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Blog log from R5 of 2024: Geelong vs North Melbourne

Blog log for Geelong vs North Melbourne, R5 of 2024

Miers passes to Cameron on the boundary 40m out whose kick is short for no score. (Q1 1:27)
Bruhn passes over Scott to Blicavs going back with the flight to mark 40m out on the flank for the first goal of the day. (Q1 6:14)
Cameron rides a tackle and gives to Stengle deep in the pocket 15m out, Stengle jinks clear and snaps the goal. (Q1 8:16)
Comben intercepts at half back but turns the ball over by foot, Parfitt’s spoil sets up Oliver Henry to mark 30m out in front but miss. (Q1 10:06)
Neale marks untouched at the hotspot rather easily from a clearance from Miers outside a stoppage at half forward. He steers through the goal. All one way so far. (Q1 11:54)
Stanley gets mown down on the wing to cause a North counter, Davies-Uniacke passes to Curtis 45m out on a slight angle who misses to the right. (Q1 15:31)
Curtis marks again in a pack 30m out on a slight angle from a Powell speculator, Larkey drawing two Cats and leaving him alone. He kicks this one straight. (Q1 16:59)
Cameron sails through his first goal from a set shot 45m out in the corridor. (Q1 18:50)
Ford marks 40m out on a slight angle for his first goal. (Q1 22:09)
North wins a pack ball on the HFF, handball chain ends with Sheezel who passes low and hard outside CHF to the hotspot for Drury to mark and goal, his first in senior colours. (Q1 24:49)
Geelong rebounds around members wing, hugging the boundary but navigating by hand through traffic with precision disposal, ending with a Miers feed for Close to run into goal. (Qtr Time)
Comben leaps on the goal line to try to touch through a Bowes snap from half forward, goal umpire thinks it was touched in time, review confirms. (Q2 1:00)
Miers bounces a kick from the pocket to the square, two pairs reach it but the two North defenders are complete passengers watching Blicavs gather and feed Cameron for the goal. (Q2 3:15)
Oliver Henry marks on the HFF on a fast break and chooses Cameron in the pocket 25m out, who screws it in off the right. (Q2 6:53)
Simpkin gives to Davies-Uniacke who shanks OOTF off a step from 25m on a slight angle. (Q2 9:17)
Three Kangaroos fumble at half back, Cats whip it away up the corridor at pace with Stengle linking up, Oliver Henry gives Cameron a Joe the Goose special, it’s a procession. (Q2 11:01)
Duncan feeds Stewart who steams to 45m on a slight angle and blazes wide right. (Q2 13:07)
Holmes roves the Sheezel kick in and lets fly on the run from 45m near the boundary, score review after Comben leaps on the line, this time it’s too late, goal Geelong. (Q2 13:39)
Bowes roves the next bounce and streaks away to pass to Dempsey 45m out on the flank, Cats purring at full volume now. Dempsey misses near side right. (Q2 15:12)
Guthrie catches Curtis high 30m out on the flank, free goes across the face to the right. (Q2 17:41)
Close strips Wardlaw with a tackle in the centre, Cameron roves and starts the counter, ending with Neale bumping Scott off the loose ball for the open goal. (Q2 22:16)
Drury passes to the lead of Larkey in the pocket 35m out who threads the needle. (Q2 25:05)
Curtis and Drury bring Atkins to ground in possession in the pocket 20m out, the former wins the HTB free but hits the post. (Q2 26:46)
Stengle beats Fisher to rove after a stoppage in the pocket, he gives a Joe the Goose special to Close. (Q2 29:21)
Neale marks 50m out on the flank and misses near side right. (Q2 30:50)
Davies-Uniacke drops a mark on members wing, leading eventually to Cameron feeding Holmes for a snap goal from 40m on the flank. (Q2 32:01)
Davies-Uniacke kicks off second half junk time with a snap goal from 20m after a languorous rebound around outer wing. (Q3 3:07)
North Melbourne’s rebounds are extremely slow and liable to give up turnovers at half back, after the latest failure Oliver Henry marks a Stengle pass 35m out for the goal. (Q3 6:11)
O’Connor marks 15m out on the flank and goals. (Q3 19:33)
Ford roves a Larkey contest and snaps his second goal off the left from 20m on a slight angle. (Q3 22:14)
Close feeds Bruhn to run from the next bounce to CHF but miss to the right. (Q3 23:14)
Close passes to the pocket for Stengle 25m out who misses across the face. (Q3 25:48)
Stengle marks near the hotspot just before the 3QT siren and converts. (Q3 29:43)
Powell passes over heavy traffic from half forward to Drury 20m out on a slight angle for his second goal. (Q4 1:20)
Close marks on the HFF and gives off to Cameron for his fifth goal. (Q4 3:57)
Dempsey intercepts a kick across the last line by Nyuon 20m out for a cheap goal. (Q4 6:26)
O’Sullivan misses a flying snap from 50m on the flank. (Q4 8:56)
Nyuon has position to intercept but the ball goes through his hands and into the breadbasket of Neale 30m out on a slight angle, he chunters but Neale goals. (Q4 10:42)
Cameron passes to Close 20m out on a slight angle for his third goal. (Q4 12:41)
Larkey clunks another tough set shot from 40m on the flank. (Q4 14:36)
Close volleys a crumb from an Oliver Henry shot from the HFF that falls short, Fisher on the line but did the ball cross before he touched it? Review shows it’s a goal. (Q4 17:21)
O’Connor marks 40m out in front but misses left. (Q4 19:52)
Cameron boots his sixth goal from the HFF. (Q4 22:32)
Curtis roves a Larkey contest to a Tucker ball at the hotspot, fends off Parfitt with one hand and gives off to Ford for the goal. (Q4 24:55)
Parfitt feeds Duncan who shoots from outside true CHF, Oliver Henry drops the mark on the goal line to prevent the goal! (Q4 28:37)
Sheezel shoots from a set shot 50m out on a slight angle, O’Sullivan leaps on the line but not in time, goal to the kid. (Q4 30:26)

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