Chris Fagan’s fresh-peep forward line is initiating to reap rewards as Brisbane hit their AFL straps with out a series of their most intriguing names.
The Lions (4-3) thumped Port Adelaide (5-2) by 49 facets on the Gabba on Saturday evening in a assertion purchase against the premiership contenders without Lachie Neale, Jarrod Berry and Darcy Gardiner.
Essendon recruit Daniher became all but again dominant early, roaming in each and each instructions as he and fellow left-footed enormous forward Eric Hipwood stumbled on each and each assorted to say up telling first-quarter targets.
First Daniher stumbled on Hipwood on the fly, who bombed to a solid-marking Dan McStay for the outlet plan.
Then Hipwood stumbled on Daniher, who kicked the first of his two targets in an ambiance friendly first-quarter coach Fagan credited to his defence’s ability to finish down Port’s repeated forward 50 entries.
“They’re studying every week to play collectively smartly,” Fagan said of the pair.
“Charlie (Cameron, with four targets) became the lucky one tonight and Joe’s made a enormous distinction making Eric and Dan extra dangerous.
“It (their effectiveness linking from centre half of-forward) became waste of a dinky missing when McStay became out but now he is advantage its attain into our play.”
Fagan additionally lauded All-Australian fullback Harris Andrews’ soar advantage after Carlton key forward Harry McKay kicked six targets last week.
“It became precisely what you can perchance request from him. He’s one of many most intriguing characters I’ve met in soccer and became entirely upset alongside with his sport last week,” he said.
“He responded indulge in champion gamers waste.”
The Lions are as a result of drag to Perth to play Fremantle on Sunday.
That sport could perchance smartly be performed on the Gabba – a straight swap given the teams are as a result of meet in Brisbane later this season – after a Perth resort quarantine employee and two housemates examined obvious to COVID-19 on Saturday.
Berry and Gardiner could perchance each and each return for that clash but Fagan said the Lions had confirmed they could operate successfully without their stout complement.
“If we had of lost it could possibly perchance be indulge in ‘waste you omit Lachie Neale?’ Pointless to claim we waste,” Fagan said.
“However this sport last 12 months Dayne Zorko didn’t play or Stef Martin; now we occupy been ready to search out a technique to purchase.
“Confidently we’re becoming a genuine team and that’s what it’s you waste.”