Blog log from R7 of 2022: Carlton vs North Melbourne

Scott pumps it long where Ziebell is running in on a lead and marks 40m out in front. He goes back and has a shot but his kick was always left (Q1 2:15)
North make a meal of the defending and the Blues pounce, eventually the ball spills out to the debutant Carroll and he snaps a beautiful goal for his first! (Q1 3:31)
Cerra sends a bullet inside 50 and it’s Cripps who takes the mark 30m out on a slight angle. He hooks the kick in a bad way and slots a behind instead (Q1 5:34)
Zurhaar takes a running shot 45m out right on the boundary but it doesn’t quite stick and North get another behind (Q1 6:33)
Horne-Francis looks for the high free in the tussle after a stoppage and gets it 35m out in front, but his kick results in another minor score (Q1 8:04)
Weitering catches Curtis very high and he gets a set shot 30m out right in front, but his kick bounces off the post (Q1 13:31)
Coleman-Jones goes from ruckman to crumbing small forward as he scoops up the ball and snaps around the body for his first goal at the club! (Q1 15:31)
McKay marks a Walsh kick right on the 50, he toys with passing it off before deciding to take a shot and he slots it easily! (Q1 17:01)
Curnow take a strong pack mark 10m out from a Fisher entry, moving quickly he runs around and adds another Carlton goal (Q1 19:31)
Owies receives a Durdin handpass and streams inside 50 kicking on the way into a vacant square and it’s all going Carlton’s way right now! (Q1 21:33)
Scott dumps it forward and the three Blues defenders can’t sort it out, leaving Stephenson and Larkey to run into an open goal to get one back for North (Q1 24:02)
Fisher is the beneficiary of a deliberate OOB and lines up 25m out on the boundary. He sprints around but his kick is OOF (Q1 26:18)
O’Brien spots Martin lurking on the boundary 20m out. He marks, readies himself and runs around to kick his first of the evening (Q1 28:32)
McKay marks 45m out near the boundary and lines up for a snap. Perhaps it’s a bit far for such kicks as he fans it wide for a behind (Q2 1:30)
Larkey invents a clever tap to Horne-Francis but his running shot goes out of bounds (Q2 3:55)
Zurhaar explodes from the resulting stoppage with strength and snaps around to kick a bouncing goal! (Q2 4:10)
Stephenson runs forward in the white sleeves and dumps it inside 50. Larkey moves in from the side of the contest taking an uncontested mark 30m out, and easily converts! (Q2 6:11)
Zurhaar receives a free for holding and lines up from 25m out right in front. His kick is calm and on target, bringing the scores level! (Q2 7:26)
Kennedy’s entry inside 50 heads towards a big pack, but McKay is the one with the best hands and drags down the mark 25m out. He converts the set shot to get the Blues in front (Q2 11:11)
Stephenson slaps down a high ball to Davies-Uniacke who is able to get a shot off and goals! Scores level once more! (Q2 12:56)
Bergman rushes a kick that goes OOTF, Martin receives the kick 35m out on the boundary, but his kick goes wide (Q2 17:08)
Cripps in the ruck wins the stoppage for Carlton and Walsh sends a kick to the square. Curnow does enough to let the ball bounce through! (Q2 18:55)
Young catches Curnow high 45m out on a slight angle, but his kick was always to the right for a behind (Q2 20:11)
Curnow marks a high Carroll kick in the pocket, and acts quickly running around and kicking his second of the night! (Q2 23:11)
North manage to get the ball forward and have players everywhere inside 50. Simpkin marks but spots Mahony in the square and hits him up. He goes back and slots it! (Q2 28:26)
Fisher spots Newnes in acres of space 45m out on an angle. He lines up, and gets Carlton off to great start in the second half! (Q3 1:35)
McKay tries to mark a delivery inside 50 but it goes right past him an into the hands of Curnow instead! He quickly snaps and extends Carlton’s lead! (Q3 3:19)
O’Brien spots a Carroll lead and rewards it, but his kick from 40m out doesn’t have the legs and it’s eventually knocked out of bounds (Q3 4:19)
De Koning runs into the umpire in the middle of the ground and it’s turned over! North stream forward immediately and the ball ends up in Larkey’s lap, who then goals. Costly. (Q3 8:02)
Martin draws a free against Turner 35m out on a slight angle, and the kick is converted easily. (Q3 11:41)
Newnes spots Cerra on the lead and kicks in that direction. Cerra marks 40m out and the set shot goes straight through the middle! (Q3 16:20)
Martin marks 45m out on a slight angle but his shot stays to the left (Q3 19:12)
McKay scoops up the ball and snaps but it careens into the post (Q3 20:25)
Zurhaar sends a ball towards Curtis in the square but Plowman smashes it out of bounds (Q3 21:31)
Davies-Uniacke explodes from the stoppage into space but his shot is poor and results in a behind (Q3 23:05)
Carroll sends a ball in the McKay direction and he easily disposes of Bonar to take the mark 10m out. Conversion no issue and it’s party time for the Blues! (Q3 25:21)
Kennedy’s ball for Curnow slips past and it’s Owies who ends up with it! He turns and snaps and goals! (Q3 27:03)
Weitering receives a free kick, and then two 50m penalties as a scuffle breaks out after a Larkey bump. He lines up from 45m out… The kick is good and it’s home! (Q3 30:21)
Thomas spots up Curtis 30m out in front, who goes back and slots a crucial goal for North to keep the faintest of hopes (Q3 32:41)
Silvangi catches Bosenavulagi HTB in the centre square, he moves quickly and kicks to Curnow who marks 10m out on the siren, but his kick after the siren is to the left (3 Qtr Time)
Curnow has a quick snap but he misses to the left (Q4 0:28)
Walsh rewards the Curnow lead and he marks 25m out on an angle, but he misses to the left again (Q4 1:27)
Saad sends a ball inside 50 and it’s Cripps who lopes in and takes an easy mark 25m out, and converts the set shot easily (Q4 6:29)
Cerra spears a ball inside 50 and McKay pulls it down 35m out on an angle, he runs around and kicks on the left for his 4th! (Q4 8:33)
Plowman sends Curtis to the candy factory and pumps it long to Cripps who disposes of Horne-Francis easily to mark 35m out on an angle, but his kick fades left (Q4 11:58)
Kennedy marks in the pocket, steadies and runs around, but kicks a behind (Q4 18:11)
Docherty kicks to Cripps one out 35m out on the boundary and he marks, but his kick is shocking and bounces off the behind post (Q4 20:21)
Curtis cleans up the ball in the pocket and passes neatly to Greenwood who marks in space 30m out. He converts for a late consolation goal (Q4 24:20)

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