Blog log from R15 of 2022: Geelong vs Richmond

Blicavs marks a Tuohy snap from the HFF on the behind line and screws through the first goal. (Q1 1:16)
Hawkins roves on the wing and gives to Henry who baulks away from Vlastuin and runs to 45m in front, rare air for him but he chips the big goal! (Q1 3:29)
Cam Guthrie hooks a set shot from just inside CHF to the left for a point. (Q1 6:34)
Grimes hits a long target kicking from the back pocket and the Tigers get the overlap going, Bolton sets up Maurice Rioli jnr to goal from 15m. (Q1 13:27)
Cam Guthrie kicks long after the next centre bounce, Cameron floats across the pack at the hotspot like Royce Hart to clunk it for his first goal. (Q1 14:28)
Zach Guthrie is one out in the square with Lynch for a long, high ball by Ralphsmith, De Koning flies in front but neither tall Cat can stop Lynch for the mark and goal. (Q1 17:19)
Lynch drops a pudding of a mark from a Riewoldt kick over the back to 20m to spurn a certain goal, scramble results and Bolton snaps wide under pressure. (Q1 19:18)
Stengle drops a Close kick to the hotspot but fights on at ground level to bounce through the goal off the left. (Q1 22:31)
Smith misses a flying snap from the HFF after a stoppage. (Q1 24:17)
Stengle runs around onto his right boot for a snap across the body from 40m on the flank after a stoppage, that one sails through. (Q1 27:07)
Clarke marks in front of Henry 45m out on the flank but tugs it right and OOTF as the QT siren sounds. (Q1 29:23)
Menegola gets caught high by McIntosh at half forward, he passes to Cameron 40m out on a slight angle, who converts. (Q2 1:43)
This is actually a big match for both clubs but Stewart laying out Prestia with a bump to knock him out of the game has put a dampener on it. Stewart to cop 4-8 weeks. (Q2 1:59)
Richmond can’t rebound past half way, Cameron marks again just inside true CHF and misses. (Q2 3:47)
Miers gets a HTB free on McIntosh after a few spotfires break out, these two teams are hot under the collar. Miers converts in ugly but effective style. (Q2 8:04)
Stewart gets an unpopular free on Riewoldt at half forward and goes to the pocket for Stengle 40m out, whose set shot is wide and rushed. (Q2 10:49)
Lynch keeps his feet after flying on the HFF, he handballs to the square where Soldo tries a volley, come on big man that’s not going to work, but Baker toepokes it home. (Q2 16:49)
Martin marks a Baker pass in front of O’Connor 30m out on the boundary, the Tigers need a big moment here and Dusty delivers with the goal! (Q2 19:41)
Soldo takes a link mark outside CHF and gives off to Grimes for the long ball to the square, Bolton marks over O’Connor and plays on for another one for the Tigs! (Q2 21:10)
Bolton roves on the HFF and snaps wide from 40m. (Q2 22:48)
Daniel Rioli wobbles a panicked kick from defensive hotspot but it lands in the arms of Smith 45m out on a slight angle, who steadies the Cats with his first goal. (Q2 24:19)
Credit to Cam Guthrie for the chase and pressure to force that turnover. (Q2 24:19)
Tigers are winning centre clearances now, Maurice Rioli jnr outmarks Duncan on the HFF and passes to Martin in the pocket 40m out who misses with a drop punt. (Q2 26:24)
Soldo marks 45m out in front after frontal pressure by Richmond forces the turnover. The set shot is hung left. (Q2 28:10)
Holmes beats Ralphsmith to mark a Selwood pass 40m out on a slight angle. The HT siren goes, Holmes shanks for no score. (Q2 29:13)
Richmond rebounds at pace down members wing, Riewoldt has Bolton over the back to mark near the behind line, but he misses a relatively easy set shot. (Q3 1:48)
Richmond’s pressure ratings were cranked up during Q2 and they come to the fore here forcing turnovers in midfield and attack, Edwards sharks a Stewart handball, goal from 20m! (Q3 4:08)
Short passes to Riewoldt near true CHF, he chooses a pass to Lynch 40m out near the boundary. Tough set shot from here but Lynch delivers a perfect left-to-right draw for the goal! (Q3 5:48)
Miers marks at CHF and goes to Hawkins who marks with skill in his right arm while holding off Tarrant with his left. The Tomahawk shoots from 30m in front… but slices right. (Q3 7:08)
Miers’ chase forces a turnover by Vlastuin with Tuohy intercepting 50m out in the corridor. Tuohy looks a bit dubious but gives it everything… it’s good! (Q3 9:03)
Vlaustin comes from behind the square to bomb long after the next centre bounce, Bolton leaps high in front of O’Connor to mark 40m out on a slight angle for the replying goal. (Q3 10:28)
After Menegola turns the ball over by foot on the wing, Bolton marks 30m out on the flank on the end of a quick switch and boots his third goal. (Q3 14:32)
Lynch beats De Koning to mark a long ball on the behind line on his chest. This for the lead for Richmond… shanks it OOTF! (Q3 17:37)
Edwards kicks to grass at half back, Tuohy roves and busts a tackle to give off to Miers who snaps wide from 30m on a slight angle. (Q3 18:53)
Tarrant is pinged for an arm chop on Henry going for a Stengle pass to 45m on a slight angle. Henry tugs it left. (Q3 19:49)
Slow play by Geelong behind centre, Ralphsmith reads the telegraph that Kolodjashnij sends him to spoil a kick across half back, he gathers and goals from 40m! Tigers in front! (Q3 21:04)
De Koning gets back on the line to touch through a Graham snap from half forward. Richmond are playing with finals intensity. (Q3 28:37)
Martin snaps high and wide from the hotspot after catching a smothered Cam Guthrie kick. (Q3 30:33)
Lynch contests 20m out in the pocket, Clarke gets the crumb after Riewoldt worries Kolodjashnij off it and snaps the goal! (Q4 3:27)
Lynch flies on the behind line to clunk a long Short kick from outside CHF, he has already missed one of these… but nails this one. (Q4 5:39)
Miers passes short to Stengle to mark in front of Pickett 40m out in front. This just about has to go through even though it’s early, such is the flow of the game… it’s good. (Q4 7:54)
Henry marks at the hotspot on a fast break but the scoring opportunity is burned by Hawkins who had scragged Grimes off the ball, no score. (Q4 9:57)
O’Connor roves in the pocket and gives to Close who runs onto his right boot and rams through the goal from 20m. Cats back within a klick! (Q4 12:24)
Graham wins a HTB free on Cam Guthrie at the next centre bounce and goes long, Riewoldt takes a screamer but it’s reversed for some reason, De Koning clears. (Q4 13:55)
From that play the Cats rebound at pace down members wing, Stengle marks and gives a Joe the Goose special to the 200-gamer Cameron who puts the Cats back in front! (Q4 14:54)
Blicavs catches and shoots from the HFF but it flies wide. (Q4 16:24)
Close plays for and gets a high contact free on Tarrant near the behind post. Tiger fans boo, Cat fans cheer but the goal umpire says Close misses. (Q4 19:34)
Richmond keeps turning the ball over in midfield, Zach Guthrie passes short to Menegola 45m out on the flank who misses. (Q4 21:16)
Pickett roves a kick in and kicks to Maurice Rioli jnr 30m out on the flank. Humongous kick for the kid… he slots it! (Q4 25:40)
2:06 to go and the Tigers lead… they have looked tired in Q4 but have they got a few more contests in them? (Q4 26:00)
Atkins clears to CHF, Stengle roves at full pace and kicks high to the top of the square, Henry flies to juggle the mark and puts Geelong back in the lead! (Q4 27:35)
1:14 to go and the Tigers will need to go again. (Q4 27:47)
Baker free on Cameron at the next bounce, long ball to the hotspot, Menegola rebounds to the HBF, out for a throw in, 53 seconds to go. (Q4 28:58)
Short volleys towards the hotspot after the throw in, Stewart intercepts to just about ice the game! (Q4 29:38)
His rebound kick to the wing is marked by Tarrant, long ball, pack forms near the hotspot, ball up, eight seconds left! (Q4 29:53)
Ball squirts to the flank for a throw in, it’s all over! (Q4 30:23)

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