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Blog log from R17 of 2023: Richmond vs Sydney

Blog log for Richmond vs Sydney, R17 of 2023

McInerney marks a ball intended for McDonald 40m out on the flank, Grimes looks around to see what happened, McDonald kicks the first goal of the night. (Q1 4:17)
Franklin is all on his own at the hotspot for a quick clearance kick by Rowbottom from the HFF, he draws Broad and gives a Joe the Goose special to Hayward. (Q1 10:17)
Bolton bombs long up the guts from the next bounce, Miller gets a rather soft free for a push by McCartin, barely there. Miller kicks straight as a die. (Q1 11:02)
Papley sets up a running goal from Gulden after the next bounce, that one rammed through from 45m. (Q1 12:32)
After Pickett is caught in possession – bit of a trend there – McDonald marks 20m out on the flank and misses. (Q1 16:33)
Riewoldt tries a soccer from the HFF to Maurice Rioli one out with Lloyd, ball skids past them both, Rioli gathers but snaps wide from 20m as two Swans converge. (Q1 18:16)
Vlastuin intercepts in the back pocket but wanders off his line looking for a switch and gets caught HTB by Papley 20m out, goal Sydney. (Q1 20:33)
Graham roves a bomb to the top of the square but can’t get a good kick off his left, Blakey cuts it off and starts a rebound… McLean marks 40m out on a slight angle and misses. (Q1 23:03)
Hayward strips Banks of the ball which leads to a Franklin mark next to the behind post, Bud misses. (Q1 26:00)
Baker beats Lloyd in a ground battle on the HFF, gathers and uses excellent vision to find his wingman Ross on the fat side 40m out on a slight angle. Ross converts. (Q1 27:48)
Franklin’s link mark from Sheldrick sets up a McLean mark on the lead 45m out on the flank, Grimes made him earn it but no 50. McLean hits the outside of the far right goalpost. (Q1 29:33)
With Lloyd in the hands of trainers, Sydney are a man down in defence and three Tigers raffle a Rioli kick to the square, Pickett pinches the winning ticket off Riewoldt and goals. (Q2 1:26)
Mills starts a chain out of a stoppage on outer wing, Heeney marks in front of Grimes 40m out on a slight angle and kicks his first goal. (Q2 7:01)
Baker marks a Martin chip pass strongly on the lead with Cunningham on his back shoulder 45m out on a slight angle. His set shot drifts right. (Q2 9:01)
Maurice Rioli misses a set shot from 45m on the flank. (Q2 10:20)
Banks gives Daniel Rioli a hospital handball in the centre and the Swans sweep forward on the counter, Gulden sees Franklin over the back, Bud turns and runs into the open goal! (Q2 13:11)
Papley bombs long from the next bounce, McDonald’s pickup is sizzling, he gives off to McInerney who snaps across the body from 20m for a nice finish! Beautiful footy. (Q2 14:31)
Papley left Hopper trailing in his wake on that clearance. (Q2 14:31)
Gulden tries a diagonal kick to the centre from the HBF but it’s Richmond’s turn to hit on the counter, Ross skids through a snap from 50m on a slight angle. (Q2 18:01)
Papley shows classic timing to rove 40m out on a slight angle but his curling snap is just not curly enough and snicks the inside of the right goalpost. Shame! (Q2 19:33)
Bolton roves a Baker contest at half forward and spins in a tackle to feed Cotchin who does the rest off the right boot from the hotspot. (Q2 23:16)
Hickey is pinged for a hold on Nankervis in ruck 30m out on a slight angle, and looks thoroughly disgusted about it. Nank hits the post. (Q2 26:21)
Franklin almost gets on the end of a long Papley ball on a fast break but eventually Hayward centres for Heeney to waltz into the open goal. (Q2 28:28)
Miller marks in front of McCartin 25m out on a slight angle after a rebound around members wing, but his set shot is wide right. (Q2 30:49)
Quick ball to the Richmond goalsquare from half forward at a stoppage, Baker is cooking tonight and he produces something from the magic porridge here, volleying past Francis! (Q3 1:48)
Francis gets back in time to rush a Ross shot from 50m. (Q3 2:35)
Nankervis snaps a goal from a stoppage 20m out. Richmond back within a kick all of a sudden. (Q3 4:32)
Baker roves and bounces a snap across the face from the pocket 25m out. (Q3 5:51)
Not a whole lot of rain in Melbourne in recent days but it has been spitting since Q2, just enough to annoy the crowd. (Q3 7:05)
Riewoldt takes a big contested pack mark 45m out on a slight angle but tugs the set shot left. (Q3 11:02)
Campbell snaps high and wide left from a stoppage at the hotspot. (Q3 14:45)
McLean feeds Heeney after roving 30m out on the flank, quick snap off the right skids through for an opportunist goal! (Q3 15:49)
Vlastuin mops up a hurried Florent grubber out of defence and feeds Hopper, who turns and hits Bolton 40m out in the corridor. Bolton tugs it left with steady rain falling. (Q3 20:31)
Pickett thieves the kick in off Blakey 50m out on the flank. His set shot hits the fence, no appeal as that’s just one point. (Q3 21:12)
McInerney marks 40m out on a fast break and tries to give to Franklin to run into goal but Banks just does enough to force a fumble and a rushed behind. (Q3 23:02)
Hayward marks 35m out in the corridor and sails through a drop punt between the raindrops. (Q3 24:31)
Cotchin cops a bump to the head by Fox at a ball up 45m out on a slight angle, tough kick with a wet ball for the old man, makes the distance but it stays left. (Q3 26:46)
Vlastuin takes a party trick of a mark with one hand in a wrestle with Mills, and more importantly converts the set shot from 35m on a slight angle! (Q3 29:28)
Blakey throws a boot at a loose ball in the back pocket but it sits up for Prestia to mark uncontested 45m out on the flank. Short… but Riewoldt marks and goals! (Q4 1:22)
It’s supposed to be Buddy’s night but after a very quiet night, Riewoldt might be the one who can turn the game. (Q4 1:52)
Maurice Rioli roves and gives behind to Bolton who tries his luck off a step from 45m on the flank across the body… narrow. (Q4 3:07)
Franklin takes a rare mark above his head from a clearance kick to 35m out on the flank. He punches through a big goal with a straight drop punt! Or does he, review… (Q4 4:22)
By the naked eye that one looked perfectly fine but the goal umpire wasn’t 100% sure… nothing on Edge so the six points stand. (Q4 4:57)
Ross blazes wide from 40m on a slight angle after Vlastuin gets involved at half forward. (Q4 8:08)
Vlastuin’s pressure on outer wing causes a turnover, Graham roves in the centre square and goes very long from 60m for a big goal on the kid! (Q4 10:53)
Ross marks just inside 50m on a slight angle, runs wide of the man on the mark but wobbles the set shot across the face. Tigers lead by that behind. (Q4 11:25)
Taranto roves and misses off the right from a ball up at the hotspot. (Q4 14:08)
Mills to Rowbottom for a snap from a stoppage 35m out on a slight angle, touched off the boot and across the face. Margin back to a point. (Q4 17:53)
Prestia roves after a stoppage, baulks a Swan and tries a checkside off a step from 15m in the pocket flies OOTF. (Q4 20:53)
Repeat inside 50s for Richmond, Bolton marks in front of Rowbottom 45m out on a slight angle. Kick is short, no mark and no score results. 6:03 to play. (Q4 21:28)
Banks turns the ball over on the HBF under Hayward pressure, Franklin draws a contact free on Broad going for a Parker pass to 35m out on the flank… shanks, no score. (Q4 23:23)
3:30 to go and stoppage on members wing. (Q4 25:06)
Sydney on the attack, no targets free inside 50 with the Tigers flooding back. (Q4 26:07)
McInerney has a moment in the pocket but chooses a pass that doesn’t work, Rampe has a chance to deliver inside 50 but kicks straight to Young. (Q4 26:53)
1:53 to go and the ball is at half forward for Sydney at a ball up. (Q4 27:06)
Bolton roves on the wing and kicks to the pocket for a throw in, territory is the name of the game now. 1:25 to go. (Q4 27:50)
Throw in same spot, 1:08, Swans almost out of time. (Q4 28:07)
Ruck tap inside to the hotspot skids for Graham who roves and rams through the sealing goal! (Q4 28:46)
Actually it was Bolton who volleyed the crumb inside to set up that goal! (Q4 29:28)
Nankervis from the next bounce after McLean tackles then releases to prevent a timewasting ball up, Martin roves and bounces through a cherry-flavoured goal from 40m! (Q4 30:23)

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