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GWS Giants vs. Western Bulldogs

Manuka Oval
2012 AFL Premiership Season April 28, 2012
Western Bulldogs won by 42 points
GWS Giants Western Bulldogs
 Goal Behinds Points Goal Behinds Points
Q12416   055
Q25535   8957
Q38654   121284
Q49862   1514104

The GWS Giants are seeking their first ever win against a Western Bulldogs side looking to add to their win tally for 2012. We’ll have live scores from 1.45pm AEST.

The two teams will be playing for the inaugural Prime Minister’s Cup.

While the ACT is considered the Giants’ second home, Manuka Oval is in fact a venue the Bulldogs should be quite familiar with. They have played a number of home games there in the past, meaning the clash will very much take place on neutral turf.

The Giants took a step closer to their first win last week against Adelaide, overcoming a sluggish start to play some of their best footy to date. They went down by 46 points.

The most memorable moment from the match was Israel Folau kicking his first goal in AFL footy, but quite a few of their youngsters showed promising signs.

However, the worry heading into this week is injuries. They’ve lost experienced players Rhys Palmer, Dean Brogan and Tim Mohr. Key youngsters Jeremy Cameron and Stephen Coniglio are back, but it makes things tough.

The Bulldogs won’t be overly impressed with their start to the season, with their first win coming only last week against Melbourne, and even that didn’t come easy.

The Dogs are 15th on the ladder, ahead of only Melbourne, Gold Coast and GWS.

Coming into the side this week is Brian Lake, while Daniel Giansiracusa is the most noteworthy exclusion.

Barry Hall’s retirement at the end of last year is being felt by the Dogs, with the side’s two leading goal kickers – Giansiracusa and Liam Jones – having just five goals each so far. In Gia’s absence, this is even more of a concern.

For the Giants, Cameron’s return is a welcomed one. He booted four matches in the side’s first three games, while Folau and Curtly Hampton stood up well in his absence last week.

The midfield is where the Dogs have a little extra star power. Matthew Boyd, Daniel Cross, Ryan Griffin and Adam Cooney are all consistent performers.

With Palmer out, the key players for the Giants will be Callan Ward, Tom Scully and Luke Power.

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Events
Quarter 1
5' BEHIND - Israel Folau (GWS Giants)
6' GOAL - Josh Bruce (GWS Giants)
7' GOAL - Taylor Adams (GWS Giants)
9' BEHIND - Justin Sherman (Western Bulldogs)
10' BEHIND - Rushed (Western Bulldogs)
12' BEHIND - Shaun Edwards (GWS Giants)
12' BEHIND - Rushed (Western Bulldogs)
22' BEHIND - Matthew Boyd (Western Bulldogs)
23' BEHIND - Rushed (GWS Giants)
25' BEHIND - Stephen Coniglio (GWS Giants)
27' BEHIND - Adam Cooney (Western Bulldogs)
Quarter 2
1' GOAL - Ayce Cordy (Western Bulldogs)
5' BEHIND - Jarrad Grant (Western Bulldogs)
7' BEHIND - Jarrad Grant (Western Bulldogs)
8' GOAL - Shaun Higgins (Western Bulldogs)
10' GOAL - Justin Sherman (Western Bulldogs)
14' GOAL - Ryan Griffen (Western Bulldogs)
14' GOAL - Jeremy Cameron (GWS Giants)
17' GOAL - Shaun Higgins (Western Bulldogs)
18' GOAL - Jonathan Giles (GWS Giants)
20' BEHIND - Adam Treloar (GWS Giants)
23' GOAL - Jeremy Cameron (GWS Giants)
25' GOAL - Matthew Boyd (Western Bulldogs)
27' BEHIND - Justin Sherman (Western Bulldogs)
28' GOAL - Adam Cooney (Western Bulldogs)
29' BEHIND - Rushed (Western Bulldogs)
31' GOAL - Mitchell Wallis (Western Bulldogs)
Quarter 3
2' GOAL - Jeremy Cameron (GWS Giants)
5' BEHIND - Shaun Higgins (Western Bulldogs)
5' GOAL - Liam Jones (Western Bulldogs)
7' BEHIND - Ryan Griffen (Western Bulldogs)
8' GOAL - Curtly Hampton (GWS Giants)
10' GOAL - Luke Dahlhaus (Western Bulldogs)
12' GOAL - Nathan Djerrkura (Western Bulldogs)
23' GOAL - Jeremy Cameron (GWS Giants)
26' GOAL - Liam Picken (Western Bulldogs)
28' BEHIND - Devon Smith (GWS Giants)
30' BEHIND - Justin Sherman (Western Bulldogs)
Quarter 4
1' GOAL - Jarrad Grant (Western Bulldogs)
4' BEHIND - Curtly Hampton (GWS Giants)
9' BEHIND - Liam Jones (Western Bulldogs)
9' BEHIND - Rushed (GWS Giants)
12' GOAL - Luke Dahlhaus (Western Bulldogs)
20' GOAL - Jeremy Cameron (GWS Giants)
23' GOAL - Adam Cooney (Western Bulldogs)
24' BEHIND - Shaun Higgins (Western Bulldogs)
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