Nth.Melbourne 5.1 (31)
Brisbane Lions 5.1 (31)
Nth.Melbourne: Stephenson 2, Sheezel, Powell, Larkey
Brisbane Lions: Hipwood 2, Daniher, Wilmot, McCluggage
Nth.Melbourne: Simpkin 12, Howe 11, Sheezel 8, Davies-Uniacke 8
Brisbane Lions: Neale 11, Zorko 8, Dunkley 8
Comben had the chance to put the Kangaroos in front on the quarter-time siren, but his set shot from the pocket was off line and as a result both teams head into the first change deadlocked.
It was a fantastic start from North, who booted four of the first five goals to open up a game-high 18-point lead.
But the Lions responded with four of the last five majors to get right back into the contest.
The Roos lead the disposals 98-84, contested possessions 40-39, marks 21-16 and free kicks 6-4.
After being subbed out last week for not registering a clearance, Cunnington is still yet to record one this week.