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Blog log from R6 of 2019: Richmond vs Melbourne

Blog log for Richmond vs Melbourne, R6 of 2019

Martin runs around the outer wing and goes long to Lynch who beats Frost comprehensively to mark 20m out on a slight angle and boot the first goal of the evening. (Q1 3:58)
Smith marks a long speculator from the HFF by Melksham in the middle of a big pack at the hotspot, somehow matched up on Titch Edwards, for the first Demon goal. (Q1 5:44)
Chaos ball to Melbourne’s half forward line goes over the head of Grimes, his man Garlett eventually slaps the crumb between his legs to Lockhart who skids through a goal. (Q1 12:14)
Gawn goes up for a centring ball to the hotspot by Melksham against two Tigers, can’t mark but gets a contact free and carefully pops through another one for the Demons. (Q1 14:02)
Pressured handball clangers by Jones and then McDonald get the ball from wing to the Tiger hotspot in the hands of Riewoldt, who feeds Castagna for a snap goal across the body. (Q1 17:29)
Melksham passes to Hunt to mark untouched 45m out on a slight angle on the end of a rebound around members wing, Hunt’s set shot is exemplary. (Q1 20:17)
The Tigers scramble forward from the next centre bounce in ugly fashion with taps and soccers, eventually Lambert volleys to Ellis 15m out in front for a hardfought goal. (Q1 22:30)
Melksham passes to Harmes behind Houli deep in the pocket 35m out, who shoots wide. (Q1 27:30)
Rioli jinks around Jones on the HFF but shoots OOTF from 40m. (Q2 4:08)
Pinball at half forward for Richmond with the ball going through a dozen sets of hands eventually ends with a tap by Rioli to Baker who slots it from 25m on the flank. (Q2 6:38)
Riewoldt beats Frost one-out under a high ball to 25m on the flank, but misses. (Q2 8:38)
Rioli screws wide from 30m after the Tigers break up the kick in. (Q2 9:39)
Stretch roves on the HFF and goes short to Garlett 30m out near the boundary, whose set shot is short and rushed. (Q2 14:38)
Riewoldt marks 45m out in front but his set shot is a filthy shank that doesn’t score. (Q2 16:09)
Frost fumbles a handball by Lewis in traffic at the Tiger hotspot, Prestia roves and snaps wide off a step. (Q2 17:11)
Riewoldt goes long to the square after the Tigers win a two-on-two on the HFF, Lynch contests and the crumb falls into the lap of Martin for the easiest of finishes from the line. (Q2 19:24)
Baker roves a stoppage on the HFF, props onto his right boot and lets fly from 45m… narrow. (Q2 27:26)
Gawn snaps wide from a ball in to 20m. (Q3 4:15)
Richmond has trouble trying to rebound from half back on multiple attempts, eventually Neal-Bullen just manages to get a snap over the line from the pocket after intercepting. (Q3 6:30)
Castagna tries to baulk away from Jones near the Tiger hotspot at the end of a frenzied play but gets a free kick for being slung around the neck. He misses. (Q3 10:38)
Smith marks 50m out on a slight angle but doesn’t have the leg to get the set shot over the spoilers on the line, rushed behind. (Q3 14:05)
A Fritsch handball turnover on the wing results in Castagna going short to Riewoldt 30m out on a slight angle for a classic counter-attacking goal. (Q3 15:54)
Riewoldt marks behind McDonald near the behind post 10m out and pops through his second goal of the quarter, Richmond now making its move. (Q3 17:41)
Another long ball into the Tiger forward line, this time it’s Lynch who marks 25m out in the pocket but he misses. (Q3 20:05)
Rioli marks even deeper in the same pocket at the same distance, he tries a checkside but also misses near side. (Q3 21:36)
Castagna marks in front of Fritsch 50m out on a slight angle in the last minute before 3QT, his set shot is long but just wide. (Q3 27:58)
Caddy marks in front of Harmes near the boundary 25m out, plays on and misses. (Q4 5:09)
Ellis marks 50m out on a slight angle and shoots just wide to the left. (Q4 8:28)
Repeat inside 50s eventually tell for the Tigers, long ball to the square after a stoppage, Prestia roves the Lynch contest and gives to Ellis for inevitable sealer. (Q4 11:05)
Lewis drops an Oliver handball at half forward and the Tigers sweep down members wing, Lynch kicks across the hotspot to Castagna in the opposite pocket, that’s junk time started. (Q4 13:32)
Lewis is pinged for encroachment to bring Castagna from wing to near the hotspot, he secures some more garbage. (Q4 16:37)
Houli volleys a loose ball from CHB but straight to Oliver who goes quickly to Weideman 45m out on a slight angle, his set shot is rushed. (Q4 18:10)
Baker passes to Nankervis 40m out near the flank, whose set shot is short and rushed. (Q4 20:06)
Martin taps a Hibberd handball to Ross on the HFF, who misses from 45m. (Q4 22:23)
Fritsch gets the smelliest kind of charity with a garbage time special from the goal line with the benefit of a 50m penalty. (Q4 22:50)
McIntosh gets a contact free on McDonald for some junk from the top of the square. (Q4 26:36)
Baker gathers and snaps around the corner off his left from the hotspot for some more refuse. (Q4 29:36)

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