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Blog log from R13 of 2023: Western Bulldogs vs Port Adelaide

Blog log for Western Bulldogs vs Port Adelaide, R13 of 2023

Powell-Pepper rides a Duryea tackle in the pocket and gives behind to Dixon who snaps across his body off the left for the first goal of the night from 20m inside 30 seconds. (Q1 0:09)
Naughton marks a weighted Weightman pass to the pocket easily in front of Farrell 25m out and screws through his first goal off the left. (Q1 2:57)
Ugle-Hagan fights on after contesting a Bontempelli kick to the pocket, he rides a Bergman tackle to feed Naughton, he gives to Weightman who curls through the goal from 20m. (Q1 4:25)
Bruce fumbles an errant inside 50 kick towards his feet by Rioli, Dixon pounces to win the HTB free at the hotspot and converts for his second. (Q1 6:27)
Ugle-Hagan marks in a battle with McKenzie 50m out on the flank but misses near side left. (Q1 11:08)
Liberatore cuts off a Houston diagonal rebound kick to the centre, long ball to one on three in the square but Weightman is pushed by Bergman for a free and goal. (Q1 12:19)
Ugle-Hagan again roves his own contest with Bergman 30m out on the flank, he gives to Liberatore whose left-foot kick flies across the face. (Q1 14:22)
Bergman kicks over heavy traffic on the wing to McEntee running to the HFF, he goes to the fat side for Dixon to leap over Bruce and mark 35m out on a slight angle, third goal! (Q1 15:58)
Horne-Francis makes early contact on Macrae to mark a long ball to the top of the square, easy conversion for him. (Q1 19:58)
Weightman snaps his third goal for the quarter from the top of the square after a surge play by the Bulldogs, goal assist tap down from a contest by Lobb. (Q1 22:43)
Free to Lycett at the next bounce, long ball up the guts and it’s Butters who roves at full tilt and snaps another one, it’s raining goals under the roof! (Q1 23:28)
Finlayson roves and rolls a snap towards goal from 25m on the flank, it sits up in the square for Powell-Pepper but Duryea flashes in to dispossess and prevent the goal. (Q1 25:30)
Ugle-Hagan flies over Houston to mark a Smith kick up the corridor to just left of the hotspot, but he misses to the left again. (Q1 26:48)
Lobb picks off Farrell’s short kick in 25m out on a slight angle, but he misses left as well. (Q1 27:32)
Lobb takes a link mark at half forward and kicks to the pocket where Weightman sits on the shoulder of Farrell to take a speccy 30m out, but he misses to the near right side. (Q1 30:28)
Farrell runs up the guts and goes long towards Marshall who gets a free for a push in the back by Bruce. QT siren sounds, set shot from the hotspot is good. (Q1 31:31)
Powell-Pepper misses a contact free on Dale in the pocket 20m out. (Q2 2:09)
Ugle-Hagan leads in front of McKenzie to mark a Bontempelli pass 45m out near the boundary. Now comes the hard part… but Marra slots the most difficult one of his night! (Q2 4:39)
Butters passes to the flank towards Finlayson’s lead but McEntee floats across to mark 40m out, he converts to spare the coach’s ire. (Q2 6:24)
Dylan Williams misses a target by hand at a stoppage deep in defence, West roves and reefs out a handball to Treloar who snaps the goal off the right from 20m. (Q2 10:24)
Very high Farrell ball lands on grass behind the pack at half forward for Port, Marshall gathers and feeds Rozee who curls in the goal from 25m on the flank. (Q2 14:25)
Keath intercepts a rebound kick by Bergman to the wing, plays on and gets in trouble, scrubs a wobbler inside 50 that lands with Daniel 40m out in front… he kicks truly. (Q2 16:45)
Port rebounds up the corridor through Boak, Horne-Francis provides the link mark and pass to Dixon 40m out on a slight angle… whose kick is short and doesn’t score. (Q2 23:12)
Rozee intercepts an inside kick from the HBF by O’Donnell but misses from 45m on a slight angle. (Q2 25:50)
Lot of DT in the last five minutes, not much SC. (Q2 28:27)
Bailey Williams smothers Horne-Francis’s rebound kick then receives and passes to Liberatore 35m out on the flank, who misses. (Q3 5:23)
Marshall marks a Wines pass 40m out on a slight angle and goes to the flank for Finlayson 30m out, who converts. (Q3 8:33)
Wines again goes long after the next bounce, Finlayson roves the pack and gives to Dixon who pokes through his fourth goal from the top of the square! (Q3 9:58)
Marshall takes a pack mark from a Rozee ball to 30m in the pocket but misses near side right. (Q3 12:35)
Wines again with the inside 50 ball and again it’s Marshall, he converts from 40m in the corridor. Port getting bulk repeat inside 50s this quarter. (Q3 13:53)
Macrae passes short off his right to West in the pocket 30m out. West kicks his first senior goal of the season. (Q3 15:38)
Butters hits the lead of Marshall 45m out on a slight angle, he misses. (Q3 16:53)
Farrell intercepts on the wing, Rozee marks over Liberatore 30m out on the flank and misses. (Q3 19:50)
Bontempelli draws an arm chop free on Aliir contesting in the pocket 25m out. No one mans the mark so he plays on without pressure and screws through the goal. (Q3 23:52)
Horne-Francis kicks inside 50 from the next bounce to McEntee 45m out in the corridor, he kicks his second goal. (Q3 25:37)
Houston kicks from the back pocket with Weightman pressuring but it’s straight to Ugle-Hagan 40m out on the flank, Marra kicks straight again. (Q4 1:18)
Rioli marks in front of Duryea 25m out in the pocket and feeds inside for Finlayson who screws through the goal off his left. (Q4 4:22)
Houston sails a long snap wide right and short to be rushed. (Q4 6:22)
English marks a Naughton centring ball over Butters at the hotspot. He’s had a quiet night by his high standards, plenty riding on this kick… punches it through. (Q4 7:22)
Ugle-Hagan pokes a pass to Macrae 45m out on a slight angle after Macrae himself gives out of a pack to start a handball chain. He converts, Dogs mounting a comeback! (Q4 9:33)
Rioli brings a long Drew bomb to ground near the hotspot, Liam Jones paddles to grass but Horne-Francis storms onto it like Nathan Buckley, wheels and rams it through! Huge goal! (Q4 16:28)
Vandermeer kicks to grass on the rebound, pings off Weightman’s legs to Farrell who delivers a sensational pass to the pocket 25m out for Rioli who misses. (Q4 18:19)
Vandermeer misses a flying snap from 50m on a slight angle after a stoppage. (Q4 21:46)
Treloar feeds Smith for a centring kick to the hotspot, McKenzie spoils, Weightman wobbles a snap off the left from 20m… falls in but a free against to nullify it! (Q4 23:37)
The free was against Baker for shepherding against Wines on the goal line. (Q4 24:08)
Port rebounds at pace, stoppage at their hotspot where Powell-Pepper completes the 12-point play with a massive snap goal! (Q4 24:15)
Surge play by the Power from a stoppage in the pocket, ball rolls to the square where Powell-Pepper volleys another one despite a lunge by Duryea! Port is home. (Q4 27:03)
Naughton has Aliir out of position for the next centre clearance and draws a contact free at the hotspot, he converts and looks underwhelmed with 2:50 left. (Q4 29:06)
Bailey Williams kicks a long point from CHF. (Q4 32:20)

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