Game Chat – North Melbourne v Brisbane Lions

Written by Father Dougal on June 3 2018

WHERE AND WHEN: Etihad Stadium, Sunday, June 3, 1.10pm (AEST)

SUMMARY
North Melbourne is making believers of everyone. The Roos added to their comeback story in the west last week, taking down Fremantle by 28 points to move into fifth place on the ladder. They have a tough, suddenly deep midfield, the AFL’s leading goalkicker in Ben Brown, and have conceded the fewest points of any team. Next up is a Lions side that has proven competitive most weeks, but has only one win from 10 to show for it. Making life even more difficult for Brisbane is that it has lost six of its past seven matches at Etihad Stadium. Star midfielders Dayne Zorko and Dayne Beams will have to fire again, while the battle between Harris Andrews – fresh from breaking the League’s single-game spoils record – and Brown will be a fascinating one. Tom Cutler has brilliantly fed the Lions inside 50 this year, and needs to maintain that form against a stingy North backline.

LAST FIVE MEETINGS
R23, 2017: North Melbourne 19.16 (130) d Brisbane Lions 11.13 (79) at the Gabba
R2, 2016: North Melbourne 17.15 (117) d Brisbane Lions 11.17 (83) at the Gabba
R17, 2015: North Melbourne 16.14 (110) d Brisbane Lions 5.8 (38) at the Gabba
R2, 2015: North Melbourne 20.13 (133) d Brisbane Lions 7.9 (51) at Etihad Stadium
R15, 2014: Brisbane Lions 10.10 (70) d North Melbourne 9.12 (66) at the Gabba

Father Dougal’s Tip: Hard not to pick North against any team now, definately have to take them v the Lions. Roos by 20

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  1. North Melbourne v Brisbane at Etihad Stadium, 1.10pm AEST

    LATE CHANGES
    North Melbourne: Nil
    Brisbane: Jarrod Berry (hamstring soreness) replaced in selected side by Ben Keays

    FINAL INTERCHANGES
    North Melbourne: Paul Ahern, Jy Simpkin, Sam Wright, Billy Hartung
    Brisbane: Ben Keays, Cam Rayner, Alex Witherden, Zac Bailey

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    1. Damn! Waites a goal kicker of mine in this super weird draft league I’m in. Thank god for Hogan (5) and JJK (6) this week!

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  2. Christensen is out for the day after failing a concussion test. I thought my week couldn’t go any worse then this happened and he will score 0.

    I really wonder if I will reach 2000 this week

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  3. Hey Catta! We’re up against each other again in the Contribs league mate! Another classic match up, Nic Nat V Grundy, Walters V Crouch and Doedee V Murphy – I reckon you are ahead in those match ups and you have Nic’s score on the board! …Kicking myself for not playing Gruelfi and actually also for not holding Kelly and trading Macdonald in in Def instead (which I was going to do as my opp in the SC Cup had Macdonald … just figured he wouldn’t score so large *sigh*)

    Good luck mate, I think you get your revenge in this one!!

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    1. Hey Macca,

      It’s loooking like a classic clash

      Got one eye on SC & one eye on my son kicking his 3rd goal from the wing for the afternoon!

      Good luck Macca, but it would be remiss if me to not hope for a 1-1 record v you in 2018 😉

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  4. 3 Quarter Time Scores
    North Melbourne : 16.14.110
    Shaun Higgins 113
    Luke McDonald 112
    Todd Goldstein 101
    Jack Ziebell 90
    Jy Simpkin 85
    Mason Wood* 81
    Robbie Tarrant 79
    Ben Cunnington 76
    Paul Ahern 72
    Shaun Atley 70
    Ben Brown 67
    Sam Wright 60
    Ben Jacobs 56
    Jamie Macmillan 56
    Trent Dumont 51
    Kayne Turner 48
    Billy Hartung 47
    Marley Williams 45
    Majak Daw 43
    Scott D. Thompson 42
    Tom Murphy 37
    Jed Anderson 6

    Brisbane Lions: 7.11.53
    Stefan Martin 73
    Daniel McStay 71
    Luke Hodge 70
    Dayne Zorko 69
    Zac Bailey 64
    Lewis Taylor 62
    Cameron Rayner  59
    Daniel Rich 57
    Tom Cutler 57
    Dayne Beams 56
    Alex Witherden 55
    Harris Andrews 55
    Ben Keays 54
    Mitch Robinson 53
    Darcy Gardiner 44
    Ryan Lester 44
    Oscar McInerney 39
    Nick Robertson 30
    Hugh McCluggage 27
    Charlie Cameron 25
    Eric Hipwood 16
    Allen Christensen -1

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  5. Gee Ahern is impressive, interesting to see how he backs it up v Geelong next week at the Cattery

    If he goes well again, perfect downgrade option after his bye if picked for his bubble game.

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  6. Mitch Robinson what a champion, carried a calf knock in Q2 to finish the game at 85. Placed on report but happy with effort.

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      1. Miss him over at Carlton for sure. Like Betts, knew they were both going to continue to have excellent careers after leaving the Blues.

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  7. FULL TIME

    North Melbourne 21. 15. 141
    Brisbane 12. 5. 87

    NORTH MELBOURNE
    L.McDonald 132
    S.Higgins 127
    T.Goldstein 123
    J.Ziebell 118
    J.Simpkin 101
    M.Wood 98
    B.Cunnington 95
    B.Jacobs 90
    R.Tarrant 85
    P.Ahern 84
    S.Atley 82
    B.Brown 79
    J.Macmillan 71
    M.Daw 67
    S.Wright 66
    T.Dumont 66
    B.Hartung 62
    S.Thompson 61
    M.Williams 59
    K.Turner 52
    T.Murphy 40
    J.Anderson 6

    BRISBANE
    D.Beams 118
    S.Martin 107
    D.Zorko 103
    H.Andrews 102
    C.Rayner 90
    L.Hodge 86
    M.Robinson 85
    D.Rich 83
    A.Witherden 78
    D.McStay 75
    R.Lester 74
    Z.Bailey 73
    T.Cutler 71
    L.Taylor 70
    D.Gardiner 68
    B.Keays 67
    O.McInerney 52
    N.Robertson 47
    E.Hipwood 32
    H.McCluggage 28
    C.Cameron 26
    A.Christensen -3

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