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Blog log from R16 of 2022: Geelong vs North Melbourne

Blog log for Geelong vs North Melbourne, R16 of 2022

Dangerfield runs away from the opening centre bounce of the game and bounces through the first goal inside 15 seconds! Oh boy wowee!
Blicavs leaps over Taylor to mark a Dangerfield kick to the top of the square for his first goal. (Q1 4:55)
Taylor dives at a loose ball and takes out the legs of Close, who lines up from 25m on the flank and kicks truly. (Q1 10:11)
Cameron roves his own kick at half forward and passes to Holmes 35m out on the flank, who misses. (Q1 13:59)
Hawkins catches the ball out of ruck 45m out on a slight angle but snaps wide. (Q1 18:10)
A short lull as Turner is helped off. (Q1 21:30)
Menegola kicks OOTF 40m out trying a checkside from the back pocket, Lazzarro goes to Curtis in front of the pack 15m out in the pocket who kicks the first goal for North. (Q1 23:31)
Zach Guthrie is out of position in a marking contest and gives away a free for front-on contact to Spicer 40m out on a slight angle, who misses. (Q1 27:30)
Larkey marks near the hotspot and kicks his first goal. (Q1 29:00)
Zurhaar gets a contact free on Kolodjashnij 20m out on a slight angle, QT siren goes, home crowd boos and Cam Z converts to shut them up. (Q1 31:02)
Stengle bounces through a left-foot snap from the hotspot to restore some sanity to a game that North had looked like getting back into. (Q2 1:12)
Hawkins marks a Bews long ball in a wrestle with Walker 50m out on a slight angle, his set shot is touched through by Goldstein. (Q2 2:49)
Walker tries an extremely ambitious kick across the half back line to Young that sets him up for Cameron to spoil, Rohan roves and gives Hawkins a Joe the Goose special. (Q2 7:30)
Xerri can’t mark a long Simpkin ball to the top of the square but he keeps his feet and despite a fumble has time enough to volley it home. (Q2 9:50)
Hawkins passes to Narkle 30m out on a slight angle for a rather too easy goal. (Q2 12:33)
Cameron flies impressively to clunk a Zach Guthrie kick to 20m on a slight angle and plays on for the goal, the home crowd loved that play. (Q2 16:38)
Hawkins passes to Miers 40m out on a slight angle who misses. (Q2 20:13)
Cats are dominating now, Narkle shoots wide from half forward. (Q2 21:50)
Repeat inside 50s piling up for Geelong, Hawkins marks a Menegola pass in front of Walker 30m out on the flank and converts. (Q2 23:30)
Rohan feeds Hawkins to run into the open goal to kick off second half junk time. (Q3 0:39)
Holmes sharks a Curtis handball on the wing to start a counter, Cameron marks 40m out on the flank but tries a pass to Hawkins that doesn’t work, off hands for a behind. (Q3 3:57)
Anderson passes short to Mahony 30m out on a slight angle who converts to nearly stone cold silence on a frosty night. (Q3 6:43)
Hawkins converts a set shot from the pocket. (Q3 9:02)
Close centres from the pocket 20m out and gets dumped after disposal, Menegola gets the free where it lands 25m out (?) on a slight angle, and misses. Footy gods smile. (Q3 13:32)
Zach Guthrie snaps a rare goal from 40m on the flank. (Q3 14:02)
Stengle passes short to Cameron on the boundary 40m out who threads the needle. (Q3 16:37)
Stengle passes to Cameron 35m out on the flank who misses. (Q3 18:17)
Menegola muscles out of an Anderson tackle on the wing and goes long to Hawkins to mark over McKay 30m out on a slight angle for another one, five for him. (Q3 20:38)
Stengle passes to Cameron who has Corr draped all over him but still marks 40m out on the flank, his set shot is across the face. (Q3 22:38)
Rohan hits Close in the square for an easy goal on the end of a quick rebound around members wing. (Q3 25:45)
Duncan is involved twice in a rebound including the pass to Narkle 50m out on a slight angle, who roosts the goal. (Q3 28:03)
Menegola begins Q4 with a junk goal after a feed by Blicavs from a stoppage on the HFF. (Q4 1:14)
Atkins feeds Cameron who tries to caress a left-foot snap from the boundary 30m out but it’s narrow. (Q4 3:18)
Blicavs feeds Stengle for an easy goal from the pocket. We’re in Harlem Globetrotters territory now. (Q4 5:54)
Corr dumps a kick to Tuohy 50m out on a slight angle, the crowd calls for the torpedo on the set shot but he misses with a drop punt. (Q4 7:49)
Corr gets sucked in for contact after Cameron wins a HTB free on Young to give away 50, bringing him from the boundary 30m out to the goal line for another one. (Q4 9:54)
Miers passes to Dangerfield in the pocket 25m out, he centres to Cam Guthrie 35m out on a slight angle who misses. (Q4 13:55)
Cam Guthrie passes to Hawkins 40m out on a slight angle, who misses to the left. (Q4 16:00)
McKay’s dump kick from the last line goes to Holmes 45m out in front, whose set shot is touched through on the line. (Q4 17:45)
Cameron kicks the lead into three figures with his fourth goal. (Q4 18:54)
Tuohy passes very short to Cam Guthrie 35m out on the flank, who converts. (Q4 21:50)
Geelong have a five-day break coming up but they are skiing as hard as ever in Q4. (Q4 22:11)
Anderson passes to Spicer 40m out on the flank who hits the post. (Q4 24:45)
Hawkins marks just inside 50m on a slight angle and boots his sixth goal. (Q4 28:05)
Duncan marks 45m out on the flank mere seconds before the final siren. The home crowd give the 250-gamer all their love but he doesn’t make the distance, off hands for a point. (Q4 30:30)

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