Blog log from R23 of 2018: Richmond vs Western Bulldogs

The Doggies start the day in perfect fashion thanks to a dribbling Schache goal. Vlastuin gave away the 50m penalty to Trengove for holding, who kicked it to the hot spot. (Q1 4:39)
Dusty gets the hesitant one-two with Caddy in the forward 50 and snaps it to the the goalsquare. Running back with the flight, Riewoldt takes the mark virtually uncontested. Goal! (Q1 7:05)
Following a spray OOF a moment ago, Fergus Greene shows some pace in front of Broad to kick the running goal from 30. (Q1 11:55)
The Dogs miss a chance at one end and are punished with an end-to-end surge from Richmond. In a footrace Rioli doesn’t lose, dribbling the goal from 25 (Q1 13:48)
Following an Ellis clearance that was unsuccessful, from 52, Lynch weaves through some traffic and roosts a goal! (Q1 16:03)
In rapid response time, Edwards spears the pass to Graham who marks with sticky hands and 30 on a slight angle. His shot is straight through. (Q1 17:01)
The Bont is pinged HTB by Graham in the pocket in what could have been a ball-up call. Regardless, Jack Graham kicks his second in as many minutes! (Q1 19:54)
Macrae launches the footy to the hot spot where Trengove takes a ripper grab over Grimes and Nank! From directly in front at 35, he splits the middle. (Q1 21:54)
Dusty takes the short option to enter the 50 with a good pass to the leading Grigg. From 40 on a 45 angle, he pulls it to the near side for the first behind of the day. (Q1 24:23)
Rioli breaks a tackle and dishes to Graham who nails it from 30. It’s 3 goals in the first quarter for Graham! (Q1 25:18)
After Vlastuin gives away a 50m penalty, Macrae kicks the easiest of goals to cap off a stellar first quarter. (Q1 27:05)
Caleb Daniel hands it off to Lynch who kick his second! A left foot snap from 40 continues the epic Q1 shootout thus far. (Q1 29:29)
Morris gives away a holding free kick to Riewoldt inside the forward 50. His kick from about 43 on a minimal angle is wide. (Q2 3:04)
Dunkley gives off to Williams who launches a long shot from outside 50, however his attempt is wide. (Q2 7:49)
Following a throw-in in the Dogs’ attacking pocket, Greene hands off to Dunkley who snaps a quality goal from 30 under pressure. (Q2 9:07)
The Bont gives a centimetre-perfect pass to Gowers inside 50. Billy plays on and works it to Dunkley who kicks his second from the goal line (Q2 10:48)
Martin locks up Naughton and is rewarded with the free kick. From 35 on a minimal angle, he elects for the banana. If you’ve got it, flaunt it. Goal to Dusty! (Q2 12:43)
Rioli’s shot on the run from 50 is away to the left. Doggies lead by 10 points. (Q2 13:48)
With style, Castagna intercepts a pass that wasn’t meant for him, but his snap is wayward. (Q2 16:03)
Houli elects to use Short, who launches a shot from long range. It makes the distance with ease but is offline (Q2 20:49)
Castagna gets another opportunity with yet another snap, but unfortunately for the Tigers this one from 35 also misses. (Q2 21:48)
Williams bullets a pass to Wallis who takes the mark 40m out on a tight angle. His shot is belted over the line for a point. (Q2 22:28)
The Tigers have the numbers inside their attacking 50. Rioli pops it over the top to Caddy who kicks the easiest of goals. (Q2 25:08)
McIntosh sends it inside 50 in front of the leading Riewoldt. Jack’s made to earn with a little Naughton whack. From 40, he misses right. (Q2 26:34)
Score review time. Umpires call was touched and that’s exactly what it was. Gowers’ celebration must have put off the goal umpire a little. (Q3 4:33)
Nankervis marks below his knees and lines up from about 46. His strike is flawless. The Tigers edge in front. (Q3 6:28)
Lynch catches Martin HTB on the 50 arc. He offloads to the Bont who’s running shot from 55 is just wide. (Q3 7:40)
Castagna kicks the snap goal after some quality ruck work from Riewoldt and a clever tap-on by Higgins in the attacking 50. Tiges have the momentum. (Q3 13:53)
Ed Richards had a quiet first half but he shows up at the right time with a much-needed shot from 50. His kick stays low and barely clears heads but is through for a goal. (Q3 15:48)
Gowers takes a ripper mark falling sideways, 15m out on a slight angle. He goes back with the chance to put his team in front and he does just that! (Q3 17:29)
Jumping Jack Riewoldt juggles the mark over a big pack. He stretches his lead in the Coleman race and puts his side back in front with a relatively easy set shot (Q3 18:54)
Following a deliberate OOB, McIntosh drifts down into the forward line to take a mark near the boundary. His difficult shot is perfect. Big goal for Richmond. (Q3 21:09)
Martin pumps it inside 50 where Jack flies to take the mark. From 35, no angle, he kicks his third goal of the day. 600th all time goal for Jack. (Q3 27:29)
Bont with a phenomenal pick-up hands to Smith who hits Gowers on the lead in the pocket. From 30m he drills the goal! (Q3 28:29)
Riewordt marks over the top of Daniel and Crozier at 35m. He gets his 4th goal of the day and extends the TIgers’ lead to 14. (Q4 2:43)
Bailey Williams takes a nice mark and the aftermath is a little scuffle between the two sides. From 40m directly in front, Bailey goals! (Q4 4:48)
Dusty kicks into the space in front of Riewoldt who marks. From about 38, on a decent angle, Jack kicks his fifth of the day. (Q4 7:12)
After a big pause in play with Lipinski stretchered off, Bontempelli will have the shot. His shot isn’t such a difficult one but he misses right from 35. (Q4 12:13)
Gowers leads up to the footy and marks the Roughead pass at 50. From just outside, it hits the post. (Q4 13:38)
Naughton forgets to pick up the footy and the Tigers don’t need a second chance. Jack dishes to Castagna who snaps the goal from the pocket. (Q4 19:42)
JJ works the footy forward with a couple of touches and Wallis finishes withe a nice snap on the right boot from 25. Dogs are still in the hunt. (Q4 20:38)
Hunter kicks it inside 50 and Roughead marks over Rance strongly. His kick from 40 looks on line… then fades into the post. (Q4 22:02)
A controversial push-out free kick is paid to Gowers. With a chance to kick his third and bring the margin to 5 points, Billy goals from in front! (Q4 23:39)
Hunter attacks the footy in the Dogs’ 50 and earns the high tackle. He’ll kick to put his team in front from 48. It’s thumped through for a behind. 4-point ball game. (Q4 25:44)
Throw in in the Dogs’ forward pocket with a minute to go and a 4 point lead to the Tigers. (Q4 28:22)
Hunter spots Lynch in the pocket. To win the game… he hits the post!! (Q4 29:23)

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