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Blog log from R2 of 2017: Western Bulldogs vs Sydney

Blog log for Western Bulldogs vs Sydney, R2 of 2017

Kennedy gets a free at the first centre bounce and gives to Jones who sits a high ball to a massive pack at the hotspot where Reid flies across to mark in Hart style. He goals! (Q1 0:20)
Lloyd gives to Hayward in traffic for a quick snap across the body from 45m on a slight angle, it’s wide. (Q1 2:35)
Cloke beats Aliir one on one to mark a long Murphy ball from the centre to 20m on a slight angle. Travis misses. (Q1 4:44)
Cloke marks on the lead 45m out on the flank and misses again. (Q1 6:05)
Reid roves a Stringer drop on the HFF and snaps another lovely finish! (Q1 7:05)
A shanks by Hunter out of defence lands in the arms of Laidler 40m out on a slight angle, he kicks very straight indeed to make the Dogs pay. (Q1 10:46)
Florent roves on the HFF, baulks clear and passes to Reid on his own 20m out on the flank. Reid boots goal number three for Q1! (Q1 15:33)
Jones lays out Cloke with a bump just after marking in the centre. Cloke gets 50m to put him near the hotspot for his first goal. (Q1 17:37)
Stringer marks 40m out wide on the flank in front of Aliir, but misses. (Q1 20:17)
Dahlhaus marks a Johannisen ball in front of Smith 40m out on a slight angle, a ball probably meant for Picken. He misses. (Q1 22:47)
Florent picks up a loose ball at defensive hotspot but his pressured handball goes to ground, Murphy pounces but hits the post from 15m. (Q1 25:20)
Picken bombs long from the wing to the flank 30m out where Aliir holds Cloke to give away an obvious free, even if Cloke played for it. Cloke makes no mistake with that set shot. (Q1 26:57)
Aliir dives to rush a grubber from Hunter from near the hotspot, Hunter had a man on his hammer to prevent him kicking properly. (Q1 29:21)
Stringer spoils Aliir trying to take a relieving mark at the Dog hotspot, he butters up and gives outside to Murphy who wobbles one Home from 45m on a slight angle. (Q2 1:21)
Fox gives to Franklin running towards the boundary 15m out, he tries a Daicos special but it rolls into the goalpost. (Q2 2:14)
Hunter catches Hewett HTB at a ball up on the HFF and gives outside to Suckling who delivers a trademark howitzer from 55m for a goal! (Q2 4:43)
Florent mows down a dithering Johannisen in the BP to win a big HTB free 30m out. He completes the turnover with a sensational set shot for his first senior goal! (Q2 7:51)
Cloke catches Marsh HTB in a pack at the hotspot and boots goal number three. (Q2 9:41)
Reid beats Roberts one on one to mark a Newman ball 40m out on the flank, but his set shot swerves horribly left to right and doesn’t score. (Q2 11:06)
Hewett gives to Mills for a miss from near the hotspot after a rather chaotic forward entry. (Q2 13:39)
Hewett baulks on the HFF and pokes a kick to a pack in the pocket 25m out, Franklin is the only one who goes for it seriously and he juggles the mark. Buddy hits the post. (Q2 18:53)
Jong runs free down the HFF, reaches 40m but tries a pass to Cloke which Aliir cuts off. (Q2 20:42)
Jones plays on from a HTB free against Bontempelli to Cunningham on the wing, and goes long to Newman 30m out on a slight angle. Newman goals, Swans back in front. (Q2 21:16)
Stringer gets a handball after the next centre bounce coming off a wing, he baulks to 60m and sees an empty square so he goes for it… bounces just inside the right goalpost, in! (Q2 22:51)
That ball took a very nice leg break. (Q2 22:51)
Campbell drops a mark near the hotspot but has just enough time to turn and butter up… and miss off the left. (Q2 26:08)
Biggs passes to the lead of Jong 40m out on the flank after playing on to advantage from a Picken free on Franklin on the wing. Jong splits the middle! (Q2 27:21)
After Jong is involved three times, Tom Boyd gets a lovely ride to the top of a big pack to take a screamer over Aliir 25m out on a slight angle. He goals. (Q3 1:02)
Reid gathers a bouncing inside 50 at 30m on the flank and has time to turn on his right boot and measure a snap… it bounces past the contest in the square and through! (Q3 2:08)
Wood marks an Aliir rebound kick to the wing and pumps it back in, Hunter snaps truly from close range. (Q3 3:57)
Stringer marks on the wing, wheels and hits Jong to mark in front of Aliir at the hotspot. Jong sprays it for a behind. (Q3 7:41)
Hannebery marks on the HFF and goes down the line to Franklin 35m out. Wrong flank for him on the right, doesn’t suit his fade, and he tugs it right. (Q3 9:38)
Johannisen centres to the hotspot but straight to Mills… free kick Bulldogs! The ump plucks out an extremely soft free against Aliir for Tom Boyd to get a charity goal. (Q3 12:14)
Cloke snaps truly from close range as the Dogs have the numbers, but did Aliir touch it off the boot? Video review shows that yes, he did. (Q3 14:42)
Murphy baulks clear on the wing and hits Bontempelli 40m out on a slight angle, even though Parker was sitting in the hole. The Bont kicks truly, the Dogs in control now. (Q3 18:12)
Smith bombs long from the wing to the HFF 40m out, the ump pings Campbell for bodying Reid from the fall. Reid’s set shot wobbles in, five for him! (Q3 21:42)
Crameri picks up a loose ball in a pack 15m out but misses off the left. (Q3 23:26)
THe Swans can’t clear half back on the kick in, Stringer snaps truly from 40m on a slight angle. (Q3 23:54)
Cunningham gives outside a pack 25m out on the flank to Jack who grubbers with the left boot, just narrow. (Q3 25:40)
Reid gives to Franklin who snaps a goal from the pocket 20m out, Swans had big numbers on a fast break but Adams almost beat them all by himself. (Q3 28:43)
Jack beats two Dogs on the wing and sets up Hayward ot pass to Franklin 45m out on the flank, Buddy plays on in classic fashion and snaps a big goal! (Q4 1:13)
Reid draws an obvious arm chop free on Wood 40m out in front, but misses. (Q4 5:02)
Parker marks on the boundary 20m out and tries a screwing set shot… no good. (Q4 6:28)
Cunningham passes to Franklin running down the wing, Buddy has nothing on inside so runs his full measure and puts the full hoof into it from 60m… sails through! What a champ! (Q4 9:18)
Jack marks the next centre clearance at CHF, turns and goes to Franklin 55m out on a slight angle, plays on again and repeats the dose! Buddy is the best player in the AFL. (Q4 10:04)
Another centre clearance for Sydney, Jack passes to the lead of Reid 40m out on the flank. Reid boots his sixth goal, Swans in front! (Q4 11:05)
After Aliir beats Tom Boyd on the least line, Picken catches Kennedy HTB at the hotspot trying to lope out of defence. Picken sprays it horribly, unlike last year’s GF. (Q4 14:43)
Picken starts a rebound from defensive hotspot and sprints forward to mark a Cloke ball in the pocket with gut-busting stamina, he goes to the square where Bontempelli goals. (Q4 17:18)
Mils is pinged for deliberate rushing with Picken five metres off him at the top of the square. Picken takes the free on the behind line, and goals! (Q4 18:45)
Stringer gets a handball from Macrae at the next centre bounce and scoots away for a bomb from 55m… that is good too! Dogs hit back, what a contest! (Q4 20:38)
The Dogs rebound from a stoppage on the last line around the outer wing with an overlap, Stringer passes to Murphy near the boundary 40m out, who misses. 3:15 to go at the kick in. (Q4 24:38)
The clock ticks under 1:00 with the Swans not looking like attacking. (Q4 27:22)
Picken marks over Fox just outside the hotspot after Cloke intercepts in the centre. He kicks a cherry-on-top goal. (Q4 28:18)

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