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Blog log from R10 of 2024: Western Sydney vs Western Bulldogs

Blog log for Western Sydney vs Western Bulldogs, R10 of 2024

Darcy marks a Bontempelli kick over Himmelberg 45m out on the flank but tugs his set shot left and OOTF. (Q1 4:25)
Light rain falling at the Showground, more forecast for the evening. (Q1 10:29)
Naughton can’t mark in a contest with Buckley in the square, the Giant manages to prevent the score with some desperate scrambling play. (Q1 11:25)
Richards hits the post with a snap from the boundary 40m out after roving a throw in. (Q1 16:55)
Darcy is pinged for a hold in ruck on the HBF, Riccardi hits the pack at the hotspot, Greene has had a quiet year but he roves and snaps a fabulous finish over his shoulder! (Q1 18:28)
West roves a Darcy contest, jinks onto his right boot and snaps off a step from 30m on the flank… doesn’t curl early enough, just a point. (Q1 21:45)
Hogan marks a Greene pass over Keath 40m out on the flank, his set shot falls inside the near right goalpost in game 150. (Q1 24:50)
Daniels takes an unlucky OOTF free against Liam Jones but misses from 25m. (Q1 29:26)
Ugle-Hagan wins a wrestle and takes a contested grab on the HFF from a Richards kick just before Taylor gets a fist in, the ump pays a 50m penalty for a charity goal! Mystifying. (Q2 5:47)
Briggs roves a Cadman contest near the hotspot and tries to perform a Toby Greene snap over the shoulder, but it flies wide right. (Q2 6:47)
Wehr fumbles the greasy ball after a Naughton contest in the pocket, Vandermeer roves near the hotspot and snaps on the turn for the go-ahead goal! (Q2 9:12)
Ward roves on the HBF and for some reason kicks backwards to the Dogs hotspot, West marks in front of Himmelberg and kicks a bizarre goal! (Q2 12:12)
O’Donnell turns the ball over by hand from half back, Thomas pokes a pass to Hogan 25m out on a slight angle for goal number two. (Q2 13:47)
West screws a snap across the face off a step from 25m on the flank, with Naughton waiting for a pass in the pocket. (Q2 15:25)
Duryea intercepts in front of Thomas 45m out on the boundary but misses his tough set shot. (Q2 18:34)
Briggs grabs the ball out of ruck 20m against Darcy but snaps wide right. (Q2 23:56)
Hogan catches Cleary HTB on members wing and gets the ball moving for a tsunami play, Whitfield passes to Daniels 40m out in front who hits the left post. (Q2 27:18)
Riccardi kicks on the burst from the HFF to the square where Hogan reaches over Cleary to mark, GWS wrests the lead back with his third goal. (Q2 28:41)
Naughton marks a Harmes kick in front of Buckley 20m out in front to try to restore the Bulldogs lead… but he hits the post. (Q2 31:57)
Naughton roves his own contest, fends off Green on outer wing and goes long to the hotspot where Darcy beats Buckley and Taylor to mark just before the 3QT siren, he kicks truly. (Half Time)
West marks 40m out on the flank, his set shot is blown by the wind into the left goalpost. Rain falling again to begin Q3. (Q3 3:01)
Ugle-Hagan draws a contact free on Buckley 40m out in front but shanks the kick with an already-greasy ball. (Q3 4:04)
Greene leaps over Duryea to mark a Himmelberg pass 50m out on the flank, but his kick is wide and short for no score. (Q3 7:58)
Bedford feeds back for Callaghan to snap off a step from 45m on the flank, but it’s narrow to the left. (Q3 16:00)
Haynes’ pressured dump kick bounces to Harmes who lets fly from 45m on the flank… that is finally a straight kick! (Q3 16:26)
Harmes curls a snap across the body into the left goalpost from a stoppage near the hotspot. (Q3 18:37)
Naughton feeds Bramble who blazes wide from 15m. (Q3 19:29)
Bedford misses a set shot from 40m on the flank. (Q3 23:27)
Greene marks on the HFF 40m out and chooses to pass to Riccardi 30m out on the boundary. Set shots seem to be tough with this wet ball, he kicks it OOTF. (Q3 25:59)
West hits the post from the boundary 20m out. Lots of those tonight. (Q4 5:03)
Richards passes to Naughton to mark on the lead in front of Idun 40m out on the flank… yep, he also hits the post. (Q4 6:07)
Harmes dives to mark a Richards kick next to the behind post, he curls in the goal. The play has been all Bulldogs. (Q4 9:04)
Riccardi misses a handball for Bedford in the pocket to almost stuff up what should have been a walk-in goal, but the Giants retrieve it for Greene to goal from 20m. (Q4 15:19)
Harmes runs back with the flight behind Haynes to mark a Macrae pass to the pocket 30m out, but misses across the face. (Q4 16:49)
Treloar releases Bontempelli to lope away from a stoppage on outer wing and let fly in classic fashion from near the boundary 45m out… but that one fades across the face. (Q4 20:22)
Vandermeer passes to the pocket for Naughton to mark behind Buckley 20m out and kick the official sealer, albeit GWS ran out of ideas long ago. (Q4 21:20)
Ugle-Hagan marks a West pass at the hotspot but misses. (Q4 26:25)
Darcy shoots from 35m on a slight angle with the benefit of a 50m penalty against Whitfield for some junk. (Q4 27:44)
Greene snaps his third goal from a throw-in to 20m, and looks thoroughly disgusted. (Q4 29:20)

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