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Sport Bulldogs dig deep, edge out Blues in AFL

13:15  09 may  2021
13:15  09 may  2021 Source:   aap.com.au

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afl . Dogs hound brave Blues into submission. Carlton looked set to pull of the upset of the season on Sunday but star Bulldogs Josh Bruce and Marcus Bontempelli had other ideas. The Bulldogs appeared down for the count late in the third term, but were suddenly sparked in the last quarter to slam home six goals to one, leaving the Blues stunned and stealing a 16-point win. Marcus Bontempelli was instrumental in the comeback victory, combining 32 disposals with a goal, six marks and eight tackles, while Josh Bruce flexed his muscles with 11 marks (three contested) and a five-goal bag.

Carlton coach David Teague delivered on his promise of an AFL shootout but the Blues have come off second best in a 16-point AFL defeat to the Western Bulldogs.

a group of people playing football on a field: The Western Bulldogs have overrun Carlton in the final term for a hard-earned 16-point AFL win. © Hamish Blair/AAP PHOTOS The Western Bulldogs have overrun Carlton in the final term for a hard-earned 16-point AFL win.

During his midweek press conference, Teague predicted an attacking contest and implored his side to take on the competition's highest-scoring team with an "open, free-flowing" brand of football.

It worked a treat during the second and third quarters as the Blues' pace and ball movement saw them break out to a 27-point lead.

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The Western Bulldogs enter Sunday's AFL game against Carlton as hot favourites but that has counted for little in recent clashes with the Blues . Carlton have notched up two victories in their last three games against the Bulldogs , with a defeat in June 2019 coming by just three points. The emerging big man missed last week with concussion and was sorely missed as replacement forward-ruck Josh Schache struggled. Carlton took care of Essendon in a shoot- out at the MCG, overcoming a four-goal deficit during the second quarter. Blues coach David Teague sees the Bulldogs as one of

The Western Bulldogs enter Sunday’s AFL game against Carlton as hot favourites but that has counted for little in recent clashes with the Blues . The way the Blues cantered to a 52-point win last year is still imprinted in Bulldogs coach Luke Beveridge’s brain. “(Carlton) had a high-scoring game against Essendon (last Sunday) and both teams were tested defensively with turnover,” Beveridge said. “As coaches we’re always talking about respecting the opposition and last year we got a hiding through the midfield.

But momentum shifted during time-on of the third term as the Bulldogs' midfield lifted to help power their side to a 16.11 (107) to 13.13 (91) win.

The Dogs kicked eight of the last nine goals, tallying 8.4 to 1.3 in the final 35 minutes, and dominated centre clearances in the last quarter.

Aaron Naughton (two goals) put them in front with less than eight minutes left and Patrick Lipinski sealed the result in the dying stages.

Josh Bruce kicked five goals for the Bulldogs in another strong performance in attack as Tom Liberatore, Jackson Macrae and Marcus Bontempelli shone through the midfield.

Caleb Daniel and Lachie Hunter were also influential in the final term, the latter starring when pushed up the ground despite suffering a broken hand.

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The Western Bulldogs enter Sunday's AFL game against Carlton as hot favourites but that has counted for little in recent clashes with the Blues . Carlton have notched up two victories in their last three games against the Bulldogs , with a defeat in June 2019 coming by just three points. There will be at least one change to the team that lost against the Tigers by 22 points, with defender Buku Khamis picked for his AFL debut. A refugee from South Sudan who spent time in a refugee camp in Kenya, Khamis should be joined as an inclusion by Tim English. The emerging big man missed last week with

Collingwood beats West Coast by the barest of margins in a gripping AFL elimination final, as St Kilda halts the Western Bulldogs ' campaign with a three-point victory in Brisbane. In Saturday night's earlier sudden-death clash, St Kilda survived a stunning late fightback from the Western Bulldogs to hang on for a three-point win at the Gabba. Across in the west, Cox reprised memories of his demolition job on Richmond in the 2018 preliminary final by booting three goals in as many minutes in the opening term.

"It was a very gutsy win under a fair bit of pressure because Carlton definitely had us against the ropes," Dogs coach Luke Beveridge said.

"There was an even contribution as the game went on and I felt like in the second half, even though we couldn't quite narrow the gap, I thought we started off in the right vein to bridge that gap.

"The lads just really saw it through."

It was the fifth time this season and third game in succession that Carlton have coughed up a triple-figure score to the opposition.

Their defeat came despite Eddie Betts' biggest goal haul in navy blue for almost a decade.

Betts lit up the Blues' forward line with four of their first five majors, including an outrageous snap out of mid-air after tapping the ball to his own advantage.

He finished with five goals and Harry McKay kicked four to move into outright first on the Coleman Medal leaderboard.

Ed Curnow, Sam Walsh and ruckman Marc Pittonet were among the Blues' best as boom recruit Zac Williams had just nine disposals on a quiet day.

"Frustrating's a good word," Teague said.

"We got smacked in the centre bounce ... and off that they got their game played in their half.

"When we got it in the forward line we did look dangerous but we just didn't get it down there enough."

Carlton's Jack Silvagni was substituted out of the match after suffering a head knock.

The Bulldogs will travel to take on fellow flag contenders Port Adelaide on Saturday night, while the Blues face another daunting challenge against unbeaten Melbourne next Sunday.

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