It’s been a bumper weekend for Brisbane’s resurgent football teams.
The Queensland Reds emphatically got themselves into the winners circle.
And the Brisbane Lions joined them, to record their second victory of the year.
Joshua Bristow reports.
Champions never say die.
It’s the message sent out by the Lions this weekend, proving they won’t be easily beaten in the future.
Commentator: “Well what a performance, the Brisbane Lions supporters, have a look at them. It’s really lifted the Gabba, they’re all standing up for a round of applause.”
For the Lions, the 15.12.105 to 8.17.65 win was their first taste of back-to-back victories since early August and keeps the embattled club’s head above water for another week.
Port Adelaide might not have known they would need rescuing from the mouths of Lions, but the introduction of Brion, who replaces the traditional banner, sparked the Brisbane side.
Small forward Josh Green says the win belongs to the fans.
Josh Green, Forward, Brisbane Lions: “It was a tough start to the year, they keep turning up and last night was a thank-you to them for standing by. To hear them yelling out the Lions chant at the end was really good.”
Across town, the Reds also clocked up an impressive victory, the cellar dwellers shocking the ambitious Melbourne Rebels 46-29.
Down by six at halftime, a beautiful inside ball from Karmichael Hunt to 21-year-old debutant Jake Mcintyre kick-started the Reds’ spluttering form.
Despite the win, coach Richard Graham has denied reports man-of-the-match Liam Gill wants out.
Richard Graham, Head Coach: “I haven’t read the paper for about three months mate, you’re going to have to share it with me.”
It wasn’t V-day on the pitch for all our home town teams however.
The Broncos went down in Townsville to a Cowboys outfit who are breathing fire at the moment.
A hat-trick to Michael Morgan buried the Broncos, with the classy Cowboys stand-off managing to outshine his immortal-in-waiting captain.
The victory stretches the Cowboys winning streak to a record equalling seven.
Joshua Bristow, QUT News.