Richmond better but unable to get their first win

Richmond’s first quarter was their best quarter of footy for the season as they looked up to the challenge of the Cats. However, they were still only just hanging in there having three inside 50’s to Geelong’s eight. Geelong were unable to capitalise due to Phoebe Monahan’s defensive presence as she had an equal game-high seven disposals.

Geelong then burst away in the second quarter as Richmond struggled to handle Geelong’s tackling pressure and clean hands around the contest.

Geelong took advantage of their nine more inside 50 entries, kicking six goals to lead the Tigers by 27 points at half time. It didn’t help that Richmond gave up two 50 metre penalties that both lead to easy goals for the Cats.

Richmond came out firing in the third quarter, kicking four goals in a row and putting the pressure back on Geelong. Courtney Wakefield’s strong hands and clinical goal kicking were impressive up forward as she finished with three goals straight.

Despite lifting their intensity with their repeated efforts, Geelong weren’t ready to give up the lead and continued to be too good in the contest leading the Tigers in disposals, tackles and clearances.