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Blog log from R11 of 2024: Richmond vs Essendon

Blog log for Richmond vs Essendon, R11 of 2024

Pickett bounces a snap across the face from 30m on the flank to kick off the scoring. (Q1 1:28)
Langford marks at CHF and passes to the pocket for Stringer for the first goal from 20m. (Q1 3:42)
Goldstein from the centre to Guelfi at CHF who wheels and goes to the pocket over Balta to Wright 35m out, he hits the near right goalpost. (Q1 5:09)
McIntosh marks just to the left of true CHF in front of Heppell and roosts a nice set shot. (Q1 6:42)
Gresham passes to the boundary 40m out for Stringer to mark after a rebound around members wing. The Package’s drop punt is a peach for his second! (Q1 11:14)
Balta is pinged for a block to gift Caddy a set shot from 40m on the flank, which hits the post. (Q1 16:43)
Martin does a one-two with McAuliffe to get past Cox after a stoppage on members wing, he waddles to 40m on the flank and winds the clock back with a crowd-pleasing curling snap! (Q1 18:05)
Pickett receives from Prestia and snaps off a step from 45m in front, but the ball fades right. (Q1 21:02)
Merrett spoils Dow at half forward, Stringer roves, baulks clear and snaps goal number three from 40m! (Q1 24:43)
Bolton marks a Pickett kick from outer wing in front of McGrath 40m out on the flank, kick was intended for Baker but cleared him. The kick is good, scores level again. (Q1 27:46)
Durham feeds Merrett zooming up the guts to CHF but his kick is over the head of Caddy to skid left for a point. (Q2 2:27)
Richmond goes coast to coast from the kick in also with directness, Martin roves at CHF and snaps on the turn to an empty square for his second goal, another highlight! (Q2 2:50)
Campbell picks a target and pokes a short kick to Pickett in the pocket 15m out. Marlion misses. (Q2 8:39)
Stringer has Davey over the back to run into an open goal for his first. (Q2 9:27)
Cumberland spins 360 in a tackle at CHF by Ridley, no free so he does a one-two with Pickett for a running shot from 35m that skews wide right under the footy gods’ baleful eye. (Q2 11:56)
McKay touches through a long snap by Campbell. (Q2 12:39)
Gresham hits the post from half forward. (Q2 14:26)
Caddy misses a set shot from 35m on the flank. (Q2 15:56)
The umpire initially points the wrong way for a free to Martin outside CHF, Tigers had all run forward so Hind is on his own 40m out for an easy goal. (Q2 17:55)
Bolton is pinged for something or other standing the mark on members wing, Ridley gleefully accepts the bonus goal from 45m on a slight angle. (Q2 21:26)
Caldwell looks as slick as an oil spill at Bathurst for a receive and sizzling pass to Langford 35m out on the flank, who misses left across the face. (Q2 22:54)
Hind roves a pass towards Langford on the flank and runs inside for a left-foot snap that wobbles through from 25m. (Q2 24:33)
Lefau pushes McKay off a Bolton pass to 20m on a slight angle, four umps on ground but none saw it, Lefau goals. (Q2 26:27)
Lefau marks on the lead at the hotspot from a centre clearance kick by Baker, who had mopped up a Stringer handball to grass. Lefau goals again! (Q2 27:57)
Baker misses a mid-range snap to kick off second half scoring. (Q3 0:44)
Pickett leaps in front of a flat-footed McGrath to mark 30m out on the flank, he converts. (Q3 1:46)
Langford snaps a goal from the pocket 35m out from a turnover by Miller. (Q3 5:11)
Stringer skids through his fourth goal from near CHF. (Q3 9:41)
Sonsie misses a set shot from the HFF. (Q3 12:31)
Bolton marks a high Short kick to the top of the square on his chest after getting rid of McGrath for his second goal. (Q3 22:31)
Ralphsmith releases Bolton for three bounces around outer wing to the HFF, think music ends and he chooses a long ball to Martin who marks over Redman for the goal! (Q3 25:06)
Rioli bombs long for Martin but the ball clears him and skids towards the square, McGrath gets there before Bolton to rush it. (Q3 26:44)
Langford sets up Gresham for a snap from 40m in space, but he chooses to make it harder by going across the body and hooks it left. (Q3 27:40)
Tsatas feeds back to Goldstein at a stoppage on members wing for a pass to Langford who marks in front of Broad 45m out on the flank. Langford roosts a lovely set shot, his second. (Q3 31:39)
Merrett passes to Langford 45m out on the flank whose set shot is short, wide and rushed by Nankervis. (Q4 3:34)
Martin plays on and misses from CHF. (Q4 4:46)
Cumberland is front and square for a Lefau contest in the pocket but tries a left-foot checkside grubber from 20m that skews wide right. Needed a right boot there. (Q4 8:50)
Dustin Martin roves on the HFF and also tries a checkside, this one doesn’t curl either off the right from 35m. (Q4 10:34)
Merrett is over the back to rove in the pocket and scuttle into the open goal. (Q4 18:13)
Langford beats Broad on a hook lead to the hotspot for a Caldwell pass, he just about puts the game to bed. (Q4 20:32)
Green feeds Ralphsmith for a snap across the body from the hotspot as he falls backwards, the ball falls on the line and bounces through! (Q4 24:40)
Four minutes to go and two straight kicks in it. Another draw? (Q4 25:07)
Guelfi marks 45m out but tries an inboard pass that is smothered on the mark, Tigers whip it up the guts, Dustin Martin to the top of the square but Ridley mops up… (Q4 29:05)
That was the last chance, good effort Tiges but it’s an honourable loss. (Q4 29:19)

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