Carlton vs Brisbane Lions: 2013 NAB Cup grand final live scores, blog

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    Carlton vs. Brisbane

    Etihad Stadium
    2013 NAB Cup March 16, 2013
    Brisbane won by 40 points
    Carlton Brisbane
     Goal Behinds Points Goal Behinds Points
    Q12021   5333
    Q26660   7547
    Q37767   121082
    Q47969   1613109

    Brisbane Lions and Carlton will play-off for the 2013 NAB Cup trophy tonight at Etihad Stadium. Join us for live scores and a blog of the grand final from the first bounce at 7.45pm AEDT.

    The 2013 NAB Cup Grand Final presents Brisbane with the opportunity to win their first night premiership as a merged venture.

    Fitzroy won the night premiership – their last senior trophy – in 1978 and a post-season consolation competition in 1959.

    Brisbane Lions have played in two pre-season deciders, losing both; to Port Adelaide by 85 points in 2001 and Carlton in 2007 by 25 points.

    The Blues’ victory in 2007, at Etihad Stadium, was their fourth night premiership but even if they were to win tonight, they could not be called the most successful Cup side in AFL/VFL history.

    That title belongs to Hawthorn, who has seven night premierships next to their name.

    The 2013 pre-season has been a massive one for the Lions – a month in which they’ve stated their intentions for a forward showing in the home and away season.

    In week one of the competition they disposed of Hawthorn and Gold Coast before sneaking a close victory over GWS in Wagga.

    Last week, Brisbane was impressive in a strong four-quarter effort against a depleted Magpies side at this venue.

    The Lions’ 34-point victory was set-up by a dominant second-half in which they proved a class above their opponents.

    Brisbane would’ve received a substantial confidence boost from that performance. And having watched the Lions in three of their four matches this pre-season – their commitment to the NAB Cup has been refreshing.

    At least, we can be sure that one team entered the comp with intentions of winning it!

    I’ve been so impressed by Brisbane that in my opinion Carlton will have their work cut out to get the result tonight. The Lions are playing at an AFL standard already.

    In saying that, I thought Carlton were very good in a three-point defeat away to Adelaide last Friday night.

    The Blues lost control of the match in the third quarter – they trailed by 30 at the last break after being level at half time – before keeping the Crows scoreless in the final term.

    If the match was another five minutes long, I’m sure the Blues would’ve won.

    Mick Malthouse stated earlier in the competition that Carlton couldn’t afford to waste any NAB Cup matches (he’s trying to impart a new game plan) and so it’s no surprise to see them in the final.

    Because – as we know – performing well in this competition is a low priority for almost all of the AFL clubs.

    In week one the Blues were miles too good for GWS Giants and defending AFL premiers Sydney before thumping Fremantle on the quick back-up at this venue the following weekend.

    As I mentioned above, I thought Carlton showed enough in a close defeat last week to keep all their stakeholders content.

    In front of their members tonight, they will be keen to show how much better they are going to be in 2013. After all the Blues (11-11, tenth) finished only a game ahead of Brisbane (10-12, 13th) last season.

    In team news, I expect both clubs to field strong squads but there are some notable injury-enforced omissions. Carlton will be without Jarrad Waite (calf), Andrew Collins (ankle) and David Ellard (hamstring).

    The Lions, on the other hand miss the services of Simon Black (knee), Brent Staker (knee), Matthew Leuenberger (Achilles).

    Even though Brisbane have had one day less to prepare for this match than their counterparts, I’ve loved their work all pre-season and think they can finish the job by taking the NAB Cup tonight.

    I’m expecting a close four-quarter battle.

    Lions by 11 points.

    Live Score Updates

    Scores updated each minute. REFRESH NOW

    Quarter 1
    1' GOAL - Mitch Robinson (Carlton)
    7' BEHIND - Daniel Rich (Brisbane)
    8' GOAL - Joshua Green (Brisbane)
    11' GOAL - Dayne Zorko (Brisbane)
    12' BEHIND - Ashley McGrath (Brisbane)
    13' GOAL - Daniel Rich (Brisbane)
    18' BEHIND - Rushed (Brisbane)
    21' GOAL - Jonathan Brown (Brisbane)
    22' GOAL - James Polkinghorne (Brisbane)
    24' GOAL - Eddie Betts (Carlton)
    27' SUPER GOAL - Bryce Gibbs (Carlton)
    Quarter 2
    2' BEHIND - Rushed (Brisbane)
    3' GOAL - Levi Casboult (Carlton)
    4' GOAL - Nicholas Duigan (Carlton)
    6' SUPER GOAL - Zach Tuohy (Carlton)
    8' BEHIND - Rushed (Carlton)
    9' BEHIND - Andrew Walker (Carlton)
    10' BEHIND - Marc Murphy (Carlton)
    14' BEHIND - Rushed (Carlton)
    17' GOAL - Joshua Green (Brisbane)
    19' BEHIND - Kade Simpson (Carlton)
    20' BEHIND - Rushed (Brisbane)
    23' GOAL - Jonathan Brown (Brisbane)
    23' GOAL - Simon White (Carlton)
    27' GOAL - Matthew Kreuzer (Carlton)
    29' BEHIND - Sean Hampson (Carlton)
    Quarter 3
    1' GOAL - Patrick Karnezis (Brisbane)
    3' GOAL - Jack Redden (Brisbane)
    6' GOAL - Jonathan Brown (Brisbane)
    7' BEHIND - Rushed (Brisbane)
    9' GOAL - Sam Rowe (Carlton)
    11' GOAL - Joshua Green (Brisbane)
    12' GOAL - Jonathan Brown (Brisbane)
    15' BEHIND - Daniel Rich (Brisbane)
    16' BEHIND - Dayne Zorko (Brisbane)
    19' BEHIND - Rushed (Carlton)
    21' BEHIND - Ashley McGrath (Brisbane)
    31' BEHIND - Claye Beams (Brisbane)
    Quarter 4
    1' BEHIND - Bryce Gibbs (Carlton)
    3' BEHIND - Ashley McGrath (Brisbane)
    3' GOAL - Ashley McGrath (Brisbane)
    5' BEHIND - Ashley McGrath (Brisbane)
    7' GOAL - Rohan Bewick (Brisbane)
    9' GOAL - Dayne Zorko (Brisbane)
    11' BEHIND - Jonathan Brown (Brisbane)
    21' GOAL - Jonathan Brown (Brisbane)
    27' BEHIND - Mitch Robinson (Carlton)

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    • 10:50pm
      24vbs said | 10:50pm | ! Report

      Geez that takes me back that style will beat anyone the window is ajar lol

    • Columnist

      Justin Cinque said | 10:31pm | ! Report

      Thanks for joining us tonight.

      Brisbane win the NAB Cup Grand Final by 40 points.

    • Columnist

      Justin Cinque said | 10:29pm | ! Report



      Voss: To Carlton – An important build-up to the season ahead

      The culmination of a fantastic pre-season

      Thanks members and fans.

    • Columnist

      Justin Cinque said | 10:27pm | ! Report



      Jonathon Brown and Michael Voss hold the trophy aloft.

      Members and fans ecstatic.

    • 10:27pm
      Brewski said | 10:27pm | ! Report

      Very impressed with Hanley, Zorko and Yeo, god only knows how Zorko got past the GC Suns year after year.

    • 10:27pm
      Monopoly Man said | 10:27pm | ! Report

      EAD Malthouse!

    • 10:26pm
      Gail Newton said | 10:26pm | ! Report

      The commentators were very hard to hear over the noise of the crowd. Very disappointing. Well done Lions. The Lions of old.

    • Columnist

      Justin Cinque said | 10:26pm | ! Report



      Daniel Rich wins the Tuck medal

    • 10:25pm
      Dingo said | 10:25pm | ! Report

      Well done Lions, if they continue to play the style of game they put together in the last half, you can lock them in for a top eight…………..make that top four.

      They’re back!

    • Columnist

      Justin Cinque said | 10:23pm | ! Report



      Michael Tuck medallist to be announced shortly.

      • Roar Guru

        TomC said | 10:24pm | ! Report

        Tip Justin?

        Zorko for mine.

        Hanley also possible.

        • Columnist

          Justin Cinque said | 10:30pm | ! Report

          Was a lottery. So many could’ve got it.

          I loved Brown’s game. He was woeful last week.

          I thought Karnezis gave them plenty when they were down in the second term. Was never going to win the medal but I thought he had a good night

          About 15 Lions could’ve got it really.

          • Roar Guru

            TomC said | 10:34pm | ! Report

            Yeah, it was a crapshoot. I think Rich getting it is a bit of a sign. He is the most naturally talented player on the Brisbane list bar none. He’s in for a big, big season.

            Go Lions!

    • Columnist

      Justin Cinque said | 10:21pm | ! Report



      Brisbane by 40 points.

      Just too good. Too hungry, too forward in their prep, too good.

      The BLues still have plenty of work to do in the next two weeks. They were good for 2.5 qtrs but not quite there yet.

      Brisbane are airborne. It’s March 15 and they’re playing a high, high level. Expect them to get off to a flying start to the year – if they keep their feet on the ground it’s a formality – and a push for the top four. They’re good enough.

      • Roar Guru

        TomC said | 10:24pm | ! Report

        Well, the Lions will have a jump on anyone. Seriously good for the pre-season. The Blues stepped up and the Lions just rolled right over them.

        I did not expect that at all.

        But now they have to start the season with the same intensity.

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