Australian Football League Live North Melbourne Kangaroos vs Hawthorn Hawks Stream AFL 2015 Seasons Week 05 math will be kick off at Etihad Stadium, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia Saturday 02 May 2015 online, 19.20am (AEDT) and its broadcast on Channel Seven, Foxtell.
One of the least anticipated Q-Clashes of all time with both teams anchored to the bottom of the ladder. At least one side will get their first win for the year.
The Hawks will likely call on Ryan Schoenmakers to play as a key defender thanks to injuries to Frawley, Lake and Spangher. Tim O’Brien, Angus Litherland, Alex Woodward, Jed Anderson and Jonathan Simpkin are also a chance to get a game. For North; Daniel Wells, Jamie Macmillan and Luke McDonald are all chances to return. But coming off a win, expect Lachie Hansen and Aaron Black to remain in the VFL.
The Hawks are 2-2 after losses to Port Adelaide and Essendon and wins over Geelong and the Bulldogs. They rank second in points per game, first in disposals and have conceded the fourth least amount of points this season. North Melbourne is 10th on the ladder, ranking fourth in points but 17th in tackles this season.
Drew Petrie v Josh Gibson – The Roos will look to exploit their advantage down forward with Petrie, Brown and Waite set to go up against a Hawks defence missing Lake, Frawley and Spangher. Ben Brown has started the season in form whilst Petrie and Waite can hit the scoreboard at any time.
The Hawks and North Melbourne have played 169 times with Hawthorn lead 92-75 with two draws. Hawthorn has won six of the past eight games between the two sides, including four of the last five at Etihad Stadium. Although the Roos did beat them in their most recent game – round 16 last year. Since 2010, the Hawks are 4-2 (1-5 against the line) against North. Hawthorn is 11-2-1 (8-6 against the line) at Etihad since 2010. North Melbourne is 40-23 under Brad Scott at Etihad Stadium. The Hawks are 7-1 (6-2 against the line) coming off a loss in 2013-15 period. Their last four encounters have all totalled over 194 points. In all of their last 10 match-ups, the top goal scorer for the game his kicked 4 or more goals.
Not many teams have won two in a row against the Hawks recently but North have a legitimate chance to do so. Choc-full of confidence after dispatching the Cats, North will have a significant advantage up forward, a midfield with serious pace to worry the Hawks and a very stable back-line. The three goal line looks tasty in what should be a very open affair.
North Melbourne Kangaroos:
B Ben Jacobs, Scott D. Thompson, Michael Firrito
HB Shaun Atley, Robbie Tarrant, Sam Wright
C Robin Nahas, Jack Ziebell, Ryan Bastinac
HF Brent Harvey, Jarrad Waite, Shaun Higgins
F Lindsay Thomas, Drew Petrie, Ben Brown
FOLL Todd Goldstein, Ben Cunnington, Andrew Swallow
I/C Mason Wood, Jamie Macmillan, Kayne Turner, Sam Gibson
EMG Trent Dumont, Aaron Black, Joel Tippett
IN Jamie Macmillan
OUT Trent Dumont
B Shaun Burgoyne, Josh Gibson, Ben Stratton
HB Grant Birchall, Ryan Schoenmakers, Taylor Duryea
C Jordan Lewis, Sam Mitchell, Bradley Hill
HF Isaac Smith, Jack Gunston, Paul Puopolo
F Ben McEvoy, Jarryd Roughead, Cyril Rioli
FOLL Jonathon Ceglar, Luke Hodge, Will Langford
I/C Luke Breust, Billy Hartung, Liam Shiels, Matthew Suckling
EMG Brendan Whitecross, Tim O’Brien, Angus Litherland
IN Ryan Schoenmakers, Liam Shiels
OUT Brian Lake (knee), Brendan Whitecross