Blog log from R1 of 2022: Hawthorn vs North Melbourne

Simpkin runs from the first centre bounce and roves Coleman-Jones next to the point post, he barely looks inside and goes himself over his shoulder off the left for the first goal! (Q1 0:57)
Xerri takes a pack grab from a Davies-Uniacke kick to 40m on a slight angle but hits the post. (Q1 2:42)
Mitchell passes from the centre to Lewis to mark in front of McKay 40m out on a slight angle, he kicks truly. (Q1 3:42)
Hall passes to the lead of Horne-Francis 45m out on a slight angle, who misses. (Q1 5:42)
Zurhaar roves a Xerri contest on the HFF, runs the boundary and checksides narrow from 35m. (Q1 7:28)
Lewis marks at half forward and passes to Gunston 40m out on the flank, who kicks just left. (Q1 11:08)
Frost spoils Larkey in the centre from the kick out, regathers, breaks a tackle and woibbles a repeat inside 50 up the corridor to Lewis 40m out who converts. (Q1 11:53)
Horne-Francis goes long from the wing to the hotspot where Frost monsters Davies-Uniacke, no free but the crumb falls for Larkey to goal with ease anyway. (Q1 19:03)
Newcombe coughs the ball up in the centre to Horne-Francis following the next bounce, pass goes to Larkey on the boundary 35m out who misses near side. (Q1 20:33)
Two Roos chase the crumb from a Thomas contest that falls towards the pocket, Stephenson shepherds Nash to allow Taylor to gather and shoot… but Nash got a finger on it, point. (Q1 24:13)
Two Roos spoil each other trying to kill an attack at half forward, Gunston stays down to rove and shoot from 50m on a slight angle but it bounces into the post. (Q1 28:29)
Worpel evades a chaser on a scoot away from a pack on the wing and hits up Gunston 45m out on a slight angle. The set shot is wide and rushed. (Q1 29:23)
Young baulks around Newcombe for a snap from 45m on the flank and goes wide. (Q2 1:19)
Davies-Uniacke snaps wide from a stoppage 35m out on a slight angle. (Q2 5:44)
Mahony can’t mark at half forward but Coleman-Jones is there to gather and give for the snap from 40m on a slight angle that punches through. (Q2 6:22)
Worpel marks at half forward after the next centre bounce, plays on and goes to Gunston to mark 25m out on a slight angle, who sprays it wide right. (Q2 7:45)
Zurhaar plays for and gets a holding free on Hardwick 45m out on the flank but misses across the face. (Q2 9:25)
Larkey gives behind a pack to Horne-Francis standing 40m out on the flank, he screws through his first goal of what looks to be a promising career. (Q2 14:38)
Simpkin marks 50m out on the flank, plays on to crib some metres and delivers a lovely set shot for his second goal. (Q2 17:51)
Davies-Uniacke coughs the ball up by hand to Connor McDonald at half back, Mitchell feeds Moore for the goal from 30m on a slight angle. (Q2 20:26)
Shiels props over a loose footy on the HFF and draws a push free on Lazzarro. He lines up from 45m and hooks left. (Q2 22:46)
Mahony handballs blind over his head in defence and turns it over, Scrimshaw has a lash from 40m on a slight angle but curls it into the left post. (Q2 26:26)
Gunston is one out with Corr and marks a Phillip pass to the pocket 25m out. He plays on and screws home the goal just before HT. (Q2 29:26)
Goldstein catches a stumbling Newcombe high after roving 40m out in front. Newcombe converts to bring the Hawks back within a point. (Q3 0:35)
Jiath intercepts a Hall inside 50 kick and starts a switch around members wing, then runs to receive for the inside 50, Gunston marks in front of Ziebell to put Hawthorn in front! (Q3 3:44)
Newcombe provides link play with Connor McDonald on the HFF then goes to the square where Lewis beats Ziebell one out to mark and goal. (Q3 5:41)
Coleman-Jones catches Maginness HTB 50m out on a slight angle. As he walks in, Larkey reverses the free with some argy-bargy with Sicily in the goalsquare. Oh dear. (Q3 12:07)
Scrimshaw passes to Mitchell at the hotspot after Mahony gives away a free then 50m for gobbing off about it to relieve some pressure on the Hawks. Titchell misses. (Q3 14:51)
Newcombe passes to Gunston on the boundary 20m out, nothing Ziebell could do there. The set shot is across the face. (Q3 19:01)
Mitchell is pinged for questioning the umpire on the wing, Xerri goes long to a pack 20m out in the pocket where Goldstein marks and goals. (Q3 26:01)
Goldstein marks a Stephenson pass in the pocket and plays on for his second goal. (Q4 2:55)
Wingard drops a mark at half forward but gets a rather lucky free for Turner bringing him down, he plays on around Turner and punches low for a rare goal. (Q4 4:14)
Luke McDonald marks 50m out in the corridor, plays on and hooks right. (Q4 5:55)
The Hawks rebound around members wing at pace, Phillips roves a Shiels contest near the hotspot and gives off to Wingard who does the rest off the left. (Q4 6:53)
Greenwood passes short to Stephenson 40m out on the flank, who tries a J-curve set shot that doesn’t curve at all, no score. (Q4 11:55)
Moore to Newcombe for the quick rebound around outer wing, the kick is long and quick for Lewis to beat Corr to mark 30m out on a slight angle, but he misses the set shot. (Q4 12:55)
Mitchell bumps Larkey to give away a free on the wing then encroaches to give away 50m, Larkey lines up from 35m and delivers this big goal. (Q4 13:55)
Maginnes has had a rather poor day but he’s on the end of a chain of frenetic handballs through the North defence to goal from 20m! (Q4 16:21)
Lazzarro roves a Goldstein contest on the HFF, scoots to 40m and misses. (Q4 19:23)
Gunston tries to volley the crumb from a Lewis contest 15m out but Hall eventually rushes it. (Q4 21:43)
Hawks keep getting repeat inside 50s and eventually it tells with Gunston roving a Lewis contest to a Nash kick to 15m and booting the sealer. (Q4 24:18)
Newcombe marks a shank kick by Worpel over Lazzarro 35m out in front but hits the post. (Q4 27:20)

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