Blog log from R2 of 2021: Gold Coast vs North Melbourne

Day sends a hopeful ball from the HFF to the square, big pack but it’s Lukosius who flies in from the side to clunk it and boot the first goal of the evening! (Q1 2:14)
Corr rushes a MacPherson attempt at a Daicos special from the boundary 20m out. (Q1 4:05)
Stephenson picks up a chaos ball near the hotspot, turns and snaps across the face from 30m. (Q1 6:00)
Anderson shanks a snap OOTF from a stoppage 40m out on the flank. (Q1 7:23)
Ainsworth gathers a bouncing footy on the HFF from Budarick, wheels onto his left boot around Tyson and snaps a nice finish from 40m. (Q1 12:49)
Swallow marks at half forward on a fast break and feeds Markov streaming past, the snap from 40m looks terrible but wobbles through. (Q1 19:49)
Lukosius catches a very short kick by Atley and centres to Ainsworth 30m out on the flank, who misses. (Q1 23:49)
Rankine marks a Lukosius pass 45m out on a slight angle but also misses. (Q1 25:24)
Powell fights on at ground level after contesting a Polec speculator to the hotspot, he rides a tackle and gives to Goldstein who snaps the first goal for North. (Q1 28:05)
Thomas misses on the run from 45m on a slight angle after Lukosius drops a sitter of a mark in midfield. (Q1 28:51)
The Suns rebound coast to coast, Miller passes to the lead of Sexton 40m out on a slight angle who shoots after the QT siren for a behind. (Q1 29:23)
Day gets a free for high contact by Davies-Uniacke as they chase a loose ball 25m out on a slight angle, his set shot is just good enough. (Q2 2:01)
Polec has a lash on the run from 55m on a slight angle but misses. (Q2 4:20)
MacPherson passes to Weller on the boundary 20m out who tries a set shot screwing ball, that works for his first goal. (Q2 5:33)
Swallow causes a turnover with a tackle deep in attack, Miller gives to Sexton who snaps quickly for the goal from 20m. (Q2 12:02)
Atley’s kick clanger at half back goes straight to Lukosius, who baulks Stephenson and hits King 20m out in the pocket for another one for Gold Coast. (Q2 14:19)
Swallow gathers a Markov ball to the pocket and checksides through another one from 20m. (Q2 19:23)
King draws a rather soft contact free on Corr going for an Ellis pass to 45m on a slight angle, but misses. (Q2 22:18)
Miller snaps wide from the hotspot under a tackle. (Q2 23:19)
Sexton gets a 50m penalty to bring him to 45m on a slight angle for another one. This is a procession. (Q2 24:58)
North handballs its way around the outer wing, ending with Stephenson running down the flank then giving inside to Scott for the goal from the hotspot. (Q2 30:48)
Brodie passes to the lead of King 45m out on the flank, who passes to Ainsworth down the line 30m out who misses. (Q3 1:02)
Holman strips Atley in a tackle 20m out and snaps wide under a double tackle. (Q3 2:26)
Larkey marks a Turner kick up the flank to 20m in front of Budarick. He kicks the goal. (Q3 5:03)
Rankine roves in the pocket and performs a party trick for a goal from 15m. (Q3 7:22)
King marks a high ball strongly on his chest in front of McKay 20m out for another one. (Q3 10:25)
Rankine roves a Weller contest and misses under a tackle from 15m. (Q3 12:06)
Tyson roves a Stephenson contest at the hotspot on his knees and gives to Powell who snaps truly. (Q3 16:23)
Corr catches Lukosius HTB 30m out on a slight angle. Goalkicking not his go normally, and he misses this one. (Q3 20:23)
Davies-Uniacke dribbles a pass to the feet of Thomas at half forward, who gathers with skill and jinks clear for a snap from 45m on the flank which sails through. (Q3 23:44)
After a very long period of kick to kick, MacPherson blazes wide off a step from 40m on a slight angle. (Q3 28:38)
Polec gathers an aimless long ball to the Sun goalsquare but gets caught HTB by King for an easy goal to kick off Q4 garbage time. (Q4 0:55)
Thomas grubbers wide from a pack 20m out. (Q4 5:11)
MacPherson snaps well wide on the run from 40m. (Q4 6:12)
King gives Rankine a Joe the Goose special. (Q4 10:12)
MacPherson marks at half forward and feeds Ellis who snaps across the face from 45m. (Q4 11:57)
Davies-Uniacke blazes wide from half forward. (Q4 13:09)
Thomas misses a set shot from 50m on a slight angle. (Q4 14:27)
Markov starts a rebound from the BP and receives to run through midfield and kick inside 50, Ainsworth marks in the pocket and centres for Rankine who goals from 20m. (Q4 22:28)
Greenwood misses a snap from the HFF. (Q4 24:58)

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