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  • Melbourne v Brisbane Lions
  • Round 1 - 13:45 AEDT, Mar 31, 2012
  • MCG
  • 29° Afternoon cool change.
16th
13th
  • Goals 11
  • Behinds 12
  • Total 78

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  • Goals 17
  • Behinds 17
  • Total 119

We were 'pulverised': Neeld

A scathing Mark Neeld says Demons were 'non competitive'

Match Videos

Melbourne

  • Q1
    3.3
    (21)
  • Q2
    7.4
    (46)
  • Q3
    8.8
    (56)
  • Q4
    11.12
    (78)
  • Q1
    1.4
    (10)
  • Q2
    7.8
    (50)
  • Q3
    13.13
    (91)
  • Q4
    17.17
    (119)

Brisbane Lions

Stats

  • 300
  • 200
  • 100
  • 24
  • 34
  • 12
  • 22
  • 48
  • 5
  • 152
  • 66
  • 38
  • 0
  • Disposals
  • Kicks
  • Handballs
  • Free Kicks
  • Clearances
  • Centre
  • Stoppages
  • Inside 50
  • Marks in 50
  • Contested Possessions
  • Tackles
  • Hit-Outs
  • Interchanges
  • 387
  • 228
  • 159
  • 19
  • 46
  • 12
  • 34
  • 56
  • 15
  • 150
  • 76
  • 42
  • 0

Match  Feed

  • Q4 31:30

    A dirty day for the Demons comes to an end with the Lions far too good, winning by 41 points set up by an outstanding third quarter where they kicked six goals to one.

  • Q4 28:40

    GOAL LIONSMelbourne turn it over deep in defence with Sheldon sticking his boot at it to kick the goal.

  • Q4 26:00

    GOAL DEMONSClark pushes out Maguire with the ball landing in his lap. He turns around and toe pokes the ball through for a goal.

  • Q4 24:00

    Magner appears to have injured his ankle.

  • Q4 22:40

    GOAL LIONSBartram slings Banfield in the tackle and the umpire penalises him for the sling. Banfield kicks the goal from out near the boundary. Lions by 42 points.

  • Q4 21:30

    Melbourne's leading possession getter is James Magner with 22 possessions in his first game.

  • Q4 19:00

    GOAL DEMONSDavey sees an open goal in front of him and he bounces the kick through for his first.

  • Q4 16:55

    BEHIND DEMONSWatts who has had a good game, takes a shot at goal, but misses.

  • Q4 16:20

    BEHIND LIONSMcGrath takes a three bounces and is tackled. He releases the ball to Rockliff who kicks his fifth behind.

  • Q4 14:00

    BEHIND LIONSRich kicks a long behind from outside 50.

  • Q4 12:50

    GOAL DEMONSClark marks it on the boundary and bends it back to perfection to kick his first goal against his former side.

  • Q4 11:00

    BEHIND DEMONSDavey kicks in hope but the Demons' cause appears to be hopeless this afternoon with the ball bouncing the wrong way.

  • Q4 09:50

    GOAL LIONSMerrett marks it down low and hugs the ball until the mark is paid. He goes back and kicks the goal. Lions lead by 48 points.

  • Q4 06:20

    The home fans are extremely displeased with what they are seeing today. If they put out performances like this, it could be a long season.

  • Q4 03:30

    Sheldon comes on for Bewick as sub for the Lions.

  • Q4 02:30

    Melbourne have made their substitution with Blease making way for Bate.

  • Q4 01:40

    GOAL LIONSA brilliant pass by Rich sees Banfield run in and kick another goal. That could be that for the Demons with the Lions leading by 41 points.

  • Q4 00:01

    The final quarter is underway.

  • Q3 33:00

    At three quarter time the dominant Lions lead by 35 points.

  • Q3 32:00

    Melbourne have been disappointing in this third quarter. They will need a miracle to recover from this.

  • Q3 31:00

    GOAL LIONSDavey and Green fumble the ball but it comes back to Green who kicks the easiest of goals.

  • Q3 30:00

    BEHIND DEMONSJamar tries to create an opportunity out of nothing, but it's only a behind.

  • Q3 29:10

    GOAL LIONSHanley is an emerging star! He receives the Leuenberger handball, breaks the tackle, sells the dummy and kicks a brilliant goal.

  • Q3 26:50

    BEHIND LIONSRedden marks, plays on but doesn't finish well. He had players inside too.

  • Q3 24:50

    GOAL LIONSPolkinghorne is taken out of the contest and paid the free kick. From 35 metres out Polkinghorne kicks his third and the Lions are smashing them! They lead by 35 points.

  • Q3 23:30

    GOAL LIONSThe Lions take advantage of some excellent defensive pressure with Banfield checking to see if it's his birthday. Being gifted the ball he finishes off the good work.

  • Q3 21:00

    BEHIND DEMONSJones tries to lift the Demons, but it bounces the wrong way for a behind.

  • Q3 19:30

    GOAL LIONSA good running goal by the Lions with Black drawing the opponent then handballing to McGrath who gets around a player and kicks a regulation goal.

  • Q3 16:10

    BEHIND DEMONSBlease with some great work through half forward. He keeps running and kicks, but it's across the face for a behind.

  • Q3 15:30

    BEHIND LIONSThe Lions come again as Merrett waits for it out the back. It comes to him and he runs into an open goal to miss a sitter!

  • Q3 14:10

    BEHIND LIONSRockliff is the man in front of the marking contest and it falls in his lap. He leans back on the kick and misses to the right.

  • Q3 10:10

    BEHIND DEMONSBlease snaps around his body but misses to the right.

  • Q3 09:30

    Melbourne needs someone to stand up and make a difference.

  • Q3 08:20

    GOAL LIONSLeuenberger wins the ruck contest where Polkinghorne sharks it and snaps it through for a goal. Lions by 18.

  • Q3 06:45

    The Lions have started well and they lead by 12 points.

  • Q3 06:00

    BEHIND LIONSRockliff is really providing match up headaches for the Demons' brains trust. He takes another mark but lets them off the hook by hitting the post.

  • Q3 04:20

    BEHIND LIONSRedden kicks long to Polkinghorne rushing back who takes the mark. His kicking lets him down on this occasion.

  • Q3 02:30

    GOAL LIONSRockliff marks out the back and kicks his third goal. Lions lead by 10 points.

  • Q3 00:01

    The third quarter is underway.

  • Q2 32:30

    The siren sounds for halftime with the Lions leading an arm wrestle by 4 points.

  • Q2 30:00

    GOAL LIONSMerrett presents deep in the pocket to take the mark. The big man who is more used to being at the other end of the ground looks like a natural goal kicker as he slots it through.

  • Q2 27:20

    BEHIND LIONSRockliff attempts to put the Lions back in front, but his shot misses to the left.

  • Q2 25:30

    GOAL DEMONSTrengove puts in for the tackle and the free kick is paid. He takes the responsibility and kicks a very good goal.

  • Q2 23:30

    GOAL LIONSBlack kicks to Hanley 60 metres out. He looks confident he will make the distance and goes for it. WHAT A KICK! Makes the distance plus change!

  • Q2 19:50

    GOAL DEMONSHowe marks on the lead 45 metres out. He is confident with the ball in his hands and no wonder why. He made that look easy!

  • Q2 17:40

    GOAL DEMONSThis is one for the Demon faithful. Watts, who has had 8 possessions, takes the ball, keeps running. He opens the angle and kicks the goal.

  • Q2 16:00

    BEHIND LIONSDemons are in a little bit of bother here as Banfield takes the mark. From 30 metres out he misses what he should have kicked.

  • Q2 13:55

    GOAL LIONSRockliff is a very good reader of the play. He runs hard to create the option in the square, nudges out his opponent and marks. He makes light work of the goal. Lions ahead by 8 points.

  • Q2 11:50

    GOAL LIONSAdcock runs into space and marks 35 metres out. He sucks in a few breaths, runs in and kicks the goal.

  • Q2 09:20

    BEHIND DEMONSTrengove marks it 40 metres out on a 45 degree angle, but he pulls the kick to the right.

  • Q2 07:50

    GOAL DEMONSHowe marks is bang on the boundary. He stands up Geelong style. Steps out and kicks the goal. Melbourne leads by 3 points.

  • Q2 06:30

    GOAL LIONSThe long kick goes deep inside 50. Polkinghorne runs to it but it sits up and he is tackled. He places the ball on the ground and kicks it for a goal.

  • Q2 04:30

    BEHIND LIONSMcGrath tries one from the boundary, it comes back but not far enough.

  • Q2 03:40

    GOAL LIONSLeuenberger takes a good strong mark only 20 metres out. He goes back and kicks his first.

  • Q2 00:01

    The second quarter is underway.

  • Q1 29:30

    The siren sounds for quarter time with Melbourne's double goal the only real feature of the first quarter. The Demons lead by 11 points.

  • Q1 27:30

    There is plenty of feeling in this match with the crowd also getting involved.

  • Q1 24:40

    BEHIND LIONSRockliff does well to present inside 50 and mark, but his shot at goal isn't as good.

  • Q1 21:30

    GOAL DEMONSMartin uses strength to take the mark. From 25 metres out he pleases the crowd with his straight kicking.

  • Q1 21:00

    BEHIND DEMONSHowe creates an opportunity out of nothing, but misses to the left.

  • Q1 20:10

    BEHIND DEMONSClark tries to do it all himself from the boundary, but it bounces the wrong way.

  • Q1 19:10

    GOAL DEMONSMagner is dumped after celebrating and is paid another free kick. That's two goals for the price of one! He must have cashed in his coupon.

  • Q1 17:30

    GOAL DEMONSMagner wins the free kick for holding the ball. From the boundary he guides it through and lets the crowd know his name!

  • Q1 12:20

    The home crowd are full of voice in support of the Demons.

  • Q1 09:55

    GOAL LIONSPolkinghorne kicks to Rockliff who does well to mark it in between two defenders. His kick from 35 metres out splits the middle.

  • Q1 06:00

    BEHIND DEMONSBlease is paid the free for a push but he struggles with the distance and even moreso with the accuracy as it sneaks in for a behind.

  • Q1 04:50

    It has been a scrappy start to the match with the wind making polished disposal difficult.

  • Q1 01:50

    BEHIND LIONSTwo rushed behinds in quick succession for the Lions with the Melbourne defence feeling the pressure early.

  • Q1 01:20

    BEHIND LIONSLester breaks through the centre but his long shot at goal misses to the left.

  • Q1 00:01

    We are off and underway at the MCG. Hudson takes the bounce for the Lions in his debut for his third club.

  • Q1 00:00

    A windy MCG is host to this afternoon's first round match between Melbourne and Brisbane. Welcome to the MCG as we kick off Saturday football AFL style.

Melbourne

Player K H D M HO FF FA T G B AF
1 James Magner 14 10 24 4 0 4 0 4 2 0 106
2 Jack Trengove 11 6 17 6 0 3 0 8 1 1 105
3 Mark Jamar 6 6 12 3 27 2 1 4 0 1 82
4 Nathan Jones 13 7 20 4 0 0 0 4 0 1 82
5 Jack Watts 12 6 18 5 0 0 1 3 1 0 78
6 Jordie McKenzie 12 4 16 1 0 4 1 6 0 0 72
7 Stefan Martin 6 3 9 5 11 1 1 4 1 0 70
8 Jack Grimes 11 4 15 3 0 0 0 4 0 0 66
9 Joel MacDonald 13 6 19 3 0 1 1 2 0 0 66
10 James Frawley 13 4 17 4 0 1 1 2 0 0 65
11 Brad Green 11 3 14 5 0 0 0 1 1 0 64
12 Mitch Clark 9 1 10 4 0 1 1 2 2 1 60
13 Jeremy Howe 8 2 10 5 0 1 4 2 2 1 53
14 Rohan Bail 5 7 12 0 0 2 1 6 0 0 52
15 Aaron Davey 6 5 11 0 0 2 2 5 1 1 51
16 Colin Garland 12 0 12 3 0 1 1 2 0 0 51
17 Clint Bartram 8 7 15 3 0 0 1 1 0 0 48
18 Josh Tynan 11 3 14 2 0 0 1 1 0 0 46
19 Brent Moloney 7 6 13 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 41
20 Jared Rivers 3 4 7 2 0 0 1 3 0 0 32
21 Matthew Bate 6 4 10 2 0 0 1 0 0 1 30
22 Sam Blease 3 2 5 1 0 1 0 0 0 3 20

Brisbane Lions

Player K H D M HO FF FA T G B AF
1 Tom Rockliff 16 7 23 10 0 1 2 5 3 5 130
2 Simon Black 17 13 30 3 0 2 0 10 0 0 128
3 Jed Adcock 18 11 29 9 0 3 1 4 1 0 125
4 Pearce Hanley 17 6 23 9 0 0 2 6 2 0 120
5 James Polkinghorne 11 5 16 4 0 1 2 7 3 1 97
6 Cheynee Stiller 11 8 19 10 0 0 0 4 0 0 95
7 Daniel Merrett 11 5 16 5 0 2 2 4 2 1 83
8 Claye Beams 12 13 25 1 0 0 1 5 0 0 82
9 Jack Redden 7 11 18 4 0 1 1 7 0 1 82
10 Mitch Golby 12 8 20 8 0 0 1 1 0 0 77
11 Matt Maguire 11 3 14 9 0 1 0 2 0 0 75
12 Ben Hudson 5 12 17 1 19 1 1 3 0 0 71
13 Niall McKeever 13 5 18 7 0 1 1 0 0 0 68
14 Daniel Rich 13 11 24 1 0 1 3 2 0 1 65
15 Matthew Leuenberger 3 6 9 2 22 0 1 3 1 0 64
16 Jared Polec 8 10 18 6 1 0 0 0 0 0 63
17 Todd Banfield 8 2 10 2 0 1 0 2 3 1 62
18 Joel Patfull 6 10 16 4 0 3 1 2 0 0 58
19 Ryan Lester 11 3 14 3 0 0 1 2 0 2 55
20 Ashley McGrath 9 3 12 3 0 0 3 3 1 1 52
21 Rohan Bewick 5 6 11 5 0 0 1 2 0 0 47
22 Sam Sheldon 4 1 5 1 0 1 0 2 1 1 33

Melbourne

Player No. K H D CP UP DE% CLG M CM M50 HO CLR CC ST R50 FF FA T 1PC Bo i50 G B GA G% TG% AF
1 James Magner 49 14 10 24 10 12 70 4 4 0 0 0 4 2 2 2 4 0 4 3 0 3 2 0 0 100 62 106
2 Jack Trengove 9 11 6 17 9 8 47 1 6 2 1 0 3 1 2 3 3 0 8 0 0 2 1 1 1 50 80 105
3 Mark Jamar 40 6 6 12 9 3 66 2 3 2 0 27 1 0 1 0 2 1 4 3 0 1 0 1 1 0 79 82
4 Nathan Jones 2 13 7 20 9 11 60 4 4 1 0 0 4 1 3 0 0 0 4 0 2 3 0 1 0 0 79 82
5 Jack Watts 4 12 6 18 4 13 83 1 5 0 0 0 2 1 1 3 0 1 3 0 1 0 1 0 0 100 86 78
6 Jordie McKenzie 13 12 4 16 10 6 75 1 1 0 0 0 2 1 1 3 4 1 6 0 0 4 0 0 0 0 71 72
7 Stefan Martin 34 6 3 9 5 2 88 1 5 3 1 11 1 1 0 0 1 1 4 2 0 4 1 0 0 100 77 70
8 Jack Grimes 16 11 4 15 5 6 86 1 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 0 0 4 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 90 66
9 Joel MacDonald 28 13 6 19 9 9 78 3 3 1 0 0 2 0 2 3 1 1 2 3 1 4 0 0 1 0 96 66
10 James Frawley 8 13 4 17 6 6 76 3 4 1 0 0 0 0 0 6 1 1 2 6 1 2 0 0 0 0 100 65
11 Brad Green 18 11 3 14 7 6 78 0 5 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 2 0 6 1 0 0 100 94 64
12 Mitch Clark 11 9 1 10 6 4 60 3 4 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 2 3 2 2 2 1 0 66 94 60
13 Jeremy Howe 38 8 2 10 4 6 60 5 5 1 2 0 1 0 1 1 1 4 2 1 0 0 2 1 0 66 95 53
14 Rohan Bail 44 5 7 12 9 4 75 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 2 1 6 1 0 2 0 0 1 0 86 52
15 Aaron Davey 36 6 5 11 8 3 72 3 0 0 0 0 2 1 1 0 2 2 5 0 0 1 1 1 1 50 80 51
16 Colin Garland 20 12 0 12 6 7 75 1 3 0 0 0 1 0 1 1 1 1 2 3 0 3 0 0 0 0 94 51
17 Clint Bartram 3 8 7 15 4 11 73 2 3 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 1 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 96 48
18 Josh Tynan 46 11 3 14 8 7 35 3 2 0 0 0 4 2 2 2 0 1 1 2 0 3 0 0 0 0 77 46
19 Brent Moloney 22 7 6 13 9 4 46 0 0 0 0 0 5 1 4 1 0 0 2 4 0 3 0 0 0 0 82 41
20 Jared Rivers 27 3 4 7 7 1 57 2 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 1 3 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 100 32
21 Matthew Bate 6 6 4 10 5 5 50 3 2 0 0 0 2 1 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 2 0 1 0 0 22 30
22 Sam Blease 17 3 2 5 3 2 20 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 1 1 0 3 0 0 60 20

Brisbane Lions

Player No. K H D CP UP DE% CLG M CM M50 HO CLR CC ST R50 FF FA T 1PC Bo i50 G B GA G% TG% AF
1 Tom Rockliff 38 16 7 23 12 12 65 3 10 6 6 0 2 0 2 0 1 2 5 4 0 3 3 5 1 37 86 130
2 Simon Black 20 17 13 30 13 18 80 1 3 0 0 0 9 1 8 4 2 0 10 2 2 4 0 0 2 0 75 128
3 Jed Adcock 7 18 11 29 7 22 82 2 9 0 1 0 0 0 0 2 3 1 4 6 0 9 1 0 1 100 86 125
4 Pearce Hanley 11 17 6 23 4 17 87 4 9 1 1 0 2 0 2 1 0 2 6 2 1 2 2 0 0 100 86 120
5 James Polkinghorne 31 11 5 16 10 7 81 3 4 0 1 0 6 1 5 1 1 2 7 1 0 2 3 1 1 75 79 97
6 Cheynee Stiller 32 11 8 19 4 15 84 1 10 1 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 4 3 0 1 0 0 0 0 85 95
7 Daniel Merrett 21 11 5 16 7 9 62 4 5 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 2 2 4 5 0 4 2 1 0 40 99 83
8 Claye Beams 17 12 13 25 9 16 64 4 1 0 0 0 5 2 3 2 0 1 5 2 0 5 0 0 0 0 77 82
9 Jack Redden 30 7 11 18 7 11 72 3 4 0 1 0 5 1 4 1 1 1 7 1 0 3 0 1 0 0 84 82
10 Mitch Golby 41 12 8 20 6 15 70 2 8 0 0 0 1 1 0 5 0 1 1 6 1 0 0 0 0 0 89 77
11 Matt Maguire 36 11 3 14 2 12 78 0 9 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 1 0 2 11 0 1 0 0 0 0 97 75
12 Ben Hudson 22 5 12 17 15 2 52 2 1 1 0 19 5 2 3 1 1 1 3 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 81 71
13 Niall McKeever 40 13 5 18 6 11 77 2 7 2 0 0 0 0 0 3 1 1 0 9 0 0 0 0 0 0 96 68
14 Daniel Rich 10 13 11 24 9 17 75 4 1 0 0 0 3 2 1 2 1 3 2 1 0 4 0 1 1 0 79 65
15 Matthew Leuenberger 23 3 6 9 6 4 100 1 2 2 1 22 2 1 1 2 0 1 3 2 0 1 1 0 3 100 85 64
16 Jared Polec 4 8 10 18 6 13 88 1 6 1 0 1 2 0 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 82 63
17 Todd Banfield 18 8 2 10 5 6 70 1 2 0 1 0 1 0 1 0 1 0 2 3 0 3 3 1 0 75 80 62
18 Joel Patfull 24 6 10 16 11 7 75 1 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 3 1 2 13 0 0 0 0 0 0 98 58
19 Ryan Lester 35 11 3 14 3 7 78 1 3 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 1 2 1 0 4 0 2 0 0 79 55
20 Ashley McGrath 9 9 3 12 2 10 75 4 3 0 0 0 1 1 0 1 0 3 3 0 2 6 1 1 0 50 93 52
21 Rohan Bewick 43 5 6 11 4 7 72 2 5 1 0 0 1 0 1 1 0 1 2 1 1 3 0 0 1 0 58 47
22 Sam Sheldon 3 4 1 5 2 2 20 2 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 2 0 0 0 1 1 0 50 24 33

Team Lineups

Melbourne

B

  • Joel Macdonald,
  • James Frawley,
  • Clint Bartram

HB

  • Josh Tynan,
  • Jared Rivers,
  • Colin Garland

C

  • Jack Watts,
  • Jack Grimes,
  • Nathan Jones

HF

  • Rohan Bail,
  • Brad Green,
  • Jeremy Howe

F

  • Aaron Davey,
  • Mitch Clark,
  • Stefan Martin

Fol

  • Mark Jamar,
  • Brent Moloney,
  • Jack Trengove

I/C

  • Jordie McKenzie,
  • Sam Blease,
  • James Magner

Sub

  • Matthew Bate

No Late Change

In

  • No Change

Brisbane Lions

B

  • Niall McKeever,
  • Daniel Merrett,
  • Ashley McGrath

HB

  • Mitch Golby,
  • Matt Maguire,
  • Daniel Rich

C

  • Rohan Bewick,
  • Jed Adcock,
  • Pearce Hanley

HF

  • Jared Polec,
  • Joel Patfull,
  • Claye Beams

F

  • James Polkinghorne,
  • Matthew Leuenberger,
  • Ryan Lester

Fol

  • Ben Hudson,
  • Tom Rockliff,
  • Jack Redden

I/C

  • Todd Banfield,
  • Simon Black,
  • Cheynee Stiller

Sub

  • Sam Sheldon

No Late Change

In

  • No Change

Last updated: 3:18pm Wednesday, October 10, 2012