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Blog log from P1 of 2019: North Melbourne vs St Kilda

Blog log for North Melbourne vs St Kilda, P1 of 2019

Pittard leads Membrey to a loose ball on the wing on a fast break, gathers and passes over Roberton to Ziebell 30m out on the flank. Jay-Z boots the first goal. (Q1 3:04)
Steele snaps the first goal for the Saints. (Q1 5:29)
McCartin leads in front of McKay to mark a Newnes pass 40m out on the flank and roosts a nice set shot in a tricky breeze for a goal. (Q1 8:19)
Turner rolls through a nice left foot snap from the pocket 20m out. (Q1 12:52)
Campbell gets a 50m penalty to bring him 45m out in front, but misses. (Q1 14:19)
Savage misses a flying snap from 50m on a slight angle, the wind pushes it wide. (Q1 15:49)
Ziebell puts his head over a loose footy in the pocket and wins a contact free on Battle, he centres to Larkey 25m out on a slight angle who kicks truly. (Q1 18:35)
Atley roves a stoppage, breaks a Clark tackle and screws through a nice goal from near the hotspot. (Q1 22:05)
Sinclair passes to McCartin who misses from 20m on the flank. (Q1 25:50)
McCartin beats Pittard to mark 45m out on a slight angle and sails through his second major. (Q2 1:07)
Wood turns the ball over by foot in defence, Phillips intercepts 45m out on a slight angle and rides the breeze with a good kick for a goal. (Q2 4:24)
Ahern passes to Turner near the hotspot on the end of a flowing move through midfield, Turner gives off to Pittard who snaps the goal. (Q2 9:12)
Atley converts a set shot from 35m on a slight angle after the Saints switch off while Brown kicks from the HFF. (Q2 14:50)
Kent gets his first goal in Saint colours after stripping McDonald in a tackle in a pack in the pocket 20m out. (Q2 16:40)
Steele roves a Pittard fumble of a chaos ball and snaps around the corner from 40m on a slight angle, it falls the right side of the goal line. (Q2 18:25)
Billings marks 45m out on a slight angle and sails through another quality set shot. (Q2 20:39)
Battle goals from the line after mark and 50m penalty against Goldstein for a swinging arm to the moosh at CHF. (Q2 25:56)
McCartin wheels on the HFF and hits Parker with a low dart to the hotspot, who goals. (Q2 27:26)
Gresham snaps on the run from the HFF, Williams is first to it in the square but the ball bounces away from him with a wicked leg break and through for a goal. (Q2 29:05)
Thomas misses a snap from the pocket. (Q3 2:30)
Parker snaps his second goal from the hotspot after roving a Billings inside 50 kick. (Q3 4:16)
Larkey marks near the hotspot and sails through his second goal. (Q3 7:31)
Goldstein is on his own at CHF after the next centre bounce to mark, turn and hit Larkey near the hotspot with a short pass. Larkey chips it wide. (Q3 9:15)
Membrey flies in front of McKay to clunk a long ball down the flank to 30m by Steele, but misses. (Q3 10:31)
Ziebell misses an off-balance snap from the hotspot. (Q3 13:59)
Wilkie gives away a ruck free at the top of the Roo goalsquare to Goldstein for a charity goal. (Q3 15:32)
Polec baulks clear for a snap from the HFF, but it’s just narrow into the fluky breeze. (Q3 16:44)
Campbell converts a set shot from just on 50m on a slight angle. (Q3 20:12)
Membrey juggles a mark over Pittard from a Wilkie kick 20m out on the flank, but misses. (Q3 22:27)
Wood marks 30m out on a slight angle then cops a headclash with Battle and has to come off feeling a bit woozy. Ziebell takes the kick, but sprays it. (Q3 24:12)
Bruce beats McKay to mark on the lead 30m out on a slight angle but he also misses. (Q3 27:47)
Lonie wheels at half forward with Vickers-Willis chasing and goes very short to Billings near the hotspot. Billings shanks it a bit, but it’s straight enough. (Q4 0:25)
Ahern clears from the next centre bounce, Wood marks 40m out on a slight angle and misses. (Q4 2:20)
Geary intercepts Williams at CHF for the Saints but kicks like a backman, just a behind. (Q4 4:13)
Higgins hits heavy traffic in the centre and eventually gets swamped to lose the footy, Membrey is over the back to run into the open goal. (Q4 7:29)
Murphy baulks Billings and shoots off a step from 50m on a slight angle, it swerves in the wind and goes straight through. (Q4 9:26)
Pittard runs into trouble off half back and coughs it up to Clark under a Bruce tackle, again it’s Membrey over the back to run into the open goal. (Q4 11:36)
Wood feeds Brown with a loose ball tap for a snap goal from close range. (Q4 14:11)
Zurhaar marks at the top of the square flying across the pack, and then misses badly. (Q4 15:03)
Zurharr gets another set shot from the HFF, that one also misses. (Q4 16:55)
Billings misses a set shot from the HFF. (Q4 18:21)
Kent shows them how it’s done with a set shot to seal the deal. (Q4 19:41)
Newnes marks near the goalsquare just before the final siren but he shanks it OOTF. (Q4 27:59)

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