Blog log from P1 of 2021: North Melbourne vs Hawthorn

Stephenson gets the first centre clearance, Larkey gives to Turner who sprays wide from 10m. (Q1 0:41)
Walker marks 40m out in front after the Hawks can’t rebound past the wing, he kicks into a slight breeze but gets the first goal of the afternoon. (Q1 1:41)
Moore marks 40m out on the flank, O’Brien flies and it’s Brockman who roves and is caught high to produce the first Hawthorn goal. (Q1 5:11)
After a terrible kick clanger in the centre by Worpel, Davies-Uniacke gives to Turner who snaps wide from 30m on a slight angle. (Q1 6:38)
Koschitzke leads for a Phillips pass and gets a contact free on Ziebell. He lines up from 40m on a slight angle and hooks it left. (Q1 8:29)
Morrison strips Bosenvulagi of the footy in the centre and has Shiels skulking forward to gather and run into the open goal. (Q1 12:38)
Another long ball to an empty goalface for the Hawks, Nash is first back to volley home the O’Brien bomb from the line. (Q1 15:11)
Davies-Uniacke catches Howe HTB at the next centre bounce then gets a 50m penalty for Howe taking a single step… easy goal from 20m out. (Q1 16:48)
Brockman marks a quick kick from a big pack at CHF that lands at the hotspot, he kicks goal number two. (Q1 20:08)
Ceglar snaps wide from a ball up near the hotspot. (Q1 22:34)
Koschitzke roves a Brockman contest near the hotspot and snaps his first goal off the left boot after Ziebell fumbled the crumb. (Q1 23:16)
Bramble marks at half forward and chips a speculator to a pack 20m out in front, Brockman is in front and marks untouched for his third goal of Q1 as the siren sounds! (Q1 32:38)
O’Brien draws a holding free on Ziebell going for a Worpel ball near the hotspot, but he misses into the tricky breeze. (Q2 1:24)
Walker marks 20m out on a slight angle but misses as well. (Q2 2:44)
Walker outmarks Hartigan in the pocket 20m out with strength, this time he bananas through the goal. (Q2 4:16)
McEvoy taps to Worpel at a stoppage in the pocket but the snap bounces into the post from 15m. (Q2 4:16)
Worpel gets another chance inside 50 but this tiime passes short to Moore 40m out on a slight angle, who kicks wide left. (Q2 6:35)
Larkey marks an Atley pass on the lead 30m out on a slight angle and kicks truly. (Q2 8:24)
Tyson roves at half back but Hanrahan catches him HTB, his set shot from 40m on a slight angle doesn’t score. (Q2 10:34)
Taylor plays on to advantage into the open goal after Hartigan is pinged for a hold on Walker. (Q2 15:50)
Zurhaar roves and gives to Stephenson who misses off a step from the hotspot. (Q2 15:50)
Turner spoils a defensive mark by Hartigan 20m out then roves and is caught by by Ceglar. He goals to bring the margin under a straight kick. (Q2 19:03)
McKay is pinged for a block at a stoppage at the Hawk hotspot, Ceglar hits the left goalpost. (Q2 19:03)
McDonald plays on from the kick out but dithers and is pinged for running too far. Bramble gets the free 40m out near the boundary, and kicks OOTF. Preseason footy, folks! (Q2 22:25)
Koschitzke beats Corr to mark a Hanrahan pass to the hotspot, he kicks truly. (Q2 25:02)
Jiath breaks the line with a burst through the centre, Koschitzke marks in front of Ziebell near the hotspot. The HT siren sounds, he goals again. (Q2 28:04)
Koschitzke marks in front of Corr 20m out on the flank and boots his third goal in a row, four total for the day. (Q3 0:39)
Brockman roves a Stephenson fumble in the centre and has Koschitzke on his own 40m out on a slight angle for goal number five, fourth in a row! (Q3 3:13)
Mahony misses a difficult snap from the pocket. (Q3 8:13)
Bramble scrubs a kick to the pocket, Nash roves and misses under a heavy tackle from 20m. (Q3 11:12)
O’Brien gets a lucky bounce chasing a ground ball on the HFF against two Roos, he passes to Nash 50m out on a slight angle who uses the breeze to bomb it home. (Q3 11:12)
Koschitzke soccers a goal from the square after Walker spoils him from in front and O’Brien provides a ground contest to produce the crumb. (Q3 13:35)
Stephenson speeds across the paint of 50 on a fast break from midfield but his kick is poor into the wind, dribbles far wide from 40m. (Q3 19:14)
Tyson shows him how it’s done with a quality set shot from 40m on the flank after a nice touch pass by Thomas. (Q3 19:14)
Ziebell’s kick clanger in the BP eventually leads to Thomas being caught HTB by Moore at the hotspot for another Hawk goal. (Q3 22:14)
Tyson kicks across the body from outside a pack 40m out, it pitches 15m out and loops over the contest at the top of the square to roll through for a goal. (Q3 22:14)
Shiels misses a running snap from a very gettable distance after a give by McEvoy. (Q3 22:14)
O’Brien marks just inside 50m on a slight angle after a rebound down members wing, he repeats the finish by Nash with another long straight bomb. (Q3 25:13)
Morrison converts a set shot from 40m on the flank, North not putting up much opposition now. (Q3 28:11)
Ziebell turns the ball over by foot off half back, Shiels has Ziebell’s man Koschitzke on his own 20m out on a slight angle for goal number seven… but he misses. (3 Qtr Time)
Moore marks on the HFF and hits the hotspot where Ceglar storms onto the mark and goals. (3 Qtr Time)
Walker marks 30m out on a slight angle for some junk. (Q4 6:25)
Phillips intercepts a kick in at the hotspot and converts. (Q4 12:03)
Moore bounces a snap into the post from the hotspot after fighting for his own crumb. (Q4 15:05)
Brockman has an acre of space after receiving outside a pack at half forward but shows too much of it to Atley and gets caught HTB. (Q4 17:45)
North rebounds quickly and it’s Campbell who is on the end of the twelve-point play after earning a free for a late bump by Ceglar in the pocket 25m out. (Q4 17:45)
Simpkin feeds Tomas for a snap at a stoppage 50m out on a slight angle, that one bounces through. (Q4 23:22)
The Hawks stuff up a rebound with Frost coughing it up under a Simpkin tackle, Tyson snaps truly for his third from outside the hotspot. (Q4 23:22)
Taylor gets a set shot after the final siren from 35m on the boundary, he misses. (Q4 29:25)

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