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Blog log from R7 of 2018: Sydney vs North Melbourne

Blog log for Sydney vs North Melbourne, R7 of 2018

Thompson passes to Wood at half forward, he has time to turn, straighten and kick the first goal from 50m on a slight angle. (Q1 3:58)
Higgins passes to the lead of Brown in the pocket 20m out who hits the post. (Q1 5:42)
Ronke runs down the flank and goes long to the square for the first Sydney goal, marked on the line by Sinclair for the score. (Q1 6:42)
Hewett marks at CHF, turns and has multiple options, eventually goes to Towers 35m out on a slight angle who kicks the second Swans goal. (Q1 16:14)
Brown draws a contact free on Rampe leading for a Macmillan ball deep in the pocket 25m out, but misses the tough set shot. (Q1 23:02)
Ziebell kicks to empty space near the hotspot, McVeigh is nearest but Hartung mows him down Stawell Gift style to beat him to the ball and snap… replay on a touch too slow, goal! (Q1 25:32)
Turner draws a contact free on Grundy for a very heavy spoil 40m out on the flank, he gives to Higgins who sails through the goal! (Q1 26:40)
Jack gets a rather lucky high contact free on Vickers-Willis ducking into a tackle at the hotspot just before the QT siren but misses, footy gods grin to themselves. (Qtr Time)
Towers shanks an inside 50 near the hotspot, Cunnington can’t mark, Ronke roves and hits the post from 20m. (Q2 0:30)
Smith falls into the back of Ziebell in a tackle 40m out on a slight angle from the Roo goals, Jay-Z misses. (Q2 1:17)
Ziebell goes long from the HFF to the hotspot where Brown draws a contact free on Grundy leading up from the square. This time he kicks straight. (Q2 3:05)
Heeney intercepts Vickers-Willis on the HFF and has Hayward over the back to mark in the square and play on into the open goal. (Q2 4:45)
Papley snaps from a stoppage 25m out on the flank, it’s a wobbler and takes a bad off-break into the goalpost. (Q2 7:35)
Fox marks a Kennedy ball 40m out on the flank and kicks straight through the hi-diddle-diddle. (Q2 8:20)
Papley runs from congestion on the wing and goes long to Hayward who gets a hands in the back free on Clarke 20m out on the flank, who tries a checkside that goes OOTF. (Q2 12:20)
Jack receives from Fox and shoots OOTF from 40m on a slight angle. (Q2 15:48)
Sinclair marks in relief on the last line but his short pass is intercepted by Simpkin 20m out in front for a cheap goal. (Q2 18:20)
Papley misses from a pack near the hotspot after the Swans stuff up what look like being a fast break goal over the back with a series of fumbles. (Q2 23:33)
Zurhaar rolls a snap from the pocket into the post under Lloyd pressure. (Q2 24:32)
Hayward soccers a loose ball in a pack in the pocket 25m out across the face. (Q3 0:44)
Zurhaar receives from Jacobs at half forward, has a look but passes to Wood in the pocket 20m out for the first goal of Q3. (Q3 2:02)
McVeigh emerges from a stoppage on the wing and goes long to the HFF, the crumb flips over the back where Hayward is first there ahead of Thompson to run into the open goal. (Q3 6:07)
Higgins passes to Brown in front of Rampe 45m out near the boundary after North bosses the next centre bounce. But Brown tries a pass and kicks into Rampe on the mark, no score. (Q3 7:17)
Atley roves a Clarke ball to the hotspot and gives wide to Anderson who misses a rather easy snap from his left boot from 20m. (Q3 9:32)
Higgins gives to Jacobs who has space and time to steady over a running snap from 35m on a slight angle… but fluffs it. (Q3 13:20)
Goldstein down to Simpkin at a ball-in on the HFF, but his running snap in space is OOTF from 45m. North wasting chances. (Q3 14:46)
Ziebell gathers a Simpkin scrubber in the pocket and tries an impossible snap under heavy Marsh pressure, also OOTF. That was extremely low percentage. (Q3 15:17)
Rohan has Jack all on his own in forward 50 on a fast break but misses him, Jack butters up but Vickers-Willis chases enough to put him off the snap from the hotspot. (Q3 21:13)
North goes coast to coast from the kick in around members wing but Atley snaps wide from half forward. (Q3 21:38)
Ronke kicks quickly from a pack at CHF, it rolls past everyone for a behind. (Q3 23:07)
Eventually the Swans get the goal to bring them back within a kick with Parker providing the touch of finishing class they needed after a give by Mills near CHF. (Q3 23:26)
Heeney flies in front of Tarrant to mark a McVeigh ball 20m out in front but shanks a behind to level the scores. (Q3 24:57)
Ziebell sharks Jones but misses a quick snap from 30m on a slight angle. (Q3 28:22)
Cunnington chips in front of Parker to intercept a McVeigh kick 45m out on a slight angle from the North goals. He delivers a lovely set shot to kick the Roos back out again. (Q3 29:09)
Anderson gives to Jacobs who misses the lot off the left boot from outside the hotspot. (Q3 30:13)
Ziebell marks a Wright pass that lobs over Brown but lands in his breadbasket 30m out near the boundary. The 3QT siren goes, he misses. (Q3 31:31)
Hayward takes a big mark over Wright after putting his hands in the back at the hotspot, he goals to make the crowd happy. (Q4 0:32)
Hayward marks legitimately this time, from a Jones ball over Simpkin 45m out in the corridor. This one is wide left. (Q4 3:07)
Florent to Parker to Jack to Jones as the Swans go around the key, Jones takes the set shot from 40m on a slight angle to give Sydney the lead. (Q4 4:32)
Florent misses a snap from half forward. (Q4 7:18)
A lull as Vickers-Willis is carried off the ground. (Q4 11:17)
Wood marks a long Tarrant ball down the flank to 20m untouched, he goals to level the scores with 12:29 to play. (Q4 13:17)
Heeney marks on the HFF, wheels onto his left and pokes a pass to Lloyd just inside true CHF, who goals to restore the Swans lead. (Q4 15:55)
Heeney gives to Towers who misses from 20m in front under pressure. (Q4 17:16)
Cunnington gives to Higgins who tries a skidder from the boundary 20m out, but Jones is there to rush it. (Q4 19:54)
Simpkin goes long from the HFF to the square, Turner roves and Cunningham catches him high, Turner shoots from 20m on the flank… well wide. (Q4 20:48)
Turner roves his own contest in the square and gives to Ziebell who misses under extremely heavy pressure. (Q4 22:21)
Higgins has Clarke on the fat side for a pass across CHF following a stoppage on the HFF, he plays on and just misses from 40m in the corridor. (Q4 27:20)
Thompson runs up the wing and goes to the HFF, Grundy drops it and his man Wood roves, baulks clear and goals from 35m on a slight angle! North hits the lead, 2:48 to go! (Q4 29:03)
Kennedy clears after the next centre bounce but Brown marks in relief at half back, Rampe starts an attack with a strip tackle on the wing but the Roos rebound… (Q4 30:02)
Grundy starts the next attack in the centre, Smith passes short to Papley 45m out on a slight angle. Papley misses, 1:06 left. (Q4 31:18)
Grundy marks the kick in to the HFF and bangs it back in, no mark and it’s a ball up 20m out, 42 seconds left. (Q4 31:46)
Goldstein to Cunnington, tumbler to Rampe who baulks and shoots OOTF from 40m, 30 seconds left. (Q4 32:19)
Wright goes to the HBF, no possession, stoppage, 22 seconds. (Q4 32:30)
Goldstein taps to Higgins but McVeigh tackles, repeat ball up, 15 seconds. (Q4 33:01)
Kennedy kicks to the pocket, Brown gathers and is bundled over for a throw in, seven seconds left! (Q4 33:33)
Sinclair taps down but the Roos all lock it in, siren, Roos win! (Q4 34:02)

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