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Western Bulldogs vs Geelong

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Round: 9   Venue: Docklands   Date: Fri, 25-05-2012 7:50 pm   Crowd: 29,118  
Western Bulldogs 1.1.76.2.388.5.5311.9.75 C:  Brendan McCartney
Geelong 3.5.236.9.459.9.6314.11.95 C:  Chris Scott
  GEEL by 16GEEL by 7GEEL by 10GEEL by 20  
Brownlow Medal 3 Steve Johnson (GEEL)2 Bob Murphy (WBULL)1 Paul Chapman (GEEL)

Match Report

Geelong broke a two-game losing streak to get its stuttering premiership defence back on track. Many in the football world had questioned whether the Cats’ golden run had come to an end after losses to Collingwood and Adelaide. Although they came away with the four points, the Western Bulldogs made them work hard for the win. The Bulldogs pushed Geelong all the way in the second half, and got within three points late in the last quarter before the Cats steadied. Mercurial Cats forward Steve Johnson tallied a career-high 36 possessions in the win, spending significant time in the midfield. Young Dogs midfielders Mitch Wallis and Tom Liberatore continued their development, while Matthew Boyd was efficient as always with 34 possessions. The Dogs four previous win in 2012 had come against teams that wouldn’t feature in the finals, so to come agonisngly close to defeating the Cats was a huge disappointment.

GOALS
Western Bulldogs: Giansiracusa, Higgins 3; Dickson, Jones, Wallis, Liberatore, Skinner

Geelong: Hawkins, Motlop 3; Chapman 2; Mackie, Selwood, West, T.Hunt, Bartel, Podsiadly

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Western Bulldogs: Boyd, Griffen, Liberatore, Murphy, Hargrave, Minson, Austin
Geelong: Johnson, Chapman, Corey, Enright, Scarlett, Selwood, Motlop, Mackie


BEST - SPORTAL
Western Bulldogs: Wallis, Liberatore, Boyd, Cooney, Murphy, Austin

Geelong: Johnson, Chapman, Enright, Mackie, Selwood, Motlop

COACHES COMMENTS
Brendan McCartney (WB): What we're doing with our players is if we keep doing things right around the ball and we defend well, the goals will take care of themselves. Tonight's probably a case in point that it was very close to that happening.

Chris Scott (Geel): I didn't think we played great footy for most of the night, but we were good enough in the end. I don't think it's terrific footy, but it is gutsy footy.

Umpires: Pannell, McInerney, Mitchell


Source

Match report by Oliver Caffrey

Match stats

Western Bulldogs Match Stats Career
# Player K M H D G B HO T FF FA Age Games G
47 Austin, Mark 3 3 4 7 0 0 0 2 1 0 23y 91d 21 1
5 Boyd, Matthew 15 5 19 34 0 0 0 3 1 0 29y 272d 194 69
17 Cooney, Adam 11 2 10 21 0 0 0 1 0 0 26y 238d 175 151
4 Cross, Daniel 7 2 10 17 0 0 2 4 2 0 29y 56d 189 28
40 Dahlhaus, Luke 10 4 9 19 0 0 0 3 0 0 19y 278d 20 17
29 Dickson, Tory 6 3 8 14 1 0 0 5 1 0 24y 242d 5 5
13 Giansiracusa, Daniel 10 3 1 11 3 0 0 6 1 4 30y 75d 221 267
16 Griffen, Ryan 15 4 10 25 0 0 0 2 2 1 25y 303d 151 103
25 Hargrave, Ryan 10 5 9 19 0 0 0 1 0 1 30y 304d 199 37
7 Higgins, Shaun 6 2 7 13 3 0 0 4 0 0 24y 82d 96 106
19 Jones, Liam 11 5 2 13 1 2 0 1 3 2 21y 91d 33 33
36 Lake, Brian 11 4 4 15 0 0 0 1 1 2 30y 88d 185 29
21 Liberatore, Tom 11 4 13 24 1 0 0 4 1 0 20y 9d 24 6
27 Minson, Will 11 0 9 20 0 0 32 2 0 0 27y 44d 124 62
2 Murphy, Bob 14 2 15 29 0 0 0 0 0 0 29y 351d 218 153
20 Pearce, Daniel 4 2 5 9 0 0 0 2 0 0 19y 124d 1 0
42 Picken, Liam 9 1 5 14 0 1 0 5 0 1 25y 298d 74 24
23 Roughead, Jordan 8 3 6 14 0 3 4 5 2 1 21y 204d 25 8
11 Sherman, Justin 7 2 7 14 0 0 0 1 0 0 25y 120d 134 106
26 Skinner, Zephaniah 2 0 1 3 1 1 0 1 0 0 22y 333d 3 2
8 Veszpremi, Patrick 4 2 5 9 0 1 0 2 0 0 22y 267d 19 16
3 Wallis, Mitch 10 4 14 24 1 0 0 5 1 1 19y 214d 13 4
  Rushed   1  
  Totals 195 62 173 368 11 9 38 60 16 13 25y 3d 2124 1227
Geelong Match Stats Career
# Player K M H D G B HO T FF FA Age Games G
3 Bartel, Jimmy 10 4 10 20 1 0 0 8 0 0 28y 173d 213 144
35 Chapman, Paul 18 8 9 27 2 2 0 5 1 0 30y 202d 231 299
11 Corey, Joel 13 3 13 26 0 0 3 3 0 1 30y 98d 243 72
22 Duncan, Mitch 13 7 1 14 0 0 0 1 0 1 20y 350d 38 39
44 Enright, Corey 17 9 4 21 0 0 0 3 2 1 30y 254d 231 51
29 Guthrie, Cameron 3 1 2 5 0 0 0 4 0 0 19y 280d 11 0
26 Hawkins, Tom 10 6 8 18 3 2 1 0 1 1 23y 309d 88 131
8 Hunt, Josh 12 5 7 19 0 0 0 3 2 0 30y 72d 174 22
19 Hunt, Taylor 5 4 11 16 1 0 0 8 2 1 21y 202d 28 4
20 Johnson, Steve 25 14 11 36 0 1 0 2 0 0 28y 326d 184 370
13 Lonergan, Tom 3 2 2 5 0 0 0 0 0 2 28y 8d 83 44
4 Mackie, Andrew 13 5 9 22 1 0 0 3 0 1 27y 292d 159 72
32 Motlop, Steven 9 2 8 17 3 1 0 2 1 1 21y 74d 14 13
31 Podsiadly, James 6 4 0 6 1 1 1 1 0 1 30y 258d 51 121
30 Scarlett, Matthew 12 8 5 17 0 0 0 4 1 3 32y 355d 272 17
14 Selwood, Joel 16 4 6 22 1 0 1 5 1 0 23y 365d 122 53
46 Simpkin, Jonathan 1 0 4 5 0 0 0 1 0 1 24y 210d 1 0
23 Stephenson, Orren 6 4 4 10 0 0 30 2 0 1 29y 315d 4 0
27 Stokes, Mathew 10 9 4 14 0 1 0 2 0 0 27y 185d 117 170
41 Stringer, Jesse 6 2 11 17 0 0 0 7 0 1 21y 52d 6 2
7 Taylor, Harry 8 6 4 12 0 0 0 2 1 0 25y 348d 99 9
12 West, Trent 7 3 3 10 1 1 8 0 1 0 24y 221d 29 11
  Rushed   2  
  Totals 223 110 136 359 14 11 44 66 13 16 26y 192d 2398 1644

Match highlights

Steve Johnson had 25 kicks for Geelong vs. Western Bulldogs (AFL, Premiership Season, R9)

Footnotes

* Behinds calculated from the 1965 season on.
+ Score at the end of extra time.