Blog log from SF of 2016: Hawthorn vs Western Bulldogs

Dahlhaus roves a Tom Boyd contest on the HFF and sees Dickson over the back of Birchall to draw a free for front on contact near the hotspot. But Dicks shanks a behind. (Q1 4:00)
Sicily marks behind a pack 20m out, plays on even though the ump blew a mark as he might have thought it was touched, gets tackled and snaps the goal anyway. (Q1 7:16)
Burgoyne receives from Stratton forward of a pack on the wing and passes to Sicily 40m out on a slight angle. Sicily misses. (Q1 8:56)
Frawley gets a fingertip on a long ball over the back to Picken, the Hawks mop up and rebound up the guts, Burgoyne hits Gunston in stride who runs into the open goal! (Q1 9:59)
Hunter picks up a loose ball at half forward, jinks between Hawks and goes very short to Dickson 30m out on the flank. Dickson misses again. (Q1 11:42)
Liberatore roves a pack on the wing and gives forward to Hunter running down the flank, but Lachie misses from 45m with a man on his ginger. (Q1 13:51)
Fitzpatrick gives to Puopolo for a pressured miss from the hotspot after Burgoyne misses Schoenmakers in the pocket on a fast break. (Q1 15:04)
Rioli marks 35m out on the flank but tries a pass that goes over the head of Gunston, no score. (Q1 16:02)
Schoenmakers gives to Smith for a snap around the corner from 30m near the boundary after a stoppage… just wide. (Q1 17:06)
Rioli runs down Matthew Boyd in the BP, gathers and centres to Puopolo at the hotspot. Poppy goals, just, after a video review on the ball going near the post. (Q1 18:17)
Rioli comes flying in to claim Dahlhaus on the rebound as the Dogs keep trying to run out of defence, another HTB free 50m out on a slight angle, this one’s wide. (Q1 20:17)
Dunkley receives outside a stoppage on the HFF and centres off the left to Wood 40m out in the corridor. Wood steers through the first Doggy goal of the evening. (Q1 22:25)
A long series of repeat stoppages at the Dog hotspot, eventually the ball squirts to McLean who snaps truly, but Hodge claims it was touched. Review… ruled a behind. (Q1 28:48)
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Biggs drops a Wood handball in midfield, Hill pounces and has Rioli over the back to mark and run into the open goal to begin Q2. (Q2 0:32)
Picken’s centring ball from the HFF comes off hands to the lap of Stringer, he breaks a tackle and screws through a fine goal from near the hotspot. (Q2 3:04)
Roughead lopes aawy from the next centre bounce and goes long, Bontempelli has position on Hodge to mark 25m out on a slight angle, he goals as well, Dogs back in it! (Q2 4:22)
McEvoy down to Burgoyne at the next centre bounce, he releases Hill to glide to 50m on a slight angle for a very quick settler! (Q2 5:39)
Wood turns the ball over on the wing under pressure to Stratton, switch, Hill passes to Gunston at 45m near the boundary. Gunston doesn’t score. (Q2 10:27)
Dahlhaus’ panic kick from the BP goes to ground in a nest of Hawks, chain of handballs, the free man Hodge receives from Mitchell and pops through the goal from the hotspot. (Q2 11:12)
Daniel tries to baulk away from a big pack 40m out on a slight angle from the Hawthorn goal, but Shiels catches him HTB. Shiels converts with no problem. (Q2 12:57)
Dunkley misses from heavy traffic 20m out on a slight angle. (Q2 14:58)
Picken roves a long ball to the hotspot and gives outside to Johannisen who misses badly off the left boot around the corner. (Q2 17:40)
The Hawks go coast to coast from the kick in, Burgoyne centres from the HFF to Breust to mark 20m out in front. But Breust misses badly. (Q2 18:28)
Fitzpatrick misses a handball on the wing, Bontempelli passes to Dunkley who marks over Whitecross 20m out on a slight angle. Dunkley hits the post, disappointingly. (Q2 19:43)
Liberatore sharks a Birchall handball on the wing, sprints away and finds Dunkley over the back again behind Strattong. He shoots from 20m on a slight angle again… goal. (Q2 22:13)
Lewis is stripped in a tackle in the centre, Suckling starts the counter, Hunter passes to Clay Smith 35m out on the flank. Smith goals. Dogs back in it again! (Q2 24:13)
Clay Smith is favoured by a low, hard centring ball by Hunter to the hotspot to mark over Stratton. He goals again, Dogs within a kick all of a sudden! (Q2 27:05)
Bontempelli to Dunkley for the next centre clearance, the kick goes to Tom Boyd 45m out on a slight angle. Boyd misses. (Q2 28:14)
Daniel gives to Stringer who gets a rush of blood to the head and kicks way OOTF from 50m on a slight angle. (Q2 29:43)
The Hawks can’t clear the centre line once again, Daniel passes to Dickson 40m out on a slight angle. The HT siren sounds as he trots in, and he misses a third time. (Q2 30:44)
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Rioli marks at CHF, turns and finds Sicily 40m out on a slight angle, who misses to start Q3. (Q3 0:47)
McEvoy wins a loose footy in traffic at midfield and goes to Schoenmakers at half forward, he has Breust running hard over the back to run into the open goal. (Q3 5:07)
Cordy kicks to two Dogs on Isaac Smith near the hotspot, Smith is pinged for some very soft contact on Picken and Picken converts like the good player he is. (Q3 7:29)
Two Dogs go up for a long ball to the Hawk goalsquare but spoil each other, Rioli roves, gives to Puopolo who feeds Gunston for a shot from 5m… ruled touched on video review. (Q3 9:48)
Gibson feeds Isaac Smith for a running snap from about the same angle as his missed shot last week, other side… same result, hook right. (Q3 11:04)
Cordy is pinged for a throw under a Shiels tackle 45m out on a slight angle. Shiels misses. (Q3 12:05)
Picken roves on the HFF and gives to Clay Smith who centres to Stringer on his own at the top of the square. Stringer goals to give the Dogs the lead. (Q3 15:03)
Johannisen passes to Roughead 45m out on the flank on the end of a rebound around the outer wing. Roughead misses. (Q3 17:36)
Roughead jumps over Gibson going back with the flight to mark 35m out on a slight angle. He goals, Dogs kick ahead! (Q3 21:04)
McLean raises the arms in classic chicken style to draw an extremely soft free on Burgoyne 40m out on a slight angle. He goals to make good on Dog pressure. (Q3 24:39)
Macrae gives to Stringer who snaps as he’s falling from 30m on a slight angle, that’s good too, the Dogs are irresistible! (Q3 26:53)
Frawley is pinged for deliberate OOB 20m out, Picken tries a pass and it doesn’t come off. (Q3 29:55)
Bontempelli continues the rout with a goal from 20m after a feed from Liberatore, following Mitchell getting into trouble at defensive hotspot. (Q3 31:40)
Johannisen passes to Stringer 40m out near the boundary, well in front of Frawley. Stringer shoots as the 3QT siren sounds, but kicks OOTF. Doggy fans cheer anyway! (Q3 32:48)
Bontempelli picks the pocket of Hodge at half forward by batting down a handball, mops up and has Dickson over the back at the hotspot. Dickson goals to kick off Q4 junk time. (Q4 1:08)
Breust marks 40m out on a slight angle and hits the post. (Q4 4:23)
Hunter sets up Picken to run into the open goal. This is going to be a long last quarter for Hawk fans. (Q4 6:23)
Hunter passes to Stringer 45m out on the flank, who doesn’t score. (Q4 7:44)
Picken roves and rolls through his third goal from 40m on the flank. The Bulldogs can do no wrong! (Q4 9:54)
Shiels does the same at the other end. (Q4 11:52)
Puopolo marks near the boundary 35m out and misses. (Q4 16:09)
Gunston has Fitzpatrick over the back on a fast break to mark in the square for a goal. Deep in garbage time now. (Q4 18:38)
Schoenmakers passes to Burgoyne 45m out on a slight angle. Junior goals. (Q4 20:14)
Rioli marks and gives to Hodge who strokes through a quality finish from 55m on the flank. Way too late though. (Q4 25:52)
Daniel gets a goal from the line as the final siren sounds. (Q4 28:05)

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