Sport AFL grand final 2017: The moments that mattered in Richmond win over Adelaide

13:12  30 september  2017
13:12  30 september  2017 Source:   The Age

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Print. License article. AFL grand final 2017 : The moments that mattered in Richmond win over Adelaide . He handballed over the top to Lambert, who snapped on the run. Seven on the trot for the Tigers and three for the quarter in which they kicked five goals to Adelaide 's one.

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These were the key moments in Richmond's drought-breaking premiership win.

FIRST QUARTER, 16 min: Richmond break through

Richmond kicked their first through Josh Caddy. It was much needed and a little fortuitous after Adelaide choose to take the advantage on the wing. The umpire arguably shouldn't have paid it and brought the free kick back to Taylor Walker instead. Had Tex got the ball, Adelaide looked on for a goal and the score would have been 19-3. Instead, the ball went Richmond's way and Caddy scored to make it 13-9. Adelaide are known for their fast starts and they had controlled most of the play in the game's early stages. This major was important, especially after Jack Riewoldt missed a couple of gettable shots.

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Josh Caddy celebrates the Tigers' first goal.© Matt King/AFL Media/Getty Images Josh Caddy celebrates the Tigers' first goal. FIRST QUARTER, 26 min: Greenwood laps it up

On the back of two Richmond goals that put them in the lead, Crows midfielder Rory Sloane kicked one in reply to keep Adelaide in touch. Richmond looked hot, and Sloane's goal was against the run of play, but Hugh Greenwood's goal, which really just fell into his lap near the goal square, shifted the momentum back the way of the Crows before quarter time. It was the moment Adelaide looked most dangerous in the game. Their swift football through middle of the ground was working, just, and the goals to Sloane and Greenwood looked too easy. Adelaide so often make first quarters look easy and this goal had the potential to be an ominous warning for the Tigers.

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Rory Sloane celebrates an Adelaide goal.© Cameron Spencer/AFL Media/Getty Images Rory Sloane celebrates an Adelaide goal. SECOND QUARTER, 5 min: Riewoldt gets on the board

After Adelaide went into quarter time ahead by 11 points Richmond desperately needed the first goal of the second quarter. And they got it, courtesy of Jack Riewoldt who kicked three behinds in the first term. Riewoldt snapped a set shot from 40m out and it went through at foot height. Bizarrely, Adelaide had no one on the line and the goal stood despite a desperate, last-second lunge from Jake Kelly.

SECOND QUARTER, 27 min: Dusty goes one out

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Brownlow medallist Dustin Martin  at full forward is frightening. It certainly was on this occasion for Adelaide's Luke Brown. Jack Graham's goal on the run (he was released brilliantly by Trent Cotchin) put the Tigers ahead just before half-time a euphoric moment. But Martin's mark and goal – one out near the goal square from the resulting centre bounce – was another level of celebration altogether. It meant the Tigers led by 10 points at half-time following an arm wrestle of a second quarter.

Next level: Dustin Martin.© AAP Image/Julian Smith Next level: Dustin Martin. THIRD QUARTER, 10 min: Lambert's seventh heaven

Kane Lambert, already with one goal for the day, positioned himself nicely, about 20m from goal and forward of the play. The Tigers' pressure and relentless attitude forced the ball deep inside 50. Shaun Grigg, who had just kicked the Tigers' sixth goal in a row, ended up with the ball. He handballed over the top to Lambert, who snapped on the run. Seven on the trot for the Tigers and three for the quarter in which they kicked five goals to Adelaide's one.

Kane Lambert celebrates kicking a goal.© Quinn Rooney/Getty Images Kane Lambert celebrates kicking a goal. FOURTH QUARTER, : Riewoldt gets the Tigers believing

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After a Daniel Rioli one-handed mark on the wing, Riewoldt rose above a pack of players to take his third stupendous pack mark of the day. You could sense around the groundthat if he kicked it Richmond would be home. Riewoldt did, and the Tigers were. The goal put the Tigers 39 points ahead. It was Riewoldt's second goal of the game. The Tiger, who admitted last week that he once thought he'd never play in a grand final, had been one of his side's most important players in a premiership. After a quiet game in the preliminary final, Riewoldt certainly made sure he will be remembered as an integral part of this premiership thanks to his performance on Saturday.

Jack Riewoldt celebrates his goal in the fourth term.© Cameron Spencer/AFL Media/Getty Images Jack Riewoldt celebrates his goal in the fourth term.

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The post-grand final pain is continuing to sink in across the city of Adelaide in the wake of the Crows' eight-goal hammering at the hands of Richmond at the MCG yesterday. The balloons, banners, and scarfs put up across town have not yet been taken down and are a reminder of the pre-game optimism and high hopes felt by many.Downtrodden and downcast, hundreds of Crows' loyalists streamed out of Adelaide Oval yesterday, where the AFL's season decider had been broadcast on giant screens.

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