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Blog log from R18 of 2022: Western Bulldogs vs St Kilda

Blog log for Western Bulldogs vs St Kilda, R18 of 2022

Johannisen is front and centre for Ugle-Hagan’s contest and gives back to him for the first goal of the night off the left from the hotspot. (Q1 8:24)
English intercepts Marshall’s kick to the centre and feeds Khamis who passes to Johannisen 45m out on a slight angle, who misses. (Q1 10:24)
Weightman earns a legit holding free on Webster chasing the crumb from a Bruce contest 30m out on the flank. His set shot starts right but wobbles left and in! (Q1 14:40)
Battle tries a diagonal kick to the centre from the HBF but turns it over to Bontempelli, who feeds Dale to scoot to true CHF and kick the counter-attacking goal. (Q1 17:40)
Billings misses a snap from the pocket. (Q1 18:55)
Trading turnovers on outer wing ends with Macrae in space outside CHF for a pass to West to mark over Wanganeen-Milera 30m out on the flank for another one for the Dogs. (Q1 21:16)
Hill gives away a front-on contact free to Weightman 45m out on the flank, who sprays it OOTF. (Q1 22:40)
Dunkley gets involved at half back then runs up the guts to mark the Hannan kick to the hotspot over Byrnes for another one. Dogs in complete control early. (Q1 25:26)
Liberatore kicks very short to Garcia, ump blew the whistle for a mark but the kid played on because he knew it wasn’t fifteen, he snaps hurriedly from 40m for a point. (Q2 3:45)
Ugle-Hagan marks down low from a pass to 30m on the flank, he converts for goal number two. (Q2 8:00)
After a Hill clanger, Hannan baulks around Wood with a right-foot step and slams through another one for the Bulldogs from 30m on the flank. (Q2 9:56)
Johannisen spins on the HFF and passes inside to McNeil to dive and mark 30m out on a slight angle, who misses. (Q2 14:05)
King passes to Wood in the pocket 25m out. Normally when you have Wood in the pocket it’s a bit hard… Mason makes it look easy with the first St Kilda goal! (Q2 17:11)
Macrae roves and gives to Bontempelli for a snap off a step from 50m on the flank, that one sails through to restart the party. (Q2 21:00)
Gresham has a snap from the HFF touched on the line by Dale, or does he? Review confirms the point. (Q2 23:15)
The Saints look a bit lost with ball in hand inside 50, Billings centres to the hotspot where Steele gets a high contact free and converts. (Q2 26:35)
Bontempelli gives to Ugle-Hagan who baulks left and shoots from 45m on a slight angle, he curls it in left to right. (Q3 2:15)
Bontempelli is stripped in a double tackle at half forward, no HTB free so he fights on to reef out the crumb to Garcia who snaps another one. It’s a procession. (Q3 3:33)
West marks in front of a pack 45m out on a slight angle but misses. (Q3 8:35)
Sinclair roves on the boundary and goes inside to Butler 45m out on the flank, his set shot is short and touched through. (Q3 10:49)
Membrey misses a flying snap from 40m after a receive from Jones. (Q3 11:47)
Gresham bounces a snap from the pocket into the post. We are already into junk time. (Q3 21:03)
Johannisen passes to Treloar 40m out on the flank after a Dogs rebound around outer wing, he converts. (Q3 22:16)
Higgins misses a snap across the body from the hotspot. (Q3 24:03)
King marks as the only Saint in a four-man pack flying to 40m on a slight angle, he kicks truly. (Q3 25:01)
Bontempelli lopes to half forward and kicks over Sinclair to Johannisen near the top of the square for another one. (Q3 27:33)
Sinclair zooms onto a handball to grass by Billings near CHF, performs a nice right-foot step and drills the goal off the left from 40m. (Q4 0:35)
Membrey passes over Hannan to Billings 25m out on the flank for some junk. (Q4 2:36)
Long roves and gives to Billings who tries a low-percentage banana off his right from the right pocket, across the face and doesn’t score. (Q4 4:32)
Higgins hits the left goalpost with a snap from half forward. (Q4 5:21)
King intercepts a Dale stab kick from the last line to 40m out on a slight angle, but misses. (Q4 8:02)
Higgins misses another gettable snap from close range. (Q4 10:18)
Marshall marks 30m out on a slight angle and spurns another relatively easy chance for the Saints, who now lead on scoring shots. (Q4 12:55)
Khamis receives from Treloar and snaps off a step from 50m on a slight angle just before being tackled, it flies just wide left. (Q4 14:44)
Butler can’t get boot to ball ion the square from a Wood snap from the pocket, it’s off bodies for a point. (Q4 15:35)
Battle intercepts in defence and starts a rebound up the guts, Membrey goes to King 20m out on a slight angle, he finally gets a set shot on line. (Q4 17:03)
Keath shimmies after intercept marking in defence and the ump calls play on with Butler closing, turnover leads to Butler centring to Jones at the hotspot for the goal. (Q4 21:58)
Bontempelli leaves two Saints sprawling on the deck after taking a contested grab over a big pack 20m out on a slight angle, he boots the official sealer. (Q4 23:33)

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