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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.
Gold Coast Suns 11.11.77
Melbourne Demons 21.20.146
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.
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.