Blog log from R19 of 2022: Western Bulldogs vs Naarm

Pickett soccers wide from 20m in front. (Q1 1:58)
Bontempelli rises in front of Oliver to clunk a Dale pass in the pocket 20m out, he kicks the first goal of the evening. (Q1 6:15)
Petty goes back with the flight to try to mark a high Smith snap 20m out but he drops it and his man Ugle-Hagan is at the foot of the contest to rove and goal. (Q1 9:34)
Weideman roves in the pocket and centres for Gawn near the hotspot, who runs in right and shoots left. (Q1 10:59)
After Dale turns the ball over on the kick out, Harmes plays on to advantage to kick inside 50 to Pickett 35m out on the flank whose set shot is poor for no score. (Q1 11:29)
Fritsch roves and goals from 15m on the flank after the Demons force a turnover deep in attack. (Q1 13:35)
Naughton gets a contact free on Jackson in ruck 35m out on a slight angle and pops through the goal. (Q1 15:34)
Petracca feeds Sparrow out the front of the next centre bounce, pass over Treloar to Neal-Bullen 35m out in front, he goals. (Q1 17:14)
Melksham snaps wide from a stoppage at the hotspot. (Q1 20:34)
Garcia makes the crowd go OOH with a reverse torpedo kick off the instep after roving near the hotspot! (Q1 22:24)
Melksham marks 25m out in the pocket and screws through the goal off the left. (Q1 22:59)
Melksham kicks to grass at the top of the square for Pickett to run behind the Dog defence and into the open goal. (Q1 27:01)
Brayshaw leaps over Weightman to intercept in midfield and sends a speculator to a pack at the hotspot, Bale is pinged for a block on Weideman who converts. (Q1 29:15)
Neal-Bullen mows down Dunkley to prevent a Bulldogs score. (Q1 33:31)
Weideman marks 45m out on the flank just before the QT siren, he sneaks it inside the left goalpost and the team mobs him! (Q1 33:55)
Petracca roves at half forward after Viney’s centre clearance and feeds wide to Langdon who passes to Fritsch 20m out for the goal. (Q2 0:36)
West roves a Ugle-Hagan contest and checksides the goal from 20m. (Q2 4:12)
Jackson shoots narrowly from a set shot 45m out near the boundary. (Q2 7:06)
McNeil volleys the crumb from a Liberatore kick to the pocket wide. (Q2 8:12)
West runs down the HFF and centres for English 20m out on a slight angle to mark unopposed and goal. (Q2 11:36)
Weightman draws an arm chop free on Hibberd flying for a Liberatore kick to 20m on a slight angle, he goals as well. Dogs on the comeback, only a kick behind now. (Q2 13:36)
Fritsch roves a Khamis drop near the hotspot and snaps his third goal off the left. (Q2 14:26)
Fritsch gives to Sparrow who snaps off a step from 45m in front for another one for Melbourne. It’s a shoot out on the docks. (Q2 16:01)
The Demons rebound from deep in defence at pace, Fritsch hits Jackson running back to the hotspot ahead of Smith to mark and goal. (Q2 18:32)
Salem kicks a high ball inside 50, two Dogs fly and spoil each other, ball hits grass and falls nicely for Fritsch who snaps his fourth goal off the left! (Q2 21:12)
Weightman roves an inside 50 kick by Smith towards Garcia and wobbles through the goal off the left from 20m. (Q2 24:12)
Macrae does a one-two with Dunkley on a run up the guts and passes to the sliding Ugle-Hagan 40m out in front. JUH kicks truly. (Q2 29:32)
Dale intercepts just outside 50m on a slight angle, Pickett stays off the mark to entice him to shoot which he does, but it’s just wide. (Q2 31:55)
Keath arrives late to catch Melksham high after marking in the pocket 30m out, ump pays the 50 to ensure the goal from the line. (Q3 4:03)
Johannisen passes to the boundary for Naughton to mark 30m out, who misses everything with a drop punt. (Q3 7:04)
Bontempelli leaps back into a pack to mark a Macrae speculator to 35m on the flank, but misses. (Q3 8:04)
McNeil bounces a handball inside from a stoppage on the HFF, Treloar gathers and snaps off a step from 40m for a goal. (Q3 10:07)
Bontempelli has a loping shot from the boundary 50m out but it’s narrow. (Q3 12:46)
Repeat inside 50s piling up for the Bulldogs, Gardner intercepts at half forward and gives to English lumbering through the paint of 50, he goals from 45m! (Q3 16:07)
Naughton snaps a goal from ruck at a stoppage near the hotspot against Gawn, Bulldogs back within a point! (Q3 20:04)
Harmes has had a quiet one playing a role across half forward but he receives from Neal-Bullen on the end of a surge play from the next bounce, he snaps truly. (Q3 21:09)
Smith snaps across the face from the pocket after a stoppage. (Q3 22:24)
Khamis drops an intercept mark on the last line to concede a behind. (Q3 27:05)
Weideman marks 20m out on the flank and kicks the Dees margin into double figures again. (Q3 27:34)
Fritsch misses a set shot from the HFF after the 3QT siren. (3 Qtr Time)
Garcia marks a McNeil pass 50m out and goes quickly to Ugle-Hagan on his own at the hotspot. JUH makes no mistake with the set shot, three for him. (Q4 3:26)
Pickett roves a Gawn contest on the HFF and scoots clear to 40m to bounce through the goal. (Q4 6:10)
Pickett takes a grab over Keath from a Brayshaw kick to advantage. He lines up from 40m on the boundary, and shoots OOTF. (Q4 8:10)
Hannan catches Neal-Bullen HTB in the centre and kicks to the flank 30m out where Ugle-Hagan shows strong hands to mark again and shoot for goal number four… it’s good! (Q4 10:11)
Bontempelli catches Viney HTB at the next bounce, wide to Bruce who passes to a sliding Dunkley 25m out in the pocket, who misses. (Q4 12:10)
Petracca roves a Melksham contest 40m out on the flank and shoots across the face. (Q4 14:49)
Pickett marks a Petracca pass 45m out in the corridor but shanks wide right. (Q4 16:30)
Bontempelli picks off a short May pass in forward 50, ump says no mark so he gives to Macrae to kick the goal from the hotspot! (Q4 17:55)
Petracca rolls a snap wide from a stoppage near the hotspot. (Q4 21:50)
Ducnkley sets Smith off to run from a stoppage in the centre, he goes to the pocket for Garcia who plays on and slots the go-ahead goal from 25m! (Q4 22:45)
4:28 to go and the Dogs have finally got their noses in front. It comes down to clearances, so the Dees are still in this up to their necks. (Q4 23:20)
Liberatore snaps wide after a stoppage from 45m on the flank. Clock under 2:200 on the kick in. (Q4 27:23)
Petty kicks inside 509 but it’s spoiled out, throw on on outer wing, 1:16… Gawn grabs it out of ruck but gets caught HTB, Dogs play tempo… (Q4 28:23)
Petty gives away a free on the wing to Ugle-Hagan going too early for a mark, JUH kicks to grass, eventually out for a throw in on the Dogs HFF, 22 seconds left. (Q4 29:23)
Gawn reefs out a handball but the ball falls for Ugle-Hagan who roosts a massive kick from the HFF for the sealer, his fifth major! (Q4 29:56)

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