Blog log from R2 of 2018: North Melbourne vs St Kilda

Macmillan marks a Savage rebound kick from the BP to the point of the centre square, then finds Higgins 40m out in the corridor. Higgins misses.
Same play, Waite intercepting Webster then going over the hotspot to Hartung 30m out on a slight angle, who hits the post. (Q1 2:47)
Nathan Brown catches Atley high on the boundary 20m out, who also misses. (Q1 3:35)
Billings marks on the HFF and goes inside to Carlisle 50m out on a slight angle, who roosts the first goal. (Q1 5:50)
Stele marks at half back, ump calls play on but Jacobs is there to claim him HBT, then pass short to McDonald 40m out on a slight angle, who misses. (Q1 8:21)
Anderson intercepts the kick in near the boundary 30m out, but also misses. (Q1 9:35)
Steven gets a free for a push in the back by Williams after disposing 45m out on a slight angle. Steven, who also copped a bump by McDonald, gets up and misses. (Q1 15:05)
Tarrant goes long from the wing to the pocket 20m out where Waite marks over Brown, but he plays on and misses. (Q1 16:02)
Stevens marks just inside 50m on a slight angle, and misses. (Q1 18:05)
Anderson is caught high at a stoppage near the hotspot, Savage grabbed his collar. But he shanks the set shot, OOTF. (Q1 21:45)
Brown is over the back of the Saint defence to mark a long Waite ball from the wing and play on for the first Roo goal from 20m. (Q2 1:30)
Membrey gives to Long who bounces a snap from deep in the pocket 20m out across the face. (Q2 5:21)
The kick in to the HBF is spoiled back inside 50 where Gresham gathers, turns and goals from 45m. (Q2 6:07)
McCartin gives to Long who is tackled 20m out on a slight angle to force his quick snap wide. (Q2 7:07)
Higgins breaks clear of congestion on the HF and goes across the ground to Dumont clear on the fat side, 40m out on a slight angle. Dumont misses. (Q2 10:07)
Simpkin misses a pressured snap from the HFF. (Q2 10:58)
Simpkin passes to Hrovat near the hotspot, he plays on and… misses! Oh dear. (Q2 11:49)
Savage releases Steven for a gallop down the HFF, he changes direction and centres to Stevens 45m out in the corridor. Stevens’ set shot drifts and is rushed. (Q2 12:43)
Ross kicks high to the HFF 45m out where Membrey marks near the boundary. Membrey’s set shot also drifts and is rushed. (Q2 13:35)
McCartin marks 40m out on a slight angle and… yep you guessed it, another set shot miss. (Q2 15:05)
Higgins goes from the HFF to the opposite pocket 15m out where Waite marks over the outmatched Geary. The crowd gives a Bronx cheer as Waite steers this one through. (Q2 16:27)
Waite passes to Atley near the boundary 40m out. Another tough set shot… just narrow. (Q2 20:32)
Brown turns the ball over by foot on the wing to Geary who has Steven running to the HFF, but he chooses to hit Billings instead of shooting and it’s off hands for a point. (Q2 23:05)
Clark picks up a loose ball outside a pack at the hotspot but screws wide. (Q2 25:07)
Armitage gets a free in traffic 35m out on the flank for Tarrant falling into his back. He misses, predictably. (Q2 26:52)
Brown roves his own contest against two Roos and snaps truly from 20m on a slight angle. (Q3 1:34)
Brown smothers Savage in the pocket, Atley roves and gives to back to Brown who checksides wide from the same spot as his last snap. (Q3 3:06)
Anderson snaps a nice goal from a pack 30m out on the flank. (Q3 3:34)
McCartin is spoiled by Tarrant in the centre to start a quick attack by North, Higgins has Brown alone in the square for the goal. (Q3 6:19)
McDonald streams through the centre and goes long to Ziebell 35m out on the flank, who misses. (Q3 7:34)
Dumont and Waite chase Steele and the ball back to the Saint goalsquare after a contest in the pocket, but Steele gets there first to gather and goal on the line. (Q3 9:19)
Billings flies in the square over a pack for a long Ross ball from CHF but it’s off his hands for a behind. (Q3 12:47)
Goldstein fumbles a long ball by Simpkin from the HFF to the square over the goal line. (Q3 14:02)
Long passes to the lead of Steven 35m out on a slight angle, after a rebound up the guts by hand through heavy traffic. Steven kicks truly. (Q3 16:34)
Ben Brown gets a holding free on Nathan Brown and goals from the top of the square. (Q3 18:49)
Waite marks on the wing, wheels and hits Goldstein 35m out on a slight angle who misses. (Q3 21:19)
Armitage gives to Acres who launches from the HFF near the boundary, it looks like it’s hitting the square but then swerves and sails through! (Q3 24:15)
Higgins passes to Hrovat at true CHF, his set shot falls on the line but Ben Brown marks strongly in front of Nathan Brown for his fifth goal. (Q4 1:02)
Ziebell goes long from the centre to Turner one out with Webster at the top of the square, rather soft free for the man playing in front, Turner goals. (Q4 7:03)
Ben Brown leaps in front of Nathan Brown and clunks a Waite ball to 50m on a slight angle with typically impressive hands. He boots goal number six to just about seal the game. (Q4 8:48)
The Saints roll the dice and get snake eyes, North has oodles of numbers on an attack down the flank via Waite, Clarke has two teammates for the Joe the Goose and chooses Hrovat. (Q4 12:48)
It’s junk time now, Hartung sails through a snap from a pack near CHF. (Q4 16:03)
Membrey marks a Billings ball 30m out on the flank and misses. (Q4 17:19)
McCartin catches a dithering Clarke HTB 40m out on a slight angle from the Saints goal. He also misses, disappointingly. (Q4 19:30)
Jacobs sails through a snap from 50m on a slight angle, the team gets around him. (Q4 22:37)
Cunnington dives to mark an Atley ball from the wing to 40m on a slight angle. He goals, the party continues. (Q4 24:41)
Thompson gets a 50m penalty to bring him to 50m on a slight angle, he has a ping because why not in the last minute… but no score. (Q4 28:49)

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