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Blog log from R13 of 2019: North Melbourne vs Western Sydney

Blog log for North Melbourne vs Western Sydney, R13 of 2019

Ziebell roves in the pocket 25m out, falls over and is caught high by an onrushing Tomlinson to win a free for the first goal of the evening. (Q1 5:10)
Hopper kicks long from a stoppage on the HFF, the ball lands behind Thompson and HGimelberg and skids through for the first Giant goal. (Q1 7:15)
Finlayson contests at the hotspot and the crumb falls to the ground, Tomlinson puts his head over it and gets a lucky free for kicking in danger that wasn’t there, he goals. (Q1 9:47)
Two consecutive frees for contact by Ziebell results in a set shot for Finlayson 50m out on a slight angle, which he misses. (Q1 11:44)
Larkey bombs long down the flank to a big pack 25m out, Turner is front and centre for the crumb and has only a moment to steady for a snap across the body… wobbles in! (Q1 17:40)
Thomas gets a free for an arm chop by Buntine just inside 50m on a slight angle, he kicks truly to give the Kangas a deserved lead. (Q1 21:42)
Coniglio marks at half forward and gives off to Greene who snaps off a step with a skidder that just avoids thhe right goalpost from 50m on a slight angle. (Q1 25:28)
Williams gets the benefit of a 50m penalty after Simpkin gobs off at the umpire for a contact free against to bring him from the wing to near the hotspot for the first goal of Q2. (Q2 3:05)
Greene skids through another quick goal after the next centre bounce with a feed by Deledio and baulk clear to 50m. (Q2 4:05)
Brown juggles a mark over Taranto at half forward, Taranto scrags him after marking and that’s an obvious 50m penalty and easy goal from the square. (Q2 6:05)
Pittard intercepts a Kelly dump kick to half forward for North, he switches to Durdin who hits the hotspot where Thomas juggles a mark and goals. (Q2 10:18)
Larkey draws two defenders going for a Davies-Uniacke kick to the pocket, Brown is front and centre for the crumb and rolls through the go-ahead goal from 25m! (Q2 12:20)
Ah, but the video reviewer overturns the goal umpire’s call, only a behind, scores now level. (Q2 13:20)
de Boer misses from a stoppage at close range. (Q2 17:52)
Turner is again without an opponent for a crumb front and centre 40m out on a slight angle, he repeats the dose from Q1 with his second goal. (Q2 20:06)
Coniglio forces a throw by Dumont to win a free 45m out on a slight angle, a melee erupts and subsides, then Cogs kicks truly. (Q2 22:46)
Himmelberg passes to Kelly on the boundary 40m out who kicks another one for the Giants to extend the lead. (Q2 24:51)
Davies-Uniacke receives from Garner in midfield, has time to look and passes to the lead of Brown 40m out on a slight angle who misses. (Q2 27:36)
Marley Williams wobbles an inside 50 kick under pressure to 30m on the flank where Garner marks and goals. (Q2 29:21)
Perryman settles over a set shot but Himmelberg reverses it with a gut punch off the ball on Durdin, North sweeps forward with Dumont rolling it through from 45m in front! (Q3 3:26)
Mumford stands tall in front of a big pack in the pocket to clunk a Coniglio kick to 25m. Mummy misses, across the face. (Q3 11:14)
Finlayson roves a pack in the pocket and gives to Deledio who was cheating out the back, Lids skids it through from near the behind post to give GWS a lead. (Q3 14:27)
Tomlinson bombs long to the pocket and Himmelberg gets a good bounce, chain of handballs ends with Taranto who goals form 20m. (Q3 17:27)
Himmelberg gives to Deledio in a big pack on the boundary 20m out, Lids is tackled by Thompson near the behind post and somehow threads the needle with a pressured checkside! (Q3 19:22)
Thomas takes a contested grab in front of Stein 35m out on the flank but just misses. (Q3 24:08)
Davis runs through midfield and passes between two Roos to Cameron 40m out in the corridor. Jezza, who has had a quiet day, converts that one with no problem. (Q3 27:13)
The Kangaroos have done the best they could against one of the best midfields in the land, but class has won out in the third quarter as the Giants built a lead. (Q3 27:43)
Himmelberg gives to Daniels deep in the pocket in the last seconds of the quarter, low-percentage snap from 25m and he does well to hit the post. (3 Qtr Time)
Greene’s goal to kick off Q4 makes it very tough for the Roos. (Q4 4:53)
Himmelberg marks a Deledio pass from the HFF to the top of the square for the official sealer. (Q4 7:39)
Finlayson marks leading to the pocket 20m out, sets up for a screwing set shot off the left boot and goals. (Q4 14:09)
Anderson marks a Thomas pass near the hotspot and misses. (Q4 15:54)
Brown hits the post with a set shot from 35m on the flank. (Q4 24:24)
Brown gets some very smelly garbage with a snap on the lope from 45m on a slight angle. (Q4 27:12)
Larkey grabs some fragrant junk of his own from near the square. (Q4 28:43)

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