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Blog log from R20 of 2018: Richmond vs Geelong

Blog log for Richmond vs Geelong, R20 of 2018

Henry has Menzel over the back on a fast break started by Joel Selwood at half back, he marks near the hotspot but hits the post. (Q1 2:09)
Henry does eventually turn provider for the first goal for Menzel, long ball to the square and the mark is taken over Astbury for the easy turn and play on. (Q1 6:52)
Menegola gets a free 50m out on a slight angle for a sling tackle by Vlastuin, Tiger fans boo and he misses. (Q1 13:35)
Baker catches a touched ball in the pocket and gives to a flat-footed Riewoldt, who has only a moment to steady for a snap off a step but wobbles it through. (Q1 15:24)
Lloyd is tackled near CHF after the next centre bounce and hanbdballs to empty grass at CHF, Cotchin is first there and snaps off a step for another one for Richmond. (Q1 16:24)
Forward efficiency favoured the Cats early but weight of inside 50s is now telling for the Tigers. (Q1 16:24)
Two Cats chase Riewoldt as he goes for a bouncing Townsend kick to bare grass on the HFF, Riewoldt taps past both of them to a free Castagna who snaps truly from 20m in the pocket. (Q1 19:30)
Menegola gives to Kelly for a snap across the body from the hotspot after a ball up, but he screws it too far. (Q1 22:04)
Lambert roves at full speed on the wing and goes quick and long over three Cats to Riewoldt, but the ball pitches behind him and into the goalpost. (Q1 24:21)
Dangerfield gets a free outside CHF and goes short down the line to Abbott 40m out. The first-gamer nails it with his first official kick in senior football. (Q1 25:39)
Rance thumps a rebound kick by Parfitt back inside 50, Rioli fumbles then gives to Nankervis whose short kick lands with Riewoldt 20m out. Shot after the QT siren… it’s good. (Q1 31:50)
Cotchin passes to Baker 40m out in the corridor after a rebound from half back, but the kid misses badly. (Q2 3:34)
Nankervis tries a Daicos special off the left boot from a stoppage in the pocket 20m out, it dribbles and sits up but evades the chasers to go through! (Q2 5:49)
Baker baulks but snaps wide from a pack in the pocket, under heavy Blicavs pressure. (Q2 7:06)
Martin marks over Tuohy on the HFF, gets around the Irishman with a step, turns onto his right boot and just misses from 40m. (Q2 7:52)
Higgins bounces through a snap from the HFF after the Tigers force a turnover at half forward through their trademark frontal pressure, Menegola the Cat who coughed it up. (Q2 9:50)
Joel Selwood passes to the lead of Hawkins 45m out on a slight angle, who misses. (Q2 11:00)
Castagna baulks clear of Tuohy for a snap across the body at the hotspot but sprays it OOTF, with Lloyd waving his arms for the give in space. (Q2 12:50)
Joel Selwood smothers Menadue at half forward which starts a series of Geelong handballs, ending with Selwood himself tapping to Kelly who baulks and goals from 15m. (Q2 16:20)
Hawkins feeds Parfitt on the wing, he runs free through half forward and kicks to Henry to mark in front of Rance at the hotspot for another Geelong goal. (Q2 19:26)
Ellis handballs to no one under pressure at defensive hotspot, Henry is first to the loose footy but snaps wide from 25m on the flank. (Q2 22:09)
Menegola goes long from true CHF to a pack in the square, Hawkins shepherds Rance off the fall and it goes through at knee height! (Q2 24:50)
Joel Selwood to Dangerfield to Ablett on the wing, the pass goes to Kelly 40m out on the flank whose set shot falls in the square for a ball up which Henry roves and misses. (Q2 26:53)
Hawkins stands up in a tackle in a big pack near the hotspot and gives to Guthrie who kicks OOTF. (Q2 27:54)
Caddy volleys wide after a stoppage 20m out on the flank. (Q2 29:50)
Joel Selwood kicks to the hotspot from half forward, the ball pitches, ump whistle goes for a free to Kelly for a hold and Menzel plays on for the first goal of Q3. (Q3 0:51)
Martin roves a loose rebound kick at half forward, jinks clear and goes to Castagna 40m out wide on the flank. Castagna has had big conversion problems this year but that’s good. (Q3 2:36)
Castagna sharks a Henderson handball on the HBF and hits space at the hotspot, eventually the Tiger tackles pile up and it’s McIntosh who catches Abbott HTB for the goal. (Q3 5:22)
Lloyd clears from a stoppage on the wing off his left boot with a wobbler, but Riewoldt juggles the mark in front of Henderson 40m out in front, third goal for him. (Q3 7:51)
Higgins goes for a touched Baker ball 25m out on the flank and gets a free for high contact by Bews, but misses. (Q3 9:07)
Higgins just misses a snap from a throw in to the pocket. (Q3 13:33)
Henry marks in front of Rance 35m out wide on the flank but shoots OOTF. (Q3 14:22)
Kelly roves at the hotspot and gives outside for Duncan to snap around the corner off the right boot off a step… just wide. (Q3 18:39)
Another mad scramble inside Richmond’s forward 50 with plenty of pressure bearing on the overworked Geelong defence, Townsend receives from Lambert for the goal from 15m. (Q3 20:07)
Martin and Guthrie are one out for an Edwards ball that lands at their feet near the hotspot, Martin roves but grubbers wide as the cavalry arrives. (Q3 21:53)
Riewoldt has a set shot from the HFF rushed. (Q3 24:56)
Parfitt wins a lucky HTB free on Short with a violent sling tackle on the wing, Hawkins plays on to advantage with a pass to Abbott who goals again from 40m on a slight angle. (Q3 26:07)
Nankervis has the crumb from a long ball fall into his lap in the pocket, he shoots wide from 20m with several teammates waving their arms for a Joe the Goose give. (Q3 29:22)
Rioli taps the Cotchin centre clearance from the HFF towards the square, Riewoldt is there but Kolodjashnij is pinged for deliberate rushing… Li’l Rooey misses. (Q4 0:40)
Tuohy sails through a nice snap from 40m in front to keep the Cats in touch. (Q4 5:44)
Kelly rides a tackle in the centre and kicks towards CHF where Menzel outjudges Vlastuin to mark 45m out and kicks truly. Cats within two kicks! (Q4 6:55)
McIntosh forces Thurlow into a kick clanger in midfield to Rioli, Grigg eventually goes to Caddy 35m out on a slight angle who hits the post. (Q4 9:40)
Short roves the long kick in up the guts and goes long to Riewoldt who beats Kolodjashnij to mark 20m out on a slight angle and boots goal number four. (Q4 10:25)
Martin marks in midfield on a fast break started by Rance, he holds up then shanks a kick that lands in the lap of Lloyd 45m out in front, who kicks truly. Tigers back in control. (Q4 15:18)
Ablett just misses a snap from a pack on the HFF. (Q4 19:10)
Hawkins gets a rather soft holding free on Astbury 40m out on the flank, his set shot starts leftish but swings thorough. (Q4 21:16)
4:44 at the next bounce, three kicks in it. (Q4 21:31)
Henry flies in midfield, lands like a cat and roves the crumb then kicks to an empty square for Guthrie to soccer through. 3:12 to go, two kicks in it! (Q4 23:59)
Menegola kicks from half forward but Grigg intercepts at defensive hotspot to start a Tiger attack. (Q4 25:06)
Joel Selwood stops it on the wing, Parfitt kicks from the HFF to the pocket, mad scramble and there are Cats everywhere for the spillage, Menegola goals from the line! (Q4 26:07)
1:50 left and one kick in it, anything can happen from here! (Q4 26:07)
Duncan clears from the next centre bounce, Hawkins gives to Ablett who snaps awkwardly from 30m on the flank and it’s well wide. 1:26. (Q4 26:56)
Castagna roves the kick in on the Tigers HBF and kicks to no one, called deliberate OOB behind the wing for Geelong, 1:00. (Q4 27:53)
Long kick down the line, big pack forms, Ablett to Joel Selwood but his handball towards the centre goes to too much traffic, ball up, 42 seconds. (Q4 28:09)
Henderson starts a rebound but Edwards roves in the centre and goes to the HFF, Riewoldt hits the hotspot, ball up at Richmond CHF, 15 seconds. (Q4 28:39)
Martin clears to the pocket, ball in, that will do it. (Q4 28:55)

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