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2022 Toyota AFL Premiership
Brisbane Lions v Melbourne
Round 23 •
57 8.9
Full Time
115 18.7
Demons Won By 58
Gabba,  Brisbane  • Yuggera-Turrbal

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    Game Day Guide: Rd 23 v Melbourne

    What a way to end the home and away season: Under Friday night lights, against the reigning premiers, on our home deck, with a top four ladder spot on the line. Where else would you rather be? Round 23 brought to you by Courier-Mail.

    What a way to end the home and away season. Under Friday night lights, against the reigning premiers, on our home deck, with a top four ladder spot on the line. Where else would you rather be? Round 23 brought to you by Courier-Mail.

    Who: Brisbane Lions vs Melbourne Demons
    Where: The Gabba
    When: Friday 19 August at 7:50pm
    Gates Open: 6:30pm 
    Milestone: Charlie's 100th Game at Brisbane Lions
    Game Day Partner: Courier-Mail

    General Public Onsale: IS NOW SOLD OUT

    Ticketing is once again digital for the 2022 season. Simply download the Official Brisbane Lions Club App to have your game access at your fingertips.

    PARKING
    Limited paid parking is available near the Gabba for a small cost. Available here.

    PLAN YOUR TRIP
    The Gabba is a public transport destination! For any event public transport will get you the closest to your gate.

    PUBLIC TRANSPORT
    Public transport is the best way to get to The Gabba.

    Travel for FREE within the Brisbane City Council shire by showing your pre-purchased event ticket on Queensland Rail City Network trains (excluding Airtrain), Brisbane City Council buses or a special event shuttle service from 4 hours prior to the event.

    Keep your eyes peeled here for updates on all the fun things you can get up to at our home games this year.

    LIONS SHOP

    Lions Shop Main Store will be open from 10:00am.

    Lion Park Pop-Up Marquee will be open from 5:00pm  selling all the latest merch, including 2022 Member cap and scarf redemption.

    Lions Shop Outlets will be open throughout the Gabba at gates 2, 4, 7, 9, upper 4, upper 7 and AreaVIP

    LION PARK - Open outside Gate 2 from 5pm

    Taubmans Mural > This week in Lion Park outside the Gabba, Taubmans Performance in Paint, highlighting the most memorable match moments through the art of murals. Take a photo with the mural and share your celebration with #TaubmansPerformanceInPaint on Instagram or Facebook!

    Youi Virtual Kick Activation > Can you kick a goal in a storm? If you think so, get down to Lion Park this Friday before the game to test yourself at the Youi Virtual Kick Challenge. There are some great prizes to be won.

    Gettin' Jiggy With It > The Triple M DJ is back for 2022 to set the vibe as you arrive for game day.

    Face Painting > Thanks to Hyundai, you can bring the little ones down and get their faces painted by our roar-some artists.

    OTHER ACTIVITIES

    Mac For A Match > To celebrate the Brisbane Lions v Melbourne Demons match, you can score yourself a free Big Mac, thanks to Macca’s! It’s simple: if the Lions win, lose or draw, you win! Its Mac for a Match but better, everyone wins! Fans with a game-day ticket can pick up a free Big Mac the following Monday after 10.30am – lunch sorted!

    Macca's Kick 2 Kick > Hey footy fans, Macca’s Kick 2 Kick is back! Stick around after the final siren to get on the ground with Macca’s Kick 2 Kick.

    50/50 Raffle > Get your tickets in the 50/50 charity raffle for your chance to win a guaranteed $50,000 cash prize. Every ticket purchased will support the Brisbane Lions Academy. Tickets start from just $5. You can pre-purchase here.

    Win A Signed Guernsey > Buy 2 Coca-Cola Varieties from any outlet at the Gabba for your chance to win a signed guernsey, footy and two corporate suite tickets for our last home game of the season. Just scan the QR card with your drink purchase to enter this week’s draw.

    FOOD & DRINK 

    Gabba food and beverage outlets will be open on all levels and gates. For the best footy food experience treat yourself to the suite life at AREAVIP, GG or The Verandah.


    Watch: Live on Seven and stream on Kayo.

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    Match Report: A Gabba Demolition

    Friday night's blockbuster fizzled into a one-sided exhibition as the premiers demolished Brisbane by 58 points in front of a stunned sell-out crowd at the Gabba.

    For the Lions, it was sadly reminiscent of the 64-point hiding suffered eight weeks ago at the MCG. It was the fourth straight time Melbourne has accounted for Brisbane.

    Any time the Lions tried to move the ball through the corridor, Melbourne was there to either pressure or intercept. They simply could not get through the premiers' defensive web despite winning the inside-50 count 58-50.

    The Demons kicked the first three goals of the game to quieten the crowd of 32,172 and did not look back. They kicked seven consecutive goals in a rampant second quarter.

    Battle of the Brownlow favourites

    Lachie Neale and Clayton Oliver entered the match as two of the Brownlow Medal favourites, with any votes acquired tonight having the potential to decide the count. Neale was arguably Brisbane's best player, racking up 29 touches and six tackles, but if either is to catch the eyes of the umpires, it's Oliver. The Melbourne midfield maestro was in everything for the victors, finishing with 30 disposals, including 13 clearances that often got his team on the front foot.

     Rayner's tackle

    Cam Rayner is certain to come under scrutiny from Match Review Officer Michael Christian for a first-quarter tackle on Ben Brown. The Melbourne forward gathered the ball in the middle of the Gabba when Rayner pinned an arm to him in an attempt to bring him down. Brown was sent into a half-spin and landed face first on the rock-hard cricket wicket area. He left the field with a bloody nose but returned shortly after to be a critical player for the Demons.

    BRISBANE            1.1         2.3         5.6          8.9 (57)
    MELBOURNE        6.2       13.3       17.4       18.7 (115)

     
    GOALS  
    Brisbane:
    Daniher 2, McCluggage 2, McCarthy, McStay, Rayner, Robinson
    Melbourne:
    Fritsch 4, Pickett 4, Brown 3, Petracca 2, Jackson, Langdon, Lever, Melksham, Neal-Bullen

     
    BEST  
    Brisbane: Neale, McCluggage, Mathieson, Prior

    Melbourne: Oliver, Brayshaw, Pickett, May, Lever, Petracca, Hunt

    INJURIES  
    Brisbane: Berry (ankle)

    Melbourne: Jackson (knee)

    LATE CHANGES

    Brisbane: Nil

    Melbourne: Christian Salem (groin) replaced by Jake Bowey

    SUBSTITUTES  
    Brisbane: Mitch Robinson (replaced Berry in the fourth quarter)

    Melbourne: James Jordon (replaced Jackson in the fourth quarter)

    Crowd: 32,172 at the Gabba 

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