Blog log from R5 of 2019: North Melbourne vs Essendon

Macmillan is pinged for contact from behind on Fantasia as they sit under a high ball, soft but was there. Orazio lines up from 40m and squeezes in the first goal. (Q1 0:37)
Dumont finds a hole in the Don zone on a slow play for a pass to Goldstein 45m out on the flank. Goldie’s set shot is high but just wide. (Q1 2:15)
Redman passes to Stringer just on 50m on a slight angle after a Heppell diagonal kick from the HBF starts an attack. The Package shoots wide. (Q1 4:00)
McDonald-Tipungwuti catches Hall HTB in midfield and goes to Daniher who marks over Cunnington 40m out on a slight angle. His set shot looks good but goes just wide right. (Q1 5:07)
Davies-Uniacke runs free down the flank and shoots from 40m but it drifts into the goalpost. (Q1 7:55)
McKenna jinks around Goldstein in midfield and passes to Fantasia who plays on for a snap from 50m on a slight angle… wide. (Q1 8:56)
Another attack up the guts, this time by North and Zurhaar’s kick to the hotspot finds Wood in front of Saad, easy mark but misses the relatively easy set shot. (Q1 9:38)
Ham passes to McGrath who converts from 40m on the flank. (Q1 12:23)
Wood roves a Goldstein centre clearance kick to a pack at the hotspot but grubbers wide. (Q1 12:53)
Heppell marks a low burner by Redman from the wing to 40m out on the flank, but kicks OOTF. (Q1 15:53)
Shiel passes to Brown 40m out on a slight angle whose set shot is also poor, barely a behind. (Q1 17:38)
The Roos go coast to coast from the kick in, Pittard has a lash from near CHF and clears the big pack in the square for the first Kangaroo goal. (Q1 18:53)
Cunnington shoots wide from a ball up 20m out on a slight angle. (Q1 20:10)
Thompson spoils a Brown kick from the HFF to the hotspot but the crumb sits up for Daniher to gather and snap truly off the left boot, the Bomber fans erupt! (Q1 22:09)
Simpkin gives to Goldstein who misses badly from 45m on the flank. (Q1 25:08)
Baguley gives to Shiel who misses a snap from near CHF. (Q2 0:33)
Hurley intercepts on the last line but his kick to the HBF is itself intercepted by Dumont, whose set shot is rushed by Bellchambers. (Q2 2:17)
Fantasia leaps in front of Pittard to mark 30m out on a slight angle, he kicks truly. (Q2 3:18)
Goldstein gives to Zurhaar at half forward, he fends off Saad with a spin move and kicks an impressive goal from 40m on a slight angle! (Q2 6:18)
Parish roves and snaps around the corner from 30m on the flank but it doesn’t turn and bounces into the post. (Q2 16:49)
McGrath has a ping from a pack on the HFF, the ball bounces high but just the right side of the goal line, no chance for the late-rushing defenders. (Q2 18:04)
McDonald-Tipungwuti beats Pittard in a wrestle to mark a Shiel kick to 30m on the flank, he converts with no problem. (Q2 19:34)
McDonald-Tipungwuti kicks a high speculator from the HFF to the top of the square, Bellchambers storms onto it and gives a Joe the Goose special for Brown. (Q2 21:34)
Merrett feeds Fantasia who screws through another one for the rampaging Bombers, three for him! (Q2 22:25)
Simpkin is front and centre for a Ben Brown contest at the hotspot that draws two Don defenders, he gives to Polec for the snap goal. (Q2 25:39)
Another long ball to the top of the Essendon goalsquare, Stringer marks in front of Wright for another goal. (Q2 27:17)
McDonald-Tipungwuti snaps the first goal of Q3 from hard in the pocket 25m out, this could be a long second half for North fans. (Q3 1:25)
Mitch Brown misses a set shot from 30m on the flank. (Q3 2:58)
McKenna misses a snap from near CHF. (Q3 3:43)
Another Bomber attack ends in a score as the Roos are overrun like it’s a Sunday afternoon hunt, this is the fourth goal for Fantasia after roving a loose ball at the hotspot. (Q3 5:40)
Parish kicks across half back but straight to Davies-Uniacke who goes short to Scott next to the hotspot for an easy shot… which he misses. (Q3 8:15)
Higgins, who has had a poor game like most of the Roo mids, gets a set shot 45m out on a slight angle and barely scores. (Q3 11:44)
McGrath passes to Ambrose 50m out on a slight angle who sails through a rare goal. (Q3 13:26)
The red and black party continues with Mitch Brown squeezing through his second goal from the pocket 35m out after a feed outside by Ham. (Q3 16:56)
Fantasia goes to Bellchambers 20m out in front but his attempt at a Joe the Goose handball to Baguley is ill-advised, no score. (Q3 17:39)
Ben Brown roves and goals from 20m after a poor kick across the back line by Ridley. (Q3 21:56)
Ben Brown marks a Zurhaar pass 40m out on a slight angle but shoots wide. (Q3 24:56)
Stringer marks 45m out near the boundary and shoots after the 3QT siren but doesn’t score. (Q3 28:54)
Ben Brown misses another set shot, this one from 45m on a slight angle. (Q4 1:26)
Dumont sets up Polec for a running shot from 40m in front but he punches it low and wide. (Q4 4:04)
Bellchambers feeds Stringer for the first goal of Q4 garbage time from a snap from half forward. (Q4 5:34)
Daniher marks 55m out in front, the crowd gets excited with the possibility, he runs in left and kicks a little right but it fades left and inside the goalpost! (Q4 7:11)
Ben Brown marks 35m out on a slight angle and makes no mistake that time. (Q4 9:10)
Davies-Uniacke runs to receive from Simpkin for a snap from CHF but misses. (Q4 11:00)
The Roos lock in the kick in, resulting in a Wood mark 25m out on a slight angle and… another terrible set shot. (Q4 11:39)
Mitch Brown marks a Redman pass 50m out on the flank and boots his third goal. (Q4 12:22)
Stringer marks a Myers pass from the wing to 45m on the flank, but misses. (Q4 14:30)
Ziebell centres from the pocket to Cunnington for some junk from 20m. (Q4 17:58)
Ahern gets some garbage from the hotspot, to desultory applause from the few remaining North Melbourne supporters. (Q4 20:41)
Ham marks and goals from the top of the square, his first in the big league. (Q4 25:41)

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