Blog log from R1 of 2022: Melbourne vs Western Bulldogs

Langdon chases the crumb to a long speculator from the HFF to the top of the square, Pickett provides the shepherd to allow the ex-Docker to gather and snap the first goal. (Q1 2:48)
Brown marks in a pack 35m out on the flank and plays on for his first goal of the season. (Q1 5:45)
Langdon receives outside a pack on the HFF and hoofs a pass inside to Viney 35m out on a slight angle, loose men everywhere on that attack. Viney converts. (Q1 8:41)
Pickett flies at half forward after the next centre bounce, Fritsch roves ahead of Williams and hits the post with a left-foot snap across the body from 40m on the flank. (Q1 10:17)
Dees force a turnover on the rebound, Fritsch has time at half forward to pinpoint a pass to Brown leading up the flank to 35m who misses. (Q1 11:18)
Harmes spoils Dunkley on the HFF, crumb falls for Spargo who blazes wide from 40m. (Q1 16:31)
May prevents Weightman reaching a Hunter grubber towards the Dogs goalsquare and Jordon completes the play with a relieving HTB free. (Q1 17:33)
Brown roves his man Keath’s drop on the HFF and tries a cheeky grubber from 40m, it refuses to take the necessary off break and rolls wide. (Q1 19:05)
McDonald soccers the crumb from a Jackson contest in teh pocket for a behind from 15m. (Q1 20:47)
Hannan is pinged for timewasting after Bowey intercepts on the wing, that’s the old rule. Bowey is taken from wing to 25m on a slight angle and kicks truly. (Q1 21:48)
Crozier finally gets the Bulldogs on the board with a running snap from the HFF, they should really be further behind so there is still hope despite getting belted so far. (Q1 27:29)
Weightman flies for a Bontempelli pass 25m out on a slight angle just on the QT siren, Joel Smith interferes without making contact, mystifying free and charity goal! (Qtr Time)
Naughton curls a left-foot snap around the corner from 40m in front after the Dogs boss the first centre bounce of Q2 through Bontempelli. (Q2 1:03)
Naughton is front and centre for a Cordy contest 15m out but that one screws wide off the left. (Q2 2:06)
Brayshaw catches Bailey Smith HTB on the wing, Smith gobs off and gives away 50, Brayshaw lines up from 50m on a slight angle but no score results. (Q2 3:34)
The Bulldogs switch and switch again on a slow attack but it eventually works as Treloar releases Dale to goal on the run from 40m on the flank. (Q2 5:33)
Langdon is pinged for deliberate OOB 20m out in the pocket, Naughton gives the Bulldogs an outrageous lead with his second goal! (Q2 9:03)
Treloar volleys home another one from a scramble in the square, what is going on! (Q2 9:48)
Naughton boots his third goal after the Dogs boss another clearance, this is the 6 rule in play and it’s beautiful footy. (Q2 10:28)
Brown takes a quality contested grab using all of his considerable height. He lines up from 40m on a slight angle, and kicks truly. (Q2 15:46)
Pickett passes to Petracca 30m out near the boundary who delivers a quality set shot for his first goal. (Q2 26:04)
Petracca passes to the pocket for Brown who threads the needle in professional style. (Q3 3:25)
Neal-Bullen passes to Fritsch after Langdon breaks lines with a trademark scoot around the outer wing. Fritsch kicks straight from 45m in front to give the Dees the lead back. (Q3 6:24)
Roarke Smith baulks past Petracca on the HFF with a right-foot step and passes short to English 40m out wide on the flank. English misses narrowly. (Q3 9:23)
Dunkley roves in the pocket and tries a Daicos special from 30m but it turns too much for a behind. (Q3 12:40)
Schache drops a sitter of an intercept at defensive hotspot, Fritsch accepts the crumb with glee and snaps truly. (Q3 15:18)
Jackson leaps high in front of Schache to clunk a mark 40m out on a slight angle, he makes it a half dozen Demon goals in a row. Another wave-based game from these two. (Q3 17:23)
McDonald is pinged for contact on Naughton in a pack 50m out on a slight angle, who tries a pass that doesn’t work. (Q3 21:54)
Sparrow sprays a snap from near CHF but it’s OOTF. (Q3 24:24)
Gardner is powerless to stop Brown marking a Petracca pass to the pocket, Brown plays on and misses from 25m. (Q3 25:51)
Spargo’s repeat inside 50 kick goes to Fritsch 35m out on a slight angle, who hangs the set shot left. (Q3 26:24)
Jackson hits the post from 30m on a slight angle after getting a 50 penalty under the stand rule. (Q4 1:47)
Dunkley sets up a long speculator to a pack near the hotspot, Gawn spoils to the corridor where Bontempelli roves and goals despite obviously struggling with an ankle. (Q4 3:17)
Naughton takes a big pack grab 40m out on a slight angle beating multiple defenders in the air with strength. He kicks truly. (Q4 6:32)
Fritsch leads up to an Oliver kick to 45m on a slight angle, getting ahead of a pack, but his set shot is a shocker for no score. (Q4 9:13)
Gawn gets a ruck free on English 50m out on a slight angle, he uses the stand rule to crab across and let fly from just on the paint and raise the roof of the MCG with a goal! (Q4 11:47)
Petracca bounces a sharp snap from the pocket into the near goalpsot from 25m. (Q4 13:02)
Harmes flies in front of Dale to mark at the top of the goalsquare, Keath thereabouts but neither contacted. Harmes converts, Dees almost home. (Q4 17:48)
Hunter dithers at half forward and eventually Daniel coughs it up, Oliver sets Neal-Bullen off for a very exciting miss from 25m. (Q4 23:46)
Hannan fumbles at half forward, Bedford starts the rebound and finishes it with a mark 45m out in front from an Oliver pass and another miss. (Q4 25:03)
Petracca puts the cherry on top with a stoppage goal from the pocket, let the celebrations begin! (Q4 26:48)
Treloar sails through a snap from CHF but it’s garbage time now, less than two minutes to go. (Q4 28:03)
Neal-Bullen passes to Pickett 45m out in the corridor who gets some junk on a quiet night. (Q4 29:54)

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