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Blog log from R2 of 2021: Western Bulldogs vs West Coast

Blog log for Western Bulldogs vs West Coast, R2 of 2021

Treloar launches the Dogs in attack. English flies but is unable to pull it down. Liberatore roves and misses from 45. (Q1 1:13)
Bontempelli wins it from the deep forward stoppage and flicks it to the eagerly anticipating Daniel. Caleb receives and misses to the far side from 35. (Q1 2:08)
Vardy receives the free in the ruck contest and the former Cat finds the killer pass, picking out the leading Darling. Jack finishes promptly with the snap! (Q1 8:33)
Duryea is unable to handle the ground ball and an opportunity duly presents to the Eagles. The pill is shared wide to Ryan, who is unable to finish truly. (Q1 11:53)
Dunkley powers through congestion and feeds the ball wide to the former Saint in Bruce. Josh settles and fires from 40 on the slight, splitting the middle! (Q1 16:09)
Sheed sends the pill long to Kennedy, who out bodies Duryea and clunks the grab with ease. Josh shoots from 35 on the sharp angle and splits the difference! (Q1 21:24)
Kennedy, Cripps and Ryan link from the wing to scoring range. Liam marks, rounds Gardner on the second attempt and finishes from point-blank range! (Q1 24:24)
Smith, Macrae and Hunter link across half-forward before Lachie darts the pass to the pacing Naughton, marking ahead of McGovern. He sprays it to the left from 35. (Q1 25:04)
Bontempelli, Naughton and English combine as the skipper drives the team forward at pace. Tim marks unattended at the top of the square and finishes truly! (Q1 27:49)
The Eagles have the first of the second term, regaining the lead too. Naitanui and Redden link through the middle, and Kennedy out marks Williams. He finishes from 45! (Q2 1:29)
Hunter roves the pack as the Bulldogs gain advantage through the middle via Macrae. Lachie flicks to Bontempelli, Marcus unable to goal from 45. (Q2 2:31)
Multiple red, white and blue surge forward, pack running which culminates with Lipinski finding Vandermeer. Latheem shoots from 35 on the slight, missing. (Q2 4:15)
Bontempelli smoothly transitions the ball into scoring range, sending it down the throat of an unmarked Vandermeer. A harder shot than the last, another minor score. (Q2 5:39)
Macrae, Treloar and Daniel combine from the stoppage, resulting in Caleb dabbing the pass to the leading Bruce. The former Saint shoots from the edge of the square and goals! (Q2 9:44)
The Eagles regain the lead, this time youngster Jones sending them into the ascendency. Jones receives the 50 after Lipinski fails to return the ball and he goals from 45! (Q2 13:45)
Naughton takes the lead up grab ahead of McGovern, clunking 35 from goal on the flank. He misses to the near side. (Q2 15:30)
Vandermeer, Hunter and Smith combine as the Bulldogs search for the opportunity to kick the goal. Bailey dribbles it under arms and through it goes! (Q2 16:15)
The goal for goal is finally broken, with Bontempelli making it two on the bounce for the Bulldogs. From the forward stoppage, Vandermeer flicks to Marcus and he finishes truly! (Q2 22:45)
English pushes it forward from the forward stoppage. Liberatore bounds onto the loose pill, his pacing effort missing to the left-hand side from 35. (Q2 25:44)
Kelly wins the ball from the throw-in and wastes little time in setting his sights for goal. He throws all he has, missing to the near side from the tight angle. (Q2 28:15)
The Eagles grab one back with less than two minutes on the clock. Naitanui sends the ball in long and Kennedy runs, jumps and clunks. He finishes truly from 35! (Q2 29:31)
Naitanui wins the clearance and feeds it wide to the pacing Duggan. Liam launches his full measure and Allen marks over Gardner. Oscar goals from 35! (Q3 0:51)
That Eagles goal took a mere 52 seconds in this second half! (Q3 1:02)
Super fast reply from the Bulldogs captain. Dale swings it forward, Vandermeer gathers and flicks to a marauding Bontempelli. Marcus settles and goals from the arc! (Q3 2:57)
Naitanui produces a shot-creating smother, forcing the turnover which resulted in a mark for the unopposed Kennedy. Josh shoots from 40 on the flank and has his fourth! (Q3 4:27)
Bontempelli thumps the ball forward from the resultant centre bounce and this time Naughton receives a free, paid against McGovern. Aaron finishes truly from 40! (Q3 5:58)
Macrae receives out on the wing from Daniel and uses it to find McNeil. Lachlan lines up the set shot from 45 on the flank, missing to the near side. (Q3 8:27)
Sheed wins the ball deep in the forward pocket and wastes little time throwing ball to boot, deep in the heart of congestion. His shot spoons to the near side. (Q3 11:23)
Daniel makes a catastrophic mistake on the last line of defence, sending his pass directly into the arms of Jones at the top of the square. He goals! (Q3 13:38)
Vardy wins it at ground level and flicks off to the ever pacing Ryan. He is slowed on his way to goal, resulting in a shot to the far side from 45. (Q3 17:13)
The Eagles kick ahead by the most meagre of margins. Langdon shoots from the boundary line under pressure, missing to the far side. (Q3 18:02)
The Bulldogs grab something out of nothing! Within a rolling maul, Dunkley manages to siphon the ball, send it to boot before Kelly can smother and duly convert from 35! (Q3 22:23)
With that major comes the eighth lead change of the match! (Q3 22:53)
Lipinski sends to the behind line where Duggan/Wallis battle. Mitch marks although a review is called for, to see if the ball has crossed…
The decision is a mark. Wallis will shoot from deep in the forward pocket, and misses poorly to the far side. (Q3 24:38)
Cripps and Jones combine before the youngster sends it long to the leading Kennedy. Josh appears to shoot but passes at the last moment to Darling… (Q3 26:44)
Kicking from 40 on the flank, Jack Darling ties the ball game! (Q3 26:59)
12 set shots to 9 in favour of the Bulldogs. Has resulted in 8.0 for the Eagles, 4.6 for the Bullies. (Q3 28:42)
Cripps sends it long to the isolated match up between Allen/Gardner. Oscar predictably clunks the grab, but after missing the ball to boot, finishes on the second turn! (Q3 29:59)
That is now the Eagles biggest lead for the match! 1:28 left to play in Q3. (Q3 29:59)
Make that another for the Eagles! They link across the wing and find the electric Ryan out the back. Not one to be caught, Liam runs his measure and goals from 35! (Q3 30:59)
Gardner is caught with the ball under his toes, Cripps pinning him and forcing the decision. Shooting from the top of the square, Jamie is incredibly smothered. (Q4 0:55)
Darling darts the pass to Allen, Oscar chest marking ahead of Williams. Pressed up on the boundary, Oscar misses with the banana to the near side. (Q4 3:59)
Redden, Jones and Kennedy link by hand, finalised with Josh taking the unattended mark 35 from goal. Kicking from the sharp angle, Josh misses to the far side. (Q4 9:39)
Bontempelli launches long to the isolated contest between Bruce and Rotham. Josh receives the free for holding and the former Saint has his third from 40! (Q4 13:19)
Hunter and Vandermeer work it brilliantly through a contested play on the wing. Latheem resultantly finds the lead of Naughton, Aaron kicking true from 45 on the flank! (Q4 14:59)
Treloar wins it out of the F50 stoppage and flicks forward to McNeil. Lachie pulls the shot at pace, missing to the far side. (Q4 16:57)
Tied ball game. 8:32 left to play. (Q4 17:35)
The Dogs have made it three in a row to regain the lead! McNeil flicks to the pacing Vandermeer. With space ahead, he takes a bounce, settles and goals from 40! (Q4 20:20)
Gaff, Sheed and finally Darling combine from the resultant centre bounce. Jack marks unopposed and kicks from 30 on the slight. He levels the scores! (Q4 21:25)
5:58 left to play. Tied ball game. (Q4 21:59)
Macrae wins the ball from the deep forward throw-in. He runs through congestion, hooks toward goal and pulls it too harshly, missing to the far side. (Q4 25:10)
That minor score has the Dogs in the lead. 4:14 left to play.
(Q4 25:51)
Cripps launches to the hot spot. Kennedy flies but is unable to pull it down. No matter, Jones waits out the back, gathers the pill unopposed and goals! (Q4 26:55)
Treloar, Dunkley and Macrae link from the resultant centre bounce, with Jack finding Naughton out on the chest. Aaron shoots from 35 out directly in front and goals! (Q4 28:13)
2:46 left to play. One point ball game.
(Q4 28:38)
Hunter marks at half back. 1:50 left to play. (Q4 30:40)
Smith, Duryea and Bruce link as the Bulldogs stretch the Eagles from one end to the other. Josh launches and finds Bontempelli in scoring range. He goals from 40! (Q4 31:40)
Incredible match by Bontempelli and the Bulldogs! He kicks his third. They lead by seven points, 0:23 left to play. (Q4 32:14)

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