North Melbourne 4.7 8.10 12.15 17.20 (122)
Brisbane Lions 4.0 8.5 10.6 11.11 (77)
North Melbourne: Pedersen 3, Petrie 3, Harper 2, Edwards 2, Wells 2, Bastinac 2, Goldstein 2, Warren
Brisbane Lions: Cornelius 2, Karnezis 2, Clark, Polkinghorne, Black, Power, Rockliff, Hawksley, Banfield
North Melbourne: Bastinac, Harvey, Ziebell, Swallow, Petrie , Adams, Edwards, Goldstein, McMahon
Brisbane Lions: Black, Rockliff, Redden, Raines, Leuenberger, Adcock
Reports: Michael Firrito (North Melbourne) reported for striking Simon Black (Brisbane Lions) in the second quarter.
Umpires: Dalgleish, Chamberlain, Pannell
Official Crowd: 20,809 at Etihad Stadium
It was a promising start for the Brisbane Lions and there was a slight chance until the third and fourth quarters. In the end, the Lions couldn't deliver. Match report by Jennifer Witham.
James Polkinghorne (photo: Andrew White/Slattery Media)
Jack Redden flies for a mark (photo: Mark Dadswell/Getty)
Brent Staker (photo: Andrew White/Slattery Media)
Simon White (photo: Sean Garnsworthy/Slattery Media)
A contested (pack) mark (photo: Robert Prezioso/Getty)