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Blog log from R20 of 2023: West Coast vs North Melbourne

Blog log for West Coast vs North Melbourne, R20 of 2023

Darling takes a contested grab in front of McDonald from a Kelly pass from wing to 45m on the flank. Goldstein rushes the set shot. (Q1 1:01)
Petruccelle hits the post after roving a Darling contest at half forward. (Q1 3:32)
Turner smothers Bazzo at a stoppage at half forward, the spillage bounces up for him to gather and snap the first goal from 30m! (Q1 5:46)
Darling provides a crumb to a long Hewett lob to the hotspot against McDonald, straight to Cripps who dribbles home with ease. (Q1 13:01)
It’s bruise-free footy this one, both sides overpossessing behind centre and going very slow. (Q1 14:23)
Jack Williams roves a long Cole ball to the pocket and feeds O’Neill who screws through a nice finish off a step from 15m. (Q1 15:01)
Darling baulks past Davies-Uniacke in the centre with a right-foot step and goes to Allen who takes a strong contested grab over two Roos 35m out on the flank, he goals. (Q1 21:27)
Larkey marks a Tucker pass to the hotspot on the end of a fast rebound around outer wing, he misses badly to the left. (Q1 22:42)
Petruccelle feeds Hunt zipping past for a snap goal from the hotspot. (Q1 25:41)
Allen roves a Chesser inside 50 kick to the pocket and feeds Cripps who snaps truly off a step from 20m. (Q2 1:38)
Hunt intercepts at half back and tears away from a flat-footed Ford, fumbles and bumbles to wing, eventually Petruccelle marks near the square for the goal. (Q2 3:15)
Ford was left stalled in the garage on that play, it was Hunt who had the wheels. (Q2 3:55)
Curtis manages to hit the post from point blank range, nothing going right for the Kangaroos today. (Q2 5:59)
The West Coast Eagles need to make up 18% on North Melbourne to lose pick 1 in the national draft, they might do it today at this rate. (Q2 6:40)
Larkey draws a holding free on Hurn waiting for a long Ford kick to the square, Curtis flies in to volley home the goal to advantage, confirmed on review. (Q2 8:15)
Hansen roves a Larkey contest in the pocket and tries a miraculous snap from the boundary 20m out but it’s narrow, sadly. (Q2 9:54)
Goldstein feeds Tucker who kicks to the square, again Larkey provides a crumb against Hurn for Curtis to zip in for the easy goal. (Q2 11:38)
Young falls over to allow O’Neill to mark untouched 50m out on a slight angle after the next bounce. His set shot falls on the goal line for Xerri to rush. (Q2 13:15)
Thomas goes long from outside CHF to the square on a slow play, Witherden is pinged for a jumper tug on Xerri for another easy goal to the Kangas. (Q2 14:25)
Thomas bounces through another long kick from outside CHF for a goal himself, North are pumping with great force! (Q2 18:55)
Bazzo is pinged for a push in the back of Larkey 40m out after another centre clearance for North Melbourne, but this set shot flies well wide right. (Q2 20:17)
Jack Williams dives in front of McKay to mark 35m out on the flank, but misses near side right. (Q2 22:18)
Curtis marks a Tucker kick to the top of the square for his fourth goal of the quarter! Yeo sprawled on the ground wanting a free kick for an early push, it didn’t come. (Q2 30:41)
Allen flies over McDonald and in front of McKay to take a screamer in the pocket 25m out from a Duggan kick. He screws through the steadying goal. (Q2 32:17)
Allen gets a holding free on McKay next to the hotspot but shanks the set shot to the right. (Q3 2:04)
Hewett tries a very low-percentage left-foot checkside under McDonald pressure from the boundary 15m out, that one goes narrow. (Q3 4:12)
Cripps breaks through a double tackle on the wing and passes to Allen just inside 50m on a slight angle. Again Allen hangs the set shot right. (Q3 7:54)
Darling gets a big push in the back in ruck by Goldstein, he converts with no problem from the hotspot. (Q3 10:39)
Darling worries Corr off a ground ball in the pocket then forces a cough up when Corr regathers, Long sharks it and screws through his first goal from 20m. (Q3 11:44)
Scott scoots up the guts on a rebound and goes over Gaff to Taylor 45m out on a slight angle, who shanks OOTF. (Q3 13:09)
Long misses a long set shot from 40m on the flank. (Q3 16:35)
Hewett curls in a nice goal after a stoppage in the pocket. (Q3 21:28)
Kelly rolls a snap across the face from the boundary 20m out. (Q3 25:37)
Gaff runs back ahead of Scott with the flight to intercept a dump kick by Ziebell from a stoppage to the flank 50m out. He goes inboard to Hunt 45m out, who misses. (Q3 28:15)
Maric roves in the pocket ahead of Ziebell and centres for Hewett 35m out in front, who misses. (Q4 1:07)
Larkey hasn’t had his radar on line today, but he threads a nice set shot from the boundary 30m out. (Q4 4:00)
Stephenson marks a Taylor pass in front of Cole just inside 50m on the flank. This one is right on Sleevo’s range… hooks it left and short, rushed off the pack. (Q4 6:47)
North gets some overlap switching from outer wing through the centre, Sheezel to Simpkin to Scott for the pass to Xerri who monsters Yeo to mark and goal from 25m. (Q4 8:42)
Allen catches McKay HTB next to the right behind post, but shanks OOTF. (Q4 11:02)
Taylor roves in the pocket and gives inside to Larkey who snaps across his body from 20m for another one. The Roos are on the bounce! (Q4 12:46)
No, there is not a force 10 gale blowing to the end North is kicking to this quarter. The scoreboard looks that way, but it’s just been a matter of application. (Q4 13:27)
McKay strips Kelly at half back causing a counter up the guts, almost breaks down inside 50 but Sheezel centres for Davies-Uniacke 20m out for another one for the Roos! (Q4 22:02)
3:36 to go and North still in the ball game. (Q4 22:32)
Curtis roves the bouncing footy after the next bounce near the hotspot and gives outside to Sheezel who thinks he’s snapped the goal… the umpy signals behind! (Q4 24:06)
Repeat inside 50s for the Roos with the clock nearing 2:00… (Q4 24:18)
Yeo intercepts a Ford long kick towards Simpkin in the pocket to stop the rot, 2:00 to go. (Q4 24:34)
North are pumping it back in, Curtis marks 40m out on a slight angle after getting rid of Duggan with body work. Crowd boos, Curtis’s kick is short and rushed. (Q4 25:26)
1:19 to go and now it’s five points the difference. (Q4 25:31)
Hurn to Witherden in the back pocket from the kick in, back to Hurn, then short to Hunt, clock ticks to 1:00, Eagles, playing tempo… (Q4 25:49)
Sheed marks on the HBF and waits for a lead which comes from Hough on the wing, 30 seconds left… (Q4 26:21)
Corr smashes the kick to a pack forward, Curtis roves and hits the corridor but Yeo mops up and bombs long to half forward for Allen, that ices the game! (Q4 26:48)

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