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Brisbane vs Geelong

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Round: 16   Venue: Gabba   Date: Sat, 08-07-2017 7:25 pm   Crowd: 18,769  
Brisbane 3.5.236.6.4211.8.7411.12.78 C:  Chris Fagan
Geelong 5.2.3215.6.9620.9.12925.13.163 C:  Chris Scott
  GEEL by 9GEEL by 54GEEL by 55GEEL by 85  
Weather
min temp  8.7°C      max temp  21.9°C
rainfall  7.0mm    humidity  52%    air pressure  1018.8mb
wind speed 2km/h      wind direction  S
Brownlow Medal 3 Patrick Dangerfield (GEEL)2 Mitch Duncan (GEEL)1 Dayne Zorko (BRIS)

Match Report

Geelong remains firmly entrenched in the top four after it easily defeated Brisbane at the Gabba on Saturday night. The Cats jumped out to an early lead, kicking the first three goals of the match, and were never headed, increasing their lead in every quarter to finish 85 points clear. The result was hardly unexpected, given the two sides' respective positions on the ladder, and the young Lions, having scored an upset win over Essendon a week earlier, couldn't be blamed for having a bit of a letdown against a top four side.

The Cats looked 'on' from the very beginning but were off target early, with Tom Hawkins and Jordan Murdoch missing shots before Mark Blicavs, Hawkins and James Parsons found range to add three goals in quick succession to open up a 20-point lead. A lovely long goal from Dayne Zorko finally had Brisbane on the board midway through the term and the Lions, to their credit, broke even with Geelong from there, each side adding a further two majors, the Cats up by nine points at the first break.

Geelong broke the match open in the first 10 minutes of the second quarter, kicking three goals via Blicavs, Steven Motlop and Cameron Guthrie to extend its lead to 28 points. The Lions temporarily halted the Cats' run with a free kick and goal to Ryan Bastinac, but Geelong exploded after that, kicking a further seven goals to make it a 10-goal quarter, a rare occurrence these days. Brisbane managed to add two more goals of its own in that period, but the Cats were an even nine goals ahead at the long break.

While the goals kept flowing for Geelong in the third term, the Lions managed to get in on the act themselves, turning the quarter into a good old fashioned 'shootout'. Each side added five goals, with the Cats' coming from five individual goalkickers, while Zorko added his third and fourth goals for the Lions, with Bastinac kicking his second and third and young Eric Hipwood his second. Geelong won the quarter by a point, taking a 55-point lead into the final turn.

Geelong's defence, tightened up in the final quarter, restricting the Lions to just four scoring shots, all of them behinds. The Cats continued to sore freely themselves, though, adding five goals for the term, with the last two kicked by Patrick Dangerfield, capping off yet another best-on-ground performance. Geelong's last-quarter dominant blew the final margin out to 85 points, perhaps a slightly unfair reflection on the Lions' effort, but an indicator of the Cats' potency.

While Dangerfield was a standout with his 38 possessions and nine marks, Brisbane's Dayne Zorko was not far behind, his 12 tackles and 36 disposals making him clearly the Lions' best on the night.

The Cats will look to further cement its place in the top four against Hawthorn at the MCG next Saturday, although the Hawks' recent form would suggest that Geelong won't have it all its own way in that match. Brisbane will face another tough challenge, taking on sixth-placed Richmond at Dockland on Sunday. The Lions should take some confidence into that game, though, having beaten Essendon at the venue only last week. 

GOALS
Brisbane: Zorko 4; Bastinac 3; Hipwood 2; Mathieson, McCluggage
Geelong: Hawkins 4; Blicavs, Parsons, Dangerfield 3; Murdoch, Parfitt, Duncan, Motlop 2; C. Guthrie, Stanley, Smith, Bews

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Brisbane: Zorko, Rockliff, Bastinac, Berry
Geelong: Dangerfield, Duncan, Blicavs, Smith, Selwood, Henderson

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Brisbane: Zorko, Bastinac, Rockliff, Beams, Mayes
Geelong: Dangerfield, Blicavs, Duncan, Hawkins, Selwood, Henderson

INJURIES
Brisbane: Walker (leg)
Geelong: Nil

UMPIRES: Gavine, Hay, McInerney

TELEVISION BROADCAST: Fox Footy

COMMENTATORS: Anthony Hudson, Alastair Lynch, Tony Shaw, Brian Lake

Source

Match Report by Andrew Gigacz

Match stats

Brisbane Match Stats Career
# Player K M H D G B HO T FF FA Age Games G
31 Andrews, Harris 3 2 2 5 0 0 0 0 0 1 20y 209d 51 8
4 Bastinac, Ryan 7 3 9 16 3 0 0 1 2 0 26y 16d 152 85
9 Beams, Dayne 7 2 11 18 0 0 0 6 1 1 27y 146d 140 138
13 Berry, Jarrod 7 6 11 18 0 0 0 6 3 2 19y 153d 13 6
8 Bewick, Rohan 3 3 6 9 0 2 0 2 1 1 27y 271d 100 70
26 Cutler, Tom 10 6 8 18 0 3 0 1 0 0 22y 138d 44 19
40 Hammelmann, Matthew 3 1 4 7 0 0 0 1 0 0 21y 122d 12 2
30 Hipwood, Eric 5 4 3 8 2 0 0 0 0 1 19y 298d 25 35
35 Lester, Ryan 5 4 4 9 0 0 0 1 0 1 24y 316d 95 42
12 Martin, Stefan 12 2 4 16 0 1 31 2 1 2 30y 233d 129 39
36 Mathieson, Rhys 7 2 8 15 1 0 0 7 4 2 20y 179d 17 11
32 Mayes, Sam 17 8 5 22 0 0 0 2 0 0 23y 49d 89 26
6 McCluggage, Hugh 6 3 6 12 1 2 0 5 3 1 19y 127d 12 4
25 McStay, Daniel 5 3 4 9 0 0 0 1 1 2 22y 14d 54 31
10 Rich, Daniel 19 5 2 21 0 1 0 1 0 0 27y 31d 158 97
18 Robertson, Nick 5 3 11 16 0 0 0 6 0 1 22y 35d 41 7
38 Rockliff, Tom 15 6 7 22 0 0 0 4 1 1 27y 136d 147 77
44 Smith, Archie 2 2 6 8 0 1 11 1 0 3 21y 354d 9 4
28 Taylor, Lewis 6 5 7 13 0 0 0 2 1 2 22y 141d 78 59
14 Walker, Josh 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 24y 238d 53 62
29 Witherden, Alex 13 6 8 21 0 0 0 3 0 1 18y 301d 3 0
15 Zorko, Dayne 22 4 14 36 4 0 0 12 3 0 28y 149d 116 125
  Rushed   2  
  Totals 179 80 140 319 11 12 42 64 21 22 23y 200d 1538 947
Geelong Match Stats Career
# Player K M H D G B HO T FF FA Age Games G
24 Bews, Jed 7 5 5 12 1 0 0 4 0 1 23y 206d 40 3
46 Blicavs, Mark 11 7 9 20 3 0 1 8 0 1 26y 102d 104 33
12 Buzza, Wylie 6 3 3 9 0 1 0 0 0 0 21y 156d 2 2
35 Dangerfield, Patrick 19 9 19 38 3 2 0 3 2 2 27y 94d 193 214
22 Duncan, Mitch 17 9 21 38 2 0 0 0 2 2 26y 28d 150 113
29 Guthrie, Cameron 2 2 9 11 1 0 0 1 0 3 24y 323d 120 37
39 Guthrie, Zach 5 4 2 7 0 0 0 2 0 0 19y 8d 2 0
26 Hawkins, Tom 11 6 3 14 4 1 0 2 1 1 28y 352d 203 423
25 Henderson, Lachie 18 11 9 27 0 0 0 0 2 0 27y 206d 148 110
8 Kolodjashnij, Jake 9 6 7 16 0 0 0 2 0 1 21y 333d 37 0
13 Lonergan, Tom 7 7 9 16 0 0 0 0 0 0 33y 52d 200 55
4 Mackie, Andrew 14 3 4 18 0 0 0 1 1 2 32y 335d 272 99
27 Menegola, Sam 12 4 10 22 0 0 0 4 0 0 25y 123d 20 13
32 Motlop, Steven 17 2 6 23 2 0 0 0 0 1 26y 118d 127 170
21 Murdoch, Jordan 11 2 9 20 2 2 0 3 2 1 25y 107d 84 57
3 Parfitt, Brandan 6 3 5 11 2 0 0 5 1 1 19y 72d 7 5
34 Parsons, James 7 4 5 12 3 1 0 4 0 1 20y 87d 11 11
14 Selwood, Joel 13 4 11 24 0 1 0 9 6 1 29y 43d 242 143
9 Smith, Zac 7 2 11 18 1 0 18 3 4 1 27y 136d 99 46
1 Stanley, Rhys 13 9 3 16 1 0 15 3 1 0 26y 219d 95 68
7 Taylor, Harry 7 8 9 16 0 0 0 0 0 1 31y 26d 219 56
2 Tuohy, Zach 16 2 4 20 0 2 0 1 0 1 27y 210d 135 45
  Rushed   3  
  Totals 235 112 173 408 25 13 34 55 22 21 25y 351d 2510 1703

Match highlights

Mitch Duncan had 21 handballs for Geelong vs. Brisbane (AFL, Premiership Season, R16)
Dayne Zorko had 12 tackles for Brisbane vs. Geelong (AFL, Premiership Season, R16)
Rohan Bewick played his 100th V/AFL game: Brisbane vs. Geelong (AFL, Premiership Season, R16)
Mitch Duncan played his 150th V/AFL game: Geelong vs. Brisbane (AFL, Premiership Season, R16)
Tom Lonergan played his 200th V/AFL game: Geelong vs. Brisbane (AFL, Premiership Season, R16)

Footnotes

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