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  • Geelong Cats v Brisbane Lions
  • Round 23 - 14:10 AEST, Aug 31, 2013
  • GMHBA Stadium
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  • Goals 15
  • Behinds 22
  • Total 112

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  • Goals 17
  • Behinds 9
  • Total 111

Highlights: Geelong v Brisbane Lions

The Cats and Lions clash in round 23

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Geelong Cats

  • Q1
    5.5
    (35)
  • Q2
    7.11
    (53)
  • Q3
    12.20
    (92)
  • Q4
    15.22
    (112)
  • Q1
    3.3
    (21)
  • Q2
    9.5
    (59)
  • Q3
    11.6
    (72)
  • Q4
    17.9
    (111)

Brisbane Lions

Stats

  • 378
  • 197
  • 181
  • 21
  • 46
  • 18
  • 28
  • 61
  • 10
  • 155
  • 53
  • 46
  • 0
  • Disposals
  • Kicks
  • Handballs
  • Free Kicks
  • Clearances
  • Centre
  • Stoppages
  • Inside 50
  • Marks in 50
  • Contested Possessions
  • Tackles
  • Hit-Outs
  • Interchanges
  • 361
  • 186
  • 175
  • 20
  • 39
  • 10
  • 29
  • 44
  • 13
  • 119
  • 70
  • 43
  • 0

Match  Feed

  • Q4 30:14

    The siren has sounded to end Q4.

  • Q4 29:59

    BEHINDLions (Rushed)

  • Q4 27:45

    GOALLions (Jordan Lisle)

  • Q4 25:50

    GOALCats (Joel Selwood)

  • Q4 23:48

    GOALLions (Jordan Lisle)

  • Q4 19:52

    Cats InterchangeMark Blicavs off due to an injury.

  • Q4 18:26

    BEHINDLions (Jordan Lisle)

  • Q4 17:47

    BEHINDCats (Rushed)

  • Q4 15:49

    GOALLions (Josh Green)

  • Q4 15:05

    BEHINDCats (Rushed)

  • Q4 13:44

    GOALCats (Paul Chapman)

  • Q4 11:44

    BEHINDLions (Brent Staker)

  • Q4 09:48

    GOALLions (Mitch Golby)

  • Q4 06:53

    GOALLions (Josh Green)

  • Q4 05:26

    GOALLions (Ashley McGrath)

  • Q4 01:38

    GOALCats (Josh Caddy)

  • Q4 00:00

    Q4 is now underway.

  • Q3 30:23

    The siren has sounded to end Q3.

  • Q3 28:52

    GOALCats (Mitch Duncan)

  • Q3 28:05

    BEHINDCats (Mitch Duncan)

  • Q3 26:53

    BEHINDCats (Rushed)

  • Q3 25:39

    GOALCats (Allen Christensen)

  • Q3 24:30

    GOALCats (Travis Varcoe)

  • Q3 23:28

    BEHINDCats (Mathew Stokes)

  • Q3 22:08

    GOALLions (Ashley McGrath)

  • Q3 20:12

    GOALCats (Harry Taylor)

  • Q3 17:43

    BEHINDLions (Ashley McGrath)

  • Q3 13:43

    BEHINDCats (Josh Caddy)

  • Q3 13:07

    BEHINDCats (Paul Chapman)

  • Q3 11:59

    BEHINDCats (James Kelly)

  • Q3 07:58

    GOALCats (Jimmy Bartel)

  • Q3 06:17

    BEHINDCats (Steve Johnson)

  • Q3 05:28

    Lions InterchangePearce Hanley off due to an injury.

  • Q3 04:02

    GOALLions (Ashley McGrath)

  • Q3 03:26

    BEHINDCats (Joel Selwood)

  • Q3 01:57

    BEHINDCats (Harry Taylor)

  • Q3 00:00

    Q3 is now underway.

  • Q2 31:31

    The siren has sounded to end Q2.

  • Q2 31:09

    BEHINDCats (Josh Caddy)

  • Q2 29:32

    GOALLions (Rohan Bewick)

  • Q2 27:10

    GOALCats (Tom Hawkins)

  • Q2 26:23

    BEHINDLions (Dayne Zorko)

  • Q2 24:46

    GOALLions (Dayne Zorko)

  • Q2 22:53

    BEHINDCats (Rushed)

  • Q2 21:48

    GOALLions (Ashley McGrath)

  • Q2 19:31

    BEHINDCats (Steve Johnson)

  • Q2 15:24

    GOALLions (Ryan Lester)

  • Q2 13:37

    BEHINDCats (Harry Taylor)

  • Q2 08:42

    BEHINDCats (Travis Varcoe)

  • Q2 06:50

    GOALLions (Jordan Lisle)

  • Q2 05:28

    BEHINDLions (Jack Redden)

  • Q2 02:28

    GOALLions (Ryan Lester)

  • Q2 01:23

    GOALCats (James Kelly)

  • Q2 00:28

    BEHINDCats (Josh Caddy)

  • Q2 00:00

    Q2 is now underway.

  • Q1 32:30

    The siren has sounded to end Q1.

  • Q1 31:44

    BEHINDLions (Dayne Zorko)

  • Q1 30:32

    BEHINDCats (Tom Hawkins)

  • Q1 28:52

    GOALCats (Josh Caddy)

  • Q1 26:27

    GOALLions (Ashley McGrath)

  • Q1 23:41

    BEHINDCats (Jared Rivers)

  • Q1 20:48

    GOALCats (Steve Johnson)

  • Q1 18:23

    Lions InterchangeDaniel Rich off due to an injury.

  • Q1 17:14

    BEHINDLions (Andrew Raines)

  • Q1 16:10

    GOALLions (Dayne Zorko)

  • Q1 15:05

    BEHINDLions (Pearce Hanley)

  • Q1 13:04

    GOALCats (Travis Varcoe)

  • Q1 11:39

    GOALCats (James Podsiadly)

  • Q1 08:05

    GOALCats (Paul Chapman)

  • Q1 07:03

    BEHINDCats (Steve Johnson)

  • Q1 05:57

    BEHINDCats (Corey Enright)

  • Q1 04:08

    BEHINDCats (Joel Selwood)

  • Q1 03:10

    GOALLions (Ashley McGrath)

  • Q1 00:00

    Q1 is now underway.

  • Q0 00:00

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  • Q0 00:00

    Outs for Lions: D.Merrett (Omitted), S.Docherty (Omitted), M.Paparone (Omitted)

  • Q0 00:00

    Ins for Lions: S.Michael, J.Lisle, B.Moloney

  • Q0 00:00

    Outs for Cats: N.Vardy (Omitted), C.Guthrie (Omitted)

  • Q0 00:00

    Ins for Cats: T.Hunt, T.West

  • Q0 00:00

    Welcome to Simonds Stadium for the Geelong Cats v Brisbane Lions Round 23 clash.

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Brave Lions fall short against classy Cats

Niall Seewang, with AAP  August 31, 2013 5:05 PM

Highlights: Geelong v Brisbane Lions The Cats and Lions clash in round 23
Allen Christensen tries to slip through a Jack Redden tackle on Saturday

Allen Christensen tries to slip through a Jack Redden tackle on Saturday

GEELONG has extinguished the Brisbane Lions' finals hopes, and secured second spot on the ladder, after a thrilling one-point win at Simonds Stadium on Saturday. 

The Lions needed to win to jump into eighth spot on the ladder and took it right up to the home team for the entire contest before Geelong held on grimly.

The final score was 15.22 (112) to 17.9 (111).


This was a match that literally went down to the final seconds.

Late in the final term, key forward Jordan Lisle kicked a goal to reduce the margin to two points with three minutes to go, and the Lions' season was still alive.

Joel Selwood then produced a classy banana goal before Lisle again stood up, taking a strong contested mark and converting to make the margin two points again.

In a hectic final minute, Ryan Lester had a chance to win the game for the Lions, but his snap shot was rushed over the line with two seconds to go.

Ash McGrath - who kicked an after-the-siren goal to beat the Cats in round 13 - booted six goals as the visitors threatened to cause a boilover.

However, they fell agonisingly short.


"We're not too disappointed. We're certainly not ecstatic ... we'd like to play better," he said.

β€œIt would be fantastic to have played brilliantly, but we've had a pretty good couple of weeks prior to this, and as you can see with some of the teams' preparation going into this round, there are some teams in the comp that have bigger fish to fry."

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The only way the Lions could have remained in finals contention was if they had become just the second team in nearly six years to beat the Cats at their home ground.

The visitors led by as much as 10 points during the third term, but Geelong was able to steady with the last three goals of the quarter - including two similar crowd-pleasing snaps from Travis Varcoe and Allen Christensen.

The Cats extended that advantage to 26 points early in the final term, only for the visitors to come home much the stronger.

McGrath was the dominant forward on the ground, while Geelong shared the load, with 12 individual goalkickers.


The Lions kicked the opening goal of the game through McGrath, the only member of Saturday's line-up who featured in any of their triple premierships teams early last decade.

Geelong did not take long to steady, kicking four of the next six majors to lead by 14 at quarter-time.

When James Kelly kicked the opening goal of the second quarter, it looked like the Cats were on the way to yet another routine victory at a ground where they had won 42 of their previous 43 matches dating back to early 2008.

But the Lions regrouped to kick seven of the next seven goals - including five in succession - to take an improbable six-point lead into the long break.

The momentum continued to swing throughout a thrilling second half.

Caretaker coach Mark Harvey said the Lions felt empty and shallow and disappointed after the loss but he commended it for performing with such intensity, given the turmoil that surrounded the club since the unexpected sacking of Michael Voss as coach. 

"No-one gave us any hope – not that that matters – I just think you have seen a group of players fight so hard for an opportunity and sit back now and be puzzled about what could have been," Harvey said. 

Having come up just short on Saturday, the Lions will now turn their attention to finding a new coach to replace Voss, who took more than a passing interest in the game against the Cats.




Geelong champ Steve Johnson breaks towards goal during the win against the Lions. Picture: AFL Media

GEELONG                       5.5     7.11   12.20   15.22   (112)                  
BRISBANE LIONS        3.3      9.5      11.6      17.9   (111)          
 
GOALS
Geelong: Varcoe 2, Caddy 2, Chapman 2, Podsiadly, Johnson, Kelly, Hawkins, Bartel, Taylor, Christensen, Duncan, Selwood
Brisbane Lions: McGrath 6, Lisle 3, Lester 2, Zorko 2, Green 2, Bewick, Golby
 
BEST 
Geelong: Bartel, Stokes, Johnson, Chapman, Taylor, Selwood
Brisbane Lions: Rockcliff, Redden, McGrath, Raines, Lisle
 
INJURIES 
Geelong: Blivacs (concussion)
Brisbane Lions: Nil
 
SUBSTITUTES
Geelong: Joel Corey replaced Steven Motlop in the third quarter
Brisbane Lions: Josh Green replaced Rohan Bewick at three-quarter time

Reports: Nil
 
Umpires: McBurney, Ryan, Kamolins (umpire Kamolins replaced at half-time due to injury)
 
Official crowd: 27,467 at Simonds Stadium

Geelong Cats

Player K H D M HO FF FA T G B AF
1 Jimmy Bartel 25 10 35 8 0 4 1 2 1 0 134
2 Mathew Stokes 17 18 35 6 0 1 2 1 0 1 105
3 Joel Selwood 10 15 25 2 1 1 1 6 1 2 97
4 Paul Chapman 13 13 26 4 0 0 1 2 2 1 95
5 Allen Christensen 11 7 18 3 0 2 0 6 1 0 88
6 James Kelly 10 11 21 1 0 0 3 8 1 1 85
7 Steve Johnson 10 13 23 2 0 1 0 3 1 3 84
8 Mitch Duncan 13 10 23 7 0 0 1 0 1 1 84
9 Andrew Mackie 12 9 21 7 0 0 1 2 0 0 80
10 Josh Caddy 11 7 18 2 0 1 2 4 2 3 79
11 Harry Taylor 8 5 13 6 0 1 0 2 1 2 69
12 Travis Varcoe 10 5 15 1 0 1 1 2 2 1 62
13 Taylor Hunt 6 8 14 1 0 1 0 6 0 0 62
14 James Podsiadly 8 5 13 7 0 0 0 0 1 0 61
15 Mark Blicavs 2 7 9 0 20 2 2 4 0 0 52
16 Corey Enright 8 8 16 4 0 1 2 0 0 1 48
17 Trent West 1 6 7 1 25 2 1 1 0 0 46
18 Joel Corey 6 5 11 4 0 0 0 1 0 0 44
19 Jared Rivers 6 7 13 3 0 1 0 0 0 1 43
20 Tom Lonergan 6 5 11 4 0 0 1 0 0 0 37
21 Tom Hawkins 3 4 7 2 0 2 1 2 1 1 37
22 Steven Motlop 1 3 4 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 16

Brisbane Lions

Player K H D M HO FF FA T G B AF
1 Tom Rockliff 15 22 37 9 0 0 0 6 0 0 140
2 Jack Redden 11 13 24 5 1 3 0 5 0 1 99
3 Jed Adcock 17 6 23 6 0 1 0 4 0 0 98
4 Mitch Golby 13 10 23 2 0 2 1 5 1 0 90
5 Dayne Zorko 5 12 17 3 0 0 2 8 2 2 88
6 Ashley McGrath 11 1 12 3 0 0 0 1 6 1 85
7 Brent Moloney 3 16 19 2 0 0 1 9 0 0 80
8 Ryan Harwood 9 8 17 5 0 1 0 5 0 0 79
9 Daniel Rich 12 11 23 3 0 0 0 2 0 0 75
10 Pearce Hanley 12 8 20 5 0 1 2 2 0 1 71
11 Ryan Lester 9 9 18 1 0 3 2 3 2 0 69
12 Jordan Lisle 6 4 10 5 0 1 0 1 3 1 65
13 Joel Patfull 10 4 14 4 0 0 1 4 0 0 63
14 Elliot Yeo 9 5 14 6 0 0 0 2 0 0 63
15 Andrew Raines 7 14 21 3 0 1 1 1 0 1 61
16 Sam Michael 4 6 10 4 11 2 0 3 0 0 61
17 Sam Mayes 9 4 13 3 0 0 1 5 0 0 61
18 Matt Maguire 9 5 14 8 0 1 2 1 0 0 60
19 Matthew Leuenberger 4 6 10 1 31 1 5 2 0 0 52
20 Brent Staker 6 4 10 3 0 1 2 1 0 1 35
21 Josh Green 4 1 5 2 0 1 0 0 2 0 33
22 Rohan Bewick 1 6 7 0 0 1 1 0 1 0 19

Geelong Cats

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 Jimmy Bartel 3 25 10 35 11 25 68 4 8 0 0 0 1 0 1 5 4 1 2 3 0 7 1 0 1 100 94 134
2 Mathew Stokes 27 17 18 35 13 22 68 4 6 0 1 0 3 2 1 0 1 2 1 0 1 7 0 1 2 0 86 105
3 Joel Selwood 14 10 15 25 14 12 72 4 2 0 0 1 7 5 2 0 1 1 6 0 0 2 1 2 0 25 85 97
4 Paul Chapman 35 13 13 26 10 14 69 4 4 1 1 0 6 2 4 2 0 1 2 1 1 5 2 1 1 66 85 95
5 Allen Christensen 28 11 7 18 9 9 72 0 3 0 1 0 4 1 3 0 2 0 6 1 0 3 1 0 1 50 81 88
6 James Kelly 9 10 11 21 12 7 47 6 1 0 0 0 4 1 3 0 0 3 8 1 0 4 1 1 1 33 79 85
7 Steve Johnson 20 10 13 23 13 10 73 2 2 1 0 0 6 3 3 2 1 0 3 0 0 2 1 3 0 20 84 84
8 Mitch Duncan 22 13 10 23 3 20 78 2 7 0 1 0 1 0 1 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 50 89 84
9 Andrew Mackie 4 12 9 21 3 17 90 2 7 1 0 0 1 0 1 2 0 1 2 3 1 2 0 0 1 0 84 80
10 Josh Caddy 23 11 7 18 11 7 72 4 2 0 0 0 4 0 4 0 1 2 4 3 0 9 2 3 0 40 87 79
11 Harry Taylor 7 8 5 13 7 6 69 1 6 4 2 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 2 3 0 2 1 2 2 33 98 69
12 Travis Varcoe 5 10 5 15 4 11 53 2 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 2 2 0 5 2 1 0 66 82 62
13 Taylor Hunt 19 6 8 14 3 9 64 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 6 1 0 4 0 0 0 0 88 62
14 James Podsiadly 31 8 5 13 3 11 76 1 7 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 2 1 0 0 100 94 61
15 Mark Blicavs 46 2 7 9 7 3 77 4 0 0 0 20 4 1 3 2 2 2 4 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 73 52
16 Corey Enright 44 8 8 16 6 12 62 3 4 0 0 0 1 1 0 4 1 2 0 0 2 2 0 1 0 0 93 48
17 Trent West 12 1 6 7 6 2 57 4 1 0 0 25 2 2 0 0 2 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 73 46
18 Joel Corey 11 6 5 11 3 7 63 1 4 0 1 0 2 0 2 0 0 0 1 1 0 2 0 0 0 0 29 44
19 Jared Rivers 25 6 7 13 7 6 76 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 1 0 0 4 0 1 0 1 0 0 90 43
20 Tom Lonergan 13 6 5 11 4 7 90 1 4 2 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 3 0 1 0 0 0 0 83 37
21 Tom Hawkins 26 3 4 7 5 3 71 2 2 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 2 1 2 0 0 0 1 1 0 50 86 37
22 Steven Motlop 32 1 3 4 1 3 100 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 59 16

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 15 22 37 9 24 78 3 9 1 0 0 6 3 3 5 0 0 6 0 0 3 0 0 3 0 84 140
2 Jack Redden 30 11 13 24 9 16 75 1 5 0 1 1 3 1 2 2 3 0 5 2 0 2 0 1 1 0 80 99
3 Jed Adcock 7 17 6 23 3 14 78 1 6 0 0 0 2 1 1 6 1 0 4 1 1 3 0 0 0 0 89 98
4 Mitch Golby 41 13 10 23 8 14 65 2 2 0 0 0 2 0 2 5 2 1 5 1 1 3 1 0 0 100 91 90
5 Dayne Zorko 15 5 12 17 9 7 64 2 3 1 3 0 1 0 1 0 0 2 8 1 0 2 2 2 0 50 89 88
6 Ashley McGrath 9 11 1 12 5 7 83 0 3 0 2 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 1 1 0 2 6 1 1 85 79 85
7 Brent Moloney 3 3 16 19 11 7 73 2 2 0 0 0 5 1 4 0 0 1 9 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 74 80
8 Ryan Harwood 2 9 8 17 5 12 88 1 5 0 0 0 1 0 1 1 1 0 5 2 0 1 0 0 0 0 81 79
9 Daniel Rich 10 12 11 23 5 15 78 1 3 0 0 0 5 2 3 3 0 0 2 1 0 6 0 0 2 0 83 75
10 Pearce Hanley 11 12 8 20 5 15 75 3 5 0 0 0 1 0 1 4 1 2 2 0 1 4 0 1 3 0 87 71
11 Ryan Lester 35 9 9 18 7 12 66 3 1 0 0 0 3 1 2 2 3 2 3 0 1 2 2 0 0 66 81 69
12 Jordan Lisle 19 6 4 10 9 3 70 1 5 4 4 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 3 0 2 3 1 1 60 94 65
13 Joel Patfull 24 10 4 14 5 8 78 1 4 0 0 0 1 0 1 3 0 1 4 8 0 0 0 0 0 0 93 63
14 Elliot Yeo 26 9 5 14 1 10 85 1 6 1 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 2 3 0 2 0 0 0 0 95 63
15 Andrew Raines 29 7 14 21 3 17 71 1 3 0 0 0 3 1 2 0 1 1 1 1 2 2 0 1 0 0 74 61
16 Sam Michael 46 4 6 10 5 5 70 1 4 1 0 11 1 0 1 1 2 0 3 2 0 1 0 0 0 0 87 61
17 Sam Mayes 32 9 4 13 2 11 69 2 3 1 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 1 5 0 1 3 0 0 1 0 82 61
18 Matt Maguire 36 9 5 14 3 9 92 2 8 0 0 0 1 0 1 7 1 2 1 4 0 1 0 0 0 0 96 60
19 Matthew Leuenberger 23 4 6 10 4 7 60 6 1 0 0 31 2 0 2 1 1 5 2 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 77 52
20 Brent Staker 14 6 4 10 5 5 50 4 3 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 1 2 1 2 0 3 0 1 0 0 91 35
21 Josh Green 6 4 1 5 2 3 80 0 2 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 2 0 1 100 24 33
22 Rohan Bewick 8 1 6 7 4 3 100 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 100 67 19

Team Lineups

Geelong Cats

B

  • Taylor Hunt,
  • Tom Lonergan,
  • Corey Enright

HB

  • Jared Rivers,
  • Harry Taylor,
  • Mitch Duncan

C

  • Mathew Stokes,
  • Joel Selwood,
  • Allen Christensen

HF

  • Josh Caddy,
  • James Podsiadly,
  • Steven Motlop

F

  • Travis Varcoe,
  • Tom Hawkins,
  • Steve Johnson

Fol

  • Trent West,
  • James Kelly,
  • Jimmy Bartel

I/C

  • Andrew Mackie,
  • Paul Chapman,
  • Mark Blicavs

Sub

  • Joel Corey

No Late Change

In

  • Taylor Hunt,
  • Trent West

Out

  • Nathan Vardy (Managed),
  • Cameron Guthrie (Omitted)

Brisbane Lions

B

  • Elliot Yeo,
  • Sam Michael,
  • Mitch Golby

HB

  • Joel Patfull,
  • Matt Maguire,
  • Jed Adcock

C

  • Sam Mayes,
  • Tom Rockliff,
  • Pearce Hanley

HF

  • Rohan Bewick,
  • Brent Staker,
  • Dayne Zorko

F

  • Ashley McGrath,
  • Jordan Lisle,
  • Ryan Lester

Fol

  • Matthew Leuenberger,
  • Andrew Raines,
  • Daniel Rich

I/C

  • Ryan Harwood,
  • Brent Moloney,
  • Jack Redden

Sub

  • Josh Green

No Late Change

In

  • Sam Michael,
  • Jordan Lisle,
  • Brent Moloney

Out

  • Marco Paparone (Omitted),
  • Sam Docherty (Omitted),
  • Daniel Merrett (Ankle)

Last updated: 5:06pm Saturday, August 31, 2013