Richmond punishes wayward Brisbane Lions in comprehensive 41-point AFL victory

Richmond has prolonged its 11-year AFL winning run more than Brisbane with a 41-stage victory in Carrara.

The Tigers punished a wasteful Lions outfit to declare a 12.10 (82) to 4.17 (41) victory and transfer up to 3rd on the ladder.

The next-put Lions’ third decline of the period is also their 15th consecutive defeat to the defending premiers in a run stretching again to 2009.

Jack Riewoldt shook off his latest absence of goals to kick 4 majors, while Tom Lynch kicked three and Jake Aarts experienced two.

For the next match in a row, Dustin Martin was hugely influential with 24 disposals, 10 contested belongings, 10 score involvements and three purpose helps.

The match was all but received by the Tigers just after an inaccurate second quarter by the Lions.

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Brisbane had 14 inside of 50s in the 2nd phrase but could only kick 1.5.

In stark contrast, the Tigers ended up ruthless with their ahead entries, kicking 5.2 from just 9 within 50s.

The Lions’ incapacity to complete their likelihood was hardly ever far better exposed than when Sam Skinner in some way missed when put cleanse through at the top rated of the target square.

In the meantime, the Tigers were being maximising just about every prospect, with the influential Shai Bolton even kicking 1 goal on the operate from 65 metres out.

It was a Lions efficiency that would have brought again lousy reminiscences for their supporters of very last year’s qualifying remaining when Brisbane kicked 8.17 to Richmond’s 18.4.

The problem did not get greater in the third quarter, with the Lions kicking five behinds ahead of the Tigers kicked the first target of the time period by way of Riewoldt.

By the time Lions captain Dayne Zorko kicked his team’s fourth purpose of the match in the 10th minute of the ultimate quarter, the Tigers experienced kicked 11 of the earlier 12 majors.

Brisbane’s Lachie Neale topped the possessions chart with 26 touches for the Lions but Chris Fagan’s group, lacking the working experience of players these kinds of as Daniel Loaded and Stef Martin, had been at the time yet again next very best in opposition to the Tigers.

The Lions also dropped Cam Rayner to a hamstring injury just before 50 %-time, this means the tiny ahead will pretty much absolutely miss out on Saturday’s match from the Western Bulldogs at the Gabba.

Richmond’s following match is a tantalising experience against the Energy at Adelaide Oval on Saturday.

The Electricity produced positive they stayed on prime of the ladder by defeating the Bulldogs by 13 factors at Adelaide Oval past night time to kick off round 10 of the condensed AFL fixture.

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