Match Report: 2017 - Western Bulldogs 2.9.14 defeated Melbourne 0.14.8

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Western Bulldogs Player Reports

Injured Jordan Roughead
Grabbed at the inside of his right knee after a ruck contest late in Q1... not risked further... 6 hit outs with 2 possessions. Getting a bit of ruck time.

Marcus Adams
Playing tall defender on Weideman
Adams contributed with 7 possessions, 2 marks and 2 tackles.

Travis Cloke
Playing forward on Tom McDonald
Cloke contributed with 13 disposals, 8 marks and booted 1.0.

Tom Liberatore
Rotating midfield and forward
Liberatore contributed with 20 disposals, 7 tackles and kicked 0.1.

Shane Biggs
Rotating through the defence
Biggs also had 17 disposals.

Brad Lynch
Rotating through half back
Lynch added 9 disposals and 1.0 on the scoreboard.

Tom Campbell
Rotating forward and ruck
Campbell added 6 possessions and 20 ruck taps.

Caleb Daniel
Playing outside midfield
Daniel contributed with 15 possessions, 2 marks, 3 tackles and managed 1.0.

Lachie Hunter
Playing outside midfield
Hunter contributed with 16 possessions, 4 marks and 2.0.

Declan Hamilton
Playing an outside game
Hamilton also had 7 disposals.

Bailey Dale
Running on the outside
Dale added 10 possessions and 1.1.

Toby McLean
Starting deep forward
McLean contributed with 16 touches, 3 tackles and booted 1.2.

Robert Murphy
Returns to half back
Murphy contributed with 16 touches, 3 tackles and 0.1.

Zaine Cordy
Starting in defence
Cordy also had 11 disposals.

Jason Johannisen
Coming off halfback
Johannisen added 16 possessions and 3 grabs.

Jack Macrae
Coming off a wing
Macrae added 13 disposals and 4 tackles.

Mitch Honeychurch
Playing midfield
Honeychurch added 6 touches and booted 0.1.

Tom Boyd
Starting forward
Boyd contributed with 5 touches, 2 tackles and 10 ruck taps.

Josh Dunkley
Coming off a HFF
Dunkley contributed with 7 disposals, 4 tackles and kicked 0.1.

Lukas Webb
Coming off a HBF
Webb added 10 possessions and 6 tackles.

Lin Jong
Starting forward
Jong contributed with 10 touches, 3 marks and 4 tackles.

Luke Dahlhaus
Playing midfield
Dahlhaus contributed with 26 disposals, 2 marks, 7 tackles and 2.1.

Fletcher Roberts
At FB on Hogan
Roberts added 8 disposals and 2 marks.

Melbourne Player Reports

Injured Joshua Wagner
Right leg caught awkwardly under his body after clashing with Dahlhaus in Q2... on crutches afterwards with what was diagnosed as a fibula joint injury... 2 touches. Rotating through half back.

Christian Petracca
First goal... 1.0 from 13 touches. Playing a HFF role.
Petracca added 3 grabs and 2 tackles.

Max Gawn
Switching from ruck to forward line
Gawn contributed with 13 touches, 4 marks, 3 tackles, 26 hit outs and kicked 1.1.

Alex Neal-Bullen
Rotating through the forward line
Neal-Bullen contributed with 9 disposals, 3 tackles and booted 1.0.

Jesse Hogan
Starting deep forward on Roberts
Hogan contributed with 11 touches, 5 marks and booted 4.0.

Nathan Jones
Leading the inside midfield
Jones contributed with 21 touches, 3 marks, 6 tackles and 1.0 on the scoreboard.

Jake Spencer
Rotating forward and ruck
Spencer contributed with 6 disposals, 2 grabs, 2 tackles and 23 hit outs.

Clayton Oliver
Rotating through midfield
Oliver contributed with 21 possessions, 3 grabs and 5 tackles.

Jordan Lewis
Rotating through midfield
Lewis contributed with 28 touches, 5 marks and 3 tackles.

Angus Brayshaw
Playing an outside game
Brayshaw contributed with 15 possessions, 4 marks, 7 tackles and kicked 1.0.

Jay Kennedy-Harris
Starting deep forward
Kennedy-Harris added 11 touches and 3 tackles.

Jeff Garlett
Starting deep forward
Garlett contributed with 10 possessions, 2 marks and 1.2.

Joel Smith
Playing as a defender
Smith contributed with 13 touches, 4 grabs and 3 tackles.

Oscar McDonald
Playing tall defender
McDonald added 19 touches and 9 grabs.

Jack Viney
Doing midfield roles
Viney contributed with 22 disposals, 4 marks, 6 tackles, 1.0 on the scoreboard and 4 frees against.

Bernie Vince
Lurking at half back
Vince contributed with 26 disposals, 5 marks and 0.1 on the scoreboard.

Sam Weideman
Up forward on Adams
Weideman contributed with 5 possessions, 2 marks and booted 2.1.

Tom McDonald
In defence on Cloke
McDonald contributed with 13 disposals, 6 grabs and 2 tackles.

Jayden Hunt
Running off a HBF
Hunt also had 16 possessions.

Aaron Vandenberg
Starting on a HFF
Vandenberg contributed with 9 possessions, 3 tackles and 0.1 on the scoreboard.

Billy Stretch
Playing on a wing
Stretch contributed with 18 touches, 2 marks and 6 tackles.

Christian Salem
Coming off a HBF
Salem added 19 touches and 3 tackles.

Jake Melksham
Playing midfield
Melksham contributed with 13 possessions, 5 marks and 2 tackles.

James Harmes
Playing forward
Harmes contributed with 12 disposals, 2 marks, 2 tackles and managed 0.1.

Tomas Bugg
Doing jobs
Bugg contributed with 13 disposals, 8 marks, 5 tackles and managed 1.1.