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  • Goals 12
  • Behinds 14
  • Total 86

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  • Behinds 10
  • Total 100
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Match Report

Match report: Dogs hold off spirited Pies

By with Peter Ryan March 24, 2017 10:40 PM

Match Highlights: Bulldogs v Magpies (Rd1)
Match Highlights: Bulldogs v Magpies (Rd1) Watch highlights from the Western Bulldogs season opening 14-point win over Collingwood on Friday night at the MCG.
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MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA - MARCH 24: Jason Johannisen of the Bulldogs celebrates a goal during the 2017 AFL round 01 match between the Collingwood Magpies and the Western Bulldogs at the Melbourne Cricket Ground on March 24, 2017 in Melbourne, Australia. (Photo by Michael Willson/AFL Media)

The Western Bulldogs survived a couple of inspired Collingwood comebacks before securing a 14-point win at the MCG on Friday night.

The Bulldogs burst out of the blocks to lead by 26 points soon after quarter-time, but the Magpies pulled back to within a goal at the long break and hit the front early in the third.n the end the Bulldogs' versatility and star power

But in the end, the Bulldogs' versatility and star power was too much for the Magpies who relied heavily on the brilliance of skipper Scott Pendlebury and lionhearted efforts from Steele Sidebottom and Adam Treloar.

Bulldogs star Tom Liberatore was crucial in evening up the battle inside the contest, laying 14 tackles, and Marcus Bontempelli's class was telling with two goals exactly when the Bulldogs needed them most.

The Bulldogs eventually ran out winners 15.10 (100) to Collingwood's 12.14 (86).

After the Bulldogs opening four-goal burst the Pies worked their way back into the game through Alex Fasolo who kicked three goals late in the second quarter.

Collingwood then hit the front through a brilliant Treloar goal early in the second half and looked to have the momentum.

However, the Bulldogs, led by the silky Robert Murphy, lifted to kicked five unanswered goals to extinguish the challenge.

Murphy worked in tandem with Jason Johannisen switching back and forth from defence to attack to confuse the Magpies.

Johannisen kicked two goals and Lachie Hunter was also elusive with three goals and 15 uncontested possessions.

It was the Bulldogs’ sharpness in space that proved the difference.

They moved the ball from end to end repeatedly to kick goals over the back as Collingwood tried to exert forward pressure.

Collingwood kept coming, but the four-goal margin at three-quarter time was too much for the Magpies to overhaul.



COLLINGWOOD            1.5   7.9   9.11  12.14 (86)
WESTERN BULLDOGS   5.1   9.1  14.6   15.10 (100)

GOALS
Collingwood: Fasolo 3, Sidebottom 2, Pendlebury 2, White, Mayne, Treloar, Goldsack, Hoskin-Elliott
Western Bulldogs: Hunter 3, Johannisen 2, Bontempelli 2, Picken 2, M.Boyd, Stringer, Cloke, Liberatore, Crameri, McLean 

BEST 
Collingwood: Pendlebury, Treloar, Sidebottom, Adams, Fasolo, Reid
Western Bulldogs: Dahlhaus, Liberatore, Bontempelli, Johannisen, Hunter, Murphy, Boyd 

INJURIES 
Collingwood: James Aish (virus) replaced in the selected side by Chris Mayne,
Western Bulldogs: Dale Morris (right leg) 

Reports: Travis Varcoe reported for rough conduct in the first term.

Umpires: Deboy, Kamolins, Schmitt

Official crowd: 66,254 at the MCG

Match Stats

Disposal Leaders
  • Steele Sidebottom
    Steele Sidebottom
    35
  • Collingwood
    Scott Pendlebury
    35
  • Collingwood
    Taylor Adams
    33
  • Collingwood
    Adam Treloar
    33
  • Western Bulldogs
    Jason Johannisen
    30
Fantasy Leaders
  • Taylor Adams
    Taylor Adams
    151
  • Collingwood
    Scott Pendlebury
    135
  • Collingwood
    Adam Treloar
    125
  • Collingwood
    Steele Sidebottom
    124
  • Western Bulldogs
    Jack Macrae
    116
Scoring Leaders
  • Alex Fasolo
    Alex Fasolo
    3.3
  • Western Bulldogs
    Lachie Hunter
    3.0
  • Collingwood
    Steele Sidebottom
    2.0
  • Collingwood
    Scott Pendlebury
    2.0
  • Western Bulldogs
    Jason Johannisen
    2.0
Collingwood

Match Stats

Western Bulldogs
  • 431 Disposals 392
  • 74.5 Disposal Eff 77.0
  • 161 Contested Pos 135
  • 118 Marks 108
  • 17 Free Kicks 16
  • 42 Clearances 26
  • 62 Inside 50s 44
  • 29 Rebound 50s 49
  • 67 Tackles 87
  • 50 Hit-outs 25
  • 86 Interchanges 86
Collingwood

Breakdown

Collingwood
  • 1.5 (11)
    5.1 (31)
  • 7.9 (51)
    9.1 (55)
  • 9.11 (65)
    14.6 (90)
  • 12.14 (86)
    15.10 (100)

Player Stats

Collingwood

Collingwood

Player K H D M HO FF FA T G B AF
1Taylor Adams 20 13 33 6 0 2 1 12 0 0 151
2Scott Pendlebury 16 19 35 3 0 4 0 6 2 0 135
3Adam Treloar 20 13 33 8 0 0 1 3 1 0 125
4Steele Sidebottom 17 18 35 4 0 1 0 3 2 0 124
5Alex Fasolo 13 9 22 8 0 1 0 3 3 3 115
6Jeremy Howe 16 10 26 11 0 1 0 3 0 0 114
7Will Hoskin-Elliott 15 7 22 8 0 2 0 1 1 0 95
8Brodie Grundy 7 5 12 7 29 0 1 4 0 0 94
9Tom Phillips 12 14 26 2 0 0 0 4 0 0 86
10Jesse White 13 5 18 8 0 0 1 2 1 1 85
11Jackson Ramsay 12 13 25 5 0 1 3 3 0 1 82
12Brayden Maynard 11 5 16 7 0 0 1 4 0 0 77
13Josh Smith 14 6 20 6 0 0 1 1 0 0 73
14Chris Mayne 9 4 13 4 0 1 1 5 1 1 72
15Jack Crisp 11 6 17 6 0 0 1 3 0 0 72
16Jarryd Blair 6 9 15 3 0 1 1 4 0 2 61
17Travis Varcoe 8 7 15 5 0 1 1 2 0 1 60
18Ben Reid 7 5 12 7 0 0 0 1 0 0 56
19Mason Cox 3 5 8 1 21 1 1 0 0 1 42
20Darcy Moore 7 3 10 4 0 0 1 1 0 1 41
21Tyson Goldsack 5 3 8 1 0 1 0 2 1 0 39
22Henry Schade 4 6 10 4 0 0 1 0 0 0 33
Western Bulldogs

Western Bulldogs

Player K H D M HO FF FA T G B AF
1Jack Macrae 15 10 25 7 0 2 0 7 0 0 116
2Tom Liberatore 8 8 16 4 0 1 0 14 1 0 115
3Jason Johannisen 18 12 30 7 0 1 1 0 2 0 109
4Liam Picken 12 8 20 8 0 1 0 4 2 0 105
5Lachie Hunter 13 8 21 6 0 2 0 2 3 0 101
6Luke Dahlhaus 9 15 24 4 0 1 0 7 0 1 99
7Matthew Suckling 17 2 19 11 0 0 2 2 0 0 90
8Marcus Bontempelli 8 14 22 3 0 0 0 4 2 0 89
9Lin Jong 2 9 11 2 0 0 0 14 0 1 87
10Matthew Boyd 14 12 26 2 0 0 0 2 1 1 87
11Toby McLean 8 5 13 5 0 1 0 7 1 0 84
12Robert Murphy 15 7 22 6 0 0 0 1 0 0 81
13Jake Stringer 11 3 14 7 0 0 2 4 1 3 79
14Shane Biggs 14 3 17 5 0 1 1 3 0 0 73
15Travis Cloke 12 2 14 6 1 2 0 1 1 0 71
16Easton Wood 9 5 14 8 0 0 0 2 0 0 69
17Stewart Crameri 8 9 17 4 0 1 3 4 1 0 68
18Caleb Daniel 10 12 22 1 0 0 1 2 0 0 62
19Dale Morris 6 10 16 7 0 0 1 1 0 0 60
20Zaine Cordy 10 4 14 2 0 2 3 2 0 0 45
21Fletcher Roberts 8 2 10 2 0 1 0 2 0 0 43
22Tom Boyd 1 4 5 1 24 0 3 2 0 0 37

Team Lineups

Collingwood

B

  • Jeremy Howe,
  • Henry Schade,
  • Jackson Ramsay

HB

  • Josh Smith,
  • Ben Reid,
  • Brayden Maynard

C

  • Steele Sidebottom,
  • Scott Pendlebury,
  • Will Hoskin-Elliott

HF

  • Jarryd Blair,
  • Jesse White,
  • Travis Varcoe

F

  • Alex Fasolo,
  • Darcy Moore,
  • Tom Phillips

Fol

  • Brodie Grundy,
  • Adam Treloar,
  • Taylor Adams

I/C

  • Tyson Goldsack,
  • Jack Crisp,
  • Mason Cox,
  • Chris Mayne

No Late Change

In

  • No Change

New

  • Henry Schade,
  • Will Hoskin-Elliott,
  • Chris Mayne

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