Home TeamAway Team
Adelaide57.29.412.678Port Adelaide3.
Sydney2.66.810.1114.1498GWS Giants5.35.58.510.969
St Kilda4.28.612.815.13103North Melbourne3.24.27.410.565
West Coast1.14.28.511.571Essendon2.57.610.811.1177
Western Bulldogs5.16.38.714.791Hawthorn4.27.59.914.1498
Brisbane Lions5.58.88.1710.1979Gold Coast2.

Highlights of the Brisbane Lions’ Win Over the Gold Coast Suns:

  • Historic Win:
    • Chris Fagan described it as “the most amazing and courageous win” he has seen in his career.
    • The Lions beat the Suns 10.19 (79) to 6.9 (45) despite severe injury setbacks.
  • Injury Carnage:
    • Lincoln McCarthy and Darcy Gardiner likely suffered ACL tears, leaving the team with just two men on the bench for almost three quarters.
    • Brandon Starcevich (calf) was injured during the warm-up.
    • Noah Answerth (concussion) was also an early loss.
  • Teen Debut Hero:
    • Teenager Logan Morris made his debut on 10 minutes’ notice after playing a full VFL game earlier that day.
    • He managed to snag a goal but missed a few other set shots.
  • First Home Win:
    • This was the Lions’ first home win of the season, improving their record to 3-5.
  • Star Performers:
    • Dayne Zorko dominated from half-back with a career-high 39 disposals, earning his first Marcus Ashcroft Medal.
    • Lachie Neale chipped in with 34 disposals.
    • Oscar McInerney returned from concussion to control Suns ruckman Jarrod Witts.
    • Hugh McCluggage delivered 31 touches in a damaging performance.
  • Gold Coast Struggles:
    • Matt Rowell was held to just 16 disposals and two clearances by Josh Dunkley.
    • Ben King kicked three goals but the Suns lacked forward thrust.
  • First-Half Clinic:
    • The Lions led by 40 points at halftime despite missing 11 consecutive shots at goal.
  • Suns Coach’s Reaction:
    • Damien Hardwick admitted the Suns “got jumped” and couldn’t handle the Lions’ early heat.
  • League Standings:
    • The win moves the Lions to 13th, level on points with the Bulldogs, Crows, and Saints.
    • The Suns sit in 10th place, just half a game behind Collingwood.
  • Upcoming Fixtures:
    • The Lions face a crucial trip to Adelaide next week.
    • The Suns host North Melbourne and will look to bounce back.
  • Other Matches:
    • Fremantle beat Richmond by 54 points at the MCG.
    • Western Bulldogs suffered a surprise loss to Hawthorn at Docklands.
  • Tom Liberatore Injury:
    • Luke Beveridge voiced concern over Tom Liberatore’s head injury, noting his previous unexplained collapse.