GAME DAY: North Melbourne v Gold Coast at Etihad Stadium | 3AW Radio
North has won its first game of the year, beating the Suns by 13 points.
Ben Brown booted six goals for North, while Gary Ablett racked up 45 disposals and 18 clearances for the Suns.
Match-winner Brown told 3AW it’s relieving to get the monkey off the back.
‘Now we can move on and hopefully get a few more,’ Brown said.
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North Melbourne leads by two points at the main break.
Ben Brown has three goals for the Roos, while Tom Lynch has three at the other end.
Gary Ablett has racked up 22 disposals.
‘They’re great numbers but I’d like to see him do more damage forward of centre,’ Matthew Lloyd said.
‘Bontempelli changes the game with his 22.’
Lloyd responded to those who disagreed with this on Twitter.
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These teams might not feature in the Top 4, but this is a crucial match for both of them.
The heat will be right on the team that loses tonight.
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TODAY’S LINE-UP from 6PM: Matthew Lloyd, Tony Shaw, Shane McInnes, Nick Butler, Mick Warner, and Tiff Cherry.
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