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Blog log from R11 of 2019: North Melbourne vs Richmond

Blog log for North Melbourne vs Richmond, R11 of 2019

McIntosh kicks a high speculator to a pack 30m out on a slight angle, Lynch is in front and draws a push free on Tarrant for the first goal. (Q1 3:50)
Larkey marks 45m out on a slight angle for the first North Melbourne goal as Houli walks off gingerly. (Q1 6:50)
Higgins screws a snap wide from a ball in to 20m on a slight angle. (Q1 8:34)
Balta juggles a marks in front of Pittard 45m out on a slight angle, his set shot is powerful but OOTF. (Q1 11:20)
Martin is unlucky not to get a HTB free on Macmillan on the HFF, the resultant stoppage is roved by Caddy who gives to Dusty for a sensational screwing snap goal from 40m! (Q1 14:46)
Simpkin gives to Anderson behind a pack on the HFF, he tries his luck off the left boot off a step from 50m, it curls and bounces through with a nice shepherd by Zurhaar! (Q1 17:16)
Zurhaar catches Butler HTB outside CHF, pass goes to Brown who draws a contact free on Garthwaite in the pocket 25m out who strokes through a lovely set shot for his first goal. (Q1 20:46)
Butler marks a centring ball from the pocket by Lynch to the top of the square over Pittard, 50m against Tarrant for encroachment ensures the goal. (Q1 23:01)
Cunnington roves a Brown contest in the pocket and draws a high contact free on Garthwaite 40m out. He hits the square, no score results. (Q1 27:45)
Slow play from defence by Richmond with some telegraphed kicks at half back, eventually Ziebell spoils a Houli kick and taps the crumb to Wood who goals from 20m out. (Q1 29:16)
Martin leads Atley to a bouncing ball on the HFF, he snaps on the turn but it drifts across the face and bounces wide. (Q1 31:02)
Ziebell gets a free on Cotchin in the centre and goes long to a pack near the hotspot where Wood marks but misses. (Q2 0:45)
Cunnington is front and centre for a long ball to a pack in the pocket 15m out but doesn’t have a left foot and dribbles it wide. (Q2 4:59)
Baker catches Thompson HTB 40m out on a slight angle but misses. (Q2 8:15)
Ziebell forces a handball turnover on the wing, Garthwaite holds the jumper of Brown 20m out going for a Davies-Uniacke ball to concede an obvious free and goal. (Q2 11:00)
Thomas beats Houli to a loose ball outside CHF, chain of handballs ends with Anderson to Wood who misses from near the hotspot. (Q2 12:17)
Butler gets a contact free in a pack 20m out in the pocket and screws through a professional finish for his second. (Q2 18:25)
Larkey marks 40m out on a slight angle and misses, disappointingly. (Q2 19:46)
Martin beats Thompson one out to mark a Prestia kick up the guts to 20m, Dusty boots his second goal. (Q2 23:16)
Martin bounces through his third goal from half forward after the Tigers boss the next centre bounce. (Q2 24:47)
Higgins misses a hurried snap from 40m on the flank. (Q2 28:02)
Polec roves a Ziebell bomb to a pack at the hotspot but misses off the right boot. (Q2 28:49)
Higgins gives wide of a pack on the HFF to Wood who has time to settle over a left foot snap from 40m and sails it through to regain the lead for the Kangas just before HT. (Q2 29:47)
Polec kicks a sizzling left-foot snap from outside a pack 40m out on the flank to kick Q3 off on a positive note. (Q3 4:24)
Martin draws a crowd sitting under a high ball to the top of the square but Castagna flies over the top to mark and goal. (Q3 8:36)
Simpkin marks at half forward and goes to the corridor for Anderson 40m out, who converts. (Q3 10:24)
Zurhaar roves his own contest on the HFF with a shepherd by Brown and kicks to Simpkin 20m out in the corridor who marks and goals. (Q3 12:09)
Simpkin plays for and gets a free on Cotchin at a stoppage 40m out on the flank, but doesn’t score. (Q3 16:09)
Cotchin catches Wood over the shoulder 20m out on a slight angle. North’s record from set shots has been poor tonight… that one is just home. (Q3 17:40)
Lynch clunks a long ball from Houli up the wing to the HFF in a big pack, his set shot goes wide. (Q3 19:55)
Somehow three North players are there to raffle a Higgins centring ball 30m out on a slight angle, Wood has the winning ticket and boots his fourth goal. Roos surging! (Q3 21:54)
Zurhaar tackles Grimes on the boundary and the ball slides off the Tiger’s boot OOTF 30m out. Somehow Brown is given the free, he screws through his third goal! (Q3 26:05)
Martin passes to Caddy 45m out on the flank just before the 3QT siren. Caddy hooks it OOTF. (Q3 30:35)
Richmond attacks the corridor but turns it over in midfield, Roos everywhere on the counter and Zurhaar goes to the pocket for Brown 20m out, Brown trots in for goal number four. (Q4 1:43)
Martin passes to Baker next to the behind post who misses. (Q4 4:33)
Brown marks over a pack from a Davies-Uniacke kick to 25m on the flank, Garthwaite again beaten. He boots a fifth goal. (Q4 7:00)
Higgins passes to Davies-Uniacke 45m out on a slight angle who misses. (Q4 9:13)
Thomas adds some cherries with a mark and goal from the pocket. (Q4 11:43)
Astbury marks at the hotspot for some rolled gold garbage. (Q4 13:43)
Prestia kicks ugly but straight from 45m in front for some more junk, to muted reaction. (Q4 19:08)
Stack bounces a running snap wide from half forward as the final siren sounds. (Q4 27:51)

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