Sacking of well-respected coach not a deterrent after lop-sided win.
it has been their most turbulent week of the Brisbane Lions’ season.
But you would have guessed it as they went about their work to record their biggest win of the season after defeating the Greater Western Sydney Giants by 60 points.
With the mid-week dumping of Michael Voss as coach, the Lions put in a solid effort to down the AFL cellar-dwellers 18.15 (123) to 9.9 (63).
Simon Black showed his class when he returned from a groin strain that kept him out of action for seven weeks, as he recorded 27 touches to outclass the Giants’ midfield.
The final margin was close to double the Lions’ biggest to date this season, but it was all in vain as wins by Carlton and Port Adelaide snuffed out any chance Brisbane had of making the finals.
The final margin could have been even worse for the Giants as they entered the final term trailing by 80.
However, in what are hopefully good signs for the club’s future they fought hard and kicked six goals to two, bringing some level of respectability into the scoreline.
Brisbane will be out to end their season on somewhat of a high when they take on the Western Bulldogs and the Geelong Cats in the final two rounds.
The Giants will again try and take something out of the season, when they tackle the Richmond Tigers and Gold Coast Suns.