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Match Report

Match report: Dogs win three on the trot

By Troy Daniel May 12, 2018 10:44 PM

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Marcus Bontempelli & Pat Lipinski celebrate a goal in Saturday night's 14-point win over Brisbane. (Photo: AFL Media)

A record equalling 47 disposals from Jack Macrae and four goals from Marcus Bontempelli on return, has seen the Western Bulldogs register their third win in a row, a 14-point victory over Brisbane at Etihad Stadium on Saturday night 

Macrae finished with 10 clearances, eight tackles and eight inside 50s to go with his 47 touches, as the 23-year-old equaled Ryan Griffen’s record for the most possessions every recorded in a single match by a Bulldog, and bettering his previous career-high of 43.  

The Dogs played with intent, dare and confidence in patches, and feasted on Brisbane’s turnovers for most of the game; but  it was a five goal to two second quarter that ensured the Dogs had enough of a buffer to hold off a gallant Brisbane Lions outfit for the rest of the night.

Despite the Dogs’ dominance in clearances (43-35), inside 50s (64-47) and contested possessions (170-149), Brisbane were in shouting distance until Matthew Suckling cleared the fences from 55 metres out to give the home side a 19-point lead with ten minutes remaining. 

Bontempelli played mostly deep, and again demonstrated why Luke Beveridge probably wishes he could clone his 22-year-old stand in skipper.

After a week off with a suspect hip, Bontempelli would have likely collected three Brownlow votes if not for Macrae bringing his own football. He kicked four, including two of the Dogs first three, and picked up 24 disposals to go with six marks, five clearances, four tackles, and just to show off his versatility, he add five inside 50s as well.

Toby McLean (26 disposals, five marks, five tackles), Lachie Hunter (33 disposals, four tackles) and Matthew Suckling (30 disposals, one goal) continue to find the football, while second-year forward Patrick Lipinski’s copybook remains unblemished, kicking two goals tonight, and eighth straight for the season.

The Dogs are now 4-4 after eight rounds with consecutive Friday night games against Adelaide and Collingwood to come. 

Western Bulldogs             4.3 9.5 11.8   16.11 (107)
Brisbane Lions                   4.1 6.5 8.8      14.9. (93)

Best: Macrae, Bontempelli, McLean, Hunter, Suckling
Goals: Bontempelli 4, Lipinski, McLean, Gowers 2, Boyd, Daniel, Dunkley, Dale, Suckling, Wallis
Disposals: Macrae 47, Hunter 33, Suckling 30, Daniel 27, McLean 26

Match Stats

Disposal Leaders
  • Jack Macrae
    Jack Macrae
    47
  • Western Bulldogs
    Lachie Hunter
    33
  • Western Bulldogs
    Matthew Suckling
    30
  • Western Bulldogs
    Caleb Daniel
    27
  • Western Bulldogs
    Toby McLean
    26
Fantasy Leaders
  • Jack Macrae
    Jack Macrae
    155
  • Brisbane Lions
    Charlie Cameron
    125
  • Western Bulldogs
    Marcus Bontempelli
    117
  • Brisbane Lions
    Dayne Zorko
    115
  • Brisbane Lions
    Stefan Martin
    114
Scoring Leaders
  • Marcus Bontempelli
    Marcus Bontempelli
    4.1
  • Brisbane Lions
    Dayne Zorko
    4.0
  • Brisbane Lions
    Charlie Cameron
    3.0
  • Western Bulldogs
    Billy Gowers
    2.1
  • Western Bulldogs
    Toby McLean
    2.1

Match Stats

  • 439 Disposals 335
  • 74.9 Disposal Eff 73.1
  • 171 Contested Pos 149
  • 74 Marks 86
  • 21 Free Kicks 15
  • 43 Clearances 35
  • 64 Inside 50s 47
  • 33 Rebound 50s 47
  • 67 Tackles 86
  • 20 Hit-outs 63
  • 82 Interchanges 89

Breakdown

  • 4.3 (27)
    4.1 (25)
  • 9.5 (59)
    6.5 (41)
  • 12.8 (80)
    8.8 (56)
  • 16.11 (107)
    14.9 (93)

Player Stats

Western Bulldogs

Player K H D M HO FF FA T G B AF
1Jack Macrae 18 29 47 4 0 2 1 8 0 0 155
2Marcus Bontempelli 13 11 24 6 0 0 1 4 4 1 117
3Toby McLean 13 13 26 5 0 2 2 5 2 1 109
4Lachie Hunter 14 19 33 3 0 0 0 4 0 0 105
5Matthew Suckling 13 17 30 7 0 0 1 1 1 1 102
6Josh Dunkley 10 9 19 2 3 3 0 7 1 1 95
7Bailey Dale 13 11 24 6 0 1 0 1 1 3 93
8Caleb Daniel 11 16 27 3 0 0 0 3 1 0 92
9Tom Boyd 9 6 15 3 17 3 0 3 1 0 86
10Billy Gowers 11 4 15 6 0 1 0 2 2 1 81
11Mitch Wallis 6 18 24 4 0 0 0 1 1 1 77
12Patrick Lipinski 6 9 15 1 0 1 0 6 2 0 76
13Jason Johannisen 12 7 19 6 0 0 0 2 0 0 76
14Bailey Williams 14 9 23 4 0 1 1 1 0 0 74
15Ed Richards 7 9 16 2 0 2 1 4 0 1 61
16Luke Dahlhaus 3 13 16 1 0 1 0 4 0 0 55
17Hayden Crozier 9 3 12 4 0 1 1 3 0 0 55
18Mitch Honeychurch 6 17 23 1 0 2 4 2 0 0 53
19Zaine Cordy 9 3 12 3 0 0 1 1 0 0 43
20Lewis Young 7 2 9 1 0 1 0 3 0 0 41
21Lukas Webb 3 6 9 2 0 0 2 2 0 0 29
22Aaron Naughton 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3

Brisbane Lions

Player K H D M HO FF FA T G B AF
1Charlie Cameron 14 4 18 8 0 1 0 8 3 0 125
2Dayne Zorko 18 6 24 0 0 3 2 7 4 0 115
3Stefan Martin 6 14 20 5 50 1 2 2 0 0 114
4Tom Cutler 16 6 22 10 0 0 3 4 0 1 98
5Mitch Robinson 6 11 17 2 0 0 0 12 0 0 94
6Alex Witherden 18 0 18 8 0 0 0 3 0 1 91
7Daniel McStay 6 4 10 6 0 1 0 8 2 1 90
8Oscar McInerney 7 6 13 4 12 1 1 4 2 1 84
9Harris Andrews 14 6 20 4 0 2 1 4 0 0 81
10Jarrod Berry 9 11 20 3 0 1 0 5 0 0 79
11Dayne Beams 11 6 17 4 0 1 3 5 0 0 69
12Zac Bailey 8 9 17 4 0 0 1 4 0 0 67
13Eric Hipwood 11 3 14 4 1 0 0 1 1 2 64
14Allen Christensen 11 3 14 2 0 1 0 4 0 1 63
15Hugh McCluggage 9 6 15 5 0 2 1 1 1 0 63
16Luke Hodge 9 4 13 3 0 1 3 4 0 0 52
17Darcy Gardiner 7 5 12 4 0 0 0 2 0 0 51
18Daniel Rich 6 9 15 2 0 0 1 1 0 0 43
19Nick Robertson 6 4 10 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 38
20Lewis Taylor 3 7 10 3 0 0 1 2 0 0 37
21Cameron Rayner 4 5 9 1 0 0 0 1 1 0 35
22Matt Eagles 6 1 7 4 0 0 2 1 0 0 30

Team Lineups

Brisbane Lions

B

  • Luke Hodge,
  • Harris Andrews,
  • Darcy Gardiner

HB

  • Daniel Rich,
  • Matt Eagles,
  • Alex Witherden

C

  • Lewis Taylor,
  • Zac Bailey,
  • Dayne Zorko

HF

  • Cameron Rayner,
  • Eric Hipwood,
  • Hugh McCluggage

F

  • Oscar McInerney,
  • Daniel McStay,
  • Charlie Cameron

Fol

  • Stefan Martin,
  • Jarrod Berry,
  • Dayne Beams

I/C

  • Allen Christensen,
  • Mitch Robinson,
  • Nick Robertson,
  • Tom Cutler

No Late Change

In

  • Nick Robertson

Out

  • Jacob Allison (Omitted)

Last updated: 10:24PM Saturday, May 12, 2018