Blog log from R2 of 2022: Western Bulldogs vs Carlton

O’Brien tumbles a kick towards the hotspot after the Blues boss the first centre clearance, it falls for Charlie Curnow who plays on and snaps the first goal across his body!
English is paid a mark 45m out near the boundary despite a late spoil by Pittonet. Despite a shank earlier in the quarter from similar range, this set shot is a beauty! (Q1 7:20)
Vandermeer feeds Ugle-Hagan standing flat-footed 40m out near the boundary, he tries a snap around the corner that screws through! (Q1 8:18)
Pittonet is over the back on a rebound up the guts, spoil comes in but the crumb falls straight for Silvagni to reward his run into the open goal. (Q1 13:41)
Two Dogs fly to spoil a long bomb to the square for De Koning, Fogarty roves but needed a left foot as he tries an off-balance checkside that goes wide from 10m. (Q1 13:41)
Kennedy roves a pack near the hotspot and rides a tackle to checkside home his first goal. Midfielder goals were huge for Carlton last week, and this is a good start. (Q1 13:41)
McKay marks on the lead 40m out on a slight angle, uses the J-curve and makes it work for his first goal. (Q1 13:41)
Weightman picks up a loose ball on the wing ahead of a pack and gets past the charging Weitering with a sensational right-foot step, he feeds Treloar to motor to 30m, goal. (Q1 20:06)
Cripps catches Macrae HTB 45m out on a slight angle and converts to bring the crowd to their feet! (Q1 20:06)
Scott chips in front of Ugle-Hagan to mark a Macrae ball 25m out on the flank, on the end of a slow play rebound. He goals. (Q1 31:51)
Weitering loses a wrestle with Naughton to allow the Dog to mark a Treloar kick to the hotspot after the next bounce and just before the QT siren. Naughton hits the post. (Q1 33:51)
Dale drops a kick across half back, Silvagni is right there to rove and shoot from 50m on the flank… narrow. (Q2 3:11)
Cripps has copped a Dunkley tag but he manages to escape it after a stoppage on the HFF to snap his second goal from 25m on the flank. (Q2 4:38)
Weightman doesn’t attack a pass in the centre and gets spoiled, Blues whip it upfield with Owies passing to McKay in the pocket 30m out for the goal. (Q2 5:40)
Treloar fumbles and is swamped after the next centre bounce, Fisher goes to De Koning in the pocket, contact by Cordy but Owies plays on to advantage for the goal. Blues on FIYAH! (Q2 8:18)
McDonald spoils Bontempelli’s centre clearance and Carlton zooms up members wing, Fogarty gives to Curnow who snaps another one from 30m on a slight angle! (Q2 10:05)
Bontempelli gives to Ugle-Hagan for a snap around the corner from the hotspot off a step but it curls too much for a behind. (Q2 11:09)
Daniel kicks high and a bit aimless to an outnumbered pack at the hotspot but Naughton gets a contact free on a panicky Weitering and goals. (Q2 12:55)
Weitering’s fist of justice starts a rebound from half back, Curnow provides the long ball to the square from the HFF for McKay to mark over two Dogs and goal, his third! (Q2 16:55)
Cripps is pinged for a throw after the next bounce, Treloar feeds Dale who lets fly from 55m but it flies wide. (Q2 18:05)
Owies passes short to the lead of Fisher 40m out on a slight angle after some good work on the outer wing by Silvagni, who is having a good game. Fisher goals as well! (Q2 19:10)
Cripps fumbles towards Macrae for the next centre clearance kick, Liberatore roves and delivers a lovely floating finish from 35m on a slight angle off his left. (Q2 20:50)
Curnow kicks long to the pocket, Blues small swarm the fall, O’Brien plays for and gets a free for high contact that wasn’t there from Treloar. He hits the post, footy gods grin. (Q2 24:40)
Kennedy tumbles a kick to the flank 30m out to McKay who marks over an outpositioned Crozier and boots goal number four. (Q2 26:51)
Hannan leaps high in a big pack to juggle a speculator by Hunter to 30m on a slight angle, he boots his first goal. (Q2 30:07)
Bontempelli passes to Ugle-Hagan who beats McGovern on a hook lead to mark 30m out on a slight angle, but misses. (Q3 1:29)
Dunkley feeds Dale for a snap from 50m on a slight angle which sails through. (Q3 3:06)
Weightman marks a Daniel pass in front of Newman and gets a whack for his troubles. He lines up from 20m in the pocket and shanks it OOTF. (Q3 4:35)
Roarke Smith passes short to Weightman 40m out on the flank after a rebound started by Bontempelli. It’s a dirty floater that goes through at touchable height! (Q3 8:27)
Hewett pokes the centre clearance kick after next bounce to Silvagni who leaps over Duryea to mark 40m out in front. The set shot is as pretty as Jo Silvagni. (Q3 9:51)
After McGovern is pinged for laying out Vandermeer off the ball, Dale hits up Liberatore 45m out on a slight angle, who converts. (Q3 14:02)
A big pack flies for a Bontempelli long ball down the flank but the ball clears everyone and lands in the breadbasket of Scott who marks and goals from 15m. (Q3 19:14)
Hannan takes a mark 20m out in the pocket and gets smashed up the front by Weitering coming back with the flight, he gets up but hits the post. (Q3 21:42)
Curnow roves an Owies contest 45m out on a slight angle and gets another chance for a snap around the corner off his right, that one sails through for his third goal! (Q3 22:47)
Ugle-Hagan takes a lick mark forward of the wing and goes long to Bontempelli who marks over the taller McGovern 20m out and goals. (Q4 2:06)
Richards holds Curnow without the footy on the boundary 25m out, easy free to pay. This for four for Charlie… he threads it! (Q4 7:33)
Vandermeer roves on the HFF and gives to Hannan who tries an outrageous snap around the corner from the wrong side, it falls on the goal line for a mirac! (Q4 11:47)
Cripps to Walsh to Curnow after the next centre bounce, right out the front of the bounce. Curnow lines up from 30m on the flank and boots his fifth goal! (Q4 13:26)
Macrae passes short to Treloar 45m out on the flank after Weightman is involved twice inside forward 50. Treloar hangs it right. (Q4 16:26)
Saad tries to pass short to Fogarty from the kick in but Naughton intercepts 45m out on the flank, his set shot is across the face for a point. (Q4 17:16)
Saad’s next rebound kick is longer but straight to Duryea who goes back in quickly for Naughton to mark over Saad 40m out on the flank… and miss again. (Q4 18:37)
Setterfield is the next Blue to try a rebound kick but that misses Walsh, Dogs swarm and Dunkley marks 40m out on a slight angle… for another miss! (Q4 19:26)
Richards goes long from the HFF but it’s easily rushed from the top of the square. (Q4 21:26)
Gardner is pinged for a hold on McKay on the HFF to allow English to intercept. McKay misses near side. (Q4 22:34)
Ball in the front half for the Bulldogs but no clean scoring opportunities presenting. (Q4 24:42)
Dunkley marks 40m out on the flank after some frenetic play. Last chance for the Dogs… no good. (Q4 26:42)
English gives to Macrae who snaps from near the behind line but Silvagni is on the goal line to touch it through. (Q4 30:22)

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