Blog log from P1 of 2019: Richmond vs Melbourne

Stretch intercepts a quick kick by Petracca to CHF after a stoppage in the pocket and roosts the first goal of the evening. (Q1 6:56)
Petty spoils a Prestia kick to Nankervis in defensive goalsquare but straight to the front where Higgins soccers the first Richmond goal. (Q1 10:11)
Smith leaps over Rance to mark an Oliver ball from half forward to 20m out in front, he goals. (Q1 11:23)
Tom McDonald sharks a pressured Broad handball in a pack in the pocket and checksides a goal from 20m. (Q1 12:58)
Garlett taps down a Grimes kick into the corridor from the BP and feeds Spargo who hits the post from 40m. (Q1 15:11)
Harmes kicks down the flank to Petracca who draws a contact free on Soldo 20m out and misses. (Q1 15:57)
Weideman marks in front of Broad 20m out on a slight angle and kicks truly. (Q1 19:48)
Joel Smith gets the benefit from a downfield free against Cotchin to boots goal number two from close range. (Q1 21:52)
Higgins misses a set shot from 30m on the flank. (Q1 23:06)
Martin passes from the centre to the lead of Riewoldt 40m out on the flank, who misses in a fluky breeze. (Q1 24:27)
Short kicks a trademark long goal from the HFF after Graham intercepts and feeds off. (Q1 26:10)
Petracca breaks a lunging arm tackle by Butler and snaps truly from 50m on a slight angle. (Q1 29:12)
Markov chases a crumb near the behind post but Garlett pounces to tap it away from him, gather and snap a classic opportunist goal. (Q1 30:12)
Nankervis clunks a high speculator by Cotchin in a big pack a the Tiger hotspot, and kicks straight. (Q1 31:40)
Fritsch marks near CHF and steers through a nice set shot for his first goal. (Q2 0:51)
Nankervis marks a short Short pass on the lead 40m out on a slight angle and hoofs it right over the goal umpire’s peaked cap. (Q2 4:33)
Riewoldt snaps high and straight from 20m out in a pack. (Q2 5:51)
Riewoldt marks on a hard lead near CHF, but misses. (Q2 7:23)
Ellis marks a long Martin pass 45m out on a slight angle and sails through a nice finish. (Q2 8:48)
Weller misses a set shot from 40m near the boundary. (Q2 9:58)
Nankervis soccers wide after Oscar McDonald is stripped in a tackle near the behind post. (Q2 11:27)
Harmes bounces through a snap from near CHF after a give by Garlett on a fast break up the guts. (Q2 16:14)
Balta has two Demons flying against him in the square, the crumb falls to the line and it’s Balta who gets a toe to it for a goal. (Q2 24:49)
Riewoldt marks on the lead in front of Hunt 30m out on the flank, his set shot falls near the behind post where Balta marks and goals again! (Q2 26:59)
Lambert runs down the wing and goes short to the lead of Riewoldt 40m out on a slight angle, who misses. (Q3 2:12)
Spargo hits the lead of Weideman on the flank, who misses. (Q3 6:51)
Nankervis grabs the ball out of ruck at a throw in 20mn out and snaps truly. (Q3 8:06)
Riewoldt marks in the pocket and chooses an inboard pass to Butler that works, but Butler shanks wide from near the hotspot. (Q3 11:33)
Rioli roves a Baker speculator to a pack and goals from the hotspot. (Q3 12:34)
Weller gives to Prestia who has a man on his hammer for a running snap from 45m in front that goes well wide. (Q3 14:11)
Lambert misses a set shot from 45m on a slight angle. (Q3 15:23)
Martin marks in front of Fritsch, plays on and screws through the goal from 20m on the flank. (Q3 16:53)
Martin gets another set shot from a similar spot after getting a HTB free on Josh Wagner, another goal. (Q3 20:03)
Balta misses a highly unlikely snap under heavy pressure and off balance from the boundary 20m out. (Q3 22:33)
Maynard goals from the square after Grimes inexplicably handballs from the BP to the corridor. (Q3 23:23)
Lambert roves a Balta contest at the hotspot but snaps wide. (Q3 26:05)
Weideman strolls into an open goal after the Demons go coast to coast up the guts. (Q3 26:40)
Cotchin goes long to an empty goalsquare to favour Baker who gathers and goals. (Q3 28:05)
Prestia feeds Riewoldt a Joe the Goose special after good forward work by Edwards. (Q4 0:56)
Corey Wagner roves a long Brayshaw centre clearance kick to the hotspot and runs into the open goal. (Q4 2:08)
Tom McDonald shrugs Rance off and tries a skidder from the boundary 20m out but it’s narrow. (Q4 3:23)
Baker misses a long set shot. (Q4 6:55)
Weller gets a set shot on the boundary 15m out after marking in front of Hore and converts, as the modern player nearly always does in that position. (Q4 7:39)
Rioli gives away a downfield free to Tom McDonald 40m out on the flank, he kicks truly. (Q4 8:39)
Jordon it was whom Rioli decked. (Q4 9:24)
Kennedy-Harris steers through another Demon goal from 40m on a slight angle. (Q4 11:35)
Oliver catches Butler HTB on the wing, Butler is pinged 50m for encroachment then another 50 for backchat, easy goal for Oliver from the line. (Q4 13:04)
Butler misses a set shot from 25m on the flank. (Q4 16:39)
Neal-Bullen marks a Weideman snap that lands in the square for a goal. (Q4 22:00)
Sparrow misses a long snap. (Q4 24:54)
Baker gathers a long ball in space and snaps the sealer in the last minute with two Demons closing 20m out on the flank. (Q4 24:54)

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