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Blog log from P1 of 2024: Hawthorn vs Western Bulldogs

Blog log for Hawthorn vs Western Bulldogs, P1 of 2024

Vandermeer is pinged for insufficient intent in the pocket 20m out, Mackenzie curls in the opening goal of the evening off the left boot. (Q1 1:44)
Ugle-Hagan wheels after marking on the HFF and bangs through a Franklinesque finish off the left for the first for the Doggies. (Q1 4:53)
McNeil roves and feeds Lobb for an easy goal from 10m out after the tall Hawks fail to kill a long ball to a pack. (Q1 7:11)
West feeds Naughton for a pressured snap that screws narrow to the right from 25m on the flank. (Q1 12:29)
Dogs have the wall set up and eventually a target is found, Duryea picking out Ugle-Hagan 40m out on a slight angle with a repeat inside 50 engineered by Bontempelli. JUH misses. (Q1 13:37)
Slow rebound by Hawthorn, Impey kicks across half back straight to Ugle-Hagan who feeds Bontempelli for a running snap…. hooks wide from 50m on a slight angle. (Q1 15:46)
Mackenzie bursts from half back on a fast rebound, bit higgledy-piggledy but eventually Lewis gets a contact free at the top of the square on Duryea for the goal. (Q1 20:32)
West breaks a Worpel tackle after the next bounce, long ball marked by Lobb 40m out on a slight angle but he misses. (Q1 22:36)
Liberatore catches Worpel HTB on outer wing and goes long to Naughton who beats Maginness all ends up, but misses again from 25m out on the flank. (Q1 25:01)
Khamis intercepts in defence but turns the ball over by foot to Newcombe, who chips for Watson to mark 30m out on a slight angle… who slips as he kicks a point. (Q1 26:44)
McNeil marks a West long ball to the hotspot in front of Ward but his set shot is blown viciously to the right by an obvious breeze. (Q2 2:15)
Ginnivan is on the end of a Watson handball from a stoppage 45m out, he snaps across the body for a nice finish. (Q2 4:01)
Sanders roves a Scrimshaw drop at CHF and gives outside to Liberatore who misses off the left from 40m. (Q2 5:27)
Bontempelli tries a left-foot snap on the turn from 40m on the flank, into the swirly wind and it hangs left. (Q2 8:54)
Frost is pinged for a throw trying to scoop up a ground ball 40m out in front. McNeil takes the free, tricky with this breeze… skews left again. (Q2 10:28)
Hustwaite starts a rebound, slowly, eventually Breust breaks lines around outer wing, ending with Ginnivan snapping his second from 35m in front. (Q2 12:21)
Mackenzie delivers a bullet pass from the centre to Newcombe 45m out on a slight angle, he nicks the post with his kick. (Q2 13:54)
Chol spoils Lobb on the kick in, Watson roves and feeds D’Ambrosio who goes to the pocket for McDonald to mark 25m out, he screws in a lovely finish on the breeze. (Q2 14:56)
Impey starts a rebound around members wing, Lewis with link play, Mackenzie passes to Ginnivan 45m out in front. This for three in the quarter… swerves left. (Q2 17:51)
Ugle-Hagan passes from the pocket to the fat side for Williams 20m out on a slight angle… for yet another set shot miss. (Q2 19:21)
Another fast Hawk rebound with Impey involved, Breust passes to Ginnivan 40m out on the flank. Ginni tries a screwing set shot but curls it too far. (Q2 20:34)
Ugle-Hagan gets a step on Phillips to mark untouched 45m out on the flank but his set shot is just narrow to the right. Fluky wind playing havoc with the Dogs’ accuracy. (Q2 22:37)
Sicily catches Bontempelli HTB on the wing, Amon matriculates through the centre and goes long, contact free on Duryea to Hardwick 40m out, who misses. (Q2 26:07)
Sicily gets a contact free on Vandermeer at the kick in and passes to the lead of Lewis near the boundary 40m out, who threads the needle! (Q2 27:24)
Watson rolls a behind from a throw in to 25m. (Q3 0:48)
Three Hawks fly to spoil Naughton but the ump sees contact, Ugle-Hagan plays on to advantage into the open goal. (Q3 3:46)
Khamis dithers and is lost on the wing, Breust wins the free, advantage paid, Chol finds McDonald 35m out in front who shows the Dogs how to kick into that breeze, goal! (Q3 6:36)
Naughton flies going back with the flight over Impey to clunk a Bontempelli long ball to 20m in the pocket, but again his set shot is poor for a behind. (Q3 9:24)
Sanders roves in defence and starts a rebound around outer side, Daniel involved by foot, Ugle-Hagan gets another contact free on Phillips and converts from 40m. (Q3 11:51)
As the Hawks rebound, a free kick is paid on the goal line off the ball against Frost to Williams for a charity goal. (Q3 15:01)
Another free at the next bounce against Worpel to Treloar for some soft contact, long ball flips over the back for West to put the Dogs in front. (Q3 16:01)
Dogs are bossing clearances now, the latest ends with Treloar who loads up for bear from CHF to an empty square for another one for the Bullies. (Q3 18:46)
English marks over Reeves near the hotspot but misses to the right. (Q3 21:02)
Amon sharks a pressured Daniel handball on the HFF and pokes a pass down the flank to Ginnivan 40m out. Tough shot into the fluky breeze… short, no score. (Q3 25:22)
Naughton marks yet another Bontempelli repeat inside 50 kick to the hotspot in front of Frost, he punches this one straight. (Q3 27:02)
More repeat inside 50s for the Bulldogs, this one by Bramble, three Hawks fly but West is front and centre to snap the goal from the pocket 20m out. (Q3 29:47)
Another centre clearance Bulldogs, another goal to Naughton even though this one required a lucky bounce from a chaos ball. (Q3 31:02)
Newcombe gets the next inside 50, Lewis provides the crumb and it’s Breust winding the clock back with the dribble goal from 20m. (Q3 32:26)
Watson gets a nice bounce on outer wing and scoots away towards the HFF, two bounces then a snap from 40m… narrow. (Q3 33:50)
Weightman flies to mark a set shot from Gallagher that falls near the square, he converts. (Q4 2:40)
Treloar bounces a behind from a stoppage near the hotspot. (Q4 4:04)
Harmes roves for a goal from 20m after yet another contact free to the Bulldogs. (Q4 5:28)
Butler roves and shoots off a step from 40m on a slight angle but it skews left off the left. (Q4 6:59)
Lobb marks a Harmes pass over Scrimshaw and goals from close range. (Q4 9:02)
Another contact free to the Dugs forward of centre, this one on Frost to Naughton, who goals from 35m. (Q4 10:17)
West passes to Harmes 40m out on the flank who nicks the inside of the left goalpost. (Q4 12:52)
Bontempelli intercepts a shank out of defence by Sicily, does a one-two and scoots away from Worpel who has had a mare, goal from 40m. Way too easy. (Q4 15:07)
Phillips drops an intercept, West is there to rove, baulk and goal from 20m. (Q4 20:36)
Ugle-Hagan marks a repeat inside 50 pass by Richards to the hotspot for his fourth goal. (Q4 25:54)
Watson sets up Chol for a snap goal from 30m on the flank. (Q4 27:09)

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