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Blog log from R12 of 2015: Richmond vs West Coast

Blog log for Richmond vs West Coast, R12 of 2015

Selwood sharks a Deledio handball from a big pack at the Eagles hotspot, but his checkside goes wide. (Q1 1:33)
LeCras roves a Kennedy contest at 25m on the flank and rolls through the first goal. (Q1 2:29)
LeCras roves a stoppage at CHF and bombs high to the square, Sinclair contests to bring the ball to the front where Kennedy is on his own to gather and goal! (Q1 3:29)
Rance went to the contest and left his man free, but Sinclair was good enough to beat him and Chaplin. (Q1 3:59)
Selwood marks on the HFF and gives over the top to Rosa, who misses from 45m. (Q1 6:01)
A large number of straight clangers off the boots of Richmond players have characterised the first five minutes of play. (Q1 6:31)
McGovern kicks across the halfback line but Martin intercepts 55m out, he plays on and breaks a tackle, then goals from 40m on a slight angle. (Q1 11:41)
Cripps was the man who just let Dusty brush past him like he wasn’t there. (Q1 12:15)
Kennedy runs back for a ground ball deep in the pocket with Rance on his hammer, his pressured snap is narrow. (Q1 13:58)
On a fast break started from a stoppage on the HBF, Edwards passes to Griffiths behind the Eagle defence at 30m on a slight angle. Griffiths goals. (Q1 16:00)
Maric is last in line for a long ball to the Eagle pocket 20m out, he drops it then tries to gather and handball for a point but fluffs it, Naitanui pounces and goals! (Q1 19:16)
Naitanui is given a questionable free in the ruck on the HFF, Chaplin complains and the ump gives 50m to ensure the goal. Two wrongs make an even bigger wrong. (Q1 21:56)
Martin is caught high in heavy traffic at 45m on a slight angle, pushes off to play on and slots his second major from 40m in front. (Q1 25:36)
Martin marks a Griffiths centre clearance kick over Wellingham at 30m on the flank. Dusty shanks it way left for a behind. (Q1 26:46)
Vickery gathers a ground ball on the HFF, pushes off a tackler and goes short to the diving Miles at 40m on a slight angle. Miles kicks truly. (Q1 29:47)
Naitanui strips Martin of the footy at half forward and gives to Gaff, who bounces a behind from 50m on a slight angle. (Q2 1:17)
Darling outmarks Batchelor in the pocket 20m out, using his superior bulk and strength. Darling goals with ease. (Q2 2:03)
Hunt bounces up the guts and bombs long to the hotspot, Vickery flies against two Eagles and gets a slightly soft free for contact over the shoulder by McGovern. He goals. (Q2 4:04)
Gaff runs from the next centre bounce and goes to the lead of Darling to 35m who gets an equally soft free on Batchelor for much the same contact over the shoulder. Darling misses. (Q2 5:57)
Vlaustin handballs to grass in the BP, Miles has to give Rance a hospital handpass, the Eagles swamp him, Cripps roves the spillage and goals from 25m. (Q2 9:16)
Masten passes short to Sheed at 40m on the flank. Sheed’s kick is straight but falls on the line… Maric doesn’t get to it and it falls in! (Q2 10:57)
Deledio taps from a pack on the wing to Edwards, who has space to run and hit Vickery at 35m on a slight angle in between two Eagles. Tyrone steers it through. (Q2 20:30)
Darling marks a shanked Kennedy kick from the HFF near the behind post, on his chest. He is put on a very difficult angle, and checksides a miss. (Q2 22:25)
Maric roves a Selwood fumble under a Hunt tackle on the wing, he gives to Martin who delivers a fantastic step to get clear for a running checkside from 50m… another fine goal! (Q2 26:00)
Cotchin is caught high by Sinclair at a stoppage at 25m on the flank, though Cotchin did drop the knees. He goals, Tigers hit the lead just before HT. (Q2 28:01)
McGovern pushes Griffiths to concede a free 50m out on a slight angle, Griffiths misses. (Q2 29:31)
Naitanui taps down to Shuey at the first centre bounce of Q3, two bounces later he crosses CHF, then gives to Kennedy who snaps wide from 40m. (Q3 0:14)
Cripps is spoiled on a fast break at the hotspot but there aren’t any Tigers around him as he mops up and snaps truly across his body. (Q3 2:38)
Hill sends a high, hopeful ball to the top of the square from the HFF, Rance is pinged for a rather soft hold on Kennedy for a charity goal. (Q3 6:34)
Cripps sends a short, high ball to the flank 40m out where Kennedy leaps in front of Rance and marks. JJK goals. (Q3 8:26)
LeCras chips in front of Kennedy to mark at the hotspot in front of Vlaustin. He goals as well, and the Eagles have put their clamps back on the contest. (Q3 10:31)
Riewoldt marks on the HFF 55m out, passes down the line and Deledio clunks a big mark in a four-man pack 25m out. Lids goals. (Q3 12:28)
Houli fumbles at a stoppage 20m out from the Eagle goal, Yeo grabs it and throws it on the boot as he’s tackled… it wobbles through! (Q3 14:34)
Riewoldt misses from 25m under heavy pressure. (Q3 16:12)
Riewoldt misses a set shot from 50m on the flank. (Q3 19:15)
Riewoldt gives outside to Brandon Ellis who tries a checkside from 35m on the flank… narrow. (Q3 24:52)
McGovern drops a hard Martin ball to the top of the square, Riewoldt is there to gather and goal. Unlucky for McGovern there, difficult ball to kill. (Q3 25:44)
Rance is pinged for disrespecting the ump in the middle after not being paid a mark, the Eagles sweep forward with Gaff finding Selwood 20m out on a slight angle. Selwood misses. (Q4 5:27)
Gaff passes to LeCras wide on the flank 35m out. The Frenchman misses. (Q4 6:22)
Schofield sprints from halfback, does a one-two then passes up the guts to Darling chipping in front of Kennedy to mark 40m out. Darling goals. (Q4 9:27)
Naitanui has give Maric a bath, and the weight of clearances has eventually told for the Eagles, with multiple goals to Kennedy, Darling, LeCras and NicNat. (Q4 10:15)
Meanwhile, Riewoldt playing up the ground puts too much pressure on Griffiths and Vickery to provide targets inside 50, where McGovern has ruled the roost. (Q4 10:58)
Houli runs into trouble trying to rebound at defensive hotspot, Darling strips him of the ball but misses the snap. (Q4 13:29)
Maric misses a set shot from 40m on the flank. (Q4 14:28)
8:45 left but this is almost junk time already, Tigers not offering much. (Q4 14:52)
Riewoldt gives to Vickery outside a pack at the hotspot, he tries a checkside off a step and doesn’t make the distance. Too much of that tonight from the Tiges. (Q4 15:49)
Riewoldt marks near the boundary 35m out and goes across the face. (Q4 16:13)
Rance marks the kick-in on the flank and switches, Martin passes to Deledio at 45m on a slight angle. Lids misses. (Q4 17:28)
Kennedy marks a high Selwood ball to the flank 35m out, in front of a powerless Rance. JJK misses. (Q4 19:43)

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