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Blog log from R9 of 2017: Geelong vs Western Bulldogs

Blog log for Geelong vs Western Bulldogs, R9 of 2017

Dangerfield sails through the first goal from a set shot from 50m on the flank to get the home crowd going. (Q1 1:48)
That goal came after a HTB free against Bontempelli. (Q1 2:18)
Johannisen receives from Daniel on the HFF and misses from 50m. (Q1 3:21)
Wallis passes down the flank to Dickson to mark in front of Stewart 25m out for the first Doggie goal. (Q1 4:48)
Bontempelli roves a Wallis contest at half forward that falls perfectly for him, he turns and has Smith near the top of the square for his first goal of the evening. (Q1 7:38)
A pack at half forward for Geelong, Cockatoo strips Webb in a tackle and mops up, he kicks quickly to the square for Blicavs to beat Johannisen to the fall and goal. (Q1 10:47)
Webb streams away from the next centre bounce after a feed from Jong, his long ball to the square sits up for Smith to gather and goal. (Q1 11:19)
O’Connor gives to Parsons after a pressured series of handballs through half forward, but Parsons sprays it OOTF. (Q1 13:06)
Hawkins monsters Macrae trying to intercept on the HBF, the crumb falls over the back for Dangerfield who tries his luck from 40m on the boundary… and threads it! (Q1 16:19)
Suckling passes over Stewart for Bontempelli to juggle a tough mark 25m out near the boundary. He misses. (Q1 18:45)
Clay Smith starts a rebound on the HBF, the Dogs sprint through the guts, Redpath has Boyd 40m out on the flank. Boyd’s set shot starts left but draws beautifully for a goal. (Q1 21:34)
Jong gets a sensational bounce on the wing to beat two Cats, he gives to Clay Smith who misses the lot from 40m on the flank. (Q1 24:35)
Bontempelli also gets a fabulous bounce chasing a ground ball ahead of Kolodjashnij, but he misses from 45m near the boundary. (Q1 27:45)
Scott Selwood passes to Taylor on the boundary 30m out after a stoppage in midfield. Harry gets the crowd rollicking with his first goal! (Q2 2:39)
Jong is spoiled by Bews on the HBF going for a hurried Bontempelli rebound kick, the crumb falls perfectly for Dangerfield who snaps a pretty goal from 40m on the flank. (Q2 6:39)
Tuohy passes to Taylor who uses superior positioning and strength to hold Wood off the fall to mark 20m out on the flank. Harry starts it left but swings it inside the post. (Q2 8:24)
Macrae catches Tuohy high just outside CHF, the Irishman goes back for the set shot and sails it right through! Cats are in control for the moment. (Q2 11:53)
Taylor gives to Murdoch in the pocket for a very high ball to the square, it’s Taylor himself who roves but misses from 10m. (Q2 15:24)
Taylor marks and goals again, three for him now, after a pass to 40m on the flank. (Q2 18:54)
Menegola misses a mid range snap after a rare Murphy mistake. (Q2 27:32)
Three Dogs combine to a spoil a long Taylor ball from outside CHF to Hawkins in the square, rushed behind. (Q2 29:08)
Adams dithers in a pack and is claimed HTB by Hawkins, whose set shot from 40m on the flank is a bit wonky, but nonetheless wobbles through. (Q3 2:07)
Boyd waits and waits at half forward for something to kick to, eventually goes long to the square, Redpath is down for a Menegola drop to goal with ease. (Q3 6:20)
Redpath threads the needle from a set shot near the boundary 20m out, on the end of a rebound started by Murphy and finished by Wallis. (Q3 12:36)
Wallis is again active near goal, this time it’s Mitch himself who snaps truly from the pocket after stripping O’Connor in a tackle and receiving from Webb (Q3 14:36)
Webb has a few moments to make a choice with ball in hand on the boundary 30m out, decides to go himself with the low percentage drop punt snap… it’s good! Dogs in it! (Q3 15:34)
Cloke snaps another one for the Dogs from a stoppage in the pocket, oh boy wowee the Bulldogs have all the play and are getting full value! A point in it. (Q3 18:53)
Macrae releases Williams to speed away from a stoppage on the HFF, but he misses from 35m. Scores level. (Q3 21:14)
Bontempelli can’t beat two Cats for a long Suckling ball to the square, the ball bounces behind the contest and into the goalpost. (Q3 21:50)
Boyd is a few steps ahead of Smith to mark a Bontempelli ball from the HFF to the hotspot. He misses. (Q3 25:23)
After Suckling gets a free for a push on the wing and plays on, Daniel passes to the lead of Dickson 45m out on the flank. Dickson doesn’t score. (Q3 27:06)
Wallis catches Bews HTB at a stoppage 35m out on a slight angle. He pops through his second goal, Dogs up by two kicks now. (Q3 28:21)
Dickson passes to Bontempelli at CHF, he plays on but just misses. (Q3 30:36)
Cloke is pinged for abuse to give away 50m, Joel Selwood is brought to just inside CHF for a big goal to start Q4. (Q4 0:58)
Joel Selwood gets caught very high by Wood in a slinging tackle in the pocket, he goes inside to brother Scott 45m out on the flank. Scott sails through the go ahead goal! (Q4 4:04)
Duncan runs onto his left foot after receiving outside a stoppage, he shoots from 40m on a slight angle… drifts into the goalpost. (Q4 7:43)
Adams plays on from the last line after marking in relief but gets run down by Taylor, of all people, for a simple goal from the top of the square. (Q4 10:12)
Menzel goals on the turn from 40m in front after the Cats’ frontal pressure causes another turnover at half back, this time by Johannisen. (Q4 13:25)
Dale passes to Dickson next to the hotspot. This for the first score to the northern end for the Dogs all night… it’s good. (Q4 16:22)
Cloke marks in the centre and sends a rather hopeful long ball to Boyd to fly between two Cats 40m out on a slight angle… Boyd clunks it and goals! (Q4 18:07)
Dangerfield steams away from the next centre bounce and goes long to Menzel 20m out on a slight angle. Menzel makes no mistake. (Q4 19:59)
Williams baulks on the wing with three on him and goes to Dale, he gets caught high and plays on to Redpath 30m out on the flank. Redpath hits the post. (Q4 21:28)
Kolodjashnij plays on after marking a Murdoch ball and misses from 50m on the flank. (Q4 25:15)
Hawkins chases a long ball to space in the pocket by Parsons on the end of a rebound from the BP, he has Taylor for the easy centring ball 20m out and goal. Five for Harry! (Q4 26:15)
Hawkins baulks two Dogs at half forward and centres to Dangerfield 45m out in front. Dangerfield gets a 50m penalty on Picken to ensure the goal. (Q4 28:14)

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