Blog log from R3 of 2022: Western Bulldogs vs Sydney

Hannan roves at half forward and gives to a flat-footed Ugle-Hagan who gets tackled high by Paddy McCartin. He lines up from 40m on a slight angle for the first goal. (Q1 1:17)
Hayward keeps his feet after contesting in the square but the crumb falls to the behind line so he can’t get his volley on target. (Q1 4:11)
Richards intercepts a rebound kick on the wing and starts a switch through several star mids’ hands: Bontempelli, Macrae, Dunkley then inside 50 for English who misses from 35m. (Q1 5:22)
Mills catches Dunkley HTB in the centre, quick counter attack for Franklin to mark over Gardner 20m out on a slight angle… but he misses. (Q1 9:26)
Parker intercepts the long kick in to the centre and goes to the flank 45m out where Heeney marks in front of Daniel and also misses. (Q1 10:11)
Naughton takes a big pack grab from a long English kick to 25m on a slight angle, he doesn’t miss. (Q1 12:01)
Naughton sprints away from a pack 20m out to take advantage of a block on his man to mark 40m out, set play that one, but the set shot is wide. (Q1 14:55)
Scott marks a Bontempelli pass 45m out on the flank running back with the flight in front of Paddy McCartin but his set shot is marked on the goal line by Tom McCartin, no score. (Q1 16:45)
Long ball to the Dog goalsquare, no mark but Weightman draws a holding free on Cunningham for an easy goal. (Q1 17:51)
Hayward plays on to advantage for a snap goal from 30m in front after a free to a hobbling Franklin on Gardner. (Q1 19:12)
Weightman passes to Vandermeer near the boundary 40m out, nothing Campbell could do there. The low-percentage set shot is narrow. (Q1 21:56)
Tom McCartin burns the footy by foot to Scott at half back but Paddy saves his brother with a relieving mark from the Bailey Smith attempt from 45m. (Q1 24:42)
Weightman snaps OOTF from a ball in to 20m. (Q1 27:56)
Richards hits the lead of Naughton who has a channel to 40m on a slight angle, contact over the shoulder by Tom McCartin and the ump blows for the free… Naughton misses. (Q2 0:54)
Bulldogs doing a lot of work to get lanes free for Naughton to lead into, lot of blocking off the ball. (Q2 1:20)
Dunkley gets a snap off in a big pack 20m out but it’s off bodies for a behind. (Q2 1:57)
Two McCartins fly over Ugle-Hagan to spoil in the pocket 20m out, another contact free against Paddy leading to a miss. (Q2 8:22)
Bailey Smith roves a Mills missed mark in the centre on the end of a chain of turnovers, he delivers a lovely pass to Ugle-Hagan 40m out who misses badly. (Q2 20:08)
Both forward lines are poor in this game, Swans not enough agility and Dogs lacking a third tall. The connection between mids and forwards is terrible on both sides. (Q2 20:44)
Vandermeer and Stephens wrestle at the top of the square, free kick Bulldogs for a jumper tug and finally we have a goal in Q2, inevitably from an umpire charity. (Q2 24:27)
To be fair, that free is always paid, can’t do that. (Q2 25:20)
Tom McCartin spoils Naughton for a behind from a dangerous-looking inside 50 kick by Dale. (Q2 26:43)
Parker dumps a panic kick from defence across half back but straight to Hunter 45m out on a slight angle just before the HT siren blows. Hunter misses. (Q2 27:58)
Naughton gives to Bailey Smith who misses off a step from 45m on a slight angle. (Q3 1:08)
Swans go coast to coast from the kick in, Hayward screws a snap across his body from 25m on the flank for a long-awaited goal. (Q3 2:06)
Liberatore roves a big pack at the hotspot, gathers in the hotspot and snaps off his right boot past Heeney… but it snicks the goalpost on the way through, a point on review. (Q3 5:26)
Heeney gets to a wayward snap by Franklin on the boundary 15m out, sore ankle after hitting the fence but he recovers and screws through the goal. (Q3 8:31)
English gets a ruck free on the HFF and goes short to Bailey Smith 45m out near the boundary. Smith tries a set up kick that gets rebounded. (Q3 10:46)
McLean gets a free off the fall of an inside 50m to 40m on a slight angle, against Gardner for a hold. His set shot is clean as a whistle. (Q3 12:10)
Wallis is behind the Swan defence to run back with the flight and mark a long ball near the hotspot, but he misses a soda. (Q3 15:25)
Bontempelli passes to Weightman 45m out on a slight angle after Richards intercepts a rebound kick, Flea hoiks that one through. (Q3 16:40)
Richards tries a low-percentage kick across halfback to a 2-on-2 contest, Swans turn it over and Heeney has Franklin for a Joe the Goose special. (Q3 19:42)
Bailey Smith wears a bump from Warner after marking a short Macrae pass to 40m on the flank, no penalty so he lines up and misses everything. (Q3 23:32)
Bontempelli spins out of a Campbell challenge on the wing and goes long for Weightman to leap over Paddy McCartin to mark 45m out on a slight angle, he converts. (Q3 27:07)
Weightman snaps high off his left from a stoppage at the hotspot, it falls on the behind line for Tom McCartin to rush. (Q3 28:47)
Franklin snaps his second goal from the HFF 45m out after a handball by Wicks roving Buddy’s own contest. (Q4 1:36)
Wicks catches Treloar HTB at the next bounce, he delivers a lovely little head-fake pass to Parker 45m out in front after shaping to bomb long. Parker hits the post, however. (Q4 2:39)
Franklin roves the kick in, thence to Parker and Gulden for a short pass to Hayward in the pocket 30m out, who misses. (Q4 3:30)
Bontempelli provides crucial link play on the wing on a slow rebound, Tom McCartin spoils the long kick to Naughton near the hotspot but Wallis roves and goals. (Q4 5:41)
Campbell was just cruising to that crumb and was beaten by the more experienced Wallis. (Q4 6:12)
Dunkley gives to Bailey Smith for a snap from a stoppage in the pocket 20m out but two tacklers force it wide. (Q4 9:42)
Franklin goes long to the hotspot from the wing, Heeney and Hayward fly, neither mark but the crumb falls for Wicks to goal from 20m. (Q4 11:37)
Keath intercepts a dump rebound kick by McLean to the outer wing and gets bumped late by Wicks, obvious 50m penalty brings the backman to 25m on a slight angle… goal! (Q4 16:36)
Blakey passes short to Ronke near the boundary 30m out as the Dogs had flooded the hotspot on a slow attack, Ronke makes it look good with a play on and screwing finish! (Q4 21:27)
Campbell catches Hannan HTB on the wing to prevent a Dog attack as the clock ticks under 5:00 to go. (Q4 23:56)
Franklin marks on the boundary 25m out after a quick rebound around members wing, he tries a drop punt but kicks OOTF. (Q4 24:57)
1:30 to go and still two kicks in it, Swans are getting inside 50s but not being particularly intelligent about it, lacking targets. (Q4 27:53)
Lloyd passes short to Gulden just outside true CHF, there’s a huge 50m penalty against Macrae for encroachment to gift a goal to the Swans! (Q4 28:37)
1:01 to go and a kick in it, now it’s about centre clearances. (Q4 28:57)
Amartey taps in ruck, Liberatore kicks to the wing and it’s a throw in forward of the wing for Sydney, 44 seconds left. (Q4 29:58)
Liberatore roves and kicks to half forward, Vandermeer roves Ugle-Hagan’s contest and feeds Bontempelli to boot the sealer! Joy is unconfined at the Docklands. (Q4 30:17)

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