Melbourne Demons vs North Melbourne Kangaroos: AFL live scores, blog

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    Melbourne vs. North Melbourne

    MCG
    AFL Home and Away April 7, 2018
    Melbourne 123, North Melbourne 86
    Melbourne North Melbourne
     G B Pts G B Pts
    Q13220   5333
    Q29761   8452
    Q3121385   10666
    Q41815123   13886

    Match result:

    The Melbourne Demons have finally put to bed their longstanding losing streak against North Melbourne, conceding the first four goals of the match but eventually running out comfortable winners at the MCG on Saturday.

    Final score
    Melbourne Demons 18.15 (123)
    North Melbourne Kangaroos 13.8 (86)

    Match preview:

    The Melbourne Demons will be hoping they can finally break a 17-game losing streak to the North Melbourne Kangaroos when they two sides meet in Round 3 of the 2018 AFL season. Join The Roar for live scores and a blog of the match at the MCG on Saturday afternoon, starting from 2:10pm AEDT.

    There have been some big hoodoos busted by Melbourne in recent years as first under Paul Roos and now Simon Goodwin they’ve gradually risen up from being absolutely terrible to being a semi-respectable side.

    However one that still hangs over their head is that they haven’t been able to get a win over North Melbourne since 2006, back when John Howard was prime minister, no one had ever heard of Ed Sheeran, and Nathan Jones had hair.

    Speaking of Nathan Jones, he was the only current AFL player to feature in the 2006 side, and the only player on the Melbourne list who has ever had an AFL win over the ‘Roos while wearing a Demons guernsey.

    Of course, Melbourne mashed the Kangaroos in the preseason competition down in Tasmania, and they will very much like their chances of doing the very same thing again in the regular season.

    Helping them a lot is that Robbie Tarrant will miss the match as a late out and the Dees will be hoping that Jesse Hogan is able to get off the chain as a result.

    It’s the only change to a North side that defeated St Kilda by 52 points on Good Friday last week.

    Melbourne, on the other hand, have dropped both Jayden Hunt and Cameron Pedersen (a former North Melbourne player), bringing in Sam Frost and Dean Kent as replacements.

    Prediction
    Realistically, Melbourne are the better football side and should win comfortably. That said, that was true twice last year also and didn’t happen on either occasion. Dees should still win though.

    Melbourne Demons by 36 points.

    Join The Roar for live scores and a blog of the match between the Melbourne Demons and the North Melbourne Kangaroos in Round 3 of the 2018 AFL season at the MCG on Saturday afternoon, starting from 2:10pm AEDT.

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    Events
    Quarter 1
    4' GOAL - Ben Cunnington (North Melbourne)
    8' GOAL - Jarrad Waite (North Melbourne)
    11' GOAL - Ben Brown (North Melbourne)
    14' GOAL - Jarrad Waite (North Melbourne)
    15' GOAL - Tomas Bugg (Melbourne)
    17' GOAL - Dean Kent (Melbourne)
    19' BEHIND - Josh Wagner (Melbourne)
    20' BEHIND - Rushed (Melbourne)
    22' BEHIND - Nathan Hrovat (North Melbourne)
    23' GOAL - Todd Goldstein (North Melbourne)
    24' BEHIND - Jack Ziebell (North Melbourne)
    27' BEHIND - Jack Ziebell (North Melbourne)
    29' GOAL - Tomas Bugg (Melbourne)
    Quarter 2
    3' GOAL - Bayley Fritsch (Melbourne)
    4' GOAL - Bernie Vince (Melbourne)
    6' BEHIND - Jake Melksham (Melbourne)
    9' BEHIND - Christian Petracca (Melbourne)
    10' GOAL - Billy Hartung (North Melbourne)
    12' GOAL - Jesse Hogan (Melbourne)
    14' GOAL - Jeff Garlett (Melbourne)
    17' BEHIND - Shaun Atley (North Melbourne)
    18' BEHIND - Jake Melksham (Melbourne)
    21' GOAL - Tomas Bugg (Melbourne)
    22' GOAL - Christian Petracca (Melbourne)
    24' BEHIND - Jesse Hogan (Melbourne)
    26' GOAL - Jy Simpkin (North Melbourne)
    28' GOAL - Ben Brown (North Melbourne)
    33' BEHIND - Tomas Bugg (Melbourne)
    Quarter 3
    2' BEHIND - Ben Brown (North Melbourne)
    3' GOAL - Dean Kent (Melbourne)
    6' BEHIND - Jeff Garlett (Melbourne)
    8' BEHIND - Christian Salem (Melbourne)
    9' BEHIND - Dean Kent (Melbourne)
    9' BEHIND - Jarrad Waite (North Melbourne)
    11' GOAL - Ben Brown (North Melbourne)
    13' BEHIND - Rushed (Melbourne)
    14' GOAL - Ben Brown (North Melbourne)
    18' BEHIND - Jesse Hogan (Melbourne)
    23' GOAL - Jeff Garlett (Melbourne)
    29' BEHIND - Dean Kent (Melbourne)
    29' GOAL - Dean Kent (Melbourne)
    Quarter 4
    2' GOAL - Jordan Lewis (Melbourne)
    4' BEHIND - Rushed (North Melbourne)
    6' BEHIND - Dom Tyson (Melbourne)
    10' BEHIND - Nathan Jones (Melbourne)
    12' GOAL - Jarrad Waite (North Melbourne)
    14' GOAL - Jeff Garlett (Melbourne)
    17' BEHIND - Shaun Higgins (North Melbourne)
    20' GOAL - Tomas Bugg (Melbourne)
    22' GOAL - Jack Ziebell (North Melbourne)
    24' GOAL - Nathan Jones (Melbourne)
    26' GOAL - Ben Cunnington (North Melbourne)
    27' GOAL - Clayton Oliver (Melbourne)
    30' GOAL - Clayton Oliver (Melbourne)

    Josh Elliott may be The Roar's Weekend Editor, but at heart he's just a rusted-on North Melbourne tragic with a penchant for pun headlines - and also abnormal alliteration, assuredly; assuming achievability. He once finished third in a hot chilli pie eating contest. You can follow him on Twitter @JoshElliott_29 and listen to him on The Roar's AFL Podcast.

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    • 10:38am
      Bogdan Kanacheeny said | 10:38am | ! Report

      If North are rebuilding,surely you would take for granted there’s not much chance of being more than a bottom 4 side How much credit do you take for beating a bottom 4 side..

    • 10:32am
      Bogdan Kanacheeny said | 10:32am | ! Report

      If North are rebuilding,surely you would take for granted there’s not much chance of being more than a bottom 4 side.

    • 11:24pm
      Swannies said | 11:24pm | ! Report

      About time! Melbourne have been very unlucky since 2006 and this silly streak had to end. North played out of their skins against the Sainters but were shown up as a bottom 4 side today! Go the Dees!

    • 6:32pm
      Matthew James said | 6:32pm | ! Report

      WELL DONE BOY’S, KEEP IT UP, VERY PROUD PERTH GUY HERE. Been A MELB supporter since 1996, and I got a feeling this year will be big for them. Very good score to for once. Over 100 points, (WOOHOO)

    • Editor

      4:50pm
      Josh Elliott said | 4:50pm | ! Report

      Full Time
      That’s the game! Big win for Melbourne, and congrats to them. RIP The Streak.


      Melbourne Demons: 18.15 (123)
      North Melbourne Kangaroos: 13.8 (86)

    • Editor

      4:48pm
      Josh Elliott said | 4:48pm | ! Report

      Goal
      Two in a row for Oliver to make the victory even sweeter.


      Melbourne Demons: 18.15 (123)
      North Melbourne Kangaroos: 13.8 (86)

    • Editor

      4:44pm
      Josh Elliott said | 4:44pm | ! Report

      Goal
      Nice goal from Clayton Oliver.


      Melbourne Demons: 17.15 (117)
      North Melbourne Kangaroos: 13.8 (86)

    • Editor

      4:43pm
      Josh Elliott said | 4:43pm | ! Report

      Goal
      Jones and Cunnington trade goals.


      Melbourne Demons: 16.15 (111)
      North Melbourne Kangaroos: 13.8 (86)

    • Editor

      4:38pm
      Josh Elliott said | 4:38pm | ! Report

      Goal
      Jack Ziebell with a consolation goal. About six minutes left on the clock.


      Melbourne Demons: 15.15 (105)
      North Melbourne Kangaroos: 12.8 (80)

    • Editor

      4:37pm
      Josh Elliott said | 4:37pm | ! Report

      Goal
      Tom Bugg kicks his fourth and that pretty much nails the coffin shot if it wasn’t already. The Streak, sadly, is over.


      Melbourne Demons: 15.15 (105)
      North Melbourne Kangaroos: 11.8 (74)

    • Editor

      4:34pm
      Josh Elliott said | 4:34pm | ! Report

      Behind
      Behind from Shaun Higgins.


      Melbourne Demons: 14.15 (99)
      North Melbourne Kangaroos: 11.8 (74)

    • Editor

      4:30pm
      Josh Elliott said | 4:30pm | ! Report

      Goal
      Quick response from Melbourne, Jeff Garlett kicks his third.


      Melbourne Demons: 14.15 (99)
      North Melbourne Kangaroos: 11.7 (73)

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