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Tigers’ hunting grounds - Marvel Stadium

In the lead-up to the release of the 2019 AFL fixture, richmondfc.com.au is taking a concise historical look at the competition’s current main playing venues from a Yellow and Black perspective. Next up is Marvel Stadium.

9:31am  Oct 24, 2018

‘Dimma’, ‘Cotch’ moving on ‘Captain Blood’

Richmond coach Damien Hardwick and captain Trent Cotchin are both poised to go past the greatest Tiger of them all, Jack Dyer, on two prominent Yellow and Black lists in season 2019.

2:09pm  Oct 23, 2018

Tigers’ hunting grounds - The Gabba

In the lead-up to the release of the 2019 AFL fixture, richmondfc.com.au is taking a concise historical look at the competition’s current main playing venues from a Yellow and Black perspective. Today, we turn our attention to the Gabba in Brisbane.

10:01am  Oct 23, 2018

VFL Tigers fall to Essendon

By Catherine Durkin  May 30, 2015 7:00 PM

VFL coach Tim Clarke has identified his team’s slow start as a key reason for the side’s 44-point loss to Essendon on Saturday afternoon.

The Tigers were outscored six goals to one in the opening quarter, and struggled to reel in the deficit, despite improvement in the second term.

Richmond’s inability to control the ball inside forward 50 proved costly, and quashed the Tigers’ chances of a comeback.

“We couldn’t keep the ball inside our forward 50. Even though it felt like they were dominating we still had the same amount of inside 50s,” Clarke said after the match.

“They (Essendon) were just able to use the ball better and it really hurt us on the counter attack.”

Clarke also pinpointed the midfield as a main area where Richmond struggled to gain any ascendancy early on.

“Essendon got the ball out of the middle and our midfield really struggled to get going, which is unlike the players we had in there. So it was disappointing from that end that they got such a good start,” he said.

“We thought our strength would have been our midfield so we are really disappointed with that.”

Matt Arnot was the most influential player around the contest, gathering 22 touches, six clearances and six tackles.

Nick Wynne also put in a solid performance. He collected 26 possessions and took several strong contested marks at crucial moments.

After Dave Astbury was taken off with hamstring soreness, Todd Elton was entrusted with a position up forward. He managed two goals and took several strong marks.

Nathan Gordon (19 disposals) and Sam Lloyd (14 disposals) both looked lively in front of goal, having several scoring opportunities. But the duo only managed one goal each for their efforts.

Next week, the Tigers will venture out to Avalon to take on Werribee, who currently sit atop the VFL ladder.


FINAL SCORES
Richmond         1.3     6.6    6.10    8.11.59
Essendon           6.2     9.4   11.9    15.13.103

GOALS
Richmond: Elton 2, Lloyd 1, Mellington 1, Scott 1, Cachia 1, Gordon 1, Lennon 1
Collingwood: J Langford 3, Purcell 2, McKenna 2, Pears 2, K. Langford 2, Kavanagh 1, Hardingham 1

BEST
Richmond: Wynne, Arnot, Contin, Cachia, Dea, Gordon, Short
Essendon: Browne, O’Brien, Gwilt, Dalgleish, Coghlan, Kavanagh