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Blog log from R1 of 2023: Richmond vs Carlton

Blog log for Richmond vs Carlton, R1 of 2023

Martin lines up on McGovern at the first centre bounce and gets rid of him to chase a chaos ball, turn and snap the first goal of the season from 35m on a slight angle. (Q1 0:46)
A blocking free in ruck at the next bounce allows De Koning to send a quick ball to the hotspot, crumb falls for Fisher who snaps the first Carlton goal off the left. (Q1 2:01)
Silvagni leaps on the back of Balta to take a screamer in the pocket 20m out and delivers the very popular goal in his 100th game. (Q1 7:36)
Excellent link work by Rioli jnr on the wing sets up Graham for a low pressure snap from 35m on the flank on the lope… but it drifts across the face, disappointingly. (Q1 10:30)
Graham gets another chance off a step from deep on the pocket 25m out after Newman gets smothered but his checkside goes across the face again. (Q1 11:34)
Cripps chooses to bump instead of chase a loose footy at defensive hotspot, Tigers have numbers and flip it out to Cripps’ man Taranto who snaps on the turn… well wide. (Q1 12:43)
Lynch marks a Cotchin pass in the pocket 25m out, the Tigers are piling up repeat inside 50s this quarter. But the set shot is wide. (Q1 16:26)
Short goes short on the wing and turns it over by foot, Fisher has Charlie Curnow at half forward, quickly to McKay who drops it at the hotspot but butters up and goals. (Q1 21:17)
Docherty goes to a one-on-one and turns it over on the HBF, Prestia marks 50m out on a slight angle and sprays it OOTF. (Q1 22:59)
Jack Martin is front and centre for a quick McKay ball to the pocket but bounces his snap across the face from 20m. (Q1 25:07)
Bolton roves on the wing and passes to Dustin Martin 50m out on the flank just before the QT siren. Dusty tries a torpedo but mungs it to the square for no score. (Q1 28:02)
Acres is pinged for a hold on Maurice Rioli jnr 45m out on a slight angle, he manages to lever the set shot over the pack on the line for his first goal. (Q2 6:07)
Saad mows down Maurice Rioli jnr to prevent a snap 40m out. (Q2 10:12)
Owies plays on to advantage and checksides wide from the pocket on the run. (Q2 11:51)
Miller marks 40m out on the flank but sprays it OOTF. (Q2 13:44)
Jack Martin sends a long speculator from outside CHF to the square, McKay claims the mark but not paid, he feeds out to Owies who snaps the goal from 15m. (Q2 21:37)
Ed Curnow receives from Saad at half forward and chips to the pocket for Kennedy to mark 25m out. Kennedy kicks across the face with a failed checkside. (Q2 24:54)
Saad kicks long from the centre square, it’s off hands for a behind as the HT siren blows. (Q2 28:11)
Young had Riewoldt’s measure in the first half but the older Tiger has the sit for a quick Dustin Martin kick to the pocket, the stager marks and goals from 25m. (Q3 2:37)
Bolton is all on his own in the pocket on the end of a quick counter attack started by a Blues clanger from half back, he runs in to the easy goal. (Q3 5:45)
Prestia to Taranto for the quick clearance to Dustin Martin at half forward, then the quick pass to the lead of Lynch in the pocket 25m out. He goals, Tigers hit the lead. (Q3 7:04)
Charlie Curnow is at the front of a big pack in the pocket and holds the mark 25m out, his set shot is a peach and he’s opened his defence of the Coleman Medal. (Q3 11:15)
Charlie Curnow turns rover and tumbles a snap from the pocket 20m out through for his second goal. (Q3 13:07)
Graham pokes a kick under pressure from the HFF to grass near the hotspot, the crumb falls for Maurice Rioli jnr who snaps on the turn and it wobbles through for his second goal. (Q3 15:01)
Hollands floats a snap wide from half forward. (Q3 16:17)
The Blues work the footy by hand inward from a stoppage on the HFF, Docherty hoofs an ugly kick to the fat side pocket where McKay marks 20m out but misses. (Q3 17:56)
McGovern intercepts behind the wing and starts a quick switch that ends in the arms of McKay near the hotspot with Balta out of position. The set shot is again poor, though. (Q3 19:16)
Prestia is Johnny on the spot for an aimless Young kick from defence but he misses from 35m on a slight angle. (Q3 20:43)
Lynch leaps over Weitering and juggles a long Mansell speculator up the corridor to 35m on a slight angle. He converts. (Q3 21:51)
De Koning goes under a throw in in a contest with Lynch, the latter keeps his feet to catch and snap for his second, or does he… review shows it was touched for a point. (Q3 25:16)
Saad is pinged for an arm chop on Bolton as they go for a Baker pass to the pocket 30m out. Crowd doesn’t like it, then cheer as Bolton misses everything. (Q3 27:17)
Young and Lynch are one out for a long ball to the square, ball hits grass for Lynch to gather but Young touches the snap through. Carlton just hanging on here. (Q3 30:16)
McIntosh mops up a ground ball on the HFF and gives inside to Taranto who tries a checkside off a step from 40m on a slight angle, but it doesn’t turn enough. (Q3 30:59)
Docherty intercepts 55m out on a slight angle, crowd boos as Graham cribbed on the mark but Doch loads up for bear and raises the crowd to its feet with a booming goal! (Q4 7:28)
Hewett feeds Cripps running from a stoppage on the HFF but his left-foot snap wobbles wide from 40m. (Q4 8:31)
Vlastuin misses from 45m on a slight angle after running around Silvagni. (Q4 10:31)
McGovern bombs long to the square, two Tigers spoil McKay, both Charlie Curnow and Balta throw a boot at the crumb, goes through and reviewed… ruled a goal! (Q4 16:44)
Saad misses McGovern with a handball in the back pocket, Miller roves and hoiks a centring ball to the hotspot where Bolton marks and misses, disappointingly. (Q4 19:44)
7:09 to go and a kick in it, it’s anyone’s though the Blues have looked the better team. (Q4 20:15)
McGovern turns it over by hand on the HBF but redeems himself with a tackle on Taranto to prevent a score. Tigers are pumping! (Q4 20:45)
Ross marks 45m out on the flank and shanks it OOTF. (Q4 22:14)
Ball living at half forward for Richmond in the past few minutes, clock hits 5:00. (Q4 22:27)
Carlton can’t rebound past half way, Richmond can’t find a target inside 50. 3:30 left. (Q4 24:12)
Bolton tries to make a play in very heavy traffic and gets caught HTB on the HFF. 3:00 to go. (Q4 25:44)
Stalemate moves to outer wing, 2:30. (Q4 25:44)
McGovern spoils a Mansell kick to the pocket to stave off another chance, 1:52. (Q4 26:46)
Nankervis kicks high from ruck to the square but Carlton have numbers, McGovern starts the switch… McKay drops the mark inside 50 and the Tigers have a chance, 1:00 to go! (Q4 28:02)
Hopper bombs long to a big pack 25m out on a slight angle. McGovern flies but Lynch clunks it over the top! (Q4 28:11)
Lynch lines up to tie the scores, kicks truly! (Q4 28:44)
17 seconds to go at the next bounce! (Q4 28:44)
Cerra to Acres at half forward, handball to a pack, siren goes it’s a draw! (Q4 30:00)

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