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Live AFL: Sunday 3 June

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Edited by Teo Pellizzeri

Sunday Summary
- Brisbane defeated West Coast by two points in a thriller at the Gabba. Polkinghorne's goal with a minute to go wrestled Brisbane back in front as the Lions kicked eight final-quarter goals.
- Sydney defeated Western Bulldogs by 92 points at the SCG. A nine-goal first term from the Swans left the Bulldogs stunned and the game descended into a flat slog thereafter. Jetta's three goals included two contenders for goal of the week.
- Collingwood defeated Gold Coast by 97 points at the MCG. Scott Pendlebury left the game in the first quarter with a knee injury but did return after assessment before being subbed at half time. Gold Coast kept it interesting in the first quarter but by the final term Gary Ablett's 53-possession game was the sideshow worth following rather than the non-contest on the scoreboard.

Collingwood 23.11 (149) Gold Coast 7.10 (52) - FULL TIME
If anything Gold Coast did well to get out of this with a double-figure defeat, especially considering the Suns kicked just two goals after half time. Gary Ablett equalled Greg Williams' AFL-record of 53 possessions. Dale Thomas kicked three goals and collected 32 touches, while Beams also had 32 while Cloke and youngsters Elliott and Sinclair also booted three goals each.

Collingwood 23.11 (149) Gold Coast 7.10 (52) - Q4 28.01
GOAL!
Elliott goals from the top of the goalsquare after receiving a hand-off. His third of the game. Just 12 seconds to go on the count-down clock.

Collingwood 22.11 (143) Gold Coast 7.9 (51) - Q4 25.02
GOAL!
Dale Thomas wins the ball 30m out and dribbles through his third goal of the game. With 31 possessions, 21 contested, maybe he will get the three votes on Brownlow night.

Collingwood 21.10 (136) Gold Coast 7.9 (51) - Q4 21.16
GOAL!
Campbell Brown kicks a set-shot goal. Up to three which is as many as any player on the ground.

Collingwood 21.10 (136) Gold Coast 6.9 (45) - Q4 20.01
Raise the bat Gary Ablett! 50 possessions. Still 5.42 to go on the count-down clock.

Collingwood 21.10 (136) Gold Coast 6.9 (45) - Q4 17.32
GOAL!
Thomas converts a set shot from 35m after marking strongly.

Collingwood 20.10 (130) Gold Coast 6.9 (45) - Q4 16.30
GOAL!
First goal of the second half for the Suns kicked by Aaron Hall.

Collingwood 20.10 (130) Gold Coast 5.9 (39) - Q4 15.17
Focus has now turned to Ablett who is up to 47 possessions. With 8.32 left in the quarter he'll get 50...will be interesting to see how the umpires have rated this display come Brownlow night.

Collingwood 20.10 (130) Gold Coast 5.8 (38) - Q4 8.04
GOAL!
When Collingwood score goals they normally pile them on quick...Wellingham marks near the boundary and casually runs around the corner and snaps a goal.

Collingwood 19.10 (124) Gold Coast 5.8 (38) - Q4 6.31
GOAL!
Cloke runs into an open goal after the ball spilt over the back of the pack...he was heading for a big day after two first-quarter goals but that is only his third of the afternoon.

Collingwood 18.9 (117) Gold Coast 5.7 (37) - Q4 First Bounce
One bookie who shall not be named has a 107.5 point line, another has 105.5

Collingwood 18.9 (117) Gold Coast 5.7 (37) - Three quarter time
Even die-hard Pies fans would be unsatisfied with the quarter after Pendlebury was subbed out as a precaution after his knee injury suffered earlier in the match. Dale Thomas has broken the lines with 27 possessions while Ben Sinclair has three goals. Gary Ablett continues to fly the flag solo with 37 possessions.

Collingwood 18.7 (115) Gold Coast 5.5 (35) - Q3 22.22
GOAL!
Goldsack kicks a 50m set shot.

Collingwood 17.7 (109) Gold Coast 5.5 (35) - Q3 17.54
GOAL!
Cloke was run down from behind by Day as he ran into an open goal...he got a shaving of his foot to the ball to avoid being pinged and Sinclair ran in to soccer through from the goalsquare.

Collingwood 16.7 (103) Gold Coast 5.5 (35) - Q3 15.39
GOAL!
Elliott boots his second with a 40m set shot on an acute angle. Gold Coast just two behinds in this quarter and looking out of ideas.

Collingwood 15.7 (97) Gold Coast 5.4 (34) - Q3 10.56
GOAL!
Didak dribbles through a clever goal after outmuscling Hunt and snapping on the turn.

Collingwood 14.7 (91) Gold Coast 5.3 (33) - Q3 8.57
Cloke dribbles through a behind after roving his own crashing of the pack but it goes wide to the near side. Gold Coast desperately defending to stop the run of Pies goals.

Collingwood 14.6 (90) Gold Coast 5.3 (33) - Q3 3.26
Pendlebury subbed out as a precaution. He did leave the field injured early in the first quarter but still returned to collect 17 possessions. Ugle subbed in.

Collingwood 14.6 (90) Gold Coast 5.3 (33) - Q3 1.55
GOAL!
Sinclair runs into an open goal and you can't help but think the rout is coming.

Collingwood 13.6 (84) Gold Coast 5.3 (33) - Q3 1.00
GOAL!
Dale Thomas runs from the forward pocket in to an open goal to get things started in the second half.

Sydney 20.12 (132) Western Bulldogs 5.10 (40) - FULL TIME
Sydney never looked back after a nine-goal third quarter while the Dogs would have been embarassed by more if not for a quick double-salvo at the start of the second term. Jude Bolton amassed 41 possessions, Hannebery 35, Jack 34. Picken kicked two for the Bulldogs while Matthew Boyd collected 29 disposals.

Sydney 20.11 (131) Western Bulldogs 5.10 (40) - Q4 26.35
GOAL!
McGlynn matches Jetta's effort by marking 20m out and converting the set shot.

Sydney 19.11 (125) Western Bulldogs 5.10 (40) - Q4 24.37
GOAL!
Jetta receives a hand-pass and snaps a 30m goal. He leads all goal-kickers with four.

Collingwood 12.6 (78) Gold Coast 5.3 (33) - Half Time
Collingwood have done it in bursts. Four goals in seven first-quarter minutes, seven goals in 12 second-quarter minutes. Sustain it for longer in the second half and we could have a big thrashing on our hands. Thomas has 18 possessions and Pendlebury 17 while the reliable Gary Ablett has 22 for the Suns.

Collingwood 12.5 (77) Gold Coast 5.3 (33) - Q2 27.35
GOAL!
Shaw kicks a 50m set shot goal

Sydney 18.9 (117) Western Bulldogs 5.9 (39) - Q4 15.06
GOAL!
Cordy pegs one back to at least take a triple-figure loss off the table.

Sydney 18.9 (117) Western Bulldogs 4.8 (32) - Q4 11.26
GOAL!
McGlynn kicks a 25m set shot goal. Triple figure win still in play for the Swans.

Sydney 17.9 (111) Western Bulldogs 4.8 (32) - Q4 8.41
GOAL!
Jetta kicks the first goal for the final quarter

Collingwood 11.4 (70) Gold Coast 4.2 (26) - Q2 18.27
GOAL!
Party time for the Pies as Beams slots a well-taken shot from the boundary line 30m out.

Collingwood 11.4 (70) Gold Coast 4.2 (26) - Q2 16.35
GOAL!
Procession of goals up and marching again. Didak kicks a 50m goal on the left.

Collingwood 10.4 (64) Gold Coast 4.2 (26) - Q2 14.06
GOAL!
Williams marks in the goalsquare and pops it through.

Collingwood 9.4 (58) Gold Coast 4.2 (26) - Q2 12.05
GOAL!
Sinclair converted impressively from 50m out on a 45 degree angle after marking uncontested.

Sydney 16.9 (105) Western Bulldogs 4.5 (29) -Q4 First Bounce
It will be a percentage booster for Sydney, just a question of how much.

Collingwood 8.4 (52) Gold Coast 4.2 (26) - Q2 10.09
GOAL!
Fasolo's high snap is allowed to bounce through after a good shepherd from Cloke in the goalsquare to protect the ball.

Collingwood 7.4 (46) Gold Coast 4.2 (26) - Q2 6.24
GOAL!
Cameron Wood converts a 35m set shot goal.

Sydney 16.9 (105) Western Bulldogs 4.5 (29) - Three quarter time
Jude Bolton is on track for a big day out with 32 possessions to three-quarter time while Trent Dennis-Lane has kicked three goals. The bad news for Sydney is a shoulder injury to Luke Parker, forcing his substitution.

Collingwood 6.4 (40) Gold Coast 4.1 (25) - Q2 3.29
GOAL!
Campbell Brown converts a set shot after Collingwood failed to clear a kick-in out of defensive 50m. Rischitelli had squandered a gettable shot on the run moments earlier.

Collingwood 6.4 (40) Gold Coast 3.1 (19) - Q2 First Bounce
GOAL!
Simon Buckley starts the secon quarter in perfect fashion for the Pies.

Sydney 16.9 (105) Western Bulldogs 4.3 (27) - Q3 26.20
GOAL!
Sydney go end-to-end from a kick-in and Dennis-Lane runs onto the ball over the back and streams in to an open goal.

Sydney 15.9 (99) Western Bulldogs 4.2 (26) - Q3 24.20
GOAL!
Veszpremi kicks a goal to put the Bulldogs on the board in third quarter. Sydney has subbed out Parker with a shoulder injury with Armstrong coming on.

Sydney 15.9 (99) Western Bulldogs 3.2 (20) - Q3 22.34
GOAL!
Another running long goal from Jetta! Not great news for Sydney in the build-up though with Parker heading straight to the bench with a shoulder injury.

Sydney 14.9 (93) Western Bulldogs 3.2 (20) - Q3 21.19
GOAL!
Sam Reid takes a pack mark and goals to keep the scoreboard ticking over

Collingwood 5.4 (34) Gold Coast 3.1 (19) - Quarter time
Collingwood cracked the game open with four goals in seven minutes through the mid-stages of the quarter. Outside of that spell the Suns have fought admirably. Ablett leads all comers with 11 possessions while Pendlebury overcame an early scare with his right knee to rack up nine touches.

Sydney 13.8 (86) Western Bulldogs 3.1 (19) - Q3 16.47
GOAL!
Jetta kicks a running goal after covering a huge amount of territory...with only two bounces...but that aside it was a sensational finish!

Collingwood 5.3 (33) Gold Coast 3.1 (19) - Q1 25.18
GOAL!
Suns hanging in there with a goal to Russell who marked 30m out and snapped around the corner after playing on.

Collingwood 5.3 (33) Gold Coast 2.1 (13) - Q1 20.51
GOAL!
The Suns did well to stop Collingwood's procession of goals and now get reward at the other end via a Lynch set shot.

Collingwood 5.2 (32) Gold Coast 1.1 (7) - Q1 16.30
GOAL!
Welcome back Scott. No signs of injury as Pendlebury slots a 45m set shot goal.

Sydney 12.6 (78) Western Bulldogs 3.1 (19) - Q3 6.24
GOAL!
McGlynn kicks a running goal as the Swans go end-to-end.

Collingwood 4.2 (26) Gold Coast 1.1 (7) - Q1 12.22
GOAL!
Cloke marked a quick clearance and converted a set shot for his second in the blink of an eye. Didak is now down in the rooms being assessed for an ankle injury.

Collingwood 3.2 (20) Gold Coast 1.1 (7) - Q1 11.22
GOAL!
Cloke kicks his first of the afternoon and Collingwood are opening up the game.

Sydney 11.5 (71) Western Bulldogs 3.1 (19) - Q3 1.00
GOAL!
Jude Bolton kicks a set shot goal. Could be subbed now and still get the three votes.

Sydney 10.5 (65) Western Bulldogs 3.1 (19) - Q3 First Bounce
Sydney will be going for percentage while the Bulldogs will be hoping to suspend belief and get within strikign distance in the final term.

Collingwood 2.0 (12) Gold Coast 1.1 (7) - Q1 9.26
GOAL!
Second goal assist from the left forward-pocket for Thomas. He kept the ball in using some silky skill then shot the ball over to Elliott who put it through from the goalsquare. Pendlebury returns to the field after being assessed in the rooms.

Collingwood 1.0 (6) Gold Coast 1.1 (7) - Q1 6.20
GOAL!
Campbell Brown slides to soccer through a long ball that was bouncing and just running out of juice on the line. No word on if Pendlebury has been subbed out of the game yet.

Collingwood 1.0 (6) Gold Coast 0.1 (1) - Q1 4.40
Big news for the Pies...Pendlebury is off down the rooms with a right knee injury after Caddy winning a ground ball rolled into his planted leg. He has a worried look on his face.

Collingwood 1.0 (6) Gold Coast 0.1 (1) - Q1 2.24
GOAL!
Fasolo pops through the opener from the goalsquare after good evasive work from Thomas to rove a ball in the pocket and hand-ball to the oncoming teammate.

Collingwood 0.0 (0) Gold Coast 0.0 (0) - Q1 First Bounce
So we've had some upsets this weekend but surely this would be a bridge too far...Ugle starts as sub for Collingwood and Magin for Gold Coast.

Sydney 10.5 (65) Western Bulldogs 3.1 (19) - Half time
The Bulldogs won the quarter by a point but are still 46 adrift at half time. Jude Bolton backed up his 12-possession first quarter with 11 more in the second, while Ryan Griffen leads all Bulldogs with 14 touches.

Sydney 10.5 (65) Western Bulldogs 3.1 (19) - Q2 after the siren
McVeigh hits the post with a 40m set shot

Sydney 10.4 (64) Western Bulldogs 3.1 (19) - Q2 25.17
The game desperately needs a Bulldogs goal or two to snap the trend of the last five minutes which has had a junk-time feel.

Sydney 10.3 (63) Western Bulldogs 3.1 (19) - Q2 17.00
GOAL!
Sydney have been peppering and at last convert a goal as Roberts-Thomson sinks a 45m set shot.

Sydney 9.1 (55) Western Bulldogs 3.1 (19) - Q2 7.59
Dennis-Lane misses a set shot from 45m for his third and kicks the Swans' first behind to blot the scoresheet after nine straight.

Sydney 9.0 (54) Western Bulldogs 3.1 (19) - Q2 4.04
GOAL!
Picken was first to the spill inside forward 50m and kicked a roving goal. Mini-run starting for the Bulldogs.

Sydney 9.0 (54) Western Bulldogs 2.1 (13) - Q2 2.23
GOAL!
Picken snaps a goal and the second quarter gets off to a better start for the Bulldogs.

Sydney 9.0 (54) Western Bulldogs 1.1 (7) - Q2 First Bounce
So can the Dogs eat into the Swans' lead or will the onslaught continue?

Brisbane 16.6 (102) West Coast 15.10 (100) - Wrap
Brisbane kicked eight last-quarter goals in a 37-minute marathon to end the match. Drummond, sub Green and match-winner Polkinghorne all finished with three. Priddis kicked three goals to with 27 possessions while Adcock led all comers with 28 touches.

Sydney 9.0 (54) Western Bulldogs 1.1 (7) - Quarter Time
Total domination from the Swans with Dennis-Lane and Jack kicking two goals each. Jude Bolton racked up 14 possessions.

Sydney 9.0 (54) Western Bulldogs 1.1 (7) - Q1 28.43
GOAL!
Two more goals for Sydney from Roberts-Thomson and O'Keefe.

Brisbane 16.6 (102) West Coast 15.10 (100) - FULL TIME
Brisbane win! Brisbane win!

Brisbane 16.6 (102) West Coast 15.10 (100) - Q4
Green ran on to the ball from a boundary throw-in and Glass got him head-high front on...no free kick! Green is down and hurt! Ball-up 15m out with 40 seconds to go on the count-down clock.

Brisbane 16.6 (102) West Coast 15.10 (100) - Q4 34.00
GOAL!
Brisbane went end-to-end from the Eagles point and Polkinghorne finished the move by kicking a goal from the centre square! It bounced through! Lions hit the front with 1.25 left on the count-down clock.

Brisbane 15.6 (96) West Coast 15.10 (100) - Q4 32.28
Desperate defence from McKeever to beat Darling in a foot-race and touch the ball on the line before the Eagle could soccer it through from the goalsquare!

Sydney 7.0 (42) Western Bulldogs 1.1 (7) - Q1 28.43
GOAL!
Kennedy snaps a goal and Sydney continue to dominate this match.

Sydney 6.0 (36) Western Bulldogs 1.1 (7) - Q1 24.41
GOAL!
Mike Pyke taps to Jack's advantage and he kicks his second goal of the game. Sydney on control of the contest.

Brisbane 15.5 (95) West Coast 15.9 (99) - Q4 26.45
GOAL!
Green superbly roved the spill from a marking contest 40m out and ran into an open goal! Three goals in the final quarter for the super-sub. 5.25 to go on the count-down clock.

Brisbane 14.5 (89) West Coast 15.8 (98) - Q4 24.46
GOAL!
Masten snaps a goal from 30m to restore the two-goal cushion. Down to 6.20 remaining on the count-down clock.

Sydney 5.0 (30) Western Bulldogs 1.0 (6) - Q1 21.23
GOAL!
Sydney go end-to-end and Jack finishes the move

Collingwood v Gold Coast - PRE MATCH
Three late changes for the Etihad Stadium game with Darren Jolly and Alan Toovey out for Collingwood replaced by Cameron Wood and Kirk Ugle while Gold Coast have swapped Dion Prestia for Trent McKenzie.

Sydney 4.0 (24) Western Bulldogs 1.0 (6) - Q1 18.29
GOAL!
Wallis gets the Bulldogs on the board after a 50m penalty against Mattner walked the set shot to the goal-line.

Brisbane 14.5 (89) West Coast 14.8 (92) - Q4 20.43
GOAL!
Zorko kicks a 25m set shot goal after great work from Green on the boundary to not only keep the ball in but spot up a target.

Brisbane 13.5 (83) West Coast 14.8 (92) - Q4 18.52
GOAL!
Naitanui won the hard ball in traffic and released Swift who converted from a tight angle 25m out in the pocket. Plenty of time left with 9.09 but these last two goals have been quality from West Coast.

Sydney 4.0 (24) Western Bulldogs 0.0 (0) - Q1 14.57
GOAL!
Worries for the Bulldogs now after Lake drops a mark and Reid soccers through Sydney's fourth

Sydney 3.0 (18) Western Bulldogs 0.0 (0) - Q1 13.53
GOAL!
Trent Dennis-Lane kicks his second and the Swans have got the early jump

Brisbane 13.5 (83) West Coast 13.8 (86) - Q4 15.53
GOAL! West Coast hit back with Selwood snapping a 30m goal from the pocket after roving a hit-out. He was totally unmarked after slipping free at the stoppage.

Brisbane 13.5 (83) West Coast 12.8 (80) - Q4 13.09
GOAL!
Josh Green received a hand-ball 45m out, sold a baulk to Mackenzie and ran in to kick a 25m goal! Brisbane hit the front!

Sydney 2.0 (12) Western Bulldogs 0.0 (0) - Q1 6.57
GOAL!
Trent Dennis-Lane doubles Sydney's lead in a stoppage-heavy start.

Brisbane 12.5 (77) West Coast 12.8 (80) - Q4 9.13
GOAL!
Lions kick another! Boundary throw-in 25m out was taken by Rich and he kicked while being slung in the tackle...it bounced through an unguarded goalsquare and limped over the line!

Brisbane 11.5 (71) West Coast 12.8 (80) - Q4 8.08
GOAL!
Brown marked on the lead 30m out on a tight angle and made no mistake from the set shot! Brisbane with two quick goals to close back within nine points.

Brisbane 10.5 (65) West Coast 12.8 (80) - Q4 6.30
GOAL!
Josh Drummond saw few options as he stood in the centre square so he bombed long and it bounced through! His three goals today have gone 170m!

Sydney 1.0 (6) Western Bulldogs 0.0 (0) - Q1 2.07
GOAL!
Jude Bolton puts Sydney on the board first with a snap shot

Brisbane 9.5 (59) West Coast 12.7 (79) - Q4 3.09
GOAL!
Shortest player on the field Hams wins a free kick for a high tackle. His 40m set shot is accurate and the Eagles are out to a 20-point lead.

Sydney 0.0 (0) Western Bulldogs 0.0 (0) - Q1 First Bounce
Action underway at the SCG. Subs are Daniel Pearce for the Bulldogs and Tony Armstrong for Sydney

Brisbane 9.5 (59) West Coast 11.7 (73) - Q4 2.09
GOAL!
Hurn gets the quick reply with a long bomb from just outside 50m. Numerous times today West Coast have hit straight back after a Brisbane goal.

Brisbane 9.5 (59) West Coast 10.7 (67) - Q4 0.35
GOAL!
Scrappy goal to start the final quarter for Brisbane after Merrett chased the ball towards goal and tapped it into the path of super-sub Green to goal from 2m out with his first kick of the game!

Brisbane 8.5 (53) West Coast 10.7 (67) - Q4 first bounce
Last quarter underway with Hams subbed in for McGinnity for the Eagles and Josh Green subbed on for Cornelius for Brisbane.

Brisbane 8.5 (53) West Coast 10.7 (67) - Three-quarter time
Matt Priddis took the game by the scruff of the neck in that quarter with two goals and is now up to 22 possessions for the game. Josh Drummond has two goals for Brisbane.

Brisbane 8.5 (53) West Coast 10.6 (66) - Q3 25.48
GOAL!
Priddis gets a free kick from a boundary throw-in and then gets a 50m penalty to pop it through from the goalsquare. Third goal from a free kick for the Eagles this quarter.

Brisbane 8.5 (53) West Coast 9.6 (60) - Q3 24.05
Eagles putting Brisbane under a lot of pressure but Matt Priddis' kick inside 50m offers some temporary relief as he puts it out on the full. 2.34 to go on the count-down clock.

Brisbane 8.5 (53) West Coast 9.6 (60) - Q3 19.55
GOAL!
Priddis ends a hand-ball filled move with a shot on the run from 35m out. Quick reply for the Eagles.

Brisbane 8.5 (53) West Coast 8.6 (54) - Q3 17.13
GOAL!
Drummond went for it from 60m out after seeing an open goalsquare and the ball bounced through! Brisbane hit back.

Brisbane 7.5 (47) West Coast 8.6 (54) - Q3 14.13
GOAL!
Josh Hill goals from 25m out after the Eagles went end-to-end. Brown dropped a mark 20m out from goal at the other end before the Eagles swept down the field.

Brisbane 7.4 (46) West Coast 7.5 (47) - Q3 4.26
GOAL!
Cox converts the set shot from 30m after a free kick to put West Coast in front in quick time. Could this be the end of Brisbane's spirited display?

Brisbane 7.4 (46) West Coast 6.5 (41) - Q3 1.40
GOAL!
Shannon Hurn pegs the margin back to five points

Brisbane 7.4 (46) West Coast 5.5 (35) - Q3 First Bounce
Action underway in the second half.

Brisbane 7.4 (46) West Coast 5.5 (35) - Half Time
A fighting first half from the Lions is met by a warm reception from the fans at the Gabba. Daniel Rich (15 possessions) has been Brisbane's best while Tom Swift has stood up with 14 possessions and Jack Darling (1 goal, four marks) has been dangerous.

Brisbane 7.4 (46) West Coast 5.5 (35) - Q2 25.08
GOAL!
Cornelius converts a 20m set shot. West Coast's backline were in a tangle as a high ball came in and Cornelius flew without any physical pressure to mark. Brown crashed a pack at centre half-foward in the build up.

Brisbane 6.4 (40) West Coast 5.5 (35) - Q2 23.12
GOAL!
Polec marks 35m out on the lead and converts from a 45-degree angle. Brisbane re-take the lead with 2.56 to go on the count-down clock

Brisbane 5.4 (34) West Coast 5.5 (35) - Q2 19.36
GOAL!
Schofield caught Hudson holding the ball and converted the 50m set shot. The Eagles have been on top for the last five minutes and now have the scoreboard reward.

Sydney v Western Bulldogs - PRE MATCH
Tony Armstrong will start as the sub for Sydney

Brisbane 5.4 (34) West Coast 4.2 (26) - Q2 13.36
GOAL!
Lynch gets the quick reply for West Coast after marking 45m out and converting the set shot.
Ash McGrath has returned to the field after his knee injury but is heavily strapped

Brisbane 5.4 (34) West Coast 3.2 (20) - Q2 12.39
GOAL!
Hanley kicks a 45m set shot goal to re-establish Brisbane's two-goal break

Sydney v Western Bulldogs - PRE MATCH
Zeph Skinner is out of the Bulldogs team replaced by Daniel Pearce, who will start as the sub.

Brisbane 4.4 (28) West Coast 3.2 (20) - Q2 6.48
GOAL!
Huge mark from Darling in from the side and he converts from 15m out. Selwood sent the long ball inside 50m and Darling showed no fear flying in.

Brisbane 4.3 (27) West Coast 2.1 (13) - Q2 1.23
GOAL!
Bewick picks up the crumbs after Hanley tackled Schofield and forced the ball to spill 10m out from goal.

Brisbane 3.3 (21) West Coast 2.1 (13) - Q2 First Bounce
Action underway in the second quarter with Brisbane taking it up to the ladder leaders

Brisbane 3.3 (21) West Coast 2.1 (13) - Quarter Time
Enterprising start from Brisbane who lead clearances 13-8 and tackles 23-14. Both teams have committed some costly turn-overs bringing the ball out of the backline. Chris Masten has 10 possessions for the Eagles and Beau Waters eight, while Daniel Rich is leading the way for Brisbane with nine touches.

Brisbane 3.3 (21) West Coast 2.1 (13) - Q1 23.55
GOAL!
Josh Drummond kicks a 55m goal after Brisbane passed the ball around the top of the 50m waiting for a loose man. Cornelius flew in the passage of play before the goal for what would have been mark of the year but the ball was too high over his head.

Brisbane 2.3 (15) West Coast 2.1 (13) - Q1 22.32
GOAL!
Priddis converts a 20m set shot. Brisbane were defending desperately but Redden did not have eyes for the ball going back with the flight. 
Ash McGrath has limped off with a suspected knee problem.

Brisbane 2.3 (15) West Coast 1.1 (7) - Q1 19.55
Darling intercepted a Brisbane kick out of the backline but his 50m set shot was pushed across the face.

Brisbane 2.3 (15) West Coast 1.0 (6) - Q1 13.45
GOAL!
Polkinghorne goals from the goalsquare after a boundary throw-in deep in the Brisbane forward 50m.

Brisbane 1.2 (8) West Coast 1.0 (6) - Q1 8.17
Rich misses a 50m set shot after catching Swift in a tackle and winning a free kick for a throw. But his shot was always wide to the left and couldn't come back enough.

Brisbane 1.1 (7) West Coast 1.0 (6) - Q1 6.25
GOAL!
Daniel Merrett marks and kicks his first goal from 40m out. West Coast turned the ball over on half back after the kick-in from Zorko's point.

Brisbane 0.1 (1) West Coast 1.0 (6) - Q1 5.22
Bad miss from Zorko 20m out on an acute angle...he puts it wide to the near side.

Brisbane 0.0 (0) West Coast 1.0 (6) - Q1 3.14
GOAL!
Dean Cox puts West Coast on the board after out-marking Maguire 15m out and converting the set shot. All the play has been in West Coast's half of the ground so far.

Brisbane 0.0 (0) West Coast 0.0 (0) - Q1 FIRST BOUNCE
Action underway at the Gabba...can the round of mega-upsets continue?

West Coast travels an enormous distance to take on the Brisbane Lions at the Gabba. The Sydney Swans and Western Bulldogs clash in a hard-to-pick encounter at the SCG. And Collingwood hosts Gold Coast in what shapes as a twilight mis-match at the MCG. Follow the action with our live blog.

5 comments so far

  • Those poor smeagles, without the 15 goals from umps in perth they are a avg side. That is the most bias ground in the world, without any doubt. In the nfl or pl if umps did what the smeagles get at home then the umps would be sacked or in court for corruption. They do still do fine though because umps over here beleive the media, so whoever the media are playing favs with the umps react accordingly. It is a total farce.

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    No perth no smeagles
    Date and time
    June 03, 2012, 2:25PM
    • Now wasn't Buddy just great yesterday.

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      kepler22b
      Date and time
      June 03, 2012, 2:53PM
      • West Free Kick Eagles.

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        kepler22b
        Date and time
        June 03, 2012, 3:17PM
        • Some one should check the betting sheets with all the "upsets". It is getting like the corrupt IPL!!!

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          dinkumdavid
          Location
          Tianjin, China
          Date and time
          June 03, 2012, 4:16PM
          • Why doesn't Lloyd write an article about the Academy of Diving and Staging that he has established at Essendon?

            Commenter
            Jenz
            Date and time
            June 04, 2012, 8:35AM

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