Written by AFL Online on 29th Mar 2008
The Brisbane Lions have come from behind the beat the Magpies by two points in a muddy clash at the Gabba on Friday night. When Collingwood led the match by 15 points midway through the final quarter the game was theirs to lose.
In the wet and slippery conditions it appeared unlikely that Brisbane could score 3 goals in the time remaining but they didn’t give up and in no time they were within a goal. After a number of attempts by both sides to hit/extend the lead it was Jed Adcock who snapped the breakthrough goal from 40m out and put the Lions in front late in the final quarter.
Johnathon Brown struggled on Collingwoods Nathan Brown and was often double teamed but when given the opportunity he failed to put it on the scoreboard with his 7 marks he was only good enough to register 2 goals and 3 behinds.
Collingwood had chances to seal the game late in the last quarter but Dale Thomas who was fantastic in the wet failed to convert from a set shot. Paul Medhurt who also stood up for the Magpies missed a harder goal on the run two minutes after Adcock snapped the winner.
BRISBANE LIONS: 3.5, 8.10, 9.14, 13. 18 (96)
COLLINGWOOD: 3.3, 7.5, 12.12, 13. 16 (94)
Brisbane Lions: Bradshaw 3, Charman 2, Corrie 2, Brown 2, Drummond, Black, Power, Adcock
Collingwood: Cloke 2, Rocca 2, Didak 2, Davis, Oâ€™Bree, Thomas, Egan, Swan, Fraser, Medhurst
Brisbane Lions: Power, Johnstone, Adcock, Brennan, Charman
Collingwood: Swan, Burns, Fraser, Didak, Davis, Johnson
Brisbane Lions: Drummond (quad)
Collingwood: Goldsack (concussion), Cloke (ankle)
Umpires: Vozzo, Meredith, Jeffery