Blog log from R1 of 2018: Richmond vs Carlton

Charlie Curnow screws through the first goal after marking a Kennedy ball in the pocket 15m out after Vlaustin is pinged for taking out the legs of Ed on the wing. (Full Time)
Fisher kicks the second from close range after a free kick. (Full Time)
Charlie Curnow slams through another one with a mid-range snap from the flank! (Full Time)
Garlett is the next Blue to goal, then Wright as well with a set shot. Carlton most definitely have the jump! (Q1 11:06)
Riewoldt finally gets the Tigers on the board with a free on Weitering for an arm over the shoulder and a goal from the hotspot. (Q1 12:43)
Riewoldt beats Weitering again to set up Castagna for a goal from the pocket to settle the Tigers. (Q1 14:58)
Townsend snaps wide from a pack at the top of the square. (Q1 15:16)
Riewoldt brings the home crowd to their feet with his second goal, this time with a snap from the boundary that was a lot more difficult than his first. (Q1 17:46)
Kreuzer takes advantage of Nankervis being off the ground with blood to grab the ball out of ruck and snap from 25m on a slight angle… wide. (Q1 21:28)
Cripps gets a questionable free on Vlaustin on teh HFF but shanks it OOTF from 45m. (Q1 25:29)
Martin marks at CHF, wheels and goes low and hard to the square over Jones to Townsend, who does the rest. (Q1 28:13)
Martin runs down the wing and passes with precision over Weitering to Townsend leading back to the boundary 30m out. Townsend misses. (Q1 30:27)
Casboult drops a Dow ball leading towards CHF and the Tigers pounce and rebound, Caddy passes to Martin on the boundary 20m out who hits the post. (Q1 32:28)
Garlett is Johnny on the spot for a quick Lamb ball from a pack on the HFF down the line to 25m. He boots goal number two. (Q1 33:26)
Riewoldt passes from midfield to Caddy 40m out on a slight angle for the first goal of Q2. (Q2 8:00)
Short misses a running snap from the HFF. (Q2 8:12)
Graham snaps wide from a pack in the pocket after a Riewoldt contest. (Q2 9:14)
Murphy runs down the wing on a fast break and goes long to the square where Wright runs back ahead of Vlaustin to mark and goal. (Q2 11:42)
Vlaustin, who is having a very dirty night, gives away a soft 50m penalty on the HFF to turn what would have been a tough set shot for Wright after a mark into a soda. (Q2 17:27)
Thomas is pinged for a throw on the boundary 30m out from the Richmond goals. Butler takes the free, and checksides a quality finish. (Q2 20:53)
Lambert catches a lumbering Weitering HTB 40m out on a slight angle. He gives off to Martin who misses. (Q2 23:11)
Jones is pinged for going too early 35m out on the flank from the Tigers goal, Cotchin’s shot falls short and is rushed. (Q2 25:16)
Ellis goes long on a fast break through midfield, Jones and Townsend wrestle in the square but the ball pitches behind them and rolls for a behind. (Q2 26:31)
Weitering dives to rush a Cotchin snap from the pocket, after Martin tried a centring ball from an acre of space on the HFF that didn’t quite work. (Q2 27:47)
The Blues go coast to coast from the kick in but Lamb hits the base of the post on the run from the HFF. (Q2 28:15)
Astbury starts a rebound early in Q3, Richmond’s machine clicks into gear instantly and Caddy is on the end of it for a snap goal from the top of the square. (Q3 1:02)
McIntosh smothers on the BLues HFF but the ball squirts to Charlie Curnow who screws through a fabulous snap from 45m… then limps off. (Q3 2:00)
Graham roves on the HFF and goes inboard to Castagna, Simpson gets there late and gives away a silly 50m penalty to ensure the goal. (Q3 3:44)
Jones mops up a shank inside 50 by Lambert and the Blues go by hand all the way through midfield to CHF, Fisher has Wright over the back in the square for his fourth goal. (Q3 7:02)
Cripps plays on to advantage at CHF and gives wide to Dow who… shanks it OOTF from 40m under not much pressure. (Q3 8:02)
Martin marks over Jones on the HFF, plays on and goes to Riewoldt near the hotspot for another go-ahead goal, his third. (Q3 10:33)
Riewoldt marks on the lead 40m out near the boundary and misses. (Q3 11:47)
Grigg roves at the hotspot but his quick left foot snap across the body bounces wide. (Q3 12:43)
Casboult, who was very quiet in the first half but has moved into ruck to cover Kreuzer, converts a set shot from 35m on a slight angle. (Q3 16:31)
Another quick rebound by Richmond ends with a Cotchin pass to Townsend near the hotspot for yet another lead change, second goal for Townsend. (Q3 18:31)
Grigg passes short to Butler 40m out on a slight angle, who kicks truly. (Q3 30:33)
Caddy is pinged for encroachment running past Charlie Curnow on the wing after a mark, Curnow is brought to 20m for a charity goal, his fourth. (Q3 32:13)
Charlie Curnow marks just outside CHF but Cotchin is the next Tiger pinged for encroachment to gift the Blues another easy goal. (Q4 2:08)
Castagna roves a Bolton contest in the pocket and gives to Martin who hits the post from 30m. (Q4 3:15)
Astbury marks a centring Conca ball 40m out in front, but misses. (Q4 4:08)
Cotchin roves Nankervis on the HFF but snaps OOTF under no pressure. (Q4 7:19)
Castagna misses a screwing snap from a pack on the flank 35m out. (Q4 8:08)
McIntosh shanks a snap from the HFF OOTF. (Q4 9:54)
Martin roves on the HFF, delivers a trademark fend and checksides a Brownlow-quality goal from 25m. (Q4 11:04)
Vlaustin starts a rebound, Butler chases a long ball to space on the HFF and grubbers a lovely finish off the left boot from 35m. Tiger fans finding voice! (Q4 12:47)
Townsend survives a flying challenge by Jones to clunk a Riewoldt ball to 40m on a slight angle. He boots goal number three. (Q4 14:09)
Townsend marks again near the boundary 30m out,and threads the needle for his fourth goal! Richmond in control now. (Q4 16:26)
Wright marks at CHF, plays on and kicks to an empty square… skids through. (Q4 19:25)
Conca passes to Riewoldt 45m out on a slight angle, but no score results. (Q4 21:25)
Rance starts a rebound that ends with Riewoldt marking deep in the pocket, he screws through the sealer from 15m. (Q4 23:09)
Charlie Curnow’s set shot from the HFF falls in a big pack near the square, Petrevski-Seton roves and goals but the crowd knows it’s too late. (Q4 24:41)
Cripps misses a mid-range snap. (Q4 26:32)
Caddy marks 30m out on the flank and steers through his third goal. (Q4 27:07)
Caddy misses a running long-range snap. (Q4 27:07)

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