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Blog log from R10 of 2015: Fremantle vs Richmond

Blog log for Fremantle vs Richmond, R10 of 2015

Vickery stands tall and marks a Morris ball in front of the smaller Duffield at 35m on a slight angle for the first goal. (Q1 1:48)
Corey Ellis finds Griffiths getting in between the Freo zone at 35m on the flank… that’s two for Richmond, they just about have the jump! (Q1 6:53)
The Tigers went tall in attack and with Freo only having two recognised tall defenders, it’s the second and third talls for the Tigers who have scored so far. (Q1 7:23)
High long ball down the middle to CHF for Richmond, Sandilands brings the ball to the ground in front of the pack but the only man there is Deledio who roves and snaps truly! (Q1 8:03)
Vickery gets a free for a push on the HFF, his pass inboard doesn’t work but Gordon butters up and gives to Martin who tries a running checkside from 40m on a slight angle… goal! (Q1 10:39)
The Tigers are on FIYAH! (Q1 10:39)
Hill clears long from the next centre bounce, the ball rolls past Pavlich and Rance who both fall over, the first man to the footy is Taberner who grubbers a goal from 20m! (Q1 11:49)
Griffiths gets a handball outside a pack at the hotspot from Morris and screws through a quality snap across his body for another one! (Q1 13:04)
Richmond is staking its claim for top 8 by sticking it up the unbeaten Dockers so far. (Q1 13:19)
Johnson tries a switch from the last line but the Tigers have all the numbers on the opposite HFF, Griffiths gathers and rides a tackle then passes to Vickery 25m out. Ty goals! (Q1 15:19)
Vickery and Griffiths are having a field day with McPharlin and Johnson nowhere. Duffield and Ibbotson are losing their men and the Dockers are losing the game. Still early though. (Q1 15:33)
Six goals scored against Freo not only in Q1, but the first half of Q1! Outrageous for a ROss Lyon coached side! (Q1 17:18)
Martin bounces a speculator to the HFF, Morris is there first, baulks a man and gives to Grigg who snaps off a step from 25m… that’s seven! Oh my! (Q1 18:19)
Johnson subbed is the worst possible thing that could have happened for Fremantle. (Q1 19:07)
Corey Ellis intercepts a pressured rebound kick to the flank, and delivers a hard, low ball to the corridor 20m out for Deledio to mark and goal! Eight! (Q1 19:50)
Ballantyne goes back with the flight and marks at 50m on a slight angle, just before Chaplin smashes him from behind, causing a brief melee. Balla gets up and goals! (Q1 22:40)
Hunt turns the ball over with two Dockers on him on the wing, Barlow marks on the flank 45m out and decides to give to Crozier cruising past, he shoots… it’s good! (Q1 25:50)
Eleven goals in Q1 without a miss. Quality football from two finals-bound sides. (Q1 26:05)
Grigg is released by Edwards at the next centre bounce to pass up the guts to Morris at 45m, in front of Sutcliffe. Morris misses. (Q1 27:05)
Hunt ducks into a tackle by Crozier on the boundary in the vortex pocket 35m out and is caught HTB. But Crozier kicks OOTF. (Q1 29:40)
Walters ducks into a Rance tackle at 40m on a slight angle, and the umpire is sucked in to pay the free. Son Son misses, the footy gods smile. (Q1 31:41)
Vickery passes to Riewoldt at 50m on a slight angle. Li’l Rooey takes it upon himself to take the long set shot… and roosts it straight over the goal umpire’s peaked cap! (Q2 3:15)
Vickery drops a high ball to defensive hotspot, Ballantyne is front and centre for the crumb and kicks high to the top of the square, Sandilands out-reaches Chaplin to mark & goal. (Q2 6:47)
After a ruck free to Vickery on the wing causes a fast break, Chaplin passes to Morris in the corridor 45m out. Morris shanks it… but it helicopters through for a goal! (Q2 9:02)
Griffiths gathers a long Martin ball in the pocket and tries a snap across the body from 25m… rushed on the line by Duffield. (Q2 16:35)
Duffield’s kick in is up the guts but short, Corey Ellis chips in to mark 35m out and goal! (Q2 17:19)
Sandilands drops a mark cold in defence 25m out on a slight angle, it again falls forward of the pack where Riewoldt gleefully roves and goals! (Q2 22:37)
Grigg marks at 50m on the flank from a Rance pass. He is called to play on, his shot drops in the square and is rushed. (Q2 25:44)
Vlaustin is pressured in the pocket and his handball goes to grass, Fyfe bumps Chaplin off it, gathers and snaps off a step from the boundary 30m out with a checkside… goal! (Q2 28:04)
After attacks from both sides to start Q3, it’s Brandon Ellis who kicks off the scoring in the second half as he runs to CHF and sails through an important goal. (Q3 4:07)
Mayne gives to Suban who misses a soda from 20m, much to the consternation of the home Docker crowd. (Q3 5:31)
Pavlich gets rid of Rance on the goal line but Rance puts up a late hand and spoils the ball over the line for a behind. (Q3 7:38)
Griffiths roves a Vickery contest near the boundary 35m out and snaps off the left boot… bounces the wrong side for a point. (Q3 10:23)
Hill runs from a stoppage on the wing and passes to the corridor where the leading Walters marks 45m out. Son Son misses again. (Q3 12:38)
On a fast break from a stoppage on the wing, Duffield goes to Sandilands 40m out in front, Rance spoils but Mayne roves and gives to Crozier who bounces through a goal! (Q3 16:24)
Half of Q3 wasted by Freo and it’s still the same seven goal margin as at half time. (Q3 17:44)
Fyfe juggles and marks a Sandilands ball on a switch to the flank 45m out. He goes 5m down the line to Walters. Son-Son finally gets on on target. (Q3 25:32)
Scoring is just so difficult for Freo with Pavlich getting no help from Clarke, who is covering in defence, and Mayne who is playing too high. Walters and Balla the only hopes. (Q3 25:49)
On a fast break started by Sandilands to Fyfe on the HBF, Walters centres from the HFF to the hotspot where Barlow marks and goals. (Q3 28:10)
Grig catches Fyfe HTB on the HFF and sends a hopeful ball to near the hotspot, but Vickery drops it and the moment is lost. 3QT with the Dockers just in touch. (Q3 31:22)
Fyfe gives to Pavlich on a fast break on the wing, Pavlich kicks long from 70m on a slight angle, Walters leads the chase back but it beats him over the behind line. (Q4 1:45)
Cotchin receives a tap in general play from Maric and pokes a pass to Griffiths at 20m on a slight angle. Griffiths misses badly. (Q4 3:51)
Ballantyne runs past a thicket of Tigers to CHF and lets fly… well wide. (Q4 5:52)
Pavlich gallops after a high Hill ball to the pocket and marks 40m out on the boundary. His set shot starts straight, the crowd roars, but it drifts across the face. (Q4 7:06)
Walters roves 30m out on a slight angle, Hunt tackles, Walters raises the arm to draw a high contact free. Walters goals. (Q4 8:16)
Deledio goes very short to Cotchin 40m out near the vortex pocket. The Richmond captain takes his time to line up… and misses. (Q4 10:51)
THe Tigers need at least one more to win this from here. (Q4 10:51)
Rance passes to Martin at 50m on the flank. Dusty also uses up time on the set shot… Griffiths contests in the square, the crumb falls on the goal line, Edwards volleys home! (Q4 11:51)
Sandilands draws a crowd for a marking contest at CHF, the crumb falls for Walters but his snap is hurried off the left boot and wide. (Q4 14:54)
Walters chases the crumb to a Ballantyne contest at the hotspot, two Tigers chase but he has time to gather and snap over his shoulder off the left… goal! (Q4 18:40)
7:28 left, Freo needs four unanswered goals. Their forward line would struggle to provide that. (Q4 19:22)
Mayne chases Chaplin over the goal line for a rushed behind. (Q4 19:54)
The Tigers pick their way down members wing as they have all night with precise kicking, Maric marks on the lead in front of Clarke, wide on the flank 35m out. Maric doesn’t score. (Q4 22:12)
THe clock ticks below 5:00. (Q4 22:34)
Deledio gets a favourable bounce for a ground ball that goes over Neale’s head on the HFF, he finds Vickery at 40m in front who kicks the sealer! (Q4 25:33)
Riewoldt roves Maric at a stoppage on the HFF and snaps from 40m, but a score review confirms it was touched off the boot for a behind. (Q4 27:39)

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