Blog log from R3 of 2019: Western Bulldogs vs Gold Coast

Miller feeds Swallow for the first centre clearance kick, long ball up the guts to the hotspot where Wright leaps high in front of the pack to clunk it… but he misses badly. (Q1 0:11)
Murdoch intercepts the kick out on the HFF for the Suns and wobbles a kick back to the hotspot, Martin takes a big contested grab in the pack and kicks truly for the first goal. (Q1 1:41)
Bontempelli shows all his class with a bullet pass from half forward to Dunkley who marks in front of Ballard 15m out… but he misses badly. (Q1 4:27)
Suckling runs through midfield and passes to Hunter just inside CHF on a fast break, he gives off to Bontempelli whose running snap is just wide. (Q1 8:01)
Lukosius passes to Sexton in the pocket who feeds MacPherson with a Joe the Goose special for a rebound goal. (Q1 9:02)
Lukosius kicks from the HFF to the square, Miller drops it but fights on the deck with English, the crumb falls for Burgess to soccer home from 5m. (Q1 11:41)
Hunter gets a free on the HFF and hits the hotspot but the Suns clear eventually. Long ball to the Sun hotspot, Sexton leads Young to it, gathers and bounces through a goal! (Q1 14:28)
Gold Coast is having a lot of luck with their fast rebounds, even though the Dogs midfield is edging the stoppage battle early. (Q1 14:56)
Bowes kicks long from the next centre bounce, Burgess clunks it 20m out on a slight angle but hits the post. (Q1 15:59)
Schache passes to Dickson near the boundary 45m out, he goes inboard to Suckling 50m out on a slight angle, Suckers makes that decision look great with a trademark finish. (Q1 17:56)
Bowes tries a Daicos special from the boundary 20m but it doesn’t turn, dribbles across the face. (Q1 20:04)
Sexton misses off a step from the HFF. (Q1 21:58)
Weller intercepts Bontempelli’s kick in midfield, Suns work it to the fat side where Martin goes short to Sexton 45m out on the flank. Sexton bangs through his second goal. (Q1 23:27)
Miller goes to ground allowing Gowers to rove on the wing with space in front of him, he bounces twice and shoots from 30m but it’s wide. (Q1 25:40)
Dunkley marks a low, hard pass by Hunter from the HFF to the square for a settler for the Bulldogs in the last minute before QT. (Q1 27:27)
MacPherson rolls through his second goal after a feed by Fiorini near the hotspot, a goal created by a Wright tackle five seconds before QT. (Q1 29:13)
Bontempelli misses a snap off a step from the HFF. (Q2 2:27)
Bontempelli gets another chance after marking at CHF but this one goes OOTF. (Q2 3:27)
Lloyd marks at the hotspot and splits the middle with his set shot, reward for a lot of repeat inside 50s for the Bulldogs. (Q2 5:52)
Liberatore gets an arm chop free on Joyce on the boundary 35m out, his kick falls on the opposite behind line and is rushed. (Q2 7:38)
Smith roves a pack at the hotspot, runs away from goal to get clear but his snap over the shoulder is wide. (Q2 13:27)
McLean drops the knees to draw a high contact free on Harbrow 30m out on the flank, he has very little of the ball so far but he steers that one inside the right goalpost. (Q2 15:44)
Bontempelli clears from the next centre bounce, Dickson marks in front of Joyce 40m out on the flank, he runs in right and shoots left. (Q2 17:13)
Bowes has a snap from the pocket smothered for a behind. (Q2 21:42)
Martin beats two Dogs to mark in the pocket and gives Swallow a Joe the Goose special! (Q2 22:58)
The Bulldogs have dominated play in Q2 but, like last week, they failed to convert with efficiency and the Suns just pinched one against the run of play. (Q2 23:28)
Fiorini gives to Martin who turns and shoots off a step from 50m on a slight angle… hits the post. (Q2 26:28)
Wright marks, wheels and shoots from the HFF but it’s across the face. (Q3 4:58)
Dickson marks a Wallis pass on his own at CHF, turns and runs to 40m but Collins mows him down, HTB free and no score! (Q3 5:22)
Martin misses a mid-range snap. (Q3 7:03)
Wallis passes to the lead of Naughton 45m out on a slight angle, who misses. (Q3 9:18)
Murdoch snaps wide from a pack 15m out in the pocket. (Q3 9:50)
The Suns rebound from CHB with hands through the middle, ending with Swallow marking in the pocket 20m out, he steers through the big goal! (Q3 12:53)
Wallis from the centre to Naughton outside half forward, he wheels and goes to the lead of Dickson 40m out on a slight angle. Dickson kicks truly. (Q3 14:33)
Fiorini roves and misses from a stoppage 25m out on the flank. (Q3 22:16)
Sexton catches Suckling HTB on the boundary 45m out, he hits the square, Martin flashes in but snaps wide. (Q3 23:05)
Martin passes to Miles on the boundary 30m out whose one-wood is certainly not goalkicking, he doesn’t score. (Q3 24:02)
Lloyd roves a Weller drop and tries a Daicos special from 20m but it rolls across the face. (Q3 26:23)
Dunkley pokes a snap from a crumb in the pocket 20m out after a stoppage and the ball splits the middle for the first goal of Q4! (Q4 1:35)
Miles roves at half forward, baulks past Daniel then gets slung around the neck by Liberatore. He lines up from 40m in the corridor, runs in right and shoots straight and long! (Q4 3:53)
Lloyd roves a dump kick from a stoppage and is caught high by Miller, but he misses from 40m on a slight angle. (Q4 7:13)
Bowes marks and goals untouched from the square after Sexton wins a hard ball on the HFF and bursts clear for a long, quick kick. (Q4 8:54)
Collins marks in relief at defensive hotspot but his kick to the BP is intercepted by McLean 30m out, who hits the post. (Q4 10:12)
Murdoch gathers a Lukosius ball in the pocket as Wood goes to ground, his kick drops at the opposite behind post where Burgess marks and misses. (Q4 11:46)
Bontempelli plays for and gets a holding free on Hanley 45m out in front but misses. (Q4 16:08)
Lloyd gives to Wallis who screws through a goal from 40m on a slight angle. (Q4 16:57)
Three kicks in it, 8:26 left. (Q4 17:54)
Gowers marks on the point of the centre square, jinks and draws an encroachment 50m penalty on Ballard, he goals. 7:35 to go, two kicks in it. (Q4 18:35)
Suns play some tempo on the wing as the clock ticks under 6:00. (Q4 21:10)
Martin snaps off the left from a stoppage 30m out on the flank but it falls on the line and is touched through. (Q4 22:40)
Series of stoppages inside forward 50 for the Bulldogs, clock ticking towards 3:00. (Q4 25:40)
The Suns eventually rebound then turn back for some tempo, Daniel spoils for a throw in on the Dogs HFF, 2:47. (Q4 26:23)
Bontempelli to Liberatore at the throw in but the kick is poor, Bowes marks in relief in the pocket and rebounds. (Q4 26:51)
Throw in on that same HFF, 2:15. (Q4 26:51)
Liberatore pumps it back in but Macrae’s centring ball is cut off by Harbrow… another repeat inside 50, this one marked by Naughton in the square, goal, 1:16 left, goal the diff! (Q4 28:25)
Macrae to Bontempelli to Duryea for the centre clearance kick, Gowers marks 35m out on the flank but he misses, 28 seconds to go! (Q4 29:36)
Harbrow plays on from the kick in and goes to a pack 70m out, punched OOB for a throw in, 22 seconds. (Q4 30:07)
Martin kicks high, spoiled out, 10 seconds left, throw in 70m out from the Dogs goal. (Q4 30:40)
Miller gets the crumb, fights on in the pack and the siren goes, Suns win by a kick! (Q4 31:09)

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