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Collingwood
8.8.56
Brisbane
18.15.123
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Collingwood
Brisbane
Q1
4.3.27
6.1.37

    Collingwood Events

  • 2 mins - Goal, T.Cloke
  • 12 mins - Goal, T.Goldsack
  • 14 mins - Behind, A.Fasolo
  • 18 mins - Behind, C.Young
  • 20 mins - Goal, T.Broomhead
  • 24 mins - Goal, T.Broomhead
  • 26 mins - Behind, D.Beams

    Collingwood and Brisbane Events

  • 4 mins - Goal, J.Freeman
  • 6 mins - Goal, D.Zorko
  • 8 mins - Goal, C.Beams
  • 9 mins - Goal, D.Merrett
  • 16 mins - Behind, D.Zorko
  • 19 mins - Goal, D.McStay
  • 25 mins - Goal, D.Merrett
Q2
5.3.33
10.7.67

    Collingwood Events

  • 2 mins - Goal, T.Broomhead

    Collingwood and Brisbane Events

  • 4 mins - Rushed Behind
  • 5 mins - Behind, P.Hanley
  • 9 mins - Goal, J.Freeman
  • 11 mins - Goal, D.Gardiner
  • 14 mins - Goal, J.Adcock
  • 16 mins - Behind, J.Crisp
  • 17 mins - Rushed Behind
  • 25 mins - Behind, R.Harwood
  • 27 mins - Behind, J.Freeman
  • 28 mins - Goal, D.Merrett
Q3
6.6.42
15.11.101

    Collingwood Events

  • 4 mins - Behind, B.Grundy
  • 11 mins - Goal, D.Swan
  • 22 mins - Rushed Behind
  • 26 mins - Rushed Behind

    Collingwood and Brisbane Events

  • 1 mins - Behind, L.Taylor
  • 7 mins - Goal, J.Green
  • 9 mins - Behind, J.Crisp
  • 12 mins - Goal, J.Green
  • 16 mins - Goal, J.Freeman
  • 19 mins - Goal, P.Hanley
  • 20 mins - Goal, R.Bewick
  • 24 mins - Behind, J.Aish
  • 28 mins - Behind, D.Merrett
Q4
8.8.56
18.15.123

    Collingwood Events

  • 2 mins - Behind, J.Blair
  • 4 mins - Goal, A.Fasolo
  • 20 mins - Behind, B.Grundy
  • 24 mins - Goal, C.Young

    Collingwood and Brisbane Events

  • 10 mins - Goal, J.Freeman
  • 14 mins - Goal, D.Zorko
  • 17 mins - Rushed Behind
  • 19 mins - Rushed Behind
  • 23 mins - Behind, J.Crisp
  • 26 mins - Goal, J.Crisp
  • 31 mins - Behind, M.Close

Scorers

Collingwood
Brisbane
Goal Scorers Collingwood Brisbane
Goals and Behinds Broomhead (3.0), Fasolo (1.1), Young (1.1), Cloke (1.0), Goldsack (1.0), Swan (1.0), Grundy (0.2), Beams (0.1), Blair (0.1) Freeman (4.1), Merrett (3.1), Zorko (2.1), Green (2.0), Crisp (1.3), Hanley (1.1), Adcock (1.0), Beams (1.0), Bewick (1.0), Gardiner (1.0), McStay (1.0), Aish (0.1), Close (0.1), Harwood (0.1), Taylor (0.1)

Team Statistics

Collingwood
Brisbane

Statistics

Collingwood Brisbane
Goals 8 18
Behinds 8 15
Scoring shots 21 36
Goals/scoring shots 38 50
Disposals 318 430
CollingwoodGoal Scorers
Players D K M H CP T FF FA HO CL
T.Armstrong 17 11 6 6 3 3 0 1 0 0
L.Ball 20 8 5 12 6 4 0 2 0 4
D.Beams 14 6 2 8 6 2 0 1 0 2
J.Blair 19 7 3 12 6 5 1 1 0 3
T.Broomhead 17 11 7 6 3 1 0 0 0 0
T.Cloke 6 5 3 1 6 2 4 1 0 0
A.Fasolo 18 11 7 7 4 1 1 2 0 0
J.Frost 8 7 4 1 1 3 0 0 0 0
T.Goldsack 7 6 4 1 2 3 0 2 0 1
B.Grundy 12 8 7 4 8 2 1 0 16 1
L.Keeffe 10 8 5 2 1 0 0 1 0 0
B.Kennedy 17 9 2 8 9 5 2 2 0 4
H.Lumumba 12 3 2 9 3 1 0 1 0 0
B.Macaffer 23 13 7 10 8 4 1 2 0 4
B.Reid 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
S.Sidebottom 24 13 4 11 9 6 0 1 0 1
B.Sinclair 10 7 2 3 3 1 1 0 0 0
D.Swan 28 14 5 14 9 2 0 1 0 5
A.Toovey 9 5 3 4 4 2 1 1 0 0
M.Williams 22 15 3 7 9 3 0 0 0 1
J.Witts 5 1 1 4 3 6 0 2 25 0
C.Young 20 15 5 5 2 1 1 0 0 1
BrisbaneGoal Scorers
Players D K M H CP T FF FA HO CL
J.Adcock 25 12 2 13 9 9 3 1 0 3
J.Aish 19 7 7 12 1 4 0 1 0 0
C.Beams 17 8 6 9 4 1 1 1 0 1
R.Bewick 19 9 5 10 5 3 0 0 0 1
J.Clarke 10 5 4 5 3 1 1 3 0 0
M.Close 6 4 3 2 4 0 0 0 1 0
J.Crisp 22 12 5 10 7 1 1 0 0 2
J.Freeman 8 5 2 3 3 0 1 1 0 0
D.Gardiner 16 10 4 6 6 5 1 2 0 0
J.Green 17 10 5 7 8 1 1 0 0 2
P.Hanley 34 24 6 10 7 6 3 0 3 7
R.Harwood 20 13 4 7 7 4 4 0 0 3
M.Maguire 18 12 9 6 1 1 1 0 0 0
S.Martin 32 6 7 26 10 1 1 0 27 3
S.Mayes 18 14 6 4 0 1 0 0 0 0
D.McStay 14 6 6 8 2 2 0 0 0 0
D.Merrett 9 5 4 4 5 0 0 0 1 0
M.Paparone 4 2 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 0
J.Patfull 19 10 5 9 6 1 2 1 0 1
T.Rockliff 43 18 9 25 15 9 0 1 1 6
L.Taylor 24 16 5 8 3 2 0 1 0 1
D.Zorko 36 15 4 21 15 5 1 1 0 9

Match Details

Collingwood
Brisbane
START TIME
7:40PM
WEATHER
Unknown
VENUE
MCG
Umpires
Jacob Mollison, Matthew Leppard, Jason Armstrong

Injury-hit Magpies prove easy prey for Lions

BRISBANE LIONS 6.1 10.7 15.11 18.15 (123) COLLINGWOOD 4.3 5.3 6.6 8.8 (56)
Goals: Brisbane Lions: J Freeman 4 D Merrett 3 D Zorko 2 J Green 2 C Beams D Gardiner D McStay J Adcock J Crisp P Hanley R Bewick. Collingwood: T Broomhead 3 A Fasolo C Young D Swan T Cloke T Goldsack.
BEST Brisbane: Zorko, Rockliff. Freeman, Martin, Hanley, Merritt, Crisp, Adcock, Aish Collingwood: Sidebottom, Broomhead, Young, Swan, Ball, Fasolo Umpires: Jacob Mollison, Jason Armstrong, Matthew Leppard.
Official Crowd: 32,926 at MCG.

Nathan Buckley thought the West Coast loss was as bad as it could be for Collingwood this year. 

Lion Dayne Zorko celebrates a goal with Jack Crisp (left) and Rohan Bewick on Saturday night.
Lion Dayne Zorko celebrates a goal with Jack Crisp (left) and Rohan Bewick on Saturday night. Photo: Getty Images

A week later and he confronted the full catastrophe against the Brisbane Lions. He could not know if his side played poorly, for he barely had a side out there. The remnants of a team was unable to stop what became the unexpected end to a season.

This was the complete footballing train wreck. Think about the players you would least want to lose from your team and the worst possible times you would want to lose them in a game, and all of that coming true on one night.

The captain and best player. Out. The full-forward gone. The centre half-back out, too. All of them All-Australians. Then to follow the leading goalkicker out of the side goes the second leading goalkicker, and the most dynamic forward, 

When you think that is the worst of it, another midfielder goes down and is out for the rest of the night and probably the year (but by then it is inconsequential, the year is gone). 

One player is left to rotate on the bench and one of the players in the side has already played one game that day.

Consider then that you are playing for a place in the eight and you are only playing the 15th side on the ladder.  Collingwood had its season all but ended in a most unthinkable fashion. It was not just the extraordinary volume of injuries it suffered  in a short period of time but those injured were its best players.

A Collingwood fan tells the club's president, Eddie McGuire, a home truth or two after the big defeat.
A Collingwood fan tells the club's president, Eddie McGuire, a home truth or two after the big defeat. Photo: Getty Images

To summarise: first Jamie Elliott was a late withdrawal with hamstring tightness, so Clinton Young came into the side. Then in the warm-up, the Pies lost captain Scott Pendlebury, who injured a quad muscle. That forced a reshuffle and Tony Armstrong, who played a full game in the VFL earlier, was drafted from the stands and into the side. They give him the green vest hoping they can scrape by and he might just play half a quarter. They can’t.

Four minutes into the first quarter, Armstrong is taking the vest off. Centre half-back Ben Reid, who missed the first 17 games with hamstring troubles, does the hamstring again. He was off. Armstrong was on.

Brisbane seized the moment. Even for a side that lost by 105 points last week, these are moments of such rare sweet serendipity that it could not possibly be squandered.

But wait,  it got better – or worse, depending on your view. Halfway through the second quarter, Travis Cloke landed awkwardly in a marking contest and hobbled off. A side that had already shown a decided reluctance to run both directions in the midfield was then put under even more pressure. The Magpies now had two players on the bench for the rest of the game and one player who by then had played six quarters.

Dayne Zorko, with the excitement of a kid left alone in a room of toys, was running where he liked, doing as he pleased. Dayne Beams was his nominal opponent in a head-to-head duel, but Zorko decidedly beat him. Beams was reluctant to work hard defensively. Zorko had 23 touches for the first half and a new opponent, Brent Macaffer, for the second.

The Lions were 34 points up at half-time and pinching themselves. So too was Buckley – this couldn’t possibly be true. It was, and it got worse.

Ben Kennedy rolled into Beams’ legs in a contest and was helped from the ground, not to return. The Lions, doing as they pleased beforehand, were playing with giddy excitement afterwards.

 They finished the night with 100-plus  possessions more than Collingwood and dominance in every statistical category save for the injury toll. 

Tom Rockliff had 14 touches for the quarter and was a threat throughout; Stefan Martin continued to run the two Collingwood rucks off their feet; but most impressively for the Lions, Jonathan Freeman booted four goals and had a presence about him.

 The Lions spread of midfield runners stretched Collingwood beyond its limit.

Steele Sidebottom amassed possessions for Collingwood and Tim Broomhead kicked three goals in the first half. 

With Elliott out, Alex Fasolo was pushed forward but could not be a serious primary alternative with Cloke off the ground. Dane Swan and Luke Ball could not shoulder a burden of the weight of Collingwood’s losses.

Brisbane suffered an injury to one of its players – but it was one player and in the last minutes. Daniel Merrett was carried from the ground after he lost his footing jumping for a mark.