Blog log from R21 of 2017: Western Bulldogs vs Western Sydney

Dale passes to Dickson to mark in stride behind Himmelberg at half forward, he scoots to 40m on a slight angle but misses. (Q1 0:35)
Shiel passes to Patton after Williams gets swamped by four Giants at half forward. Patton lines up from 45m on a slight angle and boots the first goal. (Q1 4:17)
Kelly misses a quick snap from a ball up 40m out on the flank. (Q1 7:36)
Lobb is pinged for a block on Roughead in ruck just inside 50m on the flank. Roughead kicks OOTF. (Q1 10:18)
Hunter misses a target on the HFF on a fast break and the Giants rebound through Corr, Johnson passes to Hopper 40m out on a slight angle who misses. (Q1 12:37)
Dickson gets a free for an arm chop by Shaw 45m out near the boundary, saunters in on the set shot with not much visible confidence… but flushes it over the goal umpire’s cap! (Q1 13:49)
After a period of play in the forward half for GWS, Patton stands tall in the square to mark and kick his second goal. (Q1 16:45)
Liberatore holds Shiel after the next centre bounce, Shiels speeds away and goes long to the square where Patton marks and goals again, three for Q1 for him. (Q1 17:52)
Patton almost marks again in the square after Ward clears from the next centre bounce, de Boer crumbs and goals with too much ease. (Q1 19:47)
Bontempelli gets a free outside CHF for a hold after the next centre bounce, waits and sends a bullet pass to a phone box for Dahlhaus to mark near the hotspot and goal. (Q1 20:53)
Deledio feeds Ward for a snap off a step from 45m on a slight angle… across the face. (Q1 22:51)
Kennedy gets a hospital ball on the wing and Young strips him in a big tackle, Dogs swarm, Bontempelli passes to Redpath 35m out on a slight angle. Redpath goals, just. (Q1 28:36)
Johnson wins a HTB free on Wallis at the hotspot, the Dog fans boo lustily then cheer wildly as Stevie J shanks a behind just before the QT siren. (Q1 30:15)
Coniglio intercepts a Young handball outside CHF and has Dogs around him so goes himself to an empty square from 55m… bounces in the square and dribbles over. (Q2 4:24)
Liberatore gives to Stringer after the next centre bounce for a snap from 50m on a slight angle, it hits the left goalpost near the top. (Q2 5:37)
Dale gets a set shot 45m out on the flank, the kick looks like it is tailing left but straightens and sails through. (Q2 8:38)
Lobb commits a clanger on the HBF, Bailey Williams marks 50m out on a slight angle and misses. (Q2 10:13)
Liberatore to Bontempelli from a stoppage on the wing, the kick clears the pack at the hotspot and squirts to the pocket, Murphy gathers, shimmies away from Himmelberg, goal! (Q2 11:58)
Bontempelli passes to Redpath to juggle a mark in front of Davis 50m out on a slight angle, who misses. (Q2 13:32)
Young intercepts on the HBF and starts a rebound around members wing, McLean passes to Stringer to mark in front of Shaw 45m out on a slight angle. Stringer doesn’t score. (Q2 15:13)
The Bulldog frontal pressure tells with Stringer intercepting a kick from the last line to 25m on the flank. Stringer misses again. (Q2 19:16)
Greene takes a big pack mark over Young 45m out on the flank from a speculator from the wing by Kelly. Like the champion he is, Greene bangs through a massive goal against the run. (Q2 19:58)
Dickson marks 50m out on a slight angle and gives off to Suckling whose snap is off hands for a behind. (Q2 22:11)
Ward sharks a Macrae handball and sails through another dagger to the heart of the Bulldogs from 45m on a slight angle, another example of the gulf in forward conversion. (Q2 25:15)
Cloke receives from Macrae and screws through a nice snap off a step under pressure from 35m on a slight angle after Dunkley clears from the centre. (Q2 26:13)
Williams passes short to de Boer 40m out on the flank after the Giants work through traffic on the outer wing. de Boer kicks his second goal. (Q3 4:39)
Young burns the ball horribly from the BP, straight to Kelly who strolls to 45m on a slight angle for a big goal! (Q3 6:26)
Zac Williams kicks OOTF next to the behind post in the BP, McLean takes the free and tries a screwing ball that hits the post. (Q3 7:56)
Young turns the ball over again from half back, this time to Deledio who goes to the square where Greene puts a knee in Young’s back to mark and goal. (Q3 10:58)
Whitfield mops up another kick clanger by Young from the BP and gives to Shiel who shoots wide from 35m on the flank. (Q3 14:30)
Murphy passes to Dunkley deep in the pocket 20m out after a fast break around members wing. Dunkley just misses. (Q3 15:43)
Bontempelli receives and shoots quickly from the pocket 30m out, it wobbles across the face. (Q3 16:45)
Bontempelli lopes away from a pack on the wing and passes to Cloke leading to 50m on a slight angle. Cloke misses. (Q3 21:38)
Greene marks on the HFF and kicks to a hole in the Dog zone for Patton to lead into and mark 40m out on a slight angle. Patton sprays it, though. (Q3 22:51)
Lobb kicks high and hopeful to the top of the square, the crumb falls for Whitfield who has too much time to get the snap off for another one. GWS in control now. (Q3 24:28)
Lobb takes a big pack mark 15m out in the pocket and screws through a professional set shot for another one. The home Doggy crowd is almost silent. (Q3 26:35)
Shiel passes to Lobb on the boundary 45m out, who kicks OOTF. (Q3 27:58)
Suckling is pinged for taking Kelly out of a marking contest with a bump 30m out on the flank. Kelly steers through another one. (Q3 29:08)
Bontempelli runs with the flight to mark a high kick from McLean behind a stoppage on the HFF to 40m near the boundary. The Bont misses. (Q4 6:03)
Patton passes intelligently around the corner from the wing to Hopper 45m out on the flank. Hopper kicks the first goal of Q4. It’s junk time now. (Q4 8:14)
Greene marks a long Whitfield ball from the wing in front of Williams 40m out on the flank. His set shot falls on the behind line and is rushed. (Q4 10:19)
Greene plays his HFF link role to perfection, marking and wheeling for the quick kick across CHF to the other side for Whitfield to mark untouched 40m out and goal. Too good. (Q4 12:04)
Dunkley gives to Cloke in a pack who baulks and snaps off a step from 50m on a slight angle… OOTF. That sums it up: Dogs shooting from very poor spots. (Q4 13:47)
Murphy gives to Stringer in a phonebox in the pocket, he snaps OOTF. (Q4 15:03)
McLean bombs long to the square, Redpath is front and centre for the Wallis contest but fumbles the ball over the behind line. Oh dear. (Q4 17:30)
This is junk time now, not much happening. (Q4 22:33)
Biggs passes to Dickson 50m out on a slight angle, the set shot falls on the line but Corr touched it over the line, second goal for him. (Q4 24:00)
The hapless Young is pinged for a hold on Patton 35m out wide on the flank. Patton boots goal number four. (Q4 25:49)
Daniel gives to Suckling 50m out on a slight angle, he has a moment to wind up but snaps wide. (Q4 27:28)

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