Saints continue their streak

Last week Richmond won their first game of the year by 47 points over the hapless Port Power but that was last week, this week my boys Richmond come up against the Saints who we haven’t been able to defeat since round 4 2003, to think I’ve lost 11 bets since that game to my Uncle is pretty embarrassing hopefully after tonight it won’t be 12.

I jump back on our recliner which is broken so it was a challenge but after 2-3 minutes i got comfortable, and the footy starts, Montagna continues his goal kicking form from last week and kicks the first of the match, the game is packed full of tackles with both teams showing great pressure which is making it hard for either team to score. Finally the tigers break away and kick it in long to Riewoldt, 30 out on a slight angle Jack . . . Misses I can’t help but let out a little anger bashing the arm of the recliner with my fist. The Saints get the ball inside there 50 where they find an unmarked Stanley and he kicks straight for the saints second. The game is still very tight and neither team is getting many easy touches, we are starting to move the ball forward a long kick goes to a pack and OHHHHHHHHHH JACK RIEWOLDT! WHAT A, oh he dropped it almost a spectacular mark there. 2 minutes later RIEWOLDT ! YES THIS TIME he got it ! At the end of the quarter it was Saints-2.3.15 Tigers-0.3.3.

The second quarter starts and Peake kicks a nice goal on the run, the next play the saints kick it in long and Mcguane gets rid of Kosi and it’s a free again i end up punching the recliner no wonder its broken. . Kosi misses, I can’t help but laugh at his miss fortune. Shortly after Montagna nails through his second followed from Milne’s first and then his second for the match and his 400th in his career and Schneider kicks a goal after a shocking free kick. Finally the Tigers finally get some of the ball and they bomb it in long to Riewoldt and he kicks the first for the Tigers. Mcqualter gets the quick reply then Richmond kick the last two of the quarter through Riewoldt and Collins. The scores read Saints-8.7.55 Tigers-3.6.24

The third quarter starts and this quarter starts like the other two with the saints getting a quick one through Milne after Nahas kicked it straight to him, then the tigers kicked the next four, Riewoldt kicked his third from a soccer goal then he kicks through his fourth after another great mark. Collins kicks his second and then Riewoldt kicked his 5th and the Tigers are playing well, until the Saints kicked the last two through Milne with his fourth and Kosi and the scores show the saints leading by 26 points Saints-11.10.76 Tigers-7.8.50.

The final term begins and if the Tigers can get the first couple of goals this quarter you would think they wouldn’t be without a chance of winning this, but that’s not how it went the saints kicked 3 goals to put the nail in the coffin of Richmond players and supporters through Milne with his fifth, Peake with his second and Kosi with his second. The Tigers get the last goal of the game through, yep you guessed it Riewoldt with his sixth. The final scores see the Saints beat The Tigers by a comfortable 38 points Saints-14.13.97 Tigers- 8.11.59.

Well theres twelve loses in a row for the Tigers against the Saints and theres 12 beats in a row I’ve lost to my uncle. It was good to see Martin have another good game and Riewoldt kicking 6 but unfortunately we only had two goal scorers for the match. Is there a place in this team for Morton ? He looked slow tonight. Jake King is improving his skills and played well and so did the captain Newman. For the Saints Milne had a great game and tore Farmer to threads Goddard dominated proceedings and Kosi kicked a couple of goals and that might give him a bit of confidence.

Best– 3.Goddard-2.Riewoldt-1.Milne.

About jeffrey paterson

I'm 15 and I live in a little town called Numurkah. I play footy for Katunga under 17s and i play forward and back. I support the mighty Richmond Tigers and my favourite player is Dustin Martin because he wears my number 36 ;).

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