How Pies defeat shaped Lions charge towards top-two finish

SEN - Wed, 14th Aug 2019 - 0 Comments

Brisbane are well equipped to take on Geelong in a top-of-the-table blockbuster at the Gabba this weekend, according to triple premiership Lion Alastair Lynch.

Lynch feels the 62-point loss to Collingwood in Round 5 was the game that allowed the Lions to take stock and tighten their defensive structure.

Since that heavy defeat, Chris Fagan’s side are yet to concede over 100 points in a match as they eye off a top-two spot when they host the table-topping Cats.

“They learned a lot out of that Collingwood game. They went too quick,” he told SEN Afternoons.

"When they took possession in Collingwood’s forward line and tried to run the ball out, they went flat out and then turned the ball over, leaving their defence exposed. That’s where they got heavily scored against.

“Brisbane over the last two months are a slower build up team, they don’t run the ball as fast out of their backline. Their build up gives enough time for the defence to be set up behind (the ball).

“I think they’re well set up to take on Geelong and they’re vastly different team to that night they played against Collingwood.”

Brisbane will play finals for the first time since 2009 and are on an eight-game winning streak heading into Saturday afternoon's clash.

Listen to Alastair Lynch’s chat on SEN Afternoons in the player below