Round 2 – Richmond v GWS: Life in the Box

I was lucky enough to be given access to a box at the ‘G. I was able to bring my wife, sister, niece, nephew, daughter and her friend. It was uncatered but you weren’t allowed to bring your own. It was a beautiful day so we opened the glass. It wasn’t easy to be thought a corporate fat cat, but it was otherwise a really comfortable way to watch footy.

 

The game was Richmond v GWS and not many GWS fans had made the trip. My sister is a Richmond fan (how did I let that happen?!).

 

My daughter was perhaps exposed to too much Carlton propaganda when young and has moved past it (the navy blue feature wall in her old bedroom lives on…). But she appreciates the game as a theatrical spectacle and there is no better theatre than the ‘G. She brought her Malaysian friend also seemed to enjoy the occasion.

 

The game itself? A scrappy opening with a goal apiece in Q1, Richmond a profligate 1.5 to GWS 1.2. Richmond got going in the second and led 49-29 at half. Q3 was closer – Richmond kicked 4.2 to 3.4 to lead by 24 at ¾. They added 5.4 to 3.4 in Q4 for a comfortable win 16.13.109 to GWS 10.13.73.

 

A great opportunity to take the family to the footy and enjoy the spectacle not caring about the result. Running the risk of losing more family members to the Tigers, but hope the Blues can keep their end up and head this off! Back to the stands next week but having seen what I have been missing out on all these years, hope there will be more opportunities in future!

 

RICHMOND                              1.5    7.7    11.9    16.13 (109)
GREATER WESTERN SYDNEY   1.2    4.5    7.9      10.13 (73)

 

GOALS
Richmond: Balta 4, Lynch 3, Bolton 2, Soldo 2, Baker, Castagna, Edwards, Nankervis, Ralphsmith
Greater Western Sydney: Coniglio 2, Himmelberg 2, Taranto 2, Kelly 2, Brander, Bruhn

 

BEST
Richmond: Short, Cotchin, Pickett, Nankervis, Balta, Rioli, Broad
Greater Western Sydney: Kelly, Coniglio, Taranto, Green, Perryman

 

INJURIES
Richmond: Dow (TBC)
Greater Western Sydney: Lloyd (shoulder), Davis (hamstring)

 

SUBSTITUTES
Richmond: Jake Aarts, replaced Thomson Dow in the fourth quarter
Greater Western Sydney: Matt de Boer, replaced Daniel Lloyd in the second quarter.

 

 

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