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AFL 2021 LIVE updates: Lions tearing Pies to shreds, Swans in control against North

This game continues to spiral out of control for the Magpies, with Charlie Cameron snapping truly to kick the first goal of the second half before Cockatoo converts a set shot, giving Brisbane a game-high 49-point lead early in the third term, 13.5.83 to 5.4.34.

That’s eight goals in a row for the Lions, with Cameron and Daniher topping their scoring list with three goals each.

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Scott Lycett.

Scott Lycett.Credit:Getty Images

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As the players recharge their batteries at Marvel Stadium during the main break, why not take this opportunity to head back to 2008 for a classic clash between North Melbourne and Sydney that ended in a draw?

Swans and Kangaroos players exhausted as the final siren signals a draw.

Swans and Kangaroos players exhausted as the final siren signals a draw.Credit:John Donegan

The Swans are just going about their merry way at Marvel Stadium, in total control of their contest against wooden spoon favourites North to the tune of 31 points at half-time.

The visitors have comfortable leads in disposals 195-152, tackles 27-18, marks 61-40, inside 50s 26-13 and scoring shots 12-6 while they’re also on top in clearances 20-17, contested possessions 65-61 and free kicks 12-10.

It’s pretty amazing how the Kangaroos have been restricted to just 13 forward entries for a half.

N.Melb. 2.2, 3.3 (21)
Sydney 5.2, 8.4 (52)

GOALS
N.Melb: Zurhaar, Larkey, Stephenson
Sydney: Papley 2, Wicks, Heeney, Campbell, Parker, McLean, Hayward

DISPOSALS
N.Melb: Hall 16, Anderson 13
Sydney: Hewett 16, Blakey 15, Cunningham 14, Parker 13, Rowbottom 13

INTERCEPTS
N.Melb: Anderson 4, Hall 4, Tarrant 4, Ziebell 4
Sydney: McCartin 4, McInerney 4

Josh Walker and Sam Reid tussle

Josh Walker and Sam Reid tussleCredit:Getty Images

During the half-time break at the Gabba, we give you a match report of a classic clash between Brisbane and Collingwood for your reading pleasure – the 2002 grand final.

The victorious 2002 Brisbane Lions team.

The victorious 2002 Brisbane Lions team.Credit:Vince Caligiuri

The Lions broke well clear of the Magpies’ grasp in the second quarter, booting the last six goals of the game to take a commanding 37-point lead.

Collingwood actually were testing Brisbane early into the second term, but the visitors’ resistance came to a sudden halt, as the Lions helped themselves to a whopping 26 forward entries for the quarter to the Magpies’ paltry five.

Daniher had a spectacular first half, with 11 touches (10 kicks), five marks, five inside 50s, eight score involvements, two goal assists and three goals.

The Lions are now dominating the inside 50s 39-21 and tackles 43-26, while they’re leading the clearances 27-21, contested possessions 72-68 and scoring shots 15-8 as well.

Brisbane Lions 4.2, 11.4 (70)
Collingwood 3.2, 5.3 (33)

GOALS
Brisbane Lions: Daniher 3, Cameron 2, Birchall, McStay, Ah Chee, Bailey, McCarthy, Neale
Collingwood: Ginnivan 2, Thomas, Henry, De Goey

DISPOSALS
Brisbane Lions: Bailey 18, Lyons 15, McCluggage 13, Zorko 13, Neale 12
Collingwood: De Goey 19, Adams 15

INTERCEPTS
Brisbane Lions: Gardiner 5, Andrews 3, Zorko 3
Collingwood: Crisp 4, Murphy 4, Adams 3, Maynard 3, Roughead 3

Meanwhile, at Marvel Stadium, the Swans are experiencing few troubles against the Kangaroos, leading them by 25 points at the halfway mark of the second quarter, 6.3.39 to 2.2.14.

Papley is the game’s only multiple goalkicker.

Leading disposals: Anderson 12, Hewett 12, Cunningham 11, Hall 11.

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