Blog log from R3 of 2020: Western Bulldogs vs Western Sydney

A fiery opening leads to Coniglio giving away a 50m penalty for scragging Bontempelli off the ball, Dunkley boots the first goal from 45m on a slight angle. (Q1 1:19)
Cameron marks the Coniglio centre clearance at CHF and passes to Perryman who marks over Bontempelli and goals from 30m on a slight angle. (Q1 3:23)
Suckling passes short to Sam Lloyd 45m out on a slight angle, whose set shot is short and rushed. (Q1 5:20)
Jong worries Haynes off a ground ball on the HFF and Richards swoops for a give to Smith who sizzles to 15m for an opportunist goal. (Q1 8:20)
Liberatore gathers on the wing, jinks onto his left boot and goes long to Bruce who beats Davis to mark 40m out on a slight angle… but shanks for no score. (Q1 9:55)
Wallis gets a fairly lucky contact free on Williams 30m out on the flank but misses. (Q1 11:47)
Liberatore passes to Sam Lloyd 45m out in front, who chooses to play on with a give outside to Johannisen whose snap is touched off the boot for a behind. (Q1 13:09)
McLean catches Whitfield HTB running from defence and eventually the Dogs get another free inside 50, this one to English against Williams 35m out on the HFF… miss. (Q1 16:40)
Daniels kicks long on a fast break and the crumb falls for three Giants, but the Joe the Goose attempt to Hately is spoiled and rushed by Jong. (Q1 18:38)
Johannisen plays on to advantage for a snap from 40m out in front under no pressure, but snaps it OOTF. Sums up the quality of this game so far. (Q1 19:40)
The Giants finally gets some link play through midfield on the next rebound, ending with Finlayson flying in front of two Dogs to mark 30m out on the flank… but another miss. (Q1 20:55)
Dunkley marks at half forward and gives off to Keath who roosts an unlikely ball-burster for a goal from 55m on a slight angle! (Q2 6:09)
Shaw is pinged for kicking in danger 20m out on a slight angle, English gets up and misses. (Q2 7:42)
Himmelberg has time to steady for a couple of steps after roving Cameron 45m out on a slight angle but his screwing snap screws too far, across the face. (Q2 9:45)
Corr bombs long from the wing on a slow play and somehow Caldwell is able to rise and mark unopposed 45m out on a slight angle, but his attempt is rushed. (Q2 10:58)
Taylor drops an easy mark on the HBF and the Dogs pounce, Dale passes short to Wallis who had found space 30m out on the flank, he goals. (Q2 20:54)
Shaw beats Sam Lloyd in a ground battle in the Dogs FP but for some reason he handballs straight to Richards on his own in the square for an astounding goal! (Q3 3:07)
Daniels roves a Cameron contest just inside CHF and falls into a Jong tackle to get a slightly lucky free for high contact. His kick is short and intercepted. (Q3 5:10)
Smith centres to Naughton to mark in front of Corr 25m out on a slight angle, but the set shot goes wide. (Q3 13:46)
After a Suckling clanger by foot off half back, Cameron marks 45m out on the flank and splits the middle with a quality set shot. (Q3 14:40)
Bontempelli hits the lead of Dale 35m out on a slight angle after the Dogs get the next centre clearance through Liberatore, Dale kicks truly. (Q3 16:25)
Perryman extends his lead in the Coleman Medal (!!) with a beautiful set shot from 45m on a slight angle, after earning a free kick. (Q3 21:55)
Smith passes short to Vandermeer 45m out on a slight angle after the next centre bounce, the second-gamer doesn’t score. (Q3 22:51)
A free just before the 3QT siren for high contact starts a huge melee, after the umps break it up Liberatore has the free from 25m on a slight angle… goal! (Q3 24:40)
Smith barnstorms his way to the HFF and goes long to the square where Ward is pinged for high contact on Dale, but Dale chooses to pass and it’s cut off, no score. (Q4 3:13)
The Giants rebound from the last line through Haynes, Cameron goes to Finlayson who can’t mark in the square but butters up and goals from 10m. (Q4 3:28)
In fact Dale scuffed his boot when trying a banana kick, so it was just a stuff up by him that prevented the sealer. Could that be a turning point? (Q4 4:28)
Coniglio passes from the wing to the HFF where Caldwell marks 45m out but doesn’t score. (Q4 5:58)
Shaw is pinged for a throw under a Suckling tackle deep in the pocket 40m out. Suckers sits the ball up to the square but it’s cleared. (Q4 7:27)
Daniel kicks low to the hotspot, English brings the ball to ground, Bontempelli volleys the crumb home but did it come off Haynes? No, big goal! (Q4 8:43)
Taylor catches Crozier HTB at the Giant hotspot but misses, as a backman normally does. (Q4 11:03)
de Boer passes to Giles-Langdon 40m out on the flank on the end of a rare flowing move through midfield by GWS. ZGL misses. (Q4 15:13)
Bruce feeds Smith for a running snap from 40m on a slight angle that rams into the goalpost. (Q4 19:30)

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