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Western Bulldogs vs. Collingwood

Etihad Stadium
2012 AFL Premiership Season May 4, 2012
Collingwood won by 21 points
Western Bulldogs Collingwood
 Goal Behinds Points Goal Behinds Points
Q13523   2012
Q25737   6440
Q3101070   11571
Q4111177   15898
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The Western Bulldogs have dubbed tonight’s clash with Collingwood as “Mission Possible”. It’s time to find out if that’s true. We’ll have live scores and updates from 7.50pm AEST.

Both these sides sit outside of the top eight, the Dogs on just two wins and the Pies on three.

They’ll both be eager to build some momentum after wins last week.

The Pies won a thrilling Anzac Day game against Essendon by a solitary point. 42 possessions to Dane Swan was the standout individual performance.

Injuries have been a big story for the club this year, but after falling to Carlton by 60 points in Round 3, coach Nathan Buckley has been able to steady the ship somewhat.

Some big names come back into the squad this week with Heath Shaw and Ben Reid returning for Jarryd Blair and Paul Seedsman.

The Dogs last Saturday travelled to Manuka Oval to take on the GWS Giants and grinded out a 42-point win despite a goalless first quarter. Ryan Griffen and Shaun Higgins were among the best.

It was their second consecutive win after claiming the scalp of Melbourne the week before.

Neither the Giants nor the Dees are considered to be the toughest of opposition to put away, so games like tonight are where we see a truer gauge of where the team is at.

They will benefit from Daniel Giansiracusa and Ryan Hargrave coming back into the side.

Realistically, this is a game Collingwood should win.

They have an edge in each area of the ground, with the names they have back this week in defence, the extra class in the midfield and the Western Bulldogs having struggled in attack this year.

The Dogs say it’s possible. The truth would appear to be that it’s unlikely.

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Quarter 1
2' BEHIND - Liam Picken (Western Bulldogs)
6' BEHIND - Luke Dahlhaus (Western Bulldogs)
6' BEHIND - Ryan Griffen (Western Bulldogs)
8' GOAL - Tyson Goldsack (Collingwood)
10' GOAL - Shaun Higgins (Western Bulldogs)
16' BEHIND - Ryan Hargrave (Western Bulldogs)
18' GOAL - Matthew Boyd (Western Bulldogs)
21' GOAL - Heath Shaw (Collingwood)
23' GOAL - Ryan Griffen (Western Bulldogs)
25' BEHIND - Rushed (Western Bulldogs)
Quarter 2
1' BEHIND - Rushed (Western Bulldogs)
4' GOAL - Chris Dawes (Collingwood)
5' BEHIND - Sharrod Wellingham (Collingwood)
7' GOAL - Easton Wood (Western Bulldogs)
11' BEHIND - Luke Dahlhaus (Western Bulldogs)
11' BEHIND - Ben Reid (Collingwood)
17' GOAL - Daniel Giansiracusa (Western Bulldogs)
20' GOAL - Steele Sidebottom (Collingwood)
21' BEHIND - Dayne Beams (Collingwood)
24' BEHIND - Chris Dawes (Collingwood)
25' GOAL - Dane Swan (Collingwood)
28' GOAL - Ben Reid (Collingwood)
Quarter 3
1' GOAL - Ben Sinclair (Collingwood)
5' GOAL - Daniel Giansiracusa (Western Bulldogs)
9' GOAL - Daniel Giansiracusa (Western Bulldogs)
10' GOAL - Heath Shaw (Collingwood)
13' BEHIND - Justin Sherman (Western Bulldogs)
14' GOAL - Ryan Griffen (Western Bulldogs)
16' BEHIND - Chris Dawes (Collingwood)
16' GOAL - Shaun Higgins (Western Bulldogs)
18' GOAL - Tyson Goldsack (Collingwood)
21' GOAL - Ben Sinclair (Collingwood)
23' BEHIND - Rushed (Western Bulldogs)
24' BEHIND - Rushed (Western Bulldogs)
25' GOAL - Travis Cloke (Collingwood)
31' GOAL - Ryan Hargrave (Western Bulldogs)
Quarter 4
0' BEHIND - Ryan Griffen (Western Bulldogs)
6' BEHIND - Harry O'Brien (Collingwood)
9' GOAL - Travis Cloke (Collingwood)
10' GOAL - Alex Fasolo (Collingwood)
16' GOAL - Brian Lake (Western Bulldogs)
17' BEHIND - Rushed (Collingwood)
20' GOAL - Harry O'Brien (Collingwood)
23' BEHIND - Alex Fasolo (Collingwood)
25' GOAL - Sharrod Wellingham (Collingwood)

Michael DiFabrizio works as a newspaper journalist in country Victoria. He has been an expert AFL columnist with The Roar since 2009, which has led to appearances on ABC Television, ABC Radio and in The Age. Follow Michael on Twitter @mdifabrizio