Blog log from R5 of 2018: Melbourne vs Richmond

Tyson passes short to Harmes 45m out on the flank, who runs in right and shoots way left, OOTF. (Q1 1:10)
Jones kicks long from the HFF to Melksham, Grimes spoils to the pocket but Melksham follows up, has options but goes himself from 25m around the corner… first goal! (Q1 2:10)
Riewoldt beats McDonald in a wrestle to mark a Castagna ball 20m out on a slight angle, juggling with his left arm. But he sprays the set shot, disappointingly. (Q1 7:05)
Higgins roves a long ball to a pack at the hotspot at speed and rams home the first Richmond goal. (Q1 8:24)
Melksham gives to Oliver who snaps wide from 45m on the flank. (Q1 11:56)
Wagenr intercepts a blind kick to the Demon HFF by Rance and goes short to Hogan 45m out near the boundary. Hogan hits the post. (Q1 14:25)
Riewoldt marks a Lambert ball in a big pack 35m out on the flank, but hits the post. (Q1 17:18)
Rance dives to rush the crumb from a long Weideman ball to Hogan in the square. (Q1 21:19)
Lambert picks up a loose ball and has a flying shot from 40m on the flank, but shoots across the face OOTF. (Q1 23:25)
Castagna juggles a mark from a quick and long Martin ball to the square over Brayshaw for an easy goal. (Q1 24:19)
Salem feeds Petracca for a miss with a snap across the body from 40m on a slight angle. (Q1 27:51)
Nutler catches Hunt HTB on the HFF, he sends a high ball to the top of the square, Lever spoils towards the line but the ball sits up for Higgins to volley home! (Q2 0:54)
Vince spoils a short Edwards ball to the top of the square, McIntosh tries a low percentage volley that goes wide. (Q2 3:31)
Higgins has Townsend over the top for a Joe the Goose but chooses to poke a kick, Townsend fumbles, gets ball on toe but Brayshaw gets back in time to rush it. (Q2 8:12)
Edwards has time and space to drop a mark on the HFF, mop up and pass to Higgins near the boundary 30m out, who screws through a nice finish for goal number three! (Q2 11:11)
Martin centres to the hotspot, Castagna roves but his quick snap falls short and is rushed. (Q2 13:13)
The Demons rebound around members wing, tough sledding but the get through with Garlett marking a Petracca pass 40m out on the flank. Jeffie’s shot is rushed by Nankervis. (Q2 14:49)
Castagna passes to Townsend 40m out on the flank after a rebound around the outer wing started from the last line. Townsend shoots wide left. (Q2 18:40)
Rance is pinged for a hold on Melksham as they chase a loose ball 45m out in front. The Tiger fans boo, Melksham kicks his second goal. (Q2 21:26)
Edwards gives to Houli who runs a few paces to true CHF and lets fly… just left. (Q2 22:55)
Edwards feeds Lloyd who has space to run to 55m on a slight angle, he launches a running torpedo for a big goal! (Q2 24:21)
Jones clears from the first centre bounce of Q3 to Hogan, who goals from 45m in a slight angle. (Q3 4:14)
Garlett toe pokes a loose ball through from 20m. The Demons are coming! (Q3 7:02)
Hogan marks 30m out on the flank, plays on and hits the post. (Q3 14:29)
Broken play, Vince gathers at half back but is stripped in a nice tackle by Lambert, Riewoldt is there to gather and pop through the goal from 40m on a slight angle. (Q3 19:10)
Higgins catches Wagner trying to run from defence in heavy traffic, poor decision by the Demon there. But he misses from 40m on a slight angle. (Q3 22:46)
Butler marks 40m out near the boundary, he doesn’t score with a checkside. (Q3 25:28)
Melksham marks 40m out in front for a goal on a fast break after a long period of Richmond dominance. (Q3 26:16)
Prestia receives from Conca to roll through the instant reply from the hotspot after the next centre bounce. (Q3 27:15)
Lloyd is forward of a pack in the pocket to receive from Riewoldt and run into the open goal just before 3QT. (Q3 30:50)
Edwards tries baulking deep in defence but three Demons close on him, Harmes roves and goals from 10m. (Q4 1:19)
Martin misses on the run from 45m on a slight angle. (Q4 3:27)
Conca roves a pack and gives to Lambert who tries a standing checkside from 40m on a slight angle, it swings through! (Q4 5:44)
McIntosh is outside a pack at half forward for a lightning give over the top by Cotchin, he has time to steady and shoot from 40m on the flank and that’s just about the sealer. (Q4 7:56)
Weideman marks in a pack near the boundary 40m out, but shoots OOTF. (Q4 10:14)
Lambert volleys the crumb from a Martin contest at the hotspot just wide. (Q4 10:44)
Jones sharks a Conca handball at a stoppage on the wing and barrels a long ball to the hotspot where Hogan marks in front of Rance to kick his second goal. (Q4 11:59)
Townsend marks on the HFF and goes to Castagna at the hotspot for his second, the Tigers are not going to lose this one. (Q4 15:59)
Vince kicks blind from a stoppage in defence but straight to Lambert who goes to McIntosh just inside CHF. McIntosh makes no mistake, now the party has started. (Q4 19:14)
Riewoldt soccers the crumb from his own contest for a champagne footy goal from 20m on a slight angle. (Q4 20:31)
Grigg goes long to the hotspot, Cotchin sharks Jones’ handball and snaps off a step for another one. Pass the margaritas, this is going off! (Q4 21:44)
Castagna marks 45m out on a slight angle but misses. (Q4 25:28)
Melksham beats Rance in the square to kick his fourth goal, to very little reaction. (Q4 26:55)
Higgins feeds Lambert for a goal from the top of the square to cap off the latter’s BOG performance. (Q4 29:58)

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