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North Melbourne vs Gold Coast

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Round: 5   Venue: Docklands   Date: Sat, 28-04-2012 4:40 pm   Crowd: 17,680  
North Melbourne 4.9.338.13.6114.22.10617.25.127 C:  Brad Scott
Gold Coast 2.5.179.8.6210.12.7213.15.93 C:  Guy McKenna
  NTH by 16SUNS by 1NTH by 34NTH by 34  
Brownlow Medal 3 Andrew Swallow (NTH)2 Shaun Atley (NTH)1 David Swallow (SUNS)

Match Report

Without their skipper and best player, Gary Ablett, Gold Coast was always going to find it tough to compete against North Melbourne away from home. As well as Ablett, the Suns also had experienced Michael Rischitelli and Jarrod Harbrow sitting on the sidelines. But Gold Coast fought admirably in the first half to take a surprise one-point lead into half-time and set the Kangaroos back on their heels - before the home side's bigger bodies and experience began to hold sway. North wasted a plethora of chances on goal in the opening quarter and left the door open for a Gold Coast challenge. The Suns took advantage of that opportunity to produce their best ever quarter in the AFL - an excellent 7.3 in the second term. A spray from coach Brad Scott seemed to fire up the Kangaroos as they kicked six goals to one in the third quarter to set up a match-winning lead. Speedy Suns midfielder Harley Bennell played his best game in the AFL, combining some magical tricks with hard running to finish with three goals. Andrew Swallow recovered after receiving a heavy knock from Karmichael Hunt (the subject later of some lavish praise from Brad Scott) to be North’s best player. Swallow’s younger brother, the Suns’ David, was also serviceable for Gold Coast.

GOALS
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North Melbourne: Petrie, Thomas, Edwards 3, Harper, Adams 2, McIntosh, Harvey, Cunnington, Macmillan

Gold Coast: Bennell 3, Brown, Day, Dixon 2, Illes, Lynch, Swallow, Russell
 


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North Melbourne: Swallow, Macmillan, Atley, Cunnington, Thomas, Bastinac

Gold Coast: Bennell, Horsley, Swallow, Bock, Hunt

BEST - THE AGE
North Melbourne: Swallow, Macmillan, Atley, Bastinac, Petrie, Thomas, McIntosh
Gold Coast: Swallow, Hunt, Horsley, Bennell, Prestia

COACHES COMMENTS
Brad Scott (NM): I'm really reticent to say I'm disappointed because that would be taking away credit from the opposition. I thought they were fantastic and gave everyone a glimpse of what they could be.

Guy McKenna (GC): With their captain looking on, and Michael Rischitelli out and Jarrod Harbrow with his arm in a sling, I just think the boys as a young group took a step forward today. I just thought it was a great opportunity for the boys to stand up [and] their effort today was super.

Umpires: Ryan, Schmidt, Jennings
 


Source

Match report by Oliver Caffrey

Match stats

North Melbourne Match Stats Career
# Player K M H D G B HO T FF FA Age Games G
13 Adams, Leigh 8 1 6 14 2 3 0 4 3 1 24y 22d 49 40
4 Anthony, Liam 10 4 13 23 0 1 0 3 0 1 24y 232d 35 18
18 Atley, Shaun 12 3 14 26 0 0 0 0 1 0 19y 228d 21 3
3 Bastinac, Ryan 13 2 11 24 0 1 0 2 0 0 20y 311d 39 16
10 Cunnington, Ben 10 7 13 23 1 1 0 4 0 0 20y 303d 39 9
15 Delaney, Luke 4 2 5 9 0 0 0 1 0 1 22y 309d 11 0
27 Edwards, Aaron 7 6 3 10 3 2 0 2 1 1 28y 57d 78 121
11 Firrito, Michael 11 6 11 22 0 0 0 2 2 0 28y 153d 175 27
24 Greenwood, Levi 0 0 1 1 0 0 1 5 0 0 23y 69d 42 8
23 Harper, Kieran 11 1 4 15 2 3 0 6 0 0 19y 318d 19 17
29 Harvey, Brent 7 2 16 23 1 1 0 3 1 0 33y 350d 328 383
34 Macmillan, Jamie 12 4 13 25 1 1 0 3 1 0 20y 218d 18 8
1 McIntosh, Hamish 9 4 8 17 1 0 40 5 2 0 27y 237d 105 59
41 Mullett, Aaron 11 6 9 20 0 1 0 2 0 0 20y 65d 6 2
20 Petrie, Drew 10 7 6 16 3 0 9 4 4 0 29y 196d 204 211
9 Swallow, Andrew 10 3 21 31 0 0 0 4 1 1 24y 331d 111 57
25 Tarrant, Robbie 10 4 8 18 0 2 0 0 2 0 23y 3d 11 1
12 Thomas, Lindsay 15 4 4 19 3 0 0 4 2 0 24y 59d 96 121
16 Thompson, Scott 9 6 10 19 0 1 0 2 1 3 25y 355d 77 3
8 Wells, Daniel 6 3 7 13 0 0 0 2 0 0 27y 85d 175 105
19 Wright, Sam 7 1 6 13 0 2 0 1 0 2 21y 288d 37 35
7 Ziebell, Jack 7 1 7 14 0 0 0 6 0 2 21y 60d 48 14
  Rushed   6  
  Totals 199 77 196 395 17 25 50 65 21 12 24y 76d 1724 1258
Gold Coast Match Stats Career
# Player K M H D G B HO T FF FA Age Games G
11 Bennell, Harley 18 3 3 21 3 2 0 0 0 0 19y 209d 19 22
44 Bock, Nathan 11 9 6 17 0 1 1 1 0 4 29y 39d 137 61
3 Brennan, Jared 19 11 5 24 0 1 3 8 0 3 27y 275d 146 87
30 Brown, Campbell 4 3 8 12 2 0 0 1 0 2 28y 244d 177 70
28 Caddy, Josh 5 2 8 13 0 0 0 3 0 0 19y 213d 7 4
12 Day, Sam 5 3 5 10 2 1 0 1 3 0 19y 235d 10 4
23 Dixon, Charlie 7 3 4 11 2 2 6 2 1 1 21y 218d 11 8
42 Horsley, Kyal 15 5 4 19 0 1 0 8 0 0 24y 239d 1 0
7 Hunt, Karmichael 7 3 9 16 0 0 0 4 2 1 25y 163d 21 1
36 Iles, Sam 9 3 3 12 1 1 0 3 1 0 24y 314d 25 9
19 Lynch, Tom 11 7 3 14 1 0 0 2 1 3 19y 180d 18 16
32 Matera, Brandon 12 8 4 16 0 1 0 3 1 0 20y 48d 17 17
18 McKenzie, Trent 11 3 5 16 0 0 0 2 1 0 20y 25d 25 14
41 Prestia, Dion 6 2 8 14 0 1 0 5 0 1 19y 199d 22 2
8 Russell, Luke 5 4 5 10 1 0 0 0 0 0 20y 95d 16 8
26 Shaw, Matt 2 1 3 5 0 0 0 1 0 0 20y 83d 19 8
2 Smith, Zac 3 0 3 6 0 0 27 3 0 2 22y 66d 25 16
24 Swallow, David 18 4 5 23 1 0 0 4 1 1 19y 161d 26 14
48 Tape, Seb 7 5 1 8 0 0 0 0 0 0 19y 266d 17 0
14 Warnock, Matthew 3 2 9 12 0 0 0 2 0 2 28y 25d 60 1
4 Weller, Maverick 9 4 3 12 0 1 0 2 1 0 20y 75d 18 2
38 Wilkinson, Joel 4 4 5 9 0 0 0 3 0 1 20y 151d 8 1
  Rushed   3  
  Totals 191 89 109 300 13 15 37 58 12 21 22y 110d 825 365

Match highlights

Andrew Swallow had 21 handballs for North Melbourne vs. Gold Coast (AFL, Premiership Season, R5)

Footnotes

* Behinds calculated from the 1965 season on.
+ Score at the end of extra time.