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Round: 21   Venue: Gabba   Date: Sat, 12-08-2017 4:35 pm   Crowd: 17,772  
Brisbane 3.2.209.4.5815.6.9622.10.142 C:  Chris Fagan
Gold Coast 6.5.418.9.579.9.6312.12.84 C:  Dean Solomon
  SUNS by 21BRIS by 1BRIS by 33BRIS by 58  
Weather
min temp  10.4°C      max temp  29.0°C
rainfall  0mm    humidity  56%    air pressure  1017.5mb
wind speed 6km/h      wind direction  NE
Brownlow Medal 3 Dayne Beams (BRIS)2 Tom Rockliff (BRIS)1 Stefan Martin (BRIS)

Match Report

While the second Q Clash of 2017 had no bearing on the final eight, Saturday's twilight match between Brisbane and Gold Coast was of some interest because it was the Suns' first match since coach Rodney Eade was 'shown the door' last week. With assistant coach Dean Solomon taking the reins on an interim basis, the Suns started like a house on fire, bursting out of the blocks to lead six goals to three at quarter time.

But the enthusiasm quickly waned after the first break, the Lions taking a one-point lead into the long break before blowing the Suns off the park in the second half, kicking 13 goals to four to record a resounding 58-point win. In the process, Brisbane kicked 22.10.142, its highest score in more than a decade, the Lions' last greater total coming way back in July 2007

Seemingly energised by a change of coach the Suns burst out of the blocks to dominate the early minutes, but at first failed to capitalise with Peter Wright and Alex Sexton both missing shots before seventh-gamer Joshua Schoenfeld found the big sticks to give them an eight-point lead. Brisbane responded through Jake Barrett and the two sides each added another major before Gold Coast kicked three in a row - all to Jack Martin - to jump to a 20-point lead. Dayne Beams clawed one back for the Lions at the 25-minute mark, but a free kick and goal to captain Steven May saw the Suns ahead by 21 at quarter time.

Martin had a chance to extend Gold Coast's lead but his shot missed and a goal to Josh Walker at the four-minute mark had Brisbane back within 16 points. Aaron Hall took the margin back out to 22 for the Suns with his first major but Walker's second cancelled that out soon after. Wright's first goal again saw the lead back out to 22 but the Lions took charge from there, the last 20 minutes of the quarter seeing goals to Claye Beams, Eric Hipwood, Dayne Beams and Ryan Lester, giving Brisbane a one-point half-time lead.

The third quarter saw the Lions break open the match, although it looked as though Gold Coast would make a game of it in the first few minutes of the term. Jack Martin opened the second half with a mark and goal putting the Suns ahead by five points. From there, though, it was all Brisbane. Gold Coast did not score again, and the Lions poured in the goals, kicking six in a row  - with Tom Rockliff and Lewis Taylor each getting two - and the three-quarter time siren saw Brisbane well in control, leading by 33 points. 

Gold Coast managed to restrict the Lions' scoring opportunities for the first five minutes of the final term, but couldn't find a goal to create some scoreboard pressure. When a major finally did come, it was to Brisbane's Jake Barrett, his third stretching the Lions' lead and effectively killing the contest. The sides went goal for goal over the next nine minutes, but Brisbane closed out the match with five of the last six majors to record a 58-point win, its biggest of the year, and in fact the Lions' greatest winning margin since round 20, 2015

Dayne Beams stood out like a beacon for the victors, leading the way with 32 touches and four goals, while Taylor (25 touches, two goals) was also excellent. For the Suns, Jack Martin (four goals, nine marks) and David Swallow (30 possessions, four tackles). 

With two games remaining, against Melbourne at the MCG and North Melbourne at the Gabba, the Lions are equal on five wins with the Kangaroos and the Blues, with the Suns - who will play Essendon at home and Port Adelaide in Adelaide - on six wins. One of those four sides will take out the wooden spoon.

GOALS
Brisbane: D Beams 4; Barrett, Rockliff 3; Walker, Lester, Taylor 2; C. Beams, Hipwood, Bastinac, Mathieson, Close, Zorko
Gold Coast: Martin 4; Schoenfeld, Lemmens, May, Hall, Wright, Currie, Miller, Swallow

BEST - AFL.COM.AU
Brisbane: D Beams, Taylor, Rockliff, Bastinac, Rich, Andrews
Gold Coast: Martin, Miller, Swallow, Currie, May, Hall

BEST - BRISBANETIMES.COM.AU
Brisbane: D Beams, Taylor, Rockliff, Martin, Rich, Bastinac
Gold Coast: Swallow, Martin, Hall, Miller, Currie, Rosa

INJURIES
Brisbane: Nil
Gold Coast: Lemmens (leg)

UMPIRES: O'Gorman, Nicholls, Ryan

TELEVISION BROADCAST: Fox Footy

COMMENTATORS: Anthony Hudson, Tony Shaw, Alastair Lynch, Cameron Mooney

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
37 Allison, Jacob 12 7 7 19 0 2 0 2 1 0 19y 118d 3 0
31 Andrews, Harris 10 8 3 13 0 0 0 0 0 1 20y 244d 56 8
43 Barrett, Jake 8 2 6 14 3 0 0 6 1 3 21y 277d 16 14
4 Bastinac, Ryan 14 6 7 21 1 0 0 2 2 0 26y 51d 157 90
17 Beams, Claye 7 5 8 15 1 1 0 1 1 2 25y 345d 52 26
9 Beams, Dayne 19 7 13 32 4 1 0 4 1 1 27y 181d 145 145
33 Close, Michael 4 4 2 6 1 0 0 2 2 1 23y 13d 25 22
20 Cox, Cedric 7 4 6 13 0 0 0 0 1 0 19y 358d 7 1
27 Gardiner, Darcy 7 2 8 15 0 0 0 4 1 1 21y 324d 60 3
30 Hipwood, Eric 6 3 3 9 1 1 0 2 1 0 19y 333d 29 40
35 Lester, Ryan 8 5 10 18 2 0 0 2 0 2 24y 351d 100 45
12 Martin, Stefan 10 6 13 23 0 0 34 2 2 2 30y 268d 134 39
36 Mathieson, Rhys 7 4 10 17 1 0 0 6 3 1 20y 214d 22 15
32 Mayes, Sam 15 9 6 21 0 0 0 1 0 0 23y 84d 93 26
6 McCluggage, Hugh 8 1 6 14 0 0 0 2 0 0 19y 162d 16 6
25 McStay, Daniel 4 2 6 10 0 0 0 3 0 0 22y 49d 58 31
10 Rich, Daniel 15 3 7 22 0 0 0 1 1 2 27y 66d 163 100
18 Robertson, Nick 10 7 8 18 0 0 0 0 1 3 22y 70d 45 7
38 Rockliff, Tom 18 7 6 24 3 1 0 4 1 0 27y 171d 152 83
28 Taylor, Lewis 13 4 12 25 2 0 0 1 3 0 22y 176d 83 64
14 Walker, Josh 8 5 3 11 2 0 5 3 1 2 24y 273d 58 66
15 Zorko, Dayne 9 4 13 22 1 1 0 4 0 2 28y 184d 120 132
  Rushed   3  
  Totals 219 105 163 382 22 10 39 52 23 23 23y 230d 1594 963
Gold Coast Match Stats Career
# Player K M H D G B HO T FF FA Age Games G
13 Ah Chee, Callum 4 0 2 6 0 1 0 2 0 3 19y 307d 28 21
27 Ainsworth, Ben 8 4 4 12 0 0 0 3 4 1 19y 183d 11 11
29 Bowes, Jack 5 2 2 7 0 0 0 2 1 0 19y 198d 11 2
15 Currie, Daniel 5 3 6 11 1 0 34 2 1 4 28y 178d 10 6
33 Hall, Aaron 19 2 7 26 1 0 0 4 2 2 26y 276d 95 75
5 Harbrow, Jarrod 16 7 4 20 0 0 0 5 0 1 29y 25d 200 53
38 Joyce, Jesse 10 5 5 15 0 0 0 3 1 1 19y 360d 27 1
23 Lemmens, Sean 4 0 2 6 1 0 0 3 3 1 22y 283d 69 16
25 Lyons, Jarryd 5 1 7 12 0 0 0 8 0 0 25y 21d 72 41
44 Macpherson, Darcy 8 7 7 15 0 0 0 2 0 0 19y 287d 10 4
4 Martin, Jack 14 9 1 15 4 3 0 6 2 2 22y 195d 64 58
17 May, Steven 7 6 8 15 1 0 0 3 2 2 25y 214d 104 18
18 McKenzie, Trent 12 4 3 15 0 1 0 1 0 0 25y 131d 104 22
11 Miller, Touk 9 4 20 29 1 1 0 4 0 1 21y 171d 58 18
3 Rosa, Matt 14 4 12 26 0 0 0 2 1 2 30y 262d 200 44
42 Saad, Adam 9 5 8 17 0 0 0 2 1 1 23y 20d 46 3
36 Schoenfeld, Josh 4 2 9 13 1 0 0 2 1 0 20y 40d 7 2
37 Scrimshaw, Jack 3 2 3 6 0 0 0 1 0 0 18y 342d 4 0
6 Sexton, Alex 10 3 6 16 0 2 0 1 0 2 23y 252d 75 43
43 Spencer, Max 12 9 4 16 0 0 0 1 1 0 19y 312d 3 0
24 Swallow, David 12 3 18 30 1 0 0 4 1 0 24y 266d 95 49
30 Wright, Peter 5 4 3 8 1 1 3 1 2 0 20y 338d 40 56
  Rushed   3  
  Totals 195 86 141 336 12 12 37 62 23 23 23y 30d 1333 543

Match highlights

Touk Miller had 20 handballs for Gold Coast vs. Brisbane (AFL, Premiership Season, R21)
Ryan Lester played his 100th V/AFL game: Brisbane vs. Gold Coast (AFL, Premiership Season, R21)
Matt Rosa played his 200th V/AFL game: Gold Coast vs. Brisbane (AFL, Premiership Season, R21)
Jarrod Harbrow played his 200th V/AFL game: Gold Coast vs. Brisbane (AFL, Premiership Season, R21)

Footnotes

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