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Sunday, August 9, 2015

North Melbourne FC Kangaroos Kicking News

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August 9, 2015 - Lindsay Thomas kicks five goals in win over Melbourne
"North Melbourne has survived a courageous fightback from Melbourne to re-enter the top eight, keeping its season alive with a 35-point win at the MCG on Sunday. After letting a 34-point first-quarter lead slip, the Kangaroos faced some nervous moments against the rebuilding Demons before skipping away in the fourth term to win 19.13 (127) to 14.8 (92).... The Kangaroos responded, however, in an entertaining and free-flowing clash, led by goalkickers Lindsay Thomas (five), Jarrad Waite (three) and Ben Brown (two)." - AFL

May 9, 2015 - Lindsay Thomas kicks five goals in win over Richmond
"North Melbourne has consigned a dismal Richmond to its third-straight loss with a 35-point win at Blundstone Arena on Saturday. Just a goal apart at half-time, North Melbourne grinded out the 16.13 (109) to 10.14 (74) win on the back of six straight goals in the third term. Lindsay Thomas was the star, kicking five goals from just nine kicks. It continues an impressive run for Thomas who has kicked 16 goals from seven games at the Tasmanian ground. Recruit Shaun Higgins chipped in with three goals, and was well supported by Jack Ziebell and fellow forward Drew Petrie." - AFL

April 12, 2015 - Jarrad Waite kicks seven goals in win over Brisbane
"North Melbourne has rebounded emphatically from its humiliating round one loss to Adelaide by overpowering an undermanned Brisbane Lions by 82 points at Etihad Stadium on Sunday.  After the Lions kicked three of the game's first four goals, the Roos put their foot down, kicking eight straight goals in less than a quarter and 19 of the next 23 to set up an imposing 20.13 (133) to 7.9 (51) win. Former Blue Jarrad Waite bounced back from his goalless club debut against Adelaide to monster a Lions defence missing injured veteran Daniel Merrett to pile on a game-high seven goals." - AFL

March 8, 2015 - Lindsay Thomas kicks two regular & one super in win over Richmond
"The Hawks went into three-quarter time in front thanks to two late goals to David Hale and maintained their lead until a Lindsay Thomas super goal at the 20-minute mark of the final term put the Roos in front." - AFL

January 27, 2015 - Jarrad Waite to help Drew Petrie with the kicking load
North Melbourne has 'relied on Drew Petrie for too long' to kick a winning score, according to captain Andrew Swallow. Swallow says Jarrad Waite was recruited from Carlton to help ease the burden on Petrie, who has led the club’s goalkicking in four of the past six seasons — a streak broken only by goalsneak Lindsay Thomas in 2010 (when Petrie played just two games) and 2013. Despite an abundance of talls on their list, the Kangaroos have struggled to find a consistent second marking target alongside 32-year-old Petrie. Ben Brown emerged in the second half of last season, kicking 18 goals including four in the elimination final win against Essendon, but Swallow said Waite would have first crack at second key forward role in 2015." - Herald Sun

January 19, 2015 - Lindsay Thomas injury recovery update
Goalsneak Lindsay Thomas has improved his strength and fitness base and will resume full contact training drills in the coming weeks. The 26-year-old has been carefully managed this pre-season after sustaining a foot injury in round 17 last season. Thomas said he is aiming to be fully fit for North’s first pre-season opener against Adelaide in his home town of Port Lincoln. 'I’ve been in rehabilitation since December so I’m probably another three or four weeks away from joining the main group,' Thomas told 'I’ll just keep ticking the boxes and hopefully I can be right for the NAB Challenge because we’re playing in my home town so I definitely want to get up for that.' Thomas has set himself a target of scoring a minimum of 45 goals for the Roos this year after sitting down with veteran Brent Harvey to discuss his objectives for 2015. The number 12, who kicked 45 goals last year and 53 in 2013, said he wants to remain “consistent” at the elite level." - Kangaroos

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