Blog log from R2 of 2019: North Melbourne vs Brisbane

Rayner beats Thompson one out at the hotspot to mark a long Hipwood kick from the wing and boot the first goal inside the first minute. (Q1 0:57)
Campbell marks 40m out in front but misses the first set shot for the Roos. (Q1 2:29)
Polec gets a set shot on the boundary 45m out after Witherden checksides OOTF, and strokes through a beautiful kick for the first goal for North. (Q1 5:34)
Hodge kicks up the guts to the lead of McCarthy 45m out, but as he walks in there’s a reversal for a punch by Rayner off the ball, no score. (Q1 7:38)
Rayner gets a free for a push by Thompson in a pack 30m out on the flank, his set shot drifts across the face. (Q1 8:44)
Higgins snaps from half forward, way wide but it lands next to the behind post where Brown was lurking to mark. His checkside is terrible, OOTF. (Q1 10:50)
Brown roves and grubbers wide from the hotspot. (Q1 11:52)
Atley handballs to grass in the pocket, Davies-Uniacke is there but snaps wide under pressure from 20m. (Q1 13:57)
Davies-Uniacke marks at half forward and feeds Tyson zooming past, his snap from 45m on a slight angle looks ugly but it wobbles and rolls through! (Q1 16:50)
Fast rebound by North down members wing with Thomas getting the key mark and play on from the HBF, Hall has Turner over the back to mark in the pocket and covert from 15m. (Q1 18:48)
Hall passes wide from half forward to Ziebell wide in the pocket 20m out, who misses badly. (Q1 20:20)
Hall speeds up the wing and hits Brown on the chest but the mark doesn’t stick, Atley roves and gives back to the onrushing Hall who snaps truly from 40m in front! (Q2 0:51)
Berry gets a HTB free on Thompson after the Roo ducks his head into a tackle, he kicks truly. (Q2 1:56)
Brown marks on the wing, Andrews cannons into his back and gives away 50, Brown lines up from 20m on a slight angle and misses. (Q2 4:57)
Mathieson honours the lead of Hipwood at half forward, he centres to Zorko 45m out in the corridor who misses. (Q2 5:55)
Lyons roves a pack in the pocket and pokes an intelligent pass over Williams to Cameron in the square for a goal. (Q2 7:57)
Zorko bounces a snap wide from 50m on a slight angle on the end of a lightning rebound around the outer wing. (Q2 14:25)
Berry marks on the wing, props and goes centrally to two Lions, Rayner outmarks his teammate Martin (!) 40m out on a slight angle but his set shot is well wide. (Q2 16:52)
Martin gets a set shot from 30m on a slight angle and levels the scores with his first goal. (Q2 18:28)
Cunnington gives to Polec flashing past on the HFF, he goes long to the square from 50m near the boundary… Thomas shepherds the leg-breaking ball through! (Q2 22:13)
Ziebell gives to Davies-Uniacke at half forward, he has a few steps to make his mind up and chooses a short pass to Ziebell 20m out in the corridor. Good decision, Jay-Z goals. (Q2 23:21)
Ugly build up by Brisbane but Cameron sees Bastinac in space on the HFF for a long handball, Basti settles over the snap on the lope from 45m and nails it. (Q2 26:41)
Fast rebound from the HBF by North in numbers, Turner goes to Brown who rises to mark untouched at the hotspot and boot his first goal as the HT siren sounds. (Q2 30:43)
Gardiner feeds Rich who lets fly from 55m on a slight angle, half post high as it hits the line but it smacks into the goalpost. (Q3 4:22)
Rayner roves a pack 15m out, baulks into a double tackle but has the core strength to get the snap off, video review shows it went just the wrong side of the goalpost, behind. (Q3 6:19)
Scott’s pass to Brown is touched in flight but Brown gathers, spins at 30m on a slight angle and screws through a nice finish. (Q3 8:47)
McStay slides to mark a Neale pass to 30m on a slight angle, but he shoots OOTF. (Q3 10:05)
Berry marks 45m out near the boundary, his set shot drifts and is rushed. (Q3 11:00)
Hall beats Andrews on the ground on the HFF, gets corralled by Hodge and centres to Thomas near the hotspot. The first-gamer strokes through a lovely set shot. (Q3 14:50)
McInerney gets a set shot near the goalsquare after a free for a hold by McKay, and boots a steadier for Brisbane. (Q3 17:20)
McInerney marks in a pack 20m out on the flank with the benefit of a block by Robinson on Tarrant that the ump didn’t penalise, he goals again. (Q3 19:05)
Another centre clearance to Brisbane, another big clunk by McInerney, this time he hits the post from the hotspot. (Q3 20:40)
McKay gets a set shot at true CHF but kicks like a backman, behind. (Q3 22:06)
McCarthy feeds Hipwood for a flying snap across the body from 40m on the flank… screws across the face and bounces just the wrong side. (Q3 22:06)
Brisbane rebound from the BP around the outer wing then through the middle, Hipwood runs to 55m and launches over the Roo defence, the ball bounces through from the square! (Q3 22:06)
The game has ebbed and flowed, and it’s Brisbane’s turn to surge. (Q3 22:06)
Ziebell grubbers wide with a low-percentage checkside from the pocket 15m out under pressure. (Q3 22:06)
Cameron is playing in front of Williams and marks a quick Martin kick from congestion on the wing to 45m on a slight angle. Charlie gives the Lions the lead with that goal! (Q3 28:34)
Higgins roves a Campbell contest in the pocket and snaps while falling on his back… but wide. (Q3 28:34)
McStay marks over Tarrant and Macmillan from a long Zorko kick up the guts to the top of the square, he boots the first goal of Q4. (Q3 28:34)
Polec snaps after a stoppage on the HFF, the ball drifts to the behind line where Brown marks over Andrews and goals. (Q3 28:34)
Thompson spoils Cameron in the pocket but Charlie beats him on the ground, runs around to 20m and snaps off the left across the body… just wide. (Q3 28:34)
McInerney’s handball clanger at half back leads to Cunnington marking a Ziebell kick in the pocket 15m out for an opportunist goal. (Q3 28:34)
Polec goes long to Ziebell one out with Hodge at the top of the square, Jay-Z beats the old champ to juggle the mark and goal. (Q3 28:34)
McCluggage kicks a set shot goal from 25m on a slight angle to bring Brisbane back within a kick, after being paid a HTB free on Polec. (Q3 28:34)
Centre clearance to the Lions, McCarthy runs away from the centre and launches from CHF, the ball lands behind the contest 20m and rolls through, Brisbane leads! (Q3 28:34)
Robinson runs back with the flight behind Hall to leap and mark a McCluggage kick to 20m on a slight angle. Despite some cramp, IQ kicks truly to make the lead eight, 4:36 left. (Q3 28:34)
Campbell is behind the Lion defence to mark at the top of the square, turn and goal with ease after a turnover in midfield. Andrews was the guilty party, ball watching. (Q3 28:34)
Lions by two with 3:14 to go. (Q3 28:34)
Zorko clears from the next centre bounce, Cameron leaps in front of Williams and takes a contested grab 30m out on the flank. He goals, Lions by eight with 2:23 to go! (Q3 28:34)
McCarthy flies and juggles a big mark in traffic from a Cameron kick to 35m on a slight angle. Clock ticks below 1:30 as he walks in… he kicks the sealer! (Q3 28:34)
Cameron marks 45m out wide on the flank and kicks some junk. (Q3 28:34)

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