Blog log from P2 of 2018: Richmond vs North Melbourne

Caddy gives to Bolton at a stoppage at the hotspot for the first score, which is a miss.
North making all the play early with a behind to Turner from the pocket, but not getting any easy ball in good areas. (Q1 6:34)
Finally Brown gets a chance one out with Rance, he flails his arms to draw the free and gets it for the first goal from 15m. (Q1 7:20)
Rioli gives to Butler who has space and time on the HFF, but chooses to centre to a man under pressure in Short who snaps wide. (Q1 9:35)
Bolton threads the needle with a lovely drop punt from a tight angle in the pocket 30m out, the goal assist pass coming from Grimes. (Q1 11:03)
Jacobs gets a free at the next centre bounce and goes quickly to a pack at the centre, it’s Goldstein galloping up from the centre to rove, baulk and goal. (Q1 12:30)
McIntosh marks outside CHF after the next centre bounce and goes long to the flank where Riewoldt juggles a mark in front of Tarrant 40m out. Li’l Rooey misses. (Q1 13:18)
Cotchin kicks to a contest on the HFF and the Roos start a rebound with short passes around the outer wing, Wood is on the end of the last one 40m out on a slight angle but misses. (Q1 15:40)
Garner passes to Waite on the boundary 25m out who hits the post. (Q1 18:31)
Townsend catches Hrovat high as the Roo bends over for a ground ball 40m out on a slight angle. Hrovat goes very short to Turner at much the same position who gives to Waite, goal. (Q1 20:30)
McIntosh marks on the wing and gets a 50m penalty to bring him to 45m on a slight angle, he knocks through a goal as if it’s nothing. (Q1 23:10)
Cunnington it was who was pinged for encroachment. (Q1 23:31)
Rance gathers a touched clearance by Hibberd at half forward, evades a tackler and pokes a wobbler to Riewoldt who draws a holding free on Tarrant at the hotspot for a goal. (Q1 27:27)
Hrovate passes to Garner on the HFF, he shapes to move off the line and sucks Rance into encroaching, 50m penalty and easy goal. (Q2 5:05)
Brandon Ellis passes to Butler 35m out on a slight angle after Higgins’ long ball to Waite is easily rebounded from the other end. Butler kicks truly. (Q2 9:14)
Caddy draws a very questionable free on Thompson near the hotspot as the Tiger appeared to be the one scragging the Roo. Caddy makes no mistake with the set shot. (Q2 10:45)
Atley pokes a pass to Cunnington on the HFF on the end of a fast rebound, Cunners tries a centring ball that doesn’t work. (Q2 12:06)
Higgins marks a long ball wide on the HFF behind Rance, tough shot from just inside 50m and he misses. (Q2 13:50)
Davies-Uniacke gives to Wood for a snap off a step from the HFF that sials wide. (Q2 15:33)
The Tigers go coast to coast on the rebound, not without challenge but Caddy’s grubber from half forward skids past Hibberd to Lambert for the goal. (Q2 16:50)
Brown marks next to the behind post and goes backwards to Higgins 40m out on the flank who misses. (Q2 19:20)
Castagna roves at the hotspot and gives to Bolton for a pressured snap that goes wide from 20m. (Q2 20:40)
Martin to Bolton to Lloyd in tight at half forward, Lloyd checksides a goal from the hotspot before the cavalry converges. (Q2 21:59)
Waite turns the ball over by foot on the wing, Martin to Townsend to Lambert for another one from the hotspot. Too easy. (Q2 23:31)
Lloyd marks near the hotspot but shanks it OOTF. (Q2 28:19)
Vickers-Willis is pinged for a push on Lambert at CHF for Richmond after Martin clears from the centre, Lambert goes short to Townsend who goals from the hotspot. (Q3 0:38)
Higgins kicks high and hopeful to a big pack near the hotspot, Ziebell makes it look good with a strong pack mark but misses. (Q3 2:23)
Townsend kicks long from the wing to a diagonal lead by Riewoldt to the corridor 45m out. Riewoldt kicks straight, two goals for him. (Q3 5:21)
A hold off the ball by Tarrant on Riewoldt takes a set shot by Caddy from 40m out on the HFF to the line for the easy finish. (Q3 6:50)
Cotchin is on the end of another flowing Richmond attack for another goal. It is one-way traffic at the moment. (Q3 8:19)
Townsend dives and marks a Rance ball 40m out on a slight angle but misses. (Q3 10:39)
Brown passes to Turner 40m out on a slight angle, who just squeezes the set shot inside the right goalpost. (Q3 14:39)
Bolton gives to Butler for a pressured snap from 30m on the flank that goes across the face. (Q3 15:53)
Graham misses a running snap from the HFF with two Roos pressuring. (Q3 18:54)
Graham catches Atley HTB on the HFF 45m out, but his set shot is well wide. (Q3 20:24)
Davies-Uniacke gives to Higgins who encounters traffic and has to snap quickly from half forward, the ball bounces over Astbury with a bit of luck and through for a goal. (Q3 23:39)
Nankervis dumps a kick from a stoppage on the wing that lands in teh arms of Moore just outside 50m on a slight angle, he sails it over the heads of the pack on the line! (Q3 28:10)
Hrovat marks a short Atley ball from CHF to 35m out on a slight angle after a rare centre clearance by the Roos through Cunnington. He goals. (Q3 29:37)
Waite marks a Tarrant ball 40m out on a slight angle for some junk. (Q4 5:07)
Cotchin gives to Butler in plenty of space forward of CHF, he decides to poke a very short pass to Castagna, ump pays the mark, Castagna converts from the hotspot. (Q4 8:37)
Zurhaar misses a snap off a step from 40m in the corridor. (Q4 11:12)
The goal assisting is getting a little ridiculous at Richmond, about six blokes converging on the goalsquare after Butler runs from half forward, eventually Riewoldt goals. (Q4 13:22)
Another Joe the Goose after a Richmond rebound started by Astbury, Bolton sets up Lambert for goal number four. (Q4 16:57)
Soldo marks behind Goldstein 20m out on the flank for a poster. (Q4 18:07)
Butler checksides a set shot from 30m near the boundary as if he’s shelling peas. (Q4 18:52)
Conca feeds Moore who screws through a low-percentage snap from the HFF 40m out. (Q4 21:18)
Bolton snaps across the body from the hotspot but it’s wide. (Q4 23:57)
Zurhaar intercepts Graham on the HFF, runs to 45m and shoots wide. (Q4 24:43)
Moore marks uncontested from a high Lambert ball 35m out on a slight angle, but misses. (Q4 26:31)
Edwards taps down a pass to Murphy at half forward to set up Butler for a screwing snap from 40m on a slight angle for another one. (Q4 27:54)
Butler runs down the flank in space and again chooses to pass, Castagna again the beneficiary and again the ump pays what was a very short pass as a mark. Castagna misses from 25m. (Q4 29:29)

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