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Blog log from R8 of 2019: North Melbourne vs Geelong

Blog log for North Melbourne vs Geelong, R8 of 2019

Miers passes to Clark 45m out on a slight angle, who kicks OOTF into the behind post. (Q1 4:23)
Rohan roves in the pocket and centres to Dangerfield 50m out on the flank, Danger loads up for bear and bangs through the first goal! (Q1 5:49)
Goldstein sets up Simpkin for hte next centre clearance, the kick goes to Larkey 40m out on the flank, his set shot is straight but short, touched on the line. (Q1 7:42)
Taylor roves and gives to Polec who misses from 15m. (Q1 10:34)
Ziebell kicks from the HFF to a pack near the hotspot, eventually Wood feeds Higgins to hoof through the goal under pressure. (Q1 14:04)
Macmillan passes to Cunington 40m out on the flank on a switch play trying to find space in a crowded Roo forward line. Cunners misses. (Q1 18:04)
Hawkins catches the ball out of ruck and screws home his first goal from 25m on a slight angle. (Q1 23:34)
Dahlhaus receives from Guthrie and snaps truly from 40m in front after Ablett draws a crowd at CHF. (Q1 25:19)
Dangerfield gives to Ablett who sprays it OOTF from the HFF, much to the delight of the North fans who are booing him today. (Q1 27:48)
Polec marks 40m out on the flank and misses just before QT. (Q1 28:44)
Ablett marks on the boundary 20m out, plays on and goals with ease. (Q2 0:52)
Clark roves from the next centre bounce and kick blind from fully 70m out, it pitches behind Hawkins and rolls through as well! (Q2 2:48)
Dumont handballs to Ziebell who snaps off a step from 40m on the flank, but misses. (Q2 4:33)
Cunnington runs through midfield but has little to kick to, he bounces it to Larkey with two on him, the ball falls luckily for the kid but he snaps wide from 40m. (Q2 7:48)
Duncan marks well within range but passes to Clark 35m out on the flank, he misses. (Q2 8:47)
Miers runs towards CHF with Thomas on his ginger, shoots off-balance and hits the base of the post. (Q2 11:03)
Kolodjashnij misses a running snap off a few steps from 50m on a slight angle. (Q2 12:06)
Parfitt goes short to Miers who plays on for a snap from 40m on the flank that goes through. (Q2 14:20)
Thomas feeds Larkey running towards the hotspot, he is off balance so his snap falls short but it’s in the right spot for Brown to beat two to mark and goal. (Q2 16:19)
Rohan feeds Ablett for a snap across the body from 40m in the corridor, the Cat fans cheer extra-loudly to drown out the desultory boos as the little champ goals. (Q2 21:55)
Kelly lopes away from a stoppage on the HFF and threads the needle from near the boundary 35m out, with Ablett riding shotgun. (Q2 25:19)
North gets the next centre clearance through Simpkin, Brown gives to Thomas who checksides the goal from near the hotspot. (Q2 26:19)
Blicavs is pinged for a throw after scooping a loose ball in the BP 25m out. Higgins takes the free, it drifts… Polec marks on the behind line and goals. (Q2 29:14)
Brown marks on the wing, wheels and hits the lead of Zurhaar 40m out on a slight angle, who doesn’t score. (Q3 0:39)
Kelly kicks OOTF on the HBF, Polec shanks it towards the square and it’s Wood playing in front who marks and goals. (Q3 2:22)
Rohan roves a long Parfitt ball to the top of the square, has a moment but chooses to give off to Hawkins and shepherd for the snap goal from 20m, good team play. (Q3 8:11)
Kelly feeds Clark to run from the centre to 55m in front and blast long to an empty square… bounces through! (Q3 8:57)
Rohan snaps across the body from 40m in front for another one for the Cats. (Q3 10:30)
Ablett spoils Turner at half forward, gathers and feeds Dahlhaus for a miss off a step from 40m on a slight angle. (Q3 13:12)
Miers receives from Ablett in heavy traffic and hits the post from 20m on a slight angle. (Q3 14:14)
Dumont passes to Brown 40m out in the corridor, who trots in and kicks straight. (Q3 18:06)
Thomas receives from Ziebell on the wing and passes to Brown 40m out on a slight angle, who kicks his second goal in a minute. (Q3 20:11)
Anderson hits Brown leading to 25m out on the flank, who kicks his third goal in three minutes! (Q3 21:56)
Zurhaar meets a bouncing inside 50 at the hotspot at full pace ahead of Kolodjashnij, gathers and swings onto the right boot for a sensational goal! (Q3 23:57)
Duncan passes to Hawkins in the pocket 25m out who kicks a nice set shot goal. (Q3 28:12)
Hawkins is paid a mark that looked to have come off the fist of Durdin 25m out on the flank, Roo defenders argue in vain, the Tomahawk goals in typical style. (Q3 30:43)
Miers reefs a handball out of a big pack at the hotspot, chains of gives ends with Constable feeding Kelly for the goal from 35m on the flank just before 3QT. (Q3 33:27)
Dangerfield catches Higgins around the neck 45m out on the flank from the North goalface, Higgins misses near side. (Q4 3:18)
Atley passes to Simpkin 40m out on a slight angle, the set shot drops short for no score. (Q4 4:54)
Tarrant intercepts a Tuohy kick to the HFF for North and sends it back to the pocket where Larkey marks over Tuohy 20m out, he kicks truly. (Q4 6:53)
Brown stays down behind a Wood contest to a long Ziebell ball to the hotspot but manages somehow to fumble it across the face for a behind, oh dear! (Q4 11:49)
Kelly roves on the HFF and goes inboard to Duncan 50m out on a slight angle, who misses. (Q4 13:09)
Larkey intercepts at half forward and gives to Wood who misses a relatively easy one from 40m to an empty goalsquare. (Q4 14:00)
Larkey marks behind Taylor 45m out in the corridor but misses. (Q4 16:54)
Dumont catches O’Connor HTB 40m out on a slight angle but hits the post. (Q4 18:33)
Brown takes a big pack mark at the hotspot over Stewart and boots goal number five. Two goals the difference, 5:28 to play. (Q4 19:39)
Ablett receives from Kelly in a pack and rolls through the official sealer from the pocket 20m out to get the Cat fans rejoicing. (Q4 23:54)
Ablett marks leading to the hotspot ahead of his man Turner and gets some junk, his fourth goal. (Q4 24:54)
Kelly passes to Miers 15m out deep in the pocket who misses. (Q4 27:36)

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