Richmond wins a Friday night nail-biter against Geelong!
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Richmond has hung on for a thrilling three-point win.
With Geelong charging home, Gary Ablett missed a kickable chance that would have put the Cats in front late in the piece.
You can bet Ablett’s late miss will be replayed a few times this weekend.
Dwayne: “You would have bet your grandma on Ablett kicking that one.”#AFLTigersCats
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Matthew Lloyd said he could see Ablett saying “I’m sorry” to his teammates after the siren.
“He was devastated,” Lloydy said.
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Richmond lead by five points at the main change.
The Tigers had opened up a four-goal lead before the Cats fought back late in the second term.
Matthew Lloyd highlighted Patrick Dangerfield as one who recovered from a slow start to bring the Cats back into it.
“A massive pat on the back. He was huge,” Lloydy said.
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Injured Tiger (and former Sun) Dion Prestia spoke to 3AW before the game.
He shared some words for Tom Lynch, who is set to follow him out of the Gold Coast.
Geelong has made a late change tonight.
In-form ruckman Rhys Stanley has been withdrawn, with Jackson Thurlow coming in.
Richmond is unchanged.
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