Brisbane
Lions
12.12 (84)
12.12
84
Essendon
Bombers
17.9 (111)
17.9
111
FULLTIME
2017-04-01T08:25:00Z
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Preview

Brisbane surprised many by claiming a two-point victory in round one. The Bombers did the same when they comprehensively beat the Hawks. Whether either team will be able to back it up is the big question.

Essendon are likely to have an up and down year considering what they are coming off the back of in 2016. However their quality and talent in the midfield is undeniable. They should be able to overpower the lions in that area of the ground.

A 2-0 start would not have been expected for either of these sides, but for one of them it will become a reality this week. Considering the talent and experience on the Bombers’ list, it is hard to go past them, but the Lions do have the chance to create another upset.

Tip: Essendon by 17

Team Line-Ups


IN Jack Frost
OUTBen Keays
IN Ben Howlett
OUTJosh Green
FB 18 Nick Robertson 27 Darcy Gardiner 45 Jack Frost
FF 13 Orazio Fantasia 6 Joe Daniher 4 Kyle Langford
HB 32 Sam Mayes 31 Harris Andrews 26 Tom Cutler
HF 32 Travis Colyer 26 Cale Hooker 11 David Zaharakis
C 15 Dayne Zorko 5 Mitch Robinson 8 Rohan Bewick
C 7 Zach Merrett 21 Dyson Heppell 47 James Kelly
HF 28 Lewis Taylor 30 Eric Hipwood 35 Ryan Lester
HB 8 Martin Gleeson 18 Michael Hurley 29 Patrick Ambrose
FF 43 Jake Barrett 33 Michael Close 25 Daniel McStay
FB 12 Mark Baguley 36 Michael Hartley 5 Brent Stanton
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Team Stats


371 Disposals 391
149 Contested Possessions 141
206 Kicks 239
165 Handballs 152
25 Free Kicks 27
41 Clearances 31
17 Centre Clearances 12
24 Stoppages 19
55 Inside 50 53
76 Marks 127
11 Marks in 50 14
12 Contested Marks 11
53 Tackles 50
44 Hit-Outs 24

Player Stats


Brisbane Lions

PlayerKHDMHOFFFATGB
Daniel McStay437221
Daniel Rich68141111
Darcy Gardiner591441
Dayne Beams19143321221
Dayne Zorko20929332412
Eric Hipwood71852122
Harris Andrews9615711221
Jack Frost246111
Jake Barrett5611317
Lewis Taylor1552062213
Michael Close53813232
Mitch Robinson161026511211
Nick Robertson6915343
Rohan Bewick5101531
Ryan Bastinac6101621
Ryan Harwood257212
Ryan Lester1462031231
Sam Mayes101121411
Stefan Martin121123542422
Tom Bell1231562311
Tom Cutler13720324
Tom Rockliff13152851211

Essendon Bombers

PlayerKHDMHOFFFATGB
Andrew McGrath9716512
Anthony McDonald-Tipungwuti1241654212
Ben Howlett691542221
Brendon Goddard1110218231
Brent Stanton116175112
Cale Hooker93128211122
Darcy Parish125175113
David Zaharakis101020432
Dyson Heppell1582373132
James Kelly126184113
Jobe Watson161733821
Joe Daniher7613813
Kyle Langford11415713211
Mark Baguley13316912
Martin Gleeson76131121
Michael Hartley6395114
Michael Hurley155206231
Orazio Fantasia851352145
Patrick Ambrose8412413
Shaun McKernan6713322133
Travis Colyer11162771
Zach Merrett2483292151

Summary


  Q1 Q2 Q3 Q4
Brisbane
Lions
3.2 (20) 5.6 (36) 11.9 (75) 12.12 (84)
Essendon
Bombers
4.2 (26) 10.5 (65) 12.8 (80) 17.9 (111)

Goals

 

Disposals

 

 

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