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Blog log from R8 of 2019: Fremantle vs Richmond

Blog log for Fremantle vs Richmond, R8 of 2019

Bolton catches a dithering Ryan HTB, Baker plays on to advantage but checksides into the post from 20m. (Q1 1:19)
Bolton roves some Freo fumbles at a stoppage 40m out on a slight angle and snaps quickly… it’s a wobbler but it sails through for the first goal of the evening. (Q1 2:59)
Ellis roves at a stoppage 40m out on a slight angle and gives over the top to Lynch who has just enough time to steady and goal with a drop punt. (Q1 6:15)
Baker roves a Langdon fumble, rides a tackle and feeds a Joe the Goose special to Bolton for another one for Richmond, the Tigers officially have the jump. (Q1 7:39)
Lambert roves a centrally-aimed Hamling spoil at the hotspot and snaps across his body for another one, it’s raining goals in perfect weather in Perth! (Q1 9:39)
Lobb clunks a Fyfe kick down the flank to 15m in the middle of a big pack, using all his height. He plays on for the first Docker goal. (Q1 10:54)
Conca passes from the HFF to Hogan 25m out on a slight angle, Astbury’s leg rope a bit too long there. The ex-Demon goals. (Q1 16:39)
Lobb marks on the lead in front of Astbury near the hotspot, had the defender draped all over him but took the mark anyway. But the ruckman misses badly. (Q1 19:33)
Edwards passes short to Prestia 50m out on a slight angle, he doesn’t think he’s got the leg so he tries a pass that Ryan intercepts, no score. (Q1 22:40)
Consecutive 50m penalties against Prestia then Nankervis takes Fyfe from the wing to the goal line for a charity goal, which the home crowd cheers with lust. (Q1 23:53)
Brayshaw bounces a snap wide from 25m on the flank. (Q1 27:15)
Castagna misses with a set shot from 45m on a slight angle after the QT siren. (Q1 31:25)
The goal umpire doesn’t need to move as a set shot from Switkowski sails over his head from 40m on a slight angle. (Q2 3:46)
Lobb marks a Walters pass near the hotspot but misses, disappointingly. (Q2 7:37)
Caddy gets a goal from the square after the umpire sees a block by Ryan and pays a free, a bit soft but it was there as the Docker wasn’t looking at the ball. (Q2 9:02)
Taberner takes a pack mark from a long ball to the hotspot and boots his first goal. (Q2 11:02)
Lynch rises in the middle of a pack in the square to clunk a long Balta kick from half forward, he goals to break a long deadlock in the scores. (Q2 24:02)
Broad beats Hamling to marks at the hotspot after a run and bounce through midfield by Bolton, he kicks truly. (Q2 27:47)
Balta clears high from the centre, Lynch marks in front of Pearce 45m out in front, his set shot falls on the behind line, rove and goal by Balta! (Q3 1:15)
Centre clearance to Fremantle via Walters, Hogan roves a Taberner contest and gives to Matera who snaps a quality finish from 30m on the flank. (Q3 3:30)
Ryan spoils a Prestia inside 50 to the hotspot but his fist directs the ball straight to Bolton who baulks clear and goals! (Q3 4:30)
Colyer sharks a Garthwaite handball in the pocket but snaps wide across his body from 25m. (Q3 5:02)
Wilson marks the kick in and bangs it back to the square, Matera volleys the crumb wide. (Q3 5:42)
Lynch handballs from outside CHF, it goes to ground but falls nicely for Baker who goals on the run from 40m. (Q3 6:34)
Caddy snaps wide from the pocket after he and Lynch spoil each other going for a McIntosh ball. (Q3 8:32)
Balta intercepts the next rebound kick leaping over Taberner and sends it quickly to the hotspot where Lynch marks in front of Pearce… but the ex-Sun misses. (Q3 9:31)
Conca sharks a handball on the wing and sets Walters off to run down the flank, but Sonny’s snap dribbles wide from 40m. (Q3 11:21)
Fyfe passes short to Conca 45m out on a slight angle, he looks inside but eventually goes back for the set shot… and misses badly. (Q3 12:46)
Castagna gives to a flat-footed Stack at true CHF in heavy traffic, he has only one step to steady and tries an inside-out torpedo kick that swings through! (Q3 15:01)
Hogan paddles to Matera who fumbles, gathers and misses from the hotspot. (Q3 15:57)
Castagna gathers on the HFF, runs around Cerra in a big arc, baulks around the umpire and screws through a fabulous goal from 25m on the flank! (Q3 17:08)
Hogan roves at the hotspot and goals after his man Astbury went to ground in a marking contest. (Q3 19:01)
Castagna marks 40m out on the flank, a more conventional chance this one, his set shot starts leftish but swings inside the left goalpost! (Q3 21:56)
Mundy snaps off a step from 50m on a slight angle after the next centre bounce, that’s yet another stoppage goal. (Q3 24:01)
Conca is pinged for a hold on Baker before Balta flies in a pack near the hotspot, but the free kick goes wide. (Q3 25:56)
Hill and Matera run in a convoy down the wing and do a one-two to allow Matera to snap on the run from 30m on the flank, but the checkside goes wide under some pressure. (Q3 27:19)
Taberner drops a Matera kick to the pocket, has time only to gather and shoot off a step from 20m… narrow. (Q3 31:05)
Lynch marks just before the 3QT siren but hits the post from 30m on a slight angle. (Q3 33:34)
Matera leaps and takes a contested chest mark despite a challenge by Ellis 45m out on a slight angle. He misses. (Q4 1:23)
Ellis marks a Lambert pass 45m out in the corridor, he can be accused sometimes of poor delivery by foot but that is a pearl, tough for the Dockers from here. (Q4 3:59)
Martin hits the post with a snap across the body from 35m on a slight angle. (Q4 5:54)
Walters takes a contested mark at half forward, dithers, waits some more then finally finds Langdon 40m out in the corridor who misses, disappointingly. (Q4 6:33)
Nyhuis gives Ryan a hospital handball at CHB and the Tigers swarm over him, Bolton eventually kicks the sealing goal from the hotspot. (Q4 8:38)
Colyer feeds Switkowski at the hotspot but Menadue mows him down to prevent a certain goal. (Q4 9:40)
Switkowski goals from 40m on the flank after a stoppage, but it’s too late now given the flow of the game. (Q4 11:18)
McIntosh marks in the centre after the next bounce and gets a 50m penalty to make it an easy goal from 20m in front. (Q4 12:38)
Houli feeds Martin who sails through another one from 40m in front. (Q4 14:45)
Cox misses from the pocket. (Q4 16:09)
Fyfe marks over Ellis 40m out in front for some junk. (Q4 21:40)
Caddy intercepts a Ryan dump kick to half back and goes to the pocket for Menadue 25m out, who kicks wide. (Q4 23:39)
Fyfe roves and goals from 20m out. (Q4 26:10)
Cox marks within range on the HFF but goes short to Colyer near the boundary 35m out, who goals. (Q4 28:19)

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