Of the four AFL games played Sunday, one of the provided an unlikely upset.
The Brisbane-Adelaide clash was thataf surprise as the lowly Lions knocked off the Crows 95-85. The come-from-behind win means Adelaide concede second spot on the premiership table to the Hawks.
Brisbane couldn’t kick a goal to Adelaide’s six in the opening term, but a five goal quarter helped them erase the 38-point deficit.
Bewick, Rich and Brown were Brisbane's major goal kickers as they combined for seven. Taylor Walker and Ian Callinan kicked four goals each for Adelaide while big Kurt Tippet, returning from a bout on the side lines after a few concussions, failed to kick a major.
Hawthorn’s 129-65 demolition of Gold Coast propelled them into second position, but the real talking point was the late withdrawal of Lance Franklin. The superstar forward has spent the previous five weeks on the side lines with a hamstring injury and was again MIA after coming down with an illness. Sam Mitchell was also rested.
In Franklin’s absence Gunston booted four while five others collected multiple goals. Luke Hodge was back to best with 35 disposals.
West Coast trounced Port Adelaide at home rendering them still a chance at a top four finish. Nic Naitanui and Jack Darling were the prolific goal kickers with three each and the Eagles were just too good- Port managed just a goal to halftime.
The Western Bulldogs seemed poised to upset league leaders Sydney, the led by as much as 17 in the second quarter, but that was before reality hit home and the Dogs were crushed by 82 points.
The win gives Sydney a one game advantage atop the ladder after this weekend's shock losses to Adelaide and Collingwood.
Goodes, Mumford , Pyke and Roberts-Thomson nabbed three each while four others managed multiples.