Blog log from R9 of 2015: Richmond vs Essendon

Melksham snaps wide from a stoppage deep in the pocket 20m out. (Q1 2:56)
Chaplin intercepts a handball on the wing, he goes to Griffiths who kicks for Riewoldt to run onto at 40m on the flank. Li’l Rooey steers through the first goal. (Q1 4:54)
After a ruck free on the HBF which starts a fat side rebound, Riewoldt passes to the lead of Cotchin at 40m on the flank. Cotchin goals. (Q1 8:19)
Stanton passes to the lead of Daniher in front of Rance at 45m on a slight angle, hitting him right in the breadbasket. Daniher shanks it horridly, OOTF. (Q1 11:25)
Carlisle marks a high, hopeful ball by Dempsey to the flank 25m out, jumping over Chaplin. He also kicks very poorly, only just a behind. (Q1 12:47)
On a fast break, Carlisle runs behind the Tiger defence to mop up a long Goddard ball to the square and waltz into the open goal. (Q1 13:54)
Zach Merrett catches Vlaustin HTB on the wing, and passes to Howlett to mark over Hunt at 35m on the flank. Howlett also misses. (Q1 16:55)
Daniher marks another long Stanton ball to the flank 40m out, but again shanks it, no score results. (Q1 24:26)
The ball falls perfectly for Cotchin at a stoppage near the hotspot to gather and snap around the corner for a big goal just before QT. (Q1 27:46)
Chaplin smashes Chapman in a marking contest at 20m on the flank, the ump takes pity on the old bloke and pays a free. Chappy misses. (Q2 1:50)
Carlisle runs back with the flight to 40m in the corridor for an Ambrose ball, Rance gets back to spoil but gives away a free for high contact. Carlisle hits the post. (Q2 3:30)
Grigg has a set shot from CHF come off hands for a behind. (Q2 8:47)
Shane Edwards also misses a set shot from the HFF after a clanged by Baguley. (Q2 10:07)
Rance rushes a hurried Zach Merrett snap from 20m on the flank that barely gets above arm level. (Q2 14:22)
Deledio marks at CHF and waits for Riewoldt to make a simple lead up the guts to 40m. Riewoldt can’t do any better than the lesser players from their set shots. (Q2 15:33)
Carlisle turns the ball over on the wing, Riewoldt can’t mark 50m out but the ball is flipped out to Martin who does the rest in trademark style with a long snap! (Q2 20:01)
Watson handballs on the HBF but sells his teammates into trouble, eventually Brandon Ellis gives to Griffiths on his own 20m out for the simple goal. (Q2 21:57)
Martin marks on the HFF and passes to McBean who draws a free for an arm chop by Fletcher at 35m on the flank. McBean misses. (Q2 23:02)
Houli fumbles on the wing, Colyer kicks long down the line from the HFF to 25m where Jackson Merrett is behind the Tiger defence to mark and run into the open goal. (Q2 24:42)
Daniher stands tall in a six-man pack 40m out in the corridor and marks just before the HT siren. He goals like Matthew Lloyd would have. (Q2 26:16)
Grigg kicks off the scoring in the second half after drawing a holding free in the goalsquare and extracting the full penalty. (Q3 3:05)
Hibberd slips as he kicks across the backline, Brandon Ellis intercepts 40m out on the flank but misses the set shot. (Q3 4:18)
Colyer picks up a loose ball in a pack at 30m on the flank and immediately snaps blind over his left shoulder… just wide. (Q3 7:11)
Menadue is released to run down the flank to 35m and measure the snap… into the post. (Q3 9:05)
Watson flies over Chaplin to mark at 45m on a slight angle, coming the other way as Daniher was leading. Jobe does what a good captain should, and kicks truly. (Q3 10:19)
Colyer has room to run down the wing with no one coming at him, crosses the paint and shoots from 45m… fine goal! (Q3 14:38)
Riewoldt marks on the lead in front of Hurley just inside 50m on a slight angle. He misses. (Q3 16:20)
Daniher rises in majestic fashion and marks unopposed at the hotspot, with the Tiger defenders all looking at each other. He goals, a point the difference! (Q3 18:35)
Miles gives to McIntosh after a stoppage, he puts the ball immediately on the boot as he’s tackled, it’s a wobbler… but it sneaks inside the left goalpost! (Q3 26:36)
Deledio juggles and marks over Dempsey at 25m on the flank, thirty seconds before 3QT. But Lids shanks a behind. (Q3 28:06)
Grigg runs away from the first centre bounce of Q4 and shoots from near CHF for a big goal! (Q4 0:24)
That goal was assisted by Edwards after he roved an errant Watson handball. (Q4 0:40)
Colyer receives from Dempsey and runs in trademark fashion in space to 40m, and sails through another quality snap for a goal to keep the Dons in touch. (Q4 3:41)
Morris marks coming from the side 35m out on a slight angle, Hooker gets to the contest a touch late and smashes him, the ump pays 50m to ensure the goal. (Q4 5:11)
On the end of a chain of handballs past traffic on the outer wing, Deledio gives to Corey Ellis who has space to settle over the running snap from 45m on the flank… it’s good! (Q4 8:34)
Jackson Merrett kicks from the HFF to the hotspot, Carlisle juggles and is paid a mark jumping in front of Rance, perhaps the ump blew the whistle too early. Carlisle misses anyway (Q4 13:39)
Chapman screws through a set shot from a tight angle 15m out after a series of repeat inside 50s forced by Bomber frontal pressure. (Q4 17:42)
Edwards roves the spillage from a strip tackle on Bellchambers at CHF, runs clear of chasers but misses from 50m. (Q4 20:44)
A bunch of turnovers by both sides, which benefits Richmond as the clock down towards 3:00. (Q4 25:37)
Edwards flies over a pack on the wing to take an important mark as the Tigers try to keep possession. (Q4 26:06)
Riewoldt marks on the lead in front of Hurley at 35m wide on the flank. He takes his full allotment of time, and misses, but there’s only 1:13 left at the kick in. (Q4 27:58)
THe kick in goes to the square but the Tigers boss the drop with a wall set up across the middle. That’s the last chance. (Q4 28:22)

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