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Match Report

Match Report: Lions smash Hawks to grab first win

By Michael Whiting, AFL.com.au Exclusive to lions.com.au May 20, 2018 5:36 PM

How it Unfolded: v Hawthorn

The Lions and Hawks clash in round nine

The Brisbane Lions have pulled off a stunning 56-point upset win over Hawthorn at the Gabba on Sunday.

After Hawthorn jumped to an early 18-point lead, Chris Fagan's men first inched their way back and then steamrolled the Hawks with an exhilarating final three terms.

Brisbane trailed by five points at quarter-time but then kicked 16 goals to six to win 20.9 (129) to 11.7 (73). 

Hodge was excellent against the team he played 305 games and won four premierships with, but it was a mix of old and new that helped the Lions get off the mark in 2018.

Second-year midfielder Hugh McCluggage finished with a career-high 27 disposals (16 contested) and had a major influence while the match was up for grabs.

After being off with his radar last week, young forward Eric Hipwood was unstoppable, kicking 4.3 and winning four free kicks, so hard was he to match up on.

Captain Dayne Beams was back near his best with 28 disposals and two goals, Dayne Zorko continued his form resurgence with 30 touches, 11 tackles and a goal, while Charlie Cameron produced a Mark of the Year contender to go with two goals. 

Coach Chris Fagan said after eight straight losses it was the result his team needed.

"It's great for our group, it gives them some positive reinforcement for what they've been doing all year," he said.

"Tonight we got that bit of nourishment from winning a game of football.

"It'll give them a little bit of confidence.

"Our pressure was really good and it all changed after quarter-time and it was on the back of that really."

Hawthorn kicked four goals to one before many of the 20,628 fans had taken their seats at the Gabba, but could not capitalise on its first-quarter dominance.

The Hawks had 29 inside 50s to the Lions' 16 at the half, yet trailed by 11 points.

Brisbane was dynamic when it transitioned the ball, with linking handpasses, overlap run and accurate kicking to an open forward line the hallmark.

The defining play came midway through the third quarter when McCluggage burst from half-back, handballed to Dan McStay who pulled a clever kick across his body into the path of Jarrod Berry who spotted Cameron all alone in the goalsquare. 

The lead was then 24 points and Brisbane did not look back. 

Everything was going their way as the match wore on, with 'The Recruit' Matt Eagles kicking his first career goal in the final term with a checkside from 35m bringing the loudest cheer of the day. 

Hodge warmed into the game and finished among Brisbane's better players with 19 touches and seven marks, and a big impact in the match-defining third term.

The loss is a big one for the Hawks, who drop out of the top eight on percentage.

Tom Mitchell had a mountain of ball, finishing with 46 disposals, but after his 16-touch first quarter, didn't have the same influence for the remainder of the game.

BRISBANE       4.1   9.1   13.6   20.9 (129)                  
HAWTHORN   5.0   7.2   9.3   11.7 (73)          

GOALS
Brisbane: Hipwood 4, Cutler 3, Beams 2, Cameron 2, Rayner 2, Robinson, Zorko, McInerney, Rich, Christensen, Eagles, Taylor
Hawthorn: Gunston 4, Roughead 2, Smith 2, Mitchell, Sicily, Worpel

BEST 
Brisbane: McCluggage, Hipwood, Beams, Cameron, Andrews, Zorko
Hawthorn: Gunston, Mitchell, Impey, Shiels, McEvoy

INJURIES 
Brisbane: nil
Hawthorn: Cousins (head)

Reports: Nil

Umpires: Donlon, Deboy, Glouftsis

Official crowd:  20,628 at the Gabba

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Match Stats

Disposal Leaders
  • Tom Mitchell
    Tom Mitchell
    46
  • Brisbane Lions
    Dayne Zorko
    30
  • Brisbane Lions
    Dayne Beams
    28
  • Hawthorn
    Liam Shiels
    28
  • Brisbane Lions
    Hugh McCluggage
    27
Fantasy Leaders
  • Tom Mitchell
    Tom Mitchell
    149
  • Brisbane Lions
    Dayne Zorko
    134
  • Brisbane Lions
    Tom Cutler
    126
  • Hawthorn
    Liam Shiels
    122
  • Brisbane Lions
    Dayne Beams
    119
Scoring Leaders
  • Eric Hipwood
    Eric Hipwood
    4.3
  • Hawthorn
    Jack Gunston
    4.0
  • Brisbane Lions
    Tom Cutler
    3.0
  • Brisbane Lions
    Dayne Beams
    2.1
  • Hawthorn
    Isaac Smith
    2.1

Match Stats

  • 384 Disposals 387
  • 76.3 Disposal Eff 71.6
  • 139 Contested Pos 146
  • 101 Marks 80
  • 15 Free Kicks 19
  • 33 Clearances 36
  • 51 Inside 50s 52
  • 40 Rebound 50s 30
  • 59 Tackles 64
  • 38 Hit-outs 36
  • 89 Interchanges 83

Breakdown

  • 4.1 (25)
    5.0 (30)
  • 9.1 (55)
    7.2 (44)
  • 13.6 (84)
    9.3 (57)
  • 20.9 (129)
    11.7 (73)

Player Stats

Brisbane Lions

Player K H D M HO FF FA T G B AF
1Dayne Zorko 20 10 30 1 0 0 1 12 1 0 134
2Tom Cutler 18 8 26 10 0 0 0 2 3 0 126
3Dayne Beams 17 11 28 8 0 0 1 3 2 1 119
4Stefan Martin 7 12 19 3 27 2 0 3 0 0 95
5Allen Christensen 11 13 24 5 0 0 0 3 1 0 92
6Alex Witherden 14 10 24 6 0 0 0 2 0 0 88
7Mitch Robinson 12 11 23 7 0 0 4 3 1 0 85
8Harris Andrews 11 7 18 8 0 1 0 3 0 0 84
9Hugh McCluggage 13 14 27 2 0 1 0 2 0 1 83
10Eric Hipwood 11 1 12 5 0 4 0 0 4 3 81
11Luke Hodge 14 5 19 7 0 0 1 1 0 0 74
12Charlie Cameron 10 3 13 5 0 0 1 3 2 0 72
13Lewis Taylor 11 7 18 4 0 0 0 1 1 0 69
14Darcy Gardiner 10 7 17 7 0 1 1 1 0 0 67
15Jarrod Berry 4 8 12 4 0 1 3 7 0 0 60
16Cameron Rayner 4 7 11 2 0 2 0 3 2 0 58
17Oscar McInerney 4 5 9 2 11 1 1 3 1 1 56
18Nick Robertson 6 9 15 5 0 0 2 1 0 0 49
19Zac Bailey 4 7 11 3 0 1 0 3 0 0 48
20Daniel Rich 10 3 13 3 0 0 3 1 1 0 46
21Daniel McStay 3 4 7 3 0 0 0 2 0 1 35
22Matt Eagles 4 4 8 1 0 1 1 0 1 0 27

Hawthorn

Player K H D M HO FF FA T G B AF
1Tom Mitchell 20 26 46 5 0 2 1 4 1 1 149
2Liam Shiels 20 8 28 5 0 2 0 7 0 1 122
3Isaac Smith 13 12 25 5 0 1 1 3 2 1 101
4David Mirra 12 12 24 8 0 0 1 3 0 0 93
5Jarman Impey 19 6 25 5 0 2 0 1 0 0 90
6Ben McEvoy 6 5 11 6 29 1 1 4 0 0 89
7Harry Morrison 9 6 15 7 0 1 0 7 0 0 89
8Jack Gunston 11 6 17 3 0 2 1 2 4 0 85
9Jarryd Roughead 11 7 18 4 4 1 0 0 2 0 76
10James Sicily 11 8 19 5 0 1 0 0 1 0 71
11Ryan Burton 9 10 19 4 0 0 0 1 0 0 63
12Blake Hardwick 10 8 18 5 0 1 1 1 0 0 63
13Shaun Burgoyne 6 15 21 1 0 0 0 2 0 0 59
14Ricky Henderson 11 4 15 4 0 0 1 1 0 0 54
15Taylor Duryea 7 7 14 2 0 2 0 2 0 1 52
16Luke Breust 3 8 11 1 0 1 0 5 0 1 50
17Paul Puopolo 3 3 6 2 0 0 0 6 0 0 45
18James Cousins 4 4 8 2 0 1 1 5 0 0 44
19Ben Stratton 4 10 14 3 0 0 2 2 0 0 43
20James Worpel 3 8 11 0 0 1 1 3 1 0 41
21Mitch Lewis 3 7 10 1 3 0 1 3 0 0 38
22Kaiden Brand 8 4 12 2 0 0 3 2 0 0 37

Team Lineups

Hawthorn

B

  • Jarman Impey,
  • Ben Stratton,
  • Kaiden Brand

HB

  • Taylor Duryea,
  • James Sicily,
  • Blake Hardwick

C

  • Isaac Smith,
  • Shaun Burgoyne,
  • Jack Gunston

HF

  • Ryan Burton,
  • Mitch Lewis,
  • Paul Puopolo

F

  • Liam Shiels,
  • Jarryd Roughead,
  • Harry Morrison

Fol

  • Ben McEvoy,
  • Luke Breust,
  • Tom Mitchell

I/C

  • Ricky Henderson,
  • David Mirra,
  • James Worpel,
  • James Cousins

No Late Change

In

  • Kaiden Brand,
  • Mitch Lewis,
  • Paul Puopolo,
  • David Mirra,
  • James Worpel,
  • James Cousins

Out

  • Brendan Whitecross (Omitted),
  • Daniel Howe (Omitted),
  • Tim O'Brien (Omitted),
  • Will Langford (Omitted),
  • Jaeger O'Meara (Injured),
  • James Frawley (Injured)

New

  • Mitch Lewis

Milestones:

  • Mitch Lewis  - Played 1st game

Last updated: 6:26PM Sunday, May 20, 2018