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Blog log from R5 of 2023: Richmond vs Sydney

Blog log for Richmond vs Sydney, R5 of 2023

Amartey marks the first centre clearance in front of Balta 45m out on a slight angle and boots the first goal of the evening. (Q1 0:57)
Ryan provides link work on the wing, Prestia has Mansell on his own in the pocket to goal from 20m. (Q1 3:22)
Papley plays for and gets a free for contact by Vlastuin off a stoppage just inside CHF. His set shot hooks left, footy gods smile. (Q1 9:58)
Mills slams through a set shot from 45m on a slight angle as the Swans finally make good on repeat inside 50s. (Q1 10:34)
Ladhams’ dump kick from a ball up in the back pocket to CHB lands in the arms of Ralphsmith 45m out in front, whose kick is into the man on the mark. Hmm. (Q1 13:13)
After Vlastuin drops a handpass on outer wing, McDonald passes to Amartey 40m out on a slight angle who misses left. (Q1 16:29)
Ralphsmith turns the ball over on the rebound, long ball to a big pack at the hotspot, Stephens receives from Cunningham for the inevitable goal. (Q1 17:42)
McLean busts a big pack at the hotspot for Amartey to mark near the hotspot for his second goal. (Q1 18:57)
Cumberland feeds Cotchin for a left-foot snap from the pocket which flies OOTF. (Q1 21:57)
Bolton kicks long to the opposite pocket from the HFF for Cumberland to gather and snap truly off the left from 20m. (Q1 23:54)
Gulden has a long snap fall on the line to be rushed. (Q1 25:29)
Cumberland hits the post with a set shot from 30m on a slight angle. (Q1 29:59)
Florent speeds away from a stoppage on the wing ahead of Cotchin, has two bounces but kicks OOTF from 50m. (Q2 1:12)
Heeney marks just outside true CHF, he goes wide to Lloyd just as far out on a slight angle. Lloyd uses the stand rule to run around the man on the mark… review ensues… (Q2 4:16)
Soft call was a behind but it looked like it missed the left goalpost… but it did touch the advertising hoarding that was loose at the top, an unlucky behind! (Q2 4:46)
McDonald snaps a big goal from a stoppage 20m out. (Q2 5:59)
Riewoldt holds Lloyd off with strength (and a bit of unwhistled high contact) to mark a Prestia pass at the hotspot for a goal. (Q2 9:11)
Fox kicks from the last line at full tilt but Mansell intercepts in the pocket and centres for Taranto 35m out on a slight angle, who misses. (Q2 10:46)
Papley baulks out of a pack in the pocket and centres for Warner near the hotspot for his first senior goal. (Q2 14:31)
Warner concedes a 50m penalty to bring Cotchin to the hotspot for a charity goal… which he spurns with a poster. (Q2 16:46)
Riewoldt soccers a Gould kick clanger for a point from the pocket 20m out. (Q2 19:31)
Roberts rushes a McIntosh speculator to the square over Bolton. (Q2 21:02)
McIntosh roves a stoppage and gives behind for Baker to have a flying snap from 50m on a slight angle… flies wide right. (Q2 27:13)
Papley centres from the pocket for McInerney to mark 25m out on a slight angle just before the HT siren. McInerney kicks truly. (Q2 28:47)
Heeney beats Miller to mark 40m out in front for the first goal of Q3, rather too easily. (Q3 1:34)
Riewoldt marks 35m out on the flank, the Tigers need to start kicking these half-chances… the old champ delivers. (Q3 4:39)
McDonald runs interference for McLean to mark 30m out on a slight angle, the Swans have done that well this evening. McLean misses, however. (Q3 8:04)
The Tigers clear from a stoppage on members wing and the long kick is to the fat side where Pickett and Roberts wait for the bouncing footy… Pickett wins and goals from 40m! (Q3 11:05)
McInerney gives to Warner on the boundary 40m out, he has a snap off a step but just misses. (Q3 12:28)
Baker volleys a rebound kick but it’s deliberate OOB, Blakey gets around Mansell on the mark to kick to the hotspot, Papley roves and baulks into the open goal! (Q3 13:50)
Cumberland roves a Riewoldt contest that drew three defenders to a Taranto kick, he turns onto his left in the pocket 20m out and screws through the goal. (Q3 15:05)
The long-mooted rain has finally started to fall at Adelaide Oval. (Q3 16:37)
McInerney scrubs a kick under pressure from the last line but it floats straight to Baker 40m out on the flank who kicks it over his head for another to the Tigers! (Q3 18:38)
The Swans boss the next centre bounce and Papley rams through his second goal from 45m after a feed by Cunningham. (Q3 20:35)
The Tigers get a loose man going on the rebound around members wing, Ryan falls back to mark the Mansell ball over the Swans defence to the hotspot, he goals. (Q3 22:00)
Ryan taps down to Clarke from a throw in 20m out, Clarke screws through another one off the left! (Q3 24:08)
Balta intercepts at half back and looks to switch but Heeney anticipates his handball, sharks it and runs into the open goal! (Q3 26:53)
Mansell intercepts at half forward and passes short to Martin 45m out on the flank, after a quick rebound up the guts by the Tigers. Dusty misses near side right. (Q3 30:05)
Vlastuin is smothered at half back, ball flipped to Warner who misses a soda from 30m on a slight angle. (Q3 31:47)
Hopper catches Gulden HTB at a stoppage at half forward and goes to the hotspot, where Riewoldt flies Disco Roach style over three Swans for a big goal! (Q3 33:36)
Bolton is pinged for kicking in danger after the next bounce and gives the Swan a whack for good measure, 50m penalty results in a pass that doesn’t work, no score. (Q3 35:37)
Warner gives to Gulden who misses a running snap from CHF. (Q3 36:09)
Balta rushes a long Gulden ball to the square over McDonald. (Q4 0:46)
Warner misses a running snap from the HFF. (Q4 0:46)
Ralphsmith roves on the HFF and misses a flying snap from 50m. (Q4 3:12)
McIntosh roves a Mills spoil and gives outside to Bolton who misses a low-percentage left-foot snap from the boundary 30m out. (Q4 4:30)
The Swans go coast to coast with Heeney providing the key contest on the wing, long ball to grass allows Papley to turn Grimes and goal from the hotspot. (Q4 4:52)
Parker is pinged for deliberate OOB 35m out. Bolton takes the free, good angle for his screwing ball but he shanks it OOTF. (Q4 9:43)
Hayward sends a very long speculator to the Swans hotspot, Ryan is there but he drops the intercept, crumb sits up for Stephens who sends Papley into the open goal! (Q4 10:36)
Ladhams catches and then throws a ball in, what was he thinking. Riewoldt accepts the gift goal from 20m. (Q4 12:58)
Rain falling steadily now, not likely to ease up before the end of the match. (Q4 14:46)
Papley roves on the wing, has nothing to aim at so goes himself Buddy style from 65m… skids wide left. (Q4 20:29)
Campbell seals the game with a lovely snap from the boundary 50m out after the kick in doesn’t work. (Q4 20:45)
Rioli jnr fumbles on the wing and the Swans attack again, Ladhams feeds Rowbottom for a champagne footy goal from 35m in front. (Q4 24:29)
Ladhams feeds Parker who misses on the run from 45m on the flank. (Q4 26:30)
Ralphsmith is pinged for running too far playing on from the kick in, fair enough as he did run fully 30m. Papley screws through his fifth goal from 40m on the flank. (Q4 26:55)
Papley is over the back for his sixth goal, it’s party time in the city of churches for the Swans. (Q4 29:44)
Pickett is pinged for a hold on Warner 45m out on the flank, plus a 50m penalty to ensure the goal for a bit of gobbing off. Wheels on fire, rolling down the road for the Tigers. (Q4 31:35)
Pickett passes to Maurice Rioli jnr to mark in front of Blakey 50m out in the corridor, but his kick doesn’t score in the last minute. (Q4 34:28)
Vlastuin passes to Ralphsmith at true CHF just before the final siren. The kid shanks for no score. (Q4 35:14)

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