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Brisbane vs Sydney

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Round: 15   Venue: Gabba   Date: Sun, 12-07-2015 4:40 pm   Crowd: 16,936  
Brisbane 2.3.153.3.217.5.477.7.49 C:  Justin Leppitsch
Sydney 1.2.85.3.338.6.5410.10.70 C:  John Longmire
  BRIS by 7SYD by 12SYD by 7SYD by 21  
Weather
min temp  12.2°C      max temp  18.3°C
rainfall  0.6mm    humidity  30%    air pressure  1012.0mb
wind speed 7km/h      wind direction  WNW
Brownlow Medal 3 Josh Kennedy (SYD)2 Dan Hannebery (SYD)1 Dayne Zorko (BRIS)

Match Report

Sydney has maintained its hold on third place on the ladder with an uninspiring win over Brisbane at the Gabba on Sunday. The Swans were outscored in the first and third quarters, but did enough in the second and fourth terms to finish the game 21 points to the good despite being a goal behind late in the third quarter. The Lions put up a good performance but remain at the foot of the ladder with just two wins to their name. 

As several others did in round, his match got off to a slow start in terms of scoring, with neither side scoring a major in the first 10 minutes. Dayne Beams broke the drought with his first at the 10-minure mark, with another eight minutes elapsing before Dayne Zorko scored the match's second goal to put Brisbane 14 points ahead. At the 23-minute mark, Kurt Tippett finally scored the Swans' first major, cutting the lead to seven points, and it remained so until quarter time. 

Sydney, as was expected by most, dominated much of the second term. The Swans kept Brisbane scoreless for the first 26 minutes, while piling on four goals through Tippett, Lewis Jetta, Kieran Jack and Dan Robinson to take a 17-point lead. Zorko pulled one back with his second at the 27-minute mark but the Swans took a two-goal lead into the long break and the general feeling was that they would go on with the job after half time. 

An early third-term goal to Jarrad McVeigh only served to strengthen that feeling but five minutes into the quarter the Lions turned the game on its ear, embarking on a 10-minute spree that saw Zorko, Pearce Hanley (in his 100th match), Beams and Jed Adcock all score goals and Brisbane led by six points as the term entered time on. Sydney need a spark and Lance Franklin was the man to provide it, with goals at the 25 and 28-minute marks which saw the Swans wrest back the lead and increase it to seven points at the last change. 

Franklin again came to the fore when the last quarter began, adding his third goal within the first 30 seconds. The two sides then traded behinds until halfway through the quarter, when Tippett kicked his third to out the Swans 20 points clear. Though that left the Lions with time to rein in the deficit, the defences got on top in the last 15 minutes and there were no further goals, the Swans getting home in the end by 21 points to remain firmly entrenched in the top four. 

Best players for the winners included Josh Kennedy (41 possessions, nine tackles), Dan Hannebery (34 touches, six tackles) and Tippett (31 hitouts, three goals), while Brisbane's better players included Zorko (30 touches, three goals), Beams (32 disposals, eight marks) and Hanley (33 possession and a goal). 

Next up for Sydney is a blockbuster encounter at Stadium Australia with Hawthorn, with the Swans no doubt keen to atone for last year's poor Grand Final performance against the Hawks. For Brisbane a match against Melbourne will be seen as a chance to get a third win for the year, particularly if the Lions give the effort they brought to the Gabba against Sydney.

GOALS
Brisbane: Zorko 3; Beams 2; Adcock, Hanley
Sydney: Franklin, Tippett 3; Robinson, Jack, Jetta, McVeigh

BEST - AFL.COM.AU
Brisbane: Zorko, Hanley, Beams, Paparone, Clarke, Redden
Sydney: Kennedy, Hannebery, McVeigh, Tippett, Franklin, Mitchell

BEST - BRISBANETIMES.COM.AU
Brisbane: Zorko, Merrett, Hanley, Rockliff, Beams, Paparone
Sydney: Kennedy, Hannebery, Tippett, McVeigh, Rampe, Franklin

INJURIES
Brisbane: Gardiner (shoulder)
Sydney: Nil

SUBSTITUTES
Brisbane: Rohan Bewick replaced Darcy Gardiner in the second quarter
Sydney: Harry Cunningham replaced Mike Pyke at three-quarter time

UMPIRES: O'Gorman, Findlay, Ryan

TELEVISION BROADCAST: Fox Footy

COMMENTATORS: TBC

Source

Match Report by Andrew Gigacz

Footnotes

Video sourced from YouTube, courtesy of the AFL.

Match stats

Brisbane Match Stats Career
# Player K M H D G B HO T FF FA Age Games G
7 Adcock, Jed 4 2 4 8 1 0 0 4 1 1 29y 239d 198 47
4 Aish, James 5 3 12 17 0 0 0 1 1 1 19y 246d 30 7
31 Andrews, Harris 3 3 6 9 0 0 0 2 2 2 18y 213d 11 3
9 Beams, Dayne 18 8 14 32 2 0 0 3 1 2 25y 150d 124 128
8 Bewick, Rohan 5 3 3 8 0 1 0 3 0 0 25y 275d 74 54
45 Bourke, Jordon 3 3 3 6 0 0 5 0 0 1 20y 243d 6 2
3 Christensen, Allen 8 5 11 19 0 1 0 0 4 1 24y 54d 79 67
42 Clarke, Justin 7 7 7 14 0 0 0 0 0 0 21y 236d 50 1
27 Gardiner, Darcy 6 4 0 6 0 0 0 2 0 0 19y 293d 25 3
11 Hanley, Pearce 19 6 14 33 1 0 2 3 1 0 26y 239d 100 38
23 Leuenberger, Matthew 5 1 6 11 0 0 42 4 1 2 27y 35d 105 27
32 Mayes, Sam 13 9 4 17 0 1 0 1 1 0 21y 53d 45 23
25 McStay, Daniel 4 2 2 6 0 0 0 1 0 0 20y 18d 21 21
21 Merrett, Daniel 7 5 6 13 0 0 0 0 0 2 30y 212d 173 69
22 Paparone, Marco 16 9 9 25 0 1 0 2 1 0 20y 312d 37 13
30 Redden, Jack 12 2 12 24 0 0 4 8 1 1 24y 215d 123 51
10 Rich, Daniel 11 3 7 18 0 0 0 1 2 0 25y 35d 115 76
18 Robertson, Nick 11 8 10 21 0 0 0 3 0 2 20y 39d 17 4
38 Rockliff, Tom 15 5 12 27 0 0 0 11 3 1 25y 140d 109 53
14 Staker, Brent 8 5 3 11 0 3 0 0 1 0 31y 50d 158 119
28 Taylor, Lewis 6 2 9 15 0 0 0 1 0 0 20y 145d 36 20
15 Zorko, Dayne 20 6 10 30 3 0 0 3 0 1 26y 153d 73 73
  Totals 206 101 164 370 7 7 53 53 20 17 23y 313d 1709 899
Sydney Match Stats Career
# Player K M H D G B HO T FF FA Age Games G
7 Cunningham, Harry 3 2 3 6 0 0 0 4 1 0 21y 218d 42 24
23 Franklin, Lance 'Buddy' 10 3 7 17 3 2 0 1 2 3 28y 163d 217 698
37 Goodes, Adam 10 6 7 17 0 1 0 0 1 1 35y 185d 363 453
39 Grundy, Heath 12 5 7 19 0 0 0 1 0 1 29y 40d 177 23
4 Hannebery, Dan 16 6 18 34 0 0 0 6 1 0 24y 138d 134 63
15 Jack, Kieren 10 2 10 20 1 0 0 9 3 1 28y 14d 177 128
32 Jetta, Lewis 13 2 7 20 1 0 0 1 1 1 26y 69d 117 93
10 Jones, Zak 7 3 7 14 0 0 0 3 0 0 20y 119d 7 1
12 Kennedy, Josh 13 2 28 41 0 0 1 9 3 3 27y 22d 148 86
11 Laidler, Jeremy 10 4 5 15 0 0 0 1 0 0 25y 341d 59 6
44 Lloyd, Jake 15 4 9 24 0 0 0 2 0 1 21y 295d 34 10
3 McVeigh, Jarrad 13 5 10 23 1 0 0 5 0 0 30y 96d 257 178
6 Mitchell, Tom 8 3 19 27 0 0 0 7 0 2 22y 42d 30 18
26 Parker, Luke 9 3 14 23 0 0 3 7 0 2 22y 260d 96 74
38 Pyke, Mike 1 1 5 6 0 0 18 4 1 1 31y 110d 103 45
24 Rampe, Dane 17 11 6 23 0 0 0 3 1 1 25y 40d 62 4
20 Reid, Sam 8 6 7 15 0 0 1 1 0 0 23y 197d 89 84
27 Robinson, Dan 9 5 3 12 1 1 1 4 1 1 21y 9d 4 2
2 Shaw, Rhyce 8 1 4 12 0 1 0 2 0 1 33y 269d 227 43
40 Smith, Nick 7 6 3 10 0 0 0 6 0 1 27y 30d 134 9
8 Tippett, Kurt 6 5 4 10 3 0 31 4 2 0 28y 65d 143 282
22 Towers, Dean 3 3 9 12 0 1 0 3 0 0 25y 69d 13 5
  Rushed   4  
  Totals 208 88 192 400 10 10 55 83 17 20 26y 110d 2633 2329

Footnotes

* Behinds calculated from the 1965 season on.
+ Score at the end of extra time.