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Blog log from R2 of 2020: Western Sydney vs North Melbourne

Blog log for Western Sydney vs North Melbourne, R2 of 2020

Finlayson snaps wide from a stoppage 20m out on a slight angle. (Q1 3:11)
Zurhaar marks a cross-field Anderson pass in front of Taylor 25m out on the flank and boots the first goal of the afternoon. (Q1 7:39)
Whitfield has space on the HFF to pick out a target and chooses Finlayson on the boundary 20m out, who levels the scores with the Giant’s first goal. (Q1 12:57)
Cameron stays down as his man flies to spoil Himmelberg, he snaps on the turn from 25m but misses. (Q1 15:02)
Coniglio misses from the pocket after a series of stoppage deep in attack. (Q1 17:06)
Kelly misses at full tilt after a stoppage in the other pocket. (Q1 19:20)
Ziebell to Zurhaar to Brown for a pressured snap from the pocket 25m… into the post. (Q1 23:37)
Zurhaar gathers a centring ball by Curtis Taylor and snaps around the corner from the hotspot… across the face. (Q2 3:32)
Polec flashes through to create space in a crowded centre square, he reaches half forward and hits the square where Zurhaar drops the mark but butters up and goals. (Q2 6:06)
Hayden passes to Simpkin 45m out in front who feeds Hall flying past… snap goes wide. (Q2 11:04)
Higgins speeds from half back on a fast break then receives a handball from Wood to snap from the hotspot… falls on the line and Davis is there to intercept mark, no score. (Q2 14:45)
Caldwell shoots on the run from CHF, the ball lands on the behind line where Greene taps the ball to the goal line for Perryman to soccer home! (Q2 18:49)
Scores now level, it’s basically a nil-all draw at the moment with both forward lines dysfunctional. (Q2 19:34)
North has numbers in a running attack through the middle, eventually Higgins passes to the lead of Brown 30m out on the flank who shanks the set shot for a behind. (Q2 20:46)
Ziebell takes a contested grab on the HFF and goes quick and long, Hall is one out with Shaw and beats him to mark just before the HT siren and… miss from 15m. (Q2 26:11)
Walker is playing too far in front of Finlayson and allows the Giant to mark at the top of the square for his first goal. (Q3 1:23)
Ziebell takes a contested grab next to the hotspot and misses another very gettable set shot. (Q3 3:13)
Simpkin passes to Brown 40m out on the flank who also misses. (Q3 4:58)
Cumming kicks OOTF from the kick in, Thomas gets the free 20m out and checksides the go-ahead goal! (Q3 5:57)
Curtis Taylor feeds Ziebell for a snap across the body from the hotspot at a stoppage, it’s high… and OOTF. (Q3 8:48)
Lloyd passes to Greene running to the HFF, he reaches 50m and goes himself, does MacMillan get a touch on it in time? Umpire’s call stands, called a behind. (Q3 10:44)
The kick in is quickly sent back to the GWS goalsquare, three Giants can’t get a handle on it but eventually Ward soccers it through. (Q3 11:59)
Perryman marks a Coniglio kick over McDonald next to the behind post and goals as well, Giants making a move. (Q3 13:34)
Goldstein snaps truly from ruck 20m out to bob his head in front in what has been a closely-fought tussle with Jacobs. (Q3 19:44)
Hopper snaps off balance from 45m on a slight angle but it’s well wide. (Q3 20:24)
Greene misses a flying snap from the pocket. (Q3 24:02)
Zurhaar has two bounces and almost gets caught by Cumming as he kicks to Brown with two on him, but Cumming is pinged for late contact, Brown goals from 35m. (Q3 25:27)
Pittard, who has the worst post-iso hairdo in the league, baulks around Williams at CHF with a lovely left-foot step and rams through a go-ahead goal from 45m! (Q3 28:45)
Ward roves and misses from 40m on the flank. (Q4 2:34)
Pittard passes to Curtis Taylor 40m out on a slight angle who delivers a lovely drop punt for his first goal to extend the Kanga lead. (Q4 6:29)
Scott marks a short centring Polec pass in the pocket 25m out, he goals as well and North are kicking away! (Q4 9:32)
Himmelberg passes from half forward to a short lead by Cameron to 20m on the flank, Jezza plays on and screws through the goal. (Q4 11:14)
Himmelberg marks on the boundary 40m out and screws in a quality set shot for a goal. (Q4 13:47)
Daniels feeds Caldwell who misses on the run from 45m on the flank. (Q4 15:13)
Thomas has space and time to steady over a running snap from 40m in front and makes no mistake. (Q4 16:04)
Polec and Pittard involved in that buildup again as they have been on a fair few scores today. (Q4 16:44)
Davis is pinged for tackling Zurhaar high after the Roo got to a ground ball first at the hotspot. Zurhaar kicks truly, Roos standing up. (Q4 18:04)
5:55 to go, North have withstood the mid-quarter GWS surge but there’s time enough. (Q4 19:29)
Cunnington feeds Polec zooming past after the next centre bounce who sails through a huge goal from CHF! (Q4 19:29)
Himmelberg and Walker one out at the hotspot, the ball spills behind but Walker loses his feet and despite a fumble eventually Himmelberg goals. (Q4 22:05)
4:41 to go and the goal rate means GWS are still a chance three kicks down. (Q4 22:29)
Dumont marks at half forward and checks his kick with a lovely low pass to Ziebell leading to 20m on a slight angle. Jay-Z kicks the sealer! (Q4 24:29)

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