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  • Goals 11
  • Behinds 6
  • Total 72

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  • Behinds 14
  • Total 98
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Match Report

Match Report: Lions fall to Eagles in last match of season

By Michael Whiting, AFL.com.au Exclusive to lions.com.au August 26, 2018 4:00 PM

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The Brisbane Lions have fallen by 26 points to the West Coast Eagles in their final match of the 2018 season. 

The Eagles secured second spot on the ladder with the win, leading for most of the day to finish 14.14 (98) to 11.6 (72) victors.

They will now host the Magpies in a fortnight at Optus Stadium, with the winner to progress to a home preliminary final.

West Coast was ruthless against a Lions outfit that looked tired.

After an even start, the visitors slammed on six straight goals, including four unanswered in the second term, to storm to a match-winning 35-point half-time lead.

The Lions' defence, so stable for much of the season, made a raft of elementary errors in the first half.

Darling profited at the back of a marking contest the Lions failed to clear, Ryan out-pointed Daniel Rich twice in one-on-one contests, and Venables crumbed a big pack of players with little body pressure.

It was West Coast's seventh interstate win for the season.

To the Lions' credit, they fought right until the end despite having little chance of winning.

"In a sense I was really proud that our players fought it out," Lions Coach Chris Fagan said.

"That they were able to win the second half, because sometimes when you're that team and there's nothing there for you to play for you can give up and get steamrolled by the opposition.

"I think West Coast were probably hoping that they could steamroll us so they could get an easier run in the finals, but I thought our guys showed great character."

Allen Christensen played his second straight strong game in the backline, finishing with 26 disposals, while Dayne Beams rounded out a brilliant year with 32 and two goals.

Skipper Dayne Zorko was kept quiet by Mark Hutchings, keeping the Lions ace to 16 touches.

BRISBANE                    4.0   4.2   7.6   11.6 (72)
WEST COAST               5.4   9.7   12.12   14.14 (98)          

GOALS

Brisbane: Bailey 2, Beams 2, Berry, Hipwood, Mathieson, McInerney, McStay, Robertson, Taylor
West Coast: Darling 4, Cripps 3, Rioli 2, Ryan 2, Venables 2, Hutchings

BEST 

Brisbane: Christensen, Cutler, Bailey, Beams, Berry
West Coast: Cripps, Darling, Redden, Shuey, Sheed, Ryan, Hutchings

INJURIES 

Brisbane: Zorko (head)                                                                                                                

Reports: Nil

Umpires: Haussen, Ryan, Fleer

 Official crowd:  16,367 at the Gabba

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Match Stats

Disposal Leaders
  • Dayne Beams
    Dayne Beams
    32
  • West Coast Eagles
    Dom Sheed
    30
  • West Coast Eagles
    Luke Shuey
    29
  • West Coast Eagles
    Jack Redden
    27
  • Brisbane Lions
    Nick Robertson
    26
Fantasy Leaders
  • Dayne Beams
    Dayne Beams
    119
  • West Coast Eagles
    Jamie Cripps
    110
  • West Coast Eagles
    Elliot Yeo
    107
  • Brisbane Lions
    Nick Robertson
    106
  • Brisbane Lions
    Stefan Martin
    105
Scoring Leaders
  • Jack Darling
    Jack Darling
    4.3
  • West Coast Eagles
    Jamie Cripps
    3.1
  • West Coast Eagles
    Liam Ryan
    3.0
  • Brisbane Lions
    Zac Bailey
    2.1
  • Brisbane Lions
    Dayne Beams
    2.0

Match Stats

  • 394 Disposals 360
  • 76.9 Disposal Eff 72.8
  • 131 Contested Pos 141
  • 104 Marks 95
  • 18 Free Kicks 20
  • 37 Clearances 43
  • 50 Inside 50s 58
  • 44 Rebound 50s 35
  • 62 Tackles 55
  • 48 Hit-outs 39
  • 83 Interchanges 87

Breakdown

  • 4.0 (24)
    5.4 (34)
  • 4.2 (26)
    9.7 (61)
  • 7.6 (48)
    12.12 (84)
  • 11.6 (72)
    14.14 (98)

Player Stats

Brisbane Lions

Player K H D M HO FF FA T G B AF
1Dayne Beams 13 19 32 3 0 5 0 4 2 0 119
2Nick Robertson 18 8 26 10 0 0 0 0 1 0 106
3Stefan Martin 14 5 19 2 37 2 4 5 0 0 105
4Tom Cutler 18 8 26 10 0 0 1 1 0 0 101
5Jarrod Berry 11 11 22 4 0 2 0 5 1 0 95
6Allen Christensen 21 5 26 7 0 0 0 0 0 0 94
7Hugh McCluggage 13 8 21 6 0 3 0 4 0 0 92
8Mitch Robinson 8 11 19 2 0 0 1 10 0 0 89
9Zac Bailey 10 10 20 4 0 3 1 2 2 1 83
10Dayne Zorko 11 5 16 1 0 1 3 9 0 0 74
11Daniel Rich 13 10 23 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 74
12Lewis Taylor 9 10 19 2 0 1 1 3 1 2 71
13Harris Andrews 8 8 16 7 0 1 0 2 0 0 70
14Luke Hodge 8 7 15 6 0 0 0 2 0 0 64
15Rhys Mathieson 6 8 14 6 0 0 0 1 1 0 62
16Ryan Lester 7 10 17 5 0 0 2 2 0 0 58
17Josh Walker 10 3 13 7 0 0 3 2 0 0 56
18Oscar McInerney 4 5 9 3 11 0 0 2 1 0 56
19Cameron Rayner 8 5 13 4 0 0 1 3 0 0 55
20Eric Hipwood 7 1 8 4 0 0 0 3 1 0 53
21Daniel McStay 4 6 10 5 0 0 1 2 1 1 51
22Brandon Starcevich 6 4 10 1 0 0 2 0 0 1 24

West Coast Eagles

Player K H D M HO FF FA T G B AF
1Jamie Cripps 15 8 23 8 0 1 1 2 3 1 110
2Elliot Yeo 14 7 21 6 0 0 1 9 0 0 107
3Luke Shuey 17 12 29 2 0 4 2 5 0 3 102
4Jack Darling 10 5 15 7 0 1 0 1 4 3 93
5Jack Redden 16 11 27 4 0 2 1 2 0 0 89
6Dom Sheed 12 18 30 5 0 0 1 0 0 0 84
7Shannon Hurn 19 3 22 6 0 1 1 1 0 0 83
8Liam Ryan 9 3 12 4 0 1 0 4 3 0 80
9Chris Masten 14 9 23 3 0 0 1 1 0 0 70
10Brad Sheppard 10 5 15 5 0 0 1 4 0 0 68
11William Rioli 7 8 15 4 0 0 0 3 1 0 67
12Mark LeCras 11 4 15 5 0 0 0 2 0 2 66
13Jeremy McGovern 10 4 14 8 0 1 0 0 0 0 63
14Oscar Allen 9 5 14 6 0 1 1 2 0 1 62
15Mark Hutchings 9 6 15 2 0 1 1 3 1 0 61
16Tom Barrass 9 3 12 6 0 1 0 2 0 0 60
17Daniel Venables 6 7 13 3 0 1 1 2 2 0 59
18Thomas Cole 6 5 11 4 0 1 0 3 0 0 53
19Scott Lycett 5 3 8 2 16 0 2 2 0 1 46
20Nathan Vardy 2 3 5 0 23 3 2 3 0 0 44
21Liam Duggan 9 7 16 3 0 0 2 0 0 0 44
22Will Schofield 4 1 5 2 0 1 0 4 0 0 37

Team Lineups

West Coast Eagles

B

  • Shannon Hurn,
  • Tom Barrass,
  • Brad Sheppard

HB

  • Will Schofield,
  • Jeremy McGovern,
  • Liam Duggan

C

  • Dom Sheed,
  • Luke Shuey,
  • Chris Masten

HF

  • Oscar Allen,
  • Jack Darling,
  • Jamie Cripps

F

  • Willie Rioli,
  • Liam Ryan,
  • Mark LeCras

Fol

  • Scott Lycett,
  • Elliot Yeo,
  • Jack Redden

I/C

  • Daniel Venables,
  • Nathan Vardy,
  • Thomas Cole,
  • Mark Hutchings

No Late Change

In

  • Will Schofield,
  • Oscar Allen

Out

  • Lewis Jetta (Injured),
  • Brendon Ah Chee (Omitted)

Milestones:

  • Jeremy McGovern  - Played 100th game

Last updated: 4:10PM Sunday, August 26, 2018