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Blog log from EF of 2017: Geelong vs Richmond

Blog log for Geelong vs Richmond, EF of 2017

Tigers force repeat inside 50s to start us off, a long ball to a pack at the hotspot falls over the back where Townsend soccers the first goal! (Q1 2:41)
Lambert roves a contest to a Cotchin ball to the hotspot and gives to Riewoldt whose pressured snap wobbles just wide. (Q1 3:53)
After a terrible Motlop clanger in midfield, Riewoldt goes to Martin on the bounce in the pocket, he screws wide from 25m. (Q1 5:53)
Taylor drops a chaos ball to the hotspot but butters up for the give to Dangerfield, who is off balance and snaps well wide off the left. (Q1 8:25)
Murdoch gets a soft holding free on McIntosh 50m out on the boundary, but shoots OOTF. Footy gods smile. (Q1 15:52)
Parsons misses a bouncing snap from a ball up 40m out on the flank. (Q1 17:38)
Broad intercepts on the HFF for a repeat inside 50, he goes long and diagonal to a pack 25m out on a slight angle where Caddy marks impressively, but hits the post. (Q1 22:22)
Riewoldt chases a loose ball in the pocket and finds Martin next to the opposite behind post, he plays on to poke a short one to Caddy at the top of the square for the goal. (Q1 27:15)
Lambert misses on the run from 40m on the flank. (Q1 28:38)
Houli’s snap goal is overturned with a very soft free against Riewoldt for bumping Lonergan in the side on the goal line. Wasn’t there at all. (Q1 29:49)
Duncan marks 40m out on the flank after the Cats rebound coast to coast, but hits the post. (Q1 30:23)
Joel Selwood roves the kick in and pokes very short to Taylor 40m out on a slight angle. The QT siren sounds, Harry hits the post. The footy gods raise a toast! (Q1 31:48)
Stewart drops a sitter on the wing and the Tigers swarm the fall, Riewoldt pokes down the flank to Caddy 25m out who hits the post. (Q2 2:11)
Prestia catches Joel Selwood HTB at a stoppage 35m out on the flank, but also misses. (Q2 3:56)
Joel Selwood releases Kolodjashnij to run from a stoppage on the wing and hit Hawkins at CHF, who gives off to Tuohy who kicks OOTF. Hmm. (Q2 6:26)
Lambert just misses a quick snap from half forward after a fast break up the guts. (Q2 8:26)
Awesome pressure on the ballcarrier finally tells for Richmond, Castagna roves a Rioli contest and gives to Butler who snaps the goal from the pocket 20m out. (Q2 15:57)
Q2 has been an arm wrestle, and the Tigers just got the edge. (Q2 16:24)
Stewart grubbers a clanger kick on the wing straight to Caddy, who breaks a tackle and hits Riewoldt near the boundary 40m out. Li’l Rooey doesn’t score. (Q2 23:22)
Tuohy gives to Motlop on a fast break for the first goal for the Cats, from 45m on a slight angle. (Q2 25:38)
Astbury kicks from the last line to the HBF but straight to Joel Selwood who gives to Dangerfield for the snap from 50m… it’s good, just a second before the HT siren! (Q2 29:00)
Hawkins roves a high ball to the pocket and gives to Parsons at the top of the square who snaps the first goal of Q3. (Q3 8:27)
Blicavs throws the boot at the crumb to a Taylor contest at the top of the square but it wobbles wide. (Q3 12:02)
Parfitt centres from the pocket to the hotspot where Zach Guthrie, of all people, takes a contested grab over McIntosh. Guthrie misses. (Q3 13:53)
Riewoldt soccers the crumb from a Castagna contest in the pocket just narrow from 15m. (Q3 15:44)
Rioli intercepts a Stewart kick to the Tiger HFF, he passes to Edwards near the boundary 35m out. Titch shoots across the face. (Q3 18:53)
Broad intercepts a dump kick by Stewart to CHF and passes to Vlaustin 45m out on a slight angle. Vlaustin sails through a massive goal! (Q3 20:53)
Dangerfield gets caught HTB running from half back by Riewoldt, Tigers play on to advantage and Martin hits Edwards with a low bullet to the hotspot. Titch kicks truly. (Q3 22:28)
Tuohy roves a long ball to the hotspot and screws a snap from a difficult angle in the pocket, but just misses from 20m. (Q3 25:09)
Hawkins flops to draw a free on Astbury 40m out on the flank, and kicks the goals. (Q3 27:22)
Astbury starts a rebound around the outer wing, Martin beats Stewart one out, he goes to Reiwoldt who has Prestia over the back for the rebound launch goal! (Q3 31:08)
Martin gives to Riewoldt who has a moment deep in the pocket for a running checkside, but can’t get the greasy ball to drop correctly and misses badly from 15m. (Q4 1:52)
Martin goes high and long from the HFF after another repeat inside 50 forced by pressure in midfield, somehow Grigg is on his own to mark and play on into the open goal! (Q4 3:19)
Lambert roves a stoppage on the wing and runs to 50m on a slight angle, but his snap to an empty goalface swerves left and bounces wide. (Q4 4:05)
Martin receives from Riewoldt and bounces down the wing to the roar of the crowd, his pass goes to Butler 20m out on a slight angle who misses. (Q4 5:49)
Grimes gathers the kick in and pumps it back in, Townsend taps to Rioli who gives to Graham thence to Lambert who screws through a snap from near the hotspot. Sealer? (Q4 8:19)
Townsend marks the next inside 50 following the centre bounce, by Martin to just in front of the left behind post. He goals, now that’s the sealer! (Q4 9:44)
Butler takes a pack mark, of all people, after a Motlop foot clanger on the rebound. He goals from 30m on the flank, now the Tigers know they’re Home. (Q4 11:19)
Rebound by the Tigers around the outer side started by Rance, Martin to Butler and the pass to Caddy at the hotspot. Caddy goals, it’s champagne footy now! (Q4 13:34)
Parsons roves a Taylor contest and misses badly from 20m on the flank off his left boot. (Q4 17:22)
Taylor is favoured by a chaos ball to the top of the square and snaps a goal to, seriously, no reaction at all. The Cat fans have all left. (Q4 21:19)
Cotchin picks up a loose ball at half forward, blind turns away from two Cats and throws the ball on the boot for a fabulous goal from 35m, the crowd goes ape droppings! (Q4 24:04)
Edwards passes from the wing to Riewoldt leading to 40m out on a slight angle. Li’l Rooey gets some junk, his first. (Q4 25:24)
Lambert marks 40m out on the flank and doesn’t score. (Q4 28:34)

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