Lions pull off one of AFL's greatest comebacks against Cats
A GOAL after the siren from milestone man Ash McGrath capped one of the greatest comebacks in AFL history from the Brisbane Lions at the Gabba last night.
McGrath nailed the goal from 52 metres out in his 200th game to give his team a 15.13 (103) to 14.14 (98) win over the second-placed Cats.
The Lions trailed by 52 points late in the third term, and kicked 10 of the last 11 goals to win 15.13 (103) to 14.14 (98) in the equal eighth-biggest comeback in VFL/AFL history.
They kicked eight to one in the last quarter to win by five points.
The Lions kicked eight goals to one in a pulsating final quarter after trailing by 38 points at three-quarter time.
While McGrath was the hero, record games holder Simon Black also stood out for the home team.
They looked down and out going into the final term but Daniel Rich levelled the scores inside the final two minutes before Tom Hawkins replied with a behind for the Cats to lead by one.
But with one last move, the Lions swept the ball forward desperately to McGrath, who marked with seconds remaining before calmly slotting home.
Brent Maloney was sensational for Brisbane in the final term - he came up with 11 possessions and two goals, with his centre work setting up plenty of attacking raids.
The win moves the Lions to a 4-8 win-loss record, while the loss was Geelong's second of the season. It came from nowhere.