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

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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