The Dogs just hang on for their first win of the AFL season.
Western Bulldogs have caused a big upset, beating Richmond by two points at Docklands on Saturday for their first win of the season.
Trent Cotchin kicked the first goal of the game for Richmond, but the Tigers then took over for large portions of the game before withstanding a late comeback to run out 15.10 (100) to 15.8 (98) winners.
The Bulldogs kicked four goals to one in the second term to establish a 37-point lead at the main break.
The Tigers looked to be struggling, but they made their move late in the third quarter with three goals in the final five minutes of the term to bring the lead back to just 15 points at the final change.
When Jack Riewoldt and Daniel Jackson kicked the first two goals of the final quarter, Richmond was within three points at the four-minute mark.
But the Bulldogs responded, and although the Tigers came again and hit the front on two occasions, the Bulldogs grabbed the critical goal from sub Daniel Giansiracusa with 90 seconds left and held on for the four premiership points.
For the winners, Liam Jones had three goals, while Jack Riewoldt had four for Richmond.
More to follow.
Western Bulldogs: 15.10 (100) – L Jones 3, L Jong 2, S Crameri 2, D Giansiracusa 2, L Hunter, J Macrae, A Cooney, J Stringer, S Higgins, L Dahlhaus,
Richmond: 15.8 (98) – J Riewoldt 4, T Vickery 2, N Gordon, R Petterd, D Jackson, J King, T Cotchin, D Martin, B Griffiths