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Blog log from R22 of 2019: North Melbourne vs Port Adelaide

Blog log for North Melbourne vs Port Adelaide, R22 of 2019

Simpkin pops it into the path of Larkey who is accidentally legged by Westhoff, earning the free. He shoots from just inside the 50 and strikes it beautifully. (Q1 1:01)
Pittard is the catalyst for a rebounding play that finishes with a lacklustre 50m running shot from Dumont that was never online. (Q1 9:00)
Garner chips it laterally from just inside the boundary line where Brown finds himself able to mark uncontested. From 30m, he makes no mistake! (Q1 9:44)
Sam Gray gives to Wines on the flank who takes the advantage and hits Amon in the pocket. Amon plays in, runs inboard and snaps on his left straight into the woodwork. (Q1 11:44)
Anderson gets the one-two with Goldstein on the wing before sending it to the advantaged side of Larkey on Westhoff. After taking the mark at 30m he splits the middle. (Q1 13:54)
Cunnington feigns a handball before linking with Polec who lowers his eyes to hit Hrovat within range. The ex-Dog’s 40m shot starts and finishes to the right. (Q1 17:37)
Robbie Gray sends it from the flank to the hot spot. After Dixon crashes the pack, Houston feeds Amon who dashes away from Goldstein, snapping truly from 35. (Q1 22:59)
Goldstein gets the centre clearance, sending a long kick into the forward 50. A front-and-centre Hrovat releases Zurhaar who strolls toward goal and nails it on the run from 25. (Q1 25:00)
Higgins sends it inside 50 from half-forward where Larkey marks, virtually uncontested. A 50m penalty for running through the mark makes it a certainty for Nick. (Q1 25:48)
Westhoff is penalised for front-on contact against Brown, gifting the Roo an easy shot from 20m out which he nails. (Q1 28:18)
Ben Brown picks up the loose footy amidst forward-50 congestion, quickly throwing it on the boot and bouncing it through for a goal within 25 seconds on the quarter. (Q2 2:20)
Goldstein shoves Ryder out of the ruck in the pocket, taking it out of the air and snapping the goal from 20. Goldy’s performance thus far has been flawless. (Q2 3:54)
Pittard takes the defensive mark but the call is reversed due to Thompson being penalised for holding Robbie Gray. From 15m on a 45-degree angle, Robbie converts. (Q2 6:19)
Polec can’t get onto his left side so is forced to go with the checkside running snap from 30. Late pressure from Rozee throws him off. The result… minor score. (Q2 10:09)
Anderson marks on the 50 arc and immediately sends a short pass into the arms of his skipper. From 45, directly in front, Jack misses. (Q2 11:12)
Houston, Boak and then Robbie Gray combine with the latter making the most of his hasty opportunity, throwing it on the boot from 45 and sailing it over the goal umpire’s head. (Q2 14:28)
Robbie Gray almost dribbles home GOTY from the pocket but it hits the post, prior to himself cannoning into the fence. Ouch. (Q2 15:42)
Brown’s kick from the pocket gets an obscure bounce which warrants a lengthy goal review. Umpire’s call is the result, meaning that Ben chalks up his fourth major! (Q2 17:24)
Charlie Dixon gets the footy to ground which allows Sam Gray to snap on his right from 25. He overcooks it though, bending too much and through for a minor score. (Q2 18:22)
Atley takes a handful of bounces with Wines hot on his tail before popping it short to Zurhaar on the lead. From 50 on a tight angle, it barely sneaks in for a behind. (Q2 21:11)
A great corridor rebound kick from Thompson allows Ziebell to then send it inside 50 to Larkey who slots it from 45, nailing his fourth of the night. (Q2 23:10)
After being gifted a holding free-kick, Ben Brown lines up for his fifth from 45m and makes no mistake! (Q2 25:55)
Burton is penalised for interference on Ziebell in the marking contest, allowing the Roo’s skipper a look on goal from 45. The distance is covered, however, the accuracy is not. (Q2 26:57)
The advantage is paid to North as Polec streams down the flank and chips it into the path of Brown. For number six, Ben shoots from 45 on a slight angle and slams it home. (Q2 28:55)
Macmillan runs from behind to receive from Cunnington in the centre circle, sending it forward where Garner marks with ease but misses. (Q2 31:14)
Robbie Gray marks on the HFF with nothing in between him and the goals. He tries to dance around Thompson before shooting from the boundary but it’s offline. (Q2 31:40)
Simpkin delivers long where Thomas times his jump perfectly, clunking the mark at 25 but missing to the left. (Q3 0:44)
Dixon sees the mismatch between Ryder and Pittard in the hot spot so sends it down there with speed. Ryder marks, as expected, and slots it from 25. (Q3 5:24)
Wines shapes to go long but lowers his eyes, spotting Houston with a short kick. Dan lines up from 50 and hits the post. (Q3 8:00)
Ziebell centres it from the pocket to – guess who – Ben Brown. For goal number 7, Benny goes BANG from 25. (Q3 11:44)
Pittard streams through the middle with a couple bounces before sending it deep to Larkey who clunks it and kicks his fifth. (Q3 13:15)
Ryder catches Goldstein HTB in the centre square then launches it forward where Dixon flies to take a strong contested mark. From 40m, he sneaks it home and the Power get one back. (Q3 14:15)
Zurhaar runs down the flank before centering to Ben Brown who plays on and dribbles it home, and chalks up his 8th! Folks, we have a new Coleman medal leader. (Q3 19:00)
Jonas pushes Brown in the marking contest, gifting him an opportunity at number 9! Does Ben kick it? Of course he does! (Q3 20:25)
Rockliff roves the pack at the 45, chipping a barely-15m kick to Karl Amon who pops it through with a top-shelf 40m set shot. (Q3 24:20)
Hovering around the back of the stoppage, Polec collects from Dumont and strikes it beautifully from 45 while running laterally to the goal at full speed. (Q3 28:12)
Good forward pressure from Marshall on Williams allows Rozee to pop up and snap a hasty yet slick goal. (Q3 30:24)
Garner finds himself with more space than anticipated, able to swoop up the ground ball in the hot spot and snap on his right to nail the first major of the final term. (Q4 3:07)
Boak releases Houston who sets sail from outside 50 but it’s narrowly to the near side. (Q4 4:08)
Higgins takes a bounce in the corridor before hitting Brown lace-out on the lead. From 45m, for number 10… it’s through!! (Q4 5:19)
It’s Goldstein, Higgins and then Ziebell as the last link in the chain. From 40m, directly in front, it’s home. (Q4 7:22)
Goldstein releases Higgins on his inside who joins the party with a quality long-bomb that sails over the goal umpire’s head. (Q4 10:04)
Simpkin roves the boundary throw-in and snaps flawlessly off a couple of steps from 35, edging further ahead. (Q4 13:07)
Ben Brown marks the Goldstein kick at the 45 and will line up for number 11… and he misses it. (Q4 14:07)
Boak sends it inside 50 where Robbie Gray flies high to clunk an impressive mark over Thompson and Dixon. From 25, there are no issues with the set shot. (Q4 15:52)
Ryder is awarded a free for a hold in the pocket but his checkside snap misses narrowly to the near side. (Q4 21:15)
Zurhaar, Ziebell, Cunnington, and Atley combine, each by hand, before the latter smacks a running shot from 40 straight into the woodwork. (Q4 27:52)

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