Adelaide Oval hosts another AFL scoring incident

Adelaide Oval was the scene of another contentious AFL scoring incident as Geelong held on to beat the Western Bulldogs by four points.

While the video review that led to Tyson Stengle's second goal for Geelong on Saturday night wasn't the blatant error that cost Adelaide a finals berth last season, there will be debate about whether the right call was made.

After his side's 14.11 (95) to 14.7 (91) victory, Geelong coach Chris Scott was adamant the review of the incident was spot-on, while Bulldogs coach Luke Beveridge said he had faith in the review system.

It happened at the other end to last year's howler, when Ben Keays' goal late in the game was ruled a behind and the Crows lost to Sydney by a point.

The AFL later admitted the wrong decision was made with the Keays goal.

On Saturday night, there was a review when Stengle took a mark on the goal line.

Mark Blicavs originally was awarded the behind in his 250th game, but the decision was overturned on review and Stengle then kicked the goal from the acute angle.

Chris Scott
Chris Scott was happy that the review that led to Stengle's second goal was spot-on.

Asked if he thought the right call had been made, coach Scott said: "We saw the replay - yeah, we did.

"When we saw the replay we thought it was pretty clear. 

"In my mind, that's exactly how it should work.

"No-one could accuse me of being a sycophant for the AFL, but when they do a good job I'm prepared to acknowledge it."

Beveridge said his attitude with the score review system was not to become caught up in it.

"You just accept whatever decisions being made are the right ones," he said.

The win gives the Cats a 4-0 start, while the Bulldogs are 2-2.

Stengle's goal from the score review - he would finish with four - was among several big moments in a pulsating clash.

It came after the massive end to Carlton's narrow win over Fremantle earlier on Saturday at Adelaide Oval.

In the frenetic final quarter, the Bulldogs were on the charge and a goal looked certain, only for star Cats defender Tom Stewart to somehow make a crucial spoil that killed off the passage of play.

"They were out ... his work to get there was phenomenal. It's a real pleasure having someone like that when the opposition are coming at you. Station him behind the ball and let him do his stuff," Scott said.

Beveridge said the game, ultimately, could have gone either way.

"Obviously, it's a 'would-a, could-a, should-a', but if the game goes a bit longer you never know - that's a good sign for us," he said.

"It felt it was 'sliding doors', to a degree, all night"

Midfielder Jack Macrae was the Bulldogs' sub as he continues to struggle this season to break back into their lineup.

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