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  • Goals 18
  • Behinds 8
  • Total 116

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  • Total 89
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Match Report

Match Report: Round 21

August 13, 2017 6:29 PM

Rd 21, 2017: Match highlights
PRESS PLAY above to watch the match highlights. All the match highlights from North's clash against Hawthorn in Launceston.

Despite a second half fightback, North Melbourne has been defeated by 27 points against Hawthorn on Sunday.

After trailing by 50 points halfway through the third quarter, the Roos kicked five consecutive goals to close the term, narrowing the margin to 19 with a quarter to play.

But it would be the closest North was, with Jarryd Roughead’s goal early in the last term re-establishing a buffer the visitors were unable to overcome.

Hawthorn had kicked five goals in each of the first two quarters to build its lead, with the likes of Jack Gunston and Luke Hodge controlling proceedings from the back half of the ground.

Luke Breust (four goals) and Roughead (three) led the goalkicking for the Hawks, while Ben Brown kept his Coleman Medal chances alive with a three-goal haul.

Shaun Higgins was strong for the Kangaroos finishing with a season-high 31 possessions and five clearances, but he had too little help in the centre of the ground, especially once skipper Jack Ziebell was a late withdrawal from the side.

Kangaroos coach Brad Scott said he was pleased with the fight his side showed during the second half but lamented basic errors that cost them goals at various times during the match.

"We just need to keep working on the basics of the game with a different looking side," he said, going on to suggest the grit shown to fight back after half-time was particularly pleasing.

"You're almost thinking some of our young guys might turn it up a little bit, but they went the other and they got back on the front foot and kept attacking and kept the effort up around the contest and managed to kick five goals in a row that got us back in the game."

HAWTHORN               5.3       10.5     15.5     18.8 (116)
NORTH MELBOURNE 3.1       5.2       12.4     14.5 (89)

GOALS
Hawthorn: Breust 4, Roughead 3, Henderson 2, Smith 2, Burgoyne 2, Gunston, Hartung, McEvoy, Howe, Miles
North Melbourne: Brown 3, Zurhaar 2, Preuss 2, Garner 2, Turner, Atley, Higgins, Mountford, McDonald

BEST 
Hawthorn: Gunston, Smith, Hodge, Mitchell, Breust, Roughead
North Melbourne: Higgins, Tarrant, Brown, Clarke, Preuss, Gibson

INJURIES 
Hawthorn: Nil
North Melbourne: Nil 

Reports: Nil
Umpires: Hay, Findlay, Glouftsis
Official crowd: 14,509 at University of Tasmania Stadium

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Match Stats

Disposal Leaders
  • Tom Mitchell
    Tom Mitchell
    35
  • North Melbourne
    Shaun Higgins
    31
  • Hawthorn
    Isaac Smith
    29
  • Hawthorn
    Luke Hodge
    29
  • Hawthorn
    Jack Gunston
    27
Fantasy Leaders
  • Jack Gunston
    Jack Gunston
    127
  • Hawthorn
    Isaac Smith
    124
  • Hawthorn
    Luke Hodge
    120
  • Hawthorn
    Tom Mitchell
    118
  • North Melbourne
    Shaun Higgins
    106
Scoring Leaders
  • Luke Breust
    Luke Breust
    4.0
  • North Melbourne
    Ben Brown
    3.1
  • Hawthorn
    Jarryd Roughead
    3.0
  • Hawthorn
    Ricky Henderson
    2.1
  • Hawthorn
    Isaac Smith
    2.1
Hawthorn

Match Stats

North Melbourne
  • 415 Disposals 376
  • 79.3 Disposal Eff 78.5
  • 122 Contested Pos 135
  • 121 Marks 93
  • 17 Free Kicks 23
  • 30 Clearances 37
  • 47 Inside 50s 49
  • 32 Rebound 50s 29
  • 60 Tackles 55
  • 26 Hit-outs 47
  • 89 Interchanges 85
Hawthorn

Breakdown

Hawthorn
  • 5.3 (33)
    3.1 (19)
  • 10.5 (65)
    5.2 (32)
  • 15.5 (95)
    12.4 (76)
  • 18.8 (116)
    14.5 (89)

Player Stats

Hawthorn

Hawthorn

Player K H D M HO FF FA T G B AF
1Jack Gunston 22 5 27 11 0 0 0 3 1 0 127
2Isaac Smith 18 11 29 11 0 1 1 1 2 1 124
3Luke Hodge 21 8 29 9 0 1 1 4 0 0 120
4Tom Mitchell 15 20 35 5 0 3 2 5 0 1 118
5Luke Breust 14 4 18 3 0 1 3 7 4 0 103
6Ricky Henderson 14 9 23 8 0 0 1 1 2 1 98
7Jarryd Roughead 8 12 20 8 0 0 0 1 3 0 94
8James Sicily 14 13 27 9 0 2 3 1 0 0 92
9Ryan Burton 17 9 26 5 0 0 0 2 0 0 92
10Billy Hartung 10 16 26 5 0 0 1 2 1 0 88
11Daniel Howe 7 13 20 5 0 1 0 3 1 0 81
12Ben McEvoy 4 8 12 6 20 0 1 2 1 0 77
13Will Langford 9 8 17 4 0 3 1 3 0 2 69
14Blake Hardwick 9 7 16 5 0 1 1 3 0 0 66
15Shaun Burgoyne 5 8 13 2 0 1 2 5 2 0 64
16Kaiden Brand 7 9 16 7 0 0 1 1 0 0 61
17Liam Shiels 2 11 13 1 0 0 1 8 0 0 60
18Conor Glass 7 5 12 3 0 2 0 4 0 0 58
19Taylor Duryea 7 4 11 2 0 0 1 3 0 1 45
20Tim O'Brien 6 4 10 4 6 1 0 0 0 0 45
21Ryan Schoenmakers 6 2 8 5 0 0 2 1 0 1 36
22Teia Miles 4 3 7 3 0 0 1 0 1 0 30
North Melbourne

North Melbourne

Player K H D M HO FF FA T G B AF
1Shaun Higgins 15 16 31 4 0 1 2 4 1 0 106
2Andrew Swallow 11 8 19 1 0 2 2 13 0 0 100
3Robbie Tarrant 16 8 24 12 0 0 0 0 0 0 100
4Luke McDonald 15 7 22 5 0 0 0 3 1 0 92
5Sam Gibson 10 16 26 7 0 0 0 2 0 0 91
6Braydon Preuss 6 3 9 5 25 1 1 3 2 1 87
7Ryan Clarke 10 17 27 8 0 0 1 0 0 0 85
8Ben Cunnington 10 11 21 3 0 2 0 5 0 0 83
9Taylor Garner 11 5 16 6 0 1 1 3 2 0 83
10Trent Dumont 15 10 25 1 0 2 1 3 0 0 79
11Aaron Mullett 14 6 20 5 0 0 0 1 0 0 73
12Ben Brown 9 2 11 4 0 2 0 1 3 1 68
13Shaun Atley 7 10 17 5 0 0 1 2 1 1 68
14Declan Mountford 8 7 15 5 0 1 1 1 1 0 61
15Scott D. Thompson 9 5 14 4 0 5 4 4 0 0 58
16Nathan Hrovat 6 12 18 3 0 1 0 1 0 1 57
17Daniel Nielson 9 4 13 5 0 1 0 1 0 0 55
18Jy Simpkin 7 5 12 3 0 1 0 3 0 0 53
19Cameron Zurhaar 6 7 13 2 0 1 1 0 2 0 48
20Kayne Turner 3 6 9 1 0 1 0 3 1 0 43
21Sam Durdin 7 3 10 4 0 1 1 1 0 1 42
22Todd Goldstein 1 3 4 0 22 0 1 1 0 0 32

Team Lineups

Hawthorn

B

  • Daniel Howe,
  • Kaiden Brand,
  • Blake Hardwick

HB

  • Ryan Burton,
  • James Sicily,
  • Jack Gunston

C

  • Isaac Smith,
  • Tom Mitchell,
  • Liam Shiels

HF

  • Ryan Schoenmakers,
  • Tim O'Brien,
  • Ricky Henderson

F

  • Luke Breust,
  • Jarryd Roughead,
  • Shaun Burgoyne

Fol

  • Ben McEvoy,
  • Will Langford,
  • Luke Hodge

I/C

  • Billy Hartung,
  • Taylor Duryea,
  • Teia Miles,
  • Conor Glass

No Late Change

In

  • Luke Hodge

Out

  • Brendan Whitecross (Omitted)

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