Schache grabs Lion’s share of ma­jors

The Weekend Post - - Sport -

GREG DAVIS BRIS­BANE young gun Josh Schache is back and on the at­tack.

The key for­ward booted four goals and un­selfishly gave up the chance for a fifth ma­jor with a goal as­sist in a lop­sided Lions in­tra-club match at Coor­pa­roo yes­ter­day.

The 2015 No.2 draft pick kicked 16 goals in 17 games in his de­but cam­paign last year be­fore be­ing rested for the fi­nal three matches af­ter clock­ing up team-high play­ing min­utes and kilo­me­tres cov­ered.

He moved well yes­ter­day and put him­self in the right places at the right times and could have left Coor­pa­roo with a big­ger bag af­ter spray­ing two at­tempts in the first half.

Schache was rested in the fi­nal term and was not the only key for­ward to en­joy a pro­duc­tive af­ter­noon, with Josh Walker boot­ing four goals.

“He got a lot of the footy, he kicked goals, he cre­ated goals and he was off at three-quar­ter time so we were pretty happy with the way he went about it,’’ new senior coach Chris Fa­gan said of Schache.

“There’s four or five blokes com­pet­ing for spots up there.”

Jono Free­man added two goals while Eric Hip­wood kicked one boom­ing goal in lim­ited min­utes to un­der­line the num­ber of tall for­ward op­tions avail­able to Fa­gan.

Bris­bane will take on Gold Coast in the JLT Chal­lenge pre-sea­son se­ries at Broad­beach to­mor­row week.

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