Broadbeach goalkicking legend Korey Fulton turned back the clock with a vintage display to inspire a stunning three-point win over Brisbane today.

Saturday 10 July 2010

Veteran Broadbeach champion Korey Fulton played a lead role in keeping the Cats’ season alive in a stunning three-point come-from-behind victory over the Brisbane Lions reserves at Giffin Park today.

The Cats looked cactus for 2010 when they trailed by 28 points at three-quarter-time in a low-scoring game, before generating 4.8 to 0.1 in the last term to win 8.14 (62) to 8.11 (59).

Fulton went goalless through the first three quarters as the Lions got good numbers back into defence, but gave his side some belief with two inspirational long bomb goals early in the final term.

With co-skipper Dayne Zorko, Simon Russell and Aaron Rolfe taking complete control of the midfield, the Cats peppered the attacking 50m arc but they were still behind at the 30-minute mark of the final term.

That’s when Fulton ran onto a loose ball on the boundary and snapped a miracle goal to put his side in front.

It took the Cats’ record to 6-7 and kept them within one game’s striking distance of the top five and facing another crucial encounter at Mt Gravatt next Saturday.

In a strange game, the Cats kicked the first three goals of the match before managing just one major in the next two quarters.

Niall McKeever and James Hawksley did a sterling job in defence for the Lions and Sam Sheldon was busy.

The Lions were delighted with the debut of former St Kilda star Xavier Clarke, who was busy in defence and in the odd run through the midfield.

Broadbeach’s attack on the ball never relented, despite falling five goals behind, and the lighter-bodied Lions began to struggle in the tight confines of Giffin Park when the Cats began to surge.

The Cats built a wall across the middle of the ground and effected a number of turnovers as the Lions tried to maintain possession under pressure by chipping the ball around the backline.

They also had centre-half-forward Michael Cooke in great touch.

Cooke marked strongly all day, but his contested marking in the final term was a feature and one of the reasons why the Cats were able to run down the opposition.

The loss makes it difficult for the Lions to reach the finals, needing a change of luck with injuries to their seniors to have any chance to building a winning run.

They face a tricky assignment against Redland at Victoria Point next Sunday, a venue where they traditional struggle.

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