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Hawks suffer injuries in loss to Lions

12/03/2010 09:23:09 PM Comments (0)

Hawthorn's injury jinx heading towards the AFL season continued on Friday with forward Jarryd Roughead jarring his right knee in a practice match loss to the Brisbane Lions.

The Lions won a scrappy contest 9-14 (56) to 6-9 (45) in very blustery conditions at Southport on the Gold Coast.

Roughead limped off in the second term after a marking contest.

To make matters worse, Hawks rookie Garry Moss injured his ankle and also spent the second half on the bench.

The Lions made their move in the third term when they kicked two successive goals through Travis Johnstone and Michael Rischitelli.

They led by two goals at the last change and looked in good stead when Lions recruit Brent Staker kicked his second goal.

Lions youngster Todd Banfield added another and, when Staker kicked his third, Brisbane were home.

The Hawks could only manage three goals after half-time with Lions vice-captain Daniel Merrett keeping Hawk spearhead Lance Franklin to two goals.

After just one point in the opening term, Franklin kicked his first goal of the game early in the second quarter.

Jordan Lewis added another goal and the Hawks went up by three points over an inaccurate Lions side that could add only five points in the second quarter.

A late goal from Brown for the Lions put Brisbane up by six points at quarter-time.

Hawks coach Alistair Clarkson played down the injuries after the game.

"He just landed awkwardly on it," he said of Roughead.

"He wanted to keep on playing but he is a pretty important player for us and Lance Franklin won't play in round one because of the suspension from last year.

"Moss rolled his ankle but he will be fine" The Lions made their move in the third term when they kicked two successive goals through Travis Johnstone and Michael Rischitelli.

Brisbane coach Michael Voss was pleased with the performance: "We got what we needed to.

"We haven't had many opportunities this pre-season so we came here and tried out a few things we have been working on during the pre-season.

"We found some other goalkickers tonight and I thought our defenders came together really well."

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