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Blog log from R17 of 2020: Geelong vs Richmond

Blog log for Geelong vs Richmond, R17 of 2020

Hawkins contests 15m out against two Tigers, the crumb falls over the back but it’s rushed for the first score. (Q1 0:53)
After a clanger by Duncan at half back, Castagna marks 40m out on the flank, dithers with men on but goes back and misses. (Q1 6:25)
Riewoldt is all on his own at a stoppage in the pocket 20m out, he snaps the first goal with too much ease. Very un-Geelong-like to give it up like that. (Q1 10:01)
Pickett wins a ground battle on the HFF, turns on a threepence and hits Lynch leading to 35m who misses. (Q1 13:28)
Richmond going long to the square a fair bit in Q1 but so far Geelong has had numbers to prevent more than behinds from open play. (Q1 18:53)
Tuohy feeds Parfitt for a running snap from 40m on a slight angle that falls in the square and is off Jarvis’s hands for a point. (Q1 20:33)
Baker turns the ball over by hand to Ratugolea on the HBF, the Rat gives to Dangerfield who misses off a step from 40m. (Q1 21:35)
Bolton gives to Rioli who snaps across his body from 40m on the flank, the ball bounces in the square, Blicavs dives but it’s a goal just on the QT siren! (Q1 22:42)
Close snaps the first goal of the night for Geelong from half forward after a feed by Miers who was forward of a Hawkins contest on the wing. (Q2 3:45)
Cotchin turns the ball over by foot on the wing and there are Cats everywhere on the counter, Hawkins marks 40m out on the flank and misses. (Q2 12:01)
Lambert runs up the wing and passes to Lynch 45m out on a slight angle on a rare flowing move by Richmond. Lynch delivers a peach of a set shot for his first. (Q2 14:11)
Riewoldt chooses to punch rather than go for a long Markov ball inside 50, good decision as it’s straight to Lynch who is behind the defence but hits the post from 25m! (Q3 2:23)
Cotchin intercepts a dump kick by Stewart on the HFF 45m out but tries a pass that doesn’t work. (Q3 3:10)
McIntosh catches Miers HTB on the HFF and centres quickly to Houli just inside 50m out on a slight angle. Houli hooks it right. (Q3 4:05)
Martin sharks a pressured Stewart handball and has a lash on the run from the boundary 25m out… skids across the face. (Q3 5:16)
Jarvis flies in front of Vlastuin to mark a Ratugolea speculator 40m out on a slight angle. His set shot is a shank, barely a behind. (Q3 7:21)
Rioli misses a pressured snap from 30m on a slight angle. (Q3 8:50)
Martin just misses a screwing snap from 30m on the flank. (Q3 9:46)
Short mops up at half back and starts an attack around the outer wing, McIntosh to Martin and thence to Riewoldt 15m out in the pocket… set shot is ugly but straight! (Q3 12:36)
Nankervis kicks inside 50 after the next bounce, Riewoldt marks 50m out on as light angle but kicks into the man on the mark, eventually Cotchin misses from 45m. (Q3 14:35)
Pickett misses a set shot from half forward. (Q3 16:39)
Nankervis intercepts a rebound kick on the wing and sends it back to a pack 25m out on the flank, Riewoldt flies to mark and goal. (Q3 17:06)
Martin takes a contested grab on the wing and goes to Castagna 40m out on the flank with a trademark pinpoint long ball. George hits the post. (Q3 19:47)
Bolton snaps across the face from a pack 35m out on the flank. (Q4 1:32)
Rioli roves and gives to Martin who also snaps across the face from 20m deep in the pocket. (Q4 2:08)
Menegola passes to Ratugolea leading up from the square to 20m in the corridor, his set shot is a horrible shank but wobbles through! (Q4 5:07)
Menegola passes to the diving Hawkins 45m out on a slight angle who bangs through his first goal after a dirty night so far. (Q4 7:52)
Ratugolea leaps on the back of Grimes to mark a Stewart kick to 25m on a slight angle, another ugly set shot but again it’s effective! (Q4 9:51)
Parfitt passes to Hawkins who plays on and misses from 15m in the pocket after the Cats win a ground battle on members wing. (Q4 16:20)
The Tigers rebound around outer wing, Castagna gets the chance on the run and rams through the massive goal from 40m in front! (Q4 16:56)
After Rioli strips Dangerfield in a tackle at half back, Riewoldt leaps against two Cats in the pocket to mark a Bolton ball 25m out and boot the official sealer. (Q4 20:38)
Ratugolea marks 30m out on the flank but kicks OOTF, another ugly one that this time didn’t go straight. (Q4 24:28)

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