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Blog log from R13 of 2020: Western Bulldogs vs Melbourne

Blog log for Western Bulldogs vs Melbourne, R13 of 2020

After a poor handball at half back by Dunkley, Weideman is over the back to fumble, bumble, stumble and eventually pick up a Petracca Joe the Goose special for the first goal. (Q1 3:00)
Lipinski hits the post with a free kick from the pocket. (Q1 3:59)
Pickett encroaches to bring Hunter from wing to 40m on a slight angle, who misses. (Q1 7:15)
Pickett roves a Fritsch contest and hits the post with a quick snap across the body from 20m on the flank. (Q1 9:01)
After three shank kicks in a row at half forward for the Bulldogs, Macrae gives to McLean for the first goal for the tricolour, relatively easily from the hotspot. (Q1 10:30)
Wallis takes a strong contested grab over Harmes 30m out on the flank and steers his first set shot inside the right goalpost. (Q1 14:26)
Liberatore feeds outside a stoppage near the hotspot for Lipinski who screws a snap wide off the left boot. (Q1 18:14)
Pickett roves a long ball to Fritsch, baulks clear and just misses. There is a fluky breeze at the Gold Coast which is messing with scoring. (Q1 19:16)
Weideman passes to Melksham 40m out on the flank on the end of an attack around the outer wing. Tough set shot from here… barely a behind. (Q1 21:56)
Petracca rather telegraphs a kick across half back but Hunter intercepts then passes to the lead of Bontempelli 40m out on the flank, who misses. (Q1 24:01)
McDonald provides a contest on the wing to keep an attack around outer wing going, Melksham feeds Weideman for a shot on the run from 40m on the flank that sails through. (Q2 1:27)
Wallis roves a Naughton contest at half forward and hits Vandermeer running back behind Harmes to 25m on a slight angle for the quick reply. (Q2 3:12)
Oliver centres to Melksham at the hotspot whose set shot is touched off the boot for a behind, disappointingly. (Q2 7:00)
Melksham receives near true CHF and decides to kick long to the square, plenty of dud kicks today in tricky wind but that one is a howitzer, clears Weideman and bounces through! (Q2 16:22)
Bruce sends a bit of a chaos ball into the breeze from the HFF towards the hotspot, Liberatore smothers McDonald then roves, baulks and ghals. (Q2 20:53)
Langdon passes to Fritsch 35m out on the flank who doesn’t score. (Q2 23:38)
English taps a loose ball at defensive hotspot to his feet where the congestion is, Oliver wins the footy and baulks clear for a goal off his right. (Q2 24:53)
Viney runs away from the next centre bounce and goes long to the flank where Fritsch marks 30m out. It’s a lottery from here… but this one goes straight through! (Q2 26:23)
Bontempelli snaps the first goal of Q3 from 40m in front after the Dogs boss the first centre bounce, McLean with the goal assist give. (Q3 1:13)
Wallis marks 20m out on the flank, lot of goals kicked from this spot and Wallis does the same for his second. (Q3 5:13)
Fritsch misses a snap from traffic 35m out in front. (Q3 6:14)
Smith sails through another one from the Dogs with a snap from half forward, they have dominated in midfield for much of the game and are now getting full value for it. (Q3 7:56)
Petracca runs from the centre bounce to half forward and gives to Sparrow who shoots from 35m in front, was it touched off the boot? Video review confirms a point. (Q3 9:29)
Williams intercepts a dump rebound kick to the wing, Melksham encroaches to concede 50m and bring him to 30m on the flank for another goal for the Doggies. (Q3 12:44)
Naughton gives to Wallis who bounces through his third goal from 20m on the flank, the Bulldogs are on FIYAH! (Q3 14:30)
McLean catches Melksham high on the flank 40m out who hangs the set shot right. (Q3 20:29)
The Dogs rebound at pace around the outer wing and end up going coast to coast, Johannisen’s long ball is clunked by English 30m out on the flank who kicks truly… but a review? (Q3 21:29)
Goal confirmed. (Q3 22:29)
Hunter bounces a snap wide from half forward. (Q3 25:43)
McDonald marks and goals from 20m out in front, Melbourne has the breeze in Q4 so they’re not out of this if their midfield can find good deep targets. (Q4 5:30)
Bontempelli sets up the next centre clearance and Wallis takes another contested grab at the hotspot for goal number four, that is huge. (Q4 7:00)
Daniel gathers a loose ball in midfield, crowded 50 to aim at and he has space so he runs to 40m on a slight angle and tries his luck… just a behind. (Q4 9:56)
Wallis marks 50m out on a slight angle but doesn’t score, predictably, but he was just running down the clock as it’s just about too late for the Dees now. (Q4 11:47)
Melksham passes to Hibberd running up from defence to 45m on a slight angle. Hibberd’s set shot falls near the behind line, Hannan roves but kicks OOTF under a tackle. (Q4 12:55)
Fritsch takes a grab over titchy Daniel from an Oliver kick to the hotspot, the wind skews the set shot wide left, wicked swerve on that one. (Q4 14:10)
Weideman crumbs his own contest at the hotspot and gives Spargo a Joe the Goose special. (Q4 15:31)
After Petracca misses a target by foot on the rebound, Cavarra grubbers a goal from a pack in the pocket to settle the contest. (Q4 18:02)

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