14 May 2011

football - round 8

Essendon                 3.2      6.6      10.10  15.12 (102)
Brisbane Lions        3.5      6.7      6.10    9.12 (66)

Zaharakis 4, Crameri 3, Monfries 2, Watson 2, Hille 2, Reimers 2
Brisbane Lions: McGrath 2, Bewick, Clark, Stiller, Drummond, Rich, Adcock, Rockliff.

Zaharakis, Hille, Monfries, Hooker, Myers
Brisbane Lions: Adcock, Rich, Merrett, Leuenberger, Hanley

Michael Hurley replaced in selected side by Travis Colyer, Henry Slattery replaced in selected side by Michael Hibberd
Brisbane Lions: James Polkinghorne (concussion)

Umpires: Ritchie, Stevic, Kamolins
Official crowd: 24,921 at the Gabba

It started off as a close game until half-time, which I didn't mind are both of them are my teams. Essendon are on the way up and Brisbane Lions are still to have a win this season.

Still, there were some good signs from the Lions. Josh Drummond, having returned recently following knee surgery, still kicks with pinpoint accuracy and Daniel Merrett is a great defender.

I should have travelled to Brisbane for this game as there was also an NEAFL game on between Brisbane Lions reserves and Greater Western Sydney Giants, of which I am also a member.

Match report.

David Zaharakis tackled by Sam Sheldon (photo: Chris Hyde/Getty)

Todd Banfield under pressure from Kyle Reimers (photo: Chris Hyde/Getty)

Rohan Bewick taking an awesome mark (screamer) over Dustin Fletcher (photo: Bradley Kanaris/Slattery Media)

Jobe Watson marks over Pearce Hanley (photo: Bradley Kanaris/Slattery Media)

David Hille and Joel Patfull (spoiling) contesting a mark (photo: Bradley Kanaris/Slattery Media)

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