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    Brisbane Lions vs. Gold Coast Suns

    Gabba
    AFL Home and Away August 12, 2017
    Brisbane Lions 142, Gold Coast Suns 84
    Brisbane Lions Gold Coast Suns
     G B Pts G B Pts
    Q13220   6541
    Q29458   8957
    Q315696   9963
    Q42210142   121284

    Match result:

    A slow-starting Brisbane Lions have defeated a gallant but ultimately disappointing Gold Coast Suns side by 58 points at the Gabba on Saturday afternoon.

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    Final score
    Brisbane Lions 22.10.142
    Gold Coast Suns 12.12.84

    Match preview:

    The rapidly improving Brisbane Lions host a Gold Coast Suns side in disarray, as the year’s second Queensland derby heats up Brisbane on a Saturday afternoon. Join us on The Roar for live scores and a blog from 4:35pm AEST.

    Well, hasn’t it been an intriguing week for the Gold Coast Suns. Sitting on just six wins (and thirteen losses) for the season so far, the struggling Suns made the emphatic move to sack coach Rodney Eade earlier in the week, and today’s match is their first in life after Eade.

    Long time assistant Dean Solomon is taking the reigns, and has been thrust straight into facing an opponent that is punching above its weight (and ladder position): the Brisbane Lions.

    The Lions may be sitting on a worse win-loss ratio than the Suns (four wins, fifteen losses) but they head into today’s match as favourites – a position that, for so long, has been unusual for Lions fans, but is slowly but surely becoming a more regular tag attached to this young side.

    The teams are both coming off losses: the Suns heading back from Western Australia after losing to Fremantle by 23 points, and the Lions coming back after pushing the reigning premiers for three quarters but giving up a late lead to lose by 14 points.

    The Lions will be buoyed by their close match, but Gold Coast will likely be putting their past performances behind them to start a clean slate, you’d have to presume.

    Speaking of performances the Suns would like to forget about, the Lions round one victory against them would surely be among them.

    The Lions stunned the Suns, booting seven goals in an inspiring first quarter and managing to keep the Suns at bay to record a two-point victory.

    If the Lions manage something similar early in the game today, the onus will very truly be on the Suns to see what they could produce in terms of a come-back today.

    Gold Coast’s injury troubles have been well documented this season (and for the past few years) and it’s no different today.

    Tom Lynch and Gary Ablett are out, along with Jarrad Grant and Mitch Hallahan; the former duo with injuries, the latter have simply been omitted.

    To be fair, the Gold Coast’s ins are of a decent quality: Jarryd Lyons, youngster Ben Ainsworth, David Swallow and Callum Ah Chee all join the team.

    The Lions have lost two youngsters: Alex Witherden is out with a hamstring ailment, while Josh Schache has been dropped.

    In their place, Sam Mayes and Michael Close join the 22.

    Prediction
    While there appears to be phenomena during which teams that sack coaches play better in their immediate next matches, I don’t believe that will emerge today. The Lions have never had a better chance to beat their Queensland counterparts, and I can’t foresee them letting that chance go today. They’ll win, probably comfortably. I’ll suggest by four goals and change.

    Brisbane Lions by 26 points.

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    Events
    Quarter 1
    2' BEHIND - Peter Wright (Gold Coast Suns)
    3' BEHIND - Alex Sexton (Gold Coast Suns)
    4' GOAL - Josh Schoenfeld (Gold Coast Suns)
    7' BEHIND - Dayne Zorko (Brisbane Lions)
    8' GOAL - Jake Barrett (Brisbane Lions)
    12' GOAL - Sean Lemmens (Gold Coast Suns)
    15' BEHIND - Jacob Allison (Brisbane Lions)
    15' GOAL - Ryan Lester (Brisbane Lions)
    18' BEHIND - Touk Miller (Gold Coast Suns)
    19' GOAL - Jack Martin (Gold Coast Suns)
    21' GOAL - Jack Martin (Gold Coast Suns)
    23' GOAL - Jack Martin (Gold Coast Suns)
    24' BEHIND - Callum Ah Chee (Gold Coast Suns)
    26' GOAL - Dayne Beams (Brisbane Lions)
    29' BEHIND - Jack Martin (Gold Coast Suns)
    30' GOAL - Steven May (Gold Coast Suns)
    Quarter 2
    2' BEHIND - Jack Martin (Gold Coast Suns)
    4' GOAL - Josh Walker (Brisbane Lions)
    6' GOAL - Aaron Hall (Gold Coast Suns)
    7' GOAL - Josh Walker (Brisbane Lions)
    9' GOAL - Peter Wright (Gold Coast Suns)
    13' GOAL - Claye Beams (Brisbane Lions)
    14' GOAL - Eric Hipwood (Brisbane Lions)
    21' BEHIND - Rushed (Gold Coast Suns)
    26' GOAL - Dayne Beams (Brisbane Lions)
    28' BEHIND - Rushed (Gold Coast Suns)
    28' BEHIND - Trent McKenzie (Gold Coast Suns)
    29' GOAL - Ryan Lester (Brisbane Lions)
    31' BEHIND - Claye Beams (Brisbane Lions)
    32' BEHIND - Jacob Allison (Brisbane Lions)
    Quarter 3
    3' GOAL - Jack Martin (Gold Coast Suns)
    5' BEHIND - Rushed (Brisbane Lions)
    6' GOAL - Lewis Taylor (Brisbane Lions)
    8' GOAL - Tom Rockliff (Brisbane Lions)
    12' GOAL - Jake Barrett (Brisbane Lions)
    15' GOAL - Tom Rockliff (Brisbane Lions)
    17' BEHIND - Dayne Beams (Brisbane Lions)
    19' GOAL - Lewis Taylor (Brisbane Lions)
    25' GOAL - Ryan Bastinac (Brisbane Lions)
    Quarter 4
    1' BEHIND - Rushed (Gold Coast Suns)
    6' GOAL - Jake Barrett (Brisbane Lions)
    9' GOAL - Daniel Currie (Gold Coast Suns)
    10' GOAL - Tom Rockliff (Brisbane Lions)
    13' GOAL - Touk Miller (Gold Coast Suns)
    15' GOAL - Dayne Beams (Brisbane Lions)
    16' BEHIND - Rushed (Brisbane Lions)
    17' GOAL - Rhys Mathieson (Brisbane Lions)
    19' BEHIND - Eric Hipwood (Brisbane Lions)
    19' GOAL - David Swallow (Gold Coast Suns)
    22' BEHIND - Alex Sexton (Gold Coast Suns)
    24' GOAL - Michael Close (Brisbane Lions)
    26' BEHIND - Jack Martin (Gold Coast Suns)
    28' BEHIND - Tom Rockliff (Brisbane Lions)
    30' GOAL - Dayne Beams (Brisbane Lions)
    32' BEHIND - Rushed (Brisbane Lions)
    32' GOAL - Dayne Zorko (Brisbane Lions)

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