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    Brisbane Lions vs. Gold Coast Suns

    Gabba
    AFL Home and Away April 22, 2018
    Brisbane Lions 71, Gold Coast Suns 76
    Brisbane Lions Gold Coast Suns
     G B Pts G B Pts
    Q12315   4226
    Q24731   7345
    Q37951   10666
    Q4101171   111076

    Match result:

    There may be no place like home but life on the road is good again for the Gold Coast Suns after they held out Brisbane Lions 11.10 (76) to 10.11 (71) in Sunday’s AFL derby at the Gabba.

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    Final score
    Brisbane Lions 10.11.71
    Gold Coast Suns 11.10.76

    Match preview:

    In QClash15, the Brisbane Lions and Gold Coast Suns will go head-to-head on Sunday afternoon. Join The Roar for live scores and a blog of the match from 4:45pm AEST.

    Brisbane and Gold Coast were both demolished by their opposition last week; Brisbane suffering a humiliating 93 point loss to Richmond and the Suns receiving an 80 point hiding by West Coast.

    After challenging and almost beating Port Adelaide the week before, a 93-point loss has completely ruined any ‘positive’ talk about the Lions.

    Managing just 17 points for an entire game (two goals, five behinds), Brisbane will need to bounce back this week against their Queensland rivals.

    After two good wins, the Suns have had two disappointing games in the west against Fremantle and West Coast Eagles at Optus Stadium.

    Against the West Coast Eagles there were some good moments for the Suns, but they let the game go in the second and fourth quarters, only scoring one goal in each and allowing the Eagles to eight and six goals, respectively.

    The Lions have made four changes for this round five match, omitting Sam Mayes, Rhys Mathieson, Rohan Bewick and Josh Walker after the shocking loss to Richmond last Saturday. Daniel McStay, Ryan Bastinac, Ryan Lester and Jacob Allison have been brought in.

    In the Suns’ camp, Matt Rosa and Jesse Lonergan come into the side for the QClash, with Aaron Hall and Kade Kolodjashnij omitted.

    The Lions’ are still searching for their first win of the season, unable to string together a four quarter performance but coming close in the first three rounds.

    Meanwhile, the Suns are sitting with two wins and then two losses, and keen to put themselves back on the winner’s board this week.

    Brisbane have won the last two QClashs, with the Suns’ most recent win coming in July 2016.

    Prediction
    Both teams will be looking to bounce back after the disappointment of last week.

    It will be a close and most likely low-scoring encounter, but despite the betting odds telling me otherwise, the Gold Coast Suns should run out with the win here.

    Gold Coast by 19.

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    Events
    Quarter 1
    1' GOAL - Lewis Taylor (Brisbane Lions)
    5' GOAL - Darcy MacPherson (Gold Coast Suns)
    10' GOAL - Darcy MacPherson (Gold Coast Suns)
    15' BEHIND - Ryan Bastinac (Brisbane Lions)
    17' GOAL - Zac Bailey (Brisbane Lions)
    18' GOAL - Tom J. Lynch (Gold Coast Suns)
    22' BEHIND - Rushed (Gold Coast Suns)
    22' GOAL - Brayden Fiorini (Gold Coast Suns)
    23' BEHIND - Jack Bowes (Gold Coast Suns)
    25' BEHIND - Daniel McStay (Brisbane Lions)
    29' BEHIND - Jarrod Berry (Brisbane Lions)
    Quarter 2
    6' BEHIND - Daniel McStay (Brisbane Lions)
    12' BEHIND - Allen Christensen (Brisbane Lions)
    13' BEHIND - Darcy MacPherson (Gold Coast Suns)
    14' GOAL - Cameron Rayner (Brisbane Lions)
    22' GOAL - Tom J. Lynch (Gold Coast Suns)
    23' GOAL - Brayden Fiorini (Gold Coast Suns)
    25' GOAL - Dayne Zorko (Brisbane Lions)
    27' GOAL - Jarryd Lyons (Gold Coast Suns)
    30' BEHIND - Stefan Martin (Brisbane Lions)
    33' BEHIND - Lewis Taylor (Brisbane Lions)
    Quarter 3
    3' GOAL - Aaron Young (Gold Coast Suns)
    5' BEHIND - Ben Ainsworth (Gold Coast Suns)
    14' GOAL - Sam Day (Gold Coast Suns)
    16' GOAL - Charlie Cameron (Brisbane Lions)
    19' BEHIND - Ben Ainsworth (Gold Coast Suns)
    20' GOAL - Eric Hipwood (Brisbane Lions)
    22' GOAL - Nick Holman (Gold Coast Suns)
    26' BEHIND - Daniel McStay (Brisbane Lions)
    27' BEHIND - Allen Christensen (Brisbane Lions)
    28' BEHIND - Nick Holman (Gold Coast Suns)
    30' GOAL - Eric Hipwood (Brisbane Lions)
    Quarter 4
    4' BEHIND - David Swallow (Gold Coast Suns)
    6' GOAL - Steven May (Gold Coast Suns)
    7' GOAL - Daniel McStay (Brisbane Lions)
    10' BEHIND - Rushed (Gold Coast Suns)
    11' GOAL - Charlie Cameron (Brisbane Lions)
    12' BEHIND - Cameron Rayner (Brisbane Lions)
    15' GOAL - Eric Hipwood (Brisbane Lions)
    20' BEHIND - Rushed (Gold Coast Suns)
    29' BEHIND - Tom J. Lynch (Gold Coast Suns)
    30' BEHIND - Cameron Rayner (Brisbane Lions)

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    • Roar Guru

      8:27pm
      Sarah Wildy said | 8:27pm | ! Report

      Match Report

      The Gold Coast Suns have taken bragging rights in Queensland, defeating the Brisbane Lions by 5 points in QClash15.

      Despite leading by as much as 27 points, Gold Coast were challenged in the last term by the Lions, just holding them off for a win at the Gabba on Sunday afternoon.

      At three-quarter time, Lions’ coach Chris Fagan got stuck into his players, asking for more in the last. The momentum swung their way several times throughout the match, though they could never capitalise and take the lead.

      In the final term Charlie Cameron scored an obscene goal, spinning out of a tackle and kicking around his body, to get the margin back to 11 points.

      Then Eric Hipwood scored his third to reduce the margin to five points.

      Against the run of play, the Suns managed to find Tom Lynch forward on a strong lead. Lynch’s sprint from the centre circle left him short of breath though and his opportunity to seal the match was hooked left for a behind.

      In the dying seconds, Cameron Rayner’s heroics bombing the Sherrin from fifty didn’t get the Lions a draw; he missed just to the left as the siren went.

      The loss will hurt for the Lions who had plenty of chances throughout the afternoon and again came so close to the four points.

      Touk Miller was awarded the Marcus Ashcroft medal for his best on ground performance, gathering 21 disposals, 7 clearances and most importantly holding Brisbane midfielder Dayne Zorko to minimal influence (10 disposals, 1 goal).

      Brayden Fiorini (27 disposals, 2 goals) worked hard in the midfield and made the most of his opportunities up forward for the Suns.

      Dayne Beams (28 disposals) and Jarrod Berry (25 disposals) were strong through the midfield for Brisbane, while Alex Witherden (27 disposals, 8 intercept possessions) got plenty of the ball in defence.

      Gold Coast’s ability to hold on was a test of their fatigue after travelling for four weeks and being reduced to 21 men from the second term.

      Daniel MacPherson, who kicked the Suns’ first two goals of the game, left the ground with a lower leg injury and did not return for the second half.

      It wasn’t a pretty game, more of an arm wrestle, but the tight finish was a thrill for the crowd and those watching at home. A good victory for the Suns, after two disappointing losses in Perth.

      There are some tough games coming up for these two teams. Brisbane will travel to Spotless Stadium to take on the GWS Giants on Saturday afternoon, and Gold Coast will also head back on the road to Adelaide, where they face the Adelaide Crows on Saturday night.

      https://twitter.com/AFL/status/987979679381438464

    • Roar Guru

      7:30pm
      Sarah Wildy said | 7:30pm | ! Report

      Thanks for tuning in for The Roar’s coverage on this Sunday evening.

      I’ll post a match report soon.

    • Roar Guru

      7:28pm
      Sarah Wildy said | 7:28pm | ! Report

      Touk Miller gets the BOG medal.

      Gold Coast sitting 3-2 after five rounds, in a good position at this stage of the year.

      Brisbane yet to get a win on the board, pressure and intensity fluctuated again and they couldn’t complete the comeback win. Plenty of chances in the first five rounds, but more work to be done.

    • Roar Guru

      7:25pm
      Sarah Wildy said | 7:25pm | ! Report

      Statistics

      The Lions came back in the last quarter to make a game of it in the end. A tight finish, but the Suns held on for a 5 point victory.

      Goals
      Brisbane Hipwood 3, Cameron 2, McStay, Rayner, Taylor, Bailey, Zorko
      Gold Coast Lynch 2, MacPherson 2, Fiorini 2, Holman, Day, Lyons, May, Young

      Disposals
      Brisbane Beams 28, Witherden 27, Cutler 26
      Gold Coast Firoini 27, Harbrow 25, Weller 23

      Score
      Brisbane 10.11 71
      Gold Coast 11.10 76

    • Roar Guru

      7:21pm
      XI said | 7:21pm | ! Report

      Well that ended up being quite entertaining. I really hope the Lions can get a win soon. They deserve one. (although please don’t let it be next week…)

    • 7:21pm
      KenoathCarnt said | 7:21pm | ! Report

      Geez what an epic finish Lions literally nearly killed the game on the buzzer. Lions had chances to win that game. A Ridge kick on the fifty would have been quite helpful.

    • Roar Guru

      7:20pm
      Sarah Wildy said | 7:20pm | ! Report

      Full-Time

      The Gold Coast Suns take a 5 point win over the Brisbane Lions, in a close finish at the Gabba.

      Brisbane 71
      Gold Coast 76

    • Roar Guru

      7:19pm
      Sarah Wildy said | 7:19pm | ! Report

      BEHIND LIONS

      Rayner hooks it for a behind. On the run, he couldn’t get it through the middle sticks.

      Brisbane 71
      Gold Coast 76

    • Roar Guru

      7:18pm
      Sarah Wildy said | 7:18pm | ! Report

      Six point margin. Best Lions can do is draw, but it’s stuck on the wing…

      Brisbane 70
      Gold Coast 76

    • Roar Guru

      7:17pm
      Sarah Wildy said | 7:17pm | ! Report

      BEHIND SUNS

      Suns on rebound find Lynch inside 50. He’s just sprinted from the centre circle, so taking in some deep breaths before the set shot.

      Misses to the left.

      40 seconds left

      Brisbane 70
      Gold Coast 76

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