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  • Goals 18
  • Behinds 15
  • Total 123

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TIME

  • Goals 13
  • Behinds 8
  • Total 86
  • FORM:
  • L
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6th
  • FORM:
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5th

Match Report

Match Report: Round 3

April 7, 2018 6:35 PM

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North has failed to continue its red-hot Good Friday form, falling short in Saturday’s clash against Melbourne.

In just their third outing on the MCG in the past two years, the Roos started strongly, kicking the opening four goals of the match, but couldn’t hold off an in-form Melbourne side which took control of the game for much of the second half.

Ben Cunnington (25 possessions and two goals) led the way for North, and was well supported through the midfield by Shaun Higgins (23) and Trent Dumont (23).

Ben Brown (four goals) was again a leading light in North's forward line, taking full advantage of his height and strength edge on opponent Oscar McDonald, while Luke McDonald (21 possessions and eight marks) provided stiff resistance in defence and Ben Jacobs did well to hold star Demons midfield Clayton Oliver to 20 possessions.

Majak Daw, a late replacement for Robbie Tarrant, starred early for North in defence.

MEDICAL ROOM

Melbourne: Jake Melksham copped an accidental knee to the head when North skipper Jack Ziebell leapt to gather a loose ball deep in the Dees' forward line late in the third term. Melksham came from the ground under his own steam and returned to the game soon after with his neck bandaged. Bernie Vince came from the ground late in the game with an apparent groin injury.

North Melbourne: The Roos lost Robbie Tarrant before the game, with the vice-captain a late withdrawal with hamstring soreness. He was replaced by Majak Daw.

NEXT UP

The Demons have an eight-day break before taking on Hawthorn at the MCG next Sunday, having won just one of their previous 15 games against the Hawks. The Roos host Carlton in Hobart next Saturday night. The Blues will be playing at Blundstone Arena for the first time, a venue where North has compiled a strong 11-4 win-loss record since 2012.

MELBOURNE                 3.2 9.7 12.13 18.15 (123)
NORTH MELBOURNE    5.3 8.4 10.6    13.8 (86)

GOALS
Melbourne: Bugg 4, Kent, Garlett 3, Oliver 2, Hogan, Petracca, Vince, Fritsch, Lewis, Jones
North Melbourne: Brown 4, Waite 3, Cunnington 2, Goldstein, Hartung, Simpkin, Ziebell

BEST
Melbourne: Gawn, Hogan, Petracca, Lewis, Salem, Kent
North Melbourne: Cunnington, Brown, Higgins, McDonald, Dumont

INJURIES
Melbourne: Melksham (cut head), Vince (groin)|
North Melbourne: Tarrant (hamstring) late withdrawal, replaced in the selected side by Daw.

Reports: Nil
Umpires: Nicholls, Fleer, Mollison
Official crowd: 35,518 at the MCG

Match Stats

Disposal Leaders
  • Jordan Lewis
    Jordan Lewis
    27
  • Melbourne
    Jesse Hogan
    26
  • Melbourne
    Christian Petracca
    25
  • Melbourne
    Nathan Jones
    25
  • Melbourne
    Dom Tyson
    25
Fantasy Leaders
  • Max Gawn
    Max Gawn
    114
  • Melbourne
    Nathan Jones
    106
  • Melbourne
    Jesse Hogan
    104
  • Melbourne
    Christian Petracca
    98
  • North Melbourne
    Ben Cunnington
    96
Scoring Leaders
  • Tomas Bugg
    Tomas Bugg
    4.1
  • North Melbourne
    Ben Brown
    4.1
  • Melbourne
    Dean Kent
    3.2
  • Melbourne
    Jeff Garlett
    3.1
  • North Melbourne
    Jarrad Waite
    3.1

Match Stats

  • 399 Disposals 314
  • 74.4 Disposal Eff 71.0
  • 161 Contested Pos 126
  • 94 Marks 74
  • 25 Free Kicks 23
  • 37 Clearances 36
  • 66 Inside 50s 45
  • 31 Rebound 50s 47
  • 59 Tackles 62
  • 52 Hit-outs 24
  • 88 Interchanges 88

Breakdown

  • 3.2 (20)
    5.3 (33)
  • 9.7 (61)
    8.4 (52)
  • 12.13 (85)
    10.6 (66)
  • 18.15 (123)
    13.8 (86)

Player Stats

Melbourne

Player K H D M HO FF FA T G B AF
1Max Gawn 8 10 18 6 50 2 4 3 0 0 114
2Nathan Jones 14 11 25 4 0 1 2 7 1 1 106
3Jesse Hogan 17 9 26 7 0 5 1 1 1 2 104
4Christian Petracca 14 11 25 6 0 1 0 2 1 1 98
5Dom Tyson 15 10 25 8 0 0 1 2 0 1 95
6Christian Salem 15 5 20 4 0 2 2 6 0 1 88
7Clayton Oliver 7 13 20 2 0 2 1 6 2 0 88
8Dean Kent 12 8 20 5 0 1 2 1 3 2 86
9Bernie Vince 16 7 23 2 0 2 0 2 1 0 84
10Tomas Bugg 9 7 16 3 0 2 2 3 4 1 83
11Jordan Lewis 12 15 27 4 0 1 1 0 1 0 82
12Alex Neal-Bullen 11 8 19 5 0 1 0 4 0 0 81
13Josh Wagner 10 5 15 3 0 2 0 7 0 1 80
14James Harmes 9 8 17 2 2 1 0 6 0 0 76
15Jake Melksham 12 4 16 7 0 0 0 1 0 2 71
16Michael Hibberd 10 8 18 6 0 0 0 1 0 0 68
17Jake Lever 14 6 20 6 0 0 2 0 0 0 66
18Jeff Garlett 6 5 11 2 0 0 0 3 3 1 65
19Bayley Fritsch 7 4 11 4 0 0 0 0 1 0 47
20Neville Jetta 3 9 12 1 0 2 0 2 0 0 40
21Sam Frost 6 3 9 6 0 0 2 1 0 0 40
22Oscar McDonald 4 2 6 1 0 0 3 1 0 0 14

North Melbourne

Player K H D M HO FF FA T G B AF
1Ben Cunnington 14 11 25 6 0 2 4 3 2 0 96
2Jack Ziebell 17 5 22 6 0 1 2 3 1 2 94
3Ben Jacobs 4 11 15 6 0 0 2 10 0 0 86
4Trent Dumont 13 10 23 4 0 1 2 4 0 0 82
5Ben Brown 10 1 11 5 3 3 0 1 4 1 82
6Shaun Higgins 12 11 23 3 0 1 0 3 0 1 81
7Luke McDonald 13 8 21 8 0 0 1 1 0 0 80
8Ryan Clarke 9 11 20 2 0 0 0 3 0 0 67
9Jarrad Waite 8 2 10 3 3 1 2 3 3 1 66
10Majak Daw 6 1 7 6 3 0 1 7 0 0 66
11Shaun Atley 11 5 16 4 0 1 0 2 0 1 65
12Todd Goldstein 8 5 13 2 15 4 3 1 1 0 60
13Billy Hartung 7 11 18 2 0 1 0 1 1 0 60
14Jamie Macmillan 6 9 15 1 0 0 1 5 0 0 56
15Scott D. Thompson 8 5 13 6 0 1 3 2 0 0 52
16Jed Anderson 5 3 8 2 0 2 0 4 0 0 45
17Jy Simpkin 5 6 11 1 0 3 0 1 1 0 43
18Marley Williams 4 6 10 1 0 0 0 3 0 0 39
19Ed Vickers-Willis 7 5 12 1 0 1 1 1 0 0 36
20Nathan Hrovat 2 6 8 2 0 0 0 1 0 1 29
21Luke Davies-Uniacke 5 2 7 2 0 0 1 1 0 0 26
22Kayne Turner 2 4 6 1 0 1 2 2 0 0 20

Team Lineups

Melbourne

B

  • Jake Lever,
  • Oscar McDonald,
  • Neville Jetta

HB

  • Bernie Vince,
  • Michael Hibberd,
  • Tomas Bugg

C

  • James Harmes,
  • Nathan Jones,
  • Christian Salem

HF

  • Jake Melksham,
  • Sam Frost,
  • Bayley Fritsch

F

  • Christian Petracca,
  • Jesse Hogan,
  • Jeff Garlett

Fol

  • Max Gawn,
  • Clayton Oliver,
  • Dom Tyson

I/C

  • Jordan Lewis,
  • Dean Kent,
  • Alex Neal-Bullen,
  • Josh Wagner

No Late Change

In

  • Sam Frost,
  • Dean Kent

Out

  • Jayden Hunt (Omitted),
  • Cameron Pedersen (Omitted)

Last updated: 5:15PM Saturday, April 7, 2018

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