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    GWS Giants vs. Brisbane Lions

    Spotless Stadium
    AFL Home and Away April 28, 2018
    GWS Giants 77, Brisbane Lions 43
    GWS Giants Brisbane Lions
     G B Pts G B Pts
    Q13422   055
    Q26945   1612
    Q381159   4933
    Q4101777   51343

    Match result:

    Greater Western Sydney have consolidated their position among the early AFL frontrunners, with a 34-point win over Brisbane in an AFL match in which both teams kicked poorly.

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    Final score
    GWS Giants 10.17.77
    Brisbane Lions 5.13.43

    Match preview:

    The Greater Western Sydney Giants will look to continue their strong run when they take on a battling Brisbane Lions outfit at Spotless Stadium. Join The Roar for live scores and coverage from 4:35pm (AEST).

    The Giants have made a strong start to the season, winning three of their first four, but they will be frustrated by a loss to the Swans in Round 3 and a draw with St Kilda last week.

    It was a game they should have won, with the Saints off to a shaky start to the year. Even with that draw, they only sit one spot ahead of the Lions and the Giants will be concerned about something similar happening this week.

    GWS will be without the injured Josh Kelly and Toby Greene, while Tom Scully is also still out, along with a few others.

    For the Giants to hang on without their stars, they need to find a way to stop Stefan Martin in the ruck, who has been one of Brisbane’s only bright spots.

    While Brisbane do sit equal last coming into the round, they haven’t been quite as bad as the ladder would suggest.

    They came close to beating Port Adelaide in Round 3, while last week’s Q Clash came down to the final minutes, but in the end the Gold Coast Suns were too good.

    If the Lions can perform more like they did last week and not the week before, when Richmond thumped them by 87 points, they will be in with a fighting chance, particularly given the Giants’ injury issues.

    Their defence will have to be strong though. If GWS can find Jeremy Cameron in the forward line consistently, things could get ugly, with the forward already booting 16 goals for the season to sit equal third in the race for the Coleman medal.

    Prediction
    Brisbane have had some bad losses, but all up they haven’t been as dreadful as their position implies, and will be competitive.

    However, the Giants are at home and will want to make a statement.

    Giants by 34 points.

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    Events
    Quarter 1
    2' GOAL - Zac Langdon (GWS Giants)
    5' BEHIND - Stephen Coniglio (GWS Giants)
    7' BEHIND - Cameron Rayner (Brisbane Lions)
    8' BEHIND - Oscar McInerney (Brisbane Lions)
    14' BEHIND - Jeremy Finlayson (GWS Giants)
    17' GOAL - Jeremy Cameron (GWS Giants)
    18' BEHIND - Lewis Taylor (Brisbane Lions)
    19' BEHIND - Dayne Beams (Brisbane Lions)
    20' GOAL - Brett Deledio (GWS Giants)
    25' BEHIND - Rushed (GWS Giants)
    26' BEHIND - Rushed (Brisbane Lions)
    30' BEHIND - Tim Taranto (GWS Giants)
    Quarter 2
    1' BEHIND - Rushed (GWS Giants)
    4' BEHIND - Rushed (GWS Giants)
    5' BEHIND - Rushed (GWS Giants)
    8' BEHIND - Zac Bailey (Brisbane Lions)
    12' GOAL - Dayne Beams (Brisbane Lions)
    16' BEHIND - Nick Shipley (GWS Giants)
    20' BEHIND - Rushed (GWS Giants)
    22' GOAL - Daniel Lloyd (GWS Giants)
    25' GOAL - Adam Tomlinson (GWS Giants)
    29' GOAL - Matt de Boer (GWS Giants)
    Quarter 3
    2' GOAL - Daniel McStay (Brisbane Lions)
    5' GOAL - Harry Himmelberg (GWS Giants)
    18' GOAL - Jacob Hopper (GWS Giants)
    20' BEHIND - Rushed (Brisbane Lions)
    22' BEHIND - Zac Bailey (Brisbane Lions)
    23' GOAL - Lewis Taylor (Brisbane Lions)
    25' BEHIND - Dylan Shiel (GWS Giants)
    25' GOAL - Eric Hipwood (Brisbane Lions)
    27' BEHIND - Daniel Lloyd (GWS Giants)
    29' BEHIND - Daniel Rich (Brisbane Lions)
    Quarter 4
    3' BEHIND - Stephen Coniglio (GWS Giants)
    4' GOAL - Lachie Whitfield (GWS Giants)
    7' BEHIND - Alex Witherden (Brisbane Lions)
    9' BEHIND - Harry Himmelberg (GWS Giants)
    9' BEHIND - Jacob Hopper (GWS Giants)
    14' GOAL - Dayne Zorko (Brisbane Lions)
    16' BEHIND - Rushed (Brisbane Lions)
    20' BEHIND - Dayne Zorko (Brisbane Lions)
    21' BEHIND - Jeremy Cameron (GWS Giants)
    23' GOAL - Ryan Griffen (GWS Giants)
    24' BEHIND - Jonathon Patton (GWS Giants)
    27' BEHIND - Adam Tomlinson (GWS Giants)
    28' BEHIND - Dayne Zorko (Brisbane Lions)

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    • Roar Guru

      7:13pm
      Scott Pryde said | 7:13pm | ! Report

      That’ll do it here. Thanks for joining me this afternoon and I hope you enjoyed the call.

      Right now, be sure to join Sam Walker for live coverage of Hawthorn and St Kilda.

      Bye for now.

    • Roar Guru

      7:10pm
      Scott Pryde said | 7:10pm | ! Report

      Thoughts on the game Roarers?

    • Roar Guru

      7:08pm
      Scott Pryde said | 7:08pm | ! Report

      FULLTIME

      The Lions searching for a consolation goal here. Rich taken out and wins a free kick about 70 metres away. He bombs it forward and the mark is spoilt, one of the Lions defenders then called for holding the ball.

      That’s going to do it.

      Fulltime at Homebush and the Giants have ran out big winners over the Lions. It’s hard to say they were convincing, spraying a lot of shots and struggling to stay dominant in the contest all game long, but they did a good job in the end, beating the Lions. For the Giants, the top of the table, at least temporarily awaits, while for the Lions, they remain pinned at the bottom alongside Carlton without a win.

      Giants 10.17 (77)
      Lions 5.13 (43)

    • Roar Guru

      7:06pm
      Scott Pryde said | 7:06pm | ! Report

      Q4 0′

      Into the final minute. Not much drama left in this one.

      Giants 10.17 (77)
      Lions 5.13 (43)

    • Roar Guru

      7:05pm
      Scott Pryde said | 7:05pm | ! Report

      Q4 1 – BEHIND LIONS

      Zorko with a shot this time after grabbing a mark 50 out. It goes to the right.

      Giants 10.17 (77)
      Lions 5.13 (43)

    • Roar Guru

      7:04pm
      Scott Pryde said | 7:04pm | ! Report

      Q4 2′ – BEHIND GIANTS

      Good run here for the Lions and Hipwood now has the ball on the boundary. He fires it into the middle and it ends up going to ground, Taylor getting rid of it, but only finding Cameron for the Giants.

      The hosts on the counter through Shiel who finds Tomlinson. He finds a bounce and then kicks for Whitfield, but the ball will bounce on for a behind.

      Giants 10.17 (77)
      Lions 5.12 (42)

    • Roar Guru

      7:02pm
      Scott Pryde said | 7:02pm | ! Report

      Q4 3′ – BEHIND GIANTS

      Patton this time. They took it straight down after winning the ruck there, but the long-range shot went to the left.

      Giants 10.16 (76)
      Lions 5.12 (42)

    • Roar Guru

      7:00pm
      Scott Pryde said | 7:00pm | ! Report

      Q4 4′ – GOAL GIANTS, RYAN GRIFFEN

      Bang! The Giants have another here.

      Giants 10.15 (75)
      Lions 5.12 (42)

    • Roar Guru

      6:58pm
      Scott Pryde said | 6:58pm | ! Report

      Q4 5′ – BEHIND GIANTS

      The Giants on the attack and it’ll be Cameron able to have a ping on goal here. He took a good mark just outside the 50.

      Shot off to the left.

      Giants 9.15 (69)
      Lions 5.12 (42)

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