Wel­come win over Blues but Lions seek­ing con­sis­tency

Townsville Bulletin - - SPORT -

LIONS coach Chris Fa­gan had a big de­ci­sion to make as he walked to the rooms fol­low­ing their 30- point vic­tory over Carl­ton last night.

Did he greet his play­ers with the mother of all sprays or did he start with the pos­i­tives and save the anger for the re­view?

Be­cause there is Lions de­serve both.

Bris­bane’s per­for­mance in the 17.10 ( 112) to 11.16 ( 82) win was at times no doubt the scin­til­lat­ing and oth­ers ap­palling but it was never bor­ing.

It was sim­i­lar to the last Q- Clash, a bril­liant start, a mid- match slum­ber party and a gutsy fin­ish.

The best crowd of the year, 18, 847, found their voice in a stun­ning first half and were col­lec­tively in the foetal po­si­tion in the third quar­ter when the Blues launched their come­back.

The first half was the most ex­cit­ing footy the Lions have pro­duced un­der Fa­gan. Their ball move­ment was slickk and they ne­go­ti­ated with ease e Carl­ton’s de­fen­sive wall, they were e hard at the con­test and they were ablee to score heav­ily.

While Tom Rock­liff did a su­per r shut- down job on Bryce Gibbs, re­strict­ing him to just eight touches, Dayne Zorko was the ar­chi­tect of the e win with a bril­liant first half.

He ran amok, fin­ish­ing the game e with 26 touches and three goals.

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