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GOOD FRIDAY FOOTY: North Melbourne v Western Bulldogs at Etihad | 3AW Radio

North forward Ben Brown spoke to 3AW in the rooms.

He said despite still being winless, the team has been in the contest in all four matches so far.

‘We can definitely take positives out of it,’ he said.

Click play for the full interview

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Bulldog backman Easton Wood told 3AW he was relieved with the win.

Wood said the team would love to win for Rob Murphy’s 300th game next week.

‘He makes us stand taller,’ he said.

Click play to hear from Wood in the rooms

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FULL TIME

Good Friday football has served up a cracker, with the Dogs winning by three points.

Lindsay Thomas had a chance to steal the win on the siren, but his flying snapshot sailed wide.

The Good Friday crowd was 42,814.

Kangaroo Ben Brown was the game’s leading goal-kicker, with four majors.

Key position Bulldogs Tom Boyd are Travis Cloke will be monitored after suffering injuries during the game.

Boyd missed most of the game with concussion symptoms, while Cloke took a heavy hit late in the piece.

Tony Shaw said the Bulldogs are feeling the absence of Dale Morris.

Click play for the full-time wrap with Lloydy and Shawry

Click play for match highlights

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HALF TIME

North leads by 11 points after a scrappy opening half.

Ben Brown is the only multiple goal-kicker on the ground with two majors.

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North backman Jamie Macmillan spoke to 3AW in the rooms before the game.

North is supporting a young Kangaroo fan, Jedd Arrowsmith, who has been helped by the Royal Children’s Hospital.

Jedd, who is celebrating his sixth birthday today, has had three open heart surgeries in his short life.

Jedd will toss the coin before the game.

‘He’s been practicing for two weeks!’ Jedd’s mum, Nicole, said.

Macmillan will be wearing Jedd’s name on his boots today.

Click play to meet Jedd Arrowsmith

Tom Elliott spoke with young Collingwood supporter Akeira Somphanpanya.

The enthusiastic eight-year-old says she’s barracking for North Melbourne today, as she will take part in their guard of honour.

Click PLAY below to hear more

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History will be made as footy takes place on Good Friday for the first time.

3AW will be helping support the Good Friday Appeal all day, including during the broadcast of this match.

If you can’t get to the game, 3AW Football is the place to tune in.

TODAY’S LINE-UP from 3PM: Matthew Lloyd, Tony Shaw, Tom Elliott, Dwayne Russell, Bruce Eva, and Tiff Cherry.

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