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  • Goals 9
  • Behinds 14
  • Total 68

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  • Goals 15
  • Behinds 13
  • Total 103
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Match Report

Match Report: Bulldogs blitz Saints

By Troy Daniel August 4, 2018 10:25 PM

Highlights | Bulldogs vs St Kilda (Rd 20)

The Saints and Doggies clash in round 20

An electrifying 10 goal stretch across the second and third quarters has seen the Western Bulldogs return to the winners list on Saturday night, posting a 35-point win over St.Kilda at Etihad Stadium. 

The Dogs were ruthless in putting the Saints to the sword after the home team seemed to stamp some authority on the contest in the early stages, but a Fergus Greene goal sparked a scoring frenzy that ended in a 103-68 victory.

Jason Johannisen responded to a quiet outing in Ballarat last weekend to be the Dogs best, bringing his trademark run and carry off of half back and finishing with a career-high 42 disposals, 12 rebound-50s and five inside-50s. 

Josh Dunkley (34 disposals, seven tackles) continued his rich vein of form and Jack Macrae picked up another 36 disposals after shaking a Jack Steele tag; his 10 touches and three score inolvments in the second were keys to the Dogs' resurgence. 

But the story of how a goalless opening term turned into a 15-goal barrage after quarter time came down to work rate.  The Dogs simply out hustled their opponents all over the ground, and four third quarter goals from skipper Marcus Bontempelli was the icing on the cake.

Bontempelli was quiet in the first half but was there when it counted, his four majors were daggers, and a reminder of what a class player can do with minimal opportunity.

Caleb Daniel was instrumental in quarterback-like roll behind the ball, shifted down back to cover for Roarke Smith who left the game early with concussion, while Patrick Lipinski was a crucial link up man, picking up 22 touches at 86%.

In 2018 the Dogs have done their best work in second quarters, but it was the performance in the third term where things haven’t gone as well, that should most please coach Luke Beveridge.

The Bulldogs’ slammed on eight goals to five behinds to lock in their first win since round 15.

ST KILDA                      4.2   7.4    7.9   9.14   (68)                  
WESTERN BULLDOGS 0.5   6.6    14.12   15.13   (103)          

GOALS

Western Bulldogs: Bontempelli 4, Schache 3, Greene, Jong, Macrae, Hunter, Dickson, Lipinski, Wallis, Crozier

BEST 

Western Bulldogs: Johannisen, Dunkley, Hunter, Daniel, Macrae, Bontempelli, Morris

Match Stats

Disposal Leaders
  • Jason Johannisen
    Jason Johannisen
    42
  • St Kilda
    Sebastian Ross
    40
  • Western Bulldogs
    Jack Macrae
    36
  • Western Bulldogs
    Josh Dunkley
    33
  • Western Bulldogs
    Lachie Hunter
    32
Fantasy Leaders
  • Sebastian Ross
    Sebastian Ross
    160
  • Western Bulldogs
    Jack Macrae
    132
  • Western Bulldogs
    Josh Dunkley
    127
  • Western Bulldogs
    Jason Johannisen
    126
  • St Kilda
    Jack Billings
    122
Scoring Leaders
  • Marcus Bontempelli
    Marcus Bontempelli
    4.1
  • St Kilda
    Sebastian Ross
    3.1
  • Western Bulldogs
    Josh Schache
    3.1
  • St Kilda
    Jack Newnes
    2.0
  • St Kilda
    Jack Lonie
    2.0

Match Stats

  • 422 Disposals 424
  • 78.7 Disposal Eff 78.5
  • 118 Contested Pos 127
  • 114 Marks 106
  • 15 Free Kicks 22
  • 25 Clearances 30
  • 55 Inside 50s 54
  • 38 Rebound 50s 44
  • 56 Tackles 51
  • 20 Hit-outs 29
  • 78 Interchanges 62

Breakdown

  • 4.2 (26)
    0.5 (5)
  • 7.4 (46)
    6.6 (42)
  • 7.9 (51)
    14.12 (96)
  • 9.14 (68)
    15.13 (103)

Player Stats

St Kilda

Player K H D M HO FF FA T G B AF
1Sebastian Ross 22 18 40 9 0 0 0 3 3 1 160
2Jack Billings 13 14 27 8 0 2 0 5 1 3 122
3Jack Steele 10 11 21 6 0 2 1 8 0 0 101
4Jack Lonie 17 4 21 11 0 0 3 1 2 0 99
5Jade Gresham 13 13 26 3 0 0 1 6 0 3 98
6Jack Steven 14 13 27 7 0 0 2 2 0 1 92
7Jarryn Geary 9 15 24 8 0 0 1 3 0 0 90
8Jake Carlisle 13 8 21 10 6 0 1 0 0 0 88
9Luke Dunstan 14 8 22 4 0 1 0 2 0 0 79
10Jimmy Webster 16 7 23 5 0 0 1 1 0 0 78
11Tim Membrey 9 6 15 5 0 2 0 3 1 0 74
12Blake Acres 7 15 22 4 1 3 3 3 0 0 70
13David Armitage 10 9 19 4 0 2 0 1 0 0 66
14Daniel McKenzie 8 7 15 6 0 0 0 2 0 0 64
15Nathan J. Brown 5 6 11 6 0 0 0 4 0 0 61
16Jack Sinclair 8 7 15 3 0 1 0 3 0 0 60
17Hunter Clark 8 12 20 5 0 0 1 0 0 0 60
18Nathan Freeman 7 12 19 1 0 0 1 3 0 0 57
19Jack Newnes 4 5 9 3 0 0 3 5 2 0 54
20Tom Hickey 6 8 14 3 13 1 3 1 0 2 54
21Nick Coffield 7 3 10 3 0 1 1 0 0 0 34
22Josh Battle 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3

Western Bulldogs

Player K H D M HO FF FA T G B AF
1Jack Macrae 21 15 36 8 0 1 0 2 1 0 132
2Josh Dunkley 12 21 33 6 0 2 0 7 0 1 127
3Jason Johannisen 21 21 42 4 0 0 0 2 0 1 126
4Patrick Lipinski 11 11 22 10 0 3 1 6 1 0 115
5Caleb Daniel 13 16 29 10 0 0 0 1 0 0 105
6Marcus Bontempelli 14 8 22 4 0 2 2 3 4 1 103
7Lachie Hunter 7 25 32 7 0 3 1 1 1 0 102
8Jordan Roughead 10 9 19 9 10 2 0 3 0 2 101
9Mitch Wallis 10 11 21 5 0 2 1 5 1 1 93
10Fergus Greene 8 6 14 6 0 1 0 4 1 1 78
11Hayden Crozier 11 8 19 6 0 0 0 1 1 0 77
12Toby McLean 8 14 22 2 0 1 1 4 0 1 73
13Aaron Naughton 7 6 13 7 2 0 0 2 0 0 64
14Jackson Trengove 1 14 15 3 17 0 3 4 0 0 64
15Lin Jong 4 14 18 4 0 0 0 1 1 0 62
16Tory Dickson 6 6 12 4 0 0 0 2 1 0 56
17Josh Schache 5 6 11 2 0 0 0 0 3 1 52
18Zaine Cordy 11 3 14 2 0 3 2 2 0 0 50
19Brad Lynch 8 2 10 3 0 1 3 1 0 1 34
20Ed Richards 6 2 8 2 0 0 0 0 0 1 29
21Dale Morris 4 6 10 2 0 1 1 0 0 0 28
22Roarke Smith 0 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4

Team Lineups

St Kilda

B

  • Jarryn Geary,
  • Jake Carlisle,
  • David Armitage

HB

  • Daniel McKenzie,
  • Nathan Brown,
  • Jimmy Webster

C

  • Nathan Freeman,
  • Jack Steele,
  • Jack Sinclair

HF

  • Jack Lonie,
  • Tim Membrey,
  • Jack Billings

F

  • Jade Gresham,
  • Josh Battle,
  • Jack Newnes

Fol

  • Tom Hickey,
  • Jack Steven,
  • Sebastian Ross

I/C

  • Luke Dunstan,
  • Blake Acres,
  • Hunter Clark,
  • Nick Coffield

No Late Change

In

  • David Armitage,
  • Jimmy Webster,
  • Nathan Freeman,
  • Hunter Clark

Out

  • Sam Gilbert (Omitted),
  • Rowan Marshall (Omitted),
  • Shane Savage (Injured),
  • Maverick Weller (Injured)

New

  • Nathan Freeman

Milestones:

  • Nathan Freeman  - Played 1st game

Last updated: 10:17PM Saturday, August 4, 2018