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  • Goals 16
  • Behinds 8
  • Total 104

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  • Goals 16
  • Behinds 11
  • Total 107
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Match Report

Match Report: Lions lose a heartbreaker

Exclusive to lions.com.au August 4, 2018 4:50 PM

Last two minutes: Lions v North

Watch the final two minutes from today's match.

The Brisbane Lions nearly came from behind to steal a huge victory today, but will instead be left heartbroken by a three-point loss to North Melbourne. 

With 30 seconds remaining, No.1 draft pick Cam Rayner was awarded a free kick 30m out on a slight angle, but his around the corner attempt drifted to the right.

The Kangaroos hung on to win 16.11 (107) to 16.8 (104) to sit outside the eight on percentage.

It was another devastating loss for the Lions, who have also lost matches by five points to Gold Coast, Adelaide and Port Adelaide and seven points to Collingwood.

North can breathe a huge sigh of relief after leading by 24 points earlier in the term and almost stopping to a walk in the last quarter.

The Lions were lacklustre in the first half and looked out of the contest for most of the game before their late rally.

Young midfielders Jarrod Berry (28 possessions) and particularly Hugh McCluggage (26 and three goals) were largely instrumental for the fightback.

McCluggage's composure in traffic was exceptional for a second-year player.

Coach Chris Fagan said his young team lacked composure in the final quarter, but was confident they'd learn from their mistakes.

"We were coming hard in that last quarter and we were dominating the game, but we were a bit hasty with some of our disposals," Fagan said.

"It's all part of our learning. 

"The more games they get under their belt, the better they'll get at that. 

"I'm glad we're in close games and not getting belted like we were last year."

Dayne Zorko (35 possessions and two goals) was almost a one-man show in the first half as the Lions floundered under North's pressure.

Harris Andrews won his much-anticipated match-up with Ben Brown, keeping the Coleman Medal leader to a solitary goal from a free kick in the final quarter.

MEDICAL ROOM

Brisbane Lions: No worries for the Lions with Oscar McInerney's corked quad in the third quarter the only minor concern. The backup ruckman limped around for a few minutes but took a strong mark moments later and played the game out. 

North Melbourne: Good news for the Kangaroos with a clean bill of health. Jarrad Waite got through his first full game in 10 weeks, kicking two goals. 

NEXT UP

North Melbourne needs to keep on winning and has a great chance to do so next Sunday against the Western Bulldogs at Etihad Stadium, while the Lions will make their second trip to the MCG for the season, playing Collingwood on Saturday night.

BRISBANE                   6.0       9.2       13.4     16.8 (104)
NORTH MELBOURNE 5.1       12.6     14.9     16.11 (107)

GOALS
Brisbane:
 McCluggage 3, Rayner 2, Robinson 2, Mathieson 2, McInerney 2, Zorko 2, Hipwood, Taylor, Christensen
North Melbourne: Ziebell 3, Walker 2, Atley 2, Waite 2, Turner 2, Cunnington, Hrovat, Wood, Simpkin, Brown 

BEST 
Brisbane: McCluggage, Zorko, Berry, Christensen, Robinson, Andrews
North Melbourne: Ziebell, Dumont, Daw, Simpkin, Goldstein

Reports: Nil

Umpires: Brown, Chamberlain, Pannell                    

Official crowd: 18,395 at the Gabba

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Match Articles

Coaches Wrap: Round 20

The Lions' coaching staff hope the players can learn from the bitter disappointment they felt after Saturday’s loss.

4:30pm Aug 7, 2018

Team of the Week

Zorko's spectacular performance has earned him a spot in Team of the Week.

9:19am Aug 7, 2018

Match Stats

Disposal Leaders
  • Dayne Zorko
    Dayne Zorko
    35
  • Brisbane Lions
    Dayne Beams
    29
  • North Melbourne
    Trent Dumont
    29
  • Brisbane Lions
    Jarrod Berry
    28
  • Brisbane Lions
    Hugh McCluggage
    26
Fantasy Leaders
  • Dayne Zorko
    Dayne Zorko
    154
  • Brisbane Lions
    Hugh McCluggage
    123
  • North Melbourne
    Jack Ziebell
    120
  • Brisbane Lions
    Mitch Robinson
    115
  • Brisbane Lions
    Jarrod Berry
    104
Scoring Leaders
  • Jack Ziebell
    Jack Ziebell
    3.2
  • Brisbane Lions
    Hugh McCluggage
    3.0
  • Brisbane Lions
    Mitch Robinson
    2.2
  • North Melbourne
    Will Walker
    2.2
  • Brisbane Lions
    Oscar McInerney
    2.1

Match Stats

  • 375 Disposals 343
  • 76.8 Disposal Eff 71.7
  • 130 Contested Pos 147
  • 114 Marks 70
  • 18 Free Kicks 20
  • 47 Clearances 33
  • 61 Inside 50s 48
  • 31 Rebound 50s 44
  • 62 Tackles 52
  • 41 Hit-outs 35
  • 87 Interchanges 83

Breakdown

  • 6.0 (36)
    5.1 (31)
  • 9.2 (56)
    12.6 (78)
  • 13.4 (82)
    14.9 (93)
  • 16.8 (104)
    16.11 (107)

Player Stats

Brisbane Lions

Player K H D M HO FF FA T G B AF
1Dayne Zorko 24 11 35 4 0 2 2 10 2 0 154
2Hugh McCluggage 15 11 26 7 0 0 1 5 3 0 123
3Mitch Robinson 15 8 23 9 0 0 1 4 2 2 115
4Jarrod Berry 11 17 28 5 0 1 1 6 0 0 104
5Dayne Beams 16 13 29 4 0 1 0 1 0 1 92
6Josh Walker 15 8 23 13 0 1 3 0 0 0 92
7Luke Hodge 12 7 19 8 0 1 2 5 0 0 89
8Alex Witherden 17 5 22 9 0 0 1 1 0 0 89
9Allen Christensen 12 6 18 3 0 0 0 4 1 1 80
10Harris Andrews 13 1 14 10 0 0 3 3 0 0 74
11Cameron Rayner 8 6 14 6 0 2 0 1 2 1 73
12Oscar McInerney 7 3 10 3 17 1 0 1 2 1 71
13Stefan Martin 8 4 12 2 24 1 0 1 0 0 67
14Darcy Gardiner 10 4 14 8 0 1 1 1 0 0 64
15Nick Robertson 8 10 18 6 0 1 1 1 0 0 64
16Rhys Mathieson 7 8 15 1 0 3 0 2 2 0 63
17Ryan Bastinac 8 3 11 6 0 0 0 3 0 0 60
18Brandon Starcevich 5 4 9 0 0 1 1 5 0 1 42
19Lewis Taylor 3 7 10 1 0 0 0 2 1 0 40
20Daniel Rich 6 5 11 2 0 1 0 1 0 0 39
21Daniel McStay 3 4 7 4 0 0 1 3 0 1 39
22Eric Hipwood 5 2 7 3 0 1 2 2 1 0 37

North Melbourne

Player K H D M HO FF FA T G B AF
1Jack Ziebell 20 6 26 7 0 2 1 2 3 2 120
2Trent Dumont 14 15 29 3 0 1 1 5 0 1 100
3Jed Anderson 15 10 25 4 0 1 3 5 0 0 89
4Kayne Turner 8 9 17 2 0 3 0 4 2 1 80
5Jy Simpkin 8 12 20 3 0 2 1 4 1 0 78
6Majak Daw 10 5 15 6 3 2 0 2 0 0 71
7Sam Wright 11 8 19 5 0 1 1 2 0 0 70
8Ben Cunnington 8 14 22 2 0 1 1 1 1 0 66
9Nathan Hrovat 8 7 15 3 0 1 0 3 1 0 66
10Ryan Clarke 9 12 21 3 0 0 0 1 0 0 64
11Jamie Macmillan 12 5 17 5 0 2 1 1 0 0 64
12Shaun Atley 5 9 14 2 0 0 0 2 2 0 59
13Marley Williams 7 6 13 2 0 0 0 5 0 0 59
14Todd Goldstein 3 5 8 2 32 0 2 2 0 0 59
15Will Walker 7 4 11 4 0 0 1 1 2 2 56
16Robbie Tarrant 10 2 12 7 0 0 0 0 0 1 56
17Ben Brown 9 3 12 2 0 3 0 2 1 0 56
18Mason Wood 4 5 9 2 0 0 0 3 1 1 47
19Luke McDonald 6 1 7 2 0 1 0 3 0 0 39
20Paul Ahern 8 8 16 0 0 0 3 2 0 0 39
21Jarrad Waite 4 5 9 3 0 0 2 0 2 1 38
22Scott D. Thompson 2 4 6 1 0 0 1 2 0 0 22

Team Lineups

North Melbourne

B

  • Marley Williams,
  • Scott D. Thompson,
  • Shaun Atley

HB

  • Jamie Macmillan,
  • Robbie Tarrant,
  • Majak Daw

C

  • Luke McDonald,
  • Jed Anderson,
  • Trent Dumont

HF

  • Jy Simpkin,
  • Jarrad Waite,
  • Mason Wood

F

  • Jack Ziebell,
  • Ben Brown,
  • Kayne Turner

Fol

  • Todd Goldstein,
  • Ben Cunnington,
  • Ryan Clarke

I/C

  • Nathan Hrovat,
  • Paul Ahern,
  • Sam Wright,
  • Will Walker

No Late Change

In

  • Jarrad Waite

Out

  • Shaun Higgins (Injured)

Milestones:

  • Marley Williams  - Played 100th game

Last updated: 5:28PM Saturday, August 4, 2018