Blog log from R5 of 2019: Western Bulldogs vs Carlton

McGovern passes to McKay 45m out on a slight angle for the first score of the afternoon, which is a point. (Q1 0:55)
Walsh kicks high from the pocket, plenty of Dog defenders but somehow McKay only has Daniel to beat, he marks and boots the first goal from 25m on the flank. (Q1 2:05)
Carlton bosses the next centre bounce through Cripps and Walsh, eventually Gibbons marks 50m out on a slight angle but he sits it up and the Dogs clear. (Q1 3:24)
Johannisen runs free up the wing on the end of a rebound switch play and passes to Liberatore 30m out on the flank, who hits the post. (Q1 5:50)
Murphy kicks from the HFF to a contest at the hotspot, Petrevski-Seton roves and snaps truly but was it touched off the boot by Hunter? Video review shows yes, it was. (Q1 8:23)
Kreuzer marks 45m out on a slight angle and misses. (Q1 10:10)
Simpson kicks low and hard from midfield to the lead of Casboult 50m out on a slight angle, Levi levers a lovely finish! (Q1 12:32)
Macrae passes to McLean 40m out on a slight angle for the first major for the Bulldogs. (Q1 15:10)
Wallis fumbles in the FP and almost burns what looked like a certain fast break goal, but Bontempelli is there to mop up and give Dickson a Joe the Goose special. (Q1 17:35)
Bontempelli roves, fends and misses from 45m on the flank. (Q1 21:25)
Hayes roves in the BP but handballs inside to no one, Dow is there first to gather and goal from 10m. (Q1 25:58)
Silvagni wins a hard footy in a pack in the pocket and gives to Murphy who shrugs out of a tackle and throws the ball on the left boot… wobbles through from 20m! (Q1 27:10)
Bontempelli plays for and gets a holding free on Cripps after the next centre bounce, he goes to a pack at the hotspot and the crumb sits up for Lloyd to gather and goal. (Q1 29:26)
Silvagni passes to McKay to mark in front of Daniel deep in the pocket 20m out, he plays on and screws a low snap, no one on the goal line and it sneaks in! (Q1 32:05)
English baulks around Marchbank and gives to Liberatore for a running snap from the HFF that just goes wide. (Q2 1:30)
Gowers marks 45m out on a slight angle, he kicks to the square but no score results from that play. (Q2 4:45)
Murphy roves the ball up at full back but his handball goes to ground and bounces for Bontempelli who snaps over the shoulder from 15m… just wide. (Q2 5:18)
Cripps roves a ball-in and gives to Murphy near the hotspot, he chooses not to snap but pass to McKay who draws a contact free in front of Cordy for an easy goal. (Q2 7:39)
Smith runs up the wing and kicks long to space in the square, McLean leads Newman to it but Newman pushes him off it and prevent what looked a certain score. (Q2 10:02)
Casboult props at half forward and passes to Silvagni 45m out on a slight angle, who misses badly. (Q2 11:28)
Macrae kicks to English who marks over Murphy near the boundary 35m out, his set shot is narrow. (Q2 14:13)
Dunkley marks 35m out on a slight angle but his set shot is short and rushed. (Q2 16:17)
Liberatore ducks his head and gets a high contact free on Newman 25m out on the flank and converts, then starts a bit of a melee for good measure. (Q2 17:53)
Gibbons is playing in midfield in this game but he finally scores his first senior goal after roving in the pocket and snapping across the body from 25m. (Q2 19:28)
Lloyd roves in the pocket and bounces a left foot speculator wide from 20m. (Q2 20:51)
Hunter drops a relieving mark at half back and the crumb falls for Silvagni who tries a dribbling snap from fully 45m on a slight angle… it rolls through! (Q2 23:39)
Credit to McKay for the spoil on that play, he has been involved in a lot of scores today. (Q2 23:59)
McKay beats Wood on the wing and has a literal paddock to run in, four bounces down the flank to 25m but he can’t complete the Gabelich play as he misses with a tired kick. (Q2 27:03)
Wood misses a quick snap from 45m on a slight angle. (Q2 28:50)
Gowers misses from a set shot on the boundary 20m out. (Q3 2:03)
Fisher intercepts a kick across half back by Young and goes quickly to McGovern 40m out on a slight angle, who rams through the first goal of Q3. (Q3 11:13)
Gowers takes a pack mark 35m out on the flank over Jones but misses again. (Q3 11:13)
The Blues rebound around the outer wing at speed with skill, Fisher’s ball from the HFF to the square is perfect for Casboult to mark over Wood for another one. (Q3 11:13)
Hunter passes to Naughton 30m out on the flank who misses badly with his first kick of the afternoon. (Q3 11:13)
Newman passes to Silvagni 45m out on the flank on the end of a classic Bolton ball-retention play from half back. Silvagni doesn’t score. (Q3 11:13)
Smith passes to Lloyd who finally gets a set shot on target for the Bulldogs from 30m on the flank. (Q3 15:35)
Hayes runs down the wing to the HFF and goes inboard to Dickson 40m out on a slight angle, who kicks straight as he almost always does. (Q3 19:44)
Daniel kicks long and floaty across half back, Petrevski-Seton chips in front of Williams to mark 40m out in front and convert. (Q3 24:19)
Casboult leaps over Young to clunk a Gibbons kick from midfield to 45m on the flank. His kicks falls near the square and is rebounded. (Q3 26:19)
Bontempelli passes to Crozier near true CHF, he kicks as the 3QT siren sounds but it’s spoiled on the line, no score. (3 Qtr Time)
McLean marks just inside 50m on a slight angle. Plenty of these set shots have been wayward today by the Dogs… this one also, short and rushed by Kreuzer. (Q4 3:33)
McLean gets a contact free in a pack at the hotspot going for a Crozier inside 50 kick, but he sprays that one too. (Q4 4:20)
Casboult marks 45m out near the boundary, he launches into it… the goal umpire squats and watches the ball sail straight over his peaked cap! (Q4 5:50)
Gibbons passes to McKay on the boundary 30m out and Carlton can do no wrong, da da da da da, straight through the hi-diddle-diddle! (Q4 8:20)
Hunter leaps on the back of Walsh and posterises him with a speccy 45m out in front, but he misses as so many Bulldogs have done today. (Q4 10:20)
McKay catches and shoots from a stoppage 40m out on the flank but it bounces wide. (Q4 13:07)
Curnow roves a stoppage at the hotspot and gives to Fisher who jinks and shoots off his left boot… it’s good! (Q4 21:25)
Dow spills a Silvagni pass to 30m on a slight angle but gets a lucky free for soft contact by Young, he misses. (Q4 25:55)
Gowers gets a front-on contact free on McGovern 20m out on the flank for a bit of garbage. (Q4 26:50)
Kreuzer to Fisher to Walsh for a checkside goal from a stoppage in the pocket just before the final siren. (Full Time)

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