Blog log from R3 of 2021: North Melbourne vs Western Bulldogs

After a Davies-Uniacke handball clanger, Bruce marks a Vandermeer pass on the HFF and gets a 50m penalty on Walker for timewasting to ensure the opening goal. (Q1 2:50)
Williams roves deep in defence but his pressured dump kick goes to Hall 45m out on a slight angle, who goals. (Q1 7:26)
Thomas draws a holding free on Wood 40m out on a slight angle but shaves the inside of the right goalpost. (Q1 9:37)
Smith receives on the burst on the wing and goes long to the HFF, Bruce is front and centre for the crumb to Naughton and snaps across his body for a fine finish from 40m. (Q1 14:25)
Long ball up the guts after the next bounce by Vandermeer, Bruce gets a rather soft contact free on Walker but the footy gods push his easy set shot wide. (Q1 16:24)
Repeat entries piling up for the Bulldogs and the next one goes to Naughton 15m out in the pocket for his first goal. (Q1 16:51)
Dunkley throws the ball up under pressure in the BP, Simpkin plays on to pass inside to Stephenson 25m out on a slight angle who makes no mistake. (Q1 19:07)
Walker’s diving lunge on Vandermeer skews his running snap from 35m, it bounces to Naughton who spins and misses from 10m under pressure. (Q1 21:11)
Liberatore picks off a diagonal kick by Powell to the corridor 40m out from the Dogs goals. The set shot is short but marked by Bruce next to the behind post, his third goal! (Q1 22:39)
English leaps in front of Young on the lead to mark a Naughton pass 40m out on a slight angle. He kicks truly in his 50th game. (Q2 3:47)
Larkey drops a pass from Powell 30m out on the flank in between two Dogs but butters up and snaps a nice finish over his shoulder off the right. (Q2 6:52)
Cunnington sharks an errant Bontempelli handball in traffic and snaps off a step from 40m in the corridor, but the ball flashes well wide. (Q2 8:23)
North rebounds up the guts from half back using a loose man, bit of a Dogs special play there, ending with Larkey marking over the back 20m out for his second goal. (Q2 9:53)
Ah, but the late ARC review shows a snick on the inside of the goalpost from Larkey, ruled a point. (Q2 11:18)
Bruce catches Simpkin HTB near the boundary 30m out, his checkside set shot curls into the post off his left. (Q2 12:48)
Lipinksi chips in front of Hall to intercept a Young kick to the flank 45m out, he plays on and goals. (Q2 13:43)
Young intercept marks at half back but McNeil picks off his inboard kick, he has a lash from 45m on a slight angle but misses badly. (Q2 16:23)
Naughton is first back for a spoiled ball 5m out but manages to volley wide, the ball was bobbling about in his defence. (Q2 17:27)
Treloar jets away from a stoppage on the wing in front of Davies-Uniacke and hits the lead of Bruce 40m out on a slight angle, nothing Walker could do. Bruce boots his fourth. (Q2 18:53)
Treloar shoots on the run from true CHF after the next centre bounce, the floodgates are opening with that goal! (Q2 20:48)
Walker intercepts Dale on the wing and gets a 50m penalty on Vandermeer to bring him to 40m on a slight angle, but his shank doesn’t score. (Q2 23:19)
Williams baulks two Roos running away from heavy congestion on the wing, he feeds Treloar who glides to 45m and kicks another running goal. (Q2 27:25)
Vandermeer pounces on a handball clanger by Goldstein and gives to Dunkley who shoots off a step from 40m in the corridor… flies wide. (Q2 29:27)
Vandermeer catches Davies-Uniacke HTB at half forward after the first centre bounce of Q3, he hits the lead of Bruce 25m out on the flank for goal number five. (Q3 0:43)
Bailey Scott kicks long up the middle to Zurhaar who has the sit but drops a mark, crumb falls to the goal line where Daniel rushes it. (Q3 2:45)
Johannisen goes long and quick from the centre to Bruce one out with McKay, the Roo has position but can’t mark and falls over, Bruce mops up for an easy sixth goal. (Q3 6:48)
Davies-Uniacke picks up a loose ball outside CHF, crosses the paint and chooses to pass to Zurhaar near the behind post, who misses. (Q3 9:12)
McNeil sharks a pressured Hayden handball on the HFF and sends a high snap goalwards from 40m… that one falls in! (Q3 10:39)
English marks easily in front of Phillips 35m out on the flank, his set shot is careful and straight. (Q3 12:09)
Mahony chips a pass from half forward for Turner to run back with the flight and mark at the hotspot, and then miss, disappointingly. (Q3 13:45)
Naughton spoils Ziebell at half forward and fights on against three Kangas to win the footy, Vandermeer marks 30m out on the flank but misses. (Q3 23:14)
Smith gives to Treloar who has time to jink onto his left boot and screw through his third goal from the pocket 20m out. (Q3 26:09)
Dunkley roves a Wood speculator to a pack at the hotspot and pops through another one. It’s a procession. (Q3 27:29)
Treloar has another chance for a running snap from 50m on a slight angle but this one drifts into the left goalpost. (Full Time)
Bruce is over the back for a long ball by Hunter to stroll in for his seventh goal. (Q4 1:10)
Vandermeer marks a centring ball by Macrae at the hotspot over Hayden but misses. (Q4 3:07)
Naughton marks a Macrae ball near the top of the square for another one. (Q4 5:03)
Hall tries to break a double tackle in defence but the ball spill, Smith roves and misses from 35m on a slight angle. (Q4 6:26)
Davies-Uniacke has Lazzarro on his own in the centre, he turns and runs through CHF ahead of Bontempelli with two bounces, and finishes from 40m. (Q4 7:43)
Bontempelli catches a short kick by Macrae after the next centre bounce, he turns and launches a howitzer from 55m that sails through. (Q4 9:27)
Bontempelli passes to Bruce to mark in front of Ziebell 20m out in the pocket. This for eight… no problem. (Q4 11:07)
Daniel passes to Bontempelli 40m out in the corridor, who misses. (Q4 14:02)
Hayden passes to Lazzarro 40m out on the flank who misses. (Q4 15:22)
Martin gives to Dale for some junk from the hotspot after McKay is caught in possession. (Q4 16:29)
Smith hits the post from the pocket after catching a smothered Thomas kick. (Q4 18:27)
Anthony Scott intercepts Walker’s short kick 40m out on the flank but kicks OOTF. (Q4 18:52)
Dunkley misses on the turn after a stoppage in the pocket 15m out. (Q4 21:29)
Dale marks a Johannisen pass on the lead 40m out on a slight angle, he gets some garbage. (Q4 22:29)
Simpkin passes to Stephenson in the pocket 20m out, who screws through his second. (Q4 24:29)
Naughton contests a long Bontempelli inside 50 kick, Anthony Scott roves and goals from 20m. (Q4 26:04)
Naughton marks a long McNeil ball next to the behind line over Walker, he hits the post from the tight angle. (Q4 27:31)
Bruce marks a long Smith ball to the pocket 20m out, crowd chants his name as he shoots for nine, then cheer lustily as he converts! (Q4 29:03)
Long ball up the guts and it’s Bruce one out with Ziebell 20m out, he marks again and goes for the big ten… that’s double figures! (Q4 31:08)
English gets a very soft contact free on Ziebell just before the final siren and gets some junk from 10m out in the pocket. (Q4 33:28)

Source: fanfooty.com.au

Blog log from R3 of 2021: North Melbourne vs Western Bulldogs