Blog log from EF of 2018: Richmond vs Hawthorn

McIntosh marks a centring ball from the pocket by Castagna 20m out on a slight angle just before Nash reaches him, he boots the first goal of the 2018 finals series. (Q1 2:49)
The crumb to a long ball to the hotspot spoiled by Sicily falls over the back, Castagna fumbles but Rioli mops up and goals under a tackle. (Q1 8:56)
Breust marks a Gunston pass in the pocket, plays on and goes to the square, Nash contests and Burgoyne gets a free for high contact by Cotchin going for the crumb… Silk misses! (Q1 10:34)
O’Meara misses from a stoppage 30m out on the flank. (Q1 15:49)
The Tigers rebound up the guts, Martin has Caddy ten yards clear of Frawely to mark 25m out on the flank but he also misses. (Q1 16:49)
Martin misses a highly unlikely snap from the HFF under Morrison pressure after roving a stoppage. (Q1 21:49)
Shiels catches Cotchin HTB after a stoppage on the wing, Prestia is pinged for time wasting by kicking the ball away. Shiels lines up from 40m on a slight angle for a big goal. (Q1 23:34)
Grigg is pinged for a hold on Roughead 45m out on a slight angle, that was a bit red hot as it could have easily been HTB the other way. Roughie goals, Hawks in front! (Q1 25:15)
Riewoldt marks near the boundary 40m out in front of Sicily but hits the post. (Q1 29:15)
Nankervis marks at CHF and gives off to Short who misses. (Q2 1:28)
Higgins taps a loose ball to Cotchin for a snap off a step from 30m on a slight angle… into the post. (Q2 3:08)
Morrison toepokes a loose ball on the HBF in a maelstrom but it ricochets out to Rioli who skids through a fabulous snap across the body of the right from 40m! (Q2 4:50)
Riewoldt roves at half forward and goes long to Caddy one out with Sicily 20m out, but the Hawk spoils a behind. (Q2 8:27)
Puopolo runs free up the wing and goes long to Nash running back to the top of the square with Broad, the Irishman wins that contest to mark and goal. (Q2 13:14)
Burton just gets a finger to an Edwards snap from the HFF, unearthed on video review as the goal umpire didn’t see it. (Q2 18:19)
Martin runs hard towards the boundary after a stoppage with two Hawks on his ginger, Dusty tries a drop punt travelling sideways from the boundary 35m out and nails it! (Q2 19:59)
Roughead receives from Burgoyne and shoots from 45m in the corridor playing on to advantage but it’s OOTF. (Q2 21:13)
Grimes slips at just the wrong time to allow Breust to mark untouched 20m out from a Morrison pass following a stoppage. But Breust misses a sitter! (Q2 22:58)
O’Meara roves and bombs long from a stoppage on the HFF, Rance gets a finger to it for a rushed behind. (Q2 25:59)
Martin releases Prestia in a pack on the wing for a long bomb to the hotspot, three Tigers on two and the numbers win out with McIntosh skidding through the goal. (Q2 27:16)
Caddy passes to Riewoldt near the boundary 45m out, whose set shot is rushed. (Q2 28:39)
Rioli chases Sicily to force a kick to a contest from half back, McIntosh spoils down to Martin who lets fly from 55m but misses. (Q3 2:45)
Long ball to the Tiger hotspot to a big pack squirts to the pocket for McIntosh to gather and skid through his third goal. That makes it tough for Hawthorn. (Q3 4:55)
Howe hits a crumb in the pocket hard, draws two tacklers and gives to Morrison who has Impey for the snap goal off the left from 25m on the flank. (Q3 6:27)
Stratton spoils a long ball to Caddy, Riewoldt toepokes it to the pocket where Caddy volleys from 15m, goal umpire calls it off the post, not overturned on review. (Q3 10:29)
Howe dribbles wide under a tackle from the hotspot on a fast break. (Q3 11:13)
Prestia snaps a long goal from half forward after the Tigers lock in a kick in. (Q3 13:41)
Rioli catches a touched ball from Castagna from the pocket to the top of the square but Burgoyne catches him HTB to prevent what looked a certain goal. (Q3 15:28)
Graham worries Hardwick out of a ground ball at the Tiger hotspot and Rioli is there to pounce and goal. Tigers nearly have this one locked away. (Q3 18:10)
Roughead roves a Nash contest to a centring ball by Shiels at the top of the square for a rare Hawthorn goal. (Q3 19:08)
Martin beats Sicily to mark in the centre square, turns and launches from 60m… over Caddy’s head and bounces into the post. (Q3 20:29)
Edwards misses a snap off a step from CHF. (Q3 24:42)
The Tigers just keep getting repeat inside 50s as the Hawks can’t rebound to save themselves, eventually Higgins checksides the goal from the hotspot. (Q3 24:59)
Lambert soccers a loose ball after a stoppage near the hotspot to Edwards 20m out for another one. (Q3 27:13)
Puopolo wins a HTB free on Rance on the boundary 15m out but hits the post. (Q3 30:11)
Rance loses the handle on a slippery ground ball at half back, Puopolo gives to Mitchell who screws through a goal off his left boot from 40m. (Q4 1:54)
Higgins sharks a Morrison handball in the Tigers FP, eventually Caddy gets legged by Impey 20m out and goals with a screwing set shot. (Q4 4:38)
Martin passes to Lambert 40m out on the flank whose set shot is short and rushed. (Q4 7:21)
Henderson gets to a loose footy near the hotspot just before three Tigers and gives to Breust for a snap goal across the body off the right boot. (Q4 10:53)
Higgins roves at half forward after Riweoldt sits on his shoulders and hits Caddy in front of Sicily 30m out on the flank, who goals. Tigers are home well and truly. (Q4 12:09)
Smith roves near the hotspot and goals to polite applause. (Q4 14:27)
Cotchin feeds Prestia after a stoppage for a snap goal from near the hotspot, it’s champagne footy time. (Q4 16:09)
Frawley and Riewoldt chase the crumb from a Caddy contest 20m out that is spoiled to the goal line, goal umpire calls a review which shows Riewoldt didn’t get a boot to it. (Q4 17:24)
Lots of tempo being played by Richmond. (Q4 23:55)
Higgins soccers wide from the boundary 20m out. (Q4 25:05)
Roughead marks 55m out on the flank, turns and bounces through his third goal to muted reaction. (Q4 27:11)
Sicily passes to Shiels 40m out on the flank on the end of a rare flowing attack by Hawthorn through the middle. Shiels misses badly. (Q4 29:05)

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