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Blog log from R8 of 2019: Western Bulldogs vs Brisbane

Blog log for Western Bulldogs vs Brisbane, R8 of 2019

Bontempelli misses a snap from CHF after a stoppage. (Q1 0:31)
The kick in is spoiled on the HFF for the Dogs, Suckling gathers a smothered Macrae inside 50 kick and gives off to Richards for the first goal from 40m on a slight angle. (Q1 1:32)
Macrae clamps Neale in a tackle at a stoppage at the Lions goalsquare, Neale gets a skidding kick wide to Robinson who bundles it home from 10m. (Q1 5:17)
Hipwood marks 40m out on the flank and just misses. (Q1 6:52)
Liberatore roves a McInerney contest at the Lions hotspot but his handball goes straight to Neale who snaps off a step for an opportunist goal. (Q1 10:35)
Neale taps a fumbled ball by Wood to Hipwood in the pocket 30m out, he snaps on the turn but misses. (Q1 13:45)
Bontempelli feeds Richards on the boundary 20m out, he tries a low-percentage checkside off a step from 25m with a greasy ball… it comes off! (Q1 15:52)
McCarthy leaps in front of Daniel to clunk a low bullet by Witherden to 40m on the flank, but he kicks OOTF. (Q1 21:12)
McInerney gets a contact free on Trengove in the pocket, gives off to Hipwood who hits the post from 20m. (Q1 22:58)
Robinson marks a lovely touch pass by Rayner 25m out on a slight angle and extends the Lions’ lead with his second goal. (Q1 23:33)
Cordy and Zorko dive for a loose ball 15m out from the Lions’ goal after a Dunkley handball clanger in midfield, Cordy gets the fist to it first for a rushed behind. (Q1 27:47)
Cutler is pinged rather unluckily for deliberate OOB 20m out after being pushed towards a loose ball, Lloyd takes the free and screws home a classy finish. (Q1 28:43)
McCluggage zooms away from congestion at half back and bombs to an empty forward line, McStay gathers and feeds McCarthy in the pocket for the pass to Berry, nice goal. (Q1 31:46)
The kick in doesn’t clear half back, Rich passes to the lead of Hipwood 40m out in the corridor who boots his fourth behind. (Q2 1:26)
Suckling marks well within range but decides to give off to Bontempelli streaming fast… Berry mows him down to prevent a certain score! (Q2 2:21)
Johannisen bounces on a run up the outer wing then hits Gowers leading in front of Hodge 45m out on a slight angle, who misses. (Q2 4:41)
Hayes fumbles at half back, Cameron swoops and gives to McCluggage who has only a step to steady for a snap across the body from 40m on a slight angle… classy goal! (Q2 9:46)
McLean roves a Wallis centre clearance kick to the pocket but skids a left foot snap across the face from 15m. (Q2 10:29)
Bontempelli leaps high and takes a contested grab in front of Witherden from a long Macrae kick to 30m on the flank, goal umpire arches the back and watches the set shot sail over. (Q2 12:05)
McStay marks in front of Wood 45m out on the flank, almost impossible from there into the wind but a 50m penalty against Wood gifts him the goal from the line! (Q2 14:43)
Zorko roves at half forward and kicks quickly to near the hotspot where Hipwood marks in front of Cordy and misses again. (Q2 18:51)
Wallis taps the crumb from a long Lloyd ball to the square wide to the pocket where Macrae has time to steady for the snap goal from 15m. (Q2 20:29)
Zorko marks at half forward and kicks to the fat side where McStay marks in stride, runs on and shoots from 30m on a slight angle…. disappointing miss. (Q2 22:45)
Liberatore roves 20m out in heavy traffic and feeds Dunkley who checksides wide. (Q2 23:44)
Dunkley marks at half forward well within range but centres to Lloyd 40m out in front. Lloyd sneaks the set shot inside the left goalpost. (Q2 24:14)
Zorko marks 40m out on the boundary, extremely tough set shot from here into the wind… so he tries a pass that doesn’t work, no score. (Q2 27:42)
Hunter passes to Naughton wide on the flank 35m out just before the HT siren, he kicks the big goal to earn the Bulldogs the lead as the siren sounds! (Half Time)
Naughton gets a shepherd by Wallis to allow him to gather a long McLean ball to space on the HFF, he gives inside to Suckling who delivers a trademark finish from 45m. (Q3 2:53)
Hipwood marks 40m out on the flank. He has the wind behind him for this set shot, he’s missed five times already today… this one is good. (Q3 4:42)
Macrae passes to the lead of Lloyd 45m out on a slight angle, his set shot starts on line but the wind blows it right. (Q3 6:02)
Naughton marks in front of Andrews in a pack 30m out on the flank but misses. (Q3 7:17)
Bontempelli misses from a stoppage at the hotspot. (Q3 11:24)
Naughton roves and goals from the square after Witherden is dispossessed by a Lloyd tackle. (Q3 13:29)
Johannisen passes short from CHF to 40m on a slight angle, he kicks truly to make it a big lead built into the wind for the Bulldogs. (Q3 16:18)
Macrae passes to Gowers 40m out on the flank, who pushes it across the face. (Q3 18:48)
Neale centres from the HFF to Witherden just inside 50m in the corridor. Witherden has a wet ball but the wind behind him… he misses. (Q3 20:33)
Cutler volleys a loose ball from the wing to the HFF, Robinson runs back with the flight to mark then baulks clear for a running shot from 55m… sensational goal! (Q3 21:30)
Naughton gets a free for Cutler taking his legs out but misses from 40m on a slight angle. (Q3 27:18)
Martin’s kick across half back to a contest spills for Wallis who gives to Liberatore… dribbled wide from 35m. (Q3 28:18)
Dunkley catches the hapless Martin HTB at the hotspot just before the 3QT siren, he converts to make the lead very strong with a quarter to come with the wind. (Q3 29:13)
Macrae passes to Wallis 40m out on a slight angle, who navigates the breeze successfully to boot the first goal of Q4. Very tough for Brisbane from here. (Q4 3:00)
Zorko marks a Neale pass and runs into the open goal after a kick clanger by Cordy under heavy Hipwood pressure at half back. (Q4 6:41)
Richards intercepts Andrews on the HFF but shanks a behind. (Q4 12:24)
A long period of kick to kick from midfield to Brisbane’s half forward line finally ends as Hipwood roves a McInerney contest and screws through a nice goal from 30m. (Q4 18:24)
Daniel sends a long speculator from the HFF to the square on a slow play, somehow Naughton marks untouched and kicks the sealer. (Q4 25:42)
McLean baulks on the HFF and misses from 40m. (Q4 29:14)
Zorko gets some junk from half forward in the last minute. (Q4 31:13)

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