Blog log from R17 of 2018: North Melbourne vs Sydney

Parker inside 50 gets knocked off his kick and it just reaches Ronke 40m out directly in front. Ronke goes back and kicks the opening goal. (Q1 3:32)
Higgins 30m from goal hands over the top to Ziebell who steps inside his opponent, snaps from a tight angle and it’s through! Great goal. (Q1 5:20)
Long ball into Brown in a one on one and Rampe gives away the free for holding. From 35m out on a tight angle, Brown slots the goal. (Q1 10:04)
Sydney rebound strongly out of defence and get it to Papley who snaps from 35m out and it’s through for a goal. (Q1 10:57)
MacMillan receives a handball, charges towards the 50m arc, sells some candy to Heeney, and kicks a terrific long goal. (Q1 17:04)
Newman marks 55m from goal and snaps a pass to Heeney 30m from goal. Heeney goes back and kicks truly. (Q1 23:13)
Higgins links up with Atley streaming through the middle of the ground and kicks in front of Daw who marks on the lead 35m from goal. Daw goals. (Q1 24:54)
Ziebell in the pocket hands to Davies-Uniacke, gets it back, snaps on the run and it’s through! Ziebell’s been outstanding so far. (Q1 27:00)
McDonald spills a mark 20m from goal, Hayward pounces and snaps a nice goal. (Q2 1:05)
Lloyd kicks at goal from 45m out, it falls short and it’s Ronke who crumbs and snaps a goal for Sydney. (Q2 6:05)
Daw marks strongly 70m from goal and kicks beautifully to Brown on the lead 30m out in the pocket. Brown’s kick is straight through the goals. (Q2 14:45)
Fox wins a free in the middle of the ground, plays on quickly and kicks to McCartin 40m out on a slight angle. His set shot misses to the left. (Q2 16:30)
Franklin marks on the lead 50m from goal and passes to Cunningham 40m from goal on a slight angle. Cunningham’s set shot is a goal. (Q2 28:06)
Anderson kicks deep inside 50 and Daw marks strongly above his head 20m out. Daw goes back and slots the goal. (Q3 1:48)
Anderson under pressure outside 50 hits a low ball inside 50 for Ziebell who marks 25m from goal. Ziebell goes back and kicks truly. (Q3 7:28)
Franklin in a tackle hands to Ronke who loads up from 50m out, running at full speed, and slots the goal! His fourth for the day. (Q3 11:23)
Fox kicks inside 50 to Franklin on the lead 45m from goal. Buddy goes back and kicks career goal number 900! (Q3 16:47)
Ahern scraps a kick forward and it’s roved by Ziebell who snaps a low ball from the pocket and it’s through for a goal. Ziebell has four. (Q3 23:59)
Ziebell marks 55m from goal, plays on, gets caught and hands to Hrovat who kicks to Brown on the lead 30m from goal. Brown goes back and goals. (Q3 26:50)
Clarke is released running through the middle of the ground and kicks long to Daw who marks on the lead 25m from goal. He goes back and kicks his 3rd. (Q3 28:31)
Papley running down the wing kicks low to Franklin who marks on the lead 50m from goal on the left half forward flank. From ‘his spot’, Franklin goes back and launches a goal! (Q4 15:01)
Long ball into Franklin who creates a contest, roves his own footy, snaps at goal and it’s through! Buddy’s lighting it up in the 4th. (Q4 16:59)
Cunnington 60m out chips a perfect pass to hit Brown on the lead 40m from goal, directly in front. Brown goals. (Q4 18:32)
Rampe running out of defence is caught by Daw and pinged for holding the ball. Daw from the pocket kicks his fourth. (Q4 20:39)
McDonald kicks long inside 50, Brown spoils, Ziebell roves, wheels onto his left from 40m out and kicks his 5th! (Q4 23:40)
4 minutes remaining, North by 7 points. (Q4 24:12)
Rampe kicks to the top of the goalsquare, WIlliams wins the footy but it bobbles out and Ronke is there to snap a goal! (Q4 27:12)
2:26 on the clock, North by 1 point. (Q4 27:12)
Ronke involved again, he roves a ball 50m from goal, kicks at full pace from 45m out but it misses to the left. Scores level. (Q4 27:47)
Contest in the Sydney forward 50 and it’s Allir who wins the ball at ground level, takes off towards goal and kicks it from 20m out! Swans by 6, 1:48 remaining. (Q4 28:42)
43 seconds remaining, boundary throw in at the Sydney half forward line. (Q4 30:00)
Siren sounds, Swans win! (Q4 30:54)

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