AFL 2022 Round 9 LIVE Updates: Hawks Lead Tigers at MCG While Kangaroos, Power Show in Tasmania
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This is a sensational competition at MCG where the Tigers take a lead with a goal into the second half after striking back into the match during the second semester behind lots of press games led by Shai Bolton.
The Hawks are at war with Jack Gunston out with an ankle injury and Jack Scrimshaw in need of treatment for a shoulder and AC joint problem when the half-time siren sounded.
Scrimshaw looked uncomfortable, although this type of injury can sometimes be painful for a few minutes and then get better.
The Tigers have looked good when they pressed the ball in their own forward line while the Hawks have shone when the chance has arisen for them to push forward and set up their forwards.
Tom Lynch has shown elite vision under pressure when he comes up with the ball in his front pocket and sees Ivan Soldo alone.
Lynch centered the ball and Soldo kicked the goal from blank space.
Tigers 59, Hawks 53 with one minute left of Q2.
Sam Frost dropped a stick kick at the top of the goal area and the ball fell to Shai Bolton who was on the ball for a moment and found room to kick and then hit a goal.
This is a fantastic competition.
Tigers 53, Hawks 53 with two minutes left of Q2.
Port Adelaide has complete control over the procedure against kangaroos in Hobart this afternoon and takes a five-goal lead into the quarter.
This was to be expected even if kangaroos would have liked to keep it close for longer than just the opening minutes.
Todd Marshall has kicked two goals for Power, so has Mitch Georgiades while Nick Larkey has the only goal for Roos.
Hawks forward Mitch Lewis is back on the side today after a hamstring injury and has taken a mark on the lead and gone back to kick his first goal of the day.
Lewis was the Hawks’ most dangerous forward goal in the early weeks of the season until he went down injured, the Hawks need him now.
Dylan Moore is back on the ground for the Hawks after going to the rooms earlier this quarter.
Hawks 52, Tigers 47 with seven minutes left in Q2.
As expected, Jack Gunston has been expelled from the game with Connor MacDonald now into the match after Gunston’s ankle injury.
Just when that change was made, Dustin Martin ran into the ball in the Tigers’ front line and hit the target.
The tigers are in front and have the speed. Hawthorn has a big job ahead of him.
Tigers 47, Hawks 46 with eight minutes left in Q2.
Jack Gunston is back on the ground for the Hawks but he is obviously broken even though he can run.
Maybe his ankle will warm up and he will have the right to finish, but I would think they will watch him closely and he can still be taken off in the second half.
The Hawks also have a mysterious concern about Dylan Moore who, according to Fox Footy, has gone down to the rooms.
Hawks 46, Tigers 39 with 11 minutes left in Q2.
Toby Nankervis takes a half lap of honor after kicking a fantastic goal for the Tigers.
Premiership ruckman pulled the ball in from a throw-in and was partially thrown to the ground but managed to throw the ball on his boot and it went through the goals.
He clapped and smiled after that.
Jack Riewoldt has kicked a goal shortly after. There are three in a row and the Hawks have problems.
Hawks 46, Tigers 39 with 13 minutes left in Q2.
Richmond has lifted his forward pressure and forced a turnover deep in the defense which led to Jack Graham stepping the ball from the ground and through the goals.
The Tigers are up and running now but still hanging.
Hawks 46, Tigers 27 with 14 minutes left in Q2.
Updated: Jacob Koschitzke has kicked Hawthorn’s fourth and fifth straight goals and seen his team have a lead of 25 points.
The Hawks profit from some bad sales from the Tigers and even though it is undoubtedly drying up on the MCG after rain this morning, the Tigers do not want this young Hawks side to build more self-confidence than they have so far.
Koschitzke kicked his first from a mark and his second shortly after a free kick in a mark competition.
Hawks 46, Tigers 21 with 14 minutes left in Q2.