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Brisbane
10.10.70
North Melbourne
9.12.66
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AFL Express: Saturday 28 June

 

Lance Franklin of the Swans clashes with Stephen Coniglio of the Giants during their round one clash.
Lance Franklin of the Swans clashes with Stephen Coniglio of the Giants during their round one clash. Photo: Getty Images
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The latest edition of AFL Express certainly saved its best for last!

What an incredible win by the Brisbane Lions against North Melbourne!

After trailing by 22 points in the first term, the Lions booted 10 of the next 11 goals, including six in a row, to take a commanding 32-point lead.

The Kangaroos fought back hard in the final quarter but they weren’t able to rein in the spirited Lions.

And what a devastating loss that is for North Melbourne.

For a side that has top-four ambitions, they simply had to beat the 17th-placed team in the competition.

Their inability to do so has not only shattered their hopes of a double chance but now leaves their spot in the top eight slightly vulnerable.

North are only percentage ahead of eighth-placed Gold Coast and just a game clear of Essendon (ninth) as Brad Scott’s men continue their topsy-turvy season.

But take nothing away from the Lions, they were brilliant tonight and did their retiring champion Jonathan Brown proud.

Earlier in the day, Hawthorn showed once again why they are considered genuine premiership fancies as they brushed aside the in-form Gold Coast by nine goals at Aurora Stadium.

Scores were level in the second quarter but the Hawks booted 13 of the next 14 goals to crush the Suns.

Their big win, coupled with Sydney’s breezy victory against GWS, keeps the pressure on Port Adelaide who must beat the Crows in tomorrow’s Showdown to maintain their one-game advantage at the top of the ladder.

The Swans, powered by Lance Franklin’s five goals, have now won 10 games in a row.

Fremantle were challenged late in Western Derby 40 but responded beautifully to keep their spot in the top four.

And Richmond finally got back on the winners’ list with a comprehensive triumph against St Kilda.

FULL TIME

SYDNEY    4.4, 8.9, 12.11, 15.16 (106)
GIANTS    1.4, 1.7, 4.10, 8.12 (60)

Goals
Sydney: Franklin 5, Tippett 2, Kennedy 2, K.Jack, McGlynn, Jones, Reid, Jetta, Bird
Giants: Bugg 2, Cameron 2, Whitfield, Ward, Smith, Hoskin-Elliott

Disposals
Sydney: K.Jack 32, Parker 30, Kennedy 28
Giants: Treloar 28, Smith 27, Coniglio 26

FULL TIME

BRISBANE LIONS    1.1, 8.4, 10.5, 10.10 (70)
NTH MELBOURNE    3.5, 4.7, 6.9, 9.12 (66)

Goals
Brisbane Lions: Green 3, Aish 2, Beams 2, Merrett, Zorko, Close
Nth Melbourne: Petrie 4, Swallow 2, Gibson, Harvey, Thomas

Disposals
Brisbane Lions: Hanley 34, Rockliff 28, Redden 28
Nth Melbourne: Dal Santo 30, Gibson 28

Q4 34 MIN, BL 70 NM 66

McStay steps over the line with the kick in!

Ball up takes place with six seconds to go but the Lions hang on!!!!

What a win!! And what a hammer blow to North's top-four, and possibly finals, aspirations!!

AFL behind

Q4 33 MIN, BL 70 NM 66

Bastinac's shot on goal is a point!!

0:09 to go

Back to top

Q4 32 MIN, BL 70 NM 65

Another throw-in on centre wing! Brisbane hanging on here!

0:35 to go

Q4 32 MIN, BL 70 NM 65

Dal Santo's roost forward is marked by Adcock 30m out from North's goal!

1:02 to go

Q4 30 MIN, BL 70 NM 65

Taylor takes the mark on the wing

1:30 to go

Q4 30 MIN, BL 70 NM 65

Swallow's shot on goal from 45m out is smothered by Patfull and it goes out for another throw-in!

1:49 to go

Q4 30 MIN, BL 70 NM 65

Another throw-in 60m around from North's goal

1:57 to go

Back to top

Q4 29 MIN, BL 70 NM 65

Harvey handballs to Petrie but instead of having the shot on goal from 40m he swing the ball sideways to the solitary Bastinac, it goes over his head and out for a throw-in!

Petrie should have had a shot!

2:18 to go

Q4 29 MIN, BL 70 NM 65

Ball up on centre wing

2:38 to go

Q4 28 MIN, BL 70 NM 65

Patfull takes a big defensive mark 55m out from North Melbourne's goal

3:06 to go

Q4 28 MIN, BL 70 NM 65

Throw in on centre wing

3:27 to go

AFL free kick

Q4 27 MIN, BL 70 NM 65

Zorko gets shoved in the back on North Melbourne's 50m line

3:52 to go

Back to top

Q4 26 MIN, BL 70 NM 65

Swallow spots up Black and from outside 50m he doesn't make the distance

4:13 to go

AFL free kick

Q4 25 MIN, BL 70 NM 65

Firrito earns the free in Brisbane's back line after having his back cannoned into.

5:26 to go

Q4 24 MIN, BL 70 NM 65

Rockliff leaves the ground with a blood nose after being kicked in the face

goal

Q4 24 MIN, BL 70 NM 65

Maguire slips over at the crucial time, Thomas collects the ball runs to 30m out and gets the Kangas within five points!!

5:46 to go

Q4 22 MIN, BL 70 NM 59

Redden's shot on goal from 35m out goes out on the full

6:57 to go

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Match Tracker

Brisbane
North Melbourne
Q1
1.1.7
3.5.23

    Brisbane Events

  • 23 mins - Behind, S.Mayes
  • 24 mins - Goal, J.Green

    Brisbane and North Melbourne Events

  • 1 mins - Behind, L.Greenwood
  • 4 mins - Behind, A.Black
  • 5 mins - Goal, D.Petrie
  • 7 mins - Behind, J.Ziebell
  • 7 mins - Behind, D.Petrie
  • 8 mins - Goal, A.Swallow
  • 17 mins - Goal, D.Petrie
  • 25 mins - Behind, J.Ziebell
Q2
8.4.52
4.7.31

    Brisbane Events

  • 2 mins - Goal, C.Beams
  • 3 mins - Goal, D.Merrett
  • 5 mins - Behind, P.Hanley
  • 6 mins - Goal, J.Aish
  • 8 mins - Rushed Behind
  • 15 mins - Goal, D.Zorko
  • 18 mins - Rushed Behind
  • 22 mins - Goal, J.Aish
  • 25 mins - Goal, J.Green
  • 27 mins - Goal, J.Green

    Brisbane and North Melbourne Events

  • 7 mins - Behind, B.Harvey
  • 14 mins - Goal, S.Gibson
  • 31 mins - Behind, L.Greenwood
Q3
10.5.65
6.9.45

    Brisbane Events

  • 8 mins - Goal, C.Beams
  • 10 mins - Goal, M.Close
  • 21 mins - Behind, L.Taylor

    Brisbane and North Melbourne Events

  • 13 mins - Behind, B.Cunnington
  • 15 mins - Behind, A.Mullett
  • 22 mins - Goal, D.Petrie
  • 25 mins - Goal, D.Petrie
Q4
10.10.70
9.12.66

    Brisbane Events

  • 3 mins - Behind, J.Redden
  • 9 mins - Behind, A.McGrath
  • 14 mins - Rushed Behind
  • 17 mins - Rushed Behind
  • 20 mins - Rushed Behind

    Brisbane and North Melbourne Events

  • 2 mins - Goal, A.Swallow
  • 6 mins - Behind, S.Gibson
  • 7 mins - Goal, B.Harvey
  • 10 mins - Behind, B.Harvey
  • 24 mins - Goal, L.Thomas
  • 33 mins - Behind, R.Bastinac

Scorers

Brisbane
North Melbourne
Goal Scorers Brisbane North Melbourne
Goals and Behinds Green (3.0), Aish (2.0), Beams (2.0), Close (1.0), Merrett (1.0), Zorko (1.0), Hanley (0.1), Mayes (0.1), McGrath (0.1), Redden (0.1), Taylor (0.1) Petrie (4.1), Swallow (2.0), Harvey (1.2), Gibson (1.1), Thomas (1.0), Greenwood (0.2), Ziebell (0.2), Bastinac (0.1), Black (0.1), Cunnington (0.1), Mullett (0.1)

Team Statistics

Brisbane
North Melbourne

Statistics

Brisbane North Melbourne
Goals 10 9
Behinds 10 12
Scoring shots 23 25
Goals/scoring shots 43 36
Disposals 366 328
BrisbaneGoal Scorers
Players D K M H CP T FF FA HO CL
J.Adcock 17 10 4 7 4 3 1 0 0 0
J.Aish 23 16 9 7 9 9 3 0 0 4
C.Beams 18 11 4 7 6 2 0 1 0 2
R.Bewick 24 13 7 11 7 1 2 1 0 2
J.Clarke 13 9 9 4 4 1 0 1 0 0
M.Close 15 7 5 8 8 4 1 0 2 2
J.Green 9 8 2 1 3 4 0 0 0 1
P.Hanley 34 24 6 10 10 5 2 0 0 6
R.Harwood 20 15 8 5 8 4 1 2 0 2
R.Lester 10 4 3 6 4 5 0 0 1 2
M.Maguire 11 8 4 3 1 1 0 0 0 0
S.Martin 20 9 6 11 9 3 1 1 36 4
S.Mayes 10 7 4 3 2 1 0 2 0 1
A.McGrath 4 3 2 1 2 3 0 0 0 0
D.McStay 5 2 1 3 1 2 0 0 0 0
D.Merrett 7 4 4 3 2 1 0 0 0 0
M.Paparone 12 4 4 8 4 3 1 2 0 0
J.Patfull 15 11 9 4 2 5 1 1 0 0
J.Redden 28 13 5 15 13 9 0 0 2 5
T.Rockliff 28 18 4 10 13 10 1 2 1 5
L.Taylor 23 16 10 7 8 5 2 0 0 2
D.Zorko 20 11 2 9 11 8 1 2 0 4
North MelbourneGoal Scorers
Players D K M H CP T FF FA HO CL
L.Adams 13 4 1 9 4 2 0 0 0 1
S.Atley 13 8 1 5 4 4 0 0 0 0
R.Bastinac 19 9 3 10 5 2 0 0 0 2
A.Black 10 6 2 4 3 1 0 0 0 0
B.Brown 1 1 1 0 2 1 0 2 4 1
B.Cunnington 19 6 0 13 14 6 0 1 0 9
N.Dal Santo 30 14 4 16 16 6 0 0 2 4
M.Firrito 11 8 2 3 4 0 1 1 0 0
S.Gibson 28 14 6 14 11 6 2 1 0 6
T.Goldstein 11 5 1 6 7 6 1 1 48 5
L.Greenwood 20 11 2 9 9 5 1 1 0 1
B.Harvey 23 10 2 13 4 2 1 0 0 1
B.Jacobs 13 6 1 7 6 0 1 2 0 2
L.McDonald 16 8 2 8 8 2 0 0 0 2
B.McKenzie 4 2 0 2 1 5 0 2 0 0
A.Mullett 17 14 0 3 3 0 1 0 0 0
D.Petrie 15 11 5 4 9 4 1 2 1 0
A.Swallow 23 13 0 10 13 9 0 1 0 6
L.Thomas 14 10 2 4 11 2 4 1 0 2
S.Thompson 9 6 2 3 1 2 0 0 0 0
M.Warren 2 1 0 1 0 2 0 0 0 0
J.Ziebell 17 12 2 5 8 4 2 2 0 4

Match Details

Brisbane
North Melbourne
START TIME
7:40PM
WEATHER
Passing Clouds. Mild
VENUE
Gabba
Umpires
Craig Fleer, Chris Donlon, Andrew Stephens