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Blog log from R3 of 2023: Hawthorn vs North Melbourne

Blog log for Hawthorn vs North Melbourne, R3 of 2023

Curtis leaps over Amon to mark a Cunnington kick at the hotspot, he tries a screwing set shot from directly in front and kicks the first goal of the day. (Q1 1:22)
Morrison intercepts Ziebell’s rebound kick on the HFF and goes quickly to the hotspot for Greene to mark and boot the first Hawthorn goal. (Q1 4:49)
Comben marks 50m out on a slight angle, his set shot looks good but the wind that North are kicking into blows it down to be rushed by Jiath. (Q1 6:58)
Moore jinks at half forward and passes to Newcombe 30m out on a slight angle. The set shot sails straight through on the breeze. (Q1 11:29)
Brockman roves a Mackenzie contest at half forward and feeds Moore running past, he shoots from 45m on the flank but it’s across the face. (Q1 15:07)
Newcombe measures a pass over traffic at half forward to Day 40m out on a slight angle. Day starts it left and it stays left. (Q1 17:10)
Newcombe feeds Nash who tries a quick checkside from the hotspot but it curves wide right. (Q1 19:02)
Mackenzie is getting involved a lot across half forward and he is part of a chain that ends with Macdonald roving a big contest at the hotspot and tumbling through the goal. (Q1 22:05)
Hawthorn is getting a lot of ball behind centre with North zoning back, so far the Roos haven’t managed to break through on the counter though. (Q1 22:50)
The Hawks get in big trouble rebounding around the outer side eventually Sheezel picks off the dump kick and goes to the hotspot where Comben marks and shoots poorly. (Q1 26:00)
Worpel marks a Breust pass on the boundary 30m out just before the QT siren. His set shot is narrow. (Q1 27:14)
Larkey marks right on the behind line behind Jiath for his first goal. (Q2 0:57)
Comben marks a long pass by Curtis in front of Sicily 35m out on a slight angle, he sends that one through with no problem as the wind is behind him. (Q2 4:44)
The hawks manage to get a rebound going into the breeze with precision disposal, Newcombe passes to Brockman 30m out on the flank who splits the middle. (Q2 7:02)
Curtis is pinged for timewasting to bring Scrimshaw from half forward to 20m on a slight angle. Scrimshaw steers through the bonus goal. (Q2 13:02)
Meek gets a good bounce chasing a loose ball at half forward, he feeds Moore who bounces through another one for the Hawks from 45m on the flank. (Q2 15:02)
Clearances are even in this game, it’s all about how each team navigates the tricky conditions to produce quality scoring shots. (Q2 15:47)
Worpel roves at half forward and quicks low and quick to Mackenzie 40m out on a slight angle. Tough set shot into the swirling breeze… shanks it OOTF. (Q2 18:22)
Amon passes to Greene 30m out in the pocket, Logue giving the smaller man too much space. Greene kicks straight and true, Hawks building a lead into the breeze! (Q2 24:42)
Moore runs to half forward and passes to Brockman at the top of the square, he goals again! (Q2 27:29)
Zurhaar follows up his own contest and has a bit too much time to measure a snap from the pocket 25m out, that one sails through as the HT siren sounds. (Half Time)
Worpel marks a bit of a shank by Nash that lands in a hole 40m out on a slight angle, he kicks off Q3 with another Hawks goal. (Q3 0:32)
Hawthorn is cutting the Roos up with ball retention, passing their way through North’s zone. It’s a lesson that Sam Mitchell is teaching his old mentor. (Q3 3:30)
Breust roves in the pocket but his roller goes across the face from 25m. (Q3 4:30)
Turner intercepts a poor kick at half back by Morrison that the wind blows wide. He shoots from 40m on the flank but hooks it left. (Q3 5:48)
Stephenson tries to rove and snap from the top of the square after a Comben contest, smothered but the ball squirts out for Taylor to volley home from 10m. (Q3 6:58)
Sheezel mark a very short Howe pass just inside true CHF. This kick is into the teeth of the breeze, the kid gives it everything… wide, short and no score. (Q3 11:05)
Stephenson passes to Turner 40m out in the corridor, who kicks truly. (Q3 17:48)
Larkey marks 45m out on the flank and bangs through a key forward’s finish! (Q3 20:28)
Brockman causes a spillage 20m out for Meek to bend down and pick up but his checkside attempt is the worst kick of the season so far, OOTF ten rows back. (Q4 0:59)
Amon roves the kick in and sends it back in, Brockman shepherds for Greene who misses from 20m, disappointingly. (Q4 1:47)
Morrison roves in the back pocket but his kick to half back is to no one, Scott mops up and centres to Tucker 35m out on a slight angle, who converts. (Q4 3:21)
Day clears from the next bounce, Breust marks 45m out in front with McDonald a step behind. His set shot swerves left. (Q4 5:01)
McDonald roves the kick in and goes long to the square, Greene flies but it’s off his hands for a point. (Q4 5:25)
North rebounds up members wing, bit higgledy-piggledy but the ball reaches half forward where Zurhaar jinks and snaps off a step from 45m on the flank… sails through! (Q4 10:46)
The Kangaroos have turned the game in general play with an upping of pressure and they are getting full value on the scoreboard. (Q4 11:21)
Goater fumbles at half back, Morrison pounces and passes to Greene 40m out on the flank. Greene just misses to the left. (Q4 12:16)
Ziebell volleys a loose ball to no one in the centre and the Hawks have a loose man, but Mackenzie hits the post from 20m. (Q4 15:16)
Powell misses a quick snap from 40m in front. (Q4 15:47)
Nash snaps across the body from 35m on the flank and celebrates but doesn’t realise the wind blew it into the post. (Q4 17:22)
Sheezel rebounds but kicks to too many Hawks on members wing, Nash pumps it back in to the hotspot where Brockman roves and snaps the goal! (Q4 18:46)
After a Sicily intercept at half back, Breust passes to Brockman 35m out on the flank who misses. Two straight kicks in it, 4:03 to go. (Full Time)
Ziebell’s kick in to the centre comes straight back in via Day, Reeves’s contest is roved by Brockman who feeds Moore for the finishing blow! (Q4 22:56)
Morrison baulks and misses from 35m on the flank. (Q4 24:57)
Newcombe marks marks 40m out in the corridor and misses. (Q4 27:21)
Taylor marks a high Zurhaar kick on the boundary behind Jiath but misses from 20m. (Q4 28:42)

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