Blog log from R8 of 2022: Fremantle vs North Melbourne

Switkowski catches Goldstein HTB 30m out on an angle before going back and kicking the first of the night! (Q1 3:01)
Walker marks on the 50 and rewards a Zurhaar lead who marks 25m out on a 45 degree angle. He messes up the kick though for a behind (Q1 4:33)
Treacy lopes through the middle of the ground and kicks to the debutant Amiss 1 on 1 who marks easily 30m out in front. He goes back, and kicks his first AFL goal! (Q1 5:56)
Walters kicks to the two opposing rucks where Darcy easily muscles Goldy out of the way to mark 20m out right in front before coolly slotting another Freo goal (Q1 8:31)
Curtis spots Walker by himself as North stream forward. Walker marks 50m out on a slight angle but his kick hooks to the left for a behind (Q1 11:57)
Amiss dishes off to Walters who then dishes off to Brodie who then kicks inside 50 where Amiss marks the ball 45m out on a slight angle. His kick is to the right and punched over (Q1 14:48)
Horne-Francis runs down Switkowski but the ball only spills out as far as Banfield who runs in plenty of space in the pocket to get as close as he can before slamming in a goal! (Q1 19:02)
Freo win the ball back outside 50 and it’s Chapman who delivers it to the pack of players where Banfield leads up unopposed to take a mark 20m out and kick his second! (Q1 21:17)
Banfield spots Treacy in the pocket 30m out who marks, but his kick doesn’t get close and goes OOTF on the far side (Q1 29:36)
Walters gets a handball off to Henry under pressure but Henry’s wild snap misses right for a minor score (Q2 2:01)
Perez dumps it long to the square where Zurhaar takes a spectacular mark! His first set shot is recalled but his second goes right through the middle for North’s first! (Q2 3:26)
Clark intercepts 50m out on a slight angle and is told to take the shot. He gives it a lot of sauce but it’s punched over on the line (Q2 8:25)
Zurhaar marks on the 50, he gives the kick everything but it hangs right and registers no score ultimately (Q2 11:58)
Coleman-Jones receives a free kick against Cox for grabbing the jumper on top of the square, he goes for the run around kick and converts (Q2 12:28)
Treacy wraps up McKay and he’s pinged for incorrect disposal giving Treacy a set shot from 35m out on an angle, but his kick was always to the left for a behind (Q2 15:25)
Amiss tries for the miracle goal in the pocket but it misses causing O’Driscoll to keep the ball alive and get it to Brennan Cox who’s roamed forward and kicks a rare goal! (Q2 19:26)
Aish is pinged for a deliberate OOB allowing Ziebell to pump the ball to the square, but it’s punched over (Q2 23:19)
Switkowski gets the ball from a throw-in in the Freo fwd 50, shrugs off a tackle and dishes off to Walters, who snaps and goals! (Q2 26:37)
McKay intercepts deep in defence but poor communication means that O’Driscoll is able to intercept back and kick from 30m out on an angle. However he is only able to kick a behind (Q2 30:17)
Walters draws a free kick right before HT and easily converts to add to the nightmares for North Melbourne (Half Time)
The Freo small forwards combine with Switkowski passing to Schultz 40m out near the boundary. His kick looks good but fades late and smashes into the post (Q3 4:39)
Brayshaw pops a ball up inside 50 that spills out, Banfield scoops it up and takes a shot but misses right (Q3 8:34)
Banfield affects a Horne-Francis kick that goes OOTF, and O’Driscoll gets the shot 30m out right on the boundary. He opts for the drop punt and makes it look easy! Amazing! (Q3 11:59)
Horne-Francis is able to get free and chips it easily to Walker who marks 40m out. But his kick is poor and is rushed over the boundary (Q3 15:10)
Freo move it forward quickly with kicks and marks ending with Banfield who marks 35m out in front. Looking for number 3 but his kick swings left (Q3 20:12)
Freo move the ball forward like a knife slicing through butter. Schultz hits up the other small in Switkowski who marks 20m out right in front, and kicks goal number 2! (Q3 22:55)
Luke McDonald coughs up a 50 for running into the protected area, and Clark is able to waltz on down and get in on the action with a goal (Q3 24:40)
Fremantle get a rushed behind as Bosenavulagi nudges Schultz into a goalpost (Q3 26:55)
Amiss receives a downfield free kick and goes back from 45m out on an angle. He calms the nerves and the kick is beautiful! Amiss with two on debut! (Q3 29:40)
Ziebell steams forward on a lead to mark, making sure to give Jordan Clark some love on the way through, but he gets the last laugh as Ziebell’s kick fades right to signal 3QT (3 Qtr Time)
Mundy sends a dart towards Banfield who leads and marks 35m out. His kick fades right as that elusive third goal goes begging (Q4 1:45)
Quick break in play as Switkowski is assisted from the ground after a Horne-Francis got him in the back of the head with a knee (Q4 6:21)
Serong pings Simpkin HTB and after a brief delay takes his shot from 35m out on an angle, but his kick is poor and fisted over by Goldy (Q4 7:04)
Brodie attempts a wild snap but his kick sails OOTF (Q4 8:16)
Freo cause a turnover and Walters streams forward to shoot but misses right (Q4 9:03)
Freo manage to force another turnover and put North to the sword quickly, ending up with Hayden Young sprinting into an open forward 50 to kick his first career goal! (Q4 10:23)
Davies-Uniacke kicks long to Tarryn Thomas on the boundary 35m out, his kick misses everything and is eventually bundled out of play (Q4 11:32)
Freo decide it’s time for another goal and work it forward effortlessly with Schultz and Mundy combining to allow the classy veteran to stream inside 50 and help himself! (Q4 18:31)
Zurhaar takes a strong mark on the 50 and reacts quickly spotting no one on the goal line. Cox rushes back but is too late and North manage to impede the 100 point loss slightly (Q4 23:46)
Fremantle slice through North’s defence one last time with Amiss setting up Schutlz for a kick after the siren. He goes back and he brings up the 100 for the Dockers! Wharfie Time! (Full Time)

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