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.

    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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    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)

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    • Roar Guru

      Damien Peck said | 6:24pm | ! Report

      All bark and no bite: Melbourne Demons smash Western Bulldogs to move into fifth

      The Melbourne Demons have smashed Western Bulldogs to the tune of 57 points at Etihad Stadium to move into fifth on the ladder and send the reigning premiers out of the top eight.

      The Demons haven’t seen September action for more than a decade, but they seek to change that this year with an impressive 7-5 win-loss record thanks to a 17.11.113 to 8.8.56 victory.

      The match closes out a string of bye rounds, as the in-form Demons came off a six-day break following an inspiring Queen’s Birthday win last week. A 10-day break for the Bulldogs proved they were not only rusty, but lacklustre against a high-pressure Demons who outclassed the Bulldogs all day.

      The Demons were led by Jordan Lewis (31 disposals), Clayton Oliver (29, 8 tackles) and Michael Hibberd (27 disposals, 11 marks), and Oscar McDonald (23 disposals, 12 marks, 8 rebounds fifties). Jack Watts led the goal tally with three goals, well supported by Mitch Hannan, Tom McDdonald, Jeff Garlett, and Tom Bugg all recording two each.

      While the Bulldogs have endured positive recent form at Docklands, they have suffered their first loss at the ground since round 18 last season, ending an 8-game streak at the ground.

      The loss highlights multiple selection problems for the Dogs as they slide to 9th on the ladder and are in jeopardy of defending their premiership. The Bulldogs had trouble all day with avenues to goal, recording just three marks inside 50.

      Tom Liberatore had a healthy return with 29 disposals while Jordan Roughead and Tom Boyd dominated the ruck against Tom McDonald.

      After a slow start to the match, the Demons conceded their lowest score for the season holding the Dogs to just one point in the first quarter, and winning just their third match from the past 14 meetings against the Bulldogs.

      Although the hitouts were won by the Bulldogs 61-19, the Demons made use of the contest winning the clearances 40-34 and will only get better next week with Max Gawn confirmed to return.

      A knee injury to Lin Jong soured the loss for the Bulldogs in the first quarter, but Nathan Jones (quad), Watts (hamstring), Neville Jetta (ankle), and Jayden Hunt (shoulder) were likely effects of short turnaround times in matches for the Dogs.

      The Demons will travel to Perth to play West Coast on Saturday with their third match in just 18 days, while the Dogs have some soul searching in a must-win match against North Melbourne.

    • Roar Guru

      Damien Peck said | 6:06pm | ! Report

      Thanks everyone for joining The Roar live blog today. Look out for the post-match report coming very soon. Catch you all on here next time!

    • Roar Guru

      Damien Peck said | 6:05pm | ! Report

      Full Time Stats
      Western Bulldogs 8.8.56 – Melbourne Demons 17.11.113

      Demons led the disposal count 429-412, clearances 40-34, inside fifties 54-50, contested possessions 173-160. Only 3 marks inside fifty for the Dogs as the Demons had 15. Tackles were split evenly at 85 each, however the hitouts belonged to the Dogs with 61-19

      Dogs disposals: Liberatore (29), Daniel (28), Dahlhaus (26)
      Liberatore, Wallis and Roughead all had 9 tackles each, while Cordy had 7 marks.
      Goals: Dahlhaus, Daniel, Bontempelli, Liberatore, Boyd, Roughead, Picken, Dickson.

      Dees disposals: Lewis (31), Oliver (29), Hibberd (27)
      Garlett had 9 tackles, while Olvier and Viney had 8 each.
      McDonald had 12 marks, with Hibberd amassing 11.
      Goals: Watts (3), Hannan, McDdonald, Garlett, Bugg (2), Tyson, Petracca, Harmes, Melksham, Salem, Neal-Bullen.

    • 6:01pm
      peter wolf said | 6:01pm | ! Report

      what a huge victory 4 Dees, they made Western Bulldogs second rate well done Dees

    • Roar Guru

      Damien Peck said | 5:58pm | ! Report


      Western Bulldogs 8.8.56 – Melbourne Demons 17.11.113

    • Roar Guru

      Damien Peck said | 5:57pm | ! Report

      Western Bulldogs 8.8.56 – Melbourne Demons 17.11.113

      Suckling has a long shot on goal on the run but also misses. Pretty much sums up the Dogs day.

    • Roar Guru

      Damien Peck said | 5:56pm | ! Report

      Western Bulldogs 8.7.55 – Melbourne Demons 17.11.113

      A behind to Jake Stringer as he registers his first score of the day. He’s been extremely quiet.

    • Roar Guru

      Damien Peck said | 5:53pm | ! Report

      Western Bulldogs 8.6.54 – Melbourne Demons 17.11.113

      Neal-Bullen marks 40 metres out in front and points to the stands after a beautiful kick. This is becoming a percentage booster for Melbourne.

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