The Brisbane Lions VFL side has recorded back-to-back wins for the first time since the opening two rounds, in a commanding 68-point victory.

In their second trip to Melbourne in as many weeks, the Lions looked set for a tight tussle against Box Hill, before a six-goal last quarter and an inspired defensive performance ensured a comfortable win for the visitors.

It was a stellar day for Jarryd Lyons, who booted four majors to go along with 22 disposals and eight tackles in a best on ground performance, leading the Lions to their fifth win of the season.

Henry Smith opened proceedings for Brisbane, booting his first goal inside the first three minutes with James Tunstill and Jack Manly adding two more majors before quarter-time.

The Lions held an 11-point advantage at the first break with the midfield running riot thanks to Lyons, Tunstill and Deven Robertson.

Tunstill kicked three goals for the match while Robertson grabbed a game-high 32 touches, 11 clearances, six tackles and a goal, stuffing the stat sheet.

An accurate Lions ensured they extended their lead at the main break with two goals from Lyons kickstarting his fruitful outing.

Holding the Hawks to 19 points at half-time and only 34 points for the match, the Lions defenders enjoyed a strong showing.


Jaxon Prior collected 28 possessions and eight marks along with Darragh Joyce who also held onto eight marks.

James Madden impressed with his 16 disposals and dash off half-back turning defence into offense.

A blistering start to the third term saw the Lions kick three majors inside six minutes, with Tunstill booting the opening two in the first three minutes.

Zac Derksen nailed his first for the afternoon while Smith kicked his second as the Lions took control of the contest.

Playing as a key forward, Smith enjoyed a solid day with two goals from his 10 touches in promising signs for the Lions forward depth.

A ruthless six goal, final quarter put the exclamation point on a strong win after an up and down start to the season.

Two goals to Derksen and Lyons along with majors from Robertson and Kalin Lane as the Lions climb back up the ladder continues.

The Lions will enjoy a break in Round 10 with their next outing in Round 11 including another trip to Melbourne against current ladder leaders, Footscray at Mission Whitten Oval from 3:05pm on Friday June 7.

Final Score: Box Hill 34 def by Brisbane 102

Goals: Lyons 4, Tunstill 3, Derksen 3, Smith 2, Robertson, Manly, Lane

Best: Tunstill, Lyons, Prior, Robertson, Madden, Smith