Blog log from R19 of 2018: North Melbourne vs West Coast

Macmillan runs up the guts on a rebound started by Daw and hits Brown 45m out on a slight angle, Brown runs in right looking for more distance but it’s touched on the line. (Q1 1:23)
Cunnington gets a free in a pack 45m out on a slight angle, his set shot falls in the square and is rebounded. Yep, North kicking into the wind. (Q1 3:08)
McGovern baulks into trouble and is caught HTB by Ziebell 40m out on a slight angle. Jay-Z punches wide right. (Q1 3:53)
Ziebell and Schofield run back for a quick long ball to the square after Daw intercepts on the wing, Ziebell keeps his feet to crumb it and boot the first goal. (Q1 8:30)
Brown catches LeCras over the ear to give away 50m after a mark on the wing, the Frenchman lines up from 50m on a slight angle and the breeze does the rest, goal Eagles! (Q1 10:38)
McDonald goes long to the square but Schofield spoils it through in front of Brown. (Q1 13:38)
Higgins runs free to the HFF, has options longer but goes short to Walker 40m out on a slight angle. Tough shot for the first gamer into the fluky wind… he misses. (Q1 19:53)
Rioli rolls home a nice finish from the HFF after a gather and give by Vardy, beating Daw on the ground. (Q1 24:47)
Rioli smashes Cunnington in the head going for a mark just inside 50m on a slight angle, obvious free but Cunners tries a pass that doesn’t work. (Q1 26:04)
Cripps catches McDonald HTB 45m out on a slight angle and converts with an impressive set shot in difficult conditions. (Q2 2:46)
Wood has a moment to size up a snap across the body from 30m on the flank and bounces it through off the left boot. (Q2 7:01)
Rioli is over the back of Daw for a long ball to space by Darling, he strolls into the open goal. (Q2 11:40)
Vardy leaps over Williams and takes a pack mark at the hotspot and steers that one through. (Q2 14:37)
Cunnington catches Waterman around the neck in a tackle 25m out on the boundary, who plays on and screws a shot… drops on the line and is touched through. (Q2 17:06)
Ahern clears from a stoppage on the HFF to the square where Simpkin marks over Cole and plays on into the open goal. (Q2 20:37)
Brown has two on him going for a Dumont kick to 30m on the flank but Schofield is pinged for a hold, he boots his first goal of the afternoon. (Q2 21:52)
Higgins gets a free for a trip by McGovern just inside true CHF, his set shot is wide and short for no score. (Q2 23:52)
Goldstein marks over Hurn at the hotspot and puts North in front with his first goal. (Q2 25:52)
Venables marks on the HFF and goes quickly to the pocket for Vardy 30m out. Big shot in red time… across the face and no score. (Q2 28:07)
Yeo sails through the first goal of Q3 with a left foot snap across the body from the hotspot running sideways after a give from a pack by Darling. (Q3 3:40)
Wood misses a set shot from the HFF. (Q3 4:50)
Ziebell beats McGovern one out to mark a Simpkin ball 25m out on the flank and restore North’s lead. (Q3 7:57)
Waterman roves and misses from the hotspot. (Q3 10:52)
Higgins draws a man and gives to Cunnington who runs free across the paint of forward 50 and lets fly from 40m on a slight angle… that’s good! (Q3 20:36)
Turner chases a loose ball in an acre of space at half forward, fumbles, gathers, gets around Yeo and goes short to Ziebell 40m out on a slight angle who misses. (Q3 22:06)
Ahern roves on the HFF, does a one-two with Atley then pokes a very short pass to Wood 40m out on a slight angle, who kicks truly. North has answered WC’s run with their own! (Q3 23:23)
Higgins breaks a tackle for a run from the next centre bounce, he goes long to the square from 55m on a slight angle, Ziebell goes up against two… bounces behind… (Q3 24:36)
… the ball goes through but did Barrass get a finger on it? Video review inconclusive, ruled a goal to Higgins! (Q3 25:06)
Wood marks a Ziebell pass from the HFF over the hotspot to 25m on a slight angle on the other side, with Brown riding shotgun. Wood hits the woodwork. (Q4 2:29)
Walker passes to Ziebell on the boundary 40m out who shoots OOTF. (Q4 6:45)
Venables marks 40m out on a slight angle but shoots wide left. (Q4 9:15)
Ziebell marks a Hrovat pass 20m out on the flank but misses what would have been the sealer. Not that the Eagles are storming home, mind you. (Q4 14:44)
Higgins finally seals the deal with a snap from near the hotspot. (Q4 15:18)
Cripps misses a set shot from 40m on a slight angle. (Q4 17:43)
Venables misses a long snap but it’s well into junk time now. (Q4 21:23)
Hrovat sharks a pressured Yeo handball outside a pack 25m out on the flank and bounces through some junk off the left boot. (Q4 25:48)
Simpkin feeds Anderson running through CHF for some pretty-looking garbage. (Q4 27:15)

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