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Match Report

Lions demolish Blues for back-to-back wins

By Michael Whiting, AFL.com.au Exclusive to lions.com.au July 7, 2018 3:36 PM

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The Brisbane Lions have crushed Carlton by 65 points with a career day from Eric Hipwood and virtuoso showing from Dayne Beams helping the Lions to their first back-to-back wins since 2015.

The Lions' 18.12 (120) to 7.13 (55) win was set up with nine unanswered goals after the 23-minute mark of the opening quarter until the Blues finally responded seven minutes into the third term. 

Beams put on a midfield masterclass, racking up 40 disposals and one goal and seemed to run around without an opponent for most of the day.

Hipwood delivered on every ounce of promise he has shown in his three seasons, kicking a career-high six goals. 

It was the most goals by a Lion since makeshift forward Dan Merrett bagged seven against a fledgling GWS in 2012, and Hipwood did it in every which way. 

He took marks on the lead, scooped up an errant Liam Jones clearing kick to send it back over his head and even set up goals for teammates Tom Cutler and 100-gamer Lewy Taylor.

The Lions dominated most statistics, winning disposals 442-297 and taking a staggering 24 marks inside 50 to Carlton's eight, despite having less entries (49-51).

Coach Chris Fagan said backing up from last week's win over Fremantle was another big step for his young team.

"After a tardy start, I thought our first quarter was pretty average. After that, I thought we played extremely well and deserved our win," he said.

"I'm sure our players will get a bit of belief out of that.

"That's the thing I'm noticing with our group, they're starting to become more mature as men and as footballers. 

"I can sense in them they're really growing up in terms of their understanding of what's required to win week after week."

The Blues had the run of play in the first quarter but couldn't capitalise, and then totally fell apart.

The Lions out-worked the Blues and over-ran them.

After 11 touches in the first quarter, Beams tore the game open in the second, adding 14 more, including a brilliant running goal from 50m on the right boundary line.

In the most difficult personal year of his life, the former skipper is playing some of his best footy, backing up last week's best on ground against Fremantle with a similar outing.

He had plenty of help in the midfield, with captain Dayne Zorko (25 touches, one goal and five goal assists) having a fine final three quarters, and Jarrod Berry keeping Patrick Cripps to 21 disposals with his second excellent tagging job in as many weeks.

Darcy Gardiner (27) had the better of an enthralling duel with Charlie Curnow (three goals) who fought a lone hand in a Carlton forward line that saw precious quality football.

MEDICAL ROOM

Brisbane Lions: No new injuries but Chris Fagan had a quick update on vice-captain Harris Andrews, saying he would see a neurosurgeon late in the week for an appraisal of his concussion. "I'd be surprised if he was right next week," Fagan said. "We're not rushing him back."

Carlton: It was quite a casualty ward for the Blues with towering Andrew Phillips (hamstring) going off in the first quarter and Jacob Weitering (calf) not returning in the fourth. Kade Simpson (calf) was also a late scratching, while Caleb Marchbank was perhaps the most significant of all. The young defender was off to hospital to get tests on his elevated heartbeat.

NEXT UP
The Lions will try to make it three wins in succession next Saturday when they travel to Launceston to play Hawthorn. Brisbane won by 55 points when the teams met in round nine. Carlton faces St Kilda in what looms as a lacklustre Friday night contest, but one that could also shape the bottom four.

BRISBANE       3.1   8.7    14.11   18.12 (120)                  
CARLTON        2.5   2.6      4.8        7.13 (55)           

GOALS
Brisbane: 
Hipwood 6, Barrett 2, Cutler 2, D.Beams, Christensen, McCluggage, McStay, Rayner, Robinson, Taylor, Zorko
Carlton: C.Curnow 3, Petrevski-Seton 2, Lamb, O'Brien

BEST 
Brisbane: 
D.Beams, Hipwood, Cutler, Gardiner, Zorko, Hodge, Berry
Carlton: Kreuzer, C.Curnow, E.Curnow, Cripps

INJURIES 
Brisbane: 
Nil
Carlton: Phillips (hamstring), Weitering (shoulder)

Reports: Oscar McInerney for striking Matthew Kennedy in the fourth quarter

Umpires: Haussen, Nicholls, Glouftsis 

Official crowd: 21,074 at the Gabba

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Match Video

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Match Stats

Disposal Leaders
  • Dayne Beams
    Dayne Beams
    40
  • Brisbane Lions
    Alex Witherden
    31
  • Brisbane Lions
    Tom Cutler
    28
  • Brisbane Lions
    Daniel Rich
    28
  • Brisbane Lions
    Darcy Gardiner
    27
Fantasy Leaders
  • Tom Cutler
    Tom Cutler
    142
  • Brisbane Lions
    Dayne Beams
    133
  • Brisbane Lions
    Darcy Gardiner
    118
  • Brisbane Lions
    Alex Witherden
    116
  • Brisbane Lions
    Dayne Zorko
    114
Scoring Leaders
  • Eric Hipwood
    Eric Hipwood
    6.2
  • Carlton
    Charlie Curnow
    3.1
  • Brisbane Lions
    Tom Cutler
    2.3
  • Brisbane Lions
    Jake Barrett
    2.0
  • Carlton
    Sam Petrevski-Seton
    2.0

Match Stats

  • 442 Disposals 297
  • 80.8 Disposal Eff 74.1
  • 133 Contested Pos 112
  • 147 Marks 65
  • 24 Free Kicks 17
  • 36 Clearances 30
  • 49 Inside 50s 51
  • 44 Rebound 50s 30
  • 49 Tackles 58
  • 35 Hit-outs 34
  • 89 Interchanges 72

Breakdown

  • 3.1 (19)
    2.5 (17)
  • 8.7 (55)
    2.6 (18)
  • 14.11 (95)
    4.8 (32)
  • 18.12 (120)
    7.13 (55)

Match Video

Player Stats

Brisbane Lions

Player K H D M HO FF FA T G B AF
1Tom Cutler 20 8 28 14 0 0 1 3 2 3 142
2Dayne Beams 22 18 40 9 0 3 3 1 1 0 133
3Darcy Gardiner 15 12 27 15 0 3 1 1 0 0 118
4Alex Witherden 23 8 31 9 0 0 0 1 0 0 116
5Dayne Zorko 20 5 25 3 0 5 0 6 1 0 114
6Luke Hodge 18 7 25 13 0 1 0 1 0 0 112
7Eric Hipwood 12 3 15 7 2 2 1 2 6 2 110
8Daniel Rich 15 13 28 7 0 1 0 4 0 0 109
9Stefan Martin 11 11 22 6 21 1 1 1 0 0 96
10Hugh McCluggage 12 8 20 6 0 1 1 4 1 1 91
11Jake Barrett 9 10 19 5 0 0 0 3 2 0 86
12Rhys Mathieson 6 16 22 2 0 3 0 5 0 1 80
13Ryan Lester 10 12 22 5 0 2 1 3 0 0 80
14Allen Christensen 8 7 15 6 0 0 0 1 1 2 68
15Josh Walker 8 9 17 9 0 0 1 0 0 0 66
16Jarrod Berry 4 13 17 4 0 0 0 4 0 0 66
17Mitch Robinson 6 6 12 5 0 0 2 5 1 0 65
18Cameron Rayner 7 8 15 5 0 0 1 1 1 1 60
19Lewis Taylor 7 7 14 5 0 1 1 1 1 0 58
20Nick Robertson 9 4 13 4 0 0 0 1 0 0 51
21Oscar McInerney 5 3 8 4 12 0 2 1 0 0 43
22Daniel McStay 5 2 7 4 0 1 1 0 1 0 35

Carlton

Player K H D M HO FF FA T G B AF
1Dale Thomas 13 9 22 7 0 2 1 6 0 0 101
2Patrick Cripps 6 15 21 2 0 2 0 10 0 0 96
3Jed Lamb 12 10 22 4 0 0 0 2 1 0 82
4Matthew Kreuzer 7 6 13 2 30 2 0 2 0 0 79
5Lochie O'Brien 10 6 16 7 0 0 1 2 1 0 74
6Marc Murphy 13 9 22 2 0 1 1 2 0 0 69
7Matthew Kennedy 5 16 21 3 0 1 0 2 0 1 66
8Darcy Lang 8 9 17 2 0 1 3 5 0 1 61
9Sam Petrevski-Seton 7 3 10 3 0 1 0 3 2 0 61
10Ed Curnow 12 14 26 0 0 1 4 2 0 0 61
11Nick Graham 6 7 13 4 0 1 1 3 0 1 55
12Jack Silvagni 3 6 9 1 0 0 0 7 0 0 52
13Zac Fisher 9 8 17 1 0 1 0 1 0 1 52
14Jacob Weitering 10 3 13 5 0 0 1 0 0 0 48
15Charlie Curnow 6 0 6 3 0 2 2 1 3 1 46
16Caleb Marchbank 6 5 11 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 43
17Liam Jones 3 3 6 4 0 1 2 3 0 0 34
18Jarrod Pickett 6 1 7 2 0 1 2 3 0 0 33
19Cameron Polson 5 4 9 0 0 0 1 2 0 1 29
20Sam Rowe 4 3 7 5 1 0 3 0 0 0 25
21Matthew Wright 4 3 7 1 0 0 2 2 0 1 24
22Andrew Phillips 2 0 2 2 3 0 0 0 0 0 15

Team Lineups

Carlton

B

  • Jed Lamb,
  • Sam Rowe,
  • Liam Jones

HB

  • Dale Thomas,
  • Jacob Weitering,
  • Caleb Marchbank

C

  • Zac Fisher,
  • Patrick Cripps,
  • Jack Silvagni

HF

  • Cameron Polson,
  • Charlie Curnow,
  • Darcy Lang

F

  • Jarrod Pickett,
  • Andrew Phillips,
  • Matthew Wright

Fol

  • Matthew Kreuzer,
  • Marc Murphy,
  • Ed Curnow

I/C

  • Lochie O'Brien,
  • Sam Petrevski-Seton,
  • Matthew Kennedy,
  • Nick Graham

No Late Change

In

  • Dale Thomas,
  • Caleb Marchbank,
  • Darcy Lang,
  • Matthew Kreuzer,
  • Lochie O'Brien

Out

  • Kade Simpson (Injured),
  • Levi Casboult (Omitted),
  • Paddy Dow (Managed),
  • Jarrod Garlett (Injured),
  • Aaron Mullett (Omitted)

Milestones:

  • Darcy Lang  - Played 50th game

Last updated: 4:57PM Saturday, July 7, 2018