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Blog log from R20 of 2019: North Melbourne vs Hawthorn

Blog log for North Melbourne vs Hawthorn, R20 of 2019

Henderson streams away from congestion on the wing after a stoppage and kicks long to Lewis who marks over Thompson and boots the first goal amid the smoke. (Q1 3:51)
Lewis creates a crumb near the hotspot that bounces towards CHF where a nest of Hawks wait, they wax it by hand ending with Smith feeding Birchall for a nice running goal. (Q1 5:47)
The Hawks dominate the next centre bounce, Henderson bombs long to the hotspot where Lewis beats Thompson to mark and goal again. (Q1 7:06)
Worpel misses from a stoppage at the hotspot, his fifth clearance already. (Q1 12:21)
Smith runs up the wing ahead of Wood and passes to Breust who beats Macmillan to mark 30m out on the flank, poor set shot but O’Brien gets a free on Durdin in the pocket, goal. (Q1 14:05)
Wingard speeds away from the next centre bounce and goes long to the square but Pittard spoils Nash for a behind. (Q1 15:36)
Lewis leaps on the back of Tarrant to mark 45m out on the flank, but misses. (Q1 19:22)
Pittard marks in relief at defensive hotspot but his quick rebound kick to the HBF is straight to Henderson 45m out, who misses. (Q1 20:03)
Wood passes to Brown on the boundary 35m out who misses. (Q1 23:22)
Wood marks in front of Howe 40m out on the flank and steers through the first goal of the evening for North Melbourne. (Q1 25:47)
Breust kicks to the pocket where Lewis has two Roos on him, the the ball pitches behind that contest and bounces towards the square where Puopolo beats Williams to volley home! (Q2 1:03)
Garner marks a Polec kick on the boundary 25m out, waits and centres to Higgins 30m out on the flank who goals. (Q2 4:17)
Simpkin feeds Higgins to run away from the next centre bounce and go to the top of the square with a low bullet that favours Wood for his second goal. (Q2 5:47)
Breust beats Pittard to mark a Worpel kick to the pocket and screws through a professional set shot. (Q2 8:24)
The Roos force a spillage on a tackle on McEvoy in the FP, Polec gives to Wood who misses from 20m. (Q2 10:48)
Davies-Uniacke tackles Howe in the pocket, Higgins plays on to advantage from the HTB free with a centring ball to Brown who marks and goals at the hotspot. (Q2 16:50)
Breust gives to O’Brien after trying to run from the pocket to the square then encountering heavy traffic, TOB snaps wide off a step from 5m. (Q2 19:38)
Ziebell marks and goals to bring the Roos well within contention heading towards HT. (Q2 23:02)
Turner turns on the HFF after Wood provides a contest and goes back to Wood 45m out on a slight angle, who misses. (Q2 27:03)
Wood roves on the HFF, Howe gets there too late to prevent the snap but pressures it enough to force it wide. (Q2 29:48)
Brown gets a free on Frawley from some contact in the pocket 20m out just before the HT siren, the crowd hoots and the Roo misses. (Q2 32:03)
Zurhaar catches O’Meara HTB at a stoppage 15m out on a slight angle and puts the Kangaroos in front with his first goal. (Q3 3:10)
Brown flies on the shoulder of Sicily to mark a Polec kick to the pocket 30m out, but misses. (Q3 5:55)
Garner snaps high and wide from a stoppage at the top of the square. (Q3 7:25)
Ziebell breaks a tackle but misses from 45m on the flank after a stoppage. (Q3 8:16)
Brown roves a Wood contest on the HFF and screws a lovely snap across the body on the turn from 45m which bounces through for his 50th goal of the season. (Q3 9:12)
O’Meara bounces through a behind from a ball in from next to the behind post. (Q3 10:39)
Worpel passes to Gunston on the boundary 20m out after a stoppage on the HFF, Gunston screws through his first goal on a very quiet night for him. (Q3 12:55)
Pittard passes to Larkey 40m out in the corridor, who shanks it left. (Q3 15:40)
Sicily roves at defensive hotspot but dithers and is claimed HTB by Brown for his third goal. (Q3 16:55)
After good pack work by Wingard on the wing, Breust passes to O’Brien on the HFF, he plays on with a centring ball to Lewis 40m out on a slight angle who hits the post. (Q3 20:10)
Higgins roves a stoppage on the wing at speed and feeds Ahern who passes to Ziebell 45m out in the corridor, who converts to make good on Kanga dominance in this quarter. (Q3 23:56)
Thompson gets pinged for an arm around the body of Lewis 20m out in front, same as the one against Frawley to end Q2, crowd boos but Lewis goals. (Q3 26:11)
Wood gathers and gives to Turner who shanks wide from 30m on the flank. (Q3 27:11)
Goldstein turns the ball over on the HBF, Gunston gives to Wingard who misses from 45m on a slight angle. (Q3 28:21)
Thomas passes to Brown in the pocket 35m out who threads the needle for his fourth goal. (Q4 1:50)
Cunnington passes to Dumont 45m out on a slight angle, who just misses. (Q4 6:20)
Gunston roves a Lewis contest on the HFF and snaps a lovely opportunist goal from 45m. (Q4 8:56)
Shiels snaps from behind a pack on the HFF after a feed by O’Brien but it’s OOTF from 45m. (Q4 10:31)
Sicily gets pinged for a block off the ball to bring Larkey from behind the wing to 50m on a slight angle, but Larkey misses. (Q4 12:06)
Puopolo gathers a loose ball in the pocket and gives to Scully who screws a right-foot snap into the goalpost from 30m. (Q4 16:25)
Tarrant beats Breust to rush a long Hanrahan ball to grass in the square and rush it for a behind. (Q4 18:38)
Ziebell roves a long ball to Brown and just avoids the chasing Burgoyne to dribble home the goal from the square, probably the sealer. (Q4 19:31)
Brown marks in front of Burgoyne 45m out on the flank, his set shot is short and rushed by McEvoy. (Q4 21:46)
Higgins puts a cherry on top with a goal from the pocket with a minute left on the clock. (Q4 26:01)

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