Melbourne coach Simon Goodwin mentioned his aspect’s comeback got here as they began to get the turnover sport proper.
“I assumed in all probability early within the sport, we in all probability over-possessed the ball at occasions, and turned the ball over in essential areas and to Richmond’s credit score, they’re a very good turnover workforce they usually rebounded actually strongly and hit the scoreboard,” mentioned Goodwin post-game.
“So our capacity to tidy up ball in hand helped our defence to a number of diploma and I assumed we began to essentially ramp up that contest stuff as the sport went on.”
He added his aspect had been working onerous on their want and need to do the actual onerous issues within the sport and that the victory was “a win for the character”.
“I really feel like we’ve capable of simply put on groups down in most video games all through the season, even the 2 video games we’ve misplaced, we’ve been capable of proceed to seek out methods late within the sport and provides ourselves an opportunity.
Goodwin additionally admitted they have been contemplating subbing off Jacob van Rooyen earlier within the sport however have been grateful they didn’t after the 20-year-old had an enormous final quarter with three targets.