Player news from R15 of 2015: North Melbourne vs Geelong

Todd Goldstein (141/143): Huge Q2 to kickstart a big North lead by HT… 47 hit outs… also 19 disposals and 5 marks with 5 tackles… 1.1 as well… umps paid him 6FF

Andrew Swallow (130/134): Tagged by Guthrie… 24 touches and 3 marks plus 12 tackles… 2.0 as well… umps paid him 5FF. Ice on inside of left knee in Q4 temporarily.

Shaun Higgins (105/117): Mackie on him… 19 disposals and 8 marks with 4 tackles… 3.1 as well

Jarrad Waite (99/90): Lonergan on him… 2.2 from 18 touches and 8 marks plus 3 tackles

Ryan Bastinac (99/90): 28 disposals and 7 tackles

Nick Dal Santo (81/87): 24 disposals and 2 marks with 3 tackles… 0.1 as well

Michael Firrito (79/69): Starting on Johnson
Firrito contributed with 19 disposals, 7 marks and 2 tackles.
Jamie Macmillan (77/97): In defence on Lang
Macmillan contributed with 18 touches, 5 marks, 3 tackles and 1.0.
Jack Ziebell (76/59): Matched up on Caddy… 16 touches and 8 tackles

Sam Wright (75/79): Starting on Stokes
Wright contributed with 20 disposals, 6 grabs and 3 tackles.
Ben Cunnington (74/96): 22 possessions and 2 marks plus 3 tackles… 1.0 as well

Sam Gibson (69/66): Forward role on Enright… 18 disposals and 5 marks plus 1.0. A front on bump to the head of Selwood in Q3 will get him a big suspension.

Shaun Atley (68/84): First goal… 17 possessions and 2 marks plus 3 tackles… 1.0 as well. Running off Motlop.

Aaron Mullett (65/63): In defence on Gregson
Mullett contributed with 17 possessions, 3 marks and 3 tackles.
Ben Brown (64/64): Taylor on him… 11 possessions including 9 kicks… also 4 marks and 3 tackles
Brown also had 7 hit outs.
Scott D. Thompson (63/72): Walker is his man
Thompson contributed with 14 disposals, 5 marks and 3 tackles.
Ben Jacobs (63/53): Tagging Selwood
Jacobs contributed with 19 touches, 2 grabs, 6 tackles and 4 frees against.
Drew Petrie (60/81): Rivers on him… 3.0 from 11 possessions and 4 marks. A high hit on Mackie behind the play in Q3 will be scrutinised.

Taylor Garner (52/63): Starting at half forward on Thurlow… 2.3 from 12 possessions and 2 marks

Brent Harvey (45/36): On in Q3 for Turner as concussion sub then back off later in the quarter… on again for Turner as full sub after 3QT… 0.1 from 14 disposals and 2 marks. Started as a sub.

Kayne Turner (44/46): Late replacement for Robbie Nahas… starting forward on Bews… right shoulder knock when bumped in Q2… 1.0 from 7 disposals and 3 marks with 3 tackles. off as concussion sub in Q3 for Harvey but returned later in the quarter… subbed off for good for Harvey at 3QT.

Robbie Tarrant (42/43): Hawkins is his man
Tarrant added 11 possessions and 5 marks.
Jimmy Bartel (119/117): 41 disposals with 30 by hand… also 6 marks and 2 tackles

Andrew Mackie (96/86): Starting on Higgins
Mackie contributed with 21 disposals, 5 grabs, 3 tackles and 2.0.
Jordan Murdoch (96/100): Starting at half forward but running through midfield without an opponent… 2.0 from 20 touches and 4 marks plus 5 tackles

Joel Selwood (94/98): Tagged by Jacobs… 25 possessions and 2 marks plus 9 tackles… 1.0 as well… helped out by 3FF… conceded 6 FA. A chicken wing hold on Wright in Q2 will be looked at as it was dangerous.

Steve Johnson (92/84): Started forward on Firrito… 19 possessions including 15 kicks… also 7 marks and 2 tackles… and scored 2.0. Cut to the head in a marking contest in Q1 when he ran into the hip of Tarrant… off as concussion sub for Kelly in Q1 but returned in Q2.

Josh Caddy (92/63): Matched up on Ziebell… 20 possessions and 5 marks plus 7 tackles… 0.1 as well

Mark Blicavs (89/81): 11 hit outs… also 16 disposals and 2 marks with 9 tackles… 0.1 as well

Cameron Guthrie (85/88): Tagging Swallow
Guthrie contributed with 26 touches, 3 grabs, 4 tackles and managed 0.1.
Corey Enright (75/71): Gibson manning him up
Enright contributed with 21 touches, 3 grabs and 3 tackles.
Tom Hawkins (74/74): Tarrant on him… Scored 1.1 from 8 grabs and 13 disposals

Jared Rivers (61/64): Petrie is his man… 11 disposals and 7 marks with 5 tackles. Right knee knock when Cunnington fell on it in Q4.

James Kelly (60/56): On as concussion sub for Johnson in Q1… back off in Q2… on again as full sub for Stokes in Q3… right ankle knock later in Q3 after Goldstein fell over it… 10 possessions including 8 handballs… also 8 tackles… and booted 0.1. Started as a sub.

Josh Walker (57/50): Thompson on him… 2.1 from 9 possessions and 4 marks plus 4 tackles

Harry Taylor (56/77): Zoning off Brown
Taylor contributed with 17 possessions, 2 marks, 4 tackles and 3 free kicks given away.
Darcy Lang (52/54): Starting forward on Macmillan… 16 touches and 3 marks plus 0.1

Steven Motlop (47/42): Started forward on Atley… 0.1 from 10 disposals and 3 marks with 5 tackles

Cory Gregson (44/47): Starting forward on Mullett… 0.2 from 13 possessions and 2 tackles
Gregson also had 2 marks.
Jackson Thurlow (43/45): Starting on a HBF on Garner
Thurlow contributed with 12 possessions, 2 grabs and 3 tackles.
Dawson Simpson (40/56): 29 hit outs… also 5 disposals and 2 tackles… gave away 3 FA

Tom Lonergan (39/38): Standing Waite
Lonergan contributed with 10 possessions, 3 marks and 2 tackles.
Mathew Stokes (29/43): Started forward on Wright… 5 disposals with 4 by hand… also 3 tackles… and booted 1.0. Subbed off in Q3 for Kelly.

Jed Bews (26/32): Responsible for Turner… 8 touches including 6 handballs… also 2 tackles

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