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Blog log from R21 of 2022: North Melbourne vs Sydney

Blog log for North Melbourne vs Sydney, R21 of 2022

Blakey kicks off the scoring with a running miss from 40m in front. (Q1 3:38)
Hayward marks over Stephenson 45m out in front running back with the flight into space on a fast break, but he tugs the set shot left. (Q1 7:33)
Gulden receives from Mills and snaps the first goal of the afternoon on the run from 40m on the flank. (Q1 8:48)
McDonald roves a Heeney contest to the next centre clearance kick and feeds Hayward to snap the goal from 25m on the flank. (Q1 10:18)
Davies-Uniacke sprints away from the next centre bounce and goes long for Larkey to juggle the mark over Tom McCartin near the behind line, he pops that one through. (Q1 11:03)
Larkey goes to ground trying to rove near the hotspot, Rampe arrives but catches him around the neck to concede the free and goal. (Q1 12:33)
Papley roves a Franklin contest ahead of Luke McDonald, barely a cigarette paper between the two but Papley has the pace to get the ball to boot for the goal from 35m. (Q1 16:08)
Papley roves the next inside 50 kick by Mills that Walker drops, but snaps OOTF off the left from 45m. (Q1 17:03)
Clarke marks 45m out in front after some poor kicking from defence by North, but he misses. (Q1 24:54)
Heeney roves a stoppage 35m out on the flank under not much pressure but kicks across the face off the left boot. (Q1 26:00)
Franklin takes a contested mark in front of Corr from a Blakey kick up the corridor to 50m. Buddy goes on his arc for extra length, it falls on the line for the goal! (Q1 28:49)
Mills gives to Hayward in the pocket, he tries a grubber from 20m but Goldstein claims a touch on the line, reviewer Darth agrees with Goldie and it’s a point. (Q2 1:56)
Rowbottom fumbles at CHB and Davies-Uniacke pounces to bounce away up the guts, eventually Zurhaar rolls a snap wide from the pocket burning Ziebell in the square. (Q2 6:32)
Coleman-Jones marks 40m out on a slight angle, his set shot is ugly but it wobbles in. (Q2 7:02)
Davies-Uniacke works with Goldstein to exit a stoppage on the wing, long ball to the corridor 40m out where Larkey draws a contact free on Tom McCartin and boots his third goal! (Q2 12:56)
Franklin draws an arm chop free on Corr running back with the flight for a long Clarke pass to the pocket 20m out, but he misses to the left with a drop punt. (Q2 15:41)
Rowbottom roves a Walker missed intercept mark near the hotspot but blazes wide off the right. (Q2 17:33)
Heeney provides a link mark on the HFF and goes quickly to the square, two North defenders spoil Hayward but the crumb sits up on the goal line for Papley to shin home. (Q2 21:12)
North gets a convoy running away from the next centre bounce, Greenwood hits Larkey to mark in front of Rampe 35m out on a slight angle and goal again. (Q2 22:10)
Corr spoils the next centre clearance to the Swan hotspot high, Franklin stays down to rove but misses from 20m under pressure. (Q2 23:57)
Heeney kicks the next goal from near the hotspot with an assist by Franklin contesting a long Warner inside 50 kick. (Q2 25:12)
Another centre clearance to Sydney to the hotspot where Reid marks and goals. (Q2 25:54)
Another centre clearance to the Swans via Hickey, Rowbottom goes long to Reid who beats Walker to juggle the mark 20m out in front and goal again. (Q2 28:03)
Horne-Francis snaps OOTF from half forward. (Q2 29:12)
Larkey gets a rather soft free for hands in the back by Tom McCartin, he converts from 30m on a slight angle. (Q3 0:35)
Goldstein passes to Zurhaar 40m out in front who kicks truly, another North score from a centre bounce. (Q3 2:32)
Franklin bounces a snap into the post from 40m on a slight angle. (Q3 3:33)
Warner checksides wide from a stoppage 40m out on the flank. (Q3 5:04)
Warner gets another chance for a snap from half forward after a feed by Florent, this time he rolls it through from near the hotspot. (Q3 5:20)
Goldstein gives to Ziebell who has time to assess options inside but goes himself from 45m on the flank… and apologises after spraying it OOTF. (Q3 7:20)
Simpkin misses a set shot from the boundary 25m out after catching Rampe HTB. (Q3 7:55)
Hall sails through a trademark finish on the run from 55m on a slight angle after a feed by Powell. (Q3 9:56)
Davies-Uniacke speeds up members wing ahead of Florent and kicks to grass near the square, Larkey can’t volley it and eventually Rampe rushes. (Q3 11:39)
Franklin gathers a long ball to grass in the pocket, wheels around on the right like the Queen Mary and snaps a nice goal from 25m. (Q3 15:01)
Heeney marks a long Gulden ball in front of Young 20m out on a slight angle, plays on and goals with ease. (Q3 18:02)
Florent baulks past Zurhaar then Ziebell in midfield and passes to Papley 45m out in front, who converts. (Q3 20:56)
Logan McDonald catches Corr HTB 40m out on the flank and sails through a nice set shot. (Q3 23:01)
Logan McDonald marks near true CHF following the next centre bounce, but misses this one. (Q3 24:37)
Warner sails through another one for the Swans from half forward after a feed by Rowbottom. After North applied good pressure in the first half, they have really dropped away. (Q3 27:20)
Parker passes across half forward to Warner 45m out on a slight angle, who misses as the 3QT siren sounds. (Q3 30:53)
Larkey gets another contact free on Tom McCartin 40m out, all over him on that one, the set shot sails through for goal number six. (Q4 1:51)
Warner runs to CHF after the next centre bounce and skids through another one for the Swans. (Q4 2:51)
Simpkin marks 45m out on a slight angle, his set shot is straight but touched on the line. (Q4 8:11)
Fox sets up Franklin to mark 35m out on a slight angle and boot his third goal. (Q4 8:47)
Anderson wobbles a kick towards the square from a stoppage on the HFF, Larkey marks on the behind line and shoots for his seventh… it’s good! (Q4 10:44)
Heeney gives to Mills who misses off the left from 35m on a slight angle. (Q4 12:34)
Stephenson’s kick in is a disaster, Franklin intercepts and runs past him into the open goal. (Q4 12:52)
Another centre clearance out the front by Sydney through Reid via Mills, Logan McDonald keeps his feet after contesting 20m out to turn and rove for the goal. (Q4 14:33)
Stephens gets a high contact free on Simpkin 45m out in front but misses. (Q4 14:53)
Davies-Uniacke volleys the crumb from a Ziebell contest in the square for some junk, well-deserved. (Q4 19:53)
Zurhaar gets a free in the square for a charity goal. (Q4 21:53)
Taylor marks a Simpkin kick across half forward to 25m out on the flank for some garbage. (Q4 29:08)
Davies-Uniacke misses off a step from 50m on a slight angle. (Q4 30:50)
Tom McCartin has had a mare today and he gets caught HTB by Goldstein of all people, who misses from 35m on a slight angle just before the final siren. (Q4 33:54)

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