Blog log from R10 of 2020: Geelong vs North Melbourne

Daw gathers the bouncing inside 50 from the first centre bounce of the game by Simpkin, he gives off to Mahony who goals off a step, first major inside 20 seconds! (Q1 0:42)
Hawkins marks on the boundary over Walker 25m out and screws through his first goal of the evening. (Q1 2:57)
Zach Guthrie kicks an inside out torpedo from the HFF, the ball pitches behind Hawkins and bounces through for an unlikely goal, his first in senior footy! (Q1 6:12)
Simpson gets a high free on McDonald on the flank 45m out, he sits the kick up to the square, eventually Fogarty snaps wide from 20m. (Q1 7:38)
Goldstein drops a difficult Higgins pass at half back with three Cats nearby, Menegola stands up in a tackle and gives to Miers who does the rest from 40m on a slight angle. (Q1 8:56)
Zach Guthrie starts a rebound around the outer wing, Close hits the lead of Dangerfield 45m out on the flank who misses left. (Q1 11:24)
Hosie gets a free for Henderson falling into his back 20m out on a slight angle and boots his first goal in the big league in game number one. (Q1 13:42)
Miers roves a stoppage in the pocket and runs onto his left boot with a snap from the hotspot tat screws through, his man Atley nowhere near him. (Q1 16:58)
Miers baulks on the HFF and hits the lead of Hawkins on the boundary 30m out, his set shot drifts and doesn’t score. (Q1 19:23)
Anderson catches Tuohy HTB 45m out in the corridor but misses. (Q1 21:13)
Scott roves in the pocket and gives to Hosie at the top of the square who gets caught high by Henderson for his second goal. (Q1 24:26)
Bews sprints through the centre and bombs long, the ball falls next to the behind post where Dangerfield marks and hits the far goalpost. (Q2 0:28)
Miers marks a Henry kick inside 50 to 45m on the flank, he runs out to the right and kicks straight as a die for goal number three. (Q2 1:58)
Daw misses a flying snap from 50m on a slight angle. (Q2 6:12)
Duncan has Simpson in the square for an easy goal but somehow misses the kick from half forward and the ball flies wide. (Q2 9:42)
Hawkins marks on the boundary 30m out, plays on and screws a snap wide. (Q2 10:45)
Guthrie gives to Tuohy who misses on the run from 50m on a slight angle. (Q2 16:42)
Hawkins marks a Cam Guthrie pass 35m out and gives inside to Atkins for a snap from the hotspot which hits the post, disappointingly. (Q2 18:57)
Hawkins marks 40m out on the flank just before the HT siren but pushes the set shot across the face for a point. (Q2 22:54)
Cam Guthrie gets the first centre clearance handball of Q3, the Cats run in a wave ending with a Tuohy snap from the hotspot that wobbles wide. (Q3 0:32)
After a long period of North pressing forward, the Cats rebound and Miers leaps over Hayden to mark 40m out on a slight angle for his fourth goal. Sums up the game. (Q3 8:10)
Stanley provides a crumb for a Bews kick to the square, Simpson gets to it ahead of Pittard to volley home. (Q3 11:00)
Cam Guthrie passes to Hawkins leading to the HFF after the next centre bounce, the Tomahawk delivers a peach of a set shot. Geelong ain’t giving this one up. (Q3 12:37)
Anderson runs away from the next centre bounce and finds Walker 20m out on a slight angle who converts. (Q3 14:15)
Simpkin marks in front of Henry 40m out on a slight angle and kicks truly. (Q3 16:56)
Simpson runs free playing on to advantage from a Dangerfield free on the wing, he bombs from the HFF to the square where Stanley drops the mark and the moment is lost. (Q3 21:59)
Will Walker mows down a slow-looking Selwood to skew a snap from 45m in front wide. (Q3 22:34)
Bonar strips Menegola in a tackle on the HBF and North rebounds around the wing, ending with a Hall pass to Scott at the hotspot for the first goal of Q4. (Q4 0:36)
Blicavs gets a contact free on Goldstein on the HFF and goes long to the pocket where Hawkins marks 20m out and boots his third goal. (Q4 4:23)
Daw takes a mark going back with the flight into a pack from a Simpkin kick to 40m on the flank, he kicks truly. (Q4 10:48)
Close closes on Pittard to force a kick from the last line to skew to Zach Guthrie 35m out on a slight angle, he is the unlikeliest bloke to kick the sealing goal. (Q4 12:07)
Hall snaps a goal from the pocket, he likes it but it’s too late for the Kangaroos who never really threatened to come back after Q1. (Q4 15:07)
Will Walker passes short from the HFF to Polec 40m out on a slight angle, who rushes the set shot a little but still kicks the goal. (Q4 16:46)
5:46 left, three kicks in it, but this is still extremely unlikely for North Melbourne. (Q4 17:33)
Daw ruck tap but Dangerfield centre clearance to the HFF, the crumb falls to Duncan who has options but goes himself from 40m… rolls through for a champagne goal. (Q4 19:23)
Hawkins pickpockets Goldstein and passes short to Menegola 40m out on a slight angle, who adds some cherries. (Q4 21:03)
Stanley marks 45m out on a slight angle in front of McKay, he gets some very smelly junk with 15 seconds to go. (Q4 26:33)

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