Dogs look to stop Hawks’ spread in AFL

Dogs look to stop Hawks’ spread in AFL

The Western Bulldogs will look to replicate the manic pressure that suffocated West Coast when they face Hawthorn in Friday’s AFL semi-final.

Hawthorn’s ability to control the play has become a trademark of their success, but Bulldogs veteran Matthew Boyd backed his side to restrict the Hawks’ ball movement at the MCG.

“Hawthorn are a really hard team to defend at any ground they play on … (but) we feel that if our team defence stacks up, we can defend any team,” Boyd said on Monday.

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