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Blog log from R6 of 2024: North Melbourne vs Hawthorn

Blog log for North Melbourne vs Hawthorn, R6 of 2024

Ford snaps the first goal from the pocket 20m out despite a desperate lunge by Meek in the square. (Q1 2:55)
Zurhaar lifts his arms in possession and gets a high contact free on Weddle 30m out on a slight angle, but the footy gods push the set shot wide. (Q1 5:21)
Simpkin volleys a crumb from the square for North’s second goal. (Q1 7:47)
Gunston can’t mark a long Mackenzie ball up the to guts to the square over Nyuon, ball off hands for a point. (Q1 10:56)
Gunston marks behind Nyuon in the pocket 25m out and screws in the opening goal for Hawthorn. (Q1 12:56)
Macdonald marks in front of Fisher 50m out on a slight angle, he gives off to Amon who roosts a trademark howitzer for the goal! (Q1 16:11)
Credit to Mackenzie for the clearance kick that set that play up. (Q1 16:26)
Curtis marks in front of Sicily in the pocket 20m out but screws his set shot into the near right post. (Q1 18:15)
Chol roves over the back on outer wing on a fast break and kicks over Nyuon to Macdonald 15m out on a slight angle. Macdonald goes back for the set shot but fluffs it! (Q1 19:31)
Another fast rebound around outer wing for the Hawks, Ginnivan passes to Hardwick in the pocket 30m out who shanks OOTF across the face. (Q1 23:06)
Another quick rebound started by Scrimshaw around members wing then switched to the corridor, Worpel passes to Moore 40m out who converts. (Q1 24:36)
Corr shanks OOTF on the rebound, Sicily takes it on members wing and places the pass 45m out on a slight angle for Mackenzie to mark… but shave the right post. (Q2 3:56)
Frost reaches over Larkey to intercept the kick in and pumps it back in, Comben is pinged for a block on Gunston in the pocket who misses from 30m. (Q2 5:56)
Ginnivan tumbles a very ugly helicopter-style snap from a pack in the pocket 20m out, he looks sheepish, umps confer… just avoided the right goalpost for a lucky one! (Q2 8:26)
Nyuon leaps in the square to touch through a low-percentage bouncing snap by Ginnivan from half forward. (Q2 10:13)
Mackenzie marks a dump kick at CHF and gives off to Weddle who rams through another one for the Hawks, or does he? Crowd hoots as the umps go for another review… confirmed goal! (Q2 12:11)
Newcombe hits the lead of Moore in front of Nyuon 30m out on a slight angle after the next bounce. This set shot sails through with no problem, his second. (Q2 14:26)
Stephens kicks long to the square after North bosses the next bounce, Frost spoils down to Curtis who snaps wide under a tackle. (Q2 15:54)
Too many repeat inside 50s for the Hawks, on the latest one Macdonald gives outside for Morrison to checkside the goal from 15m in space. (Q2 18:47)
Three Roos fly to spoil Chol at the hotspot, Macdonald is at the foot of the pack to wobble through another one. Eight on the trot for the Hawks now. (Q2 20:17)
Ginnivan marks a Meek pass from the centre in front of Scott 40m out on a slight angle and kicks straight. It’s a rout. (Q2 21:27)
Curtis roves a Larkey contest 25m out on the flank and bounces a clever handball to Drury who grubbers a goal to stop the rot. (Q2 23:27)
McKercher sprints through traffic in the centre with three bounces, gets a shepherd and passes to Curtis 40m out on a slight angle. Curtis shanks for a rushed point. (Q2 25:47)
Siciy’s kick in is straight to Davies-Uniacke 60m out, quick pass to Zurhaar in the pocket 25m out but Cam-Z hits the post. (Q2 26:58)
More repaat inside 50s for North this time, Curtis converts from 40m on a slight angle. (Q2 27:27)
Newcombe handballs to Meek after the next bounce for a blind bomb off a step from 60m… Gunston shepherds the fall and the bounce carries it though Jack Fitzpatrick style! (Q2 29:27)
Stephens misses a target kicking to the back flank from the last line, Morrison zooms onto the loose ball and centres for Moore 20m out for another one. It’s been a procession. (Q2 33:29)
Xerri volleys from a ball up at half forward for Larkey to mark over Frost at the hotspot just before the HT siren, he converts. (Q2 37:13)
Gunston misses a set shot from 45m on the flank. (Q3 6:24)
Impey dives on the goal line to rush a soccer kick by Stephens from 15m. (Q3 9:30)
Chol marks 50m out on a slight angle, Ginnivan leads and leads again but Chol kicks it over his head for the goal. (Q3 12:23)
Lazzarro passes to Tucker 40m out in front who kicks a garbage time goal. (Q3 17:26)
Hawks get a loose man play going on a fast rebound, Moore receives the Joe the Goose special from Gunston. (Q3 19:25)
Larkey is over the back of Frost to rove a Comben contest in the centre, he turns and runs to 50m on a slight angle to snap the goal. (Q3 22:16)
Chol marks a Ginnivan pass near the hotspot on a slow play, nothing Nyuon could do there. Two Phones gets his second goal of the quarter. (Q3 26:41)
Sheezel passes short to Curtis 40m out on a slight angle who converts. (Q3 29:27)
Chol wins a contact free on Corr 40m out on a slight angle just before the 3QT siren, but kicks to the left. (Q3 31:20)
Curtis roves a Larkey contest 20m out in front, gets tackled by Frost and lifts the arm in Ginnivan-esque fashion… ump pays the high contact free, no tax here. Goal North. (Q4 1:18)
Chol feeds Ginnivan who fluffs a rather easy snap from the hotspot, needed a kick through the air rather than a grubber. (Q4 7:08)
Ginnivan roves a long ball to the square and gives outside to Amon who goals from 25m. (Q4 9:13)
Larkey fumbles at half forward and ducks the head into an Impey challenge, ump pays high contact but footy gods push the kick wide from 35m. (Q4 10:54)
Hardwick hits the top of the square from the HFF for Maginness to mark over Sheezel for some garbage. (Q4 12:24)
Weddle marks a Macdonald speculator from outer wing in front of Comben 35m out on the flank but shoots across the face to the left. (Q4 15:24)
Gunston marks an Amon pass on the lead in front of Nyuon 45m out on the flank but hits the far left goalpost. (Q4 21:24)
Serong kicks to grass in the centre from half back, Tucker mops up and has Larkey over the back 20m out for some more junk. (Q4 22:44)
Powell floats a snap wide left from half forward. (Q4 24:38)
Moore roves at half forward and feeds Meek for his second goal off a step from 40m. (Q4 27:40)

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