Richmond Tigers Maintain Hot Start as Collingwood Magpies Falter in AFL Round 3
The Richmond Tigers continued their impressive start to the 2023 AFL season with a comfortable victory over the Collingwood Magpies in Round 3. Despite a spirited performance from the Magpies, who were missing several key players due to injury, the Tigers were always in control and ran out comfortable winners.
First Half Dominance
The Tigers got off to a fast start, with their midfield dominating the early exchanges. The Magpies struggled to get their hands on the ball and were constantly under pressure from the Tigers' high-intensity style of play. Richmond's forward line was also causing the Magpies' defence all sorts of problems, with Tom Lynch and Jack Riewoldt both kicking early goals.
Despite a brief fightback from the Magpies, the Tigers continued to dominate throughout the first half. They were winning the contested ball and were able to control the tempo of the game. By half time, they had built up a comfortable lead and looked to be in complete control.Also Read:
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Magpies Fight Back
The Magpies came out firing in the second half, with their midfield finally starting to get on top. They were able to win more of the contested ball and were able to put pressure on the Tigers' defence. This resulted in several quick goals for the Magpies, who were suddenly back in the game.
However, the Tigers responded quickly, with their midfield once again taking control of the game. They were able to move the ball quickly and efficiently, and their forwards were once again causing problems for the Magpies' defence. By the end of the third quarter, the Tigers had built up a comfortable lead once again.
Final Quarter Dominance
The final quarter was a dominant display from the Tigers, who were able to maintain their intensity and pressure throughout the game. Their midfield continued to win the contested ball, and their forwards were able to capitalise on their opportunities. The Magpies simply had no answer to the Tigers' relentless pressure, and they were unable to mount any sort of comeback in the final quarter.
Key Players Return for Tigers
The Tigers will be even more dangerous in the coming weeks, with several key players set to return from injury. Dion Prestia, Shane Edwards and Bachar Houli are all expected to be back in the side for their next game against the Western Bulldogs. This will make the Tigers even more difficult to beat, and they will be confident of continuing their impressive start to the season.
Keywords: AFL, Richmond Tigers, Collingwood Magpies, Round 3, Tom Lynch, Jack Riewoldt, midfield, forward line, contested ball, pressure.Read More:
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