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Blog log from R5 of 2022: North Melbourne vs Western Bulldogs

Blog log for North Melbourne vs Western Bulldogs, R5 of 2022

Weightman snaps the first goal of the afternoon after receiving from Bontempelli to kick from 45m on a slight angle. (Q1 1:33)
English gallops to CHF and kicks to the pocket over McKay to Naughton 15m out, who screws his set shot across the face. (Q1 2:36)
Bontempelli snicks the post from a snap off the left under pressure from 20m on the boundary. (Q1 3:39)
The Bulldogs rebound at pace around members wing, Bontempelli is over the back of Corr to mark 15m out in front for his first goal. (Q1 7:03)
Smith catches Horne-Francis HTB trying to exit a stoppage 50m out in the corridor but kicks it into JHF on the mark, no score results. (Q1 9:17)
English breaks a tackle near CHF and scrubs a kick to the pocket, Bontempelli beats Young in a wrestle to rove and run into the open goal. (Q1 10:18)
Bosenvulagi intercepts Treloar’s rebound kick and goes to the pocket for Horne-Francis to mark 30m out, reward for a chasedown on Hunter a minute earlier. JHF kicks OOTF. (Q1 13:28)
Naughton flies from behind to mark a Duryea kick to the pocket 25m out, McKay left flat-footed behind the pack. He kicks his first goal, Dogs have the jump. (Q1 15:03)
Young arrives late to knock over Scott 45m out on the flank, rather soft 50m penalty but it was there, easy goal to Scott. It’s a procession early. (Q1 18:42)
Stephenson plays on to advantage for a blocking free to Larkey on Richards, he rams through the first goal for North from 15m. (Q1 21:24)
Weightman plays for and gets a holding free on Bosenvulagi as they fight for a ground ball 20m out in front, he converts to the boos of the Kanga fans. (Q1 23:33)
The Bulldogs are carving North apart with precision kicking from the back half, and they do it again with Weightman marking 40m out on a slight angle, third goal of Q1. (Q1 25:45)
Bontempelli passes to the lead of Weightman to mark in front Bosenvulagi just inside 50m on the flank, he punches through goal number four for the quarter! (Q1 30:54)
Macrae passes short to English after another easy win out of the next centre bounce to the Bulldogs. QT siren sounds, English kicks from 45m on a slight angle… wide left. (Q1 32:04)
English intercepts a rebound kick by Walker on the wing and goes back to the flank 35m out for Cordy to mark in front of Hall and convert. (Q2 3:07)
Xerri gets a contact free on English at a stoppage 30m out on a slight angle, a tackle that went on too long, he converts. (Q2 6:07)
Ziebell beats O’Brien and Gardner to mark in the pocket 25m out, his screwing set shot curls just inside the near goalpost off his left. (Q2 10:33)
Ford receives from Larkey and spins out of a challenge 15m out in front, his snap over the shoulder is good. (Q2 14:37)
Mahony spoils Bailey Smith’s centring ball to the centre square then kicks inside 50, spoiled down but straight to Taylor who delivers a nice finish from 25m. (Q2 16:10)
Hall misses a snap from just outside true CHF. (Q2 17:39)
O’Brien marks in relief at half back but his kick across the backline is errant and sets up Williams to get claimed HTB by Taylor near the square for another one! (Q2 19:05)
Ziebell beats Gardner to mark a Simpkin kick around the wing to the HFF, he plays on to pass to Larkey 30m out in the pocket who hits the post. (Q2 24:41)
Cordy slides on his knees to mark a Williams pass 50m out in the corridor. He tries a set up kick that doesn’t result in a direct score. (Q2 26:08)
Naughton catches Xerri HTB 25m out on a slight angle at a stoppage, he kicks a steadying goal. (Q2 27:53)
Macrae spins onto his left on the HFF and goes to Wallis near the boundary 40m out for his first goal. (Q3 0:59)
Naughton roves an English contest to a Wallis speculator near the hotspot, he gives off to Anthony Scott who curls through the goal off a step. (Q3 4:35)
Larkey roves his own contest to a Perez inside 50 kick but wobbles his snap wide from 30m on the flank. (Q3 5:32)
Dale passes to English leading to 45m out on a slight angle after Liberatore wins a hard footy at half forward. English patiently strokes that one through. (Q3 7:30)
Powell snaps a nice goal from a stoppage 30m out on the flank. (Q3 9:35)
Ziebell sharks an O’Brien handpass on the wing to start an attack, Stephenson passes short to Larkey 40m out near the boundary who punches low and straight for his first goal. (Q3 13:06)
Naughton bullocks his way through a stoppage 20m out and he’s a juggernaut who can not be stopped, he bundles through the goal! (Q3 15:09)
Hunter reefs a handball to Dunkley who checksides wide from 20m in the pocket, after Young prevents Weightman marking at the top of the square. (Q3 18:06)
Liberatore feeds Macrae for a snap from 45m on the flank off the left that sails through. The Bulldogs aren’t losing this one. (Q3 25:06)
Ziebell is too strong for Richards one out for a Larkey ball to 20m on a slight angle, he marks and misses. (Q3 28:00)
Naughton roves a Ugle-Hagan contest at the top of the square for his fourth goal. (Q4 0:26)
Hunter roves a Daniel kick to a pack 20m out that falls to the pocket and snaps truly from 15m. (Q4 2:37)
Anthony Scott runs inboard from a pack on the wing and passes to the lead of Ugle-Hagan 40m out on a slight angle, who converts. (Q4 3:54)
Larkey leaps in front of Duryea to clunk a long Davies-Uniacke kick to the pocket 20m out, he goals. (Q4 5:44)
Macrae feeds Smith for a snap around the corner off the right from a stoppage 40m out on the flank but it’s narrow. (Q4 9:44)
Naughton volleys a crumb from a Ugle-Hagan contest wide from the top of the square. (Q4 10:24)
Larkey keeps his feet to rove a long Ziebell ball and run into the open goal as Gardner goes to ground. (Q4 14:47)
Smith misses from the pocket. (Q4 18:45)
Liberatore gives to Naughton who snaps wide from the hotspot under not much pressure. (Q4 20:44)
Anthony Scott marks just inside 50m on a slight angle and hits the post. (Q4 22:25)
Weightman has been well held since his Q1 heroics by Young but he manages his fifth goal from 15m after roving Young’s fumble of a ground ball. (Q4 23:50)
Larkey marks over the back of Cordy for his fourth goal from 20m. (Q4 25:40)
Naughton leaps on McKay to clunk a long ball to 20m in front, clutches at his leg but gets up to boot his fifth goal. (Q4 28:00)
English releases Smith to speed away from a stoppage on the wing and go long to Bontempelli who marks over McKay at the hotspot for some more garbage. (Q4 30:55)
Ziebell intercepts Daniel 45m out on the flank just before the final siren, but shanks for no score. (Q4 33:22)

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