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Gold Coast Suns vs Melbourne Demons: AFL live scores, blog

Roar Guru
12th May, 2018

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Gold Coast Suns vs. Melbourne

Gabba
AFL Home and Away May 12, 2018
Gold Coast Suns 77, Melbourne 146
Gold Coast Suns Melbourne
 G B Pts G B Pts
Q13523   4529
Q25737   81159
Q39963   131795
Q4111177   2120146
Where: Gabba
When: 4:35pm AEST
TV: Seven (QLD only), Fox Footy
Betting: Gold Coast $3.10, Melbourne $1.39

Gold Coast Suns
B Jarrod Harbrow, Rory Thompson, Steven May
HB Aaron Hall, Jack Leslie, Callum Ah Chee
C Jack Bowes, Jarryd Lyons, Lachie Weller
HF Nick Holman, Brayden Crossley, Charlie Ballard
F Jack Martin, Sam Day, Aaron Young
FOL Jarrod Witts, Touk Miller, David Swallow
I/C Alex Sexton, Ben Ainsworth, Brad Scheer, Michael Rischitelli

Melbourne Demons
B Michael Hibberd, Oscar McDonald, Neville Jetta
HB Angus Brayshaw, Jake Lever, Bernie Vince
C Jordan Lewis, Nathan Jones, Christian Salem
HF James Harmes, Jesse Hogan, Jake Melksham
F Sam Weideman, Tom McDonald, Christian Petracca
FOL Max Gawn, Dom Tyson, Clayton Oliver
I/C Charlie Spargo, Mitch Hannan, Alex Neal-Bullen, Bayley Fritsch
Jarryd Lyons of the Suns celebrates after scoring a goal. (Photo by Ian Hitchcock/Getty Images)
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12th May, 2018
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Match result:

Melbourne have had a comprehensive win over the Gold Coast Suns at the Gabba, racking up a record-equalling 83 inside 50s and ultimately running out 69 point winners.

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Final score
Gold Coast Suns 11.11.77
Melbourne Demons 21.20.146

Match preview:

The Gold Coast Suns finally get another game in Queensland, albeit not at their ground of choice, when they host the Melbourne Demons at the Gabba. Join The Roar for live scores and a blog from the match on Saturday afternoon, starting from 4:35pm AEST.

Due to the interruptions at their own home ground caused by the 2018 Commonwealth Games, the Gold Coast Suns haven’t been able to play at Metricon even once so far this season.

The Games of course are over now but the ground is still in the process of being prepared to once again be suitable for footy. Gold Coast’s return there is only a few weeks away.

For the meantime they’ve been travelling around the country playing home matches in some interesting places – Cairns, Perth, and now here at the Gabba.

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They’ll be playing a home match in Shanghai soon also.

All in all it hasn’t been the worst thing for them as they actually opened the season with two straight wins, and got a third at this ground recently against Brisbane.

None of North, Carlton or Brisbane have been seen as particularly big scalps by the Suns, but winning at all is a nice change of pace for them, and they seem to play with a system and mental fortitude under Stewart Dew that is new at the club.

As for Melbourne, they’ve had a pretty Melbourney sort of season – some games where they impress, some where they break your heart, and somewhere they do both.

As things stand they have a 4-3 record and are firmly in the mix for a long-awaited return to finals, but it’s hard to ever feel confident in them.

Join The Roar for live scores and a blog from the match between the Gold Coast Suns and the Melbourne Demons in Round 8 of the 2018 AFL season on Saturday afternoon at the Gabba, starting from 4:35pm AEST.