Blog log from R15 of 2022: Western Bulldogs vs Hawthorn

Lewis takes a pack mark 20m out in front for the first goal of the evening for the Hawks, coming off a contract extension. (Q1 2:08)
Lewis takes a link mark on outer wing and kicks inboard, it comes off with Jiath running to CHF for the snap but chase from Naughton puts him off for a point. (Q1 4:12)
Repeat inside 50s for Hawthorn, Lewis snaps wide from the pocket. (Q1 4:27)
The Hawks rebound around outer wing and get a loose man going with pace, O’Meara kicks to the square where Moore flies going back with the flight to mark and goal. (Q1 7:52)
Mitchell taps to Newcombe for the next centre clearance to the HFF, Moore baulks around O’Brien and hits up Lewis leading to 30m on a slight angle, goal number two for him! (Q1 9:44)
Richards catches Jiath HTB in the centre, he passes short to Bontempelli who sizzles a pass to West in the pocket 30m out for a miss. (Q1 11:54)
Hawthorn is trying to rebound up the guts but keep turning it over, after the latest clanger Bontempelli hits the post with a snap from 40m in the corridor. (Q1 12:52)
The Bulldogs rebound at pace down members wing on a switch play, Dunkley passes to Ugle-Hagan 40m out on the flank who shanks OOTF. (Q1 16:55)
Bontempelli worries Shiels off a ground ball after a stoppage on the HFF, long ball to the top of the square is roved by Johannisen for the Dogs’ first goal. (Q1 18:15)
Repeat inside 50s are piling up for Hawthorn with frontal pressure, Bramble gets a chance 30m out on a slight angle but blazes wide. (Q1 23:13)
Breust has position over Dale to mark a long Mitchell kick to 30m on the flank, he kicks truly and the crowd goes Broo. (Q1 26:25)
Nash long from the first centre bounce of Q2, Lewis brings the ball to ground, Koschitzke taps to Moore who falls into a Keath tackle to draw a free but miss, footy gods smile. (Q2 0:34)
Keath misses an intercept mark at half back, the crumb sits up for McDonald who kicks to the hotspot for Reeves to mark and goal, just. (Q2 2:49)
Liberatore avoids Worpel’s dive to kick long from the HFF towards Sweet but it’s off hands for a behind. (Q2 6:06)
West catches Sicily HTB deep in the pocket 20m out, he kicks a drop punt into the far goalpost. (Q2 6:59)
Liberatore beats Mitchell to a ground ball on the wing, baulks and goes long to the top of the square where Naughton flies over the pack to clunk the mark and his first goal. (Q2 8:34)
Naughton contests a long Johannisen ball to the square, the crumb falls on the goal line for West volley home. (Q2 11:34)
O’Brien marks 30m out on the flank after a kick clanger by Sicily on the wing, he converts. (Q2 14:35)
Macrae roves at half forward and gives outside to Bontempelli who calmly steers through the goal from 40m on the flank. (Q2 19:32)
Macrae passes to West 35m out on a slight angle, it’s a miss to level the scores. (Q2 22:04)
Breust snaps wide from a stoppage 20m out. (Q2 24:04)
Morrison picks off a Liberatore kick across the backline and quickly centres to Bramble 35m out on the flank who misses. (Q2 25:40)
Bontempelli centres from the pocket to Weightman but there’s a free closer to goal against Sicily on West, who goals to give the Bulldogs the lead. (Q2 28:02)
Naughton marks a West pass on the lead just before the QT siren, he lines up from 25m in the pocket and misses. (Q2 29:45)
Impey roves on the last line and starts a rebound up the guts, Moore passes to the lead of Lewis on his knees 40m out on the flank, the set shot is right. (Q3 2:48)
Bontempelli gets a pushing free on O’Meara at a stoppage at half forward, he passes low and hard for Ugle-Hasgan to mark in front of Blanck 35m out on the flank for a miss. (Q3 5:53)
The Dogs work the ball from a stoppage on the wing through traffic, Naughton sets up Dunkley to turn just inside CHF and hoof home the goal. (Q3 8:36)
Johannisen marks the next centre clearance by Liberatore in front of Impey at CHF, his set shot falls over the goal line for another one for the Bulldogs. (Q3 10:12)
Mitchell gets a high contact free on Liberatore at the next centre bounce, his kick inside 50 falls in the arms of Macdonald 45m out in front who shanks it right. (Q3 12:13)
Liberatore pilfers the footy from Nash at half forward, the surge is on and it’s Williams who shoots from 40m but he’s buffeted as he kicks and it’s wide left. (Q3 13:13)
Schache marks a Daniel pass over an outpositioned Scrimshaw in the pocket 30m out, he misses across the face. (Q3 13:58)
The Bulldogs are bossing the clearances and another one goes inside 50, West taps to Schache for another one from the hotspot, eight in a row. (Q3 15:13)
Dunkley ducks his head after roving a pack 25m out on the flank and gets a lucky free on Scrimshaw. he converts with a screwing set shot. (Q3 16:53)
Schache jumps in front of a tired-looking Sicily to mark a West kick to 35m on a slight angle, he kicks another one for the rampaging Doggies. (Q3 21:00)
Naughton’s tackle strip on Sicily at half forward sets up McComb to rove a kick towards Schache and run into the open goal. (Q3 24:26)
Howe gets a pushing free on Williams on the HFF and goes short to Mitchell 35m out on a slight angle, who misses. (Q3 26:29)
Bramble baulks around Daniel on the wing with a left-foot step and goes long to a pack 25m out on a slight angle where Koschitzke floats across to mark and… miss. (Q3 28:09)
Keath intercepts a Morrison kick to the centre, runs 25m without a bounce then kicks to Naughton at the hotspot for a goal. (Q4 3:31)
Ugle-Hagan juggles a mark in front of a pack 25m out on a slight angle for some junk. (Q4 5:01)
Butler marks and goals from the hotspot to break a run of thirteen for the Bullies. (Q4 7:20)
Lewis marks 50m out on a slight angle and roosts a nice set shot for his third goal. (Q4 8:36)
Nash is pinged for a hold in ruck, Sweet lines up from 30m on a slight angle and steers it through. (Q4 11:21)
Lewis flies in the midst of three Dogs to clunk a long Impey ball to 20m on the flank, he boots goal number four. (Q4 13:21)
Bontempelli spoils a Howe kick then gets it back for a flying snap from 50m on a slight angle… wide left. (Q4 15:04)
Breust gets a high contact free on Keath on the boundary 30m out and curls in the set shot from his second goal. (Q4 18:13)
Breust strips Crozier in a tackle 20m out for some more garbage. (Q4 20:04)
West feeds Liberatore for a goal from near CHF to underline his credentials for best on ground. (Q4 21:03)
Butler sharks a West handball on the HFF leading to Moore screwing through the goal from 35m. (Q4 24:44)
Naughton beats Blanck one out to mark a Scott long ball to the square for some garbage. (Q4 27:37)
Dale runs onto a Blanck rebound kick that was a bit of a blank, he rams through another one from 45m on a slight angle. (Q4 29:17)
Impey passes to O’Meara leading to 45m in the corridor, he kicks poorly for no score. (Q4 30:37)
West is over the back to mark a long Naughton ball to the top of the square for another one deep in junk time. (Q4 31:37)
Lewis gives to Newcombe for a running goal from near the hotspot. (Q4 33:21)

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