Apr
19
2008

Brisbane Lions vs Hawthorn Match Report

Tonight was our best game of the season, even though we lost! We played four genuine quarters of football and matched it with what has to be the second best team going around at the moment. Lance Franklin was just too good for us, some of his goals and Rioli’s one from the boundary were the difference really.

Daniel Bradshaw has been awesome since his return, but the form of Jonathan Brown is concern. The last three weeks he hasn’t been able to find a clear run at the football, let alone get his hands on it for much of the game. The midfield really stepped up tonight, with only a slight lapse at the start of the 4th quarter which cost us. The back line, our most under rated department had a night to forget, but it was all the talent of Franklin, nothing much could be done. Having McGrath back in the side really seemed to free up Hooper and he had some excellent touches and his pressure was A+. Anthony Corrie is fast becoming one of my favourite players. His body isn’t built for contests, but that’s okay he knows how to find space and his use of the football is usually very good. His inside 50’s and the run and penetration he gives up is something to be admired, as his pressure when the opposition have the ball.

I’m not going to get too upset about tonight’s results, it was a getable game in the end, but I can’t fault my teams performance. Next week we have an important game to make sure we can even our win-loss ledger.

Votes
5 – D Bradshaw
4 – M Rischitelli
3 – A Corrie
2 – R Hooper
1 – S Black

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  • Looking forward to seeing if you guys are up to scratch down at Skilled!

  • I’ll be happy with anything less than a 10 goal defeat :p

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