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Blog log from R5 of 2018: Melbourne vs Richmond

Blog log for Melbourne vs Richmond, R5 of 2018

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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