Third loss from past four games sees team slipping out of AFL’s top four
Stamping their authority on the match early, the Lions kicked four goals to one in the opening quarter on their way to an upset 14.10 (94) to 11.8 (74) win.
While neither team nailed more than two goals in a row during the entire match, the Lions answered every challenge the Giants threw at them in the second half.
Adding to the Giants woes, Josh Kelly and Stephen Coniglio both left the field with injuries.
Kelly finished the game on the bench after coming off midway through the final term with a calf injury.
Coniglio, who had 21 possessions, 12 contested, seven clearances, six tackles and three inside 50s in the first half, limped to the rooms at half time after pulling up sharply on the siren, although he returned to the field in the third quarter with his knee heavily strapped.
The Giants best goal scorer was Harry Himmelberg on four, followed by Toby Greene on three, with Jeremy Cameron on two and Jeremy Finlayson and Zac Williams kicking a goal each.
The loss in front of 12,268 spectators, was the Giants’ third from their past four matches and doesn’t bode well for their three upcoming games against Richmond, Collingwood and Port Adelaide.
GWS will have some major regrouping to do as they travel south to face Richmond this Sunday at the MCG.