Lions thrash Blues in AFL basement scrap

Brisbane have sent Carlton crashing to the bottom of the AFL ladder with a 64-point win over the Blues at the Gabba on Saturday.

The Lions picked up just their third win of the season, and second against Carlton, with the 20.11 (131) to 9.13 (67) victory.

The win lifts the Lions above the Blues on percentage as both clubs try to avoid the wooden spoon.

Lions young gun Jonathan Freeman booted three goals in just his third appearance this season while Allen Christensen also had three majors.

Dayne Zorko, Luke McGuane, Pearce Hanley and 50-gamer Sam Mayes each kicked two.

Former Blue Mitch Robinson was also in fighting form against his old teammates, picking up 33 disposals, a goal and a couple of big hits on his way to a tally of 15 tackles.

The Blues didn’t start badly, kicking five goals in a row late in the opening quarter to hold a 19-point lead at the first change.

But the visitors were simply blown away from that point on, conceding 12 unanswered goals either side of halftime as the Lions ran rampant before Andrew Walker’s third major of the night late in the third quarter ended the run.

Walker finished the game with four goals in the only highlight for the Blues.

The win also means the Lions avoid equalling their club record streak of 12 consecutive losses set across the 1990-91 campaigns.

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