Live AFL: Sunday 20 May
West Coast 18.13 (121) St Kilda 13.13 (91) - FULL TIME
St Kilda rallied in the third term but couldn't take chances at the start of the last as the Eagles showed their toughness to run out 30-point winners. This concludes today's live blog - stay on www.theage.com.au for match reports and analysis.
West Coast 18.13 (121) St Kilda 13.13 (91) - Q4 26.39
GOAL! Naitanui was bundled over in a marking contest 15m out and converts to ice the game. West Coast restoring the arms-length margin with a minute to go.
West Coast 17.13 (115) St Kilda 13.12 (90) - Q4 23.09
GOAL! Saints again can't escape defensive 50m and Shuey snaps a 35m goal from the boundary line.
West Coast 16.13 (109) St Kilda 13.12 (90) - Q4 21.56
St Kilda can't clear defensive 50m from the kick-in and have to rush through the return ball. 19 points with 3.30 to go, Eagles are safe now.
West Coast 16.12 (108) St Kilda 13.12 (90) - Q4 21.08
Waters is unmarked inside the Eagles' forward 50m but marking and playing on from 25m he sprays his shot across the face! Could have sealed the match, instead it's three goals difference with 4.01 remaining.
West Coast 16.11 (107) St Kilda 13.12 (90) - Q4 19.02
GOAL! Ball-up 30m out from St Kilda goal and Dal Santo sharked Cox's tap to snap a goal! Saints back within three goals with 5.14 left on the count-down clock.
West Coast 16.11 (107) St Kilda 12.12 (84) - Q4 15.44
GOAL! St Kilda goes end-to-end from the kick-in and Milne finds Riewoldt who puts through goal number four and keeps the game alive. 7.07 remaining on the count-down clock.
West Coast 16.11 (107) St Kilda 11.12 (78) - Q4 14.54
Lynch pushes a 50m set shot across the face from a slight angle. Down to 7.35 remaining on the count-down clock.
West Coast 16.10 (106) St Kilda 11.12 (78) - Q4 12.08
Scott Selwood puts a 35m set shot across the face. Would have certainly sealed the game had he pushed the margin beyond five goals.
West Coast 16.9 (105) St Kilda 11.12 (78) - Q4 9.54
GOAL! That might be the sealer for West Coast as McGinnity runs into an open goal. Saad was charging into St Kilda's attacking 50m but he underestimated Glass' own speed and got caught holding the ball. West Coast went end-to-end and the ball fell off hands to McGinnity who read it best.
West Coast 15.8 (98) St Kilda 11.11 (77) - Q4 2.54
Milne kicks a point across the face under pressure after roving off the pack. West Coast have subbed out Adam Selwood for Stevens.
West Coast 15.8 (98) St Kilda 11.10 (76) - Q4 1.37
Hurn kicks a 60m point with a misguided torpedo punt. First score of the last quarter.
West Coast 15.7 (97) St Kilda 11.10 (76) - Q4 First Bounce
Adam Selwood is struggling with his gloved hand covering some split webbing. Cripps has gone down to the rooms with a knee injury and that might mean the Saints are down to 2 on the bench for the final quarter.
West Coast 15.7 (97) St Kilda 11.10 (76) - Three-quarter time
A gutsy comeback in that quarter from St Kilda but ultimately only closed the margin to 21 points. Very little margin for error in the final term. Dean Cox has kicked five goals for West Coast while Riewoldt has three for the Saints.
West Coast 15.7 (97) St Kilda 11.10 (76) - Q3 32.30
Cripps, St Kilda's sub who came on for Stanley at quarter time, is carried from the ground with a knee injury.
West Coast 15.7 (97) St Kilda 11.10 (76) - Q3 28.24
GOAL! Schofield kicked a banana goal after marking deep in the forward pocket. Hill got a free kick for hands in the back and sent a high ball across the face where Schofield stood tallest.
West Coast 14.7 (91) St Kilda 11.10 (76) - Q3 25.07
GOAL! Steven runs down Masten and catches him holding the ball in the back pocket! He converts the set shot from 20m and with 4.09 still to go on the count-down clock in this quarter the Eagles' half-time lead is disappearing rapidly.
West Coast 14.7 (91) St Kilda 10.10 (70) - Q3 22.55
Milne kicks a point across the face in a rush after crumbing from a dropped Goddard mark...Goddard dropped the mark becasue Glass chopped his arms but the umpire was not forthcoming with a free kick!
West Coast 14.7 (91) St Kilda 10.9 (68) - Q3 19.37
GOAL! Milera converts from the goalsquare after marking uncontested. Huge battle inside St Kilda's forward 50m as Eagles battled to escape but the Saints trapped the ball in to set up the goal.
West Coast 14.7 (91) St Kilda 9.8 (62) - Q3 15.24
Montagna looked like he'd volleyed through a goal but it flicked Glass' arm on the way past, rushed behind. Cox went down with cramp in the build-up but is able to get to his feet.
West Coast 14.7 (91) St Kilda 9.7 (61) - Q3 14.21
GOAL! Josh Hill with a poor turn-over on the half-back line leaves a three-on-one in St Kilda's favour. Cripps runs into an open goal to peg back the margin a little bit more.
West Coast 14.7 (91) St Kilda 8.7 (55) - Q3 12.44
Let off for the Saints as Adam Selwood puts a 30m set shot across the face from a slight angle. He was lining up after earning a high tackle free kick.
West Coast 14.6 (90) St Kilda 8.7 (55) - Q3 10.37
GOAL! Cox converts his fifth goal of the game after Wilkes put an arm-lock on him 30m out from goal wrestling for a boundary throw-in. Timely reply for the Eagles.
West Coast 13.6 (84) St Kilda 8.7 (55) - Q3 5.33
GOAL! Big miss from Armitage from 40m out almost directly in front...but West Coast turn the ball over from the kick-in and Armitage gets the ball 5m closer to goal! He converts and the Saints are all over the Eagles who may well have fallen into the trap of thinking it was job done at half time.
West Coast 13.6 (84) St Kilda 7.5 (47) - Q3 2.31
GOAL! Saad's turn to hit the scoreboard as St Kilda get the quick clearance and convert the inside-50m. Saints on a mini-run.
West Coast 13.6 (84) St Kilda 6.5 (41) - Q3 1.47
GOAL! Perfect start for the Saints with Cripps converting a 35m set shot from a tight angle.
West Coast 13.6 (84) St Kilda 5.4 (34) - Q3 - First Bounce
Can the Saints bounce back or will the Eagles boost thier percentage at the top of the table in the second half?
Carlton 8.7 (55) Adelaide 19.10 (124) - FULL TIME
Adelaide has shrugged its Melbourne losing streak by kicking away from Carlton in a dominant display. Patrick Dangerfield collected 35 disposals while Callinan, Tippett and Vince all kicked three goals each. Carlton lost Marc Murphy to a suspected shoulder injury and were listless after quarter time, kicking three goals to Adelaide's 15.
Carlton 8.7 (55) Adelaide 19.10 (124) - Q4 26.45
GOAL! One more for the road as Tippett snaps a goal from 35m, his third in the final quarter. 40 seconds to go.
West Coast 13.6 (84) St Kilda 5.4 (34) - HALF TIME
West Coast in complete control with Cox kicking four and Waters and Scott Sellwood running rampant in midfield. Nick Riewoldt has been St Kilda's shining light with three goals but the Saints are short of winners and have also lost Stanley to a hamstring injury.
Carlton 8.7 (55) Adelaide 18.9 (117) - Q4 24.19
Two set-shot goals to Tippett has Adelaide boosting its percentage with two minutes until full time.
West Coast 13.6 (84) St Kilda 5.4 (34) - Q2 31.59
Four goals to Dean Cox has put the Eagles firmly in control of the match with less than a minute until the half-time siren.
West Coast 11.4 (70) St Kilda 4.4 (28) - Q2 22.21
GOAL! Dean Cox puts through his third for the Eagles and after a double-strike early in the quarter this game is out of the Saints' control or reach.
Carlton 8.7 (55) Adelaide 15.9 (99) - Q4 13.19
Kreuzer's frustrating afternoon continues as he puts a shot from 30m into the post. Three possessions up to the last change for the Carlton tall but a goal at least in the last.
Carlton 8.6 (54) Adelaide 15.9 (99) - Q4 7.59
GOAL! Porplyzia kicks a 45m set shot goal to get on the board on what has been a quiet afternoon.
West Coast 10.2 (62) St Kilda 4.4 (28) - Q2 14.17
GOAL! Waters with a long bomb goal! That tested the hamstring and he passed with flying colours.
Carlton 8.6 (54) Adelaide 14.9 (93) - Q4 4.52
GOAL! Kreuzer kicks his first goal of the match. 16.44 remaining on the count-down clock.
West Coast 9.2 (56) St Kilda 4.4 (28) - Q2 10.29
GOAL! Darling goals from 20m out after marking a quick West Coast forwsard 50m entry.
West Coast 8.2 (50) St Kilda 4.4 (28) - Q2 9.28
GOAL! Lynch gets the quick reply again for West Coast with his first of the game.
Carlton 7.6 (48) Adelaide 14.9 (93) - Q4 0.29
GOAL! Any Carlton hopes for a miracle are gone now. Dangerfield just takes the ball out of the ruck himself at the top of the 50m, turns and runs in to kick the goal.
Carlton 7.6 (48) Adelaide 13.9 (87) - Q4 first bounce
Mackay subbed off for Adelaide and Lynch is into the contest.
West Coast 7.2 (44) St Kilda 4.4 (28) - Q2 7.08
GOAL! We've got a game...Nick Riewoldt kicks a long set shot and has three for the match now.
West Coast 7.2 (44) St Kilda 3.4 (22) - Q2 5.42
GOAL! Goal for goal now as Gilbert wobbles through a shot from 30m in open play.
West Coast 7.2 (44) St Kilda 2.4 (16) - Q2 3.25
GOAL! Dean Cox marks and goals to immediately restore West Coast's advantage.
West Coast 6.2 (38) St Kilda 2.4 (16) - Q2 1.00
GOAL! Nick Riewoldt's second gets the second quarter started the same way the first did.
Carlton 7.6 (48) Adelaide 13.9 (87) - Three-quarter time
Adelaide in control of the contest with more midfield winners while Carlton has very little happening in its forward line. Callinan has been dangerous wth three goals while Dangerfield is up to 27 possessions. Scotland has 24 possessions for Carlton but Murphy has been subbed out with a suspected shoulder injury.
Carlton 7.5 (47) Adelaide 13.9 (87) - Q3 25.51
GOAL! Nomination for goal of the week from Josh Jenkins. The big man caught a mark on centre wing and took two bounces, ran his full measure and kicked a 50m goal on the lumber! Superb finish.
West Coast 6.2 (38) St Kilda 1.4 (10) - Quarter Time
Not looking good for St Kilda at the first change with West Coast kicking six straight goals after Riewoldt snared the opener. Stanley is already out of the game with a hamstring injury and Cripps the sub has been activated.
West Coast 6.2 (38) St Kilda 1.4 (10) - Q1 27.52
GOAL! Beau Waters kicks a goal while Stanely is subbed out for Cripps. Couldn't overcome his hamstring injury.
West Coast 5.2 (32) St Kilda 1.4 (10) - Q1 24.57
GOAL! Gaff puts through West Coast's fifth and the news gets worse for St Kilda with Stanley heading down to the rooms with a suspected hamstring injury.
Carlton 7.5 (47) Adelaide 12.9 (81) - Q3 19.28
GOAL! Henderson marks and kicks a much needed goal for the Blues.
Carlton 6.5 (41) Adelaide 12.9 (81) - Q3 16.58
GOAL! Callinan got loose to mark 45m from goal and converts the 50m set shot. Suddenly it's the Crows by 40 points! Still 9.20 remaining in the third quarter but only one team looks a winner from here.
Carlton 6.5 (41) Adelaide 11.9 (75) - Q3 13.35
GOAL! Clever goal from Callinan! The ball was in heavy traffic about 15m from goal but Callinan kicked the ball along the ground out of congestion, it took a favourable bounce up into his arms and he put the ball through from the goalsquare.
West Coast 4.2 (26) St Kilda 1.3 (9) - Q1 16.43
GOAL! Naitanui marks and kicks his first goal of the game and the Eagles are already out to a handy lead.
Carlton 6.4 (40) Adelaide 10.9 (69) - Q3 9.13
GOAL! Garlett goals from the square after Carlton went end-to-end from Doughty's miss. Steps one and two in turning the momentum in the Blues' favour.
Carlton 5.4 (34) Adelaide 10.9 (69) - Q3 7.53
Doughty got a 50m penalty from Thornton that took him to 15m out...but he missed! Could that sap a bit of the Crows' momentum?
West Coast 3.1 (19) St Kilda 1.2 (8) - Q1 11.49
GOAL! Dean Cox converts from 30m out on a slight angle
Carlton 5.4 (34) Adelaide 10.8 (68) - Q3 4.02
GOAL! Adelaide turned the ball over as Carlton escaped defensive 50m but a hospital ball to Vince in the corridor was spoiled...straight into Callinan's hands, he fed Thompson who ran to 45m and goaled. Great defensive pressure.
West Coast 2.1 (13) St Kilda 1.1 (7) - Q1 6.42
GOAL! Josh Hill accepts a pass from Shuey to convert and put the Eagles in front.
West Coast 1.1 (7) St Kilda 1.1 (7) - Q1 5.48
GOAL! West Coast hit back through Shuey wide on the boundary.
West Coast 0.1 (1) St Kilda 1.1 (7) - Q1 4.13
GOAL! Riewoldt kicks the first goal of the game after Goddard's raking kick from deep in the back pocket opened up the field and set Millera's pace off to run end-to-end and hand off to the skipper.
Carlton 5.4 (34) Adelaide 9.6 (60) - Q3 First Bounce
Chris Yarran subbed in for Marc Murphy to start the second half. Tom Lynch still in the green vest for Adelaide.
West Coast 0.0 (0) St Kilda 0.1 (1) - Q1 1.57
Physical opening with Lynch going back with the flight bowled over by Simpkin coming out of the Saints' defensive 50m. Plenty of hard hits early.
West Coast 0.0 (0) St Kilda 0.0 (0) - Q1 First Bounce
So Carlton's Monday night form is currently holding true...will St Kilda's?
West Coast v St Kilda - Pre-Match
Scratch that last comment - Beau Waters has appeared out of the tunnel and WILL play for West Coast this afternoon. Injury scare in the warm-up obviously not serious. Emergency Lewis Stephenson did warm up after a lengthy pre-match chat between Waters and coach John Worsfold.
Carlton 5.4 (34) Adelaide 9.6 (60) - HALF TIME
Five unanswered Adelaide goals in that quarter and if anything the Blues were saved by the siren with the ball deep in the Crows' forward line when it rang. Marc Murphy looks like he will not return from a suspect shoulder injury - he collided with Dangerfield as both slid in for a 50-50 ball. Dangerfield has 17 possessions and Scott Thompson 16, while Scotland has 17 for the Blues and Judd 12. Bernie Vince has kicked three goals.
Carlton 5.4 (34) Adelaide 9.6 (60) - Q2 31.12
GOAL! Josh Jenkins took a big mark in the forward pocket right on the boundary line...then casually ran around and snapped a goal! Just 14 seconds left in the quarter.
Carlton 5.4 (34) Adelaide 8.6 (54) - Q2 27.58
GOAL! Vince kicks a 50m set shot to capitalise on Adelaide's current control on the contest. Murphy is in the rooms being treated but Yarran has not removed the vest. Still 2.00 to go on the count-down clock.
Carlton 5.3 (33) Adelaide 7.6 (48) - Q2 23.43
GOAL! Vince controls a ball bouncing loose close to the goal-line and manages to snap over his shoulder to squeeze the ball inside the post! Still no decision from Carlton on Murphy.
Carlton 5.3 (33) Adelaide 6.6 (42) - Q2 20.55
Yarran being warmed up on the sidelines as Murphy is assessed. Still 6.30 to go on the count-down clock so a big gamble if the Blues want to hold out until half time.
Carlton 5.2 (32) Adelaide 6.6 (42) - Q2 18.12
Marc Murphy is hurt after he and Dangerfield slid in 50-50 on a loose ball. It could be a left arm or wrist injury for Murphy who is being assisted from the ground by the trainers.
Carlton 5.2 (32) Adelaide 6.6 (42) - Q2 16.14
GOAL! Mackay kicks his second from a 30m set shot. Petrenko bounced the ball almost like a basketball at the top of the 50m, fed it out wide to Wright who then spotted Mackay 25m out directly in front.
Carlton 5.2 (32) Adelaide 5.6 (36) - Q2 12.24
Lock-down footy at the moment...Tippett looks set to continue and the Crows' official Twitter account has declared he is "ok!"
Carlton 5.2 (32) Adelaide 5.6 (36) - Q2 8.33
Tippett limps to the boundary with a left knee injury suffered as he landed in a marking contest. He is able to jog up and down the boundary line but he looks troubled.
Carlton 5.2 (32) Adelaide 5.6 (36) - Q2 4.05
GOAL! Simplicity works a treat for the Crows as Tippett taps down to Van Berlo 10m out and the skipper kicks low and straight for a goal! No Blues player could put a hand on him at the stoppage.
Carlton 5.2 (32) Adelaide 4.5 (29) - Q2 - First bounce
Action underway at Etihad with the Blues up by three points
Carlton 5.2 (32) Adelaide 4.5 (29) - Quarter Time
A number of lead changes in the first quarter with Dangerfield on fire with 10 possessions for the Crows, while Judd has eight for the Blues and already two goals each for Simpson and Garlett.
Carlton 5.2 (32) Adelaide 4.5 (29) - Q1 after the siren
GOAL! Garlett goals on the quarter-time siren with a 30m set shot. Great end-to-end run by Carlton with Armfield starting on the last line of defence breaking out of the backline, to Judd in midfield, who passed to Garlett.
Carlton 4.2 (26) Adelaide 4.5 (29) - Q1 26.55
Tippett snaps a point for the Crows...Josh Jenkins took an air-swing at a loose ball in the goalsquare moments earlier and the ball was tied up for a bounce.
Brisbane 19.18 (132) GWS 5.10 (40) - FULL TIME
Brisbane win by 92 points in a game that had a long middle period of uninspiring struggle. Brisbane started in a blaze with Merrett's five first-quarter goals on the way to a bag of seven, Brown was consistent in kicking five and Rockliff kicked three in the final quarter to accompany his 36 possessions. Callan Ward (24 touches) was GWS's best.
Brisbane 19.18 (132) GWS 5.8 (38) - Q4 27.23
GOAL! Dom Tyson kicks a 50m goal after a cluster of running bounces to get GWS back under the 100-point margin in the final minute.
Carlton 4.1 (25) Adelaide 4.2 (26) - Q1 20.57
GOAL! Mackay was bumped by Simpson with front-on contact to the head...he converts the 35m set shot to put Adelaide back in front. It didn't look like sufficient force to raise the attention of the MRP.
Brisbane 19.18 (132) GWS 4.8 (32) - Q4 24.39
Bewick kicks a point for Brisbane to make the margin 100 points exactly.
Carlton 4.1 (25) Adelaide 3.2 (20) - Q1 18.05
GOAL! Thornton marked on the lead and converted a 45m set shot to put the Blues back in front.
Carlton 3.1 (19) Adelaide 3.2 (20) - Q1 16.25
GOAL! Judd took a mark with the flight of the ball, then put the ball inside forward 50m where Garlett roved off the pack and snapped a 40m bouncing goal.
Carlton 2.0 (12) Adelaide 3.2 (20) - Q1 14.38
GOAL! Adelaide convert a flowing move with Vince getting on the end of a 50m kick to the hot-spot then trotting into an open goal.
Brisbane 19.16 (130) GWS 4.8 (32) - Q4 17.52
GOAL! Tom Rockliff's turn to have a purple-patch with three goals in this final quarter now. He snaps another to take Brisbane to a 98-point lead.
Carlton 2.0 (12) Adelaide 2.2 (14) - Q1 11.57
GOAL! Ian Callinan converts a 45m set shot to give the Crows their first lead in this game.
Carlton 2.0 (12) Adelaide 1.1 (7) - Q1 10.03
GOAL! Dangerfield works his way through traffic after wrestling the ball out of a pack and snaps a 25m goal! He ripped it away from two Carlton players at ground level.
Brisbane 18.16 (124) GWS 4.8 (32) - Q4 14.24
GOAL! Rockliff with his second goal in three minutes. Still plenty of time left on the count-down clock so a triple-figure margin is now an unfortunate possibility for GWS.
Brisbane 17.16 (118) GWS 4.8 (32) - Q4 12.55
GOAL! Floodgates open. Rockliff kicks a 50m goal and now the resistance that locked the game down in the second and third quarters is relenting.
Carlton 2.0 (12) Adelaide 0.1 (1) - Q1 6.40
Tippett gets Adelaide's first sight at goal but his 45m set shot is wide to the right-hand side and through for a behind only.
Brisbane 16.16 (112) GWS 4.8 (32) - Q4 11.37
GOAL! Seven for Daniel Merrett after a big hanger and successful set shot! It won't beat Jeremy Howe for mark of the week but the Brisbane fans enjoyed that one.
Carlton 2.0 (12) Adelaide 0.0 (0) - Q1 4.27
GOAL! Kade Simpson again, this time with a set shot to get Carlton off to a flying start.
Brisbane 15.16 (106) GWS 4.7 (31) - Q4 8.15
GOAL! Daniel Rich kicks a 50m long bomb to make a 100-point margin a possibility.
Carlton 1.0 (6) Adelaide 0.0 (0) - Q1 2.13
GOAL! Kade Simpson has an open 50m to run into after a break over the top ends in a simple finish from the goalsquare
Brisbane 14.16 (100) GWS 4.6 (30) - Q4 5.55
GOAL! Off the ball free-kick to Jonathan Brown to kicks his fifth goal after a hold by Phil Davis. First goal of the final term.
Carlton 0.0 (0) Adelaide 0.0 (0) - Q1 - First Bounce
Chris Yarran the starting substitute for Carlton on his return to the senior team.
Brisbane 13.14 (92) GWS 4.5 (29) - Q4 - First Bounce
Action starts in the final quarter at the Gabba
Brisbane 13.14 (92) GWS 4.5 (29) - Three-quarter time
A thoroughly uninspiring third term with a pair of late Brisbane goals extending the Lions margin.
Brisbane 13.14 (92) GWS 4.5 (29) - Q3 - After the siren
GOAL! Golby passed to Brown on the lead who took a diving mark...and converts the 30m set shot! Four for Jonathan Brown to end the quarter.
Brisbane 12.14 (86) GWS 4.5 (29) - Q3 24.54
GOAL! Merrett kicks his sixth at long last! A 45m long bomb with 1.42 to go on the count-down clock.
Brisbane 11.13 (79) GWS 4.5 (29) - Q3 14.51
GOAL! At last a drought-breaker for Brisbane with Brown kicking a set-shot goal. This game has really descended into a scrap and a test of the Giants' defensive honesty.
Brisbane 11.13 (79) GWS 4.5 (29) - Q3 10.55
GOAL! GWS on the board first through Andrew Phillips.
Brisbane 10.9 (68) GWS 3.5 (23) - HALF TIME
Junk time well and truly set in after quarter time with Jonathan Brown and Simon Black turning back the clock the highlight along with Merrett's five first-quarter goals. Callan Ward has 13 possessions for GWS while Rockliff (19) leads all comers and Daniel Rich (13) has been prominent.
Brisbane 10.9 (68) GWS 3.4 (22) - Q2 25.08
GOAL! Brown marked Black's pass 35m from goal and GWS were generous enough to run through the mark and walk him to the goalsquare for his second of the afternoon...Two minutes to go on the count-down clock.
Brisbane 9.8 (62) GWS 3.4 (22) - Q2 22.08
Brisbane peppering in this quarter with 2.5, Rockliff has two points.
Brisbane 9.6 (60) GWS 3.4 (22) - Q2 19.23
GOAL! Giles converts from the goalsquare after being walked to the line with a 50m penalty. Drummond refused to heed the umpire's call to take a step back on the mark, which was all of 49m from goal.
Brisbane 9.6 (60) GWS 2.4 (16) - Q2 16.48
GOAL! Karnezis marks on the lead after a pass from Brown and converts a 45m set shot on a 45-degree angle. Two goals for Karnezis makes him the second multiple goal-kicker on the ground.
Brisbane 8.5 (53) GWS 2.4 (16) - Q2 10.13
GOAL! A scrappy segment of the game ends with a 50m penalty for Zorko, taking him to 40m out. The kick doesn't spin quite right but still has enough juice to clear the pack!
Brisbane 7.3 (45) GWS 2.3 (15) - Q2 2.09
GOAL! Tom Scully gets a free kick at a boundary throw-in for holding and converts a regulation set shot. GWS on the board in the second quarter.
Brisbane 7.3 (45) GWS 1.2 (8) - Q2 First Bounce
Action underway in the second quarter. Will Merrett's goals dry up?
Brisbane 7.3 (45) GWS 1.2 (8) - Quarter Time
GWS were hopeless in their defensive 50m, conceding a score at a rate worse than every second inside-50m entry from the Lions. Merrett and Brown had it all their own way in the air. GWS have been scrappy, conceding a number of classic second-to-the-ball free kicks and also committing three throws in that term.
Brisbane 7.3 (45) GWS 1.2 (8) - Q1 After Siren
Merrett marks Redden's pass 30m out on a tight angle...but he pushes his set shot after the siren across the face! He still finishes with five for the quarter.
Brisbane 7.2 (44) GWS 1.2 (8) - Q1 26.56
Merrett misses a chance for his sixth! Mohr won the one-on-one in the air 20m out from goal but then overran the spill, leaving Merrett to get first hands on the loose ball...only for a desperate reach from Mohr to tip the ball out of Merrett's hands and spill the ball again! What a chance to kick his sixth for the term.
Brisbane 7.1 (43) GWS 1.2 (8) - Q1 22.56
GOAL! Five in a quarter gets the "Fred Fanning anyone?" conversation started. Merrett marked on the lead 40m out and kicked the set shot from 50m.
Brisbane 6.1 (37) GWS 1.2 (8) - Q1 19.26
GOAL! Daniel Merrett slots his fourth goal from 45m out on a slight angle after a diving mark on the lead. Merrett's career best in a single game is four goals.
Brisbane 5.1 (31) GWS 1.2 (8) - Q1 17.31
GOAL! GWS on the board after a high tackle on Nathan Wilson gives him a set-shot opportunity 40m out...which he converts! GWS still giving a decent level of effort everywhere bar some of the loose checking in the back 50m.
Brisbane 5.1 (31) GWS 0.2 (2) - Q1 15.12
GOAL! Karnezis gets a 20m gimmie from a slight angle after Luke Power was pulled up for a throw.
Brisbane 4.1 (25) GWS 0.1 (1) - Q1 12.31
GOAL! Brown marks uncontested 15m out and pops through his first goal of the day. GWS might feel aggreived about a tackle at the other end of the ground not rewarded, allowing Brisbane to escape defensive 50m.
Brisbane 3.1 (19) GWS 0.1 (1) - Q1 9.57
GWS on the board with a rushed behind by Maguire. As yet no clear looks at a shot on goal for the Giants.
Brisbane 3.0 (18) GWS 0.0 (0) - Q1 5.28
GOAL! Merrett all over Mohr as he marks on the lead 40m out in an open forward line...and converts the set shot on a slight angle. Three goals from Daniel Merrett in quick time.
Brisbane 2.0 (12) GWS 0.0 (0) - Q1 2.32
GOAL! Merrett makes it two in the blink of an eye after marking a quick centre clearance 20m out and converting the set shot. GWS have barely had a possession.
Brisbane 1.0 (6) GWS 0.0 (0) - Q1 0.40
GOAL! Merrett roves his own ruck tap and chases it out towards the forward pocket 30m from goal...he bends a snap around his body and puts it through from a tight angle! Not a bad start at all.
Brisbane 0.0 (0) GWS 0.0 (0) - FIRST BOUNCE
Action underway at the Gabba in a no-excuse game for the Lions
Round eight concludes with some compelling Sunday matches as Carlton hosts Adelaide and St Kilda's travels west for the daunting challenge of taking on the West Coast Eagles. First up, however, the Brisbane Lions desperately need a victory against the GWS Giants.