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Match Report

Tigers make it three straight

By richmondfc.com.au May 28, 2016 10:15 PM

Round 10: Highlights

Watch the highlights from the Round 10 win over Essendon.

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Shaun Grigg celebrates the first of his two goals with Kane Lambert

Richmond has made it three consecutive wins after posting a workmanlike 38-point victory over Essendon in Saturday night’s Dreamtime at the ‘G match.

After an incredible pre-game ceremony and war dance to begin proceedings, the Tigers got off to the perfect start with key forward Ben Griffiths picking up where he left off on the MCG.

Following a career-best five goals against Sydney last time out on the ground, Griffiths marked strongly and goaled from the resulting set-shot within the opening 51 seconds of the first bounce.

It was an advantage that Richmond wouldn’t let slip for the rest of the match, a game which they control for the majority bar the end of the second term and a portion at the beginning of the last.

A 41-point lead at three-quarter time was cut into by the Bombers early in the last, but Richmond woke from a temporary slumber to secure the win courtesy of goals to captain Trent Cotchin and Ty Vickery (who booted three majors on the night).

Dustin Martin was the best for the Tigers with a powerful presence all over the ground, collecting a career-high 38 touches and the Yiooken Award for best afield in the Dreamtime clash.

The Tigers' midfield was the difference, proving too prolific and classy for the young Bombers, with the strong efforts coming from Martin, Brett Deledio (23 and three goals), Shane Edwards (26 and a goal), Cotchin (29 and two goals), Brandon Ellis (30) and Shaun Grigg (23 and two goals).

Round 10: Tigers roaring early

Edwards and Deledio were instrumental in setting up the Tigers' early ascendancy – Edwards gathering a game-high 12 touches and a goal in the first term, while Deledio kicked two first-quarter goals and amassed 17 possessions in the first half.

Richmond twice threatened to blow the game apart in the first half before Essendon admirably fought back to within striking distance.

The Tigers jumped out of the blocks with four of the first five goals to lead by 19 points midway through the opening term, but against the script, the Bombers responded with two quick goals.

The Tigers then rattled on the next three goals to extend their advantage to 28 points early in the second quarter before the Bombers again conjured back-to-back goals, with Orazio Fantasia's second major from a set shot after the siren reducing the margin to 16 points at the long break.

Round 10: Ty slots a settler

Richmond ground away to a 41-point lead by three-quarter time before the never-say-die Dons breathed new life into the contest with the first two goals of the final term, before Vickery kicked his third goal, and ultimately the sealer, midway through the final term.

Richmond            6.3          8.6          14.8        16.9 105
Essendon             3.1          6.2          8.3          10.7 67

Goals

Richmond – Deledio 3, Vickery 3, Lloyd 2, Riewoldt 2, Grigg 2, Cotchin 2, Griffiths, Edwards
Essendon – Fantasia 2, Brown 2, Parish 2, Daniher 2, Jamar, Crowley

Best 

Richmond - Martin, Deledio, Ellis, Cotchin, Grigg, Batchelor, Hampson
Essendon - Zaharakis, Goddard, Kelly, Parish, Dempsey

Umpires: Stevic, Kamolins, Ryan

Official crowd: 56,948 at the MCG

Match Articles

Dazzling Dusty

Powerhouse Richmond midfielder Dustin Martin has moved into equal ninth place in the prestigious AFL Coaches Association’s Player of the Year award after a perfect score.

9:18am May 31, 2016

Lloyd kicks on

Clever Richmond forward Sam Lloyd certainly hasn’t rested on his laurels following that mighty, match-winning, after-the-final siren goal against Sydney at the MCG in Round 8.

3:36pm May 30, 2016

Match Photo Gallery

Match Stats

Disposal Leaders
  • Dustin Martin
    Dustin Martin
    38
  • Essendon
    Brendon Goddard
    34
  • Essendon
    David Zaharakis
    30
  • Richmond
    Brandon Ellis
    30
  • Richmond
    Trent Cotchin
    29
Fantasy Leaders
  • Brendon Goddard
    Brendon Goddard
    134
  • Richmond
    Dustin Martin
    123
  • Richmond
    Trent Cotchin
    120
  • Essendon
    Zach Merrett
    115
  • Essendon
    James Kelly
    110
Scoring Leaders
  • Brett Deledio
    Brett Deledio
    3.1
  • Richmond
    Ty Vickery
    3.0
  • Richmond
    Jack Riewoldt
    2.3
  • Essendon
    Orazio Fantasia
    2.2
  • Essendon
    Darcy Parish
    2.1

Match Stats

  • 368 Disposals 408
  • 73.1 Disposal Eff 75.7
  • 130 Contested Pos 142
  • 96 Marks 121
  • 20 Free Kicks 12
  • 42 Clearances 31
  • 48 Inside 50s 53
  • 37 Rebound 50s 38
  • 74 Tackles 46
  • 28 Hit-outs 43
  • 81 Interchanges 90

Breakdown

  • 3.1 (19)
    6.3 (39)
  • 6.2 (38)
    8.6 (54)
  • 8.3 (51)
    14.8 (92)
  • 10.7 (67)
    16.9 (105)

Player Stats

Essendon

Player K H D M HO FF FA T G B AF
1Brendon Goddard 22 12 34 6 4 1 0 5 0 1 134
2Zach Merrett 11 11 22 7 0 2 0 9 0 1 115
3James Kelly 12 12 24 3 0 1 0 10 0 0 110
4David Zaharakis 13 17 30 4 0 2 0 4 0 0 103
5Adam Cooney 13 12 25 6 0 0 1 4 0 0 94
6Darcy Parish 12 13 25 7 0 0 1 0 2 1 93
7Joe Daniher 7 10 17 7 5 1 0 1 2 0 84
8Craig Bird 6 13 19 2 0 1 0 7 0 0 79
9Courtenay Dempsey 13 4 17 7 0 0 0 2 0 0 76
10Anthony McDonald-Tipungwuti 10 4 14 5 0 3 1 5 0 0 73
11James Gwilt 14 6 20 7 0 0 2 0 0 0 69
12Orazio Fantasia 5 5 10 4 0 1 0 4 2 2 68
13Matt Dea 9 9 18 6 0 0 0 1 0 0 67
14Mark Baguley 10 3 13 3 0 5 1 4 0 0 63
15Mitch Brown 6 3 9 3 0 1 0 3 2 0 58
16Ryan Crowley 5 9 14 5 0 0 0 1 1 0 58
17Mark Jamar 2 5 7 3 19 2 1 2 1 0 57
18Martin Gleeson 8 8 16 3 0 0 0 1 0 0 53
19Kyle Langford 6 6 12 3 0 0 0 3 0 0 51
20Shaun Edwards 7 7 14 2 0 0 1 2 0 1 47
21Patrick Ambrose 3 2 5 2 0 0 2 5 0 0 33
22Michael Hartley 1 2 3 1 0 0 2 1 0 0 8

Richmond

Player K H D M HO FF FA T G B AF
1Dustin Martin 22 16 38 10 0 0 3 1 0 0 123
2Trent Cotchin 18 11 29 5 0 0 1 5 2 0 120
3Brett Deledio 9 14 23 7 0 0 1 4 3 1 108
4Shane Edwards 15 11 26 4 0 0 0 3 1 0 97
5Brandon Ellis 14 16 30 5 0 0 0 2 0 0 97
6Shaun Grigg 15 8 23 4 0 1 1 2 2 0 91
7Anthony Miles 13 9 22 9 0 1 2 2 0 0 87
8Nick Vlastuin 11 10 21 7 0 0 0 2 0 0 82
9David Astbury 10 5 15 11 0 0 1 3 0 0 82
10Jack Riewoldt 10 3 13 6 1 1 0 2 2 3 79
11Ty Vickery 10 3 13 8 1 0 0 0 3 0 79
12Alex Rance 9 9 18 9 0 0 2 2 0 0 74
13Taylor Hunt 11 7 18 6 0 0 0 2 0 0 73
14Dylan Grimes 10 7 17 6 0 0 0 2 0 0 70
15Kane Lambert 9 8 17 2 0 1 1 5 0 1 68
16Sam Lloyd 11 2 13 6 0 0 0 0 2 0 67
17Corey Ellis 13 1 14 4 0 0 0 2 0 0 61
18Steven Morris 8 6 14 2 0 1 0 4 0 0 59
19Ben Griffiths 6 4 10 5 8 1 0 0 1 2 58
20Jake Batchelor 13 7 20 4 0 1 3 0 0 0 57
21Shaun Hampson 3 5 8 0 33 3 4 1 0 0 47
22Daniel Rioli 4 2 6 1 0 2 1 2 0 0 26

Team Lineups

Essendon

B

  • Courtenay Dempsey,
  • Michael Hartley,
  • Mark Baguley

HB

  • Anthony McDonald-Tipungwuti,
  • James Gwilt,
  • Matt Dea

C

  • Patrick Ambrose,
  • David Zaharakis,
  • Zach Merrett

HF

  • Brendon Goddard,
  • Mitch Brown,
  • Orazio Fantasia

F

  • Shaun Edwards,
  • Joe Daniher,
  • Adam Cooney

Fol

  • Mark Jamar,
  • Craig Bird,
  • Kyle Langford

I/C

  • Darcy Parish,
  • Martin Gleeson,
  • James Kelly,
  • Ryan Crowley

No Late Change

In

  • Courtenay Dempsey,
  • Shaun Edwards,
  • Mark Jamar,
  • Ryan Crowley

Out

  • Matthew Leuenberger (Omitted),
  • Conor McKenna (Omitted),
  • James Polkinghorne (Omitted),
  • Mason Redman (Omitted)

New

  • Mark Jamar

Last updated: 10:26PM Saturday, May 28, 2016