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Blog log from R19 of 2023: Richmond vs Hawthorn

Blog log for Richmond vs Hawthorn, R19 of 2023

Baker gathers a chaos ball by Riewoldt at half forward and feeds Graham running past but the snap is across the face from 25m on the flank. (Q1 2:49)
Daniel Rioli’s lunge forces a running snap by Nash from 45m on the flank OOTF. (Q1 4:30)
Sicily’s third intercept mark sets up a Moore pass inside 50 for Lewis near the boundary 45m out. Lewis’s set shot is narrow to the left. (Q1 5:01)
Balta drops an intercept from a Mitchell kick to Lewis 30m out on the flank playing in front, Lewis roves but his hurried roller off the left boot is wide left. (Q1 8:19)
Richmond keeps turning it over in midfield, latest intercept by Scrimshaw, Lewis has the sit over Broad to mark a Nash long ball and gives a Joe the Goose special to Wingard. (Q1 9:16)
Riewoldt marks on the HFF, wheels, waits and passes to a hole 40m out on a slight angle for Graham to mark and goal. (Q1 10:46)
Macdonald passes to the lead of Wingard 45m out on a slight angle, he goes short to Worpel in a slightly worse position, Worpel bangs through the goal. (Q1 14:02)
Brockman marks a Ward tumbler inside 50 in front of Banks 30m out on a slight angle and kicks truly. (Q1 16:17)
Wingard runs to CHF on a fast break started by another Sicily intercept in defence, he tries to hit Maginness over the back but hits grass instead, Maginness soccers home from 20m! (Q1 19:17)
Banks hits the lead of Baker with a nice pass to space 40m out on a slight angle, but the set shot is wide right. (Q1 21:17)
Nash gets a bad bounce in the centre, Cotchin roves and passes over Hardwick to Martin at the hotspot for a quick goal out of nothing. (Q1 23:20)
Impey turns the ball over by hand on rebound to Ross, leading to a Taranto mark inside 50 and sideways pass to Hopper 45m out in the corridor. Hopper converts on the QT siren. (Q1 29:37)
Martin marks in front of Hardwick 45m out in front but shanks to the pocket… Miller flies over the pack to mark near the behind post, he goals with a checkside! (Q2 1:02)
Bolton sharks a handball on the wing in traffic and sprints clear of Impey to hit the fat side, leading to a Graham pass to Taranto 40m out on a slight angle. T-Bone kicks truly. (Q2 3:38)
Amon it was who didn’t see Bolton flashing past and coughed up the pill. (Q2 4:01)
Martin starts a rebound around outer wing, plenty of Hawks swarming but Daniel Rioli feeds Bolton who snaps wide off the left from the hotspot. (Q2 5:42)
Miller marks a long Taranto snap from CHF that drifts to the behind post and gives inside for Cotchin who misses from 15m under pressure! Opportunity lost there. (Q2 6:20)
Broad misses Rioli on an unpressured pass from half back and then gets caught HTB at the hotspot by Lewis trying to mop up. Lewis converts to settle the Hawks. (Q2 7:38)
Reeves down to Worpel at the bounce, feeds Wingard who passes to Brockman 40m out in the corridor. Brockman’s kick swerves near the left goalpost but falls in. (Q2 9:19)
Sicily’s intercept at half back starts a slow switch play, Ward goes inside to Worpel who hits the fat side for Lewis 30m out on the flank, he goals again. (Q2 12:04)
Breust stumbles and is lucky to get a high contact free on McIntosh after a ball up 25m out on a slight angle. He kicks straight, crowd hoots his name. (Q2 14:34)
Wingard is having one of his rare games for Hawthorn where he looks like the player he was at Port Adelaide, he soccers the crumb from a Lewis contest in the pocket 20m out, goal! (Q2 17:04)
Newcombe takes a contested grab over Banks at the hotspot from a speculator by Impey, his first goal. (Q2 19:04)
After losing the lead with an early Q2 Richmond surge, the Hawks have blown the margin out again with some irresistible run. (Q2 19:44)
Bolton marks a Prestia pass 45m out on a slight angle but misses. (Q2 23:10)
Baker marks a centring ball by Graham to 35m in the corridor, Sicily giving him a few steps of leg rope too many. Baker kicks his first goal just before HT. (Q2 31:11)
Wingard hits the post from a pack in the pocket 20m out. (Q2 32:45)
Day wins the first clearance of Q3, Wingard drops a contested grab 25m out but the ball comes back to him to grubber the goal. (Q3 0:44)
Taranto shanks a set shot from 50m on a slight angle, it’s an ugly helicopter kick but it wobbles through, he’s the most surprised of anyone! (Q3 2:50)
Ross turns the ball over on the wing by hand, Nash kicks long to Breust who can’t mark against Vlastuin but Moore roves, breaks a high tackle by McIntosh and goals from 20m. (Q3 5:19)
Lewis gets an arm chop free on Balta near the hotspot going for a Reeves pass, and sends through his third goal. (Q3 7:14)
Riewoldt baulks through traffic on the HFF and pokes a pass to Cotchin at the hotspot, he plays on and just about misses the easiest goal ever, review for a snick… point! (3 Qtr Time)
Martin snaps from the pocket 20m out, wrong side for a right-footer and it curls across the face for a throw in. (Q3 11:35)
A 50m penalty against Breust brings Vlastuin to half forward, leading to Soldo marks a centring ball by Miller at the hotspot, another 50 against Ward to ensure the goal. (Q3 18:01)
Breust is front and centre for a Day speculator to Lewis 25m out in the pocket, Balta can’t reach him in time to stop the dribbling goal. (Q3 20:45)
Graham roves a ball up at half forward and releases Prestia who blazes wide from 40m on a slight angle. (Q3 25:52)
Lewis takes a pack grab from a Ward kick to 20m in the pocket, he curls in his fourth goal. (Q3 29:25)
Sicily is pinged for dissent on the wing for a dead ball free, Bolton takes a contested grab in front of Impey 45m out on a slight angle and delivers a lovely long set shot. (Q3 31:36)
Banks clears from the next bounce, Frost is pinged for contact on Riewoldt just inside 50m on the flank. Old man Jack gets up ruefully and goes back… shanks OOTF. (Q3 33:07)
Breust is over the back of Broad to mark a Macdonald pass 25m out in the pocket, he thinks he curls in the goal but the umps think it snicked the post, review… behind. (Q4 3:22)
Coulthard’s first two touches in senior footy come on a scything run up members wing, ending with a Riewoldt mark and goal from the pocket 20m out. (Q4 5:52)
Coulthard goes to Martin one out with Hardwick in the square on the end of a fast break, Dusty is supreme in that situation, he marks and goals! (Q4 7:53)
Taranto gets the next centre clearance, Coulthard contests at half forward, Graham roves and goes over Amon to Mansell 40m out on the flank, he misses across the face. (Q4 10:02)
Riewoldt beats Sicily to mark deep in the pocket 15m out but he also misses a very gettable set shot favouring his right boot. (Q4 11:30)
Weddle’s dump kick from the back pocket is straight to Taranto 50m out on a slight angle, Tigers are all over the Hawks now. T-Bone slams through the goal! (Q4 12:42)
Margin now single figures, the home crowd is up and about for Richmond and if momentum means anything, the yellow and black army will storm over the top. (Q4 14:02)
Brockman catches Balta HTB at half forward but his sideways kick to the centre hits grass, Rioli pounces and streaks forward, Riewoldt marks over Day 40m out but misses. (Q4 15:57)
Breust roves on the HFF, baulks inside and tries a screwing snap from 45m… doesn’t curl enough, just a point. (Q4 17:02)
Impey catches Pickett HTB at half back to stop another Tiger attack. Richmond needs to get a wriggle on. 3:40 left. (Q4 23:26)
Hopper roves a Banks speculator to a pack on the HFF and gives to Bolton who hits the square… McIntosh comes off the wing to mark over Moore for a huge goal! (Q4 25:56)
2:01 to go and a kick in it. Anyone’s game. (Q4 26:18)
Nash volleys the centre clearance but it’s rebounded, Baker kicks to half forward, Graham high to the pocket, no mark, Martin towards the hotspot, Baker roves and snaps truly! (Q4 27:36)
1:03 to go and Richmond have completed the comeback to lead by a point! (Q4 28:02)
Now it’s Hawthorn’s turn to try to win the game rather than save it. (Q4 28:02)
Worpel volleys to the wing, Hardwick to half forward, Reeves provides the crumb, ball up, 34 seconds left. (Q4 29:26)
Coulthard to Baker, blind kick falls nicely for Pickett, he plays tempo to drain the clock, Tigers will win! (Q4 29:26)

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