The Canine led the inside-50s by seven at quarter-time. They now lead by simply 4.
They nonetheless dominate the clearances, by 10, and lead the contested possessions by 5, however the Lions upped their tackling strain in that quarter after laying simply seven within the first time period.
The Lions have taken seven marks inside their ahead 50, and look to have a robust benefit towards the Canine’ again line.
Curiously, the Lions have had 123 kicks and simply 38 handballs tonight. The Canine are 112 kicks and 70 handballs.
From a participant perspective, Tom Liberatore has had 16 disposals, six clearances and a purpose. Josh Dunkley has had 15 disposals and three clearances. Marcus Bontempelli has had 13 disposals and 6 inside-50s.
For the Lions, Hugh McCluggage has had 11 touches and a purpose. Lachie Neale has had 14 touches, however his affect hasn’t felt important.
Two objectives to Lincoln McCarthy have been essential.
HT: Lions 6.9 (45), Canine 5.7 (37)