Blog log from R17 of 2019: Western Bulldogs vs Melbourne

Bailey Smith gets the first chance at goal for the fast starting Bulldogs. The rookie gathers off the deck, reading it off the pack but misses from 35. (Q1 1:59)
Trengove puts ball to boot off the deck and predictably sends it out on the full. Preuss, his direct opponent, hits the post from the resultant pocket shot. (Q1 3:43)
Gawn launches out of the pack and hits the Crozier/Hunt true one on one contest. Jayden is advantaged by the drop zone, taking the grab and converting from 40! (Q1 4:40)
McLean wraps up Jetta in the vicious tackle and receives the free. Toby launches long out the back to Richards. Ed gathers on the bounce and snaps it through from 30! (Q1 8:40)
Bontempelli makes a catastrophic error after taking the contested grab against Salem, 15 from goal. Marcus is pushed off the kick after playing on, Hunter fails to convert. (Q1 16:27)
The Bulldogs have their second of the game. Roarke Smith creeps forward, evading all in his wake to take the inside 50 grab. He goes back and nails it from 45 on the flank! (Q1 18:26)
A tough winger and backmen, Smith has been cursed by ACL’s. That goal meant a lot to him, his teammates and the footy club at large. (Q1 18:59)
The Dees scramble it forward and Petty, eventually, becomes the recipient as he paces ahead of play. Harrison lines up from a sharp angle, 20 out, and misses to the far side. (Q1 22:28)
Richards gathers the Hibberd fisted effort. He evades the smother pressure and flicks to the marauding Bontempelli. Marcus snaps from the pocket, missing to the near side. (Q1 24:08)
Dunkley hammers forward and Schache leads Frost a merry dance, taking the grab at pace. Lining up from 30 on the slight angle, the former Lion splits the middle! (Q1 25:05)
The Demons grab the quick reply. A forward stoppage directly in front of goal is forced forward by a rampant Lewis. He gets away from the throng, soccering it true! (Q1 27:12)
Petracca takes the strong lead up mark as the Dees look to finish the term strong. Christian lines up from 40 on the flank and makes no mistake via the set shot! (Q1 29:27)
The Bulldogs get off to the fast start in the second. A free is paid for holding, 30 from goal. The ball is punched to the boundary, Lloyd takes advantage and goals! (Q2 2:19)
Make that two in a minute for the former Tiger! Jetta is unable to force the ball through for a minor. Lloyd gathers the crumb and goals! (Q2 4:18)
Trengove gives away the free to Petty for a questionable decision, perhaps for arm holding. The nineteen year old lines up the snap and kicks his first at the level! (Q2 10:03)
Dunkley, of the Kyle variety, takes a diving grab to line up for the first major of his career. Josh, his older brother, stands the mark as he witnesses Kyle kick true from 30! (Q2 18:02)
Lockhart, Hunt and Petty all combine, with Jayden finding the youngster with a chipped effort. Harrison lines up for his second of the term from 35 and he nails it! (Q2 23:43)
A supremely dubious decision against Gawn in the ruck contest, for holding out Dunkley, is paid. Josh lines up from 45 on the flank and splits the middle! (Q2 26:28)
Macrae, Hunter and Suckling all combine, with Hunter receiving back from the former Hawk by hand. Lachie hammers goalward, missing from 45 on the flank to the near side. (Q2 28:19)
Gawn drops the big contest mark, thudding into a five strong pack. English, of all rovers, gathers the loose pill, unable to take full advantage from 25 on the slight. (Q3 3:15)
Schache bullocks his way out of traffic with head down, bum up. He flicks to the pacing Macrae, Jack thudding his effort into the post from 35 on the flank. (Q3 3:46)
Lloyd wins the ball in tight and throws the pill to boot. His high up and under is always offline, missing from 35 to the near side. (Q3 10:00)
The former Tiger in Lloyd receives from English’s lightning quick hands. Sam hammers the pill to the leading Schache. Josh misses the set shot from 35 on the slight. (Q3 12:42)
Dunkley wins the ball in traffic, not for the first time this afternoon. He flicks wide and finds Naughton pacing goalward. Aaron hammers from 45, missing to the right hand side. (Q3 13:46)
Crozier is concerned by the height advantage Petty holds on him, gifting the free for holding in the marking contest. The youngster lines up from 25, directly in front and goals! (Q3 15:18)
Seven scores in a row for the Dogs before that reply, and yet they only gained a solitary point advantage for their dominance. (Q3 15:34)
Dickson, Richards and Smith combine as the Bulldogs swing forward for the quick reply. Roarke takes the grab and converts for his second, this time from 35 on the slight! (Q3 17:29)
The former Hawk Duryea, launches to the Bontempelli/Oliver matchup and Marcus clunks the pill. He lines up from 45 on the flank, missing to the near side. (Q3 19:45)
The Dees combine from half back to a shot in scoring range, Viney finding Fritsch on the hard lead. Bailey lines up from 35 on the slight, hitting the post. (Q3 21:00)
Lloyd gathers around the body, under immense pressure from Frost. Sam swings on the right, hooking but missing to the near side from the sharp angle. (Q3 27:00)
The Dees grab the first of the final term to square the ledger! Fritsch gains the pill out the back, running his full measure and taking full advantage from the Harmes pass! (Q4 2:16)
Gawn takes the towering mark and wastes little time, launching inside the attacking arc. Petracca takes the marauding grab, but misses from 45. (Q4 8:32)
Dickson, English and Lloyd combine down the Marvel Stadium wing before Sam darts the pill onto the chest of Dunkley. Josh takes the grab and converts for his second! (Q4 9:01)
Make that 38 disposals, 11 tackles and now two goals for Dunkley of the Bulldogs variety. Still plenty of time to add to an extraordinary stats sheet! (Q4 10:14)
Wood, English and Dickson swing the ball from back to front, Tim finding his leading forward on the chest. Tory chips short and finds Johannisen… (Q4 14:01)
Gawn is bumped on the kick by Hunter and Max duly sends the ball out on the full. Lachie lines up from 30 on the boundary and swings it through with a banana! (Q4 15:15)
Dunkley, Duryea and Smith combine with lightning quick hands around the arc. Bailey is unleashed into space and settles on the shot, sending it through from 45 to a cheering crowd! (Q4 18:31)
Trengove and May battle in the forward arc and the former Sun takes the towering grab from the Jones pass. Steven shoots from 50 on the slight and misses. (Q4 20:37)
The Dees grab one against the run to keep the game alive. Neal-Bullen centres to a speeding Viney. Jack gets it to ground, Fritsch receives and goals from 20! (Q4 23:31)
Wood gives away the free in the one on one against Fritsch, a traditional isolated contest. Bailey plays on and misses from 30 on the slight, a significant error. (Q4 27:35)
2:00 left to play as the Dees push forward, Dogs up by a goal and a score. (Q4 28:00)
Schache takes the intercept mark after the Brayshaw error. Lining up after the siren, Josh kicks from 30 on the slight, pulling it to the far side. (Q4 29:41)
The Bulldogs will be stoked with that win, a hard fought encounter at Marvel! (Full Time)

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