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Match Report

Lions take a step backwards

By Michael Whiting, AFL.com.au Exclusive to lions.com.au April 29, 2017 7:33 PM

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THE Brisbane Lions turned in their worst performance of the season, falling to an 83-point defeat at the hands of a Port Adelaide side that has stormed into the top four.

The Power forward line ran riot, with Charlie Dixon, Jarman Impey and Robbie Gray all kicking four goals in the 22.18 (150) to 10.7 (67) romp.

Port's fourth win from six matches was effectively sealed in the opening 20 minutes, when they slammed home seven unanswered goals.

The Lions have now lost five games straight and had little answer in easily their worst loss under new coach Chris Fagan.

They butchered the ball in the first quarter with 20 clangers – a number that grew to 35 by half-time - and Port made them pay.

Missing skipper Travis Boak with a hamstring injury made little difference, as Chad Wingard (31 disposals, seven clearances) stepped into a more prominent midfield role to be arguably the best player afield.

Brad Ebert (25 touches) shook off close attention from young Lion Jarrod Berry, while Sam Powell-Pepper (25 and two goals) and Jasper Pittard (25) were also instrumental in victory.

Port was desperate all game, starting with Aaron Young's super tackle of Sam Mayes in the opening minutes that led to a Jackson Trengove goal.

Impey kicked two early goals and Dixon - too big and strong for undersized Dan McStay – kicked two of his own as Port silenced the home crowd.

The Lions' only respite in the opening quarter came when Michael Close kicked their first goal courtesy of a 50m penalty.

But the pain relief was temporary.

To the Power's credit, they did not let up, extending their lead at every change for the percentage-boosting win.

One three-minute burst in the third quarter epitomised the gap between the teams.

It started when Trengove ran with the flight of the ball to mark among three Lions and continued his path unchallenged into an open goal.

A minute later he added another after Nick Robertson – who was one Lion who gave his all – missed a handball target, and 60 seconds later stand-in skipper Ollie Wines took an uncontested mark from a Gray pass to continue the slaughter.

It was a bleak day for the Lions, with their midfield thoroughly outplayed despite winning the disposals (400-386) and clearances (37-34).

Port was far more slick and their pressure around the ball carrier taught the Lions a lesson.

GOALS

Brisbane Lions: Hipwood 2, Robinson 2, Close, Schache, C.Beams, Taylor, Zorko, Cutler

Port Adelaide: Impey 4, R.Gray 4, Dixon 4, Trengove 3, Powell-Pepper 2, Ebert, Ryder, Wines, Amon, S.Gray

 

BEST

Brisbane Lions: Taylor, Robinson, Robertson, Mayes

Port Adelaide: Wingard, Dixon, Pittard, R.Gray, Ebert, Powell-Pepper

 

INJURIES

Brisbane Lions: Nil

Port Adelaide: Nil

 

Reports: Nil

 

Umpires: Kamolins, Ryan, Mitchell

 

Official crowd: 13,638 at the Gabba

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Match Stats

Disposal Leaders
  • Chad Wingard
    Chad Wingard
    31
  • Brisbane Lions
    Tom Cutler
    28
  • Brisbane Lions
    Lewis Taylor
    26
  • Brisbane Lions
    Daniel Rich
    25
  • Brisbane Lions
    Mitch Robinson
    25
Fantasy Leaders
  • Charlie Dixon
    Charlie Dixon
    125
  • Brisbane Lions
    Mitch Robinson
    112
  • Brisbane Lions
    Lewis Taylor
    105
  • Brisbane Lions
    Tom Cutler
    102
  • Brisbane Lions
    Tom Rockliff
    100
Scoring Leaders
  • Robbie Gray
    Robbie Gray
    4.4
  • Port Adelaide
    Charlie Dixon
    4.3
  • Port Adelaide
    Jarman Impey
    4.1
  • Port Adelaide
    Jackson Trengove
    3.1
  • Brisbane Lions
    Mitch Robinson
    2.0
Brisbane Lions

Match Stats

Port Adelaide
  • 400 Disposals 386
  • 73.5 Disposal Eff 76.4
  • 114 Contested Pos 133
  • 95 Marks 120
  • 25 Free Kicks 14
  • 37 Clearances 34
  • 38 Inside 50s 67
  • 45 Rebound 50s 27
  • 42 Tackles 48
  • 31 Hit-outs 33
  • 83 Interchanges 89
Brisbane Lions

Breakdown

Brisbane Lions
  • 2.2 (14)
    7.4 (46)
  • 3.4 (22)
    11.11 (77)
  • 7.5 (47)
    18.14 (122)
  • 10.7 (67)
    22.18 (150)

Player Stats

Brisbane Lions

Brisbane Lions

Player K H D M HO FF FA T G B AF
1Mitch Robinson 13 12 25 2 0 7 0 6 2 0 112
2Lewis Taylor 14 12 26 9 0 0 1 2 1 1 105
3Tom Cutler 14 14 28 7 0 1 0 1 1 0 102
4Tom Rockliff 14 9 23 6 0 1 1 6 0 0 100
5Stefan Martin 9 12 21 3 25 0 1 1 0 0 86
6Nick Robertson 9 15 24 7 0 1 1 2 0 0 84
7Claye Beams 10 12 22 6 0 1 0 1 1 0 83
8Ben Keays 11 14 25 3 0 1 1 3 0 0 80
9Dayne Zorko 13 6 19 3 0 3 2 3 1 1 76
10Sam Mayes 12 7 19 5 1 0 0 2 0 0 74
11Darcy Gardiner 10 8 18 8 0 0 0 0 0 1 71
12Dayne Beams 13 8 21 3 0 0 0 1 0 0 68
13Jarrod Berry 5 11 16 1 0 3 1 7 0 0 68
14Ryan Lester 7 9 16 5 0 0 0 3 0 1 67
15Daniel Rich 11 14 25 1 0 1 1 1 0 0 66
16Harris Andrews 10 7 17 6 0 2 1 0 0 0 61
17Ryan Harwood 6 14 20 6 0 0 2 0 0 0 58
18Michael Close 8 1 9 4 4 2 2 2 1 1 53
19Daniel McStay 9 2 11 5 0 1 0 0 0 0 47
20Eric Hipwood 3 1 4 2 0 0 0 1 2 0 33
21Hugh McCluggage 4 3 7 3 0 0 0 0 0 1 28
22Josh Schache 1 3 4 0 1 1 0 0 1 0 17
Port Adelaide

Port Adelaide

Player K H D M HO FF FA T G B AF
1Charlie Dixon 15 5 20 12 0 1 2 3 4 3 125
2Brad Ebert 11 14 25 6 0 0 3 5 1 0 96
3Jasper Pittard 17 7 24 8 0 0 0 0 0 1 90
4Karl Amon 13 8 21 5 0 1 1 4 1 0 90
5Justin Westhoff 13 5 18 10 0 1 1 3 0 0 89
6Sam Gray 8 13 21 9 0 1 0 1 1 0 88
7Jackson Trengove 8 3 11 6 7 0 1 4 3 1 87
8Jarman Impey 10 3 13 3 0 2 2 5 4 1 86
9Chad Wingard 15 16 31 1 0 0 0 1 0 1 85
10Paddy Ryder 7 7 14 5 26 2 0 0 1 0 84
11Robbie Gray 12 1 13 5 0 0 0 0 4 4 81
12Hamish Hartlett 16 6 22 7 0 0 0 0 0 0 81
13Ollie Wines 10 10 20 3 0 2 4 6 1 1 80
14Sam Powell-Pepper 10 15 25 2 0 2 2 1 2 0 78
15Jared Polec 12 8 20 4 0 1 1 2 0 2 72
16Tom Jonas 9 4 13 8 0 0 1 1 0 0 60
17Matthew Broadbent 10 8 18 5 0 0 3 2 0 0 60
18Aaron Young 6 2 8 5 0 0 1 6 0 1 59
19Tom Clurey 11 1 12 7 0 1 1 1 0 0 58
20Jack Hombsch 8 6 14 5 0 0 1 1 0 0 52
21Dan Houston 8 6 14 2 0 0 1 1 0 1 44
22Darcy Byrne-Jones 4 5 9 2 0 0 0 1 0 0 32

Team Lineups

Port Adelaide

B

  • Darcy Byrne-Jones,
  • Tom Clurey,
  • Jack Hombsch

HB

  • Matthew Broadbent,
  • Tom Jonas,
  • Jasper Pittard

C

  • Brad Ebert,
  • Ollie Wines,
  • Jared Polec

HF

  • Aaron Young,
  • Justin Westhoff,
  • Chad Wingard

F

  • Sam Gray,
  • Charlie Dixon,
  • Jackson Trengove

Fol

  • Paddy Ryder,
  • Robbie Gray,
  • Hamish Hartlett

I/C

  • Sam Powell-Pepper,
  • Karl Amon,
  • Jarman Impey,
  • Dan Houston

No Late Change

In

  • Jack Hombsch,
  • Hamish Hartlett

Out

  • Travis Boak (Hamstring),
  • Aidyn Johnson (Omitted)

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