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Blog log from R10 of 2023: North Melbourne vs Sydney

Blog log for North Melbourne vs Sydney, R10 of 2023

McInerney kicks off the scoring with a long point from near CHF. (Q1 1:04)
Wardlaw’s pressured handball on the HBF is coughed up, Heeney snaps from 40m near the boundary but it’s a shank for a point. (Q1 2:33)
Franklin marks in the pocket 20m out after Fox beats Coleman-Jones to intercept on the wing for a repeat inside 50. Buddy’s drop punt is the first goal of the day. (Q1 3:20)
McAndrew gets a holding free on Goldstein at a ball up 35m out in front, he shanks it right. (Q1 5:25)
Gulden roves a rebound kick by Wardlaw on the wing, Swans whip it round by hand, Clarke kicks to 40m on a slight angle where McLean takes a contested grab and kicks truly. (Q1 9:19)
Another centre clearance to the Swans, Franklin marks 50m out in the corridor but misses to the right. (Q1 10:54)
North can’t rebound at all, on the latest repeat inside 50 Hayward centres for Stephens 45m out on a slight angle, he tugs it right. (Q1 12:19)
The Kangaroos’ first real attack is snuffed out when Clarke mows down Hall to win a HTB free. (Q1 13:37)
McKay spoils a rebound kick to the wing, Sheezel passes to Coleman-Jones near true CHF, his set shot falls in the square and is cleared. (Q1 14:14)
Hall intercepts that rebound kick and goes short to Simpkin 45m out on a slight angle who boots the first goal for the Shinboners. (Q1 15:20)
Simpkin runs hard forward again in transition to mark a Stephenson pass to 40m on the flank, this set shot is lower and rushed. (Q1 18:21)
Greenwood is on the end of a handball chain on the wing, he kicks over Francis to Larkey 20m out on a slight angle, hard late contact by Blakey but no penalty. Larkey misses. (Q1 18:54)
After a long period of the footy up North’s end, the Swans rebound long up the guts via Franklin, he has Ladhams over the back to trot into the open goal. (Q1 20:35)
The Roo mob goes ape droppings as Curtis performs a magic trick to fend off Fox and then Blakey for a left-foot drop punt from the boundary 35m out that falls in! (Q1 22:35)
Ford gets a contact free on Gould 35m out on a slight angle and delivers a nice set shot, North making a stand here after getting obliterated early. (Q1 27:24)
Hayward marks 35m out on the flank but Franklin gets it reversed for gobbing off at the umps for contact behind the play that didn’t get whistled. (Q2 3:45)
Parker passes to McLean leading in front of McKay to the fat side, he marks 25m out on a slight angle but hooks it well left. (Q2 7:03)
Gulden tries a kick across his defence from the back pocket but Wardlaw chips in to intercept 35m out in front… then pushes it to the right, disappointingly. (Q2 12:53)
Wardlaw passes to Goldstein 25m out on a slight angle, he makes good on some excellent Kangaroo frontal pressure in the past five minutes, Goldie sends them into the lead! (Q2 15:29)
Quick as you like Sydney restores its lead with a running snap from Campbell after the next bounce from 40m after McInerney taps down to him. (Q2 16:38)
Parker intercepts a dump kick by Ziebell 45m out on the flank and sails it over his head for a goal. (Q2 20:31)
Larkey marks 35m out on the flank but again sprays the set shot with a drop punt, OOTF to the left. (Q2 21:49)
Ladhams marks a long Hayward ball to the behind line over Logue for another one to the Swans. (Q2 22:49)
Drury roves a Simpkin kick to the pocket and feeds inside for Coleman-Jones for a nice finish from 25m on a slight angle. (Q2 25:04)
McInerney converts a free kick from 40m on the flank. North fans boo but the Swans have flexed their muscles. (Q2 27:43)
North come out after HT with steam coming from the nostrils, series of stoppages ending with Simpkin drawing a holding free on Lloyd near the hotspot for the first goal of Q3. (Q3 4:22)
Curtis taps the crumb from a Larkey contest 20m out on the flank to Coleman-Jones who feeds Sheezel for a nice snap off the right. Roos coming again! (Q3 9:08)
Parker runs up the centre and spots up the lead of Franklin 40m out in front, nothing McKay could do there. Buddy boots his second goal to settle the Swans. (Q3 10:23)
North is not playing a four-quarter game here, their young blokes are drifting in and out, but at their best they are putting heavy pressure on and getting scores. (Q3 11:08)
Sydney’s plan should be to play the percentages and make hay when the young blokes tire. (Q3 11:41)
Wardlaw can’t make anything of a ground ball in forward 50 in a crowd, Swans sweep forward on rebound, McLean has Franklin over the back of McKay to run into the open goal. (Q3 12:19)
Sheezel engineers the next centre clearance, Curtis marks int he pocket 20m out but just misses near side off the left. (Q3 14:05)
Drury hits the behind post OOTF off the left from 30m on a slight angle with Curtis screaming for a give in the pocket. (Q3 14:24)
Wardlaw passes to Phillips 45m out, he goes further with a short pass to Scott 40m out on a slight angle. Scott hoofs it long and straight. (Q3 17:03)
Another stoppage free against Goldstein inside defensive 50, this time HTB to Warner who converts from 30m on the flank. (Q3 20:43)
Larkey gives Stephenson a Joe the Goose special after a rebound from a stoppage at half back that turns into a slingshot play. (Q3 24:48)
Heeney passes to Hayward to mark 20m out on the flank in front of Ziebell, he plays on and screws through the goal. (Q3 27:30)
A lull as Ladhams is stretchered off. (Q3 31:23)
Larkey marks a Ford pass over Blakey just inside 50m on the flank. He goes back for the responsibility of the set shot in the last minute before 3QT… and launches the goal! (Q3 33:20)
Coleman-Jones draws a contact free on Blakey in a pack 30m out on a slight angle for a rather soft arm hold. CCJ squeaks it inside the right goalpost, margin back under a goal! (Q4 1:20)
Sheezel marks a Shiels pass in the pocket 30m out, his drop punt hits the far right goalpost. (Q4 3:40)
Fox runs up the centre on a rebound but his kick is straight to McKay, quick counter by North, Simpkin feeds Powell who runs to 40m on a slight angle and gives North the lead back! (Q4 5:31)
Two Swans go up to spoil Coleman-Jones at half forward but the crumb falls for the big man who kept his feet, he gives inside to Larkey who spins and goals from 35m! (Q4 7:02)
North get repeat inside 50s on the back of structure and one-on-one wins, Sheezel roves and goals from 20m! North is on FIYAH! (Q4 9:31)
Gulden roves a spoiled ball and shoots a low skidder from 50m on a slight angle off a few steps, that one goes through! (Q4 11:32)
Hayward marks a Warner chip pass 45m out on a slight angle on the end of a pressured but strong rebound. Swans in trouble here, need this… well wide left. (Q4 19:56)
Warner goes long to the square from outside CHF, McAndrew has two to beat and can’t, rushed behind. (Q4 21:03)
Coleman-Jones takes a second big contested pack grab on the wing for the quarter, he has been important in Q4. (Q4 21:24)
Stephenson kicks to the pocket, Larkey brings the ball to ground, Cunningham’s dump kick is straight to Sheezel 35m out on a slight angle. Harry misses to the left. (Q4 23:27)
4:18 to go and the Swans are up against it. (Q4 24:01)
Heeney snaps OOTF across the face from a stoppage deep in the pocket 20m out. (Q4 25:01)
3:29 to go and North rebounds carefully. (Q4 25:30)
Stoppage forward of the wing for Sydney, Heeney roves after it and kicks to an empty square from 50m on a slight angle… just misses the right goalpost, goal, 2:45 to go! (Q4 26:46)
Clock under 2:00 and a kick in it as Sydney are in their forward half. (Q4 27:43)
Logue intercepts Blakey’s latest inside 50 kick and starts some tempo as the clock ticks under 1:30. (Q4 28:46)
Blakey pumps it back in to the pocket, Hall spoils Parker, eventually a ball up 15m out, 59 seconds left. (Q4 29:23)
The ump listens to a voice in his earpiece and pays a free plus a 50m penalty before play resumes, charity goal Sydney to give them the lead back! What the what?? (Q4 30:03)
Interchange infringement is the possible call. (Q4 30:51)
37 seconds to go and yes, they made one interchange too many. (Q4 31:16)
Franklin tackles McDonald after the next bounce, ball up, 20 seconds. (Q4 31:16)
Blocking free in ruck against Goldstein to McLean and that is the ball game. (Q4 31:44)

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