Charlie Cameron has become the fifth Brisbane player to play 100 consecutive games.

The dynamite small forward joined club record-holder Marcus Ashcroft (170), Jack Redden (112), Simon Black (107) and Nigel Lappin (103) in the ‘100 in a row’ club in Friday’s brilliant win over Carlton at Marvel Stadium.

Yet, in a pointer to the enormity of Ashcroft’s unbroken run from 1992-2000, Cameron would have to play until well into 2026 without a miss to reach it.

Ashcroft sits 11th on the all-time AFL list for consecutive games, which is headed by Melbourne’s Jim Stynes (244) from clubmate Adem Yze (226), Sydney’s Adam Goodes (204), Richmond’s Jack Titus (202), Sydney’s Brett Kirk (200) and ex-Brisbane utility Jack Crisp, now at Collingwood, who played his 196th consecutive game on Sunday.

Marcus Ashcroft of the Lions is carried from the field by teammates.

Also ahead of Ashcroft on the all-time list is Sydney’s Jared Crouch (194), Collingwood’s Jock McHale (191), Hawthorn’s Andy Collins (189) and Port Adelaide’s Kane Cornes (174).

Crisp and Cameron are two of four current players with an unbroken streak of more than 100 games. Melbourne’s Christian Petracca is at 115, and Western Bulldogs’ Jack Macrae 105.

Cameron hasn’t missed a game since 23 March 2019 – Round 1 against West Coast at the Gabba.

The start of his run, which came after he missed the last 11 games of his first season in Brisbane in 2018, coincided with the Brisbane debut of Lachie Neale, Lincoln McCarthy and Jarryd Lyons.

Since then a further 27 players have joined the all-time Brisbane playing list, and 377 players have debuted in the AFL.

Friday night’s win leaves the Lions with a 6-2 win/loss record at Round 8 and a total of 29 wins through the first eight rounds of the last five years after they had 5-6-5-7 wins from 2019-22.

It’s the best aggregate record for Rounds 1-8 in the League. Melbourne are second best with 28 from Geelong 27, Port Adelaide 25, StKilda and Western Bulldogs 24 and Collingwood 23 wins and a draw.

In other statistical highlights from Brisbane’s 10th win from their last 12 meetings with Carlton:-

Zac Bailey, playing his 102nd game, became the 27th player to kick 100 goals for Brisbane. He ranks 16th for games to this milestone, one spot and three games behind Dayne Zorko, and one spot and three games ahead of Jason Akermanis. Alastair Lynch was quickest in 48 games, followed by Daniel Bradshaw (50) and Charlie Cameron (52).

Harry Sharp, playing his 8th game overall and his first this year, kicked his first AFL goal. And while a 777-day wait since his debut on 20 March 2021 will seem like a long time to Sharp, it’s a long, long way short of the longest wait for a goal in club history of 860 days. That belongs to ex-St.Kilda defender Matt Maguire, who kicked only two goals in 71 games for the Lions from 2010-15. His first came in his 52nd Brisbane game.

Others to wait 20 or more Brisbane games for their first Brisbane goal have been Marcus Adams (33), Grant Birchall (31), Mitch Golby (28), James Hawksley (24), Andrew Raines (23), Trent Knobel (20) and Elliot Yeo (20).

The record for most Brisbane games without a goal is held by Danny Dickfos, a 65-game defender from local club Windsor-Zillmere from 1996-99 and a member of the first team post-merger.

And, from the world of weird and wonderful stats, Josh Dunkley became just the eighth player since tackle stats began in 1987 to post a ‘quad double’ – double-figures in kicks, marks, handballs and tackles.

In what coach Chris Fagan described as ‘one of the really great performances’, Dunkley had 22 kicks, 11 marks, 11 handballs and 13 tackles.

Adelaide’s Scott Thompson was the first to register a ‘quad double’ in 2008, followed by Geelong’s Joel Selwood (2009), Essendon’s Brett Stanton (2011), Sydney’s Ben McGlynn and Brisbane’s Tom Rockliff (2014), Geelong’s Corey Enright (2015) and Port Adelaide’s Karl Amon (2022).

Dunkley also became just the eighth Brisbane player to have 13 or more tackles in a game.

Rockliff holds the club record at 17, followed by Jared Brennan (16), Jack Redden and Mitch Robinson (15) and Jarryd Lyons, Rockliff, Robinson, Simon Black and Nigel Lappin (14). Dunkley joins Rockliff, Redden, Robinson, Black and Lappin with 13 tackles in a game.

In affirmation of the Lions’ relentless pressure against the Blues, Dunkley led a team tackle count of 70 which was 43% up on the average through the first seven rounds of 42.9 tackles.

It is also above the game average in each of Fagan’s six previous years with the club yet, in a pointer to how much the game has changed, it is 51 tackles short of the all-time Brisbane record of 121 tackles against Fremantle at Subiaco in 2008.

That figure, one of five above 100, was posted in a 36-point loss in which Robinson (14), Redden (13), Dayne Beams (11) and Josh Green (11) each topped 10 tackles and the Lions’ tackle count was a staggering 17 times the goal count of seven.