Blog log from R19 of 2015: Western Bulldogs vs Port Adelaide

Wingard kicks long to the pocket 25m out where Schulz easily beats Hamling to mark and kick the first goal. (Q1 1:04)
Bontempelli gives to Picken who tries a grubber from 35m on the flank, but it’s toed through for a behind by Pittard on the line. (Q1 2:55)
Gray roves a long bomb to the pocket and gives over his back to Wingard, but Wood is right onto it and tackles him hard enough to force the snap to dribble wide from 10m. (Q1 5:15)
Lobbe gets a ruck free for a block 45m out on the flank, he sits a high ball up to a big pack in the square but it’s off hands for a behind. (Q1 9:15)
Wingard kicks a long one-wood over Wood to Westhoff deep in the pocket 20m out. The Hoff goals. (Q1 11:59)
Wingard is paid a rather fortunate free after ducking his head into a tackle by Talia at the hotspot. Chad goals. (Q1 13:14)
Westhoff outmarks Darley from a long kick to 15m on the flank on the end of a fast break from the last line of defence down members wing. This time the Hoff misses the lot, OOTF. (Q1 16:40)
The Dogs then do the same thing up the other end, rebounding down the wing with Stringer passing to Grant at the hotspot. Spindleshanks makes no mistake. (Q1 17:48)
Dickson marks just inside 50m on a slight angle and tries a quick ball to the hotspot, it doesn’t work. After the ball up, Stringer marks a Wood kick at the hotspot and goals. (Q1 20:59)
That Hoff miss opened the door for the Bullies, and they have gone bang-bang to get back into the contest. (Q1 21:44)
Sam Gray gives to Hartlett at a ball up on the point of the square, he lets fly off the right peg from 45m on a slight angle… wobbles wide. (Q1 26:20)
Stringer misses a very difficult right foot snap from the pocket 15m out just before QT. (Q1 29:31)
Picken catches O’Shea HTB just inside 50m on a slight angle, but Stringer cons the ump that it’s his free! And he goals! (Q2 0:26)
Jong gives to Dickson after roving a pack on the wing, he bounces and delivers a chaos ball that wobbles to the square for Stringer to volley home! Dogs hit the front. (Q2 2:40)
Stringer misses a snap from traffic at 35m on the flank. (Q2 3:05)
The Dogs have had a bit of luck in Q2 but they lifted halfway through Q1 and deserve their lead. Port would need to lift given their poor second halves this year. (Q2 3:27)
Darley intercepts a panicked Neade rebound kick on the wing and finds Dickson in the corridor 40m out. Dickson misses. (Q2 5:56)
Port puts itself under extreme pressure on the backline, eventually Broadbent’s kick to halfback is spoiled and O’Shea catches Dickson high 45m out. Dickson goals. (Q2 7:31)
Dahlhaus comes off the square and mows down Robbie Gray after the next bounce! But the inside 50 results in nothing. (Q2 8:40)
Picken passes to Campbell at 55m on the flank, the big ruckman goes back for the set shot, rather confidently. He misses. (Q2 8:55)
Macrae bombs long to the square on another fast break from halfback, Hombsch spoils Stringer and then Bontempelli off the ground, but Stringer volleys it home for his fourth! (Q2 10:45)
Frontal pressure for Port is non-existent with Neade ineffectual, Wingard playing for frees and Impey in defence this week. (Q2 11:36)
Oh, but a video review has the goal changed to a behind! (Q2 12:15)
Bontempelli roves his own contest 20m out in front and snaps around the corner for another one for the Doggies! (Q2 17:17)
The Dogs are going to be top four (for a few hours at least) at this rate! (Q2 17:32)
Dickson marks a Wallis ball at the hotspot after the Dogs boss a stoppage on the outer wing. He goals again, the West are in total control. (Q2 19:34)
Correction, it was a free against Trengove for a block, not a mark. (Q2 19:34)
Wallis gets a free after a stoppage on Lobbe for high contact at 25m on the flank and sails through another goal! (Q2 21:20)
Again the Dogs boss the centre clearance, Dickson marks a Crameri ball near the behind line behind O’Shea and plays on into the open goal! (Q2 22:32)
Biggs passes to Redpath on the lead just inside 50m on a slight angle, he misses. (Q2 24:52)
Schulz marks near the boundary 40m out and doesn’t score. (Q2 26:23)
Wingard catches Darley HTB at 50m on a slight angle and gives to Ebert, whose snap is wide. (Q2 27:44)
Stringer marks in the pocket 15m out and hits the goalpost. (Q3 2:48)
Westhoff goes very short to Ryder at 40m on the flank, he looks inside but has to settle over the set shot. The goal umpire does not need to move. (Q3 4:07)
Bontempelli breaks two tackles on the wing and gives to Campbell, the ball to the hotspot lands over the back for Crameri to rove and run into the open goal! (Q3 8:23)
Robbie Gray goes for a ground ball 25m out on a slight angle but hears footsteps and fumbles, Daniel pounces and goals! (Q3 11:08)
Dahlhaus gives to Wallis steaming away up the corridor from the next centre bounce, but he misses from 40m. (Q3 11:57)
Dickson roves a long ball to the top of the square spoiled by Trengove, but misses off the right boot from 20m. (Q3 13:23)
Ryder marks 40m out on the flank and misses. (Q3 17:00)
Pittard turns the ball over with a shank from halfback to Morris, he gets the ball back after Morris bombs to the hotspot but is stripped in a tackle, Crameri roves and goals! (Q3 19:44)
Crameri marks a Hunter ball at 30m wide on the flank and misses. (Q3 22:09)
Clurey holds Crameri as he goes for a Picken ball at 35m wide on the flank to concede an obvious free. Crameri misses everything. (Q3 24:37)
Robbie Gray marks on the wing and kicks over the back of the Dog zone to White wide on the flank 25m out. White punches the goal through. (Q3 25:50)
Ebert passes to Wingard after the next centre bounce. CHad lines up from 40m on the flank, and swings it through. (Q3 27:25)
Campbell gives to Wallis who bounces a behind from 40m on a slight angle. (Q3 28:47)
Boyd intercepts on the HFF, runs to 50m and loads up for bear from near the boundary with seconds to go to 3QT… just across the face. (Q3 29:50)
Redpath rises in front of two hapless Port defenders and clunks a Crameri ball 25m out in front. He goals to kick off Q4 junk time. (Q4 0:40)
Boak beats Bontempelli for a mark 40m out on a slight angle and sails through a captain’s goal. (Q4 2:32)
Crameri misses a low percentage snap off the left boot from 30m on the boundary. (Q4 3:43)
Pittard fumbles the ball on the kick-in, Ryder taps the resultant ball-up into the goalpost to give a charity goal to Picken! (Q4 5:35)
Boyd clears from the next centre bounce to Redpath at 45m on a slight angle, he bangs through another goal for the rampant Doggies. (Q4 6:35)
Correction, that was Bontempelli not Boyd. (Q4 7:10)
Boak kicks off the ground after the next centre bounce, Schulz marks just inside CHF. Schulz tries a pass, free to the Dogs for a hold. Nothing going right for Port. (Q4 7:56)
Crameri marks another Bontempelli ball 40m out in the corridor for another one for the Bullies, after the Bont had cut off a Colquhoun ball to the centre. (Q4 9:51)
Schulz catches Biggs HTB at 45m on a slight angle, trying to run through two Power players on the rebound. He misses. (Q4 14:51)
Wallis runs free in the centre and passes to Redpath at 30m on a slight angle. Redpath boots his third major of Q4. (Q4 17:18)
Robbie Gray runs into an open goal after roving Campbell at a throw in in the pocket. (Q4 18:55)
Redpath outmarks Clurey sitting under a long Wood ball to 20m on the flank. He boots his fourth goal, all in Q4 garbage time! (Q4 22:12)
Wingard passes to Schulz near the hotspot for a junk time goal in the last couple of minutes. (Q4 25:53)
Redpath kicks long from outside CHF to the square, it’s off hands to Stringer who kicks over his head for another one! (Q4 27:56)

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