Blog log from R17 of 2022: Gold Coast vs Richmond

Chol taps the crumb from a Casbult contest at the hotspot wide to Swallow who gives Holman a Joe the Goose special for the opening goal of the evening. (Q1 0:12)
Edwards roves in the pocket ahead of Sharp, baulks and centres for Pickett just outside the hotspot for the first goal for Richmond. (Q1 0:12)
Chol stands up in possession after not being paid a mark at the top of the square, he rides contact from Miller and snaps the goal. (Q1 3:52)
Castagna passes to Lynch 40m out on the flank, the home crowd boos their former champion, then cheers as he sprays it wide right. (Q1 7:33)
Castagna roves at half forward and gives inside to Prestia for a flying snap from 45m on a slight angle… wide right as well. (Q1 6:32)
Ainsworth passes to Sharp running forward from the wing ahead of McIntosh 25m out on a slight angle, he misses. (Q1 7:33)
Ellis roves a Pickett kick to grass on the wing and goes to the hotspot where Chol takes a contested grab but misses. (Q1 8:52)
Edwards roves a Riewoldt contest and snaps his second goal from the square, it was Riewoldt himself who punched the crumb into his path. (Q1 15:23)
Castagna passes to Cumberland in the pocket 15m out, who had just come on as sub. He misses. (Q1 17:11)
After Casboult plays on from a high contact free on Ralphsmith inside 50, Ainsworth marks 35m out in front and converts. (Q1 21:51)
Collins drops an intercept mark at the hotspot, Bolton is front and square for the crumb, he wobbles through the quick snap. (Q1 24:21)
Lemmens drops an intercept mark on the HBF, Maurice Rioli jnr sets up Cumberland for a running shot from 20m on a slight angle for his first senior goal. (Q1 27:13)
Cumberland runs into the open goal for his second after Lemmens slips over going for a chaos ball! (Q1 29:08)
Bolton goals from the hotspot after yet another missed intercept by the Suns in defence, this one by Ballard who whiffed the ball completely. (Q2 1:20)
Daniel Rioli passes to the pocket for Castagna who misses from 25m. (Q2 3:43)
Bolton snaps wide from half forward. (Q2 4:47)
Chol taps the crumb from his contest in the pocket to Oea who gives inside for Fiorini to goal from 20m. (Q2 6:19)
Short gets tackled by Fiorini on the HFF, looked to be HTB but the ump pays holding the man, dissent from Anderson ensures the goal from the square with a 50m penalty. (Q2 9:16)
Boltonn leaps in front of Graham to juggle a mark 20m out with one hand. He goals with typical panache. (Q2 12:01)
Aarts is pinged for contact on Ellis from behind as the Sun tries to intercept a Grimes rebound kick to the flank 40m out. Ellis tries a pass, rushed point the result. (Q2 15:01)
Bowes takes his eyes off the incoming footy to contact Castagna before intercept marking, ump pays the free but George misses from 45m on a slight angle. (Q2 16:11)
Castagna beats Ellis to mark a Graham kick 30m out on the flank, his set shot is a shank for no score. (Q2 18:56)
Daniel Rioli gets a free plus 50m for contact after disposal, his kick from 45m lands on the goal line where Riewoldt goals. (Q2 21:46)
Aarts marks a Riewoldt centring ball 45m out on a slight angle, his kick lands near the behind post where Cumberland marks over Graham and misses. (Q2 25:17)
Ralphsmith runs free through the middle, hair flying, and goes over two Suns to Cumberland who draws a contact free 20m out on a slight angle and misses. (Q2 28:17)
Graham runs inside from a stoppage on the HFF and snaps across the body for a goal from 40m. (Q3 1:15)
Casboult juggles a mark in front of Miller from a Swallow pass to the pocket 35m out, his set shot is wide and rushed. (Q3 4:10)
Chol marks in front of Grimes 40m out on the flank and misses near side left. (Q3 7:59)
Fiorini passes to Ainsworth to take a contested grab 35m out on the flank, plus a 50m for gobbing off at the ump to ensure the goal. (Q3 10:49)
Miller adds a goal from mid range. Technically it’s still live, this game, but it feels like junk time. (Q3 12:33)
Chol marks a Swallow pass in front of Miller 30m out on the flank and sneaks the set shot inside the right goalpost. (Q3 14:54)
Miller has lifted the Suns with grunt work in the middle, the margin is now within reach halfway through Q3. (Q3 14:54)
Aarts catches Bowes HTB at a stoppage 30m out on the flank and converts. (Q3 17:26)
Oea had a quiet first half as did most of the Sun forwards, but he delivers a nice finish with a snap across the body from 20m on the flank after roving ahead of Ralphsmith. (Q3 19:28)
Bolton keeps his feet to rove his own contest but grubbers into the post from 25m on the flank. (Q3 24:10)
Bowes catches Bolton HTB as the little Tiger tries to snap another one from 15m. (Q3 26:56)
Pickett leaps in front of Fiorini to intercept 25m out on the flank but misses. (Q3 28:14)
Another calamity in defence for Gold Coast as Bowes and Collins stuff up another intercept, Bolton pounces and goes to Riewoldt 20m out for the goal. (Q3 30:06)
Miller is involved twice in a rebound up the guts including the last pass to Swallow at the hotspot, hard running by Touk well rewarded with the goal to the ex-captain. (Q4 2:37)
Chol engages with Ben Miller to take a strong contested grab from a Flanders kick to 35m on the flank. His set shot is a disappointment, though. (Q4 4:37)
Casboult bumps Ralphsmith of a ground ball near the hotspot to benefit Anderson who screws through a fabulous finish off a step from 40m! (Q4 5:52)
Tarrant intercepts an Anderson rebound kick and goes back to the pocket for Riewoldt to mark 35m out. Rooey’s set shot checkside is a boomer, big goal! (Q4 8:32)
Bolton centres from the pocket for Maurice Rioli jnr at the hotspot who misses. (Q4 13:32)
Aarts strips Touk Miller in a tackle, gathers and shoots wide form near the hotspot. (Q4 16:11)
Sharp plays on to advantage from a Chol free on the HFF, terrible kick but a downfield free against Grimes for late contact gifts Day the goal from 15m. (Q4 17:30)
Again this game is technically live but the Tigers have had the Suns on the ropes all night, lacking a knock out blow but winning easily on points. (Q4 18:08)
Collins attacks the centre with a kick from the wing but turns it over, Castagna runs into the open goal but Ballard dives in to touch it through, Heath Shaw style! (Q4 19:55)
Gold Coast goes coast to coast after that pressure act as sides often do, Holman marks 45m out on thee flank but just misses right. (Q4 21:08)
Short is pinged 50m for timewasting on the mark, bringing Rowell to 40m in the corridor… Rowell bangs it through! (Q4 22:31)
3:45 to go and two kicks in it now… this would be thievery if the Suns were to get up here. (Q4 23:04)
Touk Miller kicks over several Tigers at half forward to Ainsworth 25m out on the flank… who misses, disappointingly. (Q4 25:13)
2:11 to go at the kick in. (Q4 25:13)
Day sends a long speculator up the guts to the hotspot, Chol is over the back, he fumbles but has time to volley home the huge goal! (Q4 27:13)
1:13 to go and the Suns have lost two close ones in a row… they are Dew! (Q4 27:13)
Mad scramble in midfield, Bowes kicks to half forward, surge footy, Holman snaps from the pocket… lands in the other pocket, Day marks and centres to Anderson, siren sounds… (Q4 28:11)
Anderson shoots from 40m on the flank… Suns win, that is through! (Q4 28:11)

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