Richmond’s scoring woes considering that the AFL time restart have ongoing, as the Tigers have been held to just 5 plans for the second-straight 7 days in a shock 32-issue defeat to Hawthorn at the MCG.
- The Hawks managed their second earn of the disrupted AFL time
- The Tigers had been off focus on on intention, only kicking 5 majors for the match
- Jaeger O’Meara amazed for the Hawks, with 23 disposals and a purpose
The Tigers have been kept goalless in the first quarter, as Hawthorn’s midfield flipped the sort guide with a dominant exhibit in the 11.5 (71) to 5.9 (39) victory.
Jaeger O’Meara marked a effective return from a facial fracture with 23 disposals, 4 clearances and a target as wingman Isaac Smith (29 disposals and a goal) ran riot.
Chad Wingard (three objectives) and Jack Gunston (two) have been hazardous in assault and Hawthorn led by 44 details at three-quarter time in advance of easing up in the ultimate term.
The only solace for the Tigers is the probability that superstar Dustin Martin will return next week soon after lacking the Hawks clash with bruised ribs.
But spearhead Jack Riewoldt could discover himself in difficulty with the match evaluation officer for a late elbow to James Sicily’s aspect that saw the Hawks defender awarded a 50-metre penalty after a mark.
Boosted by O’Meara’s inclusion, Hawthorn’s midfield introduced an fast reaction to past week’s hammering from Geelong by tearing Richmond apart early.
The Hawks’ remarkable function amount established the tone and led to a lopsided uncontested possession count (63-32) by quarter-time.
They experienced eight scores from 13 ahead 50 entries and kicked 5 unanswered objectives in the very first time period.
Richmond lacked its trademark urgency and took more time than 25 minutes to kick its 1st purpose.
Smith had 21 touches in the to start with 50 percent and O’Meara had 16 — 7 of them contested — at 100 per cent efficiency, whilst the Tigers’ four leading possession winners to the same level ended up all defenders.
The Hawks ended up justified in their final decision to stick with a tall backline against a fleet-footed Tiger attack, with premiership ruckman Ben McEvoy superb in his new purpose as component of a defence that held company.
Jonathan Ceglar was influential in his ruck purpose opposed to Ivan Soldo.
Veteran aim sneak Paul Puopolo was a late out for the Hawks with a sore calf, replaced by Jack Scrimshaw.
Richmond will attempt to bounce back again towards St Kilda at Docklands on Saturday 7 days, with Hawthorn to fulfill North Melbourne at the exact same floor the following day.