Blog log from R18 of 2016: Western Bulldogs vs St Kilda

Steven wins the opening clearance and follows up to launch long into the F50. Membrey flies ahead of Roberts and takes the grab, before slotting it from 20! (Q1 0:41)
Wright, Sinclair, Billings and then Bruce, all by hand as the Saints power forward with ball in hand. Josh turns and shoots, but misses to the far side from the pocket. (Q1 4:25)
Dunkley to Macrae by foot before Jack darts in a pass to the leading Smith, out ahead of Savage. Clay lines up from a step inside 50 and sends it through! (Q1 4:57)
Long bomb in and Redpath wins the free against the outsized Gilbert, as Sam clearly held Jack. From close range, Jack slots the major for the Dogs second! (Q1 6:53)
Liberatore to Dickson by hand and the dead eye dick in Tory, adds one more to the highlights reel. Tackled by Ross, he manages to spin on a sixpence and snaps truly from 40! (Q1 11:52)
Weller gives the Saints the quick reply! A deep forward 50 entry by Newnes falls out the back after Riewoldt flew, straight into the arms of Maverick who turns and goals! (Q1 13:27)
Montagna gives the 50 metre penalty away to Suckling after abuse due to a close out of bounds decision. From the slight angle 20 out, Matt finishes with ease! (Q1 16:47)
Another avoidable free kick, falling the way of Smith, after late contact on the Daniel kick by Bruce. Clay lines up from 35 on the slight, but pulls it to the near side. (Q1 21:09)
Roberton receives out of congestion after the Saints won the forward 50 battle for the pill. Dylan launches from 45 on the sharp angle and misses to the near side. (Q1 26:36)
Hunter turns it over coming out of defence, gifting Steven the opportunity to assess the options and pick Armitage through the corridor. David finishes with ease from 40! (Q1 27:38)
Newnes gives away the free, for keeping Picken well out of the marking contest with a heavy hip and shoulder. Liam lines up after the siren and misses poorly from 30. (Q1 30:37)
Macrae produces a brilliant evasive step, moving wide of Armitage and then darting in a pass to the leading Boyd. Tom lines up from 40 on the slight and misses to the far side. (Q2 2:41)
The Saints move it to the hotspot, where Riewoldt gets first to the pill, moves away from Boyd and steadies for goal. Nick needs little time to settle, finishing from 20! (Q2 4:56)
Long bomb into the Dogs forward 50 and Bontempelli leaps unopposed, taking down a rather simple grab. Marcus finishes with ease from 25! (Q2 6:30)
Roughead assesses the options and moves it centrally to Bontempelli, who takes another relatively simple grab. Make that two in a row for the Bont! (Q2 9:11)
Savage attempts the shot, gets smothered and butters up by moving it off to Wright by hand. Nathan receives and shoots with immediacy, pulling it to the far side from 25. (Q2 11:43)
Armitage chips it ahead of the leading Riewoldt, who marks with ease ahead of the sprawling Roberts. Nick lines up from the arc of 50 and sends it through! (Q2 13:32)
Suckling produces one of the worst kicks of the season, hashing it straight into the arms of Steven with a hooked effort from the goal square. Jack gathers and goals with ease! (Q2 17:40)
Montagna receives through the middle of Etihad and seemingly waits an eternity for the ball to bobble to his liking.Eventually it does and he picks out Riewoldt, who goals from 40! (Q2 25:25)
Bontempelli takes the mark 60 out from goal after receiving via the Macrae chip. The siren sounds and Marcus must kick for goal, mustering a behind with a torpedo. (Half Time)
Dunstan wins the opening clearance of the half and sends it inside 50, with Membrey taking the strong contested grab. The former Swan trots in and goals from 50! (Q3 0:31)
Again Dunstan provides a play from the stoppage that provides the Saints with a scoring opportunity. Luke won it at the coalface and hit Riewoldt on the chest. Nick goals from 30! (Q3 6:26)
Suckling turns it over with the double smother coming from the desperation of Gresham. The Saints win it out the back and Riewoldt finds Membrey, who misses from 35. (Q3 9:52)
Suckling then thumps it straight down the middle and enables Daniel to provide a delivery inside 50. Eventually it falls the way of Dickson, who snaps it truly from 20! (Q3 11:22)
Jong makes it 2 in thirty seconds for the Dogs! A quick centre clearance win and Lin manages to get to the drop zone and send it through from 25 under pressure from Gilbert! (Q3 12:32)
BONTEMPELLI! The Dogs again win it out of the stoppage and Wallis is the first to grab it off the deck, flicking it back to the speeding Marcus who hammers it in from 55! (Q3 13:57)
Again Bontempelli extracts it out of the pack and in one swift movement, belying the height of his frame, he manages to snap it goalward. The hooking shot just misses to the left. (Q3 17:51)
The Saints kick a goal through nothing via the mercurial youngster in Gresham.Grabbing it deep in the pocket, Jade manages to hook it through the big sticks under immense pressure! (Q3 20:47)
Macrae marks the up and under after Dickson’s late shot on goal. Jackson hits it to Bontempelli just milliseconds before the siren and the mark is paid. Marcus misses from 35. (3 Qtr Time)
Wood gives away the free kick to Wright after holding the man too long in the tackle. Defender come forward Wright sends it through from 40 on the slight! (Q4 6:58)
Saints take it out of the middle once more, this time Steven moving it to the eagerly awaiting Billings. Jack receives but misses the opportunity from 45. (Q4 8:48)
Bruce finds it at ground level after shrugging away his direct opponent. Having lost his feet, Josh could only dribble it toward goal from 45 for a minor score. (Q4 21:34)
Smith gives away the down the field free kick for late contact. Weller lines up the opportunity from 35 on the slight angle and he just misses to the far side. (Q4 22:59)
Roughead went down with injury and it enabled Hickey to outmark the undersized Johannisen. With less than three minutes to play, Tom hits the post from 25. (Q4 25:16)

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