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Match Report

Lions take the four points in QClash

By Michael Whiting, AFL.com.au Exclusive to lions.com.au August 18, 2018 10:30 PM

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Brisbane has survived a huge scare, edging past Gold Coast to win by four points in a tense QClash at Metricon Stadium on Saturday night.

In a fiery contest marred by some heated first-half moments, the Lions overturned a nine-point deficit in the final quarter to win 10.18 (78) to 11.8 (74).

The victory is Brisbane's fifth of the season and reverses the five-point loss suffered in the clash between the teams earlier in the year.

Allen Christensen kicked a goal early in the final term after a 50m penalty, and when Dayne Beams and Lewy Taylor followed suit, the Lions had a lead they would not relinquish.

A Jarryd Lyons goal with two minutes remaining made for a nervous finish, but a Stefan Martin contested mark on the wing sealed victory.

Brisbane coach Chris Fagan said it was a relief to win a close game.

"From our perspective it was a grind tonight," he said.

"It was good in a sense to grind away and win a game.

"It didn't look good and our boys found something. With all the close losses this year … it's good for them to get over the line in one of those games."

Beams was magnificent for the victors, winning the Marcus Ashcroft Medal for best afield with 38 disposals and nine clearances.

It is the third time in the past four matches Beams has been named the game's best player.

Harris Andrews also starred, controlling the backline and kicking a crucial goal on the three-quarter time siren when swung forward.

After losing five games by seven points or less, the Lions finally won a close one, and had to do so without Rising Star hopeful Alex Witherden for much of the night after the young defender injured his hamstring in the first quarter.

Alex Sexton was terrific in defeat, kicking four goals, while Touk Miller again kept Dayne Zorko quiet, limiting the Lions All Australian to just 17 disposals.

Gold Coast coach Stuart Dew said he did not reference Robertson's words in his pre-match address, but his team "put their head over the ball" all night.

"I think both sides will look back and see they had chances, ours late, they had a lot of chances early," Dew said.

"It's disappointing. You can't question our effort, I think our boys played hard all night and unfortunately… it would have been nice to come away with a win."

Emotions spilled over midway through the second term when Sean Lemmens hit young Lion Brandon Starcevich late and high in a marking contest. 

Not surprisingly Mitch Robinson was the first man on the scene to remonstrate with Lemmens, which in turn brought players flying in from both teams.

Zorko ended up on the ground via a Miller shove and when the teams settled, Gold Coast got back to playing footy and lifted their intensity.

Marcus Ashcroft Medal Votes Tally:
Dayne Beams - 9 (3, 3, 3)
Brayden Fiorini - 4 (2, 2)
Alex Sexton - 3 (2, 1)
Stefan Martin - 2 (1, 1)

NEXT UP
Brisbane has a tough task to finish its season, hosting West Coast at the Gabba next Sunday afternoon. Gold Coast has an even taller order, travelling to Geelong next Saturday to play a Cats team that has to win to secure their finals position.

GOLD COAST              1.2   6.4     8.6     11.8 (74)                  
BRISBANE                   3.5   6.10   7.15   10.18 (78)          

GOALS
Gold Coast: Sexton 4, Ainsworth, Bowes, Crossley, Fiorini, Holman, Lyons, Young
Brisbane: Taylor 2, Andrews, Beams, Christensen, Mathieson, McCluggage, Rayner, Starcevich, Walker

BEST 
Gold Coast: Sexton, Bowes, Miller, Swallow, Fiorini, Harbrow
Brisbane: Beams, McCluggage, Hodge, Andrews, Berry, Martin

MEDICAL ROOM
Gold Coast: After a rough year with injuries, the Suns got through unscathed in this one. 
Brisbane: Young defender Alex Witherden hobbled off in the first quarter with a left hamstring injury and did not return. Coach Chris Fagan said the defender would not play in the final round.

Reports:
Umpires: Haussen, Whetton, Meredith                    
Official crowd:  11, 907 at Metricon StadiumAFL 2018 Round 22 - Gold Coast v Brisbane
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Match Articles

QClash victory for Lions

Brisbane has survived a huge scare, edging past Gold Coast to win by four points.

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1:29pm Aug 17, 2018

Match Photo Gallery

Match Stats

Disposal Leaders
  • Dayne Beams
    Dayne Beams
    38
  • Gold Coast Suns
    Brayden Fiorini
    32
  • Gold Coast Suns
    David Swallow
    25
  • Gold Coast Suns
    Jarrod Harbrow
    23
  • Gold Coast Suns
    Lachie Weller
    22
Fantasy Leaders
  • Dayne Beams
    Dayne Beams
    133
  • Brisbane Lions
    Stefan Martin
    122
  • Gold Coast Suns
    Brayden Fiorini
    117
  • Brisbane Lions
    Allen Christensen
    108
  • Brisbane Lions
    Hugh McCluggage
    97
Scoring Leaders
  • Alex Sexton
    Alex Sexton
    4.0
  • Brisbane Lions
    Lewis Taylor
    2.1
  • Gold Coast Suns
    Jarryd Lyons
    1.2
  • Brisbane Lions
    Cameron Rayner
    1.2
  • Brisbane Lions
    Dayne Beams
    1.2

Match Stats

  • 347 Disposals 374
  • 68.9 Disposal Eff 71.9
  • 140 Contested Pos 140
  • 74 Marks 102
  • 20 Free Kicks 27
  • 39 Clearances 37
  • 49 Inside 50s 60
  • 50 Rebound 50s 37
  • 55 Tackles 54
  • 39 Hit-outs 42
  • 85 Interchanges 79

Breakdown

  • 1.2 (8)
    3.5 (23)
  • 6.4 (40)
    6.10 (46)
  • 8.6 (54)
    7.15 (57)
  • 11.8 (74)
    10.18 (78)

Player Stats

Gold Coast Suns

Player K H D M HO FF FA T G B AF
1Brayden Fiorini 21 11 32 4 0 2 0 3 1 0 117
2Alex Sexton 11 8 19 4 0 1 2 4 4 0 96
3Jarrod Witts 6 8 14 2 31 1 0 4 0 0 88
4Jarryd Lyons 14 6 20 3 0 0 0 4 1 2 87
5Lachie Weller 13 9 22 4 0 3 0 3 0 1 85
6David Swallow 15 10 25 6 0 0 4 3 0 0 83
7Jack Bowes 14 5 19 3 0 2 0 3 1 1 82
8Jarrod Harbrow 14 9 23 5 0 1 2 1 0 0 74
9Ben Ainsworth 5 10 15 3 0 0 0 4 1 1 67
10Jesse Joyce 12 9 21 6 0 0 2 0 0 0 66
11Michael Barlow 10 10 20 6 0 1 1 0 0 0 66
12Steven May 12 5 17 4 2 0 2 2 0 0 62
13Brad Scheer 6 3 9 4 0 1 0 6 0 1 62
14Nick Holman 7 4 11 4 0 1 0 3 1 1 61
15Touk Miller 3 12 15 4 0 3 2 2 0 0 50
16Aaron Young 4 10 14 2 0 0 3 3 1 0 47
17Jacob Heron 2 8 10 1 0 1 0 5 0 0 46
18Callum Ah Chee 9 1 10 3 0 0 0 1 0 0 42
19Michael Rischitelli 7 4 11 2 0 0 0 1 0 0 39
20Brayden Crossley 3 4 7 1 4 2 0 1 1 0 36
21Sean Lemmens 3 6 9 1 0 1 6 2 0 1 16
22Jack Leslie 3 1 4 2 2 0 3 0 0 0 10

Brisbane Lions

Player K H D M HO FF FA T G B AF
1Dayne Beams 20 18 38 8 0 0 1 2 1 2 133
2Stefan Martin 10 11 21 4 38 0 0 5 0 0 122
3Allen Christensen 19 3 22 10 0 1 0 2 1 0 108
4Hugh McCluggage 11 11 22 5 0 0 0 5 1 1 97
5Luke Hodge 17 4 21 8 0 3 1 3 0 0 95
6Lewis Taylor 15 2 17 5 0 2 0 2 2 1 87
7Josh Walker 11 4 15 10 4 0 0 1 1 1 86
8Daniel Rich 13 8 21 5 0 2 0 2 0 1 81
9Harris Andrews 7 7 14 7 0 3 0 3 1 0 77
10Dayne Zorko 10 7 17 0 0 3 3 9 0 0 74
11Jarrod Berry 9 12 21 4 0 0 2 3 0 0 69
12Ryan Lester 9 7 16 4 0 2 2 5 0 0 69
13Mitch Robinson 11 10 21 5 0 2 2 1 0 0 68
14Cameron Rayner 8 6 14 3 0 1 0 3 1 2 66
15Tom Cutler 13 6 19 4 0 1 2 0 0 1 59
16Rhys Mathieson 5 10 15 2 0 1 1 2 1 0 53
17Nick Robertson 7 9 16 7 0 0 3 0 0 0 51
18Eric Hipwood 10 1 11 4 0 1 0 0 0 4 49
19Brandon Starcevich 5 5 10 1 0 3 0 2 1 0 45
20Zac Bailey 7 7 14 3 0 0 3 1 0 0 39
21Daniel McStay 4 1 5 2 0 2 0 3 0 2 36
22Alex Witherden 4 0 4 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 15

Team Lineups

Gold Coast Suns

B

  • Jesse Joyce,
  • Steven May,
  • Jarrod Harbrow

HB

  • Callum Ah Chee,
  • Jack Leslie,
  • Jacob Heron

C

  • Michael Barlow,
  • David Swallow,
  • Lachie Weller

HF

  • Nick Holman,
  • Brayden Crossley,
  • Alex Sexton

F

  • Jarryd Lyons,
  • Sean Lemmens,
  • Aaron Young

Fol

  • Jarrod Witts,
  • Jack Bowes,
  • Touk Miller

I/C

  • Brayden Fiorini,
  • Ben Ainsworth,
  • Brad Scheer,
  • Michael Rischitelli

No Late Change

In

  • Jacob Heron,
  • Michael Barlow,
  • Sean Lemmens,
  • Brad Scheer

Out

  • Wil Powell (Injured),
  • Will Brodie (Injured),
  • Pearce Hanley (Injured),
  • Kade Kolodjashnij (Injured)

Last updated: 10:34PM Saturday, August 18, 2018