Ashley MCGRATH

#9  

Age: 35yr 10mth Games: 214 Born: May 20, 1983
Height: 182cm Weight: 92kg Position: FWD
Dream Team Profile

2014 Digest:   Intrigue surrounds the veteran Lion and how he’ll be used this season. Played predominantly down back in recent seasons but last year kicked bags of six and three bags of three goals when thrown forward. That versatility and experience, along with a match-winning ability, makes him a key Lion.

2014 NAB Cup:   Untimely calf injury has sidelined him and faces a battle to be right for the opener. Unlikely to make it.

2014 Season

Played for : Brisbane

1 Calf.
2 Calf.
3 Calf.
4 Calf.
5 Calf.
6 Calf.
7 Calf.
8 Calf.
9 Calf.
10 Calf.
11 Calf.
12 NEAFL Finished with four goals in a good return to football. -
13 NEAFL Played in midfield and half forward but was well held. -
14 NEAFL Bye. -
15 NM Subbed in during third term. Minimal impact in first game of the year. 3
16 Rich Sub. On last term but missed two set shot attempts at goal. 1
17 WCE Contributed two goals but otherwise so-so. 6
18 GCS Booted two second-quarter goals, which was his little cameo. 3
19 Melb Sub. On late and barely touched it. 0
20 NEAFL Had a full game and was intelligent with his disposal. -
21 NEAFL Played mostly half back and provided some run. -
22 Frem Used as the go-to forward after half time. Poor kicking for goal let him down. 5
23 Retired.
QF -
SF -
PF -
GF -

2013 Season

Played for : Brisbane

1 WB Hardly sighted and couldn’t do anything with kicking. 5
2 Adel Used at both ends of the ground, but not a factor. 2
3 GCS Played on A. Hall for most of the night in another even match-up. 4
4 NM Suffered leg injury in first quarter. 0
5 Melb Strong rebounding game from defence. Took the game on. 7
6 Syd Tracked Bolton and had his hands full. Couldn’t give much drive. 4
7 WCE Kicked a great goal. Had a crack from defence. 6
8 Ess Doesn’t appear to have the same pop out of the back half. Quiet. 3
9 Carl Doing OK until injury struck in third term. 5
10 Coll At least showed some spark and with three goals was OK at full forward. 5
12 Frem Main target in first half and worked hard. Inaccuracy prevented better return. 5
13 Geel Kicked three goals, including winner after final siren to celebrate game 200. 8
14 Haw Kept quiet after previous week’s huge finish and shifted to defence in third term. 2
15 GCS Never really got into the flow of the match. 3
16 NM Three goals showed he does not need many opportunities to be dangerous. 6
17 Melb Spent time at both ends and unable to get into the game. 2
18 Port Subbed out at three-quarter time after a subdued performance. 3
19 NEAFL Classy game. 21 touches to go with two goals. -
20 Hamstring.
21 GWS Played in patches and should have had more than just one goal. 5
22 WB Looked to hurt his shoulder in third term but kept going. 4
23 Geel Had a picnic with six goals from 11 kicks to be a star of the show. 9
QF
SF
PF
GF

2012 Season

Played for : Brisbane

1 Melb No touches first quarter, three by half time and ended with 12. Quiet. 3
2 Carl Had Betts for the most part. Betts took two hangers and kicked 2.3. 4
3 Frem Gave nothing away. Worked hard in defence. 6
4 GCS Had his hands full early with Bennell but gutsed it out. 28 touches. 6
5 Geel Noted for kicking the Lions’ first goal in third term. 6
6 Ess Looked one of the Lions’ few dangerous weapons but drifted in and out. 5
7 Coll Battled on as a link man against the tide of Magpie disposals. 5
8 GWS Worked out of defence well but another who was not fully tested. 5
9 NM At least tried to break the lines. 5
10 WCE Spent a lot of time on the pine after a big knock early in the game. 4
13 WB Tried to take Murphy deep and while doing so managed to kick five goals. 8
14 Melb Three goals but then tweaked a hamstring and was subbed off. 5