Blog log from GF of 2015: Richmond vs North Melbourne

Harvey centres from the HFF to Petrie on his own near the hotspot for the first goal. Good start, it’s tough in the clinches. (Q1 5:41)
Swallow gets a handball outside a pack after the centre bounce, Grigg is two steps behind so he scoots to just outside CHF for a supergoal with a shepherd by Petrie! (Q1 6:49)
Thomas draws a free for high contact on Rance putting his head over the ball in a pack at 40m on the flank. LT goals. (Q1 8:51)
Wood roves a pack on the HFF and snaps quickly around the body from almost 50m… it wobbles near the post but a video review confirms a fine goal! (Q1 11:12)
Riewoldt draws a free for an arm chop by Tippett going for a McIntosh ball at 40m on a slight angle. He goals. (Q1 14:12)
Edwards chases a ball that spills over the back of a pack in the square and just manages to get to it in time to tap it back to Griffiths for a clever goal! (Q1 17:12)
Goldstein misses a long range snap from a slight angle. (Q1 17:51)
Petrie takes a towering mark on the flank 45m out in front of Grimes from a Goldstein pass. He misses. (Q1 20:07)
Griffiths gives to Ellis who has a second to measure a snap off a step from the hotspot… but sprays it under perceived pressure. (Q1 21:53)
Higgins collects a bouncing ball on the wing, arches the back and burns off the chasing McIntosh, then sails through a lovely snap on the run for a supergoal from the HFF. (Q1 22:50)
Ziebell add another supergoal from a set shot from just outside 50m on a slight angle after marking a short centring ball by Harvey. (Q1 24:53)
Deledio marks just outside 50m on the flank, runs around and lets fly with everything he’s got… it’s another supergoal! (Q1 26:39)
Higgins leaps in front of Grimes and marks a Brown short pass on the HFF, plays on but his shot is touched in the square by Deledio for a behind. (Q1 28:38)
Wood marks a long, hopeful ball behind a four-man pack at 25m on a slight angle and goals. (Q1 29:57)
Martin bombs long from the centre square to empty space, fully 70m out… it takes a massive leg break and goes through for yet another supergoal! (Q2 3:26)
Morris receives from Riewoldt and gives to McIntosh who goals on the run from just inside 50m on the flank. (Q2 5:07)
Thomas slams through another quality goal with a snap across the body off the left from 25m on a slight angle under a double tackle, after a feed by Cunnington. (Q2 7:07)
This is by far the highest quality game of the NAB Challenge. (Q2 7:22)
Ellis passes to Cotchin on the HFF, who waits then hits Riewoldt on a short lead to 35m on a slight angle. Li’l Rooey misses. (Q2 8:37)
Wells drops a Harvey ball at 25m on the flank but it sits up for him to gather, he tries a Joe the Goose to Brown but it’s wide… Brown throws out a boot and volleys it home! (Q2 9:57)
Griffiths marks at 25m wide on the flank but misses, disappointingly. (Q2 11:53)
Higgins picks up a loose ball at 25m and gives to Cunnington running past for another goal. (Q2 12:23)
Brown gets a free on McIntosh at 45m on the flank, strangely runs towards the boundary but sails a beautiful set shot straight over the goal umpire’s peaked cap. (Q2 15:52)
Morris gets a free on McDonald at 35m on a slight angle, and hooks the kick way left. (Q2 17:20)
Vickery marks on a short lead in front of Tippet at 35m wide on the flank. He misses. (Q2 18:38)
Riewoldt marks at 40m in the corridor and goals. It’s a shoot out! (Q2 20:24)
Cotchin it was with the goal assist pass off the left boot from the wing. (Q2 20:38)
A lull as Ziebell is stretchered off. (Q2 24:33)
Griffiths snaps under Macmillan pressure from 15m off the left boot but it’s narrow. (Q2 27:48)
Lennon marks a short pass at 45m on a slight angle, and sails a nice quick set shot through for a goal. (Q2 31:33)
Atley baulks two tacklers at 40m on a slight angle, runs in but dribbles a disappointing snap OOB. (Q2 33:11)
Riewoldt rushes a quick Thomas snap from the pocket. (Q2 33:38)
McIntosh gets a lucky bounce to beat Macmillan to a ground ball in the centre, he gives to Houli who hits Riewoldt at 40m on the flank. Riewoldt goals. (Q2 34:49)
Griffiths gives to Batchelor outside a pack at 40m on the flank, he tries a running snap off the left… OOTF. (Q3 3:21)
Thomas gives to Atley who straightens after a run to CHF but misses. (Q3 4:59)
Higgins roves a hospital kick by Ellis to Conca at CHB and gives to Harvey who makes no mistake from 40m. (Q3 6:05)
Deledio catches Thompson HTB on the wing, plays on and has a ping from just outside CHF… just wide. (Q3 8:05)
Conca beats McDonald with a nice step to get clear for a snap from 40m on a slight angle, but hurries and misses. (Q3 8:58)
Goldstein collects a bouncing inside 50 by Macmillan at 30m on the flank, turns and shoots off the left… wide. (Q3 10:23)
Petrie is tackled in heavy traffic at the hotspot and tries a kick over his head, it drops in the pocket where Harvey marks. Boomer goals. (Q3 12:43)
Martin marks at 40m on a slight angle in front of Swallow. He steers through the goal. (Q3 15:06)
Thomas draws a free for high contact by Vlaustin at a stoppage at 30m on a slight angle, despite protests by surrounding Tigers. LT goals. (Q3 16:47)
Deledio marks at 40m on the flank and misses. (Q3 18:17)
Morris runs back with the flight and marks a long ball by Grigg up the guts to 25m in front of Atley. He goals. (Q3 21:03)
Petrie goes short from the HFF to Higgins 15m out on a slight angle. Higgins goals. (Q3 23:18)
Ellis intercepts a Wright kick to the BP, the ump calls play on as it’s not 15m but Cunnington doesn’t hear it, Ellis drops it, gathers and grubbers… a goal! (Q3 26:03)
Thomas marks near the point of 50m and boundary, plays on and kick from outside the paint, it’s straight… but touched off the boot. (Q4 1:10)
Thomas roves a Rance drop 40m out and gives Higgins a Joe the Goose special to run into the open goal. (Q4 2:24)
A Dal Santo snap from a stoppage at 20m on the flank rolls past a contest and into the goalpost. (Q4 5:52)
Riewoldt roves his own crumb from a Lloyd inside 50 and gives to Lambert who goals from 15m. (Q4 6:55)
Gibson roves a Turner two-on-one in the pocket and centres to Atley at 35m on the flank. Atley kicks like a backman, well wide. (Q4 8:10)
Wood misses a mid range snap. (Q4 8:23)
Gibson roves a pack at the hotspot and misses off the right boot with a snap across the body. (Q4 11:09)
Wells passes to Petrie at the hotspot who turns and tries to hit Thomas in the square but there’s a man there and it bounces off LT for a behind. (Q4 11:42)
The Tigers go coast to coast, Griffiths snaps a behind from the HFF. (Q4 12:08)
Wood catches Martin HTB on the boundary 25m out, to the delight of the North faithful. He tries a screwing set shot but Houli marks it on the behind line. (Q4 13:40)
Martin gallops down the outer wing, is in three minds but eventually makes a good decision to hit Edwards on his own at 40m on a slight angle. Edwards goals. (Q4 14:12)
Houli marks just outside 50m on the flank and just misses a quick set shot. (Q4 17:26)
A Wright turnover from halfback to Ellis results in Lloyd marking at 30m on a slight angle on the opposite side. Lloyd kicks truly. (Q4 18:08)
Riewoldt passes to Vickery on the lead at 35m on a slight angle. The set shot fades and misses left. (Q4 19:51)
McIntosh roves a Morris contest near the boundary 45m out and has a ping… well wide. (Q4 21:50)
Lloyd is caught HTB at the hotspot to relieve pressure for the Roos. (Q4 22:37)
Astbury dives and rushes an attempted Daicos special by Dal Santo from 20m. (Q4 24:08)
Petrie steams past Astbury and marks a Gibson ball on his chest 25m out on the flank. He misses. (Q4 24:48)
Higgins marks in the pocket 25m out and also misses. (Q4 25:52)

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