Match Report: 8.8.56 2017 - Melbourne 17.11.113 defeated Western Bulldogs 8.8.56

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Western Bulldogs Player Reports

Injured Lin Jong
Right knee injury in Q1 when Jones came across him while kicking... 3 touches. Rotating forward and midfield.

Jason Johannisen
Tagged by Melksham... 15 disposals and 3 marks with 2 tackles. Sprinting off half back.

Marcus Bontempelli
Rotating forward a lot from midfield with the lack of tall forwards
Bontempelli contributed with 24 touches, 7 tackles and 1.0.

Dale Morris
At FB on the resting ruck which is mostly Pedersen
Morris contributed with 6 possessions, 2 marks and 2 tackles.

Tom Boyd
Playing a ruck/forward role on Oscar McDonald
Boyd contributed with 11 possessions, 4 tackles, 36 ruck taps, kicked 1.0 and 3 free kicks given away.

Mitch Wallis
Rotating from forward line to midfield
Wallis contributed with 23 disposals, 3 grabs and 9 tackles.

Jordan Roughead
First ruck with support from Tom Boyd
Roughead contributed with 19 possessions, 3 grabs, 9 tackles, 24 ruck taps and 1.0.

Jack Macrae
Rotating midfield and forward
Macrae contributed with 23 touches, 2 grabs and 5 tackles.

Tom Liberatore
Rotating forward and midfield
Liberatore contributed with 29 disposals, 9 tackles and managed 1.1.

Bailey Dale
Starting at half forward
Dale contributed with 20 touches, 3 marks and 3 tackles.

Lachie Hunter
Playing outside midfield
Hunter contributed with 26 touches, 5 grabs and 2 tackles.

Caleb Daniel
Playing outside midfield
Daniel contributed with 28 possessions, 4 grabs, 2 tackles and booted 1.0.

Liam Picken
Doing jobs in midfield
Picken contributed with 23 possessions, 3 marks, 6 tackles and 1.0 on the scoreboard.

Easton Wood
In defence on Hannan
Wood contributed with 16 disposals, 2 marks and 2 tackles.

Luke Dahlhaus
Starting in the guts
Dahlhaus added 26 possessions and managed 1.1.

Shane Biggs
Coming off halfback
Biggs contributed with 15 touches, 4 grabs and 3 tackles.

Zaine Cordy
In defence on Watts
Cordy contributed with 22 disposals, 7 grabs and 5 tackles.

Mitch Honeychurch
Coming off a wing
Honeychurch contributed with 20 disposals, 3 marks, 4 tackles and 0.3 on the scoreboard.

Tory Dickson
Starting forward
Dickson contributed with 11 disposals, 2 tackles and 1.0.

Toby McLean
Starting forward
McLean contributed with 14 possessions, 4 marks and 3 tackles.

Matt Suckling
Coming off a HBF
Suckling contributed with 25 possessions, 6 marks, 4 tackles and managed 0.1.

Melbourne Player Reports

Injured Nathan Jones
Right quad injury in Q3 saw him mothballed at 3QT and iced up... 17 possessions with 13 by foot... also 4 tackles and 3 marks. Leading the inside midfield.

Sore Jayden Hunt
Landed heavily after a contest with Daniel in Q3 and jarred his left shoulder... 17 possessions and 4 marks plus 2 tackles. Running from defence.

Jake Melksham
No stats in Q1... enjoyed himself when freed up late... 15 disposals and 4 marks plus 1.0. Tagging Johannisen.
Melksham also had 2 tackles.

Sore Neville Jetta
Ankle problem in Q3... 13 possessions and 5 marks plus 4 tackles... gave away 3 FA. Playing in defence.

Dom Tyson
First goal... 21 possessions and 5 marks plus 2 tackles... 1.1 as well. Playing midfield.

Tomas Bugg
Playing back and forward at times today
Bugg contributed with 16 touches, 5 marks, 5 tackles, 2.1 and 3 free kicks given away.

Cameron Pedersen
Starting forward on Morris
Pedersen contributed with 24 touches, 6 marks, 3 tackles and 6 hit outs.

Clayton Oliver
Playing inside midfield
Oliver added 29 possessions and 8 tackles.

Jordan Lewis
Playing inside midfield
Lewis contributed with 31 disposals, 7 marks and 2 tackles.

Sam Frost
In defence on Stringer
Frost contributed with 14 touches, 6 marks and 2 tackles.

Jack Viney
Doing jobs in midfield
Viney contributed with 16 possessions, 2 marks and 8 tackles.

Bernie Vince
Starting at half back
Vince contributed with 21 possessions, 3 grabs and 2 tackles.

Michael Hibberd
Starting at half back
Hibberd contributed with 27 touches, 11 marks and 3 free kicks given away.

Oscar McDonald
Responsible for Boyd
McDonald contributed with 23 disposals, 12 marks and 2 tackles.

Christian Petracca
Playing a HFF role
Petracca contributed with 19 possessions, 2 marks, 2 tackles and 1.0 on the scoreboard.

Mitch Hannan
Up forward on Wood
Hannan contributed with 15 disposals, 3 marks, 4 tackles and managed 2.0.

Christian Salem
Floating off a HBF
Salem contributed with 23 disposals, 5 marks, 6 tackles and 1.0 on the scoreboard.

James Harmes
Playing a FP role
Harmes contributed with 18 touches, 4 grabs, 6 tackles and kicked 1.4.

Jeff Garlett
His usual FP role
Garlett contributed with 15 possessions, 4 grabs, 9 tackles and 2.4.

Alex Neal-Bullen
Rotating forward
Neal-Bullen contributed with 20 disposals, 3 marks, 2 tackles and managed 1.0.

Tom McDonald
First ruck
McDonald contributed with 19 touches, 7 marks, 4 tackles, 11 hit outs and kicked 2.0.