We adjusted really well: Lyons

Midfielder Jarryd Lyons led the way for Gold Coast as they held on for a seven-point victory in a scrappy game against the Brisbane Lions.

The attack on the ball was fierce from both sides and Lyons was heavily involved in plenty of contests.

With a game-high 33 disposals – including 17 contested possessions – and six clearances, he was one player who thrived in the conditions.

The heavy rain played a big part in how both teams approached the game, with Gold Coast adopting a very direct style of football.

“Obviously pretty scrappy conditions and we didn’t really get to play the way we wanted to play,” Lyons told SUNS TV post-match.

The 25-year-old was a big factor in driving the ball forward and typified the direct game plan, with ten inside 50s and four score involvements.

He was impressed with the team’s ability to adjust to the conditions and work hard at every contest.

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