Blog log from R22 of 2019: Richmond vs West Coast

After McGovern mops up the opening centre clearance by Martin, Rioli passes to Sheed 45m out on a slight angle, his set shot falls in the square, Darling roves and goals. (Q1 1:12)
Darling gets a ruck free on Soldo for contact over the shoulder, he steers through goal number two from near the hotspot. (Q1 3:22)
McGovern misses a pass from half back, Bolton roves and kick high to the hotspot where Caddy marks in a two-on-one for the first Richmond goal. (Q1 7:12)
Lynch marks 30m out in the pocket but misses. (Q1 10:34)
Darling roves a contest in the pocket and gives to Cripps who hoofs a wobbler to the fat side for Hickey to mark 20m out on a slight angle and goal. (Q1 12:57)
Lynch runs down the flank on a loose man play, almost stuffs it up with the wrong decision to dither and then handball, eventually Castagna bounces through the goal from 30m. (Q1 15:17)
Rioli hits the crumb from a Darling contest at half forward at scintillating pace, he grubbers the goal from 25m on a slight angle, just avoiding the left goalpost! (Q1 19:34)
Petruccelle roves a ball in on the HFF that clears both ruckmen, he checksides a quality finish from 40m. (Q1 22:17)
The Eagles dominate the next centre bounce, Rioli passes to the lead of Allen ahead of Broad 30m out on the flank. Allen kicks truly, West Coast building a formidable early lead. (Q1 23:33)
Martin turns the ball over in midfield under pressure, the Eagles sweep forward up the guts, Rioli to Darling to Cripps for another one from the hotspot. (Q1 27:28)
Short receives on the outside from Ellis near the point of the centre square and strokes through a trademark long snap from 50m on a slight angle. (Q1 29:18)
Hurn intercepts 50m out on the flank but just misses. (Q1 30:48)
Caddy misses a snap from near CHF. (Q2 1:50)
Bolton roves in heavy traffic near the hotspot, baulks between Eagles and snaps a much-needed goal for the Tigers. (Q2 5:32)
After Martin catches McGovern in a tackle to force a throw on the HFF, Lynch marks 15m out and goals. Tigers back in it. (Q2 7:35)
Kennedy marks on the lead 35m out on the flank but his screwing set shot screws too much for a behind. (Q2 12:20)
Ryan flies over a pack 20m out to take a screamer, he makes no mistake with the set shot. (Q2 13:21)
Chol marks over McGovern deep in the pocket 15m out, but misses. (Q2 14:53)
Riewoldt flies over Hurn to take a contested grab 30m out on a slight angle but misses. (Q2 16:03)
Prestia intercepts a Shuey rebound kick 40m out on the boundary, he tries a pass that doesn’t work. (Q2 20:01)
Riewoldt juggles and marks a Martin kick in a contest one out with McGovern 20m out on the flank, he converts with no problem. (Q2 21:15)
The Tigers keep surging, eventually the pressure in their forward 50 tells with Sheed pinged for a throw under a Prestia tackle, who misses from 25m on a slight angle. (Q2 27:17)
Rain now falling. (Q3 5:36)
Riewoldt fumbles a loose ball at half forward and Barrass mops up but his dinky kick across field is straight to Lambert who goals from the hotspot. (Q3 10:21)
Lambert rolls a snap from a stoppage 25m out on a slight angle, Barrass just gets back in time to touch it through. (Q3 12:58)
Yeo roves a stoppage in the pocket and gives to Cripps who has his back to goal but snaps a fabulous finish over his left shoulder on the turn from 20m, elite skills there! (Q3 19:30)
Shuey is pinged for a high challenge on Ross at the Tiger hotspot, but Ross misses. (Q3 23:15)
Martin brings the Tigers back within a point with a snap from near the square after a fast break on a rebound up the guts. (Q3 26:19)
Rain continues to fall as Q4 begins. (3 Qtr Time)
Martin tries a torpedo from the HFF after a stoppage but Barrass is there to touch it through, 57 apiece. (Q4 1:29)
Castagna is in a lot of space at half forward on the fat side for a pass from the centre, he passes to Bolton 30m out on a slight angle who misses badly. (Q4 3:41)
Shuey is pinged for kicking in danger at a stoppage just outside the Richmond hotspot, Soldo takes the free and punches through the huge goal! (Q4 5:47)
McGovern is pinged for a push in the back on Riewoldt 45m out near the boundary. Riewoldt’s set shot is short and rebounded for no score. (Q4 9:32)
Time in forward half tells again for Richmond with every Eagle flooding the backline, Riewoldt feeds Edwards who goals off a step from the hotspot. (Q4 11:17)
Rioli gets tackled by Caddy after roving a stoppage 40m out on a slight angle, the ump pays a free for a slam tackle, crowd boos but Willie kicks truly. (Q4 15:02)
Lynch gets a free kick for a high challenge by Barrass near the behind post after Lynch had roves Barrass’ fumble, he kicks a drop punt through the goals from 20m. (Q4 18:47)
Cripps snaps his third goal off the left boot from 30m after a stoppage, credit to Yeo for the feed. (Q4 20:34)
Waterman marks in space on the HFF after Cripps intercepts on the wing, looks inside then realises he has to go himself… nails it from 40m! (Q4 21:47)
A point in it, 8:14 to go, anyone’s game. (Q4 21:47)
Bolton tumbles a kick from the HFF to Riewoldt who has two on him in the square, he taps to Lynch who was left on his own to goal! (Q4 23:24)
Vlastuin flattens Nelson after disposal to concede a downfield free at the Eagle hotspot, Rioli shanks it into the post! (Q4 25:37)
Kennedy takes a huge contested grab one out with Astbury 20m out from a Gaff kick, that one goes through to level the scores, 4:54 on the clock! (Q4 26:43)
Edwards bombs from a stoppage at defensive hotspot, Riewoldt kicks to space, Barrass gathers on the last line but tries to rebound and Nelson turns it over, Riewoldt goal! (Q4 28:17)
Clock ticks under 4:00 after the next centre bounce. (Q4 29:13)
Ball still in midfield as the clock ticks under 3:00. (Q4 31:02)
Ellis gets the ball on the HFF but chooses the wrong option, Martin is claimed, stoppage, 1:48. (Q4 31:58)
Yeo clears it, free kick to continue the rebound but Lynch gets a free for a block on the wing and starts some tempo, clock ticks towards 1:00, goal the difference. (Q4 33:15)
Shuey to Cripps for the inside 50 kick, Darling contests but the cavalry descends, stoppage 40m out, 41 seconds. (Q4 33:33)
Darling catches the ball out of ruck but can’t dispose, Vlastuin roves and gets caught high, that might be it. (Q4 33:33)
Houli roves the rebound kick to the wing and bombs to space, that is it, Tigers win by a kick! (Q4 33:33)

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