08 July 2007

football - round 14

BRISBANE LIONS 2.1 5.7 10.9 13.13 (91)
3.5 6.8 8.10 9.10 (64)

Brisbane Lions:
Brown 4, Brennan 4, Copeland 3, Black, Notting.
West Coast: Le Cras 4, Kerr, Embley, Cox, Hurn, Seaby.
Brisbane Lions:
Lappin, Drummond, Brennan, Copeland, Notting.
West Coast:
Judd, Kerr, Cox, LeCras, Glass.
UMPIRES Farmer, Allen, Meredith.
CROWD 40,763 at Subiaco Oval, Perth

My team won! What an upset over last year's premiers. And I missed watching it all.

It was also Heritage Round, so my team wore the last Fitzroy jumper worn before the merger between the Fitzroy Lions and the Brisbane Bears.

Bushy after a goal


Roe spoiling



Luke and Blaky tackling Priddis


Added 22 December. From my friend Andrew who has made a highlights video of the game.
Easily the biggest upset of the 2007 AFL Premiership Eagles. The Brisbane Lions, coming off a 7 match streak without a win faced the toughest assignment in the competition in travelling to Perth to take on the righing premiers at Subiaco Oval.

Considering that theLions, even during their premiership dynasty found the Eagles a very tough side to beat, no one gave the Lions a chance, with the bookies instilling the Eagles as unbackable favorites.

What transpired was a massive surprise, and will go down as one of the greatest matches in Brisbane Lions club history. A victory that was made even sweeter by the fact that the players wore the final strip of the Fitzroy Football Club.

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