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Blog log from R23 of 2023: Western Bulldogs vs West Coast

Blog log for Western Bulldogs vs West Coast, R23 of 2023

Allen marks a Kelly pass on the lead in front of Keath and kicks the first goal of the day from 40m on a slight angle. (Q1 1:10)
Weightman feeds Treloar who bounces a snap narrow to the right off the left boot from 40m on the flank. (Q1 3:07)
Long , who fed Kelly in the centre for the first goal, handballs forward to Cripps who slots the second goal from 45m on the flank. (Q1 4:06)
Darling marks another Kelly inside 50 pass to 30m on the flank after Kelly baulked through a Dale tackle on outer wing. The set shot is a peach, West Coast has the jump! (Q1 7:21)
Hewett fends clear for a snap across the body off the right from 30m on a slight angle but it’s just wide left. (Q1 11:06)
Scott sends a chaos ball from the pocket to the top of the square, pitches in front of Jamaine Jones and Jack Williams and rolls for a goal, review for a possible touch… (Q1 12:21)
Given last night’s results this had to be reviewed, soft call was a goal by umpire David Rodan, ARC says insufficient evidence so the goal stands! Jamaine is perplexed. (Q1 13:06)
Macrae’s handball goes to grass in the back pocket, Darling roves, Jack Williams gives back to Hunt who screws a snap off a step from 45m on the flank narrow for a point. (Q1 17:05)
Kelly toes a loose footy out of a pack in the pocket inboard for Jack Williams who feeds behind for Allen to wobble through a quick snap from 25m! (Q1 17:45)
Kelly bursts away from the next bounce, he is having a blinder in Q1, but he blazes wide from just right of true CHF. (Q1 18:46)
Short kick in by Richards doesn’t work as it’s to the feet of Treloar, Yeo pounces and bounces through a goal on the turnover from the hotspot! (Q1 19:16)
Lobb has the sit on the HFF but drops it, keeps his feet to rove and feed Ugle-Hagan who misses on the run from 35m. (Q1 22:06)
Smith sends a high ball to the pocket where Lobb’s height to too much for Witherden, he marks 25m out and kicks truly. (Q1 31:06)
West gives to Naughton who fumbles but somehow manages to tumble through the goal from near the behind line. That goal was very ugly, but they all count for six. (Q1 33:11)
Dale receives from Richards and blazes wide right off a step from 40m in front just before the QT siren. (Qtr Time)
Allen wobbles a snap wide from the top of the square after a stoppage. (Q2 0:35)
Petrevski-Seton marks at the hotspot with Darling running interference on Jones, he misses a relatively easy one. (Q2 3:19)
English beats Jack Williams to take a pack mark 40m out on the flank, he steers through a nice set shot. (Q2 4:54)
Petrevski-Seton takes a link mark on the HFF and centres to Hunt running forward to 45m on a slight angle. Hunt steers through a quality drop punt. (Q2 8:49)
Again it was Kelly who started that scoring chain with a clearance from the wing. (Q2 9:24)
Allen marks over Keath near the boundary 40m out but misses the lot. (Q2 10:54)
Allen dithers in possession at CHF, does a one-two with Duggan and misses from 45m. (Q2 13:11)
Gaff turns the ball over with a poor handball past Witherden at half back, Naughton feeds Baker to run into the open goal. (Q2 15:39)
Naughton drops a nice pass inside 50 by O’Donnell under Cole pressure, but butters up for a give outside to Duryea who goes short to Baker 40m out on a slight angle. Baker misses. (Q2 17:49)
West marks a repeat inside 50 kick by Daniel to 40m in front but he also misses to the right. (Q2 19:04)
West Coast rebounds through the centre through Kelly again, Long goes long over the Dog defensive line to Maric 20m out on a slight angle, he curls in the set shot. (Q2 20:10)
West passes to Naughton 40m out near the boundary whose drop punt is near side left for a behind. (Q2 22:14)
Naughton hits the post off the left from near the hotspot after Witherden’s clanger kick from half back causes some chaotic play. (Q2 25:35)
Darling strips English in a tackle at half forward, Petrevski-Seton pokes a pass to Cripps 45m out near the boundary. Cripps clunks a fabulous drop punt for the goal! (Q3 2:52)
Macrae roves the next bounce, Yeo catches him high, Dogs play on to advantage, Treloar runs to 45m and slams through the quick replying goal! (Q3 4:15)
Duggan misses a rather easy handball at half back, Weightman pounces, handball chain ends with Duggan’s man Bontempelli for the easy goal from 20m. (Q3 7:12)
Richards cuts off a Kelly pass across the centre to start a counter, Bontempelli passes to Ugle-Hagan in the pocket 20m out who screws through the goal. (Q3 8:46)
West Coast made a valiant start and have only coughed up that leads early in Q3, a commendable effort but they are likely to get run over here. (Q3 9:07)
Allen leaps in front of Keath and takes a big pack mark 20m out on a slight angle from a long Maric speculator. He misses to level the scores. (Q3 10:58)
Lobb snaps across the face from the boundary 25m out. (Q3 14:30)
West roves an English contest ahead of Hunt and bounces through a nice snap across the body off the left from near the hotspot. (Q3 21:52)
Kelly roves a chaos ball at the hotspot and delivers a sizzling inside handball to Allen who checksides the goal. Eagles back within a point. (Q3 25:08)
Daniel feeds Treloar who wobbles a snap wide left from 50m on a slight angle. (Q3 26:27)
Kick in quickly turns over at half back for West Coast, Treloar centres over Yeo to Lobb 20m out in front who converts. (Q3 27:07)
Bontempelli’s seventh clearance of Q3 comes from a free on Petruccelle at the next bounce, pass is a peach to Lobb 45m out on a slight angle who misses. (Q3 28:43)
Yeo tumbles a long centre clearance kick, Darling is locked in an arm wrestle with Jones… but he takes the mark in his left arm 20m out for his second goal! (Q4 0:43)
Kelly roves on the HFF and feeds Cripps who saunters to 40m, looks inside then goes himself… and slots it! Eagles regain the lead. (Q4 8:26)
Trew screws through another goal for West Coast from the hotspot, they are kicking away from the tired-looking Dogs! (Q4 12:08)
Kelly from the centre yet again, this one a nice short pass to Cripps 45m out in front who kicks straight, the Bullies are getting bullied! (Q4 13:08)
Long skids a long snap across the face from near the 50m paint. (Q4 17:35)
Lobb has two to beat for a long ball to the hotspot, Cole spoils but Lobb keeps his feet and the crumb falls for him to gather and goal! (Q4 18:28)
Allen passes to Cripps 45m out on the flank who delivers another lovely set shot drop punt, five goals for him and the Dogs are just about gone! (Q4 23:23)
Bontempelli bursts away from a pack behind the wing, bounces away and hits the lead of Ugle-Hagan in front of Witherden just inside 50m on the flank… JUH kick misses, behind. (Q4 24:58)
McNeil gives to Ugle-Hagan who rolls a pressured snap wide left from 15m out. (Q4 26:37)
Vandermeer gives outside from a stoppage at the hotspot to Bailey Williams who blazes wide from 40m on a slight angle. (Q4 28:32)
Weightman marks at the hotspot and hurries the set shot, which he curls through. Seven points in it, 1:24 to play! (Q4 30:41)
West Coast deserves this victory but funnier things have happened than them losing from here. (Q4 31:09)
Treloar to Daniel for next clearance but McGovern spoils Naughton, stoppage half forward for the Dogs, 1:03 to go. (Q4 32:10)
Petrevski-Seton clearance starts a rebound around outer wing, Cripps kicks to grass in the forward pocket, stoppage, 33 seconds and that’s the ball game. (Q4 32:10)

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