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Blog log from R23 of 2022: Hawthorn vs Western Bulldogs

Blog log for Hawthorn vs Western Bulldogs, R23 of 2022

Bulldogs are kicking into a stiff breeze in Q1 but have had all the ball early. (Q1 1:21)
Blanck spoils a Ugle-Hagan pass to Naughton 30m out on the flank but goes to ground, Naughton keeps his to gather and run in for the first goal of the day. (Q1 5:10)
The ball is living in the Dogs forward half, eventually Richards feeds Bontempelli who hoofs through the goal off the left from 40m in front. (Q1 8:08)
Richards roves on the HBF but Howe catches him HTB 45m out. The first shot on goal for Hawthorn is short and rebounded. (Q1 11:53)
Long goes long from midfield towards Gunston 25m out, three Dogs there but the crumb falls over the back for Saunders to rove and feed McEvoy for the opener for the Hawks. (Q1 14:42)
Lynch runs down a loose ball on the HFF and goes long over Cordy to Gunston 10m out, he goals to level the scores. (Q1 16:23)
Lynch sharks a Dunkley handpass at half forward, chain of hands ends with Morrison who chips the goal from the hotspot. (Q1 18:43)
Ogle-Hagan gathers below his knees on the HFF, wheels and passes to Dunkley at the hotspot, who sprays it left and doesn’t score into the wind. (Q1 20:03)
O’Meara marks a pressured Macdonald kick to 45m in the corridor, the wind blows his set shot left. (Q1 22:53)
Darcy roves on the last line but his kick to the HBF is straight to Nash who centres for Mitchell 40m out on a slight angle. Titchell’s kick is poor, Gunston roves and goals! (Q1 26:44)
Ugle-Hagan roves and quickly screws a snap over the shoulder off his left into the post from 35m. (Q1 27:54)
Moore runs into the open goal for the fifth goal in a row for the Hawks, set up by a long Nash rebound kick to the centre with McEvoy providing the link work. (Q2 3:16)
After a Scrimshaw kick clanger on the rebound, Bontempelli baulks past Ward and blazes wide off the left from 45m on a slight angle. (Q2 5:17)
Morrison kicks OOTF from the last line under Weightman pressure, Naughton takes the free 25m out and screws through a lovely finish off the left. (Q2 8:09)
Smith releases Treloar to run to CHF after the next centre bounce and sail through a big goal! (Q2 9:29)
Newcombe passes to Gunston on a short lead 40m out in front. Kicking into the teeth of the breeze, Gunstall sends a left-to-right swinger through! (Q2 12:17)
Williams sends a speculator to a big pack at the hotspot where Darcy marks, after switching forward. Darcy also navigates the breeze nicely to kick his first senior goal. (Q2 14:20)
Darcy marks a Ugle-Hagan kick across the face of goal to the pocket 20m out over Sicily, he plays on and kicks his second goal! (Q2 15:37)
Lynch bangs long from the next centre bounce, O’Meara taps the crumb to Saunders who rams through his first senior goal from the hotspot! (Q2 17:17)
Darcy can’t mark 25m out but the crumb falls for Treloar who grubbers towards Roarke Smith to goal from 15m. (Q2 18:47)
Halfway through Q2 and the Bulldogs have finally hit the front with the wind, engineered largely by Sam Darcy. (Q2 19:17)
Newcombe sends a low dart into the wind inside 50 for McEvoy to mark over Richards at the hotspot, he restores the Hawthorn lead with his second goal. (Q2 22:17)
Blanck is pinged for a push on Naughton in a marking contest 30m out on the flank, Naughton hits the post. (Q2 24:04)
Gunston marks a Ward pass over Cordy 45m out on the flank. Near impossible set shot from here… tries a pass that doesn’t work. (Q2 25:17)
Weightman’s first touch of the game is a mark in the square over Scrimshaw for the go-ahead goal in the last minute before HT. (Q2 31:55)
Treloar bounces a snap wide from half forward. (Q2 33:03)
Darcy marks a Macrae kick from the HFF to the hotspot with Grainger-Barras flat-footed, but he hits the post again. (Q3 3:39)
Weightman roves on the HFF and gives to Treloar who bounces a snap wide from 40m. (Q3 6:14)
The start of Q3 has been the same as Q1 with the Bullies doing all the attacking but not scoring. (Q3 6:39)
The Hawks rebound up the guts, Gunston marks behind Gardner 20m out on flank and screws through his fourth goal. (Q3 6:58)
Ward was the one with the goal assist pass inside 50 after baulking clear with a nice right-foot step. (Q3 7:39)
Mitchell catches English HTB after the next bounce, he goes to Saunders who draws a free on Dale 45m out on the flank, give off to Scrimshaw who misses. (Q3 8:56)
Richards rides a Breust tackle on the wing and sprints away running a long way without bouncing, long ball to Hunter in the pocket who misses. (Q3 11:27)
Darcy roves and misses off the left from 20m. (Q3 11:57)
Ugle-Hagan marks a Macrae 50m out, too far out into the wind so he goes to the pocket for Naughton 35m out, Still a tough kick from here… blown across the face for a point. (Q3 13:24)
Ugle-Hagan catches Long HTB 45m out on a slight angle but doesn’t score. (Q3 14:23)
Weightman can’t mark a Dunkley ball to the top of the square but gives outside to Ugle-Hagan who snaps wide again from 15m. (Q3 15:16)
English beats Sicily to mark a Hunter ball 45m out on the flank but his set shot is short and rushed. (Q3 17:29)
Bontemeplli gives to Naughton on a fast break for the goal from 20m on a slight angle, that has been coming for some time. (Q3 19:16)
English marks a high ball 45m out on the flank, tries an inboard pass but no good. (Q3 24:39)
Breust can’t get clear for a snap but Newcombe kicks towards Moore who gathers and goals from 20m. (Q4 0:33)
Roarke Smith roves a Naughton contest in the pocket and tries a Daicos special from 10m… it skids through for his second goal! (Q4 6:27)
Sicily slips as he kicks inside 50 but it lands on the chest of Moore 40m out on a slight angle, he plays on and hits the post. (Q4 10:55)
Bontempelli hits Naughton running back down the flank, he keeps going and shoots from 35m… across the face. (Q4 12:57)
Hunter marks a long ball to the square and kicks the big goal to give the Bullies some hope of reaching September. (Q4 14:38)
Maginness can’t mark near CHF but butters up and gets a pressured snap off… Gunston drops it over the behind line. (Q4 16:34)
Roarke Smith draws an obvious contact free on an outpositioned McEvoy 35m out on the flank, he draws the set shot left to right and through. (Q4 24:00)
Bontempelli marks 40m out on a slight angle with O’Meara trailing badly, but he misses. (Q4 25:35)
Naughton marks easily in front of Hardwick 20m out in front but hits the post. (Q4 26:55)

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