Western Bulldogs vs Melbourne Demons Highlights: AFL live scores, blog

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    Western Bulldogs vs. Melbourne

    Etihad Stadium
    AFL Home and Away June 18, 2017
    Western Bulldogs 56, Melbourne 113
    Western Bulldogs Melbourne
     G B Pts G B Pts
    Q1011   4226
    Q23321   8654
    Q36541   14791
    Q48856   1711113

    The last match of the bye rounds sees the Western Bulldogs host a fired up Melbourne Demons at Etihad Stadium. Join The Roar for live scores and coverage of the match, starting from 3:20pm (AEST).

    It’s the start of a season-defining few rounds for both sides.

    Reigning premiers the Bulldogs got touched up last week against the Sydney Swans and will be looking to prove that they belong in the top eight by the end of the round.

    A loss here could be disastrous for Dogs, after failing to protect Norm Smith Medallist Jason Johannisen last week.

    On the other foot, the Demons are coming off the back of an inspired Queen’s Birthday win against Collingwood where Jack Watts made a magical moment by sealing the victory with just seconds to spare.

    The Demons have a new sense of belief as they have climbed up the ladder to sixth position and will be hoping to cement their stay inside the eight

    The Dogs have rung in the changes, with Dale Morris, Zaine Cordy, Tom Boyd, Tom Liberatore, Mitch Honeychurch all coming in for Travis Cloke (Soreness), Fletcher Roberts (Omitted), Marcus Adams (Foot), Matthew Boyd (Omitted), Tim English (Omitted). It also will be Honeychurch’s first game in a year.

    The Demons are welcoming stability in their line-up as they remain unchanged from a winning line-up. The Dogs have had ten days between games, while the Demons have had six, so it will be interesting to see how match fitness plays out during the match.

    The Dogs have won 11 of the past 13 meetings between the sides, and have remained undefeated at Docklands all season. The Demons haven’t defeated the Dogs at Docklands since 2007.

    Prediction
    The stats don’t lie. The recent match-ups make it very hard to tip against the Dogs – while the Demons are in form, I’m going against the grain here and expecting the reigning premiers to bite back as they go in favourites.

    Bulldogs by eight points.

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    Events
    Quarter 1
    1' BEHIND - Mitch Honeychurch (Western Bulldogs)
    8' GOAL - Dom Tyson (Melbourne)
    15' BEHIND - James Harmes (Melbourne)
    20' BEHIND - Jeff Garlett (Melbourne)
    21' GOAL - Christian Petracca (Melbourne)
    24' GOAL - Jeff Garlett (Melbourne)
    25' GOAL - Jack Watts (Melbourne)
    Quarter 2
    5' BEHIND - Luke Dahlhaus (Western Bulldogs)
    12' BEHIND - Dom Tyson (Melbourne)
    15' BEHIND - Rushed (Melbourne)
    17' BEHIND - Jeff Garlett (Melbourne)
    18' GOAL - James Harmes (Melbourne)
    20' GOAL - Caleb Daniel (Western Bulldogs)
    22' BEHIND - James Harmes (Melbourne)
    25' GOAL - Mitch Hannan (Melbourne)
    26' GOAL - Tomas Bugg (Melbourne)
    27' GOAL - Luke Dahlhaus (Western Bulldogs)
    28' GOAL - Marcus Bontempelli (Western Bulldogs)
    32' BEHIND - Mitch Honeychurch (Western Bulldogs)
    34' GOAL - Jack Watts (Melbourne)
    Quarter 3
    2' GOAL - Jack Watts (Melbourne)
    6' BEHIND - Rushed (Western Bulldogs)
    8' GOAL - Tom Boyd (Western Bulldogs)
    13' BEHIND - Tomas Bugg (Melbourne)
    16' GOAL - Christian Salem (Melbourne)
    19' BEHIND - Tom Liberatore (Western Bulldogs)
    19' GOAL - Jeff Garlett (Melbourne)
    22' GOAL - Tom Liberatore (Western Bulldogs)
    23' GOAL - Jake Melksham (Melbourne)
    25' GOAL - Jordan Roughead (Western Bulldogs)
    31' GOAL - Tomas Bugg (Melbourne)
    33' GOAL - Tom McDonald (Melbourne)
    Quarter 4
    3' GOAL - Liam Picken (Western Bulldogs)
    10' GOAL - Mitch Hannan (Melbourne)
    13' BEHIND - Jeff Garlett (Melbourne)
    15' BEHIND - Mitch Honeychurch (Western Bulldogs)
    17' BEHIND - Jeff Garlett (Melbourne)
    18' GOAL - Tory Dickson (Western Bulldogs)
    20' BEHIND - James Harmes (Melbourne)
    22' GOAL - Tom McDonald (Melbourne)
    25' BEHIND - James Harmes (Melbourne)
    26' GOAL - Alex Neal-Bullen (Melbourne)
    28' BEHIND - Jake Stringer (Western Bulldogs)
    31' BEHIND - Matthew Suckling (Western Bulldogs)