Blog log from R18 of 2022: North Melbourne vs Richmond

Larkey drops a mark at half back, Prestia pounces to feed McIntosh who passes to Baker 20m out in front for a miss. (Q1 3:34)
Simpkin tumbles a clearance to the top of the square from the HFF, Larkey gets a good bounce and feeds Zurhaar who bounces through the opening goal of the evening. (Q1 6:31)
Graham baulks away from Stephenson on the wing and passes to Cumberland near the hotspot, who boots his first goal. (Q1 8:55)
Gibcus hits the post with a set shot from the HFF. (Q1 11:59)
Baker feeds Cumberland after a stoppage for a miss from close range. (Q1 13:19)
Graham passes to the lead of Cumberland 40m out on a slight angle who converts for goal number two. (Q1 15:04)
Cumberland feeds Short for a chip shot from 45m on a slight angle that flies wide right. (Q1 19:58)
Coleman-Jones marks at half forward and feeds Young who breaks a tackle at CHF and kicks a rare goal. (Q1 24:40)
Taylor wins a tough footy in tight at half forward and feeds Spicer, he chooses Stephenson who kicks the go-ahead goal from 45m in front! (Q1 24:55)
A 50m penalty against Prestia in the back pocket gives North one more inside 50 chance before QT, Scott snaps the goal from 35m just before the siren! (Q1 29:40)
Zurhaar fumbles at a stoppage near the hotspot but the ball bounces back into his hands, he snaps across the body for his second! (Q2 0:31)
Vlastuin gave Zurhaar too much leg rope at that ball up. (Q2 0:48)
McDonald is caught HTB by Riewoldt, who misses from 45m in front. (Q2 2:15)
Cumberland misses another snap from half forward. (Q2 3:12)
Riewoldt has another chance with a quick snap from 30m on a slight angle but that one’s across the face. (Q2 5:10)
Zurhaar plays for and gets a contact free on Grimes going for a Perez kick to 45m on the flank. His set shot is a chip shot… but straight enough for his third! (Q2 5:49)
Stephenson intercepts a McIntosh dump kick at half forward and goes to the pocket for Curtis to mark with strong hands 15m out. He boots the seventh straight for North! (Q2 7:48)
Nankervis misses from a pack 15m out in the pocket off the left. (Q2 10:47)
Spicers sets up Zurhaar to snap from 40m on the flank, the ball is curling left but it takes a lovely off break and through for goal number four! (Q2 13:08)
McIntosh gets a set shot from 40m near the boundary but it’s short, wide and rushed by Goldstein. (Q2 14:43)
Riewoldt misses another snap from half forward. (Q2 15:45)
Vlastuin passes to the lead of Baker just inside 50m on a slight angle, who restores some sanity to the scoreline with a straight set shot. (Q2 17:13)
Ziebell misses on the turn from 20m on a slight angle after an inside give by Goldstein. (Q2 20:29)
Gibcus hits the post with a roller from half forward. (Q2 21:43)
Greenwood gives to Anderson who blazes wide from 50m on a slight angle off the left. (Q2 25:47)
Zurhaar marks a Simpkin pass 40m out on a slight angle in front of Vlastuin, he kicks his fifth goal and fourth for the quarter! (Q2 28:51)
Powell has a paddock on the outer wing and has three bounces, goes long to Curtis who beats Vlastuin to mark from behind 20m out, HT siren goes, Curtis converts! (Q2 30:49)
North tries to rebound through the centre but there are too many Tigers, turnover to Cotchin and it’s Bolton who marks 40m out in front… but misses left. (Q3 1:20)
McIntosh misses another snap from the HFF. (Q3 3:21)
Anderson misses a handball in midfield, Vlastuin pounces to start the counter that ends with Riewoldt 35m out on the flank… who misses again. (Q3 5:24)
Cotchin passes short to Presita 45m out, he goes on to Short 35m out in front. Surely they have to get one on target at some stage, this is a gimme… he kicks truly. (Q3 7:53)
Vlastuin passes to Rioli 50m out on a slight angle, Rioli has done three-fifths of bugger all so far in this game but he roosts a lovely kick for a goal! (Q3 16:00)
Ralphsmith falls on a loose ball 40m out in front of North’s goals and three Roos monster him in a tackle, Curtis gets the HTB free and kicks the replying goal. (Q3 17:25)
Spicer is pinged for 50m coming in late to the mark to bring Nankervis to the top of the square for a charity set shot… which he misses! Oh Nank. (Q3 23:01)
As often happens according to karmic justice, North rebounds coast to coast from the kick in, Simpkin raises the roof at Docklands with a goal from 40m after a feed by Ziebell! (Q3 24:11)
Riewoldt gets a set shot from true CHF, he has 0.4 to his name but he goes himself… and clears Bonar on the line for a big goal! (Q3 24:58)
Riewoldt marks again 45m out on a slight angle and sneaks the set shot inside the right goalpost! (Q3 27:25)
Balta marks 50m out on a slight angle, the 3QT siren sounds as he kicks… it’s through! (Q3 33:56)
Big pack forms after a Riewoldt contest at the top of the square, brute strength required here and it’s Cumberland who rides a tackle and goals! (Q4 0:21)
Greenwood roves and grubbers wide from 20m on a slight angle. (Q4 2:07)
Cumberland tries to volley the crumb from a Balta contest near the top of the square, Bonar holds him but the ump doesn’t whistle it, second volley is wide. (Q4 5:33)
Goldstein wins a HTB free on Edwards near true CHF and roosts a massive left-foot howitzer for a goal! (Q4 7:24)
Simpkin runs away from the next centre bounce and goes to the square, Grimes spoils but the ball sits up for Zurhaar, he tries a volley but it’s smothered for a behind. (Q4 7:50)
The Tigers rebound up the guts and get an overlap going with handball, Miller bombs from 55m to an empty square, Baker gets back but it bounces through for the goal! (Q4 9:35)
Riewoldt shaves the inside of the left goalpost with a set shot from 45m on a slight angle. (Q4 11:27)
Balta steps after marking on the HFF, he gets around Stephenson and goes to Riewoldt in the pocket 25m out… who screws it narrow. (Q4 12:15)
Horne-Francis intercepts at half forward and goes to McDonald just inside true CHF. His set shot is short and doesn’t score. (Q4 13:28)
Lazzarro misses from a stoppage in the pocket 20m out. (Q4 14:19)
Nankervis sends a long speculator to the top of the square, two Roos spoil each other, Balta roves and misses! (Q4 15:32)
Repeat inside 50s piling up for Richmond now, Graham gets a high contact free on Bonar and kicks the go-ahead goal from 25m on the flank. (Q4 16:57)
Pickett feeds Bolton for a running snap from 45m on a slight angle after the next bounce, but that skews wide left. (Q4 18:37)
Horne-Francis delivers a lovely inside ball to the centre to start a counter attack, Scott goes long to the top of the square where Coleman-Jones marks and… misses. (Q4 20:36)
Zurhaar fights on after contesting at half forward to gather and feed Lazzarro who bounces a snap from 30m into the post. (Q4 24:35)
Throw in after a Greenwood kick bounces into the behind post, Zurhaar roves a Goldstein special to grubber through the go-ahead goal! (Q4 25:06)
2:40 to go and the Tigers could do with a Daicos. (Q4 25:56)
Repeat stoppages at half forward for Richmond as the clock is under 2:00. (Q4 27:01)
Curtis to Scott for a clearance, Miller intercepts behind centre… but kicks OOTF! 1:23 to go… (Q4 27:56)
Nankervis takes the intercept on the HBF and goes to the centre but Spicer picks him off, he sets up Zurhaar who misses from half forward, 57 seconds to go! (Q4 28:01)
Cumberland marks the kick in and goes inside 50 to Aart who marks 35m out and for some reason plays on, eventually a rushed behind results, oh dear! (Q4 29:16)
Zurhaar roves on the wing and sends the ball to half forward, stoppage with five seconds to go, North is home! (Q4 29:34)

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