Blog log from R12 of 2019: Richmond vs Geelong

Kelly misses off a step from the boundary 20m out. (Q1 3:03)
Dangerfield shoots off a few steps from 50m on a slight angle but the Tiger fans jeer as the bail sails OOTF. (Q1 4:20)
Dahlhaus passes to Kelly 45m out on the flank whose set shot is off hands for a behind. (Q1 5:52)
Lynch marks an errant snap from Dahlhaus near the behind post but shoots OOTF. (Q1 8:20)
McIntosh bounces in a rare bit of space on the wing and goes to the pocket to the advantage of Martin who marks over Blicavs and belatedly kicks the first goal. (Q1 14:02)
Cotchin roves Soldo at the next centre bounce and passes to Lynch 40m out in the corridor, but he misses badly. (Q1 15:32)
Higgins feeds Naish for his first senior goal from near the hotspot to officially give Richmond the jump in what might be a low-scoring affair in dewy conditions. (Q1 18:33)
Ratugolea flies in between three Tigers and is paid a mark 30m out on the flank and puts it just inside the left goalpost for the first for Geelong. (Q2 2:22)
Hawkins receives from Dahlhaus and snaps wide from the pocket 25m out under pressure. (Q2 6:46)
Selwood shows vision with a kick from heavy congestion on the HFF to teh fat side for Rohan to mark untouched 30m out on a slight angle and goal, Cats hit the lead. (Q2 8:04)
Hawkins beats Garthwaite one out to mark a long and quick Rohan kick from half forward to the pocket 20m out for his first goal. (Q2 11:28)
Miers bounces through another one for the suddenly rampaging Cats from half forward. (Q2 12:42)
Cotchin gives to Martin hard in the pocket but Dusty shanks it OOTF from 30m. (Q2 14:35)
Hawkins shepherds the fall of an inside 50 kick to allow Miers to gather and goal from near the hotspot. (Q2 16:20)
Tuohy kicks OOTF under a tackle in the BP, Higgins takes the free from 30m, it falls near the goalpost, did it touch? Goal umpire says yes, video review umpire confirms, behind. (Q2 19:35)
Selwood kicks OOTF under pressure in defence, Martin gets the free 25m out and hits the post, no doubt about that one. (Q2 22:50)
Selwood intercepts on the wing and goes to Dangerfield on the counter on his own at half forward, Danger passes to Hawkins 40m out on a slight angle who goals again. (Q2 25:05)
Lynch has two on him for a contest at half forward, halves it but Geelong rebounds from the stoppage with Ablett setting Dangerfield off to run to 40m and and skid it home. (Q2 32:30)
Ablett kicks off the second half with a snap goal from 40m on a slight angle, causing some boos but a lot more cheers from the fans of the hooped affair. (Q3 3:01)
Baker roves a Rioli contest at half forward and pokes a hopeful kick to Caddy who has two on him but gets a holding free on Taylor, he misses from 35m on a slight angle. (Q3 4:27)
Dahlhaus passes over two Tigers to Hawkins in the pocket 40m out, the Tomahawk gets another one and it’s junk time by this point. (Q3 6:14)
Ratugolea dives in front of Balta to mark a Parfitt pass from the centre to the pocket 20m out, he goals as well. It’s a procession. (Q3 7:46)
Hawkins pokes a pass to Dahlhaus near the boundary 30m out after Houli gets swamped on the wing, he misses. (Q3 9:50)
Hawkins feeds Miers to snap his third goal from half forward, it’s party time for the Cats at the G. (Q3 9:50)
Dahlhaus feeds Ablett who misses on the run from 55m on the flank. (Q3 14:18)
Duncan draws a high contact free on Castagna 30m out on the flank and misses. (Q3 15:48)
Lynch marks a Graham clearance from the HFF down the line to 20m in front of Blicavs, he converts. (Q3 17:33)
Lynch draws a contact free on O’Connor going for a Naish ball 25m out on the flank but misses. (Q3 22:02)
Kelly sharks a Prestia handball at the Cats hotspot and pops through another one like he’s shelling peas. (Q3 24:18)
Hawkins feeds Duncan for another one running through the hotspot, it’s ole time for the Geelong Galacticos. (Q3 26:17)
Another long ball to the Cats hotspot, crumb falls perfectly for Ablett who must think it’s 2007 all over again, he waltzes into goal. (Q3 26:17)
Townsend barrels into Clark at CHB to give away a free but the kid kicks OOTF. Then Townsend goes back for another whack, downfield free to Stanley who goals at 3QT. (Q3 31:46)
Rioli passes to Lynch on the boundary 30m out who kicks OOTF, predictably. (Q4 2:11)
Baker roves and misses from 20m. (Q4 6:32)
Caddy feeds Butler who goals from 40m in front to some very ironic cheers. (Q4 14:45)
Hawkins pops through his fourth goal from 40m. (Q4 16:44)
Castagna gets some extremely pungent garbage in the last minute. (Q4 24:02)

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