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Blog log from R8 of 2020: North Melbourne vs Carlton

Blog log for North Melbourne vs Carlton, R8 of 2020

Gibbons rolls through the first goal of the afternoon from a pack 20m out on the flank after Betts chops off a pressured Dumont handball and McGovern taps down. (Q1 3:03)
Kennedy marks a Murphy pass 40m out on a slight angle in between three Kangas, he kicks truly. (Q1 4:44)
Brown beats Petreski-Seton to mark on the lead 35m out on the flank, the crowd hoots but then cheers as he boots the first North Melbourne goal. (Q1 8:19)
Anderson intercepts on the HFF and gives off to McDonald who kicks to Goldstein to mark over Moore 20m out in front and… spray it horribly for a point. (Q1 11:15)
Newnes dives to mark a Martin pass 35m out on the flank, gets smashed by Tarrant but no 50m penalty. He kicks the goal anyway. (Q1 12:31)
McMillan turns the ball over in the BP with a poor handball that doesn’t clear the man on the mark, Cuningham accepts the gift and snaps the goal from 20m. (Q1 17:03)
Zurhaar has an opportunity to settle over a snap on the trot from 40m on a slight angle but misses, disappointingly. (Q1 21:58)
Casboult sails through another one for Carlton after marking a Plowman pass in front of McKay 45m out on a slight angle. (Q1 23:34)
Polec gives MacMillan a terrible hospital handball at the Blue hotspot, McGovern wins the HTB free and misses badly. (Q2 1:14)
Higgins is pinged for encroachment to bring Kennedy from the point of the centre square to the goalsquare for a charity goal. (Q2 2:14)
Larkey draws a contact free on Jones leading for a Pittard pass at the hotspot, he kicks straight as a die. (Q2 4:55)
Anderson strips Cripps in a tackle near the North hotspot, the ball flips out via a Hall handball to Larkey who snaps the goal from 20m in front. (Q2 8:26)
Pittard roves a Zurhaar contest 45m out on a slight angle, he snaps off the left across the body, the ball bounces 15m out and over the contest in the square for a goal! (Q2 11:48)
Walsh snaps the next Carlton goal across his body from near the hotspot after Carlton works through heavy traffic at half forward following a Cripps contest. (Q2 16:58)
Atley gives inside from the pocket to Scott 25m out on the flank to screw through a nice finish off the right after Polec forces a turnover on Newnes on the HFF. (Q2 21:26)
Kennedy snaps wide from a stoppage 40m out on a slight angle. (Q3 2:26)
Newnes snaps the first goal of Q3 after roving his own contest with McKay at the hotspot. (Q3 3:26)
Martin catches Polec HTB at the hotspot but his set shot is poor, barely a behind. (Q3 8:56)
Curnow misses a pressured snap in a big pack 35m out. (Q3 10:30)
Williamson drops a mark at CHB and the North smalls swarm, eventually Polec catches Plowman HTB at the hotspot and converts. (Q3 15:02)
Hall passes to Scott 40m out on a slight angle, he kicks truly as well. (Q3 18:27)
Gibbons bounces a snap wide from a stoppage in the pocket 30m out. (Q3 20:40)
Two Blues spoil each other on the HBF, Zurhaar roves and passes to Scott who draws a contact free on Murphy 30m out on the flank, he goals again. (Q3 22:42)
Polec marks at the hotspot just before the 3QT siren, Pittard arrives late and dumps Murphy to reverse the free and prevent an easy set shot. Oh dear. (3 Qtr Time)
Rain which started in Q3 has intensified in Q4. (Q4 1:29)
Zurhaar gives to Larkey who tries his luck with a skidder from the boundary 25m out, it eludes the hand of Williamson but hits the post on the way through. (Q4 2:45)
Casboult marks a Walsh pass 45m out on the flank with some help from Betts to block his man Walker. He misses. (Q4 6:28)
Cuningham roves, wheels and snaps a nice goal from 50m on a slight angle to an empty square after the Blues work the ball forward from a stoppage on the wing. (Q4 10:21)
Cuningham roves, wheels and shoots from 50m on the flank, this one goes wide. (Q4 15:28)
Martin intercepts Pittard at half back, then gets double 50m penalties for encroachment to bring him to the North hotspot… then he misses. (Q4 17:22)
Hall snaps a lovely goal from half forward after a give by Mahony, who got a contentious free for a push in the back by Simpson. (Q4 20:26)

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