Zac Bailey lived out the basic childhood dream, kicking a objective after the siren at hand Brisbane a one-point AFL win over Collingwood and finish their week of adversity on a excessive be aware.
The Lions had been 0-2 heading into the conflict and trailed by 25 factors within the second quarter earlier than combating again to prevail 11.7 (73) to 11.6 (72).
The victory was a testomony to the Lions’ character after they needed to stay in Victoria following final Friday’s loss to Geelong amid a coronavirus outbreak in Brisbane.
It pressured Thursday night time’s recreation to be switched from the Gabba to Docklands Stadium.
Brodie Grundy (28 disposals and 54 hitouts) noticed off Tom Fullarton and Connor Ballenden with ease and gave Scott Pendlebury (30 touches) and Taylor Adams (25) silver service whereas Brisbane’s Lachie Neale (23) and Jarryd Lyons (29) supplied grunt on the stoppages.
Collingwood’s Isaac Quaynor (24 touches) largely had the higher of Brisbane gun Charlie Cameron, whereas Joe Daniher kicked three objectives in an entertaining match-up with Darcy Moore.
Daniher booted the primary objective of the sport however from there Collingwood took management and when Josh Daicos and Mason Cox snared back-to-back objectives to increase their result in 25 factors halfway by means of the second quarter, the Magpies seemed set to kick away.
However Brisbane discovered a foothold within the match and sparked to life late within the second time period when Cameron sidestepped Chris Mayne together with his again to the posts and snapped an excellent objective.
Daniher earned a free kick and kicked actually to chop the deficit to eight factors at half-time and early within the third time period helped create one other objective.
Daniher took a hanger exterior 50m and roosted the ball to the objective sq., the place Cameron launched over Jeremy Howe to mark and produce the Lions inside two factors.
Mayne copped a head knock in a collision with Cameron within the third quarter however handed his concussion check.
The 2 groups traded objectives within the closing time period and Daicos’ second main late within the quarter seemed to have performed sufficient to maintain the Lions at bay.
However when Daniel Wealthy speared the ball to a number one Bailey with 25 seconds to go, the operating defender seized the second to kick-start Brisbane’s season.