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  • Total 114

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Match Report

Match Report: Lions lose a thriller

By Michael Whiting, AFL.com.au Exclusive to lions.com.au May 6, 2018 6:10 PM

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Collingwood has edged the Brisbane Lions by seven points in a thriller at the Gabba on Sunday night.

In a pulsating match, Lions skipper and former Magpie Dayne Beams levelled the scores with a clutch set shot from 50m with two minutes remaining.

But Chris Mayne scrapped a behind to put the Magpies in front and Jaidyn Stephenson iced the win with a goal in the dying seconds when he ran into an empty goalsquare.

Collingwood won 19.7 (121) to 18.6 (114) to move to a 4-3 record ahead of a huge match at the MCG next Sunday against Geelong.

They led by 19 points early in the last quarter and the toll of three games in 12 days looked to be too much as the Lions stormed home.

Jordan De Goey was brilliant all night and proved the difference between the teams, kicking five goals – and giving the handpass for Stephenson's match-sealer – while Steele Sidebottom (34 touches) continued his fine season.

For the Lions, it was yet another heartbreaking defeat.

Dayne Zorko returned to form in stunning fashion, set free to play without the handbrake of a tagger, and kicked four goals in his 34 disposals to go with 10 tackles. 

Beams (31 touches and two goals) was also fantastic, Lewy Taylor (four goals) had his best game of the season and first-year players Cam Rayner and Zac Bailey made huge contributions. 

It was the fifth time in their seven losses the Lions have been within a kick during the last quarter.

At the end of a week where the state of the game was highly scrutinised, the two teams played a thrilling duel with fantastic goalkicking.

In a scrappy first quarter where the Lions butchered the ball going into their forward 50, Collingwood made the most of its chances to lead by seven points.

The second term was a complete reversal of ball use, a thrilling 13-goal exhibition of open, attacking footy. 

With neither team deciding to clamp down on opposition midfielders, Brisbane kicked seven goals to six as the momentum swung wildly.

Adam Treloar goaled from 50m in the opening 15 seconds after a wonderful long handpass from Pendlebury into his path, and that opened the floodgates for the exciting term.

The Lions kicked four straight, the Pies answered with four of their own – three to Queenslander Josh Thomas – before the home team went into the main change trailing by three points after kicking the final three of the half.

While the big names of Zorko, Beams, Pendlebury and Sidebottom did their thing, fourth-gamer Bailey was super impressive for Brisbane, showing composure while many around him floundered.

BRISBANE                3.0     10.0     14.2     18.6     (114)           
COLLINGWOOD     4.2     10.3     15.4     19.7     (121)           

GOALS
Brisbane: 
Zorko 4, Taylor 4, McStay 2, D.Beams 2, Robinson, McInerney, McLuggage, Berry, Cameron, Bailey
Collingwood: De Goey 5, Thomas 3, Stephenson 2, Pendlebury, Mayne, Howe, Treloar, Moore, Phillips, Cox, Varcoe, Hoskin-Elliott

BEST 
Brisbane:
 Zorko, Taylor, Rayner, Beams, Martin, Bailey
Collingwood: De Goey, Thomas, Sidebottom, Phillips, Howe 

INJURIES 
Brisbane:
 TBC                                                                                                                               
Collingwood: Pendlebury (ankle)

Reports: Nil

Umpires: Rosebury, Whetton, Williamson                

Official crowd: 21,850 at the Gabba

More to come.

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Match Stats

Disposal Leaders
  • Dayne Zorko
    Dayne Zorko
    34
  • Collingwood
    Steele Sidebottom
    34
  • Brisbane Lions
    Dayne Beams
    31
  • Brisbane Lions
    Stefan Martin
    28
  • Collingwood
    Tom Phillips
    28
Fantasy Leaders
  • Dayne Zorko
    Dayne Zorko
    176
  • Brisbane Lions
    Stefan Martin
    130
  • Brisbane Lions
    Dayne Beams
    120
  • Collingwood
    Tom Phillips
    114
  • Collingwood
    Jordan de Goey
    113
Scoring Leaders
  • Jordan de Goey
    Jordan de Goey
    5.2
  • Brisbane Lions
    Lewis Taylor
    4.2
  • Brisbane Lions
    Dayne Zorko
    4.0
  • Collingwood
    Josh Thomas
    3.0
  • Brisbane Lions
    Daniel McStay
    2.0

Match Stats

  • 373 Disposals 386
  • 79.1 Disposal Eff 73.6
  • 125 Contested Pos 142
  • 109 Marks 99
  • 21 Free Kicks 18
  • 37 Clearances 49
  • 56 Inside 50s 61
  • 42 Rebound 50s 38
  • 56 Tackles 56
  • 34 Hit-outs 49
  • 90 Interchanges 87

Breakdown

  • 3.0 (18)
    4.2 (26)
  • 10.0 (60)
    10.3 (63)
  • 14.2 (86)
    15.4 (94)
  • 18.6 (114)
    19.7 (121)

Player Stats

Brisbane Lions

Player K H D M HO FF FA T G B AF
1Dayne Zorko 22 12 34 7 0 4 1 10 4 0 176
2Stefan Martin 18 10 28 8 24 3 1 2 0 0 130
3Dayne Beams 16 15 31 5 0 1 2 5 2 0 120
4Luke Hodge 16 5 21 13 0 0 1 1 0 0 98
5Mitch Robinson 8 15 23 2 0 2 1 7 1 0 93
6Daniel Rich 19 5 24 4 0 2 0 3 0 0 93
7Lewis Taylor 11 7 18 3 0 0 0 1 4 2 86
8Hugh McCluggage 11 4 15 8 0 2 0 1 1 0 77
9Allen Christensen 11 8 19 6 0 0 0 2 0 1 76
10Harris Andrews 9 9 18 9 0 1 0 0 0 0 73
11Alex Witherden 12 5 17 9 0 0 2 1 0 0 71
12Zac Bailey 10 7 17 3 0 1 3 4 1 0 67
13Cameron Rayner 6 12 18 4 0 1 0 2 0 0 63
14Oscar McInerney 3 1 4 2 10 0 0 7 1 0 61
15Charlie Cameron 10 6 16 3 0 0 2 0 1 1 52
16Daniel McStay 3 4 7 3 0 1 0 3 2 0 51
17Darcy Gardiner 8 3 11 5 0 1 0 1 0 0 50
18Eric Hipwood 6 5 11 3 0 0 0 3 0 0 49
19Tom Cutler 6 4 10 3 0 0 0 2 0 0 43
20Jarrod Berry 5 6 11 2 0 0 1 1 1 0 40
21Matt Eagles 7 4 11 4 0 2 3 0 0 0 34
22Jacob Allison 4 5 9 3 0 0 1 0 0 0 28

Collingwood

Player K H D M HO FF FA T G B AF
1Tom Phillips 18 10 28 10 0 0 0 1 1 0 114
2Jordan de Goey 13 7 20 7 0 1 2 3 5 2 113
3Brodie Grundy 4 12 16 1 39 1 4 11 0 0 111
4Steele Sidebottom 17 17 34 6 0 1 1 2 0 1 110
5Josh Thomas 12 10 22 7 0 0 0 2 3 0 103
6Sam Murray 17 7 24 10 0 1 1 2 0 0 101
7Adam Treloar 12 14 26 1 0 1 1 7 1 1 100
8Jaidyn Stephenson 13 8 21 6 0 0 1 1 2 0 86
9Jack Crisp 14 5 19 5 0 1 0 4 0 0 84
10Chris Mayne 10 8 18 5 0 2 0 3 1 2 83
11Jeremy Howe 12 5 17 7 0 0 0 2 1 0 81
12Scott Pendlebury 9 11 20 1 0 1 1 4 1 0 72
13Travis Varcoe 10 9 19 4 0 0 1 1 1 0 67
14Jarryd Blair 8 8 16 3 0 2 1 4 0 0 64
15Mason Cox 6 4 10 4 10 1 1 2 1 0 60
16Will Hoskin-Elliott 10 3 13 5 0 1 0 0 1 0 58
17Flynn Appleby 10 3 13 4 0 2 1 1 0 0 51
18Taylor Adams 8 6 14 3 0 1 2 2 0 0 48
19Matthew Scharenberg 6 8 14 3 0 0 1 1 0 0 44
20Ben Crocker 6 4 10 1 0 1 1 2 0 0 35
21Darcy Moore 3 2 5 3 0 0 0 0 1 0 28
22Lynden Dunn 5 2 7 3 0 1 2 1 0 0 27

Team Lineups

Collingwood

B

  • Sam Murray,
  • Lynden Dunn,
  • Jack Crisp

HB

  • Travis Varcoe,
  • Matthew Scharenberg,
  • Jeremy Howe

C

  • Flynn Appleby,
  • Scott Pendlebury,
  • Tom Phillips

HF

  • Jordan de Goey,
  • Chris Mayne,
  • Will Hoskin-Elliott

F

  • Josh Thomas,
  • Mason Cox,
  • Jaidyn Stephenson

Fol

  • Brodie Grundy,
  • Steele Sidebottom,
  • Adam Treloar

I/C

  • Jarryd Blair,
  • Taylor Adams,
  • Darcy Moore,
  • Ben Crocker

No Late Change

In

  • Travis Varcoe,
  • Taylor Adams,
  • Darcy Moore,
  • Ben Crocker

Out

  • Brayden Maynard (Injured),
  • James Aish (Injured),
  • Callum Brown (Rested),
  • Ben Reid (Injured)

Milestones:

  • Darcy Moore  - Played 50th game

Last updated: 7:45PM Sunday, May 6, 2018