Blog log from R3 of 2018: Melbourne vs North Melbourne

Cunnington gets a free for Salem getting in his back at a stoppage just inside 50m on the flank. He boots the first goal. (Q1 1:16)
Waite gathers a bouncing give by Hrovat from the hotspot to the pocket, he snaps off a step around the corner from 20m for a nice goal. (Q1 6:05)
Clarke runs down the wing and goes long to 40m out on a slight angle where Brown draws a holding free on Oscar McDonald and kicks his first goal of the afternoon. (Q1 10:57)
Waite is over the back in the pocket to mark, turn and stroll into the open goal after an Anderson speccy on the HBF and a long Atley ball inside 50. (Q1 13:35)
Bugg gets a downfield free at the hotspot for the first Demon goal after Wagner is pushed over after kicking from the centre. (Q1 15:34)
Kent wins a HTB free on Macmillan 40m out on a slight angle, he also converts and Melbourne is back in the game. (Q1 16:34)
Wagner misses a flying snap from near CHF. (Q1 18:38)
Hrovat turns quicker than Lever at half forward and shoots from 40m on a slight angle, but the ball bounces into the goalpost. (Q1 21:36)
Lever is pinged for some soft contact on Goldstein 20m out on a slight angle. Goldie goals, it’s another fantasy shoot out between the ruckmen like round 3 last year! (Q1 22:22)
Ziebell gathers, turns and shoots from true CHF after the next centre bounce… just wide. (Q1 23:15)
Jacobs passes to Ziebell 50m out on a slight angle, who misses. (Q1 26:05)
Kent passes to Bugg 30m out on a slight angle, he makes no mistake with the set shot. (Q1 28:43)
Fritsch is one out with Vickers-Willis near the hotspot, the Demon sees the ball clearing the contest first so he turns and chases to the square for the easy goal. (Q2 2:15)
Goldstein smashes Vince over the shoulder in a pack 30m out on the flank. Vince goes back slowly and kicks truly. (Q2 3:40)
Lewis passes to Melksham on the boundary 30m out, who misses. (Q2 5:15)
Petracca marks a Hibberd ball 30m out on the flank after winning a battle of strength with Vickers-Willis. He misses. (Q2 8:00)
Goldstein gives to Hartung who snaps across the body from 40m in the corridor for a goal despite a jump on the line by Vince. (Q2 9:30)
Fritsch roves a Gawn contest on the HFF and kicks to the square where Hogan marks untouched and goals. (Q2 11:31)
Garlett flashed in to shark a McDonald handball and goal from 20m. (Q2 13:29)
Davies-Uniacke gives to Atley who has a man on his hammer and snaps wide from 30m on the flank. (Q2 16:55)
Harmes has Melksham on his own for a run to the HFF, he has Hogan one out in the square but goes himself and misses. (Q2 17:46)
Bugg is pushed in the back by Davies-Uniacke at the hotspot, and boots his third goal from teh free. (Q2 19:46)
Petracca marks in front of Daw near the boundary 35m out, plays on and snaps a lovely goal. Demons in control now. (Q2 21:56)
Hogan marks 40m out on a slight angle but misses. (Q2 23:16)
Simpkin marks a Clarke pass 40m out on a slight angle and kicks his first goal. (Q2 24:46)
Gawn doesn’t like it, but the ump pays a ruck free against him for hands in the back of Brown 40m out on the flank. It was soft. Brown converts in typically professional style. (Q2 27:50)
Cunnington tackles Bugg high at a ball up at the hotspot just before the HT siren. Bugg shoots for goal number four… but misses badly. (Q2 32:06)
Brown marks a McDonald ball in front of McDonald 30m out on a slight angle, but misses. (Q3 1:10)
Kent marks next to the Demon hotspot and sends through the first goal of Q3. (Q3 2:40)
Kent shaves the goalpost with a snap from a pack 30m out on the flank. (Q3 8:05)
Anderson finds Waite on a fast break, Waite has Goldstein in the square but hurries a snap across the body from 40m in the corridor that drifts wide. (Q3 8:53)
Brown beats McDonald one out at the hotspot to mark a Ziebell ball, this on he doesn’t miss. (Q3 9:55)
Simpkin runs down the wing and is tackled after kicking by Frost, downfield free to Brown 25m out on the flank whop steers through that one as well, four for him. (Q3 13:00)
Salem runs free through half forward and passes to Hogan deep in the pocket 20m out. Hogan kicks the checkisde, but it’s narrow. (Q3 17:20)
Daw almost cuts off what looked like a Joe the Goose special by Garlett, but the Dees have the numbers and Kent eventually gives the special to Jeffie to goal from the line. (Q3 22:41)
Kent snaps a goal from near the behind post nearing 3QT after a feed from Gawn. (Q3 28:56)
Jones jinks in the pocket after a stoppage, waits some more then hits Lewis at the hotspot between two North defenders. Lewis makes no mistake. (Q4 1:24)
Neal-Bullen passes short to Tyson 40m out on the flank, who marks running back with the flight despite a strong challenge by McDonald. Tyson misses. (Q4 5:10)
Jones misses with a quick kick from congestion at half forward. (Q4 8:56)
Waite marks 45m out on the flank and shoots OOTF. (Q4 9:56)
Waits catches Oscar McDonald HTB in the pocket 20m out, he plays on and goals. Credit to Brown for the first tackle. (Q4 11:21)
Jones baulks out of trouble on the HFF with twinkle toes and hits Garlett leading up the flank to 25m. Jeffie goals, his thrid and just about the sealer with 11:15 to go. (Q4 13:11)
Hogan flies for a Melksham ball from the HFF to the top of the square, two against him but the ball lands over the back in the guts of Bugg who boots goal number four. (Q4 19:26)
Ziebell catches a dithering Jones HTB at the North hotspot and kicks his first goal. (Q4 21:11)
Melksham roves a Gawn contest at half forward and passes short to Jones 45m out on the flank. Jones’ set set starts left but swings right and through for a goal. (Q4 23:17)
Cunnington goes back with the flight to mark with courage 40m out on a slight angle, he kicks truly. (Q4 25:12)
Oliver mops up a grubbing Neal-Bullen inside 50 and snaps around the corner from the hotspot for a champagne footy goal. (Q4 26:56)
Jones passes to Oliver who draws a pushing free on Vickers-Willis 45m out on the flank. Oliver boots his second junk time goal. (Q4 29:36)

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