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Match Report

Spirited Lions unable to overcome Magpies at the 'G

By Nathan Schmook, AFL.com.au Exclusive to lions.com.au May 28, 2017 4:04 PM

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Dayne Beams of the Lions kicks the ball for a goal during the round 10 AFL match between the Collingwood Magpies and Brisbane Lions at Melbourne Cricket Ground on May 28, 2017 in Melbourne, Australia. (Photo by Michael Dodge/Getty Images/AFL Media)

The inaccuracy that has plagued Collingwood this season returned on Sunday afternoon, but a spirited Brisbane Lions team was unable to take advantage as the Magpies won a scrappy clash by 45 points at the MCG.

For the first six rounds of the season the Magpies kicked more behinds than goals, and they relapsed in a calamitous third quarter that gave the Lions a sniff of victory.

Just 10 points separated the teams deep in the third quarter, but the Magpies were too strong and experienced, settling in the final term to kick seven of the last 10 goals and win 18.21 (129) to 13.6 (84).

As poor as the Magpies' goalkicking was, their midfield was dominant and Nathan Buckley can thank Scott Pendlebury and co. for delivering back-to-back wins for the first time this season.

The important win keeps Collingwood in touch with the mid-table logjam, taking their record to 4-6 in an up-and-down campaign that seems to only ever be one big loss away from crisis.

Pendlebury was outstanding for the Magpies, working in tight spaces and using the ball with typical care to finish with 31 possessions, seven clearances and nine inside 50s.      

Jamie Elliott was dangerous all day and finished with 14 possessions and eight marks, but he was also a major culprit in front of goal, kicking 4.4, while Alex Fasolo booted 2.4. 

As if to ram home the Magpies' failings in front of goal, the Lions took their chances in a third-quarter burst, with Rhys Mathieson and the brilliant Dayne Beams converting 50m set shots and Jake Barrett snapping accurately from the boundary. 

It took Collingwood full-back Lynden Dunn to sneak forward and snap his first goal for the club to end a four-goal run for the Lions, whose 4.3 for the term came from just 12 inside 50s.  

Beams was a star against his former club, finishing with 28 possessions six clearances and three goals, appearing hurt at times but pushing on to be his team's standout player. 

He was well supported by Dayne Zorko (28, 10 clearances and two goals), while Marco Paparone was very effective in a defensive forward role on Magpies' defender Jeremy Howe. 

Hyundai Help for Kids Lions Academy product Eric Hipwood showed what the Lions are in for with an impressive display including a goal off his left boot under pressure.

Brisbane Lions Coach Chris Fagan was impressed with the young forwards development.

"The opposition key defenders target (Hipwood) and he will only get bigger and be harder to play on. He's a real optimist," said Fagan.

Fagan focused on the positives, despite the club losing its ninth consecutive match, taking its record to 1-9 and anchoring them to the bottom of the ladder.   

"The third quarter was really exciting, just to see our guys fight back and for a while there put themselves in with a chance to win that game," Fagan said. 

"But Collingwood's experience and poise and our mistakes in the last quarter contributed to a fade-away." 

Nathan Buckley said his team had played its style of football for the majority of the match after being caught off-guard and conceding the opening two goals to the Lions.  

"I didn't think we brought the heat that we wanted to see early in the game and it made it a pretty open, free-flowing, open-scoring contest, which is not necessarily the way that we want to play our footy," the coach said. 

"But I thought we responded pretty well in the second quarter and for the most part after that, played the way that we wanted to play."

MEDICAL ROOM

Collingwood: Darcy Moore hurt his right shin in a ruck contest and left the ground, applying ice before three-quarter time. He returned in the final quarter, however, wearing a shin guard and the Magpies had no concerns about his fitness.  

Brisbane Lions: The Lions appeared to escape unscathed. 

NEXT UP

Collingwood travels to Domain Stadium to take on a Fremantle team licking its wounds after a 100-point loss to Adelaide. The Brisbane Lions have a bye before also taking on the Dockers at the Gabba in round 12.  

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Match Stats

Disposal Leaders
  • Steele Sidebottom
    Steele Sidebottom
    34
  • Collingwood
    Taylor Adams
    33
  • Collingwood
    Scott Pendlebury
    31
  • Collingwood
    Adam Treloar
    30
  • Brisbane Lions
    Dayne Beams
    28
Fantasy Leaders
  • Steele Sidebottom
    Steele Sidebottom
    139
  • Collingwood
    Scott Pendlebury
    125
  • Brisbane Lions
    Dayne Zorko
    124
  • Brisbane Lions
    Dayne Beams
    116
  • Collingwood
    Adam Treloar
    109
Scoring Leaders
  • Jamie Elliott
    Jamie Elliott
    4.4
  • Collingwood
    Darcy Moore
    3.2
  • Brisbane Lions
    Dayne Beams
    3.1
  • Collingwood
    Alex Fasolo
    2.4
  • Collingwood
    Daniel Wells
    2.1
Collingwood

Match Stats

Brisbane Lions
  • 444 Disposals 310
  • 75.7 Disposal Eff 72.6
  • 146 Contested Pos 125
  • 114 Marks 69
  • 20 Free Kicks 22
  • 38 Clearances 32
  • 72 Inside 50s 33
  • 20 Rebound 50s 52
  • 67 Tackles 63
  • 43 Hit-outs 27
  • 90 Interchanges 82
Collingwood

Breakdown

Collingwood
  • 5.5 (35)
    4.3 (27)
  • 9.10 (64)
    6.3 (39)
  • 11.16 (82)
    10.6 (66)
  • 18.21 (129)
    13.6 (84)

Player Stats

Collingwood

Collingwood

Player K H D M HO FF FA T G B AF
1Steele Sidebottom 20 14 34 8 0 1 3 7 1 1 139
2Scott Pendlebury 20 11 31 3 0 2 0 8 0 0 125
3Adam Treloar 16 14 30 3 0 0 1 5 1 1 109
4Brodie Grundy 5 14 19 1 38 2 1 6 0 0 107
5Josh Smith 16 9 25 7 0 1 1 3 1 0 103
6Jamie Elliott 13 1 14 8 0 2 3 4 4 4 102
7Taylor Adams 17 16 33 3 0 1 5 3 1 1 97
8Darcy Moore 11 2 13 10 5 0 1 2 3 2 97
9Brayden Maynard 17 8 25 3 0 2 0 3 1 0 96
10Daniel Wells 11 9 20 8 0 0 0 0 2 1 88
11Alex Fasolo 12 5 17 6 0 0 2 2 2 4 82
12Jack Crisp 12 10 22 8 0 1 2 1 0 0 79
13Levi Greenwood 11 5 16 6 0 2 0 3 0 2 77
14Jordan De Goey 7 8 15 7 0 1 0 4 0 0 75
15Tim Broomhead 10 7 17 3 0 2 0 3 1 1 74
16Lynden Dunn 14 1 15 6 0 0 1 1 1 0 69
17Matthew Scharenberg 10 6 16 7 0 0 0 1 0 0 67
18Jeremy Howe 10 7 17 7 0 0 1 1 0 0 66
19Will Hoskin-Elliott 7 10 17 4 0 1 0 3 0 0 66
20Tom Phillips 9 11 20 4 0 1 1 1 0 1 64
21Tyson Goldsack 3 11 14 1 0 0 0 4 0 0 50
22Jarryd Blair 2 12 14 1 0 1 0 2 0 0 42
Brisbane Lions

Brisbane Lions

Player K H D M HO FF FA T G B AF
1Dayne Zorko 15 13 28 5 0 3 2 7 2 1 124
2Dayne Beams 15 13 28 3 0 3 2 5 3 1 116
3Jake Barrett 6 12 18 3 0 1 0 7 1 1 87
4Tom Cutler 14 6 20 6 0 0 0 1 1 0 82
5Sam Mayes 16 4 20 4 0 0 0 2 0 0 76
6Nick Robertson 10 7 17 4 0 2 0 3 0 0 70
7Hugh McCluggage 12 7 19 5 0 0 0 0 0 1 66
8Stefan Martin 11 6 17 0 20 1 2 1 0 0 64
9Ryan Bastinac 4 8 12 1 0 0 0 7 0 0 59
10Darcy Gardiner 6 3 9 5 0 2 2 6 0 0 59
11Rhys Mathieson 10 4 14 2 0 3 4 4 1 0 57
12Marco Paparone 9 5 14 5 0 1 0 1 0 0 57
13Archie Smith 3 6 9 3 7 0 0 2 1 0 51
14Lewis Taylor 7 6 13 2 0 0 0 3 0 0 51
15Daniel McStay 7 3 10 5 0 0 0 2 0 0 50
16Daniel Rich 9 5 14 2 0 1 3 1 1 0 45
17Jarrod Berry 3 3 6 1 0 2 1 5 1 0 43
18Ryan Lester 4 4 8 3 0 1 0 3 0 0 42
19Ben Keays 4 7 11 1 0 0 0 2 0 0 37
20Harris Andrews 4 5 9 6 0 1 2 0 0 0 35
21Matthew Hammelmann 3 5 8 1 0 1 0 1 1 0 33
22Eric Hipwood 4 2 6 2 0 0 2 0 1 0 22

Team Lineups

Collingwood

B

  • Jeremy Howe,
  • Lynden Dunn,
  • Brayden Maynard

HB

  • Josh Smith,
  • Tyson Goldsack,
  • Matthew Scharenberg

C

  • Steele Sidebottom,
  • Scott Pendlebury,
  • Daniel Wells

HF

  • Tom Phillips,
  • Alex Fasolo,
  • Will Hoskin-Elliott

F

  • Jarryd Blair,
  • Darcy Moore,
  • Jamie Elliott

Fol

  • Brodie Grundy,
  • Taylor Adams,
  • Levi Greenwood

I/C

  • Jordan De Goey,
  • Adam Treloar,
  • Jack Crisp,
  • Tim Broomhead

No Late Change

In

  • Matthew Scharenberg,
  • Tim Broomhead

Out

  • Henry Schade (Omitted),
  • James Aish (Cheekbone)

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