Saturday’s (04/07/2015) third AFL 2015 Round 14 match is between Western Bulldogs and Carlton Blues. The opening bounce is set to commence at 19:20 local time with the game to be played at Etihad Stadium. The home team Western Bulldogs are the favourites for the match. View our preview and teams for the game between Western Bulldogs and Carlton Blues.
When: 19:20 | Saturday 04/07/2015
Where: Etihad Stadium
Tip: Western Bulldogs at $1.50
Value Tip: First Goalscorer: Dickson, Tory at $10.00
B Easton Wood, Joel Hamling, Matthew Boyd
HB Robert Murphy, Fletcher Roberts, Jason Johannisen
C Jack Macrae, Marcus Bontempelli, Tory Dickson
HF Luke Dahlhaus, Jordan Roughead, Jarrad Grant
F Mitch Wallis, Jack Redpath, Jake Stringer
FOL Will Minson, Koby Stevens, Liam Picken
I/C Toby McLean, Mitch Honeychurch, Caleb Daniel, Dale Morris
EMG Lukas Webb, Bailey Dale, Ayce Cordy
IN Jack Redpath, Caleb Daniel, Mitch Honeychurch
OUT Tom Boyd, Lukas Webb, Bailey Dale.
B Kade Simpson, Sam Rowe, Michael Jamison
HB Chris Yarran, Zach Tuohy, Simon White
C Ed Curnow, Patrick Cripps, Blaine Boekhorst
HF Dennis Armfield, Lachie Henderson, Tom Bell
F Andrejs Everitt, Levi Casboult, Blaine Johnson
FOL Matthew Kreuzer, Nick Graham, Marc Murphy
I/C Dylan Buckley, David Ellard, Nick Holman, Cameron Wood
EMG Liam Jones, Jason Tutt, Mark Whiley
IN Michael Jamison, Blaine Boekhorst, Blaine Johnson
OUT Andrew Carrazzo, Troy Menzel, Sam Docherty.
The Western Bulldogs hung on to score a thrilling six-point win over St Kilda at Etihad Stadium on Saturday night.
A lacklustre first half gave way to an entertaining second, with the Bulldogs opening up a 21-point lead midway through the final term then holding off a desperate assault by the Saints to secure the 9.8 (62) to 7.14 (56) win.
In pristine conditions under the roof, each side managed just three goals in a dour first half. It was in stark contrast to the last time they met in round six when the Dogs leapt out to a 55-point lead before the Saints stormed home in a scintillating encounter.
Both coaches appeared intent on generating numbers around the ball, which made for difficult viewing at times for the 26,511 fans at the ground.
Veteran St Kilda skipper Nick Riewoldt provided a rare highlight when he left much younger opponent Jordan Roughead in his wake in a brilliant display of gut running to set up a Darren Minchington goal that helped St Kilda to a three-point lead at halftime.
A complete change came over the contest in the third quarter, with the game opening up as both sides showed more attacking intent.
Josh Bruce kicked his second goal of the night inside the first 30 seconds but the Bulldogs quickly replied through Tom Boyd and seized the momentum.
With Bob Murphy leading the way, the Dogs piled on four goals to establish a 17-point lead but the Saints did well to weather the storm and make it a 10-point game, with a goal to Riewoldt, at the last change.
Goals to Bulldogs youngsters Toby McLean and Lukas Webb looked to have secured the premiership points for Luke Beveridge’s side but, as they have before this season, the Saints came surging back.
Riewoldt was the catalyst with his second goal and Bruce made it a nine-point deficit with his third after a towering contested mark in the goal square.
St Kilda looked irresistible as time ticked down but they peppered the goals with the last three points of the game in a costly display in front of goal, with the tenacious Dogs repelling one last attack before claiming a hard-fought win.
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