FULL TIME - Melbourne 10.6 (66) defeated by North Melbourne 15.17 (107)
North Melbourne consolidated its top eight spot with a comfortable win against Melbourne at the MCG.
The Demons challenged at times but couldn't match North's scoring power when the Kangaroos booted four unanswered goals mid-way through the third term.
Robin Nahas was taken to hospital with a suspected broken collarbone. Andrew Swallow finished the match on the bench with an icepack on his left knee.
Bernie Vince had a day out for Melbourne with 41 possessions and three goals while other better Demons were Nathan Jones (28) and Chris Dawes with three goals.
North was best served by Levi Greenwood with 30 touches and two goals, Brent Harvey (28) Scott Thompson (26 and 12 marks).
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FULL TIME - MEL 10.6 (66) NORTH 15.17 (107)
North Melbourne home by 41 points.
Q4 27.30 - MEL 10.5 (65) NORTH 15.16 (106)
Mullett goes for a dash through the centre square with three bounces...his kick from just outside 50m is a wobbler...but it's got the distance! His second of the match.
North's percentage will climb to 111.1 so Collingwood will hold sixth this week.
Q4 24.45 - MEL 10.5 (65) NORTH 14.16 (100)
Scoring has totally tried up. This last quarter devoid of highlights is simply going to amplify the goal review situation for all the talkback radio and analysis TV shows.
Q4 19.45 - MEL 10.4 (64) NORTH 14.16 (100)
Scott Thompson is sore but able to get back to his feet after getting rolled in a tackle by Chris Dawes. He hasn't left the field but has a right leg concern.
Andrew Swallow is now off for the Kangaroos too, getting his left lower leg looked at by the trainers.Back to top
Q4 17.00 - MEL 10.4 (64) NORTH 14.16 (100)
Tonight's crowd is 26,615.
Q4 15.45 - MEL 10.4 (64) NORTH 14.16 (100)
Melbourne have breathed a bit of life back into the game but it has the feeling of too little, too late.
North are happy to commit numbers back. They're not chasing percentage any more.
Here's how Heath Shaw is celebrating GWS' win against Carlton.
Q4 10.45 - MEL 10.4 (64) NORTH 14.16 (100)
Petrie marks on the lead 48m out and kicks from just outside the arc...he hooks it and kicks a point.
Q4 9.00 - MEL 10.4 (64) NORTH 14.14 (98)
Melbourne hustle the ball forward and Riley pops through a goal from the square in a scrap.
Could this be a turning point? Shades of Brisbane-Geelong last year when the Lions got a goal that bounced off an umpire's legs?
Replays are totally inconclusive as to whether or not the Ziebell kick hit the post. Given the umpire's call was "goal" it's impossible to know which angle the video umpire used to definitively say the ball hit the post.Back to top
Q4 6.45 - MEL 9.4 (58) NORTH 14.14 (98)
The kick-in can't clear Ziebell...he tries his luck from 55m out on a 45-degree angle.
The replays are superb...lucky it's a Fox game really.
It looks like a goal but there are delays...now the video umpire says it hit the post!
Not quite sure what they're seeing but it's only a behind.
Melbourne go end to end and Pedersen marks!
And Pedersen kicks a goal! North up by 40 and it's their fans that are booing!
Q4 3.30 - MEL 8.4 (52) NORTH 14.13 (97)
Luke McDonald marks 30m out from goal on a slight angle...lines up for his first career goal...and sends it across the face by a long way!
Q4 START - MEL 8.4 (52) NORTH 14.12 (96)
As it stands North is on 111.52 per-cent, Collingwood is on 113.6
3QT - MEL 8.4 (52) NORTH 14.12 (96)
Stat leaders for Melbourne: Vince 34 & three goals, Jones 23 touches, Cross 20 touches
Stat leaders for North: Harvey 24 & a goal, Greenwood 24 & two goals, Atley 21 and a goal
So how important is it that North goes on with in the last quarter? The Kangaroos started the game on 107.5 per-cent and are already above the Suns.
But Collingwood (113.6) will take some chasing down. Can the Kangaroos snare sixth tonight?
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North -128 points in first halves this season, currently +210 in second halves. Lords of the Yo-Yo #AFLDeesNorth— Scott (@ScottyBarby) June 22, 2014
Q3 after siren - MEL 8.4 (52) NORTH 14.12 (96)
Melbourne replaced Christian Salem with Aidan Riley in the dying seconds of the quarter.
Frawley marked on half forward and the siren went before he could spot a pass. He has to roost it 55m and can only score a behind.
Q3 33.00 MEL 8.3 (51) NORTH 14.12 (96)
An attempted Melbourne spoil falls kindly for Mullett to rove...Black provides a shepherd 25m out from goal so Mullett can wheel onto his preferred left foot...and kick a goal!
North Melbourne were challenged in this quarter but might now be heading for a percentage booster!
Q3 30.00 MEL 8.3 (51) NORTH 13.12 (90)
2.00 until three-quarter time. It feels like the sting has gone out of the game.
Q3 26.30 MEL 8.3 (51) NORTH 13.11 (89)
Watts finds Dawes on the lead with a kick from the corridor.
Dawes lines up 40m out on a 45-degree angle.
The Dawes kick is good. His third of the day.
Q3 22.00 MEL 7.3 (45) NORTH 13.11 (89)
Now a chance for the first-gamer Brown after he marks a pass from Black.
Brown comes in and kicks the goal from 30m out!
North with four quick goals in succession now.
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