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Daniher kicks 4 as Lions thrash Dockers

Brisbane ahead Joe Daniher has booted 4 targets because the Lions regained their tackling mojo in a 64-point AFL win over Fremantle at Optus Stadium.

The Lions kicked 10 targets to a few in a dominant first half to arrange the 18.10 (118) to eight.6 (54) victory on Sunday.

The consequence moved Brisbane (13-7) into fifth spot, and they’re now all however assured a house remaining if Queensland is ready to host AFL motion in September.

Fremantle (Sept. 11) dropped from eighth to twelfth, and might want to beat West Coast and St Kilda of their remaining two video games to have an opportunity of constructing the finals.

Daniher completed the match with 4.1 and 7 marks from 17 disposals in his equal-biggest purpose haul since shifting to Brisbane, whereas Dayne Zorko was greatest afield with 34 disposals, seven clearances, 10 tackles, and one purpose.

In much less excellent news, exhausting nut Lions midfielder Mitch Robinson was subbed out at three-quarter time with what seemed to be a calf harm whereas defender Brandon Starcevich faces a nervous wait after gathering Fremantle’s Matt Taberner with a excessive bump within the first half.

Dockers defender Nathan Wilson was additionally subbed out within the remaining quarter with a hamstring harm.

Fremantle midfielder Caleb Serong (30 possessions, 5 clearances) did his greatest to raise the Dockers, however the likes of David Mundy and Adam Cerra had been uncharacteristically error-riddled at essential moments when the sport was on the road within the first half.

The sort out depend confirmed the distinction in depth between the 2 sides, with Brisbane profitable that stat 71-35.

It was a robust response following a number of weeks of mediocrity on the strain entrance that resulted in three losses from 4 video games.

The pattern of Sunday’s match was set within the opening time period as Fremantle dedicated a glut of pricey errors.

The Lions had been gifted two targets from 50m penalties when a Fremantle participant encroached on the protected space.

However essentially the most embarrassing second got here when Wilson performed on after taking a mark in his defensive goalsquare.

Wilson took too lengthy to get the kick away and was crunched by Zac Bailey, who scooped up the free ball and kicked really whereas the Dockers defender was on the turf grabbing at his injured ankle.

Brisbane took a 27-point lead into the primary break courtesy of their six-goal time period, and their intense strain continued within the second quarter.

Two late targets to Daniher – together with a tricky set shot from the boundary after the siren – boosted Brisbane’s result in 45 factors on the lengthy break.

Fremantle booted the opening two targets of the second half to spark hopes of a comeback, nevertheless it was shortly snuffed out by the Lions.

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