Blog log from R22 of 2018: Richmond vs Essendon

Colyer gives to Stringer who snaps on the turn from the HFF, it pitches behind Brown for a behind. (Q1 1:11)
Baguley marks 40m out on the flank and fades through a nice set shot for the first goal. (Q1 5:29)
McIntosh marks at much the same spot up the other end but doesn’t score. (Q1 5:51)
Vlaustin intercepts a dump kick to the HBF, waits, waits some more and then somehow picks out Riewoldt leading up from the square in heavy traffic at the hotspot, he goals. (Q1 7:41)
Broad is pinged for a hold on Brown 40m out on the flank going for a McDonald-Tipungwuti pass, the Bomber converts. (Q1 9:42)
Caddy roves in the pocket 35m out with Dea chasing, tries a left-foot screwing ball from the boundary and it bounces through from the square for a fabulous goal! (Q1 11:57)
Castagna beats Dea to a loose footy at the top of the Tiger goalsquare, bounces off him with a spin and snaps truly from 15m. (Q1 16:42)
Martin marks a long centring ball by Houli from the wing to 40m out in the corridor for another one for the Tigers. (Q1 18:42)
After Saad mows down Rioli on the wing for a big HTB free to stop an attack, Zaharakis passes to Stringer 30m out on the flank who misses. (Q1 20:57)
Castagna ducks into a tackle by Merrett 45m out in front and gets a very lucky free, he gives off to Short who shoots OOTF, footy gods smile. (Q1 23:59)
Zaharakis bombs long from the wing playing on to advantage after a HTB free to Smith on Nankervis, Brown has two on him so Zaka goes himself from 60m but it’s touched on the line. (Q1 26:30)
McDonald-Tipungwuti strips Rance in a tackle in the pocket and the crumb falls for Colyer who snaps a nice finish across his body on the left boot from 20m. (Q2 0:57)
Edwards marks a Conca centre clearance 50m out on a slight angle, but misses. (Q2 2:12)
Smith roves a pack 25m out on the flank and snaps quickly off his left, the ball bounces in the empty square and wobbles through! (Q2 10:27)
Martin passes from the wing to Riewoldt leading up the guts to just inside true CHF, who misses. (Q2 13:27)
Graham receives from Martin on the HFF and bombs long from 55m, the ball bounces high for Guelfi to rush. (Q2 16:26)
Conca snaps wide from congestion near the hotspot. (Q2 17:08)
Parish leaps over Houli to mark a Francis pass from midfield to 40m out in the corridor. But he hoofs it wide. (Q2 22:38)
Houli marks a Baker pass over McGrath deep in the pocket 30m out on the end of a fast rebound from defence. He misses. (Q2 24:13)
Caddy marks over Francis and Goddard next to the behind post and converts a bonus goal in the last minute before HT. (Q2 26:23)
Martin snaps across the body from 40m on a slight angle for a trademark goal to begin Q3 after receiving from Caddy who roves a Dea fumble. (Q3 2:06)
McIntosh roves and gives to Rioli who spins and misses from 20m in front. (Q3 5:52)
ZVlastuin spoils a deep Zaharakis ball to the goal line, Baguley throws a boot at it but it’s over the line before he can touch it. (Q3 9:06)
Caddy busts open a big pack of three Bombers flying against Riewoldt to clunk a long ball to the hotspot, after Saad burns the footy from half back. Caddy boots his third goal. (Q3 10:46)
Long ball from CHF to the flank 20m out, again it’s Caddy and this one is an even more impressive pack mark, Michael Roach areas, and he converts for his fourth. (Q3 13:02)
Parish receives from Colyer and snaps a goal from the hotspot but he’s not excited, it’s as if he knows the team isn’t really good enough to go with Richmond. (Q3 14:26)
Martin passes to Riewoldt 40m out on a slight angle, who misses. (Q3 17:40)
Heppell runs through midfield to CHF on a fast break and passes to the lead of Stringer in front of Rance 35m out on a slight angle. The Package converts, Dons still in touch. (Q3 20:11)
The entire game has been played at second gear, the problem is Essendon may not have a first gear whereas the Tigers are just cruising. (Q3 20:51)
Martin beats Dea one out to mark a Short pass from midfield to the hotspot, he boots goal number three. (Q3 22:16)
McIntosh feeds Baker for a right-foot snap around the corner off a step from 35m on the flank, that one sails through in the last minute before 3QT to just about seal the deal. (Q3 27:06)
Broad is pinged for a hold on Brown 40m out on a slight angle going for a Smith centre clearance kick, Brown kicks low and straight for his second goal. (Q3 29:06)
The Bombers have been very competitive over the past few months, but the microwave has gone ding on a fair few of them. (3 Qtr Time)
Riewoldt leaps over Francis to mark a long ball 15m out in front, benefiting from a block by Caddy, and kicks the first goal of Q4 junk time. (Q4 2:19)
Martin is all alone to mark, turn and stroll into the open goal to underline his BOG credentials. (Q4 3:49)
The Bombers work impressively through heavy traffic at half forward by hand, Hooker is over the back for the quick Myers pass to run into the open goal. (Q4 6:04)
Broad is pinged for HTB trying to score a try over the behind line under a tackle, Baguley sprays the free kick OOTF. (Q4 9:04)
Hooker is front and centre for a Bellchambers contest 40m out, he throws the ball on the boot and it wobbles straight through! (Q4 10:31)
Caddy marks 50m out on a slight angle but Francis marks his set shot on the goal line to prevent a score. (Q4 13:48)
Brown spoils a Conca kick to the HBF, gathers and goes long to Hooker 20m out on a slight angle, who misses a soda. (Q4 15:05)
Riewoldt passes to Rioli who misses from the HFF. (Q4 16:45)
Bellchambers snaps a goal from a ball up 35m out on a slight angle. (Q4 20:50)
Rance is pinged for an elbow in the back of Hooker 40m out on a slight angle. Hooker lines up and converts for his third of Q4, 2:28 to go, two kicks in it! (Q4 23:24)
Myers clears from the centre but Broad mops up at CHB and goes to the wing, stoppage, 2:00 to go. (Q4 24:35)
Dea to Heppell for the inside 50, out for a throw in 40m out, 1:46. (Q4 24:35)
Houli kicks blind and is lucky not to be pinged for deliberate OOB, 1:38, ball on the wing. (Q4 25:05)
Smith feeds Merrett who snaps off a step from the HFF… just wide, 1:23 left. (Q4 25:34)
Martin roves the Short kick to the wing and gives to Caddy, downfield free for being dumped, that’s the ball game. (Q4 26:43)
Rioli scythes down Saad running from half back to win an extremely popular HTB free just before the final siren, his torpedo is off hands for a behind. (Q4 27:30)

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