Brisbane Lions – 10.13 (73)
Collingwood – 13.12 (90)
A determined Collingwood avoided becoming 1-3 with a spirited performance to ensure another successful away from home win. The Pies defeated the Brisbane Lions after kicking 6 goals to 1 in the second half of the match and defeating the Lions on their own turf by 17 points.
Turning points of the match
Simon Prestigiacomo being placed onto Jonathan Brown at the beginning of the second quarter, he held the forward to only 2 goals for the entire game. Another significant point was some final quarter statistics; Collingwood in the opening 13 minutes of the fourth quarter had 17 marks compared to the Lions 2 and injuries to Jed Adcock and Jamie Charman forced them to sit out the final quarter and let the Magpies dig deep for a win.
Key Players for Brisbane Lions
Bradd Dalziell – A relatively dominant performance by Dalziell, probably the Lions most consistent and hard working player for the night. Ended with 28 disposals, 17 kicks and 11 handballs and toped his night off with 2 goals.
Jed Adcock – Had an extremely effective and consistent three quarters until he came off with a suspected ankle injury at the beginning of the last quarter. He ran hard at the ball and ended his night with 25 possessions and a goal.
Michael Rischitelli – Finished his night with 13 kicks, 7 marks, 9 tackles and a goal. Most notable part of his game was his attack on the ball against Simon Prestigiacomo in the fourth term, where they crashed into each other at top speeds and Rischitelli took a while to regain his feet and ended up with an unsettled stomach.
Key Players for Collingwood
Scott Pendlebury – A night out for the Pies midfielder, finishing with game high 35 possessions (18 kicks, 17 handballs, 8 marks and 6 tackles).
Harry O’Brien – Played all night on Daniel Bradshaw who had no impact on the match, other than the one behind. O’Brien had12 kicks 6 marks compared to Bradshaw’s 5 kicks and 7 marks.
Josh Fraser – Another big game from the Pies ruckman and acting captain with 23 hit outs 16 kicks and 7 marks, has probably been one of the Pies most dominant players for the season thus far and is in career best form.
Paul Medhurst – The winner of the game for the Pies with 4 goals. He kicked the first 2 goals in the opening minutes of the second quarter, then kicked another later on in that quarter and finished off his run in the last quarter with another six points on the scoreboard. He kicked 4 goals 2 from 11 kicks.
Musings from the match
- Collingwood had 17 marks to the Lions 2 from the 3rd minute mark to the 13th mark of the last quarter
- Brisbane kicked only 1 goal after half time
- In the opening quarter Nathan Brown was on Jonathan Brown and he kicked 2 goals. In the second quarter Simon Prestigiacomo was moved onto Brown and he did not kick another goal. —The Lions also had no forward line presence with their two big forwards Brown and Bradshaw having no influence on the margin.
It was Jaxson Barham’s debut game for the Pies and he had 28 disposals, cheap buy and with a game like that should play more this season.
Paul Medhurst, as a small forward has had two good weeks with 3 and then 4 goals, but be cautious of a possible injury.
Be wary of injuries to Jamie Charman and possibly Jed Adcock.