Blog log from R15 of 2018: Essendon vs North Melbourne

Simpkin scraps a quick underground kick through bodies from 20m out but misses to the right. (Q1 2:10)
Atley floats a ball inside 50 and Brown marks overhead on the lead 40m from goal. His set shot misses to the left. (Q1 2:33)
Fantasia picks up the loose ball from the boundary throw-in, throws it onto his left boot and snaps the opening goal of the game. (Q1 6:37)
Wood snatches the ball away from Dea, snaps on his left and it’s through for a nice goal. (Q1 8:56)
Wood marks 45m out tight on the boundary. He finds Cunnington 35m out directly in front and Cunnington converts the set shot. (Q1 12:53)
Langford receives a handball out of the stoppage, runs to 50m and kicks a great long, running goal. (Q1 13:34)
Higgins kicks at goal, doesn’t get all of it but it falls to Ziebell who steps his defender and snaps a nice goal. (Q1 17:41)
Higgins with another clean clearance, kicks long to Brown who brings the ball to ground for Mason Wood to snap another ‘Roos goal. (Q1 18:37)
Fantasia crumbs in the pocket a full pace, has a shot at goal from the tightest of angles and it’s through! Wonderful goal (Q1 21:23)
Perfect clearance out of the midfield via Bellchambers and Merrett and Fantasia marks on the lead. His shot from 40m is through for a goal. (Q1 24:51)
McKenna has a shot for goal smothered, Myers recovers the footy, has a crack himself, and it sails through from 50m. (Q1 27:34)
Myers kicks deep to the goal square and Bellchambers outmarks Goldstein. Bellchambers goals from point-blank range. (Q1 28:18)
Higgins has a snap on goal, it falls short and Atley marks and goals from the top of the square. (Q1 29:52)
Goals everywhere as Dumont hands backwards to Cunnington who kicks another goal for North from 30m out. (Q1 32:23)
Essendon strike first in Q2 as McKernan edges out Daw to mark 40m out, directly in front. McKernan goals. (Q2 1:19)
Simpkin coughs the ball up badly just outside the Essendon 50m arc and McDonald-Tipungwuti hits up McKernan 30m out directly in front. He goals. (Q2 4:19)
Long ball into the North forward line and Hooker gives away a holding free on Brown 40m out directly in front. Brown goals. (Q2 5:04)
Goldstein hits down to Turner who dribbles through another goal from the pocket. (Q2 7:35)
Brown makes a great contest and Wood crumbs and snaps his 3rd goal. (Q2 8:17)
Goals continue to flow as McKernan gathers in the pocket, snaps instinctively and it’s through for his third in 10 minutes. (Q2 11:34)
Higgins streaming through the middle of the ground and finds Wood 35m out directly in front. Wood misses to the left. (Q2 16:19)
Tipungwuti hands over the back and Merrett, quick as a flash, gets ball to boot and it’s through for a goal. (Q2 18:05)
McKenna streams through the middle, hands to Smith which enables Smith to launch from 50m and kick the Bombers’ 3rd on the trot. (Q2 20:04)
Stringer marks on the 50m arc and decides instantly to go back for the set shot. He was right to do so as he nails another goal. (Q2 21:16)
Fantasia hits Stringer on the lead 40m out on a 45 degree angle. Stringer goes back and nails another one. (Q2 24:49)
Stringer wins a free but it gets out the back and the umpire pays advantage, allowing Baguley to run into an open goal. (Q3 5:31)
Wood gathers a half-volley and hands to Clarke who just squeezes a kick in for a goal on the run. (Q3 9:30)
Hrovat marks 40m out directly in front, kicks quickly to McDonald in space who runs to 20m from goal and kicks truly. (Q3 13:10)
Botched kickout by McKenna is cut off by Ahern 30m out directly in front. Ahern goals. (Q3 17:47)
High ball to the top of the square for the Bombers. Daw spoils but McGrath crumbs and snaps the goal. (Q4 2:34)
Lovely skills from North as they go coast to coast, ending with Brown marking on the lead 30m out directly in front. He goals. (Q4 6:47)
Tipungwuti mishowers a kick forward which ends with McKernan on the bounce in the pocket and McKernan snaps a miraculous goal. Everything going his way today. (Q4 11:16)
Ahern runs to 45m from goal on a tight angle, he kicks inboard and finds Dumont at the top of the square who marks and goals. (Q4 15:06)
McKenna breaks the lines through the middle of the ground and finds Tipungwuti 20m out directly in front. Tipungwuti goes back and ices the game for the Bombers. (Q4 22:07)
Cunnington marks strongly at CHF and hands to McDonald who kicks a long goal from 50m out. (Q4 24:52)

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