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  • Goals 11
  • Behinds 10
  • Total 76

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  • Behinds 12
  • Total 72
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Match Report

Match Report: Round 19

By AAP July 29, 2017 5:47 PM

Rd 19, 2017: Match highlights
PRESS PLAY above to watch the match highlights. All the match highlights from North's thrilling win against Melbourne.

A gritty North Melbourne has continued an 11-year winning streak over Melbourne, sensationally upsetting the Demons by four points in Hobart. 

The second-last Roos adapted better to a blustery Blundstone Arena, holding on for an 11.10 (76) to 10.12 (72) victory.

"We’ve got a big advantage playing down here. We know how to play it and we know how to score at both ends and how to defend at both ends so the players have got real confidence regardless," North Melbourne coach Brad Scott said post-match.

"It was a fantastic win, you know, we just had to fight really hard.

"They’re a good side and we had to really scrap hard to win and we had some adversity there at different stages of the ground and we needed guys to step up."

It's a significant blow to the Demons' top-four chances in a tight top eight.

"We’re disappointed as a footy club, no doubt about that," Demons coach Simon Goodwin said.

"It’s a tough place to play footy. We experienced that last year and experienced that again today."

Their woes were compounded by the loss of key forward Jesse Hogan midway through the third quarter with a broken collarbone.

Hogan collided heavily with North Melbourne's Luke McDonald and took no further part in the game.

Ben Brown was the best forward on the ground and the Tasmanian booted four goals to be the difference between the two teams.

North Melbourne led by nine points heading into the final term but were expected to be run down by a Demons side with a huge breeze at their back.

But they scrapped, holding the Demons to just two goals.

Shaun Higgins topped the disposal count for North Melbourne with 28.

The Kangaroos also had injury issues, with Jarrad Waite leaving the field in the third quarter due to a calf complaint.

They have won 17-straight games against Melbourne, dating back to 2006.

MEDICAL ROOM
North Melbourne: Jarrad Waite couldn't overcome a lower-leg injury during the third term and spent most of the second half in a tracksuit on the bench, indicating he may be out for some time. Coach Brad Scott wasn't able to elaborate on how long the veteran forward may be missing, but it seems likely the Roos may have to dig deeper into their list to replace him in the short-to-medium term.

Melbourne: Jesse Hogan's broken collarbone was the major concern for the Demons and while Simon Goodwin refused to rule him out for the season, the key forward's return in 2017 must surely be questionable at this point.

NEXT UP
The Kangaroos will be looking to claw their way further from the foot of the table when they take on Collingwood under lights at Etihad Stadium on Saturday evening. The Demons face a crunch contest on the road against GWS at UNSW Canberra Oval early on Saturday afternoon.

NORTH MELBOURNE 4.4 6.4 9.8 11.10 (76)
MELBOURNE 2.0 8.5 8.8 10.12 (72)

North Melbourne: Brown 4, Simpkin 2, Waite, Swallow, McDonald, Thompson, Higgins
Melbourne: Garlett 3, Melksham 2, T McDonald 2, Oliver, Hogan, Hunt

BEST 
North Melbourne: Brown, Higgins, McDonald, Swallow, Ziebell
Melbourne: Oliver, Gawn, Lewis, Garlett, Tyson 

INJURIES 
North Melbourne: Waite (calf)
Melbourne: Hogan (collarbone) 

Reports: Nil
Umpires: Fisher, Harris, Pannell
Official crowd: 13,939 at Blundstone Arena

Match Stats

Disposal Leaders
  • Jordan Lewis
    Jordan Lewis
    33
  • Melbourne
    Clayton Oliver
    33
  • Melbourne
    Dom Tyson
    30
  • North Melbourne
    Shaun Higgins
    28
  • North Melbourne
    Andrew Swallow
    27
Fantasy Leaders
  • Clayton Oliver
    Clayton Oliver
    128
  • Melbourne
    Max Gawn
    113
  • Melbourne
    Jordan Lewis
    107
  • North Melbourne
    Luke McDonald
    105
  • North Melbourne
    Andrew Swallow
    105
Scoring Leaders
  • Ben Brown
    Ben Brown
    4.1
  • Melbourne
    Jeff Garlett
    3.2
  • Melbourne
    Tom McDonald
    2.2
  • North Melbourne
    Jy Simpkin
    2.1
  • Melbourne
    Jake Melksham
    2.1
North Melbourne

Match Stats

Melbourne
  • 368 Disposals 395
  • 67.7 Disposal Eff 69.1
  • 164 Contested Pos 160
  • 56 Marks 64
  • 24 Free Kicks 17
  • 46 Clearances 45
  • 48 Inside 50s 59
  • 48 Rebound 50s 35
  • 78 Tackles 75
  • 41 Hit-outs 56
  • 83 Interchanges 80
North Melbourne

Breakdown

North Melbourne
  • 4.4 (28)
    2.0 (12)
  • 6.4 (40)
    8.5 (53)
  • 9.8 (62)
    8.8 (56)
  • 11.10 (76)
    10.12 (72)

Player Stats

North Melbourne

North Melbourne

Player K H D M HO FF FA T G B AF
1Luke McDonald 14 7 21 3 0 0 2 10 1 0 105
2Andrew Swallow 10 17 27 2 0 4 1 7 1 0 105
3Shaun Higgins 13 15 28 5 0 0 0 3 1 1 103
4Jack Ziebell 20 6 26 2 0 2 0 4 0 0 96
5Ben Brown 9 5 14 8 0 3 0 1 4 1 93
6Ryan Clarke 8 16 24 3 0 0 0 4 0 0 81
7Ben Cunnington 11 12 23 5 0 0 1 3 0 0 81
8Sam Gibson 12 11 23 1 0 1 0 3 0 0 74
9Aaron Mullett 10 10 20 2 0 2 1 2 0 0 63
10Majak Daw 2 2 4 2 18 0 0 7 0 0 62
11Scott D. Thompson 5 12 17 3 0 1 0 1 1 0 59
12Nathan Hrovat 8 9 17 4 0 1 0 1 0 0 59
13Shaun Atley 4 15 19 2 0 0 0 2 0 1 57
14Taylor Garner 7 10 17 1 0 2 2 3 0 2 54
15Daniel Nielson 6 5 11 2 0 3 0 4 0 0 53
16Jy Simpkin 5 7 12 2 0 0 1 2 2 1 53
17Declan Mountford 7 9 16 3 0 0 0 1 0 0 52
18Robbie Tarrant 6 3 9 1 0 3 2 7 0 0 52
19Braydon Preuss 2 2 4 1 23 0 2 5 0 1 51
20Trent Dumont 5 9 14 0 0 1 1 4 0 0 47
21Sam Durdin 8 5 13 2 0 0 3 3 0 1 44
22Jarrad Waite 6 3 9 2 0 1 1 1 1 0 38
Melbourne

Melbourne

Player K H D M HO FF FA T G B AF
1Clayton Oliver 6 27 33 3 0 2 3 12 1 0 128
2Max Gawn 5 13 18 3 52 2 1 3 0 0 113
3Jordan Lewis 16 17 33 3 0 3 1 4 0 0 107
4Michael Hibberd 22 5 27 9 0 0 0 0 0 1 104
5Jayden Hunt 16 2 18 6 0 0 1 5 1 0 93
6Dom Tyson 13 17 30 3 0 1 0 2 0 1 92
7Tom McDonald 10 5 15 6 4 0 2 4 2 2 86
8Jack Viney 8 9 17 3 0 0 1 8 0 0 80
9Neville Jetta 11 6 17 7 0 3 1 3 0 0 78
10Christian Salem 13 9 22 4 0 0 1 3 0 0 78
11James Harmes 10 14 24 0 0 0 0 4 0 2 76
12Jeff Garlett 10 4 14 2 0 2 1 2 3 2 71
13Jay Kennedy-Harris 8 11 19 1 0 0 1 5 0 0 66
14Jack Watts 6 10 16 4 0 1 1 3 0 0 60
15Alex Neal-Bullen 4 12 16 2 0 0 0 4 0 0 58
16Jesse Hogan 7 4 11 2 0 1 1 1 1 0 43
17Christian Petracca 2 15 17 0 0 0 2 3 0 0 42
18Oscar McDonald 7 5 12 3 0 0 1 1 0 0 41
19Jake Melksham 6 5 11 0 0 1 2 1 2 1 40
20Jack Trengove 6 7 13 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 32
21Sam Frost 5 4 9 2 0 1 2 2 0 0 32
22Mitch Hannan 0 3 3 0 0 0 1 5 0 0 23

Team Lineups

Melbourne

B

  • Jayden Hunt,
  • Oscar McDonald,
  • Neville Jetta

HB

  • Christian Salem,
  • Sam Frost,
  • Michael Hibberd

C

  • Dom Tyson,
  • Jordan Lewis,
  • Clayton Oliver

HF

  • Jake Melksham,
  • Jesse Hogan,
  • Alex Neal-Bullen

F

  • Jeff Garlett,
  • Tom McDonald,
  • James Harmes

Fol

  • Max Gawn,
  • Jack Viney,
  • Mitch Hannan

I/C

  • Jack Watts,
  • Christian Petracca,
  • Jack Trengove,
  • Jay Kennedy-Harris

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