Blog log from R9 of 2018: North Melbourne vs Western Sydney

The Giants work it well by hand down the wing. Coniglio scrubs a kick inside 50 to Keeffe who gathers and gives to Langdon. His snap misses. (Q1 4:02)
McDonald goes long from half back and finds a leading Ziebell. He marks against 2 Giants 50 out directly in front. With the wind at his back and slots the first. (Q1 5:19)
The Roos get the centre clearance and Jacobs finds Anderson working forward from the stoppage. He marks 40 out directly in front and slots the Roos’ second. (Q1 7:22)
Mohr kicks a floater out of defence and it falls short to Waite who marks on his chest. His shot from 50 out on the flank is true! (Q1 8:36)
Lloyd leaps over Higgins to mark a Langdon pass. From 40 out directly in front he kicks the Giants’ first goal to stop the Roos momentum. (Q1 11:52)
Goldstein goes long after receiving a free kick in the centre. He goes inside 50 where Waite receives a free kick for a hold against Corr. He slots his second from 30 out. (Q1 12:55)
Langdon receives a free kick on the wing and gives to Taranto. He sends a floater inside 50 and it drops to an unmanned Cameron. From 45 out he just misses. (Q1 14:34)
Shaw sends a snap inside 50. It comes off the hands of Langdon down to Whitfield. He gives to a passing Taranto who misses from 30. (Q1 16:36)
Himmelberg turns it over to Williams coming out of defence. He goes inside 50 where Brown gathers and gives to Simpkin. Simpkin’s snap misses. (Q1 18:47)
Hopper goes long out of his defensive pocket and Waite floats up to intercept again. He goes back from 55 and goals again! (Q1 19:20)
Keeffe takes it out of the ruck in his defensive pocket and scrubs a kick into Cunnington. He gives to Ziebell who kicks over his head but hits the post. (Q1 21:13)
The Roos clear a throw in on the wing. Higgins floats a handball into the path of Clarke running parallel to goal. He gathers and snaps from 30 but he misses. (Q1 25:21)
Thompson goes long inside 50. It catches the wind and comes off a couple of Giants to go through for a behind. (Q1 26:23)
Jacobs is pinged for HTB on the wing. Hopper plays on and shoots from 50 but puts it across the face for a behind. (Qtr Time)
Cameron finds himself roving the pack inside 50 and manages a handball off to Reid. He rushes a kick from 40 but misses. (Qtr Time)
Hopper roves the throw in from his attacking pocket and goes around the body from 30. He just misses. (Q2 3:26)
Cameron receives a free kick for a hold against Higgins. He spots up Coniglio a bit closer to goal but on a tighter angle. He kicks a behind. (Q2 4:35)
Dumont spoils Keeffe to lock it in the Roos 50. Jacobs gathers and puts a handball over the top to Ziebell. Under heavy pressure his snap misses. (Q2 6:55)
Shiel goes inside 50 toward Himmelberg. It goes over the back where players from both sides scramble for it. Reid eventually extracts it and gives to Lobb who pops it through. (Q2 11:07)
Daw puts it OOTF with the free kick going to Whitfield. From 80 out he bombs it long. It comes off the hands of Lobb to Himmelberg and he finishes from 20. (Q2 12:47)
Shiel goes long from CHB. It comes off the hands of Cameron down to Lloyd. Cameron pushes forward to receive the handball and shoots from 50. It trickles through for a goal! (Q2 15:36)
The Roos do well to protect their defensive 50 from multiple entries but eventually Haynes cracks it with a short kick to Langdon. His set shot from 40 drifts back beautifully! (Q2 18:57)
McDonald puts one toward Waite and Corr is pinged for chopping his arms. From 40 out on the flank he punches it through. (Q2 20:56)
From the centre bounce the Giants work it forward by hand. Reid paddles the ball forward and runs to 30. With pressure from Dumont he slots the replying goal! (Q2 22:38)
Coniglio gets the centre clearance and his quick kick goes to Cameron with the front position against Thompson. From 50 out his set shot splits the middle. (Q2 23:51)
The Giants rove a Daw punch at CHF and work it by hand. Reid finds himself in a tough spot 50 out on the boundary. He has a ping but can only scrape it in for a behind. (Q2 25:55)
Tarrant intercepts a Giants kick at CHF and goes short to Dumont. He goes short to Higgins but it doesn’t travel the required distance. He gives to Wood who snaps truly from 30. (Q2 28:53)
Whitfield intercepts a poor switch from Higgins. He plays on and puts the Giants forward. Lobb goes long into the pocket to a Griffen v Wright contest, it clears them for a point. (Q2 31:03)
The Giants extract it from a stoppage on the wing. Shiel pops a short pass out to Shaw who marks 50 out as the siren sounds. His set shot hits the post. (Half Time)
Brown splits the pack in the pocket. Hayne gathers the loose ball but his kick is smothered. Goldstein releases to Brown who snaps his first of the day! (Q3 3:08)
Goldstein does some great work at ground level to give to Brown in the pocket. He gets caught high by a jumping Cumming. From 30 out in the pocket he kicks his second. (Q3 5:27)
Simpkin roves the throw in from the Roos’ attacking pocket and shows some silky skills to baulk around Shiel. He steadies and goals from 30! (Q3 11:24)
Turner puts a high ball to a 2 on 1 in the pocket with Brown the outnumbered player. It comes off hands for a behind. (Q3 13:39)
Shiel bursts from defence and his quick kick goes straight to McDonald. From 60 out he roosts a high ball toward goal. It goes through off the pack for a point. (Q3 16:30)
The Giants work it by hand down the middle and to the opposite flank. Shiel finds Corr all on his lonesome on the flank. He runs to 40 and slots a rare one! (Q3 18:05)
Finlayson takes a brave intercept mark on the wing. He gives to Tomlinson who goes long to Lloyd and he takes a strong contested grab. From 50 out on the flank he misses. (Q3 19:53)
Higgins puts a beautiful 50 metre pass to the advantage of Brown. This leaves Mohr out of position allowing an easy mark. From 30 out Brown goals. (Q3 21:27)
Ziebell finds Brown with another great kick allowing him to take a diving mark in front of Mohr. From 40 out on the boundary he slots a beauty! (Q3 24:55)
The Roos spread and work it up a vacant wing. Atley spots up Ziebell who marks 50 out on the boundary. His set shot is a ripper! (Q3 26:59)
Dumont extracts it from a stoppage in the hotspot. His quick snap just doesn’t get enough bend. (Q3 29:52)
After repeat entries inside the Roos’ 50, a high ball is sent to the tip of the square. Brown gets rid of Corr and outmarks Haynes to make it a 5 goal quarter! (3 Qtr Time)
Mohr goes long to the tip of the square. Tarrant gets hands on it but is spoiled and the ball falls to Lloyd in the pocket. He rolls it toward goal but it hits the post. (Q4 2:27)
Thompson gets caught HTB by Whitfield on his defensive 50. Whitfield has a ping at goal but misses. (Q4 2:59)
The Giants work it down the wing with some inch perfect handballs. A quick kick goes inside 50 where Cameron tries a snap with his back to goal. He misses. (Q4 6:15)
From a stoppage inside 50 Jacobs roves the tap and gives out to Dumont. His quick shot from 40 is a goal! That might just put it beyond reach for the Giants. (Q4 8:55)
The Giants work a chain of handballs down the wing and Griffen goes long inside 50 to a 1 on 1. Keeffe wrestles with Tarrant to get the footy and snap the reply! (Q4 10:29)
A quick kick of out of the Roos’ defence lands in the lap of Corr. From 50 out his set shot misses. (Q4 12:59)
Wood receives an odd free kick after he jumps as he is bumped, causing him to land awkwardly. He goes long to the square where Goldstein marks strongly and goals. (Q4 20:02)
Ziebell goes long inside 50 where Brown flies through to take a fantastic mark over 2 Giants. He goes short to Dumont in the pocket. From a tight angle he misses. (Q4 23:45)
Turner finds Brown on the lead with a chip kick. From 40 out on the flank he gets his first miss of the day. (Q4 27:27)
Brown puts a high ball inside 50 where Wood comes back with the flight to take a brave mark. From 40 out he kicks the goal. (Q4 28:42)

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