Brisbane Lions determined to finish with some wins
AFL: Having broken their 11-game losing streak and pulled themselves off the bottom of the ladder, the Brisbane Lions don't want to stop there.
Vice-captain Dayne Zorko said his teammates had "big smiles on their faces" after the 64-point win over Carlton on Saturday night which saw them swap places with the Blues and move into 17th place.
"I don't think anyone ever wants to finish last and get the wooden spoon," he said yesterday.
The Lions are just two premiership points behind the Gold Coast with games against the red-hot trio of Adelaide, Hawthorn and the Bulldogs to come.
"We've got a really tough run … (but) you never say never," Zorko said.
"Hopefully we're able to pinch a win along the way, which would be great for the morale of the boys and to finish with a few positives."
Forward Luke McGuane was contesting his rough conduct charge, which comes with a $1500 fine, at the tribunal last night. The big charges to be heard, though, were those against Fremantle's Alex Silvagni for striking West Coast's Jamie Cripps and Eagle Chris Masten for biting Docker Nick Suban.
Collingwood's Nathan Brown and North Melbourne's Jack Ziebell yesteday accepted one-match bans for a high, heavy bump and striking, respectively.