Blog log from R1 of 2022: Carlton vs Richmond

De Koning takes a screamer over a pack 20m out in the pocket but misses the first set shot of the evening, disappointingly. (Q1 3:36)
Soldo gives over the top of traffic at half forward to Bolton who jinks and snaps the first goal of the evening from near the hotspot. (Q1 4:37)
McKay misses a target kicking across the wing and the Tigers are off to the races, Rioli passes to Castagna 40m out on a slight angle who misses. (Q1 8:07)
McGovern intercepts behind centre and pumps it back long and quick, Charlie Curnow keeps a ground ball alive 20m out and it’s Kennedy who wobbles a nice snap for the goal. (Q1 9:22)
Edwards delivers a lovely pass down the flank to Baker to mark in front of McGovern 20m out. Baker plays on and goals. (Q1 11:30)
Cripps flubs a kick from a stoppage on the wing and again Richmond is deadly on the counter, Riewoldt passes to the lead of Bolton to mark 40m out on the flank then miss. (Q1 14:08)
Kennedy toepokes to De Koning at a stoppage 20m out on a slight angle but the left-foot snap flies wide. (Q1 17:20)
Bolton roves a ball-in to 20m, bounces off a man and has the seas part for him for a goal that looked too easy. (Q1 18:43)
Short goes very long inside 50 towards Lynch who beats McDonald with strength to mark next to the behind post then miss. (Q1 20:08)
Lynch marks in a big pack on a slow repeat inside 50 kick to 20m on a slight angle, again McDonald beaten in the air. This time the ex-Sun kicks straight. (Q1 21:08)
Docherty passes low and hard from the wing to Silvagni 45m out wide on the flank. The set shot looks nice but hits the inside of the post. (Q1 23:53)
O’Brien is pinged for high contact on Aarts as they fight for a ground ball just inside CHF for Richmond, Blues fans boo then cheer as Aarts hangs it left. (Q1 25:36)
Riewoldt gets a contact free on Hewett 40m out on a slight angle, again the Blue fans boo then cheer as the set shot flies wide. (Q1 27:53)
After good work by Charlie Curnow at half forward, Kennedy goes long and high to the pocket where McKay draws a holding free on Tarrant 25m out then misses badly. (Q2 0:30)
Durdin is front and centre for a McKay contest to an inside 50 kick by Fisher but he grubbers wide from 20m on a slight angle. (Q2 2:03)
McGovern flies for an intercept on the wing and starts a switch through the corridor than ends with Cripps waddling to CHF and kicking a big goal! (Q2 2:37)
McGovern is taken from CHB with a 50m penalty to deliver an inside 50 kick to Cripps 40m out in the corridopr, after encroachment by Soldo. Cripps converts with style. (Q2 5:59)
Cripps runs from the HFF after a give by De Koning and scrubs a kick towards goal, luckily Pittonet is Johnny on the spot but he hits the post from point blank range! (Q2 10:28)
O’Brien passes short to Durdin 40m out on the flank after McGovern wins a one-on-one battle with Lynch on the HBF. Durdin shoots for the lead… talk about Fight Club! (Q2 11:59)
Hewett clears from a stoppage on the HFF to Silvagni diving in front of Short to mark in the pocket 30m out. Silvagni again hits the left goalpost. (Q2 14:31)
Edwards is pinged under the stand rule to bring Docherty from behind centre to the hotspot, he goals and the MCG erupts with emotion! Well done Sam Docherty. (Q2 17:29)
Grimes gives away a contact free on the wing plus 50 for timewasting to bring Durdin to 40m on the flank, he hooks it left. (Q2 20:14)
Jack Martin roves a De Koning contest and just misses from 30m in the pocket. (Q2 21:03)
Cripps chases Bolton just hard enough to force a snap wide from 40m on the flank after the Blues had nearly scored up the other end. Thrilling game now! (Q2 22:14)
Grimes redeems himself with a HTB and 50m penalty on Silvagni on the wing, leading to Riewoldt passing to Castagna on the boundary 30m out who misses. (Q2 23:29)
Edwards marks 40m out on a slight angle and shoots to the right. (Q3 1:46)
Lynch goals from the square to level the scores after buffeting Weitering out of a marking contest. (Q3 4:16)
Williams is pinged for legging Aarts in a tackle near the hotspot, who kicks the go-ahead goal. (Q3 7:17)
Durdin passes to the lead of McKay 45m out in the corridor on the end of an attack from a stoppage on the HBF engineered by Pittonet. McKay just avoids the right goalpost. (Q3 9:46)
Pittonet gives away a ruck free in the centre, Soldo goes long to a pack at the hotspot where Balta marks in front and kicks truly. (Q3 11:16)
Graham is pinged for a hold on Kennedy after the next centre bounce as they both chased a Cripps clearance at the hotspot. Kennedy misses. (Q3 13:01)
Durdin is pinged for an arm chop on Ralphsmith 45m out on the flank, the young bloke hooks it OOTF. (Q3 14:48)
Balta marks over Newman on the boundary 40m out after some frenetic play on the outer wing, he plays on and screws through a quality finish off the right! (Q3 16:47)
McGovern is pinged for a hold on Riewoldt as they crawl after a ground ball 35m out on the flank, Riewoldt has had a quiet night but he screws that one home as well! (Q3 19:47)
McGovern picks off a Castagna rebound kick at half forward like a linebacker, runs to 45m on the flank and shoots… hits the left post. (Q3 22:48)
Weitering intercepts on the wing and immediately switches, McGovern goes long to the pocket for Silvagni to mark 20m out and convert. (Q3 26:13)
That goal was reward for a lot of territory and work over the past five minutes. (Q3 27:02)
Fisher roves and gives to Charlie Curnow for a snap off a step from 40m in front that fades wide right. (Q3 28:04)
Williams hold Dustin Martin one out 40m out in front and the ump sees it, Blues crowd boos then the Tiger fans cheer as Dusty slots it. (Q3 30:47)
Jack Martin passes to Curnow 40m out on the flank after the opening centre bounce of Q4, but the set shot misses left. (Q4 0:51)
McGovern spoils on the HFF for Richmond but the crumb falls for Edwards who gives inside to Bolton, he runs to 25m and slams through a big goal. (Q4 2:40)
Durdin gets involved on the HFF and runs to receive on the end of the handball chain to goal from the square. (Q4 5:10)
Rioli it was with the handball clanger that caused that goal. (Q4 5:35)
Hewett dives on the boot of Edwards after the next centre bounce, Graham plays on but it was to Hewett for kicking in danger, 50m penalty and goal! (Q4 6:34)
Saad runs forward and is tackled while kicking inside 50, it’s a shank but lands luckily in the arms of Cripps 30m out on the flank. Cripps kicks goal number three! (Q4 8:40)
Richmond only has itself to blame for this surge by the Blues, they have made mistakes and lacked poise. (Q4 9:25)
Jack Martin marks a Setterfield short pass to 45m on a slight angle after Carlton lock the ball in their half with pressure forcing turnovers. Martin kicks the go-ahead goal! (Q4 11:10)
Carlton fans enjoyed their preseason game and they are enjoying this even more! (Q4 11:40)
The game is swinging with clearances, Carlton bossing it in Q4. (Q4 12:09)
Hewett bounces the next centre clearance towards Jack Martin who gathers and is spun in a tackle, he feeds Fisher who snaps another one! Blue fans can smell it! (Q4 12:40)
Silvagni to Cerra for a clearance from a stoppage on the HFF, ball hits grass and Gibcus catches O’Brien high as they chase it, LOB goals from 15m out! (Q4 17:25)
Halfway through Q4 and Carlton has six in a row. (Q4 18:41)
Kennedy gets a free for Baker getting in his back in a tackle at a stoppage 45m out on a slight angle. Cerra’s set shot starts straight but swerves left and into the post. (Q4 20:10)
Dustin Martin passes from the wing to Riewoldt to mark untouched 45m out on a slight angle, who misses right. (Q4 20:42)
Cerra gets a free in a pack on the HBF and gets two 50m penalties for timewasting to bring him 20m out on a slight angle, he goals, long-suffering Blue crowd roars! (Q4 22:39)
Pickett dives on a loose footy and gives away a free for taking out the legs of Kennedy 25m out on the flank, who misses. (Q4 25:11)
Carlton aren’t giving this one up, Richmond are out of ideas. (Q4 28:08)
De Koning gets a contact free in a marking contest 50m out on the flank and misses, but it’s immaterial now as the game is done. (Q4 31:10)
Sad burns off Grimes on a scoot around the outer wing towards the HFF and chips inside nicely for Owies 30m out on a slight angle. Owies misses. (Q4 32:11)

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