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Blog log from R8 of 2023: North Melbourne vs St Kilda

Blog log for North Melbourne vs St Kilda, R8 of 2023

Larkey snaps across the face from a stoppage near the hotspot. (Q1 0:38)
Perez’s kick from the last line to the pocket turns over as Stephenson drops it, Byrnes roves and centres for Higgins who misses from 30m in front. (Q1 2:16)
Zurhaar catches Wood HTB 40m out on a slight angle with a ripping tackle, but his kick is poor and Marshall marks in relief. (Q1 5:03)
Drury goes in low to rove a Larkey dropped mark from a Sheezel inside 50, he draws a high contact free on Wilkie 40m out on a slight angle and shoots wide left. (Q1 10:32)
Curtis passes to Taylor on the end of an attack around outer wing started by McDonald at half back. Taylor lines up from 40m on the flank… his kick lands on the line, rushed. (Q1 12:17)
Membrey marks a Hill pass 35m out on the flank, sees two Saints in the square to one but his kick is not to advantage and off hands for a point. (Q1 14:40)
Crouch marks a Gresham speculator from the HFF to a huge pack at the top of the square but his snap across the body is ungainly and bounces wide from 20m. (Q1 16:38)
Sheezel drops a hot Ziebell handball under pressure near the hotspot, Butler pounces and snaps the goal off his left. (Q1 18:25)
Owens clears from ruck at the next bounce, Sharman marks over Perez 45m out on a slight angle but tugs his set shot way left. (Q1 19:58)
McKay drops an intercept mark at the hotspot, Gresham gives outside to Sharman who tumbles a snap wide off the left from 45m. (Q1 21:13)
Hill kicks to grass in the pocket on a fast break for Butler to run onto but his grubber bounces into the post from 15m. (Q1 23:20)
Scott feeds Logue for a flying snap from 40m on the flank which goes wide left. (Q1 23:36)
Shiel kicks high to the flank 35m out where Stephenson takes a contested grab over Wanganeen-Milera, his kick is short and rebounded. (Q1 24:33)
Drury fumbles a give by Davies-Uniacke but gets a lucky free for Stocker getting in his back, he passes to Zurhaar 40m out in front… who misses, disappointingly. (Q2 6:36)
Gresham fumbles a crumb from an Owens contest 15m out, he gathers eventually but the North defenders close and touch his snap off the boot, goes for a point. (Q2 8:56)
Paton and Crouch run into each other going for a pass to the centre, Zurhaar roves and does a one-two with Curtis to reach 20m in front… then fluffs it again! Oh dear. (Q2 9:24)
The Saints manage to stuff up another relatively easy opportunity, Phillipou and Gresham fumble and bumble their way to another rushed behind. (Q2 11:22)
Zurhaar catches Owens high on the wing, the young Sainter goes to Marshall who outmarks Ziebell 30m out on a slight angle and also misses, of course. (Q2 13:16)
Corr is pinged for late and high contact on Higgins 45m out in front, whose set shot is a shocker for no score. (Q2 17:52)
Steele wins a hard footy at the resultant throw in and reefs it out to Higgins who finally gets some finishing class with a screwing snap from the hotspot. (Q2 18:56)
Butler roves an errant McKay handball 20m out, spins out of traffic and snaps his first goal off the left. Chaotic but effective. (Q2 20:26)
Stephenson passes to Tucker 35m out on a slight angle after some brave link work by Taylor on outer wing. Tucker misses badly to the right in the last minute before HT. (Q2 25:36)
Sheezel passes to Larkey 30m out on a slight angle. This for North’s first goal of the game… finally, it’s there! (Q3 3:04)
Ziebell can’t stop Membrey marking a Stocker pass to 40m on the flank, but the set shot is across the face. (Q3 5:14)
Tucker kicks over Howard to Larkey 20m out on the flank after Goldstein provides some much-needed link work on a rebound. Larkey pops through his second goal. (Q3 6:39)
Gresham is dropped after disposal by Zurhaar to gift Owens a downfield free at the hotspot, but he misses. (Q3 8:28)
McDonald starts a handball chain from a stoppage behind members wing which ends with Mahony passing to Zurhaar 30m out on a slight angle. Cam-Z sprays it OOTF. (Q3 9:50)
Too many Saints applying pressure in their forward line, Tucker bounces like a pinball between three of them and gets claimed HTB by Owens 35m out on the flank. Plus 50, easy goal. (Q3 13:05)
The 50m penalty was against Simpkin for some misconduct off the ball. (Q3 14:05)
Crouch feeds Sinclair after the next centre bounce, he scoots to CHF and bounces through another one for the Sainters. (Q3 14:05)
Higgins marks a Clark kick to the hotspot in a crowd, but shanks left. (Q3 16:20)
Zurhaar passes to Larkey at the hotspot, two other Roos nearby but the big fella had precedence. He boots his third goal of the quarter. (Q3 17:30)
Phillipou bounces twice on a fast break up the guts, looks out of balance and snaps from 55m… well wide left. (Q3 20:31)
Sharman marks a Hill pass unopposed 20m out in front, that was a breakdown in marking. The drop punt is not great, but straight enough. (Q3 23:12)
Davies-Uniacke gives inside to Stephenson who has time to steady and kicks truly from 45m in front. (Q4 1:08)
Zurhaar misses from a pack 30m out on the flank. (Q4 7:12)
Davies-Uniacke does a one-two with Tucker running to the HFF but snaps wide from 35m. (Q4 10:22)
Higgins sits under a short but high ball by Butler to the pocket 15m out, he wears one but marks and screws through the sealing goal. (Q4 11:35)
Wood marks a Hill kick to the top of the square over McDonald and McKay, impressively. He kicks the first goal of junk time, which has been in session for a while now. (Q4 18:30)
Paton passes to Bytel 45m out in front in the last minute, who misses. (Q4 27:24)

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