Blog log from R11 of 2018: Western Bulldogs vs Melbourne

Trengove hurries a kick out of congestion deep in the defensive lines, turning it over to Tom McDonald. His quick shot misses right. (Q1 4:00)
The Doggies move the footy up the ground with precise foot skills. Inside the 50, Hunter and Bontempelli combine, eventually giving Honeychurch the easiest of goals. (Q1 6:06)
From just inside the 50, Schache goes bang to slot the Dogs’ second of the day. A soft ruck free kick against Gawn kickstarted the play. (Q1 6:58)
The Bont continues his team’s elite start with a clean as you’ll see ruck-rove from 40. His left foot snap is true. (Q1 9:43)
Toby Mclean is the benefactor of a free kick at 40 out on a slight angle. His set shot smacks into the post. (Q1 15:28)
Jones combines with Gawn and Hannan on the wing, who delivers to a pack where Tom McDonald clunks a strong contested park. He slots Melbourne’s first goal of the day. (Q1 23:13)
Brayshaw delivers to Jones at 45m on a medium angle. The 250 gamer kicks it straight through the big sticks! (Q1 26:44)
Hogan launches it forward where Neal-Bullen, running back with the flight, takes the mark. From 35m, no angle, he goals. (Q2 1:26)
Johannisen goes for glory from outside the 50 on the run, It gets close, missing slightly left. (Q2 3:40)
Magnificent link-up play from the Dees and hard run from Spargo means the footy ends with Tom Mac at FF. His set shot is easy, but he misses. (Q2 4:54)
Gawn lays a big HTB tackle on the wing on Roughead. His midfielders take advantage, finding Tom McDonald free 20m out. Tom goals. (Q2 5:50)
Gowers makes the wrong decision, electing to bomb a shot from 55. It sprays way right. Behind only. (Q2 9:56)
Hibberd’s 1 metre kick turns it over. Bontempelli with a nice spin and dish off to Gowers, who this time kicks the easy goal. (Q2 11:56)
Hogan shows great vision to hit up Hannan in a few metres of space. From 25m, he hits the inside of the post. (Q2 13:41)
Wood gives away a free kick to Hogan in the pocket for chopping the arms. With the outside of the right boot, he snaps a goal. (Q2 19:38)
Tom McDonald marks over Trengove from a Harmes kick at 30m out, no real angle. He extends the Demon lead by 6 points! (Q2 21:19)
Out of congestion, Oliver smartly throws it on the boot toward goal. Hogan is the man who it lands with. He gets his second of the quarter. (Q2 23:34)
Bontempelli kicks the first goal of the second half within 30 seconds. He can thank Jetta for forgetting the ball behind him in the square, thanks to Honeychurch pressure. (Q3 1:12)
Petracca snaps around the body and gets the quick reply. He jumps on a wasted McLean handball deep in defensive lines. (Q3 3:37)
Oliver pops the Sherrin up to one of Hogan or Neal-Bullon, on a collision course for one another. The latter takes the mark, but pulls the set shot wide. (Q3 6:39)
Melksham bullets an incredible kick inboard to Brayshaw, finding Hogan leading the way toward goal. Jesse kicks the easiest of majors. Gates are opening. (Q3 7:57)
Fritsch marks close to the centre circle, where McLean gives away a 50 for encroachment. His shot from 40m is right through the middle. (Q3 9:37)
Vince is pinged for a subtle throw. JJ takes the kick from 50, smacking into the behind post. OOF. (Q3 15:25)
Multiple Dogs go up for the contest and multiple Dees stay down. Hannan ends up kicking the easiest of goals, running toward the cheersquad. (Q3 17:25)
On a quiet day, Schache earns the free for in the back contact from Jetta. Just inside the arc, his shot falls short into the arms of Roughead. Jordan goals. (Q3 20:40)
Daniel gets it out to Hunter who dinks it to Schache. Closer distance but greater angle than his last shot. Hits the post. (Q3 22:08)
McDonald kicks to Neal-Bullen who marks on the lead after some hard running in the forward 50. His set shot misses left. (Q3 23:40)
Max Gawn must still have have some memories of his miss after the siren. His set shot from a similar spot is pulled left. (Q3 27:10)
Lipinski attempts to snag one back after the siren, but his set shot fades right. 3QT (Q3 28:53)
Gawn does the roving of a hot-spot pack with a handball to Hogan.He weights up his options, elects to shoot, and slots the middle. Melbourne extend their lead. (Q4 3:17)
Tom McDonald elects not to give to Brayshaw, instead going for Melksham. Jake snaps on his left from 30 but it’s just wide. (Q4 11:01)
Melksham goes again, this time a play-on shot from 50. It makes the distance, but misses left. Hogan isn’t too happy with that choice. (Q4 11:26)
A soft as you’ll see 50m against Salem for ‘dropping’ the ball brings Roarke Smith into range. His shot doesn’t make the distance. OOB. (Q4 13:04)
Neal-Bullen isn’t confidence with the distance, aiming for Melksham instead. He centres to McDonald who kicks his fourth. (Q4 15:48)
Spargo unselfishly passes to Brayshaw, who has enough time to slip over, get up and still kick the goal from the goalsquare. (Q4 18:42)
Dahlhaus marks strongly then finds Lipinski in the pocket. He opts for Honeychurch on a lesser angle. From 40, Mitch misses right. (Q4 21:18)
Jordan Lewis turns it over to Roughead who marks at 50. Suckling does what he does best, receives the handball, and roosting a massive goal. (Q4 22:27)
Gawn disguises a set-shot turning into a hot spot kick. Hogan marks running toward goal. He goals yet again. (Q4 24:27)
Hogan dives for the mark and will shoot after the siren. He misses from 45m. Gave over. It’s a grand old flag. (Q4 29:48)

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