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North Melbourne Kangaroos vs Brisbane Lions: AFL live scores, highlights

3rd June, 2018

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North Melbourne vs. Brisbane Lions

Etihad Stadium
AFL Home and Away June 3, 2018
North Melbourne 141, Brisbane Lions 87
North Melbourne Brisbane Lions
 G B Pts G B Pts
Q15737   044
Q212981   3826
Q31614110   71153
Q42115141   121587
First bounce: 1:10pm (AEST)
Venue: Etihad Stadium, Melbourne
TV: Live, Fox Footy, Seven (QLD Only)
Online: Live, Foxtel app, Foxtel now, AFL Digital Pass, Plus7 (QLD Only)
Betting: Kangaroos $1.26, Lions $4
Overall record: Played 34, Kangaroos 18, Lions 15, Drawn 1
Last meeting: 2017, Round 23 - Lions 11.13 (79) defeated by Kangaroos 19.16 (130) at the Gabba, Brisbane
Last five: Kangaroos 4, Lions 1
Record at venue: Played 12, Kangaroos 7, Lions 4, drawn 1
Umpires: Chris Donlon, Dean Margetts, Nicholas Brown

North Melbourne Kangaroos
B Marley Williams, Robbie Tarrant, Jamie Macmillan
HB Shaun Atley, Scott D. Thompson, Luke McDonald
C Jack Ziebell, Ben Jacobs, Trent Dumont
HF Kayne Turner, Jarrad Waite, Jy Simpkin
F Mason Wood, Ben Brown, Shaun Higgins
FOL Todd Goldstein, Ben Cunnington, Jed Anderson
I/C Majak Daw, Paul Ahern, Sam Wright, Billy Hartung
EMG Nathan Hrovat, Sam Durdin, Tom Murphy, Cameron Zurhaar

Brisbane Lions
B Luke Hodge, Harris Andrews, Darcy Gardiner
HB Daniel Rich, Tom Cutler, Alex Witherden
C Lewis Taylor, Mitch Robinson, Dayne Zorko
HF Cameron Rayner, Eric Hipwood, Hugh McCluggage
F Allen Christensen, Daniel McStay, Charlie Cameron
FOL Stefan Martin, Jarrod Berry, Dayne Beams
I/C Nick Robertson, Zac Bailey, Ryan Lester, Oscar McInerney
EMG Ben Keays, Tom Bell, Josh Walker, Sam Mayes
Ben Brown of the Kangaroos celebrates a goal from Jarrad Waite. (Photo by Adam Trafford/AFL Media/Getty Images)
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Match result:

The Brisbane Lions can take some positives from their tenth loss of the season, despite going down to a red-hot North Melbourne Kangaroos by 54 points at Etihad Stadium.

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Final score
North Melbourne Kangaroos 21.15 (141)
Brisbane Lions 12.15 (87)

Match preview:

The North Melbourne Kangaroos are rising up the AFL ladder and will look to make it three straight when they take on the struggling Brisbane Lions. Join The Roar for live scores and coverage from 1:10pm (AEST).

North Melbourne have been on a roll in the last month, moving themselves up the ladder to now sit in fifth spot.

They have won three of their last four and the last two in a row, with the only loss in that period coming in a gallant effort against Richmond, with the Kangaroos only going down by ten against the defending premiers.

Around that, they have recorded wins over the Sydney Swans, Greater Western Sydney Giants and Fremantle Dockers, with the last two being comfortable – by 43 and 28 points.

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Brad Scott has his team firing on all cylinders, dominating the midfield and allowing their front men to play strongly. Their kicking, both in general play and in front of goals has become somewhat accurate, with the two standouts being Ben Brown and Jarrad Waite.

They have kicked 55 goals between them across the first ten rounds, with Waite going scoreless only twice and Brown once. Their consistency has been a big advantage for the Kangaroos with good form also shown by the likes of Jack Ziebell and Mason Wood.

The Lions, on the other hand, are battling big time. After losing their first eight to get the new season underway, the Brisbane-based club pulled off a shock thumping of Richmond in Round 9.

The victory might have got them off the bottom of the table, but they were back to their usual script last week, falling to the Sydney Swans by 18 points.

Brisbane’s performance saw them kick just six goals to go with 13 behinds, where as, they made the most of their opportunities in the loss to Richmond.

The number of opportunities Brisbane are getting on average is far less than most of the front-running clubs are getting though and while the Richmond game was a bright spot on the radar, it doesn’t look like there are many more on the way.

In shutting down North Melbourne, midfielders Dayne Zorko and Dayne Beams are the key, but they need to lift right around the ground.

Prediction
North Melbourne have been on a roll and are back at home for this Sunday afternoon fixture. They should comfortably make it three straight.

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Kangaroos by 26.

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