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  • Goals 6
  • Behinds 13
  • Total 49

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  • Behinds 7
  • Total 67
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Match Report

Match Report: Swans edge Lions

By Michael Whiting, AFL.com.au Exclusive to lions.com.au May 26, 2018 7:15 PM

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The Brisbane Lions chased all night but couldn't overcome the Sydney Swans at a drenched Gabba on Saturday afternoon.

The Swans led at every change but were forced to work hard for their 10.7 (67) to 6.13 (49) victory.

The Lions tried hard and can hold their heads high, but Sydney was rarely troubled, leading by four points at quarter-time and gradually moving away across the game.

Even with superstar forward Lance Franklin (one goal) well held by Darcy Gardiner, the Swans were too much, with classy Isaac Heeney and youngsters Ben Ronke and Will Hayward kicking two goals apiece.

The Lions kept coming, and Allen Christensen's goal early in the final term had them within 15 points.

When Brisbane tried to exit its defensive 50, a hurried kick was often met by a wall of Swans, which saw the ball coming back with interest.

Six days ago Brisbane defeated Hawthorn, and although being unable to back up with another win, did enough to again encourage its supporters.

They matched the Swans in tight and won most statistical categories, including inside 50s (56-51), clearances (52-40) and tackles (81-58) but were rushed with their disposal.

Lions coach Chris Fagan was left to rue his team's poor kicking for goal.

"From set shots, I think they kicked 6.3 and we kicked 4.6, in a game that was as tight as that, sometimes it comes down to those things," Fagan said.

"The other thing I thought they did was they won the ball when it hit the ground in our front half a bit too much, and repelled from those situations.

"We didn’t make the most of our opportunities. We proved though that we could play against a big-bodied side in conditions that probably suited them more than us.

"We really toughed it out and I loved that about our performance tonight."

In the same week he stepped down as captain, Dayne Beams was a monster.

He was tireless, finishing with 38 disposals and drifting forward to slot a nice set shot from a neat Dan McStay pass.

Mitch Robinson was ferocious, body-lining Dan Hannebery with a huge bump in the first quarter – that the Swan somehow got up from – and had a match-high 26 contested possessions among his total of 35.

The Lions played the second half without rugged defender Matt Eagles, who went off before the main break with an adductor injury.

MEDICAL ROOM

Brisbane Lions: Defender Matt Eagles limped off in the second quarter with an abdominal problem. Coach Chris Fagan said he expected the 28-year-old to miss a couple of weeks. 

Sydney Swans: A clean bill of health for the Swans. 

NEXT UP
Sydney has a short turnaround but would be short-priced favourites to make it four-in-a-row next Friday night when they host Carlton at the SCG. Brisbane has an eight-day break and will play North Melbourne at Etihad Stadium on Sunday afternoon. 

BRISBANE       2.2       2.3       4.7       6.13 (49)
SYDNEY           3.0       5.3       8.6       10.7 (67)

GOALS
Brisbane:
 Berry, D.Beams, Rayner, Zorko, Cutler, Christensen
Sydney: Heeney 2, Hayward 2, Ronke 2, Papley, Stoddart, Franklin, Jack

BEST 
Brisbane: D.Beams, Gardiner, Robinson, Zorko, Martin, Cutler
Sydney: Kennedy, Jones, Lloyd, Heeney, McVeigh, Hewett 

INJURIES 
Brisbane: Eagles (adductor)
Sydney: Nil

Reports: Nil

Umpires: Ryan, Hosking, Gavine

Official crowd: 18,702 at the Gabba

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Match Stats

Disposal Leaders
  • Dayne Beams
    Dayne Beams
    38
  • Brisbane Lions
    Mitch Robinson
    35
  • Sydney Swans
    Josh P. Kennedy
    34
  • Sydney Swans
    George Hewett
    28
  • Brisbane Lions
    Allen Christensen
    27
Fantasy Leaders
  • Stefan Martin
    Stefan Martin
    137
  • Brisbane Lions
    Dayne Beams
    127
  • Brisbane Lions
    Mitch Robinson
    120
  • Sydney Swans
    Josh P. Kennedy
    113
  • Brisbane Lions
    Dayne Zorko
    110
Scoring Leaders
  • Ben Ronke
    Ben Ronke
    2.1
  • Sydney Swans
    Will Hayward
    2.0
  • Sydney Swans
    Isaac Heeney
    2.0
  • Sydney Swans
    Lance Franklin
    1.2
  • Brisbane Lions
    Dayne Beams
    1.1

Match Stats

  • 346 Disposals 383
  • 69.4 Disposal Eff 66.3
  • 164 Contested Pos 176
  • 59 Marks 51
  • 30 Free Kicks 25
  • 52 Clearances 40
  • 56 Inside 50s 51
  • 40 Rebound 50s 49
  • 81 Tackles 59
  • 72 Hit-outs 22
  • 77 Interchanges 87

Breakdown

  • 2.2 (14)
    3.0 (18)
  • 2.3 (15)
    5.3 (33)
  • 4.7 (31)
    8.6 (54)
  • 6.13 (49)
    10.7 (67)

Player Stats

Brisbane Lions

Player K H D M HO FF FA T G B AF
1Stefan Martin 9 6 15 4 58 4 0 6 0 0 137
2Dayne Beams 18 20 38 3 0 4 1 4 1 1 127
3Mitch Robinson 18 17 35 2 0 4 2 7 0 0 120
4Dayne Zorko 14 7 21 2 0 3 3 12 1 0 110
5Allen Christensen 14 13 27 3 0 0 1 5 1 0 100
6Jarrod Berry 10 10 20 3 0 1 0 6 1 1 91
7Hugh McCluggage 13 4 17 3 0 1 0 6 0 0 81
8Tom Cutler 10 9 19 4 0 0 1 2 1 0 71
9Nick Robertson 9 6 15 4 0 1 1 3 0 0 61
10Lewis Taylor 9 10 19 0 0 3 1 3 0 0 59
11Darcy Gardiner 7 5 12 5 0 1 2 4 0 0 57
12Alex Witherden 12 3 15 4 0 0 1 1 0 0 55
13Daniel Rich 10 6 16 1 0 0 1 3 0 0 54
14Luke Hodge 7 5 12 4 0 1 1 1 0 0 45
15Harris Andrews 6 8 14 4 0 0 2 1 0 0 44
16Oscar McInerney 3 2 5 2 14 1 2 4 0 0 44
17Eric Hipwood 8 2 10 3 0 3 0 0 0 2 42
18Daniel McStay 5 1 6 3 0 1 0 3 0 3 42
19Cameron Rayner 3 7 10 3 0 0 3 3 1 1 42
20Zac Bailey 4 4 8 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 32
21Charlie Cameron 7 2 9 1 0 2 3 2 0 0 29
22Matt Eagles 2 1 3 1 0 0 0 2 0 0 19

Sydney Swans

Player K H D M HO FF FA T G B AF
1Josh P. Kennedy 15 19 34 1 0 2 1 7 0 0 113
2Isaac Heeney 13 7 20 6 0 1 2 5 2 0 98
3George Hewett 13 15 28 1 0 4 1 5 0 0 93
4Jake Lloyd 15 11 26 6 0 1 0 1 0 0 90
5Zak Jones 14 11 25 4 0 1 1 3 0 0 86
6Jarrad McVeigh 13 9 22 3 0 0 0 3 0 0 78
7Will Hayward 7 6 13 4 0 2 0 3 2 0 71
8Ben Ronke 11 2 13 2 0 2 0 3 2 1 70
9Luke Parker 6 16 22 3 0 0 4 5 0 0 67
10Harry Cunningham 14 4 18 2 0 0 0 2 0 1 65
11Oliver Florent 13 7 20 2 0 0 1 1 0 1 61
12Callum Sinclair 6 6 12 1 21 3 3 3 0 0 60
13Heath Grundy 9 9 18 5 0 1 2 0 0 0 55
14Lance Franklin 11 2 13 1 1 3 3 2 1 2 51
15Tom Papley 7 5 12 1 0 2 0 2 1 1 51
16Nick Smith 8 7 15 3 0 1 1 1 0 0 49
17Kieren Jack 7 8 15 0 0 1 2 2 1 0 46
18Dane Rampe 8 8 16 3 0 0 3 1 0 0 44
19Ryley Stoddart 6 3 9 2 0 0 1 2 1 0 41
20Dan Hannebery 7 10 17 0 0 1 2 1 0 0 40
21Harry Marsh 1 10 11 1 0 0 2 4 0 0 36
22Tom McCartin 3 1 4 0 0 0 1 3 0 0 20

Team Lineups

Sydney Swans

B

  • Nick Smith,
  • Heath Grundy,
  • Jake Lloyd

HB

  • Zak Jones,
  • Dane Rampe,
  • Harry Marsh

C

  • Isaac Heeney,
  • Josh P. Kennedy,
  • Harry Cunningham

HF

  • Oliver Florent,
  • Tom McCartin,
  • George Hewett

F

  • Will Hayward,
  • Lance Franklin,
  • Ben Ronke

Fol

  • Callum Sinclair,
  • Luke Parker,
  • Kieren Jack

I/C

  • Jarrad McVeigh,
  • Dan Hannebery,
  • Tom Papley,
  • Ryley Stoddart

No Late Change

In

  • Harry Marsh,
  • Ryley Stoddart

Out

  • Callum Mills (Injured),
  • Gary Rohan (Omitted)

New

  • Ryley Stoddart

Milestones:

  • Tom Papley  - Played 50th game,
  • Ryley Stoddart  - Played 1st game

Last updated: 7:37PM Saturday, May 26, 2018

Byes:

  1. Gold Coast Suns,
  2. Port Adelaide