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Ashleigh Guest has shared the bloody aftermath to a horrific eye injury in the Western Bulldogs’ take hang of over Geelong on Friday evening.
In a low-scoring scrap at GMHBA Stadium, skipper Ellie Blackburn was again the shiny mild on Friday evening as the Bulldogs pulled away slow to take hang of 3.6 (24) to 1.3 (9).
Nonetheless the efficiency was overshadowed by some notify for Guest, whose face swelled up straight away after a fourth-quarter collision with Richelle Cranston.
Photos confirmed a valuable bump above her eye as a coach helped her off the discipline.
“Thankfully Guesty didn’t explore in the replicate because she’s quite squirmish and may well likely maybe likely’ve fainted at her hang witness,” Bulldogs coach Nathan Burke acknowledged.
Guest, who ended the evening with heavy taping across her head, shared a image of the swelling on Saturday morning with the caption ‘glorious’.
The 30-365 days-aged then published the last outcomes of the knock.
“Day one, feeling natty comely this morning,” Guest wrote.
“My accomplice rolled over, obtained a alarm and screamed so we’re off to a flyer.”
Burke acknowledged after the match that Guest will endure precautionary concussion assessments prior to being cleared to return.
Despite the rapid pain Guest was in the circle when the Bulldogs famed consecutive victories for the valuable time since 2019.
Blackburn produced one of basically the most straightforward individual quarters in AFLW history closing week and delivered one more consistent exhibiting to rack up a second straight simplest-on-ground.
The 25-365 days-aged accomplished with 25 possessions and laid 9 tackles as Nathan Burke’s prices transfer to a 2-1 narrative and into finals calculations.
Despite controlling quite a bit of the game, the Bulldogs led by a solitary level at three-quarter-time with the Cats’ supreme valuable coming slow in the third term through crafty forward Phoebe McWilliams.
Famed closing quarter dreams to Rising Superstar nominee Jess Fitzgerald and Kirsten McLeod, which both came on the bolt, sealed the end result.
The closing time the Bulldogs received again-to-again matches was in the outlet two rounds of the 2019 season.
“Geez, it’s fascinating. It’s been a actually very lengthy time since going again-to-again so it’s positively been a operate of ours coming into the game,” Blackburn told Fox Footy.
“(Fitzgerald) operating into a operate fancy that on the top, it if truth be told sets the tone for our group for the relaxation of the season.”
It was also a particular debut off the bench for Isabella Grant, the daughter of Bulldogs myth Chris Grant.
– with AAP