Blog log from R8 of 2018: Western Bulldogs vs Brisbane

Dunkley and Andrews fly for the high ball and Harrison pulls down the undersized Bulldog, gifting Josh a free. He lines up from 40 on the flank and misses to the near side. (Q1 2:03)
Dale darts the pass to an unmarked Daniel after the Lions failed to clear their lines. Caleb marks inside 40 and nails the set shot from the flank region! (Q1 2:42)
Richards launches the pill long to the goal bound Bontempelli. On the second bite, Marcus gathers ahead of the desperate Hodge. He finishes with class from close range! (Q1 8:58)
The Lions win the ball from the following centre clearance and Taylor settles on the pass, finding Rayner unattended. Cam lines up and sails it through from 35! (Q1 10:01)
Cutler darts the pass to McInerney who takes the grab within 30. The third gamer lines up the set shot, but is unable to convert the chance from the slight angle. (Q1 12:18)
Dale receives at pace and bounds away with trademark dash. Bailey is unchallenged as he shoots from 40, but hooks his shot to the left hand side. (Q1 13:18)
Wallis finds Bontempelli out the back after Rich’s kick was smothered by Mitch. Marcus marks with Eagles trailing and finishes for his second from close range! (Q1 15:28)
Macrae kicks out the back after Honeychurch forced the turnover with a strong smother. Gowers takes the uncontested mark and finishes from point blank range! (Q1 17:17)
Bontempelli flicks within the contest to the run of a rampaging McLean. Toby receives and dribbles towards goal from 25. His effort thuds into the woodwork. (Q1 18:50)
Cameron marks ahead of the late Crozier challenge as the Lions enjoy a rare foray forward. Charlie snaps his effort through from 40 on the flank! (Q1 22:15)
The Lions move swiftly on the wing through Cameron, Charlie launching long to the unmarked McStay. Daniel marks from close range and duly converts! (Q1 26:27)
Honeychurch pulls Zorko down within the stoppage and the free is rightly paid. Dayne lines up the set shot from 40 on the flank and slams it through! (Q1 30:48)
Hipwood leads and takes the first inside fifty mark of the quarter. With the opportunity to put the Lions in front, Eric misses from 40 on the flank. (Q2 2:56)
Cutler runs hard through the corridor from half back and beats all in his path, eventually found by Hipwood. Tom shoots from the arc and misses to the right hand side. (Q2 6:37)
Hunter launches out the back under tremendous pressure from the chasing Zorko. Gowers finds a pocket of space, taking the simple chest mark. He misses poorly from 20 on the slight. (Q2 9:17)
Macrae darts the pass to the leading Tom Boyd, who loses Eagles and takes the chest mark. The former Giant lines up from 30 and makes no mistake! (Q2 14:08)
Lipinski wins the free kick for Eagles holding, as the Bulldogs launch from the resultant centre clearance. Patrick lines up and duly converts to make it two in a minute! (Q2 15:35)
Zorko wins the ball from the stoppage and promptly throws ball to boot deep in the forward pocket. Various Bulldogs players claim a touched behind but the decision remains. (Q2 19:10)
Gowers hits the pill at pace, leading Robertson a merry dance. Being one of just three players to kick a goal in all rounds this season, Billy turns on a dime and nails the snap! (Q2 20:56)
The Lions have the quick reply through McInerney! From the resultant stoppage, the Lions swing forward and Oscar gathers off the deck. He goals with the bouncing effort! (Q2 22:38)
Goal for goal as the Bulldogs swing down their front half and Hodge gives the free to Dale for illegal contact. Bailey duly converts from point blank range! (Q2 24:22)
Make that another to Footscray as the Dogs extend their margin to three straight kicks! Cordy launches out the back and finds Wallis. Mitch finishes from close range! (Q2 27:21)
Christensen receives off hands as the Lions enjoy their chance at the goal front. Allen hooks across his body from 45, bouncing it through for a minor score. (Q2 29:24)
Suckling kicks out the back and finds Bontempelli on the behind line. With under ten seconds left to play, Marcus attempts the snap, missing to the near side. (Half Time)
Witherden takes the intercept mark within the attacking 50 metre arc as the Bulldogs fail to clear their lines. The youngster shoots from the arc, missing to the near side. (Q3 3:31)
Hipwood takes a towering mark on the lead ahead of the challenging Crozier. Eric shoots from 40 on the slight angle, missing to the right hand side. (Q3 4:06)
Berry, Robinson and McCluggage link by foot with Hugh marking within close range. Young makes late contact, gifting the 50 metre penalty which Hugh duly converts! (Q3 6:34)
Richards receives out wide as the Bulldogs line up 35 metres out from goal. The youngster receives and bounds away, but is unable to finish truly. (Q3 9:46)
No matter, from the resulting play Bontempelli wins the ball at ground level and thuds an effort into the chest of McLean. Toby lines up and goals from 45 on the slight! (Q3 11:06)
Daniel forces the turnover with a strong tackle and finds Dale in a blink of an eye. Bailey goes further afield and hits the unmarked Wallis. Mitch misses poorly from 25. (Q3 15:03)
McLean goes long with the up and under, suiting the tall Lipinski who pulls down the towering mark. Patrick lines up the set shot and nails his second from 45! (Q3 16:21)
Zorko darts the pass and Hipwood just takes the leading mark within the field of play. Eric lines up the set shot and hooks it through from 25 with the left foot snap! (Q3 19:36)
Johannisen chips out the back to the speeding Dale, Bailey marking 45 out from goal. He lines up the set shot from the flank region, missing to the near side. (Q3 23:05)
Bontempelli takes an outrageous mark in the isolated contest between Eagles and the Bulldog star will shoot for goal. He lines up and nails it from 35 on the buzzer! (3 Qtr Time)
McInerney takes a towering grab to open proceedings in this final term, beating out five to the pill. He goes back and nabs the major for his second of the night! (Q4 2:21)
Cameron takes a speeding grab after Christensen forced it forward from the stoppage clearance. Charlie snaps across his body and has the 101st goal for his career! (Q4 3:54)
Dale receives in an acre of space as the Lions fail in their attempts to rebound defence. Bailey settles on the shot under little pressure, but fails to send it through. (Q4 5:58)
McLean releases Suckling with a stutter step and speedy hands. Matt runs his measure, but lets the Lions off the hook with a poor effort from 35. (Q4 7:27)
Dunkley and Eagles battle it out in the isolated contest and Josh wins out. He holds his feet, gathers and finishes from point blank range! (Q4 8:54)
Zorko launches from the arc and Cordy flies to get a fist to the ball. The ball flies through and no review is called. Dayne brings the old Fitzroy back within 3 goals. (Q4 11:55)
Cutler bounds down the wing and launches out the back to find the speeding Cameron. Young fails to affect the contest and the goal is duly converted! (Q4 14:05)
Bontempelli marks out the back after the Taylor turnover costs the Lions dearly. Dale gathered the loose handball and Marcus makes it count! (Q4 17:10)
Suckling marks wide of the play via the Macrae pass, the former Hawk marking 55 out from goal. Matt lines up and thumps it home like few in the league could! (Q4 21:45)
The Lions run it up the corridor and find a mark through the diving McStay, ahead of the desperate Cordy. Daniel shoots from 30 and slots the set shot! (Q4 25:21)
Bontempelli launches from the resultant clearance and McLean is the one to stay at ground level. Toby opportunistically gathers off the deck and finishes from close range! (Q4 26:55)
Zorko gains a late consolation prize for the Lions. Young, Crozier and Honeychurch get drawn to the ball. Dayne waits eagerly out the back, gathers the spill and goals with ease! (Q4 30:09)

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