Blog log from R6 of 2020: Essendon vs North Melbourne

Zaharakis roves a Townsend contest and gives outside to Langford who snaps off the left across the body from 25m in the pocket… across the face. (Q1 0:22)
Parish feeds Zaharakis for a snap off a step from 40m on a slight angle that fades into the right goalpost. (Q1 1:38)
Ridley intercepts the next kick in on the HFF and passes to the lead of McKernan 35m out on the flank. Smack kicks wide right. (Q1 2:23)
Goldstein gets a ruck free on Phillips for some high contact from behind, he shoots from 35m on the flank and hooks it in for the first goal. (Q1 7:23)
Hayden kicks across the backline but lands it OOTF 20m out, Hibberd hits the post. (Q1 9:14)
Atley picks off a Ridley kick from the last line and runs into the open goal! (Q1 10:39)
Mahony receives from Zurhaar and misses a long snap. (Q1 13:41)
Zaharakis finally gets the first goal for Essendon after a string of misses with a mid-range snap from a stoppage. (Q1 16:24)
Zurhaar thieves a handball by Parish from the last line and goals from 15m! (Q1 18:53)
McDonald-Tipungwuti roves in the pocket and give to Zaharakis who rather hurries a snap wide from 20m where he had time to steady. (Q1 20:28)
Hall has a moment to steady over a running snap from 45m on a slight angle but misses badly. (Q1 22:55)
Langford gets a pushing free on Atley for very little contact when diving for a Fantasia pass 40m out on the flank. The QT siren sounds, Langford kicks truly. (Q1 26:24)
Townsend clunks a long centre clearance by Parish to the hotspot in front of Pittard, his set shot starts straightish but fades left for a behind. (Q2 0:36)
McDonald-Tipungwuti screws a left-foot snap wide from 30m on the flank after receiving outside a stoppage. (Q2 2:34)
Smith feeds a lovely handball for Snelling to run onto on the HFF, he has time to steady for a snap from 40m but shanks it OOTF. (Q2 5:01)
Townsend dives in front of Hayden to mark a McKernan pass next to the hotspot, he misses to the right. (Q2 6:15)
Zurhaar lays a fantastic bump on Hurley to win the footy on the wing, eventually Higgins sets up Polec for a snap off a step from the hotspot that skews left. (Q2 7:30)
Hall hits the post after roving Goldstein in the pocket. (Q2 8:54)
After a McKernan inside 50 kick, McDonald-Tipungwuti plays on to advantage from a free for a Pittard hold on Laverde and runs into the open goal. (Q2 11:57)
McDonald-Tipungwuti feeds Laverde for a snap from the pocket that flies wide. (Q2 12:33)
Laverde goes back with the flight to mark a Ham pass 25m out on a slight angle, but he hits the post. (Q2 15:27)
Langford gives wide of a pack at the hotspot to Ham who snaps just wide. (Q2 18:31)
Brown keeps his feet as Hooker goes to ground chasing a long Campbell ball to the square, he gathers and waltzes into the open goal. (Q2 19:12)
Langford catches Dumont HTB 50m out on a slight angle, his set shot falls in the square for a ball up, no score results. (Q2 21:16)
Fantasia gives wide to Zaharakis who shoots off a step from 45m on the flank, that one finally sails through straight. (Q2 22:02)
Thomas misses a snap from a pack at the hotspot. (Q2 24:02)
Zaharakis passes to Laverde 40m out on a slight angle after another sizzling rebound through midfield. The HT siren sounds, Laverde chips it high and straight and long enough! (Q2 25:13)
Thomas roves a Goldstein speculator to a pack at the hotspot and screws a snap across the face. (Q3 0:37)
Atley sums up a bit of broken play on the North HFF with a sprint and pass to the corridor to Scott 40m out who kicks the first goal of Q3. (Q3 4:31)
Ahern roves a Hibberd dropped mark in the pocket and gives to Taylor who misses from 20m. (Q3 7:08)
Zaharakis screws through a fabulous finish from the pocket in classic Jason Akermanis stlye! (Q3 7:44)
Hooker touches through a Simpkin snap from half forward. (Q3 13:01)
Langford receives from Laverde and snaps truly off a step from the hotspot, yet another red time goal by Essendon. (Q3 18:45)
Gleeson is pinged for a hold on Zurhaar as they contest an Atley pass to 45m on the flank. Zurhaar hits the woodwork. (Q3 21:00)
Higgins soccers a goal from 20m after McDonald strips McGrath in a tackle. (Q3 22:30)
North gets caught in possession on the HBF, McDonald-Tipungwuti releases Snelling to run to 30m and ram through another red time special! (Q3 24:56)
Credit to Parish for forcing the cough up by Hayden. (Q3 25:30)
Saad smothers an Ahern snap from the pocket just before the 3QT siren. (Q3 26:33)
Smith is the latest Bomber to miss a snap, their inaccuracy is the only thing keeping the Kangas in it. (Q4 6:47)
Townsend seals the deal with a quality set shot from the boundary 35m out. (Q4 12:32)
Simpkin runs away from a stoppage on the wing and goes long to Zurhaar 20m out in front for an impressive goal, but it’s too late now. (Q4 18:51)

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