Blog log from R17 of 2022: Sydney vs Western Bulldogs

Macrae dithers in traffic at defensive hotspot and gets swamped by bodies, Reid gives to Rowbottom for the opening goal of the evening. (Q1 2:41)
Fox tugs the jumper of Weightman to give away a free 40m out on a slight angle, who misses. (Q1 3:48)
Heeney gets a contact free on Richards going for a Papley kick to the hotspot, he stalks in and punches through his first goal. (Q1 7:52)
Blakey’s kick from behind centre hits grass on the HFF and skids to Franklin who tries a left-foot snap from 35m that bounces wide. (Q1 11:17)
Amartey leaps over Treloar to mark an off-balance wobbler by Ladhams to 20m in the pocket, he converts. Sydney are well worth their jump, dominating possession. (Q1 11:47)
Papley kicks very high from the centre to the hotspot, Franklin storms up from the square in front of Gardner to take a contested grab and kick his first goal. (Q1 13:42)
The Bulldogs are just not getting their hands on the footy, 2:1 against at this early stage and all their ball coming deep in defence. (Q1 14:17)
Reid gets the next centre clearance, Franklin again comes like a train through the pack at the hotspot and this time causes a spillage, Papley feeds Heeney for another one! (Q1 15:32)
West chases a loose ball in the pocket and taps it cleverly to Weightman who snaps as he falls 15m out… wobbles home! Excellent skill by both players. (Q1 17:42)
Paddy McCartin intercepts a rebound kick and sends it back to a massive pack 25m out on the flank, about eight blokes fly, and Amartey comes down with it for another Swans goal! (Q1 19:32)
Papley is front and square for an Amartey contest at the hotspot and snaps off the left… bounces left too. (Q1 22:15)
Rowbottom saves a goal at the Dogs hotspot, Swans rebound around outer wing, Hawyard gets a 50m penalty to bring him within range but he misses. (Q1 24:02)
Johannisen gets a free for a hold at the top of the square by Stephens in a one-out marking contest, jumper tugs always get pinged. JJ converts. (Q1 26:06)
Another centre clearance by Sydney, Papley roves and reefs out a handball to Warner running from the centre, he goals as well. (Q1 27:32)
Papley roves a dump kick by Liberatore and runs onto his left boot for a snap from 35m on a slight angle… just wide left. (Q1 30:15)
Hannan’s rebound kick is turned over by Ladhams’ effort, Warner has a ping from 50m on a slight angle but the ball takes a cruel off break for a point. (Q1 31:51)
Repeat inside 50s for the Swans now, Warner gets a pressured kick off to the flank 30m out where Franklin marks on his chest and misses. (Q1 32:17)
Franklin slips as he passes from CHF but the ball skids to Papley anyway, he gives to Stephens for the first goal of Q2 from close range. (Q2 2:39)
Tom McCartin is pinged for a hold off the ball on Naughton in the Dogs goalsquare, charity goal Bulldogs. (Q2 4:06)
Reid is pinged for deliberate OOB kicking under pressure to 30m out, but Scott plays on and stuffs up the opportunity. (Q2 9:10)
West roves a Macrae ball to the pocket but checksides wide fromm 15m. (Q2 9:38)
Weightman keeps his feet after contesting with Rampe at the hotspot to rove but his grubber rolls wide right. (Q2 10:32)
Ugle-Hagan snaps across the face from a stoppage 25m out on a slight angle. (Q2 12:20)
Warner hits the square with a set shot from true CHF but it lands in the square and is touched through. (Q2 13:31)
The Bulldogs rebound around outer wing mostly by hand through traffic, Hannan passers to Weightman in the pocket 25m out who screws through the set shot. (Q2 16:25)
Liberatore passes to Schache 40m out in front after Schache himself had contested the next centre bounce, but the set shot flies wide left. (Q2 18:14)
Franklin marks a Heeney pass over Schache 50m out on the boundary, he tries a centring ball which ends up with Papley who misses. (Q2 19:25)
Reid forces a handball clanger by Naughton in the centre, Papley runs from CHF to the hotspot but misses a rather easy one. (Q2 22:27)
Pressure from the Bulldogs at a stoppage in the forward pocket causes a spillage which Bontempelli soccers through from 15m! (Q2 25:45)
Treloar misses a snap from half forward. The Bulldogs are equalising in general play but they aren’t making many inroads to that lead. (Q2 27:55)
Papley has done better at goal assists than scoring himself tonight and he finds Mills at the hotspot with a centring ball for a goal after the HT siren. (Q2 29:50)
Heeney roves in the pocket and swerves his hips like he’s on the dancefloor on the Cross, he snaps his second goal. (Q3 0:36)
English swings through a lovely set shot from 45m on a slight angle. (Q3 2:13)
Williams is pinged for a push in the back on Warner 40m out on the boundary. Warner misses. (Q3 4:28)
Clarke taps a loose ball to Hayward at half forward in traffic, Hayward gives back to him for a nice snap across the body from 25m on the flank for an opportunist goal. (Q3 6:48)
Reid plays on after a 50m penalty against English to pass to Franklin in the pocket 20m out… Buddy baulks around the man on the mark but misses a checkside! (Q3 9:41)
Paddy McCartin beats Ugle-Hagan to intercept on the wing and goes to the HFF where Franklin marks over Macrae and misses. (Q3 10:17)
Richards gets into trouble on the HBF and turns the ball over with a too-cute kick, Warner passes to Heeney 30m out on a slight angle who converts. (Q3 11:28)
Sydney are not going to lose this game, they will ride that early scoreboard reward all the way to the finish line. (Q3 11:55)
Ugle-Hagan blazes OOTF after Bontempelli forces a turnover deep in attack. (Q3 15:15)
Weightman fumbles in defence, Blakey pounces and scoots away up the guts with two bounces, gives to Stephens who goes to Franklin in the pocket who gives to Papley for the goal. (Q3 20:53)
Schache marks 30m out on a slight angle and converts, to almost nil reaction from the Swan hordes. (Q3 22:28)
Hayward juggles a mark from a Mills pass in front of a hobbling Keath 40m out on a slight angle, he misses. (Q3 24:28)
Enormous amount of junk time in this game, should be lucrative for fantasy owners. (Q3 24:45)
Amartey feeds Hayward for a goal from a stoppage at the hotspot. (Q3 26:16)
Gardner decides to kick under pressure from the last line, ball wobbles to the opposite pocket where Papley marks and goals. (Q3 28:28)
Rampe tumbles a kick OOTF 30m out, Hunter’s set shot is rushed by Reid. (Q3 30:13)
Ugle-Hagan takes a contested grab in front of Paddy McCartin 30m out on the flank and converts. (Q3 33:31)
Liberatore gives to Bontempelli who turns and snaps wide from 35m in front. (Q3 35:17)
Naughton misses from 20m in the pocket after a stoppage. (Q4 1:05)
Naughton flies in front of a pack in the square to mark a Ugle-Hagan high ball from the HFF, he converts. (Q4 3:08)
Franklin marks leading from the square to the hotspot, he boots goal number two. (Q4 7:47)
Gulden volleys into the post from close range. (Q4 9:41)
Dale tries to run out of the square on the kick in but Papley catches him HTB in the pocket 20m out… then misses. (Q4 10:29)
Another kick in turns over, Franklin misses a set shot from the boundary 30m out. (Q4 10:52)
English marks a Schache speculator in front of Reid in a pack 30m out on the flank, but he tugs the set shot left. (Q4 13:52)
Warner gets a reward for a BOG performance with a free for a hold by Liberatore at the hotspot, which he pops through. (Q4 15:52)
Naughton marks a long Johannisen pass in the pocket in front of Fox 25m out, but misses. (Q4 19:08)
Johannisen marks a Garcia pass in front of Blakey 40m out on the flank and has his set shot touched through on the line. (Q4 25:00)
Fox catches Weightman high in the pocket 20m out who misses just before the final siren. (Q4 28:09)

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