AFL Live Brisbane Lions vs Melbourne Demons Streaming Free 2018 Regular Seasons week 02 match will be kick off at The Gabba Stadium, Woolloongabba, Australia, Saturday 31 March 2018 online, 19:25 pm (AEDT) and its broadcast on Channel Seven, Foxtell.
Both Brisbane and Melbourne started their 2018 season with a loss. Both sides will be desperate to notch a victory when they clash at the Gabba on Easter Saturday at 7:25pm (AEDT).
Despite the Lions playing at home, Melbourne will start hot favourites. You can catch all the action live on Fox Footy.
Melbourne suffered a heartbreaking loss against Geelong in Round 1. The Dees dominated the play in the last quarter, but couldn’t capitalise, kicking 1.7 including the late miss by ruckman Max Gawn that would’ve given the Dees a memorable victory.
The Demons dominated the Inside 50’s, 64 to 41, but will rue a poor second quarter, allowing Geelong to kick seven goals and set up a 27-point lead at halftime.
I was really impressed with what I saw from this young Brisbane Lions team against the Saints at Etihad Stadium on Saturday.
The Saints skipped out to an early 19-point lead at quarter time, but the young Lions team weren’t rattled. They controlled the inside game, winning clearances 44 to 27 and looked a genuine winning chance late in the final term before the Saints run just proved too strong, winning by 25 points.
New recruit Luke Hodge made an immediate impact at his new club, giving the Lions defence some stability while finishing with 25 possessions and five marks. Hodge’s cool head down back should help the Lions in 2018.
The Demons have beaten the Lions in their last three encounters, however all three of those matches were at the MCG, where the Lions usually only play once or twice a year. The most recent of which was Round 22, 2017. The Dees looked like running away with the game in the final term, reaching a 33-point lead before the Lions came roaring back, kicking four goals in eight minutes to cut the margin to only seven points. Jesse Hogan was the hero, kicking six goals as Melbourne held on for a 13-point victory.
The Dees haven’t played at the Gabba since Round 14 2012. On this day, the Lions proved far too good, winning by 61 points.
B: Robertson, Walker, Gardiner
HB: Hodge, Andrews, Witherden
C: Taylor, Zorko, Lester
HF: Rayner, McStay, McCluggage
F: Christensen, Hipwood, Cameron
FOLL: Martin, Berry, Beams
I/C: Bewick, Cox, Mayes, Mathieson
EMG: Cutler, Bailey, Barrett, Smith
IN: Mathieson, Cox, Bewick
OUT: Robinson, Rich, Bell
B: Michael Hibberd, Oscar McDonald, Neville Jetta
HB: Jordan Lewis, Jake Lever, Bernie Vince
C: Jayden Hunt, Christian Salem, Nathan Jones
HF: Christian Petracca, Cam Pedersen, James Harmes
F: Bayley Fritsch, Jesse Hogan, Jeff Garlett
FOLL: Max Gawn, Clayton Oliver, Alex Neal-Bullen
I/C: Dom Tyson, Jake Melksham, Tom Bugg, Josh Wagner
EMG: Billy Stretch, Dean Kent, Sam Frost, Corey Maynard
IN: Dom Tyson, Tom Bugg
OUT: Mitch Hannan, Corey Maynard