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Blog log from R4 of 2024: Richmond vs St Kilda

Blog log for Richmond vs St Kilda, R4 of 2024

Nankervis kicks from a stoppage on the wing under a tackle for Maurice Rioli jnr to mark 45m out. His kick looks ugly but it helicopters inside the near post for the first goal! (Q1 1:48)
Sharman roves a long speculator by King from the HFF to the square but blazes wide off the left from 15m. (Q1 4:18)
Lefau breaks two tackles on members wing to start an attack, Mansell takes a link mark and passes to the pocket for Bolton 35m out, who misses. (Q1 6:33)
Martin receives from Bolton in the centre on a rebound and passes over Cordy to Lefau 30m out on a slight angle. Lefau kicks truly. (Q1 8:45)
Martin engineers another clearance from midfield, Bolton wows the Norwood crowd with a sensational snap from the pocket 25m out! (Q1 12:45)
Short to Vlastuin to Campbell to Bolton to run into the open goal, that’s a coast to coast special around outer wing at full pace! (Q1 16:15)
Wanganeen-Milera sets up Owens for a running shot from the HFF which misses. (Q1 17:30)
Koschitzke juggles a mark from a Mansell pass to the boundary 20m out despite a strong challenge from Battle, but his set shot is across the face and OOTF. (Q1 22:16)
Owens tries to volley a goal from the square from a Caminiti attempt from the HFF but it’s off a body for a behind. (Q1 24:16)
Sonsie roves a long ball to the top of the square but snaps OOTF under a tackle. (Q2 2:05)
Phillipou marks 35m out on the flank but shanks for no score. (Q2 4:08)
Taranto spins in midfield and kicks to Bolton who takes a nice contested grab leaping in front of Wanganeen-Milera 30m out… but he plays on, McIntosh misses, opportunity lost. (Q2 7:39)
Marshall gets a ruck free on Nankervis on members wing, long ball to King to take a contested grab in front of Miller 30m out on a slight angle, he tugs it left. (Q2 8:38)
King takes another strong contested mark in front of Young from a Hill pass to 40m in the corridor, hands of steel. But again he tugs the set shot left, OOTF this time. (Q2 12:00)
Brown intercepts a rebound kick by Butler 50m out on the flank over Membrey, tries his luck but leaves it right. (Q2 14:21)
Lefau misses a tough set shot from the boundary 45m out near side left. (Q2 19:39)
Daniel Rioli spins out of challenges by Higgins and Butler but Wanganeen-Milera picks off his kick to the centre, Higgins is over the back for the goal from 20m. (Q2 24:24)
Koschitzke draws a holding free on Cordy 40m out in front just before the HT siren. He kicks straight. (Q2 26:24)
Hill sprays a snap wide from 35m on a slight angle. (Q3 1:04)
Hill feeds Higgins who snaps on the turn from 30m in front… yep you guessed it, another miss. (Q3 3:39)
Young spoils a Sinclair snap in a contest with Caminiti near the behind line, another point. Another twenty of those and the Saints will hit the lead! (Q3 5:20)
Finally it’s Membrey who remembers how to kick straight, he roves a King contest and bounces through the second St Kilda goal from 25m. (Q3 6:11)
Vlaustin dithers for a moment in possess on the HBF and gets caught HTB by Butler, kick hits the square and no score results. (Q3 8:03)
Wilson plays on to advantage into the open goal from a Butler free kick for another one! Barely a kick in it, all of a sudden. (Q3 8:50)
Ross kicks very short inboard from the pocket, Broad is aghast that Caminiti is paid the mark 20m out on the flank and curls in the goal, Saints remembered how to kick! (Q3 12:00)
Bolton bounces through another cracking goal from the pocket 25m out, his third goal to restore Richmond’s lead. (Q3 17:00)
King does even better with a snap from the opposite pocket up the other end, lead to St Kilda again and the crowd is getting its money’s worth! (Q3 20:05)
Owens sails through his first goal from half forward, it’s a bit of a highlights package in the last five minutes after an extremely dour first half. (Q3 21:22)
Bolton takes a big mark in between two Saints 50m out on a slight angle and roosts another sensational finish, Saints lead again! (Q3 24:40)
Steele gets a free on Taranto at a ball up just inside 50m on the flank, his set shot hits the post. (Q3 28:51)
King hits Higgins in stride running behind Vlastuin to run into the open goal on the end of a slingshot play from half back, big red time score just seconds before 3QT! (Q3 31:46)
Marshall swerves a set shot from right to left and in from 45m on a slight angle. Ominous signs for Richmond. (Q4 1:32)
After Short catches Owens HTB on outer wing, Bolton sets up Sonsie to roll through a goal from deep in the pocket to keep the Tigers in touch. (Q4 5:32)
Membrey marks 45m out on the flank and hits the top of the square, no score results. (Q4 9:52)
Bonner has time to settle over a snap on the run from 45m near the boundary, he slots it! (Q4 16:03)
Wanganeen-Milera burns the footy by foot straight to Vlastuin in the centre, quick counter by Richmond ends with Maurice Rioli skidding the goal from the hotspot. (Q4 19:35)
Hill misses from the pocket, time running out for Richmond. (Q4 28:08)
Wilson’s flying tackle prevents a Sonsie score on the HFF for Richmond, that was a big play. Clock ticking to 1:00. (Q4 29:11)
St Kilda refuse to rush under insane pressure on the last line and turn it over, Sonsie gets a snap off from 15m but Cordy lunges to touch it off the boot for a behind! (Q4 30:33)
Short tumbles a kick to a pack at the hotspot, crumb to the front where Taranto roves and goals but there are only seconds left, too late unless something dumb happens! (Q4 31:43)
Ah but it was also touched off the boot, just a behind, siren goes and St Kilda hangs on! (Q4 32:18)

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