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Blog log from R22 of 2017: Western Bulldogs vs Port Adelaide

Blog log for Western Bulldogs vs Port Adelaide, R22 of 2017

Liberatore is released out of the stoppage and sends it through the corridor. Murphy gathers and flicks to Dale. Bailey paces away and nails it from 45! (Q1 3:35)
Suckling takes the out on the full free kick, positioned 60 metres from goal. With a heavy breeze at his back, Matt thumps it through with a remarkable punt! (Q1 10:37)
Ryder takes it directly out of the ruck contest, throwing Roughead away with ease. Patrick sends it on the boot with urgency and goals from 25! (Q1 13:04)
Keep in mind that the Bulldogs enjoy a strong wind advantage. However, the prominence may only be known once Port take their turn. (Q1 15:36)
Hartlett opens the play with a terrific delivery off half back, finding Boak on the bounce. Travis chips to the unmarked Gray, but Robbie misses the set shot from 30. (Q1 22:19)
Johnanisen receives a dubious 50 metre penalty after slightly late contact from Westhoff. Jason shoots from 55 and bounces through a minor score. (Q1 24:16)
The half back come forward, Johannisen gathers the pill off the deck inside the attacking arc. He immediately flicks to Cloke and Travis sends it through from 35! (Q1 25:32)
Ryder takes the lead up mark, ahead of the desperate Murphy, colliding with S.Gray in the process. He lines up from 35 on the slight and sends it through with the snap! (Q1 27:50)
Ryder continues to exert his influence on the contest, knocking it down to Boak. Travis links with Wines, but Ollie misses from 40 on the slight angle. (Q2 1:12)
The Power link up with a series of terrific, lightning quick handballs within the congested forward arc. Ollie receives and makes no mistake on his second chance from 40! (Q2 2:28)
Bontempelli takes the strong lead up mark and immediately turns around to send the pill to the Hunter/Polec matchup. Jared gives away the free and Lachie converts from 35! (Q2 5:58)
Zaine Cordy takes Dixon out of the contest with a block and the decision is paid Charlie’s way. Dixon shoots from 45 on the flank and nails the set shot! (Q2 13:15)
The Bulldogs burst away from the resultant stoppage and Bontempelli is at the end of it. Marcus receives and shoots from inside the centre square, bouncing a minor. (Q2 13:49)
Houston, having arisen from the dead after that shoulder injury, darts the pill onto the chest of the leading Gray. Robbie marks but hits the post from the 30 metre set shot. (Q2 15:16)
Robbie Gray has struggled in front of goal but has no trouble converting from point blank range. He was grabbed without the pill by a desperate Williams and the rest is history! (Q2 17:54)
Desperate acts are the Bulldog avenue to goal in this contest. McLean charges from out of nowhere to spoil Houston. Cloke crumbs and snaps truly on the run from 40! (Q2 21:24)
McLean, Macrae and Dale combine with a skilled sequence resulting in the set shot for Bailey. The youngster lines up and nails the goal from 40 on the slight angle! (Q2 26:54)
The Bulldogs continue to finish the term strongly, this time Johannisen launching to the Murphy/Polec contest. Bob receives the free but hits the post after the siren from 30. (Q2 30:44)
If we can derive anything about the wind assistance from that first half, it appears to not be as great of a factor as first suspected. (Half Time)
Hunter releases a streaming McLean, Toby pacing away from the wing region. He darts the pass to the leading Dale and Bailey takes the grab over Hartlett. He converts truly from 45! (Q3 4:52)
Cordy is unable to deal with the ground ball, punching into the path of Neade. Jake flicks to the eagerly anticipating Wingard. Chad receives and clocks it through with the snap! (Q3 8:07)
The Neade-Wingard combination sees the light of day within a minute of the prior occurrence, this time Jake finding Chad on the lead. He misses to the near side from 30. (Q3 9:37)
The Bulldogs pace through the middle of the ground with Dahlhaus taking the grab to unleash the play. Johannisen receives and shoots from 40 on the flank, missing to the right. (Q3 11:21)
Dixon sends the long up and under to the top of the goal mouth. The Power win it at ground level through the Ryder punch. Boak crumbs the loose pill and dobs it with the snap! (Q3 13:18)
Cloke shoots from 45 on the boundary line as the match becomes a series of end to end actions. Travis’ shot was terrific, yet just clips the post for the minor score. (Q3 14:38)
The Bulldogs regain the lead! Hunter gathers the pill within the heat of congestion and throws it on the left boot. He bounces it close to the post but it is called a goal! (Q3 22:34)
The Bulldogs have two in thirty seconds! From the resultant stoppage they surge forward. Dunkley gathers the pill and hooks across his body with urgency. Through it flies from 45! (Q3 23:40)
Johannisen forces the turnover with extreme pace, flying away from the fleet footed Polec. He takes a bounce and launches from the arc, missing to the right hand side. (Q3 25:09)
Wingard notices the lopsided battle between Dixon and the undersized Suckling. Charlie takes the predictable mark and converts truly from 25 on the slight angle! (Q3 28:15)
Powell-Pepper flicks the handball to the powering Boak, as the Power surge forward in numbers. Travis sets his sights to goal, but misses the running attempt from 35 on the slight. (Q3 32:12)
Sam Gray receives on the boundary ahead of Johannisen and immediately sets his sights for goal. He attempts the shot with the left foot snap and it sails through! Incredible skill! (Q4 3:04)
The Bulldogs scrap for the pill in numbers at the bottom of a forward 50 pack. Predictably Liberatore is there, grabbing the loose pill and hooking it through from close range! (Q4 5:32)
Macrae sends the up and under inside the attacking arc and Dale is the one to ghost in from the side to pluck the pill. Bailey whacks through his fourth from 40 on the slight! (Q4 9:20)
Dixon takes the lead up mark with Hunter trailing, Charlie taking advantage of some quality Power ball use. The former Sun lines up from 40 on the slight and splits the middle! (Q4 11:05)
Young forces the ball forward with a fist, but Neade plays the role of crumber with sparkling efficiency. He gathers off the deck and whacks it forward, missing from 50. (Q4 13:05)
Wingard places the ball into the path of Dixon and Charlie takes another lead up mark, this time directly in front. He goes back and regains an advantage for the Power from 30! (Q4 14:28)
Houston takes McLean high in the attempted tackle and Toby will line up from 50 on the flank. He shoots and his effort is knocked through, tying the score. (Q4 20:27)
6:18 left to play with the ball deep in the Port Adelaide defensive 50. (Q4 20:27)
Boak demonstrated a tremendous sidestep, altering his path with sheer power. Morris was unable to force the issue, Travis kicking to Wingard. Chad marks and goals from point blank! (Q4 22:20)
4:10 left to play with the ball on the outer wing as the umpire balls it up, slightly to the Dogs attacking end. (Q4 24:26)
Polec and Ebert move it by hand between each other as Jared moves the ball from half back to inside 50. He dabs the pass and Gray marks.Robbie converts truly from 35 on the slight! (Q4 25:30)
Exactly 3 minutes left to play, cna the Bulldogs mount a comeback? (Q4 25:44)
Wines, Boak and Polec combine with Jared finalising the play with a terrific grab. The former Lion lines up the set shot from 40 out, directly in front, and he converts truly! (Q4 28:20)

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