Blog log from R14 of 2017: Western Bulldogs vs North Melbourne

Cunnington to Garner through the corridor and Taylor marks uncontested. He executes with precision and Taylor finishes with ease from 45 out for the first of the contest! (Q1 1:51)
Waite produces the inside 50 dart, with Majak leading up unopposed and marking ahead of the isolated Roughead. He shoots from 45 on the sharp angle and misses. (Q1 4:11)
Stringer assesses the options after receiving from Macrae and finds Campbell pushing into the forward 50 unmarked. Tom shoots from 40 on the slight and misses poorly. (Q1 5:22)
Ziebell throws it on the boot and finds the former Dog in Hrovat, who pushed from the midfield to find space inside forward 50. Nathan trots in and misses from 40. (Q1 6:48)
McLean takes it out of the stoppage, Walis finds Honeychurch by hand and Mitch flicks central to the speeding Dale. Bailey receives and goals from point blank range! (Q1 7:59)
The Roos regain the lead. Higgins plays the role of rover, reading it off the high flying Daw. Shaun pushes off Morris and flicks to Goldstein. Todd goals from point blank! (Q1 9:59)
Honeychurch marks a stride inside the boundary and thumps it centrally to find Bontempelli unmarked. Marcus finishes truly from 45 on the slight angle! (Q1 11:14)
Wood of the Easton variety beats his namesake in the one on one contest and Biggs throws it on the boot inside 50. Campbell marks and hammers it through from 50! (Q1 14:04)
Suckling turns it over in the corridor off the left peg. Cunnington takes advantage, sending it to Wood who powers away unmarked. Mason marks and finishes from close range! (Q1 16:00)
Macrae sends the pill inside 50 and finds Honeychurch on the bounce. Mitch sends it back through the corridor and picks out Wood. Easton nails the set shot from 40! (Q1 19:16)
Swallow has the opportunity to take advantage of a rare Bontempellu turnover in the defensive half. Andrew gathers through the corridor but misses the chance from 50. (Q1 21:03)
Dale has two inside the first term! The long bomb from Honeychurch, Stringer flies and pushes it to the front of the contest. Bailey gathers and goals from close range! (Q1 24:52)
Wood, Morris and Hunter link up by foot, switching the ball from one end of the ground to the other with Lachie marking inside 50 on the sharp angle. Post siren, Lachie snags it! (Qtr Time)
Hrovat is first small onto the scene after Daw and Brown provide repeat tackle efforts. Nathan grabs it, spins and slams it through from 40 on the slight. Classy major! (Q2 1:01)
Johannisen produces an abysmal pass in the defensive half of the ground, managing to find Waite unmarked. Jarrad powers past Jason on the rebound and goals from 40! (Q2 3:04)
McLean marks as the Dogs win the resultant centre stoppage clearance. Toby flicks off to the noted long kick in Suckling. Matt launches but misses to the right hand side. (Q2 5:03)
Honeychurch to Dahlhaus and Luke sends the up and under to the top of the square. Picken marks in opposition to Macmillan and Waite. Liam finishes the simple effort from 20! (Q2 6:04)
Brown plays the role of ruck deep inside the forward 50 stoppage. Ben’s repeat effort provides the clearance win, finding Clarke on the outside. Ryan snaps truly from the pocket! (Q2 8:31)
Brown assesses the options and finds Higgins scooting out the back unattended. The former Dog shoots from the boundary line, 30 out, and misses to the near side. (Q2 9:13)
Thompson hits Honeychurch high as the small forward attempts to win the pill at ground level. Mitch receives the free but is unable to make Scott pay from 25 on the sharp angle. (Q2 11:34)
Stringer, Honeychurch and Wallis link through the middle of Etihad Stadium before Mitch finds Redpath on the lead. Jack shoots from 45 on the flank and misses to the near side. (Q2 14:01)
Wallis and Mullett duel in the marking contest after Dahlhaus sends the up and under. Aaron gives the free away for holding and Mitch resultantly finishes from 20 on the slight! (Q2 16:47)
Repeat efforts aplenty and it finally pays dividends for the men in red, white and blue. Hunter finds Bontempelli who flicks centrally to Stringer. Jake turns and goals from 30! (Q2 23:32)
Bontempelli receives from McLean by hand and Marcus darts the effort to the speeding Redpath. Jack marks and slots the major to make it two in a minute for the reigning premier! (Q2 24:37)
Gibson hooks to the hotspot and Waite takes the strong mark in the isolated contest between him and Morris. Jarrad lines up from 30 on the slight and splits the middle! (Q2 29:47)
Brown launches behind Wood and still manages to pluck it ahead of the acting captain with that reach. Ben shoots from 45 on the flank and slams it through! (Q3 2:16)
Picken takes the two-catch grab sandwiched in between two Roos. Liam takes the set shot from 55 and sends it through! His career has blossomed like a fine wine. (Q3 5:24)
Suckling turns it over inside defensive 50. The Roos try to generate the score through run and carry. Brown gathers the loose pill and snaps truly! (Q3 8:47)
Clarke, Goldstein, Brown, Hrovat and Macmillan all link by hand as they swarm the ball from the wing region to inside 30. Jamie receives, steadies and goals from 25! (Q3 10:58)
Picken hooks the ball around his body and delivers the pill onto the chest of Honeychurch, with Thompson trailing. Mitch shoots from 30 on the slight and misses. (Q3 12:14)
Another Bulldogs score, another assist from Picken. Liam reads it off the long bomb and sends it down the throat of Dahlhaus with a lightning handball. Luke receives and slots it! (Q3 13:13)
The Roos win it at the coalface through Higgins. Shaun sends the long effort to the hot spot and Daw enjoyed the mismatch to rise and mark. Majak finished truly from 40! (Q3 15:14)
Picken finds Hunter unmarked inside 50 as a missed scoring opportunity by Atley results in an opportunity for the reigning premiers. Lachie misses the 40 metre shot. (Q3 18:28)
Higgins dabs the pass inside the arc and Brown takes the grab ahead of Wood. Ben shoots from directly in front and he misses to the left hand side. (Q3 20:38)
McLean forces the turnover with a strong tackle on Williams through the middle of the ground. Stringer takes advantage and finds Picken unmarked. He turns and slams it home! (Q3 22:28)
Cordy wraps up Higgins on the second attempt and forces the turnover. The Dogs waltz the ball forward and Daniel finds Stringer on the lead. Jake marks and misses from 35. (Q3 27:19)
Higgins wins it at the coalface and sends it to the hotspot. Morris is unable to force it forward and Wood is the recipient. Mason gathers out the back and goals from point blank! (Q3 28:28)
Swallow flicks off to Mountford as the Roos enjoy the first foray forward of the first term. Declan hooks his effort off the right peg from the arc and hits the post. (Q4 1:08)
Stringer marks deep in the forward pocket with Thompson trailing in behind. Scott makes contact to the face which slows the process. Jake misses from the pocket. (Q4 4:37)
Dale, McLean and Toby sends it to the hotspot where Redpath and Tarrant duel. Jack receives the free for holding and he slots it from 25! (Q4 5:00)
Dale, Dahlhaus and Bontempelli link by hand before Marcus picks out Campbell with the punt. Tom marks but is unable to make the most of his opportunity from 45. (Q4 10:52)
McLean flicks out of congestion to the pacing Dale. Bailey drops the ball as he considers the shot for goal. He regathers and flicks to Suckling, who snaps truly off the left peg! (Q4 12:07)
Goldstein plays the role of rover, odd for the tallest man on the ground. He gathers the ground ball and flicks off to Cunnington. Ben steadies and goals from 35! (Q4 14:53)
Suckling is forced into turnover once more, this time by hand. Cunnington receives out of congestion and shoots with the snap from the sharp angle. He scores a minor. (Q4 16:25)
Redpath gives away the off the ball free kick and the turnover proves decisive. Brown marks inside the arc and chips further afield to the marking Waite. Jarrad goals from 25! (Q4 19:38)
Brown lofts the pill to the leading Daw and Majak takes the strong grab ahead of Roughead. Majak lines up and sends through his second of the contest! (Q4 21:55)
Five minutes and eighteen seconds left of playing time. North with the last three in a row. Seven point margin. Both seasons on the line. (Q4 22:51)
Daw launches himself at the ball after the long ball by Mullett. Majak forces it forward and Cunnington waits forward and centre. Ben gathers and nabs a second in the last five! (Q4 25:08)
Two and a half minutes to play. One point ball game. Can the Dogs hold on once again? Or do North make it two fantastic comebacks in one exhilarating weekend? (Q4 27:32)
Higgins wins it at the coalface and throws it on the boot with immediacy from the forward stoppage. The up and under falls through for a minor score. Tied ball game. (Q4 28:28)
Stringer has a shot for goal as the Bulldogs tear down the other end from the kick in. Jake shoots from 45 on the flank, and he misses to take the lead. (Q4 29:51)
Bontempelli wins the ball in the middle of the ground and forces it forward. 24 seconds remaining…
(Q4 30:20)
FINAL SIREN! The Bulldogs hold on in another heart stopper! Classic affair with the Roos mounting a late charge that demonstrated remarkable effort when all seemed lost. (Full Time)

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