FOOTY'S trip down memory lane continues in our Toyota Fixture Throwback series.
In the absence of live action, we will air classic matches from years gone by featuring the teams that were initially set to do battle in round four of the 2020 Toyota AFL Premiership Season.
Via AFL.tv and the AFL Live Official App, the historic encounters start on Thursday and continue throughout the Easter weekend.
Game two – Round two, 2008: Brisbane 13.18 (96) defeated Collingwood 13.16 (94)
This was a thriller. Having rallied from 16 points down at three-quarter time, Brisbane was knocking down the door and threatening to take the lead. A quick snap out of a pack from Jed Adcock then gave the hosts victory in tough, wet Queensland conditions. The victory was inspired by the brilliance of Luke Power and Simon Black out of the middle.
Stats stars: Luke Power (27 disposals, one goal), Simon Black (24 disposals, one goal), Alan Didak (24 disposals, two goals), Dane Swan (28 disposals, one goal)
Game one – Round nine, 2008: North Melbourne 16.17 (113) defeated Western Bulldogs 16.14 (110)
Brad Johnson, look away now. Trailing by four points, Johnson marked with just a second on the clock and had the opportunity to win the game for the Western Bulldogs after the siren. However, he sprayed his shot from 35m out and North Melbourne held on. The Kangaroos had claimed the ascendency after fighting back from 24 points down at half time.
Stats stars: Nathan Thompson (eight marks, four goals), Brady Rawlings (28 disposals, one goal), Jason Akermanis (20 disposals, four goals), Adam Cooney (33 disposals, one goal)
>> Continue to find ways to cheer on your side. If you're a Telstra AFL Live Pass subscriber, tune in on Friday to watch the next Toyota Fixture Throwback matches.