Bris.Lions 1.1 (7)
Melbourne 6.2 (38)
Melbourne: Pickett 2, Lever, Fritsch, B.Brown, Langdon
Bris.Lions: Zorko 8, Bailey 7, Lyons 7
Melbourne: Brayshaw 10, Harmes 7, Petracca 7
Pickett caps off a spectacular first quarter from the Demons with a magnificent banana set shot from the boundary.
He becomes the game’s first multiple goalkicker, and Melbourne’s early blitz has absolutely stunned the Lions.
The Demons have not only registered their best first quarter against Brisbane since Round 18, 1998 (7.4.46 to 1.1.7), but it’s also their best ever first quarter against Brisbane at the Gabba.
Melbourne are already dominating the contested possessions 38-28, and they lead the disposals 86-81, contested marks 4-2, inside 50s 14-10 and scoring shots 8-2.
The Demons’ forward efficiency is much better tonight, they’re scoring 57 per cent of the time they enter their attacking zone, compared to Brisbane’s woeful 20 per cent.