Blog log from R3 of 2020: North Melbourne vs Sydney

Thomas strips Mills in a tackle at the Roo hotspot after Ziebell gets the first centre clearance, Brown roves and snaps the first goal! (Q1 0:36)
Zurhaar runs ahead of Rampe to the HFF and passes short to Brown, who marks in front of Mills 30m out on the flank and kicks straight as a die, his second! (Q1 4:38)
Dumont marks an intelligent pass by Zurhaar over CHF to 40m on a slight angle, outreading the fall in a contest with Hewett. Brown marks on the behind line and misses. (Q1 7:02)
Heeney baulks around Pittard on the HFF and centres to Blakey, who misses from the hotspot. (Q1 8:55)
Goldstein is caught high by Sinclair after gathering in a pack 45m out on a slight angle, but he misses the free kick. (Q1 12:00)
McLean marks in front of Polec 30m out on the flank and boots his first senior goal. (Q1 14:38)
Brown flies for a Higgins pass 40m out on a slight angle and gets an arm chop free on Rampe, but misses. (Q1 16:45)
McDonald is pinged for high contact on Papley as the latter tries to rove 30m out on a slight angle, that free kick sails straight through. (Q1 18:46)
Hall gets the chance for a gallop around the outer wing, Anderson marks his pass inside 50 and goes on to Pittard 50m out on a slight angle… free Goldstein! (Q1 20:30)
Again it was Sinclair who infringed, Goldie is put on a terrible angle and kicks OOTF. (Q1 21:30)
Heeney tries to juggle a mark over Pittard on the behind line, video review ruling was that the mark was completed behind the line so it’s a point. (Q2 2:58)
Atley fumbles under heavy pressure in the back pocket, Hayward receives and shoots from 20m to a phonebox and makes it work for a lovely finish! (Q2 3:47)
Rampe kicks from deep in defence toward Aliir at half back but Ziebell intercepts 45m out on a slight angle… and misses. (Q2 6:46)
Dawson sails through a big roost from outside CHF to cap off a period of midfield ascendancy by the Swans. (Q2 9:46)
Hall snaps across the face from the HFF. (Q2 10:55)
Hall gathers a bouncing ball at the hotspot and turns onto his left in front of Cunningham… also across the face. (Q2 11:57)
Papley kicks high to the square from the HFF, the ball falls on the goal line and is marked by Polec but was it in time? Another video review… ruled a touched behind. (Q2 17:32)
Zurhaar shanks a set shot up the other end from 35m on the flank, just a point. (Q2 19:32)
Parker bounces a pass over an unlucky Hall into the arms of Hayward near the hotspot, he snaps across his body off a step off his left for another quality finish! (Q2 21:12)
Zurhaar gets a free on Mills for contact in a marking contest, he goals from 30m on a slight angle. (Q2 23:02)
Simpkin feeds Hall for a running snap from 50m on a slight angle after the next centre bounce, that one sails wide right. (Q2 24:31)
Anderson hits the hard lead of Ziebell up the guts to 45m after Polec starts a half back rebound. Jay-Z misses. (Q2 26:32)
Heeney catches Hayden HTB on the HFF, Tarrant gives away 50m for timewasting to ensure the goal from the square. (Q3 0:27)
Hayden is pinged for holding Papley too long after disposal, bit soft but was there. Papley goals from 40m on a slight angle. (Q3 2:34)
Heeney hits a loose ball at pace at CHF, breaks two tackles and passes wide to Papley 45m out on a slight angle, who misses. (Q3 4:30)
Heeney marks strongly in front of the hapless Hayden at the hotspot, but shanks the set shot for a behind. (Q3 5:27)
Simpkin gets a free on Florent under a pack 30m out on the flank but misses. (Q3 8:44)
McCartin marks 35m out in front but shanks it way left. (Q3 10:14)
The Swans retain the footy inside 50 and weight of territory eventually tells with Rowbottom receiving from Papley from a pack 30m out on a slight angle and snapping truly. (Q3 12:59)
Heeney misses under a tackle with a bouncing snap from 40m on a slight angle after the Swans bullock their way forward from midfield. (Q3 15:14)
Florent just misses with a slicing snap off a step from 40m on the flank. (Q3 15:44)
Ziebell passes short to Ahern 40m out on a slight angle who converts to keep the Kangas in touch nearing 3QT. (Q3 17:44)
Papley gives Taylor a Joe the Goose special for a vital Swans goal to extend the lead past four kicks close to the last break. (Q3 21:30)
Parker just about seals the deal with a lovely set shot from 50m on a slight angle, well deserved as they have outplayed North since QT. (Q3 23:00)
Polec works in a phonebox in the pocket and centres to Hall who marks over Lloyd 40m out on a slight angle. Hall’s set shot is a thing of beauty. (Q3 26:28)
After a melee, Blakey is awarded a free kick 30m out on the flank but misses. (Q4 5:46)
Kennedy catches Hayden HTB 30m ou ton a slight angle but also misses. (Q4 7:31)
Brown goals from the square after an obvious holding free on Rampe. (Q4 13:46)
Heeney marks over Tarrant on the HFF but chooses to pass to the pocket and it’s cut off, no score. (Q4 15:16)
Thomas handpasses to grass forward of a pack on the HFF, Dumont gathers and baulks Mills to reach 30m for a big goal! (Q4 17:42)
Five minutes to go, three kicks in it. This matchup often produces close finishes, will this be another one? (Q4 18:16)
Swans playing tempo on the outer wing to ice the game after a big Heeney pack grab. (Q4 20:49)
McLean marks in a four-man pack on the HFF 45m out, he takes his full allotment of time then his set shot is short and rushed. (Q4 21:20)
The Roos handball down the flank then the chain ends with Simpkin who snaps truly off the left for a goal. Two straight kicks in it, 1:40 to play. Surely not? (Q4 22:51)
Simpkin gets the next centre clearance, pack forms and Taylor gets a free, his set shot is rushed by Sinclair. 1:02 to go, two goals win it for North. (Q4 24:06)
Rowbottom worries Higgins off a ground ball on the wing to eventually wind the clock down enough to ensure the win. (Q4 24:54)

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