A year on from being the AFL wooden spooners, the Gold Coast Suns have risen last night, demoralising North Melbourne in a 63-point defeat at Metricon Stadium.
Suns coach Stewart Dew says the team is focused on its on-field brand.
“Playing the way we want to play is really important to us; we want to make sure we test some teams and try to knock some over,” Dew says.
“We want to hit the end of the year with momentum.”
In yesterday’s other game, Collingwood defeated Carlton by 24 points at the Gabba.
Coach David Teague says it was a really hard loss to take.
“It’s a tough one to swallow full stop in the sense that we probably didn’t play our way for four quarters and that’s what we came here to do,” says Teague.
“We saw some signs early that were good but it shows that we’ve got a lot of improvement still to go [in] our ability to maintain that, be consistent with that, and make the most of it when we are on top in the contest.”
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