Blog log from R16 of 2020: Western Bulldogs vs West Coast

Ryan roves a Darling contest on the HFF, breaks a tackle and gives inside for Waterman who checkside the opening goal of the night from 20m on a slight angle. (Q1 2:21)
Waterman gathers a bouncing ball at half forward, turns and hits the lead of Kennedy 45m out in front, who hits the left goalpost. (Q1 4:25)
West Coast stuffs around with the ball at half back, eventually Lloyd claims McGovern HTB 30m out on a slight angle, he plays on and misses. (Q1 7:43)
Dunkley is front and centre for a Naughton contest at the hotspot but snaps wide. (Q1 7:43)
Darling gets a great bounce to crumb in the pocket and gives inside to Waterman for the goal from 20m on a slight angle, just like his first goal! (Q1 11:45)
Daniel passes to the diving lead of Naughton 20m out on a slight angle who misses left. (Q1 14:40)
Kennedy marks 25m out in the pocket and screws through a regulation goal. (Q1 16:42)
O’Neill kicks down the line from a stoppage on the HFF and it lands in the arms of Ryan 30m out, he goals after the QT siren. (Qtr Time)
Dunkley marks in front of Sheppard 30m out on the flank but misses. (Q2 1:44)
Lloyd marks a Bontempelli kick 45m out on the flank and sails the set shot straight over the goal umpire’s peaked cap for the first for the Bulldogs. (Q2 3:17)
Johannisen marks 50m out on a slight angle and just misses left. (Q2 5:59)
Nelson is pinged for running too far on the kick out, Wallis takes the free 25m out in the pocket and slots the drop punt. (Q2 6:30)
Wallis draws an arm chop free on Sheppard going for a Daniel pass 40m out on a slight angle, he just misses. (Q2 9:16)
McLean gives to DUnkley who screws through a goal off the right from 30m on the flank. Dogs are coming! (Q2 13:22)
Bontempelli intercepts Sheppard on the wing and goes quick and long to Wallis 40m out on the flank, this for the lead… just fades left. (Q2 19:01)
Hunter has a snap from 20m on a slight angle touched off the boot, Dogs lead by that point. (Q2 21:37)
Bontempelli catches Jetta HTB 45m out on a slight angle after a stoppage, his set shot is short, eventually Hunter hits the square again and it’s rushed. (Q3 1:45)
Bontempelli sails a snap wide from the HFF. (Q3 7:14)
Ryan gathers on the wing, Daniel corrals so Ryan pulls the trigger on a low, long kick to Kennedy 40m out on a slight angle, who misses. (Q3 13:10)
Kennedy marks 40m out on the flank and kicks OOTF. (Q3 16:30)
Kelly gives behind a stoppage to Sheed on the flank 50m out, some very poor finishing in this game but give it to the Iceman, Sheed bangs that one through! (Q3 19:16)
Dunkley sets up Wallis to run into the open goal to answer Sheed and restore the Bulldogs lead. (Q3 22:00)
Darling marks a Gaff kick from the next centre bounce 50m out on a slight angle just before the 3QT siren. He kicks into the man on the mark, no score. (3 Qtr Time)
Bruce marks in front of McGovern 50m out on a slight angle but sprays it OOTF. (Q4 0:17)
Darling marks a speculator from the wing by Sheppard in front of Daniel 35m out on the flank, but just misses to the right. (Q4 6:28)
Gaff passes to Kennedy 40m out in the corridor, he steers through the goal to give West Coast the lead with 8:24 to play. (Q4 10:22)
McGovern seems to have a McLean inside 50 sky ball covered but Rotham is pinged for a block on Roarke Smith 30m out on a slight angle, Smith starts it left but it hooks through! (Q4 13:45)
Naughton leaps over two flying Eagles to clunk a ball up the pipe to 40m on a slight angle, but misses. (Q4 16:00)
Ryan marks over two Dogs on the wing, baulks clear and centres to Cole 35m out in front for a massive goal! (Q4 18:03)
Liam Ryan’s best play of the year right there. Such low percentage that he could mark on an outnumber and find a target inside 50. Fantastic play. (Q4 18:03)
Bailey Smith passes to Bontempelli 50m out on the flank. Dogs have had a lot of these kinds of shots tonight… falls short, McGovern touches it near the line, video review… (Q4 19:38)
The super closeup shows just a pixel width of black between goal and post, called umpire’s call and it’s ruled a goal! (Q4 20:18)
3:13 to go at the next centre bounce, Kelly clears, Jetta gets the inside 50 but English intercepts in front of Darling to halt that attacks. (Q4 21:54)
Bontempelli marks on the wing and has Bailey Smith down the line, Doggies building around members side, then decide to play tempo back to Crozier… (Q4 22:32)
Barrass intercepts on the wing and goes to half forward, punched out for a throw in. (Q4 23:04)
Kelly to Jetta for the inside 50, ball up 40m out on the flank, 1:27. (Q4 23:33)
Darling gets a mystifying ruck free on English but misses, footy gods smile. 54 seconds to go. (Q4 24:07)
Johannisen rebounds to the HBF, English juggles the mark and goes long to the wing, Macrae kicks to bare grass inside 50, out for a throw in in the Dogs FP, 16 seconds… (Q4 25:18)
Dogs boss that stoppage, McLean gets a free on the boundary 25m out for high contact by Sheppard, siren sounds, Bulldogs win! (Q4 25:53)
And McLean misses. (Q4 25:53)

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