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Blog log from R9 of 2020: Western Bulldogs vs Richmond

Suckling has time and space to measure a pass from the boundary 40m out, he chooses wisely to find Vandermeer 20m out on the opposite side, who kicks the first goal. (Q1 3:50)
Baker bombs very long to the square where a four-man pack forms around the two Richmond tall forwards, Riewoldt marks and boots the first goal for Richmond. (Q1 6:33)
Mad scramble after a stoppage in the Richmond FP, Lambert soccers just inside the right goalpost from 25m on a slight angle but it’s touched off the boot on review, just a point. (Q1 11:48)
Pickett centres from the HFF to the hotspot where Lynch wins a wrestle with Keath to mark with the right hand and boot his first goal. (Q1 12:48)
Wood kicks quickly from defensive hotspot but straight to Castagna 40m out on a slight angle. This is the hard bit for Castagna… he misses. (Q1 15:19)
Macrae receives outside a stoppage on the wing and passes to Wallis to mark in front of Broad 35m out on a slight angle, who misses. (Q1 17:34)
Martin beats Williams to mark a long ball from the wing 40m out, plays on as usual and screws through his first goal. (Q1 18:32)
Riewoldt has a big fly in a pack 20m out, the crumb falls at his feet where Aarts toepokes it for another goal. Richmond have the jump, they are up and about. (Q1 22:19)
Wallis marks a Lipinski pass 15m out next to the goalsquare, he makes no mistake with that set shot. (Q2 1:43)
Martin sails through a long range snap for his second goal after receiving from Stack on the wing, crossing the 50m paint and turning onto his right boot. (Q2 4:08)
Bruce takes a one-armed mark over Balta 40m out but shanks the set shot for no score. (Q2 5:13)
Markov rebounds from the BP but Williams intercepts 50m out on a slight angle, he takes the set shot and misses. (Q2 5:49)
Ross puts his head down to win a hard ball in the centre, Markov passes to Castagna 30m out on a slight angle who kicks truly. (Q2 6:39)
After Lambert falls in his back, Macrae passes to the lead of Bruce 40m out in the corridor. Bruce’s set shot is low and straight. (Q2 11:40)
After a Macrae centre clearance, English feeds Liberatore for a snap off a step from the hotspot which wobbles wide. (Q2 13:16)
Martin bombs long to the top of the square, it lands 20m out and Chol leaps high in front of the pack to mark and goal. (Q2 15:24)
Chol passes from near the behind post to the opposite pocket where Castagna marks and goals from 20m. (Q2 16:55)
Bontempelli gets a downfield free 25m out on the flank but misses, as he often does. (Q2 19:54)
Richards is pinged for contact off the ball, the free goes downfield to Aarts 40m out on a slight angle who converts. Game over already, just about. (Q2 23:39)
Lynch takes a contested grab at the hotspot leaping in front of Keath, he boots goal number two. Richmond is back! (Q2 25:54)
Higgins earns a free on Williams for a push in the back 45m out in front, his set shot falls on the line and is rushed. (Q2 27:25)
After Richards mops up a Wallis falcon smother in the pocket, McLean feeds a Joe the Goose special to Vandermeer for his second. (Q3 4:34)
Wallis marks 30m out on a slight angle but has to come off as that previous falcon is now leaking blood from his cheek, Gowers takes the kick and chips it wide right. (Q3 7:07)
Keath is out of position on a fast break and concedes an obvious contact free on Lynch going for a Bolton ball 20m out on the flank, who misses. (Q3 8:49)
Chol stays down to rove as four Dogs fly to spoil Lynch, he feeds Aarts to snap his third goal from the square. (Q3 16:00)
Ross runs from the next centre bounce and kicks a wobbler inside 50, it favours Castagna 25m out on a slight angle… he tries a set shot checkside which doesn’t bend enough. (Q3 17:21)
Chol roves a long ball to a pack 20m out on the flank but a tackle as he snaps skews the kick wide. (Q3 18:28)
McIntosh misses a flying snap from half forward. (Q3 19:19)
Liberatore catches Derek Smith HTB on the wing, the Dogs sweep forward and English marks a Daniel pass 30m out on a slight angle… another miss. (Q3 20:44)
Martin passes to Higgins 50m out on a slight angle, he doesn’t score after the 3QT siren. (Q3 21:32)
Martin roves a Lynch contest but screws a snap wide over his shoulder from 15m. (Q4 4:44)
Wallis marks a Bontempelli pass 30m out on a slight ange in front of Short and boots his second goal. (Q4 6:04)
Pickett hasn’t had the greatest of nights but he secures some garbage with a receive from Cotchin and snap from 30m on a slight angle. (Q4 9:00)
Wallis marks 40m out on the flank and kicks his third goal. (Q4 11:20)
Martin stands up in a tackle on the HFF, does a one-two with Ross and snaps a crowd-pleasing third goal from the boundary 40m out to cement his BOG credentials. (Q4 14:25)
Bruce volleys the crumb from his own contest at the top of the square for some garbage. (Q4 20:20)

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