Richmond Tigers Crush Fremantle Dockers By 104 Points

Richmond Tigers Crush Fremantle Dockers By 104 Points

Richmond Tigers V Fremantle Dockers Round 22 Season 2017

Victor P Taffa

Richmond Tigers crushed Fremantle by 104 Points and returned to the Top 4 going into the last round of the AFL Home and Away season.


To kick more than 150 Points in a match is a good effort but to kick so accurately with only 5 behinds was an outstanding performance.


Jacob Townsend

Jacob Townsend’s stunning 6-goal display in his first senior game for Richmond this season, against Fremantle at Domain Stadium yesterday, was even more impressive when you consider the following facts:

  • It was the equal-third most goals kicked in a match by an AFL player during season 2017. Only West Coast’s Josh Kennedy, seven goals v North Melbourne, Round 1 and Sydney’s Lance Franklin, eight goals v Brisbane, Round 7, have scored more.
  • It was the equal most goals in a match by a Richmond player since Jack Riewoldt’s 11 v GWS in Round 10, 2014 at Spotless Stadium.
  • He had kicked a total of just 4 goals all-up in his 32 AFL games (28 for GWS, 4 with Richmond) before Sunday’s clash.


Jack Riewoldt V Nick Riewoldt

Jack Riewoldt and Nick Riewoldt are cousins from Tasmania in what is a close knit family. Next weekend’s match is very likely to be Nick Riewoldt’s last match having announced his retirement.

Even if St. Kilda defeated Richmond their percentage is too low to leap past West Coast Eagles and Essendon if both of these sides were to lose in the last match of the Home and Away series.

St. Kilda defeated the Tigers in round 16 in what is a family affair with Riewoldt v Riewoldt so Richmond should not get caught up in the emotion of Nick Riewoldt’s final game as he did the Tigers no favours in round 16 this season.


Jack Riewoldt

Jack Riewoldt is a Dual Coleman Medalist in seasons 2010 and 2012. Player who kicks most goals during the Home and Away season is awarded the Coleman Medal.


Nick Riewoldt

Nick Riewoldt captained St. Kilda in the 2010 Grand Final against Collingwood that resulted in a draw. Grand Final replay was won by Collingwood.


Richmond needs to win and then focus on a Finals Campaign. Making the Finals will be good for success starved however Richmond can do better than just making the Top 4.

Richmond should have just 2 minutes to get carried away by such a performance before preparing to play St. Kilda next weekend.


Facts To Come Out Of The Match

From an overall Tigers’ perspective yesterday, their final score of 25.5 (155) was the highest ever recorded by any team in AFL/VFL history from 30 scoring shots.

It was Richmond’ highest score against Fremantle, topping the 23.10 (148) they registered in Round 7, 2011.

Their winning margin of 104 points was their biggest v the Dockers, bettering the 90-point victory over them in Round 14, 1998 at the MCG.

It was the equal biggest winning margin by any league team in 2017 (along with Sydney v Fremantle in Round 21.

It was Richmond’s biggest win against any opposition since defeating GWS by 113 points in Round 10, 2014 at Spotless Stadium.

25 goals kicked by the Tigers was the equal most scored by any AFL team in a match this season (Geelong finished with 25.13 v Brisbane in Round 16).


Scores Quarter By Quarter


                         G B T

1st Quarter       3.4.22

2nd Quarter      3.5.23

3rd Quarter       5.7.37

4th Quarter       7.9.51

Final Score:    7.9.51



                          G B T

1st Quarter       3.0.18

2nd Quarter      11.2.68

3rd Quarter       17.5.107

4th Quarter       25.5.155

Final Score:    25.5.155


Fremantle: Bennell 2, Crozier 2, Fyfe, Deluca, Ballantyne

Richmond: Townsend 6, Riewoldt 4, Lambert 3, Butler 3, Martin 2, Rioli, Houli, Edwards, McIntosh, Nankervis, Rance, Graham

Official Crowd: 34,204 at Domain Stadium


G Goals worth 6 Points

B Behinds worth 1 Point

T Total Score

(GWS) Greater Western Sydney

(AFL) Australian Football League