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Blog log from R9 of 2023: Carlton vs Western Bulldogs

Blog log for Carlton vs Western Bulldogs, R9 of 2023

Acres kicks over Docherty’s head on the HBF, Johannisen slides in to mark 45m, JJ’s set shot is a boomer for the opening goal of the evening! (Q1 4:24)
Cripps clears from the next bounce to CHF where Silvagni marks in front of Keath and misses. (Q1 5:30)
Williams kicks over Weitering to Naughton in the pocket 25m out on the end of a flowing rebound around outer wing. Naughton hits the post. (Q1 6:55)
Naughton marks 45m out on a slight angle and kicks the second goal for the Bulldogs. (Q1 11:31)
Keath runs free through the centre circle and bombs long, Naughton marks at the hotspot but misses. (Q1 14:30)
Hollands clears quickly from a stoppage on outer wing, McKay storms up to the hotspot to mark in front of Liam Jones. McKay shanks his set shot from dead in front, bad miss. (Q1 22:35)
Kennedy pokes a kick from a stoppage on the HFF to the pocket, Silvagni marks in front of Keath 25m out but misses. (Q1 25:25)
Cripps misses from the pocket off the left boot. (Q2 1:10)
Cottrell intercepts at half back and starts a rebound around outer wing, Walsh goes over Johannisen to Motlop in the pocket 20m out, who shanks for no score. (Q2 3:28)
O’Donnell roves Ugle-Hagan’s contest on the HFF and gives back to him, JUH runs the boundary and tries a checkside from 35m… across the face. (Q2 4:30)
Bit of ping pong between half backs in this game, eventually Walsh gets a chance to pass to an open target inside 50, it’s Owies 35m out on the flank who kicks the first Blue goal. (Q2 9:53)
Richards and Johannisen already up to 15 touches early in Q2 is a measure of how much this game has been dominated by back flankers. (Q2 10:33)
Macrae roves on the last line and feeds Keath who kicks straight to Walsh 40m out near the boundary. Walsh shanks a behind. (Q2 15:13)
After review, that Walsh kick is ruled OOTF. (Q2 16:28)
Newman’s diagonal kick from the HBF to Walsh in the centre opens up the play, eventually Cripps wins a free for Richards getting in his back in the pocket 20m out, he shanks also. (Q2 18:10)
Scott marks a Dale pass over an outpositioned Cincotta 45m out on the flank. He runs out to the left and roosts a nice finish off his left boot. (Q2 19:58)
Liberatore goes long to the teeth of goal, scramble for the crumb near the behind line but Naughton pounces on it and gives outside to Scott for another goal! (Q2 21:40)
Young kicks off his non-preferred right to the back flank, ump pays deliberate OOB for the skill error, Macrae goes to the hotspot but no score results. Bluebagger fans hoot. (Q2 24:48)
Liberatore receives from English on the HFF, spins and passes to Arthur Jones in the pocket 25m out. Jones misses. (Q3 1:27)
Kennedy misses from a stoppage 20m out in the pocket. (Q3 2:27)
Ugle-Hagan passes short to Lobb 45m out on a slight angle who bangs through a big goal for the Bulldogs. (Q3 4:03)
O’Donnell picks up a loose ball next to the behind post and tries a checkside off a step, just misses. (Q3 5:47)
Walsh turns the ball over at half back, Daniel passes to Naughton outside CHF and it’s Lobb who runs forward into the open space to mark 35m out on the flank for his second. (Q3 6:27)
Credit to Ugle-Hagan for spoiling Cincotta to enable that goal. (Q3 6:49)
The Blues get an overlap rebound going up the guts with hands, Cottrell passes to Durdin 35m out on a slight angle, he kicks truly. (Q3 8:47)
Hollands passes short to Owies 45m out on a slight angle, just past the fingers of a diving Liberatore. Owies starts his kick right but it fades left and falls in! (Q3 13:41)
Carlton bosses a stoppage on outer wing via Cripps, chain of handballs to the centre then Walsh passes to Charlie Curnow 45m out on a slight angle, who misses. (Q3 16:03)
Dale’s kick in to a contest at CHB is spoiled down, Hewett roves Owies’ tap and snaps high from 35m… it falls over the line for another one! (Q3 19:48)
Williams marks over Hollands 45m out in the corridor but misses left. (Q3 23:08)
Ugle-Hagan snaps wide off the left from a pack 20m out on a slight angle. (Q3 25:48)
English drops a defensive intercept mark at the Blue hotspot, Charlie Curnow roves and bounces through another goal for the Blues in the last minute before 3QT! (Q3 29:48)
McKay marks on the lead 45m out on the boundary, the kick suits his left foot but he shoots narrow with a drop punt. (Q4 6:39)
Cripps passes to Owies 45m out in the corridor after Charlie Curnow roves Keath’s dropped intercept mark on the wing to keep a rebound going. Owies hoofs through the goal! (Q4 9:35)
Carlton looked abject in the first half but they are now just a point behind, off the back of some coaching moves by Michael Voss to bring his two tall forwards up the ground. (Q4 10:25)
Naughton gives to Baker to run around the boundary inside 50, he chooses a pass to the fat side pocket for Scott who marks unopposed 20m out but sprays an easy shot. (Q4 12:40)
Charlie Curnow provides more link work on the wing, Cottrell centres for Walsh in a phonebox 40m out on a slight angle, he puts the Baggers in front with that goal! (Q4 14:29)
Williams gives to Liberatore who is flat-footed at half forward, he snaps off a step off the left just before getting smashed 45m out on a slight angle, that one sails through! (Q4 18:40)
Walsh beats Smith for the next centre clearance, Charlie Curnow marks in front of Keath 45m out in front, he kicks truly! (Q4 20:00)
The first half of this game was desultory to be honest, but it’s a barnstorming finish. (Q4 20:23)
Smith clears from the next bounce, Newman spoils to the HFF but Arthur Jones roves and screws in a sensational finish off the right from 40m under Saad pressure! (Q4 21:31)
Weightman centre clearance, Arthur Jones roves a Ugle-Hagan contest at half forward and gives to Smith who rams through another one from 45m on a slight angle! (Q4 23:01)
Ugle-Hagan is over the back on his own for a Naughton kick to 30m on the flank. He kicks truly, the Dogs have steadied. (Q4 25:15)
Three kicks in it now with 4:28 to go, that really should be the sealer but the Blues have been capable of quick scores in Q4. (Q4 25:50)
Charlie Curnow draws a contact free on Liam Jones 50m out on the flank, plays on and misses. 3:14 to go, that’s just about it. (Q4 27:37)
Naughton roves a Ugle-Hagan contest at the hotspot and misses. 2:06 to go, it’s over now. (Q4 29:21)
Owies creates a crumb for Charlie Curnow in the pocket 20m out, he tries a roller than goes wide left. (Q4 29:57)
Duryea misses out on a golden chance for a junk time special from 15m out. (Q4 30:41)
Arthur Jones feeds Scott for the garbage time goal with 11 seconds to go. (Q4 31:37)

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