
Sexton sends a long shot at goal from 50 out on the flank. Mcdonald claims to have touched it on the way through and a goal review results in a behind. (Q2 10:54)
Fiorini’s long ball to the tip of the square falls off the pack to MacPherson. He snaps it through for a goal. (Q2 11:53)
Young marks a tumbling, touched ball in the pocket and dishes it off to Ainsworth. Ainsworth throws it on the boot and puts it through. (Q2 14:55)
Miller receives a free kick after being collected below the knees. He passes to Fiorini who puts it to the top of the square. Sexton finds the crumbs and rolls it through. (Q2 17:25)
Swallow marks on the flank and goes short to Ainsworth running into the space. From 45 out on a fair angle he kicks truly! (Q2 21:11)
The Roos are pinged from deliberate and Day sends the resulting free kick long inside 50. The ball comes off the hands of Witts and falls to Young who bangs it through from 30 out. (Q2 26:40)
Hartung sends it inside 50 and Holman drops the intercept mark. It falls to Atley who snaps from 35 but his shot is touched on the line. (Q2 28:40)
Tarrant is dragged off his kick out of defence and Swallow collects the bouncing ball. He sends it long into the pocket where Sexton marks. From a tight angle his snap misses. (Q2 30:58)
A throw in inside the Suns’ 50 falls short of the ruckmen. Witts gathers the loose ball and his quick shot at goal is a behind. (Q2 31:50)
Rosa sends a long kick forward from a stoppage on the wing. Holman traps it well after it bounces and sends a long shot toward an open goal. It rolls through for a behind. (Q3 2:27)
A kick off the ground lands in the hands of Cunnington. He sends it toward the square in the path of Anderson. He runs onto it and goals from point blank range. (Q3 6:20)
Waite puts it into the hotspot where a sliding Turner drops the mark. The Suns cough it up under pressure and Ziebell snaps truly from 30. (Q3 8:55)
Dumont handballs out of the stoppage to Hartung. With some space he takes his time to size up the snap but it’s touched and goes through for a behind. (Q3 13:26)
Cunnington clears from a stoppage on the wing. Ziebell holds his position against May and marks 30 out on the flank. His set shot is a goal. (Q3 22:09)
May shanks a kick deep in defence and puts it out on the full. Dumont takes the kick from 30 out on the boundary and bends it through! (Q3 23:41)
Sexton gets a quick snap out of heavy traffic in the pocket. It gets more height than distance and just goes over the top of the goal post for a behind. (Q3 29:56)
Mcdonald coughs it up deep in his defensive pocket to MacPherson. He snaps from a tough angle but misses. (Q4 1:42)
Kolodjashnij intercepts a quick kick out of the Roos’ defensive 50 and finds Miller all on his own 40 out directly in front. He hooks the set shot for a behind. (Q4 8:01)
Cunnington shows some class to keep the ball in play under pressure on the wing. His kick just trails Hartung who is streaming into his attacking 50. He shoots from 40 and misses. (Q4 11:01)
Martin roves the tap from a throw in inside 50. He bustles through traffic and dishes it out to Bowes. Bowes snaps from 30 and it sails through! (Q4 13:59)
Martin receives a free kick for high contact against Mcdonald. He pops a neat kick over the top into the path of Lyons. From 30 out in the pocket he bends it through! (Q4 21:15)
Joyce spills the intercept mark in his defensive 50 and it falls to Waite. He skids a shot toward goal from 40 but it hits the woodwork. (Q4 25:47)

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