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    Western Bulldogs vs. Sydney Swans

    Etihad Stadium
    AFL Home and Away April 14, 2018
    Western Bulldogs 79, Sydney Swans 86
    Western Bulldogs Sydney Swans
     G B Pts G B Pts
    Q15333   4024
    Q27749   6339
    Q391064   10464
    Q4111379   13886

    The Western Bulldogs and the Sydney Swans meet in a vital Round 4 clash at Etihad Stadium. Join The Roar for live scores and commentary from 4:35pm (AEDT).

    Following a desperate victory against the wayward Bombers last week, the Bulldogs come to Etihad looking to topple one of the expected competition benchmarchs for 2018.

    After the most appalling start to the season where their effort and application were seriously questioned, the club showed fighting spirit against Essendon, something that had been missing since their 2016 Premiership victory.

    The key question for the Bulldogs this week will be whether the Dons were just that bad and a long way off the pace or whether they made significant improvements in their own game.

    The Swans come off the back of a win against baby brother, GWS and will set their sights on a win here to launch their season, with only the loss to Port Adelaide in round two as a blip on the radar.

    The loss of Sam Reid will place extra pressure on Buddy Franklin up fornt and the Bulldogs will need to have answers when the star of the competition attempts to impress himself on the game.

    Prediction
    The Bulldogs may have improved last week yet not enough to outscore the Swans who will romp home with a huge win.

    Western Bulldogs 63, Sydney Swans 108

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    Events
    Quarter 1
    1' BEHIND - Rushed (Western Bulldogs)
    3' GOAL - Tom Papley (Sydney Swans)
    5' GOAL - Jack Redpath (Western Bulldogs)
    10' GOAL - Luke Parker (Sydney Swans)
    12' BEHIND - Rushed (Western Bulldogs)
    14' GOAL - Billy Gowers (Western Bulldogs)
    17' GOAL - Lin Jong (Western Bulldogs)
    20' GOAL - Tom Papley (Sydney Swans)
    21' GOAL - Tory Dickson (Western Bulldogs)
    26' BEHIND - Caleb Daniel (Western Bulldogs)
    27' GOAL - Bailey Dale (Western Bulldogs)
    29' GOAL - Luke Parker (Sydney Swans)
    Quarter 2
    3' BEHIND - Lin Jong (Western Bulldogs)
    4' GOAL - Tory Dickson (Western Bulldogs)
    5' GOAL - Marcus Bontempelli (Western Bulldogs)
    10' GOAL - Luke Parker (Sydney Swans)
    13' BEHIND - Will Hayward (Sydney Swans)
    16' BEHIND - Lance Franklin (Sydney Swans)
    18' BEHIND - Lance Franklin (Sydney Swans)
    20' BEHIND - Josh Dunkley (Western Bulldogs)
    21' BEHIND - Matthew Suckling (Western Bulldogs)
    22' BEHIND - Matthew Suckling (Western Bulldogs)
    25' GOAL - Isaac Heeney (Sydney Swans)
    Quarter 3
    3' GOAL - Harry Cunningham (Sydney Swans)
    8' GOAL - Lance Franklin (Sydney Swans)
    10' GOAL - Lance Franklin (Sydney Swans)
    13' GOAL - Isaac Heeney (Sydney Swans)
    18' BEHIND - Toby McLean (Western Bulldogs)
    20' GOAL - Mitch Wallis (Western Bulldogs)
    21' GOAL - Marcus Bontempelli (Western Bulldogs)
    25' BEHIND - Matthew Suckling (Western Bulldogs)
    27' BEHIND - Josh Dunkley (Western Bulldogs)
    29' BEHIND - Lance Franklin (Sydney Swans)
    Quarter 4
    2' GOAL - Lance Franklin (Sydney Swans)
    5' BEHIND - Lance Franklin (Sydney Swans)
    6' BEHIND - Zak Jones (Sydney Swans)
    11' GOAL - Dean Towers (Sydney Swans)
    13' BEHIND - Rushed (Western Bulldogs)
    13' BEHIND - Josh Dunkley (Western Bulldogs)
    19' GOAL - Caleb Daniel (Western Bulldogs)
    20' BEHIND - Aliir Aliir (Sydney Swans)
    22' BEHIND - Josh Dunkley (Western Bulldogs)
    25' BEHIND - Dane Rampe (Sydney Swans)
    26' GOAL - Luke Dahlhaus (Western Bulldogs)
    28' GOAL - Oliver Florent (Sydney Swans)

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    • 7:17pm
      jonboy said | 7:17pm | ! Report

      Wrapped in this kid English ,he might not out tap Sandilands next week but the Old slow bloke will need a motorbike to go with him around the ground. Huge talent.

      • Roar Pro

        1:40am
        berrlins said | 1:40am | ! Report

        I can’t wait for the Freo game, despite the dogs losing tonight I think they’ll take it right up to Freo. Will be close.

    • Columnist

      7:10pm
      Stuart Thomas said | 7:10pm | ! Report

      What a cracking clash at Etihad as the Swans hold out the Bulldogs and keep their impressive start to the season going.

      There wasn’t much between the teams tonight yet Sydney did appear to play the big moments slightly better than the home side and the Dogs’ game plan did seem to go out the window at times.

      There will be much to reflect on for both sides with the Bulldogs starting to feel like they are working their way back into form, despite sitting quite low on the ladder.

      The Swans will be pleased but also feeling that they should be able to put teams like the Bulldogs away more easily if they are any chance of threatening the big guns for the AFL title.

      A cracking game to commentate and a terrific performance from both teams. If the Bulldogs had kicked straight things might have been different; we will never know.

      Final Score

      Western Bulldogs 79 Sydney Swans 86

    • Columnist

      7:04pm
      Stuart Thomas said | 7:04pm | ! Report

      0:25 – Buddy with a long bomb that falls short and the game is over. Wow.


      Western Bulldogs: 11.13 (79)
      Sydney Swans: 13.8 (86)

    • Columnist

      7:03pm
      Stuart Thomas said | 7:03pm | ! Report

      Goal
      0:25 – Sydney break at the other end and Florent converts with a long kick.


      Western Bulldogs: 11.13 (79)
      Sydney Swans: 13.8 (86)

      • 7:09pm
        Connolly said | 7:09pm | ! Report

        Good to see the Swans get some soft umpiring decisions. After we were crucified in the fairy tale GF. Sweet justice.

        • 1:49am
          Ross said | 1:49am | ! Report

          Your being sarcastic right….. 29 – 16 to the dogs. Pretty much a replica of 2016 GF.

          • 10:33pm
            O'Really said | 10:33pm | ! Report

            If Heeney was over the line,and he was,then there’s a throw-in and no amazing Florent run and goal. Shame the umps didn’t whistle it .English was a chance at 50/50.It’s in the Dogs’ half. 45 seconds to go.

            • 3:05am
              Ross said | 3:05am | ! Report

              And if the out on the full off Buddies thigh was called correctly swans would be pressing deep fwd 50.

    • Columnist

      7:01pm
      Stuart Thomas said | 7:01pm | ! Report

      1:18 – A point in it.


      Western Bulldogs: 11.13 (79)
      Sydney Swans: 12.8 (80)

    • Columnist

      7:00pm
      Stuart Thomas said | 7:00pm | ! Report

      Goal
      1:18 – The Dogs won’t give up and Dalhaus kicks true. What a game.


      Western Bulldogs: 11.13 (79)
      Sydney Swans: 12.8 (80)

    • Roar Guru

      7:00pm
      Joel Erickson said | 7:00pm | ! Report

      Not often you can say a single player blew a game, but you could definitely say that about Dunkley if the Dogs lose.

      • Roar Rookie

        7:06pm
        Sachit Dassanayake said | 7:06pm | ! Report

        You could probably say the same for Daniher last week :p
        Great game to watch from both teams though.
        Throughly enjoyed it.

        • Roar Guru

          7:11pm
          Joel Erickson said | 7:11pm | ! Report

          Possibly, although the Bombers were still two or three kicks down if Daniher had kicked the goal.

          • Roar Rookie

            11:04pm
            Sachit Dassanayake said | 11:04pm | ! Report

            True, but they did have the momentum, as if they kicked that goal, it would’ve been their third in a row, and would’ve put them 9 points within the Dogs with 5 minutes remaining

    • Columnist

      6:59pm
      Stuart Thomas said | 6:59pm | ! Report

      2:20 – That was the moment for the Dogs and the Swans capitalise with a point at the other end.


      Western Bulldogs: 10.13 (73)
      Sydney Swans: 12.8 (80)

    • Columnist

      6:58pm
      Stuart Thomas said | 6:58pm | ! Report

      3:40 – The Dogs have dropped the easiest mark you could see in the goal square and that was the moment. Josh Dunkley?


      Western Bulldogs: 10.13 (73)
      Sydney Swans: 12.7 (79)

    • Columnist

      6:56pm
      Stuart Thomas said | 6:56pm | ! Report

      Behind
      4:53 – Thirteenth behind for the Dogs………mmmmmm…..an issue I think.


      Western Bulldogs: 10.13 (73)
      Sydney Swans: 12.7 (79)

    • Columnist

      6:55pm
      Stuart Thomas said | 6:55pm | ! Report

      5:25 – Dunkley marks in the pocket. A chance.


      Western Bulldogs: 10.12 (72)
      Sydney Swans: 12.7 (79)

    • Columnist

      6:53pm
      Stuart Thomas said | 6:53pm | ! Report

      Goal
      6:22 – Finally the Dogs get a goal with the diminutive Caleb Daniel. A great snap.


      Western Bulldogs: 10.12 (72)
      Sydney Swans: 12.6 (78)

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