Blog log from R3 of 2018: Western Bulldogs vs Essendon

Dickson marks 40m from goal and finds Wallis who ran forward from the midfield and into space, 25m from goal in the pocket. Wallis’ set shot misses to the left. (Q1 4:05)
Tipungwuti gathers a ground ball 35m from goal, turns towards goal and Johannisen catches him high. Tipungwuti’s free kick for goal starts right but bends back for a goal. (Q1 5:37)
Dahlhaus wins the ball in the stoppage, hands to Macrae in space 45m out and Macrae’s kick is a shocker, just scraping in for a point. (Q1 6:22)
McKenna opts to go down the middle of the ground with his kickout and its cut off by McLean 40m from goal. McLean’s shot misses to the left. (Q1 8:22)
Sloppy start to this game as Goddard’s kickout from the Bulldogs miss goes out on the full. Hunter takes the shot at goal from the free kick and misses to the left. (Q1 9:15)
Wallis from the top of the square under pressure hands backwards to Gowers who takes a quick snap at goal but hits the post. (Q1 15:21)
Stringer fights through a tackl and hands to Parish who snaps a nice goal from 25m out. (Q1 17:32)
Johannisen running across goal under no pressure gets pinged for running too far! Green gets the free kick and slots it from 20m out directly in front. (Q1 21:37)
Wood chips a ball inside 50 to space which allows Johannisen to collect, steady and kick a nice goal. (Q1 27:38)
Dahlhaus wins it out of the middle, kicks long forward to the top of the square where Bontempelli juggles a nice pack mark. Bontempelli goes back and kicks the goal. (Q2 1:26)
Wallis under pressure in the forward line, hands to Daniel, gets it back and chips through a goal from 25m out directly in front. (Q2 6:12)
McKenna marks 70m out, runs to 60 and lets fly on a long shot for goal which makes the distance easily but misses to the left. (Q2 9:18)
McKenna marks outside 50 and kicks high to Hooker who extends the arms and marks above his head 25m out directly in front. Hooker kicks the goal. (Q2 15:10)
Macrae kicks long to Gowers who marks 35m out above his head. Gowers goes back and kicks the goal. (Q2 21:23)
Central ball to the top of the Essendon goal square and Smith is there to crumb the pack and kick a simple goal. (Q2 26:24)
Bontempelli wheeling onto his left foot kicks long to Dunkley who outmarks Myers 15m out directly in front. Dunkley kicks the goal. (Q2 30:00)
Bontempelli nudges Goddard out of the play and has a dribbling shot at goal from the pocket which looks on track but hits the backside of the post. (Q3 5:09)
High ball goes into the Dogs forward line where Dunkley marks strongly in the pocket. He goes back and kicks the goal. (Q3 10:24)
Suckling places a kick to the top of the square where Bontempelli roves and snaps a nice goal. (Q3 12:26)
Daniher takes a fantastic pack marks, switches across field to Goddard who links up with Paris to find Merrett 35m from goal. Merrett goals. (Q3 18:25)
Begley kicks inside 50, misses his intended target but Daniher is there to mop up and snap a goal on his left. (Q3 19:49)
McGrath turns the ball over by foot to Hunter coming out of defence. Hunter with the set shot from 30m out on a slight angle kicks truly. (Q3 22:07)
Williams roves a contest at the 50m arc, takes a few steps to steady, loads up and kicks a big goal for the Dogs. (Q4 4:11)
Bontempelli marks 75m out, pumps it back into the forward line where Dale marks 25m out directly in front. Dale kicks the goal. (Q4 6:20)
The ball is dished out to Stringer who snaps quickly from 25m out directly in front and kicks the goal. (Q4 13:20)
Fantasia streaming through the middle of the ground finds Bellchambers 30m from goal directly in front. Bellchambers opts to kick to Green in a slightly better spot. Green goals. (Q4 16:54)
Stewart marks on the wing and Naughton gives away the 50m penalty for entering the protected area. Stewart from 30m out kicks the goal. Bombers within 3 goals now. (Q4 20:05)
Daniher marks just outside the goalsquare but hands to Green and it’s fumbled through for a point! Costly error. (Q4 22:17)
McLean with the ball on centre wing, runs away from Zaharakis, takes a couple of bounces and ices the game with a great running goal. (Q4 23:56)

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