Lions go down to Strong VFL Pies

Lions go down to Strong VFL Pies

The Coburg Lions have gone down to a strong Collingwood VFL outfit, at the Holden Centre.

The Pies managed the first two majors in a highly intense start to the match with 10 tackles laid within the opening minutes.

The trend continued throughout the first term with high tackling pressure giving players little time to dispose of the hot football.

Continued pressure saw the Pies hold the Lions to only the one behind for the first quarter, going into the first break with a 3 goal lead.

An early second quarter injury to small forward Josh Cauchi was compounded by back to back opposition goals, before Daniel Younan found the scoreboard from the square for the Lions first major.

Increased pressure from the Lions defensive end saw Mark Orr convert however sloppy checking allowed a late Collingwood conversion

Lachlan Johns managed to sneak a last gasp goal to add to his 14 first half possessions, leaving the 18 point first quarter time margin the same at the half.

The third term began in an end to end fashion with Collingwood using the width of the large Holden centre ground more effectively to score three consecutives.

It took a brilliant switch from Lachlan Johns to find Nick Linton who diligently converted from the arc to break the pies run, however it wasn’t enough to stop the flood as Collingwood went into 3 quarter time leading by 35 points.

The final term followed the trend of the third with the pies taking control of the game, squeezing the Lions at the contest, forcing bad play and turnovers to run out eventual winners by 60 points.

Both the development and senior sides will head to Frankston next Saturday (April 2nd).


Goals: D. Younan, M.Orr, L.Johns, N.Linton, P.McEvoy

Best: L.Johns, J.Iacobaccio, N.Linton, N.Thomas