Brisbane has put last week's upset loss to Richmond behind it in emphatic fashion, trouncing Essendon by 44 points at Burpengary on Sunday.

From the opening bounce the Lions were in no mood for a close contest, and only inaccuracy stopped the 8.14 (62) to 3.0 (18) triumph from being an even greater margin.

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They generated a staggering 14 inside 50s to just one in the first quarter and were up in that statistic by 27-2 at half-time as the Bombers could barely get the ball past the centre circle.

Brisbane led by 30 points at the main break, but to Essendon's great credit they battled tirelessly in the second half to limit the damage.


Tahlia Hickie's ruck dominance paved the way for Brisbane to own the clearances (32-15), with Ally Anderson becoming the first Indigenous player in the League - and sixth player overall - to pass 1000 career disposals with her 23 touches for the day.

Emily Bates was back to her best and fairest-winning ways, racking up 19 disposals (including 10 clearances) and handling the slippery conditions with ease, while Jesse Wardlaw (two goals) was a constant presence in the Lions' forward line.

Essendon was best served by Maddy Prespakis, who dealt well with the attention of both Bates and Cathy Svarc to finish with 20 touches and a goal.

Brisbane paved the way for its win in the opening term, racing to a 19-point advantage as the midfield held sway around the contest and the defenders were proactive in keeping the ball in their forward half.

Trailing by 42 points late in the third quarter, Essendon kicked its first goal courtesy of Joanne Doonan three minutes before the final change.


BRISBANE        2.7       3.12     6.12     8.14 (62)
ESSENDON       0.0       0.0       2.0       3.0 (18)

Brisbane: Wardlaw 2, Hickie, Conway, Hodder, C.Svarc, Farquharson, Bodey
Essendon: Doonan, Prespakis, Phillips

Brisbane: Bates, Hickie, Grider, Anderson, Wardlaw, Conway
Essendon: Prespakis, Marshall, Cain, Clarke

Brisbane: Nil
Essendon: Nil