Blog log from R17 of 2018: Western Sydney vs Richmond

Brandon Ellis leads Giles-Langdon back to the GWS goalsquare to rush a long snap from the HFF by Lobb. (Q1 0:19)
Rance spoils at the GWS hotspot towards CHF, the Giants converge, pack forms and it’s Kelly who gathers and snaps the first goal from 35m. (Q1 2:35)
Riewoldt passes to Edwards near the boundary 30m out who kicks OOTF. (Q1 4:05)
Griffen bombs long from 55m on the flank towards Lobb in the square, Grimes flies over him but doesn’t get a finger to it, the ball bounces through for an unlikely goal! (Q1 6:20)
Griffen roves on the HFF, breaks a tackle and misses from 35m across the body. (Q1 7:21)
After a deliberate OOB call on the wing against Kennedy, Riewoldt gives to Rioli for the first Richmond goal off a step from 10m on the flank. (Q1 8:32)
Coniglio marks an ungainly-looking but effective left-foot Kennedy pass over Houli 40m out on a slight angle and kicks his first goal of the evening. (Q1 11:48)
Lobb gathers and snaps high from 25m on the flank but it drifts wide. (Q1 14:05)
Giles-Langdon is front and centre for a Lobb contest 35m out on a slight angle but Brandon Ellis slings him around the neck, obvious free and goal. (Q1 15:35)
Cotchin misses from half forward after the next centre bounce. (Q1 17:05)
Edwards bounces a snap wide from 30m on a slight angle. (Q1 23:06)
Riewoldt feeds Rioli to run ahead of the GWS defence and goal from 20m. (Q1 28:27)
Castagna bounces a left-foot snap across the body but it goes wide from 20m on the flank. (Q1 29:46)
Riewoldt leaps on the back of Davis to mark a Castagna kick near the hotspot for his first goal. (Q2 4:26)
Langdon marks a Shaw pass on the boundary 30m out and threads the needle with a quality set shot drop punt. (Q2 6:41)
Caddy marks in front of Ward at a very similar spot up the other end, he tries a checkside and that goes through too! (Q2 9:00)
Prestia has Castagna on his own in the centre, he bounces twice through CHF but the second bounce gets away from him and he loses balance to eventually shoot OOTF. (Q2 14:44)
Botlon marks at half forward and goes high to the square, the crumb falls for Martin who screws through the goal from 10m. (Q2 16:17)
Caddy gives to Castagna deep in the pocket, he tries a low-percentage left foot snap that goes well wide from 20m. (Q2 21:02)
Martin beats Griffen in a ground battle on the wing and feeds Cotchin who passes to Castagna 40m out on the flank. Bolton roves the kick but Shaw escorts his handball for a point. (Q2 22:28)
Castagna gets another chance with a snap from half forward but that also goes wide. (Q2 24:13)
Greene roves a Lobb contest 30m out on the flank, baulks and shoots… the ball sits up in the square for Vlastuin to rush. (Q2 25:27)
Greene ducks and is caught high by Vlastuin on the HFF, he plays on around the man on the mark and kicks a big goal from 40m! GWS back in front. (Q2 26:19)
Prestia roves near the behind line and runs to the square ahead of Davis for an opportunist goal in the last minute before HT! (Q2 29:05)
Giles-Langdon strips Houli in a tackle at CHF after the next centre bounce, chain of handballs ends with Taranto feeding Kelly for another big goal from near the hotspot! (Q2 30:05)
Himmelberg grubbers wide from 40m on the flank. (Q3 5:13)
Griffen receives outside a pack 20m out from Himmelberg but misses off the left. (Q3 6:50)
Kelly also misses a snap from the pocket. (Q3 7:05)
Coniglio roves a pressured Rance rebound kick that finds grass on the Giants HFF, he pokes a pass to Giles-Langdon 30m out on the flank who goals. (Q3 10:13)
Whitfield does a one-two with Simpson after the next centre bounce and passes to the lead of Himmelberg in front of Astbury 40m out on the flank, who misses. (Q3 12:15)
Giles-Langdon marks on the HFF and has Taranto all on his own in the square for pass and goal on the end of a rebound started by Haynes. Giants taking control now. (Q3 14:08)
Kelly taps a loose ball to Reid at half forward, he hits the square where GWS has the numbers, Taranto marks over Vlastuin and goals again. (Q3 15:30)
Riewoldt marks, wheels and shoots from near CHF but misses. (Q3 17:06)
Taylor gets back to the square to touch through a bouncing Rioli snap from 25m on the flank. (Q3 19:35)
Riewoldt dives and marks in front of Davis 45m out on the flank, his set shot is short and rebounded. (Q3 21:08)
Moore misses with an unlikely checkside from 35m on the flank. (Q3 21:35)
Martin passes to Castagna who draws an arm chop free on Shaw 40m out on the flank. Can’t-stand-ya misses again. (Q3 24:49)
After a mad scramble deep in Richmond’s attacking zone, Cotchin passes short to Corey Ellis 40m out on a slight angle who also misses. (Q3 27:03)
Rioli snaps very high from the pocket 15m out, it falls in for the first goal of Q4 to make it interesting! (Q4 0:43)
Giles-Langdon leaps in front of Brandon Ellis to mark 45m out on the flank, his set shot falls in the square for Rance to rush. (Q4 2:16)
Nankervis leaps over a pack at the hotspot to clunk a hopeful Short kick from the wing. He goals, Richmond is coming! (Q4 4:46)
Martin bounces a snap from 40m in front, Riewoldt throws a boot at it in the square but volleys wide. (Q4 6:31)
Himellberg roves on the HFF and passes carefully down the line for Greene to mark in front of Grigg 30m out. Greene steers through his second goal to steady the team. (Q4 12:49)
Short bangs through a lovely long set shot to keep the Tigers in touch, still nine minutes left and seven points in it. (Q4 15:16)
Castagna gets smashed high by Kennedy to earn a free 35m out on a slight angle. Goalkicking has been his problem this evening… hits the post. (Q4 17:26)
Martin baulks on the wing and hits the lead of Bolton 45m out on a slight angle, who misses everything. (Q4 24:49)
Shiel misses a target in the pocket, throw in in the Giants attack, 1:17. (Q4 25:31)
Secondary stoppage, 1:06 to go, Richmond behind by a goal. (Q4 25:31)
Taranto roves and misses, 56 seconds left, two kicks in it now. (Q4 26:02)
Richmond goes coast to coast, Riewoldt roves a Higgins contest and goals from 20m, 26 seconds left, Tigers a point down! (Q4 27:03)
Simpson down to Shiel, he goes to the wing, Greene marks and plays tempo… (Q4 27:37)
Reid breaks a tackle and misses from 50m on a slight angle, siren, Giants win! (Q4 28:05)

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