Tigers v Giants Review
The Tigers took the chocolates and marched on to a six goal victory. They brought elite pressure and played with a high intensity from the moment the first ball was bounced.Martin got the ball onto Lambert who kicked the first goal of the game, that was followed by a classy snap by Josh Caddy. These goals were followed by two goals to Himmelberg. It was like a war out on the ground with both teams playing at a high level. Rioli was then pushed by Haynes. Rioli kicked through the goals from the free kick. The Tigers had a full ground transition. It started with Lambert who got the ball onto Martin who kicked the ball onto Caddy, with the ball eventually in the hands of Castagna, who finished off with a goal. Butler got Kelly holding the ball; symptomatic of the Tigers start to the game.
Edwards ran the ball in the corridor. Riewoldt kicked the ball to Castagna who missed the goal. Still a good sign for the Tigers. Scully got the kick to Kelly who finished with a sublime goal. Wilson got the ball onto Ward, who kicked a captain’s goal. Nankervis intercepted with a good mark in the defensive fifty. Rioli kicked his second goal. Richmond went into the long break with a one point lead.
Cotchin got Hopper holding the ball, followed by Rioli who kicked his third goal. Townsend kicked a clever goal for the Tigers. Rioli then went onto kick his fourth goal. Martin marked a kick from Grigg, then Martin nailed a great snap that went through for a goal. Cotchin got Kelly holding the ball. It epitomised the high intensity footy that the Tigers brought to the table. The game was virtually over at three quarter time; going into the final break with a thirty-one point lead.
Cotchin took an intercept mark off Coniglio. Rance took a classy intercept mark. Riewoldt kicked one goal in the final quarter, along with Butler who kicked two final quarter goals. These two forwards were indicative of the Tiger’s team first football. All twenty-two players played their role for the Tigers.
The Tigers may have to play the Grand Final without inspirational skipper Cotchin who will be assessed for a contest with Shiel. Rest assured the Tigers will find themselves a chance of taking out the ‘big dance’ if they can replicate the intensity, pressure and momentum from the contest against the Giants.