Blog log from R23 of 2019: North Melbourne vs Melbourne

Garner kicks high from a stoppage on the flank 35m out, the ball pitches near the contest of Brown and Frost but dribbles for a behind. (Q1 1:31)
Garner kicks backwards from a stoppage in the pocket to Ziebell 45m out on the flank. Jay-Z kicks truly in a tricky breeze for the first goal of the afternoon. (Q1 3:30)
Jones kicks long from a stoppage on the wing to the hotspot where Fritsch posterises Thompson to take a screamer on his back for the first Melbourne major. (Q1 6:31)
Brayshaw receives at half forward and sees Fritsch one out with Thompson in the square, sends a high ball up but Thompson scrags to give away an obvious free, goal Fritsch. (Q1 8:55)
Higgins runs up the wing and goes long to the HFF where Brown draws a contact free on Frost 45m out and misses. (Q1 10:55)
Polec rolls through the next goal from a snap from half forward, kicking over the head of Brown who was metres free on the lead towards the hotspot. (Q1 12:22)
Lewis passes short to Melksham 45m out on a slight angle. Tough set shot into the breeze to this end, it drops short, Neal-Bullen receives from Hunt and rolls through the goal! (Q1 15:10)
Oliver misses another long set shot. (Q1 18:16)
Hrovat kicks long to an empty square from half forward but the ball takes a leg break the wrong side of the goalpost. (Q1 21:35)
Gawn marks on the wing then gets a 50m penalty on Higgins to bring him 40m out on a slight angle, and also misses. (Q1 25:01)
Goldstein gets a contact free on Gawn for holding the man at a stoppage 45m out on the flank, Goldie’s set shot drifts and is rushed. (Q1 27:58)
Melksham is front and centre for a Fritsch contest 45m out on the flank, he screws through a quality finish off a step in traffic. (Q1 28:52)
Harmes gets claimed in a double tackle on the HBF, Williams is awarded the HTB free 45m out and he goals as the QT siren sounds. (Q1 30:32)
Larkey marks in front of Hore in the pocket 30m out but misses the lot. (Q2 3:44)
Polec is out the back of a pack 40m out on the flank and tries his luck with a left foot snap off a step… lovely finish for a difficult goal. (Q2 4:39)
Ziebell sails through a snap from 45m on a slight angle after a feed by Polec, following a turnover at half back by the Demons. (Q2 7:50)
Melksham misses a snap from a pack at the hotspot. (Q2 9:39)
Wood snaps OOTF from the pocket after Zurhaar can’t mark in the square. (Q2 14:37)
Fritsch baulks clear for a snap off a step from 40m on a slight angle but hits the post. (Q2 15:38)
Gawn passes short from midfield to Hunt 40m out on a slight angle who goals to level the scores. (Q2 21:40)
Brown misses a snap from half forward to kick off Q3. (Q3 0:40)
Kennedy-Harris tries to touch a Higgins snap from 10m off the boot, umpire calls it a point but upon review the decision is overturned, goal to North. (Q3 3:10)
Wagner runs down the flank and into the open goal after a rebound started by Hibberd from the last line. (Q3 5:08)
Jones converts a set shot from 40m on a slight angle. (Q3 6:55)
Larkey has Hore draped all over him and gets a contact free 10m out near the behind line, but he hits the goal post. (Q3 8:56)
Brown kicks his first goal of the day from a free from 20m in the pocket. (Q3 10:10)
Gawn marks a short Kennedy-Harris pass over Higgins at the hotspot, another lead-changing goal. (Q3 12:26)
Garner beats Salem to mark in a pack near the hotspot for yet another goal to change the lead. (Q3 15:21)
Another goal to change the leader, this time it’s Gawn again from a set shot near CHF. (Q3 16:44)
Hunt shepherds in the square to allow a Fritsch snap from the HFF to bounce through for a goal. (Q3 19:24)
Melksham sails through a set shot from 30m on the flank, Demons making their move again into the wind. (Q3 21:41)
Garner beats Petracca, runs away from a stoppage on the HFF and snaps across his body for a goal from the hotspot. (Q3 25:00)
Larkey gets an arm chop free on Hore 30m out on the flank and steers through a nice finish. (Q3 29:55)
Brown leads to the pocket 30m out and marks despite a heavy and slightly late challenge from behind by Frost, no 50 so he has to take his chance… no. (Q3 31:53)
Preuss marks a Neal-Bullen kick from the wing to the corridor in front of a pack 20m out, but hits the post. (Q4 0:49)
Brown marks on the lead at the hotspot and extends his lead on top of the league goalkicking with his second goal. (Q4 7:38)
Wood marks a Pittard pass from midfield up the guts to the hotspot, he goals. (Q4 14:18)
Salem passes to the lead of Fritsch 45m out on the flank, who misses. (Q4 16:48)
Petracca gives to Lewis who bounces a snap wide from outside CHF. (Q4 18:29)
Gawn gets a ruck free on Goldstein 40m out on a slight angle and bangs through a lovely set shot with the wing, a point in it now with 5:47 to play. (Q4 19:54)
Fritsch rolls a snap from the pocket across the face for a behind from 30m, scores level with 5:27 to go. (Q4 21:49)
Fritsch gathers a loose ball at the hotspot and gives outside to Melksham who misses off a step across the body from 35m. (Q4 22:53)
Lever intercepts a Zurhaar kick to the square to prevent a North score. (Q4 27:09)
Pittard intercepts Jones on the wing and gives to Polec who hits the hotspot, pack forms, Dumont with the hard ball get and it’s Higgins who snaps the go-ahead goal! (Q4 28:19)
Polec gets the centre clearance kick, it’s over the head of Brown and dribbles wide. (Q4 29:24)
Frost intercepts on the last line and bombs to half back, Petracca attacks up the wing, Neal-Bullen roves Fritsch but bounces his snap from 50m into the post! (Q4 29:51)
Goldstein marks the kick in and North wins! (Q4 29:51)

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