WESTERN BULLDOGS 6.8 7.12 13.15 13.17 (95)
BRISBANE LIONS 2.3 2.6 7.8 10.12 (72)
GOALS: Western Bulldogs: Johnson 4, Akermanis 2, Eagleton 2, Cooney, Boyd, Hahn, Higgins, Ray. Brisbane Lions: Notting 3, Brennan 3, Brown 2, Lappin, Allan.
BEST: Western Bulldogs: Johnson, Gilbee, West, Cooney, Harris, Eagleton. Brisbane Lions: Charman, Adcock, Lappin, Notting, Brennan.
INJURIES: Brisbane Lions: McGrath (knee) replaced in selected side by Schmidt. Western Bulldogs: Cross (medial ligament), Murphy (ankle), Eagleton (cut head), Griffen (dislocated kneecap).
UMPIRES: Stevic, Chamberlain, Wenn.
CROWD: 29,873 at the Gabba.
Another disappointing loss last night, but our boys made a great effort in clawing back the margin during the last two quarters.
It was a much hyped game by the media as Aker who now plays for the Western Bulldogs faced his former team mates.