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Blog log from R4 of 2022: Sydney vs North Melbourne

Blog log for Sydney vs North Melbourne, R4 of 2022

Horne-Francis gets the first centre clearance, Blakey roves at defensive hotspot but Ziebell catches him HTB and kicks the first goal of the afternoon.
McInerney roves a smothered Zerri kick deep in the pocket and has a lash from 15m but misses, with teammates waving arms inside. (Q1 5:08)
Heeney fends off a chasing McDonald on the HFF and kicks long to the square but Corr rushes with ease. (Q1 6:00)
Tom McCartin intercepts the long kick in and goes to the flank 40m out for Reid to mark unopposed and boot the first major for the Swans. (Q1 6:00)
Campbell is pinged for a slam tackle on Mahony after disposal 45m out in front. Mahony doesn’t score with a shank. (Q1 10:01)
Goldstein stoops down in front of Paddy McCartin to mark at the hotspot for his first goal. (Q1 12:03)
Goldstein is whistled in ruck at the next bounce, Reid bombs to a pack at the hotspot, McKay spoils to the pocket where Bell roves and goals from 20m. (Q1 13:53)
Campbell releases Mills on a rebound to run free through the centre and pass to the lead of Franklin 45m out on a slight angle, who misses everything. (Q1 17:41)
Mills releases Campbell for another scoot through the centre and another easy pass to Franklin leading up the corridor to just inside true CHF. Buddy bangs this one through. (Q1 20:13)
North lock the footy in to their front half with relentless pressure forcing repeat inside 50s, Simpkin goes long to the square, Zurhaar roves his own contest to goal! (Q1 26:03)
McDonald catches Kennedy HTB 40m out on the flank, he tries a set up kick to the square but Blakey rebounds. (Q1 28:21)
Perez gets another repeat inside 50 kick for North after Goldstein spoils Ladhams, Xerri slides to marks 25m out on the flank and goals, Roos grab the lead! (Q1 29:08)
Rowbottom runs forward of a stoppage on the wing and kicks long over McKay to Franklin in the pocket 25m out, Buddy plays on but North are awake to it and force a shank, no score. (Q2 1:59)
Ziebell leads down the flank to 25m with both McCartins challenging, he draws a contact free on Paddy and swings his set shot right to left for his second goal. (Q2 7:00)
Goldstein passes to the boundary for Ziebell to mark 35m out. This for goal number three, tight angle… across the face. (Q2 11:00)
Blakey’s kick in to a contest on the HBF is turned over, Mahony kicks to the hotspot where Ziebell marks and gets smashed by Tom McCartin, 50m penalty and goal! (Q2 11:55)
Florent bounces a snap wide from near CHF. (Q2 14:58)
Warner marks at true CHF, looks a bit doubtful that he has this kick in him but proves everyone wrong with a lovely set shot for his first goal. (Q2 17:45)
Reid runs back with the flight behind Walker to mark a Rowbottom kick up the guts on a fast rebound., but he hits the post. (Q2 23:47)
McLean earns a contact free on Hall in a marking contest near the hotspot and converts. Swans back on track, playing much better over the past five minutes. (Q2 26:40)
After Gulden wins a free on McDonald following the next bounce, Mills passes over McKay to Franklin in the pocket 25m out who puts Sydney in the lead with his second goal. (Q2 28:06)
Heeney snaps from the pocket after Florent clears from the centre, drops in the opposite pocket where Bell pounces and goals from 15m. (Q3 0:55)
Blakey gets back on the goal line to mark a Zurhaar snap from the HFF to prevent a score. (Q3 3:15)
Warner snaps wide from the pocket 20m out after Bell goes long to the square. (Q3 7:25)
North gets a rebound going up the corridor started by Walker’s spoil deep in defence, Simpkin does a one-two with Stephenson and slams through the goal from 45m. (Q3 9:00)
Horne-Francis kicks to a pack 40m out on the flank, Rampe is pinged for a hold on Goldstein who has this to give North the lead back… left to right and through! (Q3 12:54)
Corr passes to Mahony who draws a contact free on Campbell 40m out in front, then a 50m penalty for abuse by Hayward and/or Gulden to ensure the goal! (Q3 14:30)
Three consecutive contact free kicks against Sydney including two to Goldstein, last one on Campbell gives a downfield free to Ziebell 20m out in the pocket, goal number four! (Q3 18:50)
Rowbottom catches McDonald HTB at a stoppage 40m out on a slight angle, but shanks horribly OOTF. (Q3 21:24)
McLean gets a rather soft contact free on Walker in the pocket 30m out and converts. (Q3 24:26)
Corr dives on the goal line to touch through a Ronke snap from close range. (Q3 28:09)
Warner fights on at ground level after having a handball tapped down, he loses his dacks but the ball flips out to Ronke who snaps a goal from 25m on the flank! (Q3 30:26)
Stephenson passes to Ziebell near the boundary 40m out, tough set shot but Jay-Z delivers a perfectly straight drop punt for his fifth major! (Q3 33:16)
Larkey roves his own contest to a McDonald long ball to the square, has a man for the give but tries a checkside under a tackle that wobbles wide. (Q4 3:14)
Repeat inside 50 for North by Simpkin, chaos ball that rolls for Ziebell who feeds Turner to run into the open goal! (Q4 4:13)
Gulden kicks to the pocket 25m out, ball goes to ground with a lot of bodies piling in, Hayward gets a legging free on Simpkin and converts from a slight angle. (Q4 5:58)
Two Swans spoil each other going for a Florent kick to 40m on a slight angle, Ronke roves and bounces his snap into the right goalpost, needed a leg break. (Q4 9:38)
Halfway through Q4 and Sydney don’t look like they have many ideas left in forward 50, with Franklin subbed and Reid doing a lot of ruck work. (Q4 14:54)
Mills passes to Heeney 40m out on a slight angle after Simpkin’s snap from half forward lands on the line and is rebounded. Heeney has had a quiet day… a big goal! (Q4 17:08)
7:18 to go and a point in it, Longmire has kept his old stars out of the engine room and wants his young blokes to win it for the Bloods. Heeney looming as the talisman. (Q4 18:03)
Hall kicks OOTF on the wing, long ball to the hotspot, Reid is over the back to rove but he stubs his foot and the ball is rushed, scores level! (Q4 19:31)
Ronke reefs the footy out to Rowbottom in the pocket, he centres to McInerney 25m out on a slight angle on the fat side. Swans will lead by this score… goal! (Q4 21:33)
4:55 to go and North needs to find another response like they made in Q4. Have their young blokes got anything left in the tank? (Q4 21:58)
Campbell roves a stoppage at CHF for Sydney, long bomb to the square, McLean outmarks Walker but the ump reverses it for a hold by McLean! No score. (Q4 25:01)
North rebounds around outer wing, Larkey passes short to Stephenson 50m out on the flank, he plays on and shoots… across the face for a point, 2:20. (Q4 25:40)
Lloyd kicks in but Goldstein intercepts 70m out and goes back quickly, spoiled out by Tom McCartin for a throw in in the pocket, 2:03. (Q4 26:43)
Simpkin to Horne-Francis for a snap from the HFF that falls in the square, mad scramble but Sydney clears to half back, Greenwood pinged for contact on McInerney to relieve! (Q4 27:43)
Warner roves the kick and kicks long to grass, Bosenvulagi gathers and gets a free plus 50m penalty on Hayward for gobbing off, short pass to Goldstein but Swans cut in… (Q4 28:06)
30 second left and Sydney has the ball on outer wing and they play tempo… (Q4 28:06)
Heeney roves on the HFF, has nothing on so tries a snap from 60m near the boundary… crowd goes bananas as Heeney skids it through for the sealer! (Q4 28:06)

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