Brisbane Lions vs Essendon Bombers: AFL live scores, blog

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    Brisbane Lions vs. Essendon

    AFL Home and Away June 10, 2018
    Brisbane Lions 62, Essendon 84
    Brisbane Lions Essendon
     G B Pts G B Pts
    Q12416   4024
    Q23725   7446
    Q35939   81159
    Q481462   121284

    Match result:

    The Essendon Bombers have defeated the Brisbane Lions by 22 points at the Gabba on Sunday afternoon.

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    Final score
    Brisbane Lions 8.14.62
    Essendon Bombers 12.12.84

    Match preview:

    The Essendon Bombers will travel to the Gabba to take on the Brisbane Lions on Sunday. Join The Roar for live scores and a blog of the match from 1:10pm AEST.

    Both teams are looking to respond after poor performances last weekend.

    Brisbane went down by 54 points to North Melbourne at Etihad Stadium.

    Down to one rotation on the bench at half time, the Lions were competitive in the second half and managed to hold the margin, winning the second half by a point.

    Essendon also copped a smashing from Richmond in Dreamtime at the ‘G.

    The Bombers played a small patch of the game at the start of the second quarter, but were otherwise dominated by the reigning premiers.

    To make matters worse for Essendon, David Zaharakis suffered a broken collarbone in the first term and will miss at least six weeks.

    In team news, Charlie Cameron (foot – season) and Mitch Robinson (toe – 3 weeks) will miss for the Lions.

    Jarrod Berry, who was a late withdrawal (hamstring) last Sunday, returns to the side, Sam Mayes will also come in for this clash.

    Allen Christensen has passed concussion protocols and Hugh McCluggage (calf) has been deemed fit to play.

    For the Bombers, Mitch Brown, Josh Green, David Myers and Mason Redman are in.

    Jayden Laverde and James Stewart have been omitted after last week’s loss, while Jordan Ridley (knee soreness – 1 week) and David Zaharakis (collarbone – 6 weeks) will miss with injury.

    The last time these two teams played was in round 15 2017, Brisbane defeated Essendon by eight points at the MCG.

    Lion Sam Mayes comes in to play his 100th game this week, while Bomber Michael Hurley will play game 150.

    Everyone’s saying it, because it’s true: this is a must win clash for the Bombers if they want to keep their top eight hopes alive.

    With both teams desperate for a win it should be a tight contest, but Essendon have too much on the line, they’ll take the win here.

    Essendon by 17 points.

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    Quarter 1
    4' GOAL - Eric Hipwood (Brisbane Lions)
    6' GOAL - Dyson Heppell (Essendon)
    8' GOAL - Shaun McKernan (Essendon)
    11' GOAL - Stefan Martin (Brisbane Lions)
    13' BEHIND - Daniel McStay (Brisbane Lions)
    15' BEHIND - Tom Cutler (Brisbane Lions)
    15' BEHIND - Tom Cutler (Brisbane Lions)
    19' GOAL - Anthony McDonald-Tipungwuti (Essendon)
    22' GOAL - Jake Stringer (Essendon)
    24' BEHIND - Allen Christensen (Brisbane Lions)
    Quarter 2
    2' BEHIND - Orazio Fantasia (Essendon)
    4' GOAL - Dayne Zorko (Brisbane Lions)
    7' GOAL - Dyson Heppell (Essendon)
    12' BEHIND - Mitch Brown (Essendon)
    14' GOAL - Mitch Brown (Essendon)
    18' BEHIND - Luke Hodge (Brisbane Lions)
    23' BEHIND - David Myers (Essendon)
    26' BEHIND - Eric Hipwood (Brisbane Lions)
    28' BEHIND - Hugh McCluggage (Brisbane Lions)
    30' GOAL - Josh Green (Essendon)
    32' BEHIND - Anthony McDonald-Tipungwuti (Essendon)
    Quarter 3
    1' BEHIND - Rushed (Essendon)
    7' GOAL - Jake Stringer (Essendon)
    10' BEHIND - Shaun McKernan (Essendon)
    11' GOAL - Daniel McStay (Brisbane Lions)
    14' BEHIND - Hugh McCluggage (Brisbane Lions)
    16' BEHIND - Jake Stringer (Essendon)
    17' BEHIND - Rushed (Brisbane Lions)
    19' BEHIND - Rushed (Essendon)
    21' BEHIND - Devon Smith (Essendon)
    23' GOAL - Eric Hipwood (Brisbane Lions)
    27' BEHIND - Josh Green (Essendon)
    29' BEHIND - Rushed (Essendon)
    Quarter 4
    4' GOAL - Jarrod Berry (Brisbane Lions)
    9' BEHIND - Daniel McStay (Brisbane Lions)
    10' GOAL - Mitch Brown (Essendon)
    14' BEHIND - Hugh McCluggage (Brisbane Lions)
    15' BEHIND - Alex Witherden (Brisbane Lions)
    17' GOAL - Anthony McDonald-Tipungwuti (Essendon)
    19' GOAL - Oscar McInerney (Brisbane Lions)
    22' BEHIND - Mitch Brown (Essendon)
    23' BEHIND - Tom Cutler (Brisbane Lions)
    25' GOAL - Matt Guelfi (Essendon)
    27' GOAL - Jake Stringer (Essendon)
    31' GOAL - Dayne Zorko (Brisbane Lions)
    32' BEHIND - Allen Christensen (Brisbane Lions)
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    • Roar Rookie

      Brissie Boy said | 6:24pm | ! Report

      Awful game not helped by some inconsistent umpiring. Essendon put out an inexperienced side, Heppell gets bulldozed out of the game in the second quarter and we still never looked like we were ever a good chance of kicking a set shot, let alone winning the game.

      Long season remains for Lions fans.

    • Roar Guru

      Sarah Wildy said | 4:41pm | ! Report

      Bombers bounce back

      The Essendon Bombers have defeated the Brisbane Lions by 22 points at the Gabba on Sunday afternoon.

      After a poor loss to Richmond last Saturday night, Essendon bounced back on a warm day in Brisbane, running out 4 goal winners in the end.

      Kept a tight contest by some inaccurate goal kicking, the Bombers looked the better team on transition and threatened to kick away in the third quarter.

      In the second term, Dyson Heppell ran into a brick wall in Luke Hodge and came off second best, leaving the ground with the blood-rule and not returning due to concussion.

      Before this collision Heppell had kicked two goals from nine disposals, and got his team going early in the contest.

      The game was marred by a total 26 behinds kicked between the two teams, many of these fairly simple set-shot opportunities.

      Both teams made the easy look difficult, but the difficult look easy; a dribble shot from the boundary by Mitch Brown the best goal for the day.

      Mason Redman played his first AFL game since his debut in 2016 and relished the opportunity, gathering 24 disposals and notching up his first win from four games in the red and black.

      Jake Stringer (22 disposals, 3 goals, 9 tackles) and Zach Merrett (29 disposals, 8 tackles) stepped up in the absence of their skipper.

      Harris Andrews was brilliant down back for the Lions, picking up 24 disposals, 12 marks and 20 spoils.

      Dayne Zorko (20 disposals, 2 goals, 8 tackles) and Stefan Martin (22 disposals, 25 hitouts, 1 goal) battled all day for the Lions, but couldn’t get their team across the line.

      Alex Witherden went down, clutching at his knee, but returned to the ground and finished with 29 disposals.

      Dyson Heppell (concussion) and Devon Smith (right calf) are the concerns for Essendon coming out of this win, but should be okay off the ten day break.

      Both teams have the bye next weekend, before Brisbane host the GWS Giants at the Gabba and Essendon travel to Perth for a clash with West Coast in round 14.

      Final Score
      Brisbane 8.14 (62)
      Essendon 12.12 (84)

    • Roar Guru

      Sarah Wildy said | 3:50pm | ! Report

      Thanks for tuning in Roarer’s, I’ll post a match report shortly.

      The rest of the round:
      We’ve got Fremantle v Adelaide starting in just under an hour (4:40pm AEST) and we’ll finish round 12 with Melbourne v Collingwood from 3:20pm AEST tomorrow – Big Freeze 4 at the MCG.

    • Roar Guru

      Sarah Wildy said | 3:48pm | ! Report

      Bombers bounce back

      The Essendon Bombers have defeated the Brisbane Lions by 22 points at the Gabba.

      Final Score
      Brisbane 8.14 (62)
      Essendon 12.12 (84)

    • Roar Guru

      Sarah Wildy said | 3:45pm | ! Report


      Q4 0′ – BEHIND LIONS

      After the siren, Christensen lines up from outside 50. A behind the result.

      Inaccurate goal kicking day, but nonetheless an important win for Essendon.

      Brisbane 62
      Essendon 84

    • Roar Guru

      Sarah Wildy said | 3:44pm | ! Report

      Q4 0′ – GOAL LIONS

      Zorko given a free, shoots the goal.

      6 seconds on the clock.

      Brisbane 61
      Essendon 84

    • Roar Guru

      Sarah Wildy said | 3:42pm | ! Report

      Q4 1′

      Essendon injury: Devon Smith off with his right calf being iced.

      Brisbane 55
      Essendon 84

    • Roar Guru

      Sarah Wildy said | 3:41pm | ! Report

      Q4 2′ – GOAL BOMBERS

      Stringer goes for a snap, umpire called touch off the boot. He sends it upstairs for a review, should be umpires call, but it’s overturned. Goal to Stringer. Vision not conclusive enough to overturn, surely!

      Brisbane 55
      Essendon 84

      • Roar Guru

        Sarah Wildy said | 3:41pm | ! Report

        Thoughts on this score review call Roarer’s?

        • 3:49pm
          Rissole said | 3:49pm | ! Report

          Happy to get a goal but definitely the wrong decision. As the ball was been taken to the middle they showed another angle which showed it was definitely touched. Surely it was just too embarrassing to overturn the overturned decision.

        • 3:51pm
          Karma Miranda said | 3:51pm | ! Report

          Baffling. Beam’s hand clearly went back as the ball went past. Cannot fathom why this was reviewed in the first place, or then overturned as the vision seemed to confirm the on-field decision. Agree with the Commentary team, if they can’t get simple ones like this right, then it needs to be scrapped.

          • Roar Guru

            Sarah Wildy said | 4:11pm | ! Report

            Agree. Surely in this instance you should trust the umpire’s call, why do they need to go to the score review?

        • 4:04pm
          Craig said | 4:04pm | ! Report

          I’m a bombers fan and it was the wrong call.

        • Roar Guru

          Paul D said | 4:39pm | ! Report

          Couldn’t make out anything on the replay screens at the ground, absolute waste of time

          Didn’t really care whether it was a goal or not, but the review process in this instance was wasteful

    • Roar Guru

      Sarah Wildy said | 3:38pm | ! Report

      Q4 3′ – GOAL BOMBERS

      Guelfi seals it for the Bombers today. He gathered the ball on the 50 arc and took a couple strides before kicking across his body.

      Brisbane 55
      Essendon 78

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