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  • Goals 14
  • Behinds 17
  • Total 101

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  • Goals 15
  • Behinds 10
  • Total 100
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3rd

Match Report

Lloyd's post-siren stunner gets Tigers over the line

By Nathan Schmook, AFL Media May 14, 2016 9:52 PM

Round 8: The final two minutes

Enjoy the pulsating final two minutes of Richmond's after the siren win over the Sydney Swans

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Richmond players celebrate Sam Lloyd's winning goal on Saturday night

RICHMOND has secured the win it needed in extraordinary circumstances, with Sam Lloyd kicking the match-winning goal from 50m to pinch a remarkable one-point win.
 
Lloyd marked just inside 50 with seconds remaining and kicked after the siren, falling to his knees as the ball sailed through to seal the 14.17 (101) to 15.19 (100) win at the MCG on Saturday night.
 
The final quarter produced some of the most thrilling football of the season as the Tigers threw out the conservative style they'd played for three quarters and put their foot to the floor.
 
The Swans had appeared destined for their seventh win of the year as they trapped the ball deep in their forward line with less than a minute to play, but the Tigers launched one final challenge and were rewarded.
 
One of the club's best wins for years, it was a coming-of-age match for tall forward Ben Griffiths, who kicked five goals, including a crucial dribble goal with five minutes left to make the win possible.
 
First-year Tiger Daniel Rioli also stamped himself, with two final quarter goals including a brilliant running goal after taking three bounces down the MCG wing.  
 
It was a win that will release pressure after six straight losses, with Richmond's players rewarding coach Damien Hardwick's unwavering faith in difficult circumstances this season.
 
And it was achieved without injured skipper Trent Cotchin and important half-back Bachar Houli.  
 
Brett Deledio was outstanding in his third game for the season, racking up 34 possessions, while Dustin Martin (31 and five inside 50s) and Anthony Miles (31 and nine clearances) stood up in the midfield.
 
Key forward Jack Riewoldt was a steadying influence all night, finishing with nine marks and six inside 50s.  
 
Swans superstar Lance Franklin kicked five goals to move to the top of the Coleman Medal race.

In an enthralling duel, Richmond full-back Alex Rance could lay claim to at least finishing even with Franklin after putting in a stellar effort in the last quarter.
 
Midfielder Dan Hannebery, who gave the Swans the lead halfway through the final quarter with an important goal, finished with 33 possessions and two goals in a superb game.   
 
The Tigers could have set up their win in the third quarter, but made things difficult for themselves with poor kicking in front of goal.   
 
Hardwick's men went inside 50 seven straight times early in the term, but walked away with just 1.5, with Lloyd, Deledio, Martin and Ty Vickery all missing gettable set shots.
 
It would have made a loss impossible to stomach.
 
For the first time since round two, Richmond took a lead into half-time on Saturday night.
 
It was a hard-earned lead too, having started nervously and fallen 15 points down early in the second quarter, with the Swans appearing in cruise control.
 
The Tigers got themselves back into the game in two ways – they started playing a careful, high-possession style, and they got on top in the contested areas.       
 
At the main break they had racked up 68 more possessions and 38 more uncontested marks, working hard for each other to make sure they held onto the footy.
 
They also did the hard things, laying more tackles (25-16) and winning more clearances (17-9) to half-time, laying down the challenge for the Swans.
 
The Swans pounced when they had their chances, but so did Lloyd, erasing any Tiger wastefulness with one brilliant set shot.

RICHMOND              3.5   6.10    7.15   14.17   (101)                  
SYDNEY SWANS      5.3   6.5      11.9   15.10   (100)          

GOALS
Richmond: Griffiths 5, Lloyd 3, Rioli 2, Riewoldt, Martin, Miles, B. Ellis
Sydney Swans: Franklin 5, Hannebery 2, Tippett 2, Heeney, Towers, Hewett, Lloyd, Jack, Papley 

BEST
Richmond:
Griffiths, Deledio, Martin, Miles, Rance, Riewoldt, Edwards
Sydney Swans: 
Franklin, Hannebery, Jack, Tippett, Heeney

INJURIES 
Richmond: Nil
Sydney Swans: Nil 

Reports: Nil

Umpires: Stephens, Nicholls, Harris 

Official crowd: 36,014 at the MCG

Match Articles

Lloyd on the rise

Tenacious Tiger midfielder Anthony Miles has spoken in glowing terms about Sam Lloyd’s overall 2016 output.

1:46pm May 19, 2016

Big Ben strikes

Ben Griffiths has revealed a return to football fundamentals was the catalyst for him producing the best performance of his seven-season AFL career with Richmond, against Sydney at the MCG last Saturday night.

4:53pm May 18, 2016

Match Photo Gallery

Match Stats

Disposal Leaders
  • Brett Deledio
    Brett Deledio
    34
  • Sydney Swans
    Dan Hannebery
    34
  • Richmond
    Anthony Miles
    31
  • Richmond
    Dustin Martin
    28
  • Richmond
    Brandon Ellis
    26
Fantasy Leaders
  • Dustin Martin
    Dustin Martin
    123
  • Sydney Swans
    Dan Hannebery
    120
  • Richmond
    Ben Griffiths
    116
  • Richmond
    Brandon Ellis
    110
  • Richmond
    Anthony Miles
    110
Scoring Leaders
  • Ben Griffiths
    Ben Griffiths
    5.1
  • Sydney Swans
    Lance Franklin
    5.0
  • Richmond
    Sam Lloyd
    3.2
  • Richmond
    Daniel Rioli
    2.1
  • Sydney Swans
    Dan Hannebery
    2.0

Match Stats

  • 379 Disposals 320
  • 75.5 Disposal Eff 72.5
  • 145 Contested Pos 140
  • 100 Marks 52
  • 28 Free Kicks 26
  • 36 Clearances 27
  • 46 Inside 50s 49
  • 34 Rebound 50s 31
  • 74 Tackles 55
  • 33 Hit-outs 30
  • 88 Interchanges 85

Breakdown

  • 3.5 (23)
    5.3 (33)
  • 6.10 (46)
    6.5 (41)
  • 7.15 (57)
    11.9 (75)
  • 14.17 (101)
    15.10 (100)

Player Stats

Richmond

Player K H D M HO FF FA T G B AF
1Dustin Martin 23 5 28 4 0 1 3 8 1 2 123
2Ben Griffiths 12 8 20 7 1 2 1 3 5 1 116
3Brandon Ellis 17 9 26 7 0 5 1 3 1 0 110
4Anthony Miles 11 20 31 4 0 2 1 5 1 0 110
5Brett Deledio 17 17 34 8 0 0 2 1 0 1 108
6Shane Edwards 12 13 25 4 0 2 0 6 0 0 100
7Jack Riewoldt 16 3 19 9 1 2 2 3 1 3 99
8Shaun Grigg 14 11 25 4 3 1 0 3 0 0 92
9Sam Lloyd 10 5 15 7 0 0 2 3 3 2 87
10Nick Vlastuin 12 6 18 5 1 0 4 8 0 0 84
11Corey Ellis 11 5 16 6 0 1 0 4 0 1 79
12Dylan Grimes 9 5 14 4 0 2 0 6 0 0 75
13Steven Morris 8 7 15 4 0 4 1 5 0 0 71
14Daniel Rioli 5 6 11 3 0 1 0 2 2 1 58
15Alex Rance 9 5 14 5 0 1 4 3 0 0 53
16Troy Chaplin 9 3 12 5 0 1 1 1 0 0 50
17Connor Menadue 5 8 13 2 0 0 1 3 0 0 46
18Taylor Hunt 6 7 13 2 0 0 0 2 0 0 46
19Shaun Hampson 1 4 5 1 27 1 1 1 0 0 43
20Jayden Short 7 1 8 4 0 1 1 2 0 1 42
21Jake Batchelor 6 3 9 3 0 0 1 1 0 0 34
22Ty Vickery 3 5 8 2 0 1 0 1 0 2 32

Sydney Swans

Player K H D M HO FF FA T G B AF
1Dan Hannebery 18 16 34 3 0 4 1 3 2 0 120
2Kieren Jack 10 13 23 1 0 1 0 7 1 1 95
3Kurt Tippett 6 9 15 4 23 0 2 4 2 0 93
4Lance Franklin 14 4 18 7 0 3 5 0 5 0 89
5Jake Lloyd 11 12 23 2 0 1 1 3 1 0 79
6Luke Parker 9 11 20 1 0 4 3 5 0 2 69
7Isaac Heeney 8 10 18 1 0 1 3 5 1 1 66
8George Hewett 6 8 14 2 0 3 0 3 1 0 61
9Tom Mitchell 6 10 16 4 0 0 1 3 0 2 61
10Callum Mills 10 7 17 3 0 1 0 1 0 1 59
11Jarrad McVeigh 12 8 20 0 0 0 1 2 0 1 58
12Harry Cunningham 7 4 11 1 0 1 0 6 0 0 57
13Dean Towers 5 8 13 3 0 1 0 1 1 0 51
14Dane Rampe 9 6 15 3 0 0 1 1 0 0 49
15Callum Sinclair 6 3 9 4 7 1 2 1 0 0 42
16Tom Papley 4 1 5 0 0 2 2 5 1 0 36
17Nick Smith 3 6 9 2 0 0 0 2 0 0 35
18Jack Hiscox 5 2 7 4 0 0 1 1 0 1 33
19Ted Richards 5 1 6 4 0 0 1 1 0 0 30
20Zak Jones 3 6 9 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 28
21Jeremy Laidler 3 7 10 0 0 2 1 0 0 0 22
22Heath Grundy 6 2 8 2 0 1 3 0 0 0 20

Team Lineups

Sydney Swans

B

  • Dane Rampe,
  • Ted Richards,
  • Nick Smith

HB

  • Jeremy Laidler,
  • Heath Grundy,
  • George Hewett

C

  • Dean Towers,
  • Jarrad McVeigh,
  • Harry Cunningham

HF

  • Isaac Heeney,
  • Lance Franklin,
  • Kieren Jack

F

  • Luke Parker,
  • Kurt Tippett,
  • Tom Papley

Fol

  • Callum Sinclair,
  • Jake Lloyd,
  • Dan Hannebery

I/C

  • Tom Mitchell,
  • Zak Jones,
  • Callum Mills,
  • Jack Hiscox

No Late Change

In

  • Ted Richards,
  • Dean Towers,
  • Jack Hiscox

Out

  • Josh P. Kennedy (Hamstring),
  • Daniel Robinson (Shoulder),
  • Ben McGlynn (Leg)

New

  • Jack Hiscox

Milestones:

  • Jack Hiscox  - Played 1st game

Last updated: 10:34PM Saturday, May 14, 2016