Blog log from R19 of 2016: Geelong vs Western Bulldogs

Dickson is over the back to mark near the behind line and saunter into the open goal after a rebound up the guts from CHB started by Wood. (Q1 3:49)
Stringer roves a Stanley drop 30m out on the flank but his screwing snap is wide. (Q1 5:11)
Menzel roves a pack 25m out near the boundary but his dribbler is well wide. (Q1 6:48)
Stanley outmarks Dunkley 35m out on the flank and sails through the first Cats goal of the evening. (Q1 8:15)
Tom Boyd just lands a set shot from 45m on a slight angle over the goal line for his first goal. (Q1 11:00)
Menzel monsters Johannisen off the ball and then marks a quick Cowan ball to the top of the square for his first goal. (Q1 15:02)
Hawkins is called to play on after a Dangerfield centre clearance to the hotspot is called touched off the boot, he’s tackled but gives off to Motlop who checksides a goal. (Q1 16:19)
Bontempelli roves a pack on the wing, baulks Motlop with a fabulous step, runs away and hits Dunkley near the hotspot for a goal. (Q1 20:03)
Hawkins follows up a long Dangerfield centre clearance to the hotspot on the ground to help set up Stanley for his second goal with a snap from 20m. (Q1 21:48)
Another centre clearance to Geelong to the pocket, Motlop rides a Wood tackle, the ball flips from Duncan to Hawkins who snaps truly from 40m around the corner! (Q1 22:13)
Another quality forward 50 entry by the dominant Cats midfield, Smith marks on the lead in front of the much smaller Biggs at the hotspot. But he misses. (Q1 24:05)
Dickson marks a Bontempelli ball at 45m on a slight angle and gives off while sitting on his rump to Stringer, who just squeezes the snap inside the right goalpost! (Q1 24:33)
Dahlhaus clears from the next centre bounce, eventually a pack forms at the hotspot and it’s Dickson who snaps behind it off the left boot… that’s another Dog goal! (Q1 24:33)
The Dogs are painfully undermanned in defence but their forward line is potent, so this is going to be a shoot out if the Cats don’t clamp it down. (Q1 24:33)
After a long period of repeat inside 50s but the Bulldogs, the Cats bust through the midfield wall, Menzel has Stanley over the back of Biggs, Stanley gathers and rolls the goal. (Q2 7:01)
Liberatore passes to Boyd on the lead in front of Lonergan 40m out on a slight angle, a 50m penalty on Mackie ensures the goal. (Q2 8:07)
Actually the 50m was against Guthrie, possibly for a bit of backchat. (Q2 9:08)
Mad scramble in the Dog goalsquare after Mackie fumbles a loose ball, eventually Enright is pinged for catching Dickson high, he goals as the home crowd boos. Bulldogs lead! (Q2 11:03)
The free was against Cowan, not Enright. And it was there. (Q2 11:23)
Daniel gives outside a pack for a screwing right foot snap from 40m on a slight angle, but it screws OOTF. (Q2 16:26)
Motlop has Dangerfield over the back of two Dogs on a rare rebound to mark at the top of the square, Macrae gives away 50m with a late challenge. Cats back in front. (Q2 18:09)
Hunter dives on the crumb of a contest at the Cat hotspot, Hawkins dives on him and secures a HTB free for another Cat goal. (Q2 20:09)
Motlop roves a Zac Smith ball to a pack at the hotspot and screws through a trademark opportunist goal off the trusty right boot. (Q2 23:36)
Long ball to the Dog goalsquare just before HT, Enright spoils it towards the line but the ball sits up luckily for Clay Smith to volley home from the line! (Q2 31:54)
Cordy gathers a loose footy at CHF and gives to Dahlhaus who has Jong running outside for a snap from 45m… wide. (Q3 0:33)
Clay Smith marks a Dunkley ball 45m out on the flank on the end of a rebound from the last line started by Johannisen. His set shot drops in the square, no score. (Q3 4:01)
Deliberate OOF free against Cowan, Bontempelli takes the kick but misses, much to the delight of the Cat fans on the Gary Ablett Terrace. (Q3 4:55)
Clay Smith puts his head over a loose footy in the pocket 25m out, Enright comes in heavy and catches him high, another set shot miss. (Q3 6:20)
Daniel snaps wide from a pack 25m out on the flank. (Q3 7:21)
Duncan marks a Motlop ball in front of Biggs at CHF on the end of a fast break from defensive hotspot started by Ruggles. He goals. (Q3 9:00)
Mad scramble in the Cat goalsquare after Menzel chases a loose ball but is run down, Bartel gets a boot to ball but it rolls into the goalpost. (Q3 11:51)
Dangerfield roves his own contest and wows the crowd with a snap around the corner for a goal to kick the Cats away. (Q3 13:04)
Boyd passes to Stringer just inside 50m on the flank, who misses with a sliced set shot. (Q3 16:32)
Menzel can’t mark a Selwood snap headed for the behind line, he gathers and tries a snap around the corner from the boundary 15m out… and hits the post. (Q3 20:43)
Stringer has two on him for an Adcock ball to the pocket, beats Taylor on the ground, Mackie tackles, Stringer shoots on the turn… wide from 20m. (Q3 22:01)
Dangerfield is front and centre for a Motlop ball to Menegola 40m out on a slight angle, he snaps goal number three close to 3QT! (Q3 23:47)
Cockatoo marks a Cowan ball from the wing to 40m on a slight angle after the next centre bounce, Wood too preoccupied with Hawkins. But Cockie misses. (Q3 25:06)
Stanley marks a Menegola ball 40m out on a slight angle, only had Daniel to beat and beat him well. He goals. Cats just about home already. (Q3 26:03)
Bontempelli plays on to advantage from a free on the wing and gives to Jong who scoots away from congestion and lets fly from 50m on the flank to an empty square…. big goal! (Q4 0:41)
Well, having said that, the Dogs winning from here would be a shock like few other in the history of the game. (Q4 1:13)
Little bit of rain failling now. (Q4 5:27)
Stanley marks a Bartel ball near the hotspot and goals to kill off any thought of a late Dog revival. (Q4 8:59)
Dickson marks at 50m on a slight angle, turns and shoots but hits the post. (Q4 14:53)
Menzel snaps wide from 45m on the flank. (Q4 17:44)
Kolodjashnij fumbles a loose ball at the Dog hotspot, Picken pounces and gives to Cordy who snaps truly off the left, his first goal in senior footy. (Q4 18:50)
Loose ball at the top of the Cat goalsquare sits up for Menegola but also allows the Dog defenders to close, he shoots into the post under pressure. (Q4 23:00)
Hawkins marks within range but goes short down the flank to Motlop 25m out. Motlop tries a typically lairish set shot screwing ball, it comes off for a junk time goal. (Q4 24:57)
Picken passes to Boyd near the hotspot in the last minute, he boots his third goal. (Q4 27:01)
Menzel gives to Bartel who hoofs a snap from 55m on the flank which bounces through for a goal in his 300th game, to send the adoring home crowd into raptures! (Q4 29:00)
That one was off his non-preferred left boot, too. What a player Jimmy is. (Q4 29:00)

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