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Match Report

Tigers drop tight one to Swans

By Peter Ryan, AFL Media June 17, 2017 4:55 PM

Round 13: Match highlights
Round 13: Match highlights Highlights of the Round 13 match against Sydney.
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Dylan Grimes and Alex Rance look dejected after Saturday's loss

Richmond has again been unable to convert a strong start into four points, as a 36-point lead in the second quarter wasn't enough to claim victory against Sydney on Saturday afternoon.

Sydney kicked eight of the last nine goals to run away winners, with midfielder Kieren Jack putting them in front late in the final quarter with a banana goal for the first time since the opening minutes of the game. 

After a pulsating five minutes, Gary Rohan kicked the sealer with less than a minute to go to seal the 12.8 (80) to 10.11 (71) win.

The Tigers kicked five goals to zero in the opening term, and it was the first time Sydney had been kept goalless in a first quarter since round 17, 2015.

The Tigers' dominance had been sparked by fourth-gamer Shai Bolton, who kicked two goals and had seven contested possessions at quarter-time to be the dominant player on the ground.

The Swans squared the contest in the second quarter and helped by a late goal caused by a turnover from Tiger forward Sam Lloyd managed to keep the margin to just 25 points.

They then dominated territory in the second half recording 30 inside 50s to Richmond's 20 as the Swans' midfield went to work winning contested possession 90 to 71.

Dan Hannebery was outstanding with 16 second-half possessions, and skipper Josh Kennedy lifted with an immense final quarter.

However, the Tigers looked to be doing enough to hang on with Alex Rance brilliant in defence, his enthralling battle with Franklin living up to the pre-game hype.

The Tigers managed a goal against the run of play after a controversial free kick for a centre-square infringement that appeared incorrect.

But Rance could not save the game alone and when Rohan intercepted a Shaun Grigg kick gifting Sydney's Sam Reid a goal, the momentum was with the Swans.

Their midfielders were relentless in getting numbers to the ball and eventually overwhelmed Richmond. 

RICHMOND          5.3   7.6    9.7   10.11 (71)                  
SYDNEY                 0.4   3.5    7.6   12.8 (80)          

GOALS
Richmond: Riewoldt 2, Martin 2, Bolton 2, Cotchin, Castagna, Edwards, Lloyd
Sydney: Reid 2, Franklin, Hewett, Lloyd, Heeney, Parker, Hayward, Papley, Kennedy, K.Jack, Rohan 

BEST 
Richmond: Rance, Houli, Cotchin, B.Ellis, Astbury, Martin
Sydney: Lloyd, Newman, Heeney, Jones, Mills, Hannebery, Reid 

INJURIES 
Richmond: Grimes (lower leg)
Sydney: Nil

Reports: Franklin (Sydney) for rough conduct on Menadue (Richmond) in the second quarter.

Umpires: O'Gorman, Nicholls, Williamson

Official crowd: 58,721 at the MCG

Match Stats

Disposal Leaders
  • Bachar Houli
    Bachar Houli
    28
  • Richmond
    Trent Cotchin
    28
  • Sydney Swans
    Zak Jones
    26
  • Sydney Swans
    Nic Newman
    26
  • Richmond
    Brandon Ellis
    25
Fantasy Leaders
  • Bachar Houli
    Bachar Houli
    114
  • Richmond
    Trent Cotchin
    113
  • Sydney Swans
    Nic Newman
    112
  • Sydney Swans
    Isaac Heeney
    109
  • Sydney Swans
    Tom Papley
    103
Scoring Leaders
  • Jack Riewoldt
    Jack Riewoldt
    2.1
  • Sydney Swans
    Sam Reid
    2.1
  • Richmond
    Shai Bolton
    2.0
  • Richmond
    Dustin Martin
    2.0
  • Richmond
    Jason Castagna
    1.2
Richmond

Match Stats

Sydney Swans
  • 388 Disposals 353
  • 68.8 Disposal Eff 68.8
  • 148 Contested Pos 150
  • 107 Marks 88
  • 23 Free Kicks 18
  • 32 Clearances 36
  • 48 Inside 50s 55
  • 43 Rebound 50s 37
  • 73 Tackles 67
  • 21 Hit-outs 50
  • 89 Interchanges 90
Richmond

Breakdown

Richmond
  • 5.3 (33)
    0.4 (4)
  • 7.6 (48)
    3.5 (23)
  • 9.7 (61)
    7.6 (48)
  • 10.11 (71)
    12.8 (80)

Player Stats

Richmond

Richmond

Player K H D M HO FF FA T G B AF
1Bachar Houli 19 9 28 6 0 0 1 6 0 0 114
2Trent Cotchin 18 10 28 8 0 2 3 4 1 0 113
3Dustin Martin 15 8 23 4 0 2 1 4 2 0 100
4Brandon Ellis 16 9 25 7 0 1 2 4 0 0 98
5David Astbury 14 5 19 13 0 1 0 1 0 0 96
6Kane Lambert 9 10 19 4 0 1 0 9 0 0 96
7Dylan Grimes 8 12 20 5 0 2 0 6 0 0 89
8Josh Caddy 14 9 23 9 0 0 0 0 0 0 87
9Dion Prestia 9 14 23 5 0 0 0 4 0 0 86
10Jack Riewoldt 9 6 15 8 0 1 1 2 2 1 82
11Sam Lloyd 12 7 19 6 0 2 0 1 1 1 81
12Shaun Grigg 12 8 20 7 0 1 1 2 0 1 80
13Kamdyn McIntosh 13 7 20 5 0 1 0 2 0 0 77
14Toby Nankervis 3 6 9 1 21 2 3 9 0 2 76
15Alex Rance 12 9 21 5 0 3 2 0 0 0 66
16Jayden Short 14 3 17 3 0 0 0 1 0 0 61
17Connor Menadue 8 4 12 4 0 1 1 4 0 0 58
18Shai Bolton 7 7 14 3 0 0 1 1 2 0 57
19Shane Edwards 7 5 12 1 0 0 0 3 1 1 53
20Daniel Rioli 6 2 8 1 0 0 1 7 0 0 50
21Jason Castagna 6 3 9 2 0 3 0 0 1 2 41
22Dan Butler 2 2 4 0 0 0 1 3 0 1 20
Sydney Swans

Sydney Swans

Player K H D M HO FF FA T G B AF
1Nic Newman 19 7 26 4 0 1 0 7 0 0 112
2Isaac Heeney 13 9 22 5 0 1 0 7 1 2 109
3Tom Papley 13 6 19 6 0 1 1 7 1 2 103
4Josh P. Kennedy 9 14 23 4 0 0 1 8 1 0 102
5Jake Lloyd 14 11 25 5 0 1 1 2 1 0 91
6Zak Jones 11 15 26 3 0 0 0 4 0 0 88
7Sam Reid 12 3 15 10 0 0 0 0 2 1 85
8Dan Hannebery 15 10 25 4 0 1 2 3 0 0 84
9Luke Parker 11 9 20 2 0 3 1 5 1 0 83
10George Hewett 7 10 17 6 0 1 0 2 1 0 74
11Callum Mills 11 8 19 5 0 0 1 2 0 0 69
12Lance Franklin 11 5 16 6 0 4 5 1 1 1 61
13Kieren Jack 7 6 13 2 0 1 1 3 1 1 56
14Sam Naismith 3 5 8 2 24 1 0 1 0 0 54
15Dane Rampe 11 5 16 3 0 0 2 2 0 0 54
16Will Hayward 7 3 10 4 0 1 0 1 1 0 50
17Callum Sinclair 5 4 9 1 26 1 4 2 0 0 49
18Nick Smith 5 1 6 6 0 0 1 4 0 0 48
19Gary Rohan 5 6 11 2 0 0 0 2 1 0 47
20Harry Marsh 4 4 8 4 0 1 1 3 0 0 42
21Heath Grundy 5 8 13 3 0 0 2 0 0 0 34
22Dean Towers 3 3 6 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 22

Team Lineups

Sydney Swans

B

  • Nick Smith,
  • Heath Grundy,
  • Harry Marsh

HB

  • Zak Jones,
  • Dane Rampe,
  • Callum Mills

C

  • Isaac Heeney,
  • Josh P. Kennedy,
  • Jake Lloyd

HF

  • Will Hayward,
  • Lance Franklin,
  • George Hewett

F

  • Tom Papley,
  • Sam Reid,
  • Kieren Jack

Fol

  • Sam Naismith,
  • Dan Hannebery,
  • Luke Parker

I/C

  • Gary Rohan,
  • Callum Sinclair,
  • Dean Towers,
  • Nic Newman

No Late Change

In

  • Gary Rohan

Out

  • Lewis Melican (Omitted)

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