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Blog log from R1 of 2016: Western Bulldogs vs Fremantle

Blog log for Western Bulldogs vs Fremantle, R1 of 2016

Bontempelli receives running from the first centre bounce and has a running left foot shot from 45m on a slight angle… and nails it inside the first 20 seconds! (Q1 0:32)
Stringer gives to Wallis in a pack at the hotspot but the hurried snap bounces wide. (Q1 1:34)
Johannisen gives to Liberatore who has time to take a couple of steps and steady over a snap from 40m on a slight angle… the Dogs have the jump, that’s two! (Q1 4:33)
Walters passes from near the centre circle after the next centre bounce to the lead of Pavlich at 40m on a slight angle. Pav misses. (Q1 5:48)
Dawson spoils a long ball to Picken at 30m on the flank but straight to McLean who gets taken high by Ibbotson. McLean squeezes the set shot inside the near goalpost. (Q1 10:48)
Another centre clearance to the Dogs with Tom Boyd in ruck, big pack at the hotspot with Picken giving to Johannisen for another one! (Q1 11:50)
Clancee Pearce finds Ballantyne over the back of Wood at 20m on a slight angle, after a turnover in midfield by Stevens. Balla hits the outside of the goalpost. (Q1 13:49)
Macrae has Stringer on his own at the hotspot, the ball bounces in front of him and the cavalry closes but Stringer taps to Dunkley for his first goal in league footy. (Q1 15:44)
Biggs marks a hurried rebound kick by Mundy to the HFF and sends it straight back, big pack but it’s Roughead three deep who marks 20m out for goal number six for the Doggies! (Q1 18:19)
Daniel goes long up the guts to Stringer who rises in front of the outmatched Sutcliffe and takes a contested grab 45m out on a slight angle. Stringer kicks truly. (Q1 26:30)
Macrae roves Stringer’s contest on the HFF and gives back to him for a snap off a step from outside 50m… OOTF. (Q1 28:05)
Inside stats are about even actually, clearances 9 all, contested +9 which is not that bad. Dogs are just killing them on the outside. (Qtr Time)
Lack of anything at all up forward for Freo in structure means the small Dog defenders are racking it up. (Q2 0:22)
After a bad Spurr turnover in the centre, McLean roves a Stringer ball to Picken and snaps across his body from the hotspot… into the post. (Q2 1:58)
Fyfe roves a Pavlich drop in the pocket and tries to run around the boundary into goal, but two Dogs chase him down to win the HTB free! (Q2 2:22)
Fyfe gets some time in the centre to pick out a target and finds Mayne just inside 50m on a slight angle. Mayne misses badly, nowhere near. (Q2 4:13)
Suckling gives to Murphy who baulks two Dockers at half forward but misses from 45m on a slight angle. (Q2 6:44)
Neale passes short to Mayne at much the same spot as the last set shot. This time Mayne kicks truly. (Q2 8:15)
Ah, but a further video analysis sees the goal reversed, it is ruled to have shaved the goalpost padding. (Q2 9:47)
After a Bontempelli behind, the Dogs lock the ball in at the kick in leading to Stringer goaling from the square with a volley from 5m after contesting against two Dockers! (Q2 11:41)
Bontempelli roves a pack on the HFF and gives to Hunter who hits Stringer on the lead at 40m on the flank. Stringer misses. (Q2 13:41)
Adams passes to Hunter at 45m wide on the flank, who kicks OOTF. (Q2 14:43)
Mundy passes to Ballantyne 30m out on the flank, he plays on to Walters at the hotspot. Son-Son belatedly kicks the first goal of the afternoon for Fremantle. (Q2 16:15)
Pavlich is spoiled over the behind line from a long Danyle Pearce ball from the HFF. (Q2 17:57)
Dahlhaus is corralled on the HFF and has Stevens running to the square, but he misses with a snap. (Q2 21:13)
Spurr’s kick in goes to a nest of Dogs near the hotspot, Suckling accepts the Easter egg for a goal off his left! (Q2 22:07)
Dawson turns the ball over on the wing to Murphy, Dawson’s man Tom Boyd is over the back on his own 25m out on a slight angle. But Boyd shanks it OOTF. (Q2 23:57)
Stringer crumbs his own contest 40m out in front but kicks OOTF with men on for the give. (Q2 24:56)
Morris gets a rare chance to snap from 50m on a slight angle just before the HT siren, he hits the post. (Q2 27:58)
Murphy leaps on the goal line and rushes a Sutcliffe snap from 45m on a slight angle. (Q3 2:24)
Walters runs away from Biggs but misses from 30m on the flank. (Q3 7:25)
Suban sails through a nice set shot from 40m in front after Matthew Boyd catches him high. (Q3 8:53)
Bontempelli passes short to Dunkley near the boundary 35m out, who hits the post. (Q3 13:14)
Macrae passes to Picken to mark unopposed in front of Neale at 35m on a slight angle. Picken misses. (Q3 14:52)
Long ball down the flank to traffic 25m out, it bounces up, Stringer bullocks his way through bodies to gather and screw through a fine goal off his left! (Q3 16:15)
Neale roves at the top of the Dog goalsquare but kicks blind to the flank 40m out where Johannisen dives and marks. Johannisen kicks like a backman, just a point. (Q3 18:22)
Sutcliffe rushes a quick Biggs snap after a stoppage from close range. (Q3 19:24)
Taberner marks an errant Ballantyne snap outside the behind post. He screws through his first goal. (Q3 20:50)
Morris and Boyd spoil each other on the wing to release Walters for a gallop down the wing, the pass goes to Weller who makes no mistake from 25m on a slight angle. (Q3 26:53)
Pavlich clunks a long Danyle Pearce ball down the flank to a pack 20m out. He goals to kick off Q4 junk time. (Q4 1:05)
Dawson’s errant handball at halfback to Hunter is flipped out to Bontempelli who baulks and finds Liberatore next to the hotspot. Libba misses. (Q4 2:37)
Johannisen has Suckling on his own on the HFF, he bounces and looks for an option but goes himself from 45m… narrow. (Q4 5:08)
Ballantyne mows down Tom Boyd to prevent a score from the hotspot. (Q4 6:36)
Liberatore streams away from a stoppage on the wing and kicks to the top of the square where Stringer has lost Ibbotson to mark unopposed. Stringer boots his fourth major. (Q4 13:06)
Tom Boyd marks a Daniel pass from the wing to the flank 35m out, yet another unopposed mark inside 50 for the Dogs. He kicks truly. (Q4 15:06)
Taberner marks a Fyfe kick in front of Morris at 40m on the flank, but misses badly. (Q4 20:06)
Dunkley gives outside a contest on the HFF to Macrae whose snap from 45m just falls the right side of the line. (Q4 23:26)
Matthew Boyd goes short to Stringer at 50m on the flank, with Ibbotson zoning off 15m away. Stringer goes back for the set shot inside the last minute, and boots goal number five! (Q4 25:07)
Daniel goals after the siren to cap off the massive Doggy win! (Q4 27:27)

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