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Blog log from R11 of 2018: North Melbourne vs Brisbane

Blog log for North Melbourne vs Brisbane, R11 of 2018

Wood misses a set shot from half forward, but the kick in goes to his area and he roves for the first goal. (Q1 1:45)
Anderson smothers Zorko on the wing, turns and receives for a running shot from 40m on a slight angle but Rich’s pressure forces it wide. (Q1 3:31)
Rich passes to McStay 35m out on a slight angle, who misses. (Q1 4:46)
Hipwood blazes wide from the hotspot under pressure. (Q1 6:03)
Higgins roves at half forward and bounces a pass to Ziebell who gives Atley a Joe the Goose special. (Q1 8:48)
Goldstein taps down to Simpkin at a throw-in to the pocket, Simpkin shoots across the face from 20m under no pressure. (Q1 15:04)
Witherden’s horrid kick in lands in the breadbasket of Simpkin 35m out on a slight angle, who sails it over his head for a goal. (Q1 15:51)
McDonald kicks long from a pack on the wing to Brown 30m out on the flank for his first goal. (Q1 20:15)
Atley marks at half forward and waits for Ziebell to lead to 35m on the flank for an easy mark. Jay-Z just misses. (Q1 21:36)
McDonald marks 40m out on the flank, it’s a bit of a procession as it has so often been in Brisbane games this season. (Q1 23:38)
Daw is pinged for a high tackle on Keays 20m out on the flank, Roo fans thought it unlucky but then they cheer as Keays sprays the set shot. (Q1 25:46)
Higgins clears from the first centre bounce of Q2, Brown marks over Andrews with a juggle and goals from 20m on a slight angle. (Q2 0:53)
McInerney marks a long Robinson ball over Daw and goals from near the hotspot after a rare rebound through midfield for the Lions. (Q2 2:32)
Goldstein marks a Brown pass leading in front of Martin 45m out on a slight angle, Goldie goals as well. (Q2 4:52)
Beams hits the post with a mid-range snap. (Q2 5:52)
North’s numbers win out at half forward to force a turnover, Dumont feeds Jacobs for a snap across the body from the hotspot, that sails through too off the right boot. (Q2 8:07)
Keays marks 30m out on the flank but shanks the set shot, rushed. (Q2 10:22)
McDonald dithers and turns the ball over from the HBF to Rich, who has Beams to mark 35m out on a slight angle and goal. (Q2 12:07)
Ziebell misses a long snap from half forward after a feed by Goldstein. (Q2 13:22)
Again the Lions can’t clear half back on the kick in, Atley snaps another goal from 40m on a slight angle after a baulk and feed by Cunnington. (Q2 14:07)
Higgins clears from the next centre bounce to Atley at half forward, he passes to Turner 40m out in the corridor whose set shot falls short and is off Gardiner’s hands for a point. (Q2 15:07)
Wright roves a Higgins ball to the square, gets tackled by McInerney and falls on his back but gets a boot to ball and scores a fabulous goal! (Q2 20:08)
Bailey gets caught high by Jacobs at the Lion hotspot and converts the set shot. (Q2 21:38)
Williams is the next Roo to kick a goal after a storming run through midfield by Higgins, the goal assist give came from McDonald. (Q2 26:38)
Tarrant gives to Wright for his second goal from 40m on a slight angle, yes the Roo defenders are swamping the Lions forward 50, it’s that loose in this one. (Q2 30:51)
Ziebell chips in front of Robertson to intercept a high ball by Lester across the last line of defence and run into the open goal. (Q3 1:22)
Hartung converts a set shot from 45m on the flank to continue the regal procession. (Q3 4:12)
Beams shoots from half forward, it’s off hands but McStay gets a cheap downfield free for Tarrant pushing Beams after disposal and goals from the square. (Q3 6:02)
Zorko passes to Cutler 40m out on a slight angle, he gives off to Cutler who misses from 55m. (Q3 9:02)
Rayner passes to McStay 55m out on a slight angle, who loads up for bear and kicks a lovely goal. (Q3 11:03)
McDonald just misses a long snap from CHF. (Q3 12:16)
Brown misses a pressured snap from deep in the pocket. (Q3 13:03)
Higgins smothers McInerney’s rebound kick, Simpkin marks 25m out on the flank but shaves the post. (Q3 14:43)
Robinson wins a loose footy in a pack at the hotspot and gives to Keays who does the rest off the right boot. (Q3 18:03)
Tarrant joins the party with a set shot goal from 40m on a slight angle. This junk time is smellier than a very smelly thing. (Q3 25:29)
Robinson clears after the next centre bounce, Williams holds McInerney to give away a free kick 40m out on a slight angle, but Oscar misses. (Q3 25:59)
Hipwood marks over Williams 50m out on a slight angle but shoots across the face. (Q3 27:39)
Taylor roves a stoppage and snaps truly from near the hotspot, to muted reaction. (Q3 28:31)
Higgins underlines his BOG credentials with his first goal from a set shot from 30m on the flank after Witherden kicks OOTF from a kick in. (Q3 31:43)
Rayner misses with a left foot snap across the body from a stoppage near the hotspot. (Q4 2:19)
Robinson passes to Beams 40m out on the flank who boots his second goal. (Q4 3:16)
Ziebell beats Gardiner in a ground battle on the HFF and turns to race into goal from 20m. (Q4 5:50)
Ziebell roves a Brown contest and snaps truly from the hotspot with a high kick around the corner. (Q4 8:21)
Beams passes to the lead of Zorko 40m out on the flank, who misses. (Q4 10:51)
Beams snaps his third goal after swooping on a loose ball at a stoppage 20m out. (Q4 12:28)
Rayner passes to the lead of Zorko 40m out on a slight angle, who just squeaks that set shot inside the left goalpost. (Q4 14:52)
Rich passes to Beam 40m out on a slight angle for his third goal of Q4 garbage time. (Q4 18:26)
Atley passes over Rayner to Cunnington 45m out on a slight angle, who makes no mistake with the set shot. (Q4 21:17)
Jacobs marks over Rayner 40m out on a slight angle and boots his second goal. (Q4 23:21)
McDonald lets fly from down town for his second goal, the Roo fans are in raptures. (Q4 25:18)
Bailey gives to Robinson for a miss from the HFF. (Q4 25:51)
Simpkin marks a Jacobs pass in the centre square, plays on but misses from near CHF. (Q4 28:16)
Beams roves a long Taylor ball to the top of the square for his fourth goal of Q4, five in all. (Q4 29:25)
Beams marks 55m out in front just before the final siren, but he doesn’t score. (Q4 30:52)

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