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    North Melbourne vs. Gold Coast Suns

    Etihad Stadium
    AFL Home and Away July 8, 2018
    North Melbourne 95, Gold Coast Suns 58
    North Melbourne Gold Coast Suns
     G B Pts G B Pts
    Q14226   106
    Q27446   5535
    Q312678   6743
    Q4141195   81058

    Match result:

    A late fadeout has cost struggling Gold Coast yet again with North Melbourne cruising home to a 37-point AFL victory at Etihad Stadium.

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    Final score
    North Melbourne Kangaroos 14.11.95
    Gold Coast Suns 8.10.58

    Match preview:

    The Gold Coast Suns travel to Etihad Stadium looking to regain some respect against the North Melbourne Kangaroos. Join The Roar for live scores and a blog of the match, starting from 1:10pm (AEST).

    The Kangaroos are coming off a tough loss to the Essendon Bombers where they uncharacteristically conceded over 100 points. North’s biggest strength this season has been their ability to defend and not concede large scores, but that went right out the door against the Bombers.

    It certainly isn’t a time to panic for Brad Scott, but he needs to find a way to get his team playing more like the North Melbourne of the first half of the season. They haven’t quite been the same since that big victory against the Brisbane Lions back at the beginning of June.

    This week presents an opportunity to find some of that sparkling form they showed at the beginning of the season, and potentially give themselves a percentage-booster, but they would need to be at their best for that to occur.

    In team news for the Kangaroos, Mason Wood (injured) and Tom Murphy (omitted) make way for Ben Jacobs and Cameron Zurhaar.

    As for the Suns, they are coming off a loss to the Collingwood Magpies. There’s no shame in that considering the way the Magpies are playing this season, but they would have liked to have shown more to their home crowd last week.

    There’s no denying it’s a worrying time for the Suns and the AFL. I often sit back and wonder how different the landscape would look if they were able to retain key players that have walked out the door, but it appears as if it’s only going to get worse.

    Tom Lynch looks like he’s played his last game for the club after his season was ended due to an injury, so with that being the case, it makes it difficult to mount a case for the Suns gaining anything out of this week.

    There is a good story this week for the Suns who finally have a player to reach 100 games with the club in Rory Thompson.

    In team news for the Gold Coast, Ben Ainsworth (injured) and Jacob Dawson (omitted) make way for Callum Ah Chee and Will Brodie.

    It is a game the Kangaroos cannot afford to drop due to the competition for a spot in finals so even, so I expect that to be enough of a motivator to not let complacency kick in against a side that is seriously struggling in the Suns.

    North Melbourne by 29.

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    Quarter 1
    3' BEHIND - Jack Ziebell (North Melbourne)
    4' GOAL - Ben Brown (North Melbourne)
    9' BEHIND - Ben Brown (North Melbourne)
    13' GOAL - Peter Wright (Gold Coast Suns)
    15' GOAL - Paul Ahern (North Melbourne)
    19' GOAL - Ben Brown (North Melbourne)
    24' GOAL - Ben Brown (North Melbourne)
    Quarter 2
    1' GOAL - Brayden Crossley (Gold Coast Suns)
    3' GOAL - Ben Jacobs (North Melbourne)
    5' BEHIND - Cameron Zurhaar (North Melbourne)
    8' GOAL - Todd Goldstein (North Melbourne)
    10' GOAL - Jarrod Witts (Gold Coast Suns)
    12' BEHIND - Nick Holman (Gold Coast Suns)
    13' GOAL - Alex Sexton (Gold Coast Suns)
    14' BEHIND - Josh Schoenfeld (Gold Coast Suns)
    17' GOAL - Paul Ahern (North Melbourne)
    20' BEHIND - Josh Schoenfeld (Gold Coast Suns)
    22' BEHIND - Ben Jacobs (North Melbourne)
    23' BEHIND - Sean Lemmens (Gold Coast Suns)
    24' BEHIND - Brayden Crossley (Gold Coast Suns)
    30' GOAL - Jack Martin (Gold Coast Suns)
    Quarter 3
    4' GOAL - Shaun Higgins (North Melbourne)
    8' GOAL - Touk Miller (Gold Coast Suns)
    12' GOAL - Majak Daw (North Melbourne)
    15' BEHIND - Jarrod Witts (Gold Coast Suns)
    17' GOAL - Jack Ziebell (North Melbourne)
    21' BEHIND - Jarryd Lyons (Gold Coast Suns)
    25' GOAL - Ryan Clarke (North Melbourne)
    26' BEHIND - Luke McDonald (North Melbourne)
    28' GOAL - Kayne Turner (North Melbourne)
    31' BEHIND - Jack Ziebell (North Melbourne)
    Quarter 4
    1' BEHIND - Shaun Atley (North Melbourne)
    3' GOAL - Majak Daw (North Melbourne)
    8' GOAL - Ben Brown (North Melbourne)
    12' GOAL - Nick Holman (Gold Coast Suns)
    14' BEHIND - Jarryd Lyons (Gold Coast Suns)
    19' GOAL - Aaron Young (Gold Coast Suns)
    20' BEHIND - Ben Brown (North Melbourne)
    21' BEHIND - Rushed (North Melbourne)
    24' BEHIND - Rushed (North Melbourne)
    26' BEHIND - Shaun Atley (North Melbourne)
    27' BEHIND - Peter Wright (Gold Coast Suns)
    28' BEHIND - Callum Ah Chee (Gold Coast Suns)
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    • Roar Guru

      Lachlan Ballingall said | 3:49pm | ! Report

      Thoughts on that Roarers?

      • 4:28pm
        Pope Paul VII said | 4:28pm | ! Report

        Thanks Lachlan good call. Go the ‘roos.

      • Roar Guru

        Paul Dawson said | 5:19pm | ! Report

        The suns are a giant waste of space time and money.

    • Roar Guru

      Lachlan Ballingall said | 3:49pm | ! Report

      Full Time
      North Melbourne have defeated the Gold Coast Suns at Etihad Stadium to keep their finals hopes alive. Ben Brown was crucial again for the Kangaroos kicking four majors. The Suns challenged North in the second quarter, but North were dominant in every other quarter and it showed.

      North Melbourne Kangaroos: 14.11 (95)
      Gold Coast Suns: 8.10 (58)

    • Roar Guru

      Lachlan Ballingall said | 3:43pm | ! Report

      01.55 – Ah Chee marks inside 50, but misses on the set shot.

      North Melbourne Kangaroos: 14.11 (95)
      Gold Coast Suns: 8.10 (58)

    • Roar Guru

      Lachlan Ballingall said | 3:42pm | ! Report

      02.28 – Wright with the snap for the Suns, but he misses.

      North Melbourne Kangaroos: 14.11 (95)
      Gold Coast Suns: 8.9 (57)

    • Roar Guru

      Lachlan Ballingall said | 3:41pm | ! Report

      03.14 – Atley misses another opportunity.

      North Melbourne Kangaroos: 14.11 (95)
      Gold Coast Suns: 8.8 (56)

    • Roar Guru

      Lachlan Ballingall said | 3:39pm | ! Report

      05.06 – Minor for North, again.

      North Melbourne Kangaroos: 14.10 (94)
      Gold Coast Suns: 8.8 (56)

    • Roar Guru

      Lachlan Ballingall said | 3:37pm | ! Report

      06.47 – Minor for North as Simpkin’s effort was touched on the line.

      North Melbourne Kangaroos: 14.9 (93)
      Gold Coast Suns: 8.8 (56)

    • Roar Guru

      Lachlan Ballingall said | 3:36pm | ! Report

      07.41 – Minor for North.

      North Melbourne Kangaroos: 14.8 (92)
      Gold Coast Suns: 8.8 (56)

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