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Blog log from R4 of 2020: Hawthorn vs North Melbourne

Blog log for Hawthorn vs North Melbourne, R4 of 2020

Ceglar fights at ground level to set up the first centre clearance, Breust roves an O’Brien tap and screws through the first goal from 30m on the flank. (Q1 0:58)
Lewis gets a holding free in a pack 40m out on the flank and hangs his set shot right. (Q1 7:53)
Polec has started quietly but he passes delicately to Simpkin 40m out on a slight angle who kicks the first goal for North Melbourne. (Q1 11:43)
Mahony gives to Hall in a pack 40m out on a slight angle, Hall snaps across the body, four blokes in the square but the North forwards shepherd it through! (Q1 14:08)
Gunston roves a Lewis contest at half forward and gallops clear to 40m on the flank, but shoots wide. (Q1 15:44)
Dumont passes very short to Taylor just inside 50m on a slight angle. Taylor goes back for the set shot but doesn’t score. (Q1 16:44)
The Hawks boss a stoppage on the wing but Smith snaps well wide from the HFF. (Q1 20:49)
Wingard speeds away from a stoppage on the wing and bombs long to the pocket, Gunston crumbs his own contest and feeds O’Brien for the goal from 20m. (Q1 24:31)
Wingard marks in a pack 30m out on a slight angle and misses badly. (Q2 0:58)
Tarrant catches Burgoyne high in a ground battle in the pocket 30m out, who also misses. (Q2 1:58)
Wingard gets a free on Williams at a stoppage 30m out on the flank, this time he gets the set shot on target. (Q2 3:51)
Williams fumbles a chaos ball by Scully to the Hawk hotspot and the crumb falls for Burgoyne who bounces through the snap off his right. (Q2 11:34)
Mahony centres from the pocket to the hotspot where Anderson is all on his own, but the ex-Hawk burns a very gettable set shot. (Q2 18:14)
Smith strips Atley in a tackle on the Hawks HFF, Wingard marks the inside 50 kick 40m out on the flank and kicks his second goal. (Q2 19:05)
Taylor flies over a pack and is paid a big grab 30m out on a slight angle. He pops that one through against the flow of play. (Q2 21:06)
Anderson marks in the centre square and gets a encroachment 50m penalty to gift him the goal from 15m, he doesn’t miss that one. (Q2 23:32)
Anderson hits the post after roving a Xerri contest 40m out on the flank. (Q2 24:59)
Wingard bounces a kick from the HFF towards the behind line, Worpel gets a good bounce but snaps wide. (Q2 26:55)
Henderson intercepts a Polec kick to the Hawk HFF and eventually Lewis gets a holding free on Tarrant 10m out for the first goal of Q3. (Q3 0:38)
Repeat inside 50s eventually tell for Hawthorn as Frawley intercepts on the wing to start another attack, Hawks have numbers in a pack at the hotspot and Shiels goals. (Q3 21:11)
Henderson passes short to Gunston just inside 50m on the flank. This is within his range, he goes back for the set shot… hits the post. (Q4 1:27)
O’Meara intercepts a Higgins kick from the BP to 45m on a slight angle, but misses. (Q4 4:18)
Walker runs into trouble on the wing and coughs it up by hand, suddenly there are Hawks everywhere, Scully sets Wingard off to run from CHF to hotspot and seal it! (Q4 5:48)
Walker rushes a Scully checkside from 35m that lands on the line. (Q4 6:52)
O’Meara marks in the pocket 25m out after Goldstein turns the ball over by foot in midfield, but he misses. (Q4 10:07)
Frost is pinged for a push in the back of Xerri in a pack at the hotspot, who kicks his first senior footy goal. (Q4 11:38)
Brown gets a contact free in a pack 35m out in front, he makes no mistake. (Q4 13:46)
6:08 to go and three kicks in it, surely not. (Q4 14:18)
Ahern roves a Polec inside 50 and tries a checkside off a step from 45m in front, but it skews too much for a point. (Q4 15:28)
Taylor goes long from the HFF to the square where Zurhaar juggles the mark in front of McEvoy and goals from 10m. Two kicks the difference, 4:28 to go! (Q4 17:23)
Mitchell is pinged for taking out the legs of Simpkin who finds Polec at true CHF, Polec goes back to take the set shot and it falls in the square for no score. (Q4 19:08)
Higgins roves a stoppage in the pocket and gives inside to Thomas who snaps across his body off the left for a huge goal! (Q4 20:53)
2:57 to go and a goal in it. North have all the clearance dominance in the past ten minutes. Game on! (Q4 20:53)
Polec passes to Brown but Taylor chips in in front to mark 45m out on a slight angle. This to level the scores… hits the post! (Q4 22:23)
1:47 to go, Sicily kicks in. (Q4 22:23)
Gunston kicks from the HBF to the wing and it’s a throw in, 1:25. (Q4 23:17)
Ruck free on Ceglar to Goldstein, kick is halved and it’s a ball up on North’s side of the wing, 1:07. (Q4 23:53)
Secondary stoppage same spot, 1:02. (Q4 23:53)
Goldstein kicks to the North HFF, ball in 40m out, 54 seconds. (Q4 24:25)
Simpkin bounces a kick to the pocket, ball in, 45 seconds. (Q4 24:25)
Mitchell to Burgoyne for the dump kick but it comes straight back in, Higgins feeds Simpkin who misses from 20m in the pocket! (Q4 25:32)
Kick in to the HBF and goes further to wing to ice the game, Hawks win! (Q4 25:52)

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