- Feb 6, 2004
- AFL Club
- Other Teams
We just didn't move the ball quick enough through the middle and take the game on (although Richmond did force us to be this way sometimes). Whenever we took a mark and stopped to look for the next option Richmond just rolled two back into the forward space clogging it up and ensuring always having a 2 on 1 in their favour. The also rolled into the corridor to force us to the boundary.I think the main issue was our forward entries and too often plonking, bombing, kick and hoping, not lowering the eyes, not kicking to space, crowded forward line et al most of the time. I think Downie and or Greaves for that long penerating ' mostly accurate' kick into 50 is a necessity in the team and one of them needs to be brought in this week.
One of our best entries into the forward line was a daring kick from the wing boundary diagonally into centre and then quickly kicked across goals to a leading Howe/Brockman (Howe took the mark). All the players were boundary side and the space was available to lead into. What was funny was that Richmond did this exact play earlier (although they came more through the centre) and I was telling my son how good it was how they created the space by moving the ball quickly....