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Giants smash Suns

Dylan Shiel of the Giants. (Photo by Adam Trafford/AFL Media/Getty Images)
Roar Guru
9th June, 2018
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The GWS Giants have smashed the Gold Coast Suns by 108 points at Spotless Stadium on Saturday evening.

GWS dominated play from the first bounce, but kicked two goals, six points in the first quarter to give the Suns some hope.

After that it was all the Giants with seven and eight goals in the next two quarters respectively, ultimately running out big winners by 108 points.

The Suns stemmed the tide in the last quarter, but only kicked one point themselves, while the Giants put on another three goals.

The game was dominated by the Giants with 11 of the top 12 disposal winners and nine different goals scorers.

Jeremy Cameron (six goals, 26 disposals) was unstoppable up forward and when he didn’t mark it, he brought it to ground and the small forwards did the rest.

Callan Ward (34 disposals, two goals and five tackles) and Matt de Boer (24 disposals, three goals, nine tackles) benefited from the work up the ground with Josh Kelly picking up 40 disposals, Lachie Whitfield 36 disposals and Dylan Shiel 35 disposals.

Jarrod Witts dominated the ruck with 64 hit outs but the Suns midfield were unable to take advantage and it was actually the Giants midfield which got the clearances (Jacob Hopper 12 and Ward 10).

Touk Miller and Jarrod Harbrow tried hard but there were not many others making a contribution.

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Daniel Lloyd injured his left knee in the second quarter, while Rory Lobb’s evening was done in the third quarter with a right rib injury adding to the Giants lengthy injury list.

Dylan Shiel came off after a slight twist of the ankle, but he returned after having it re-strapped.

Ryan Griffen celebrated his 250th game with two goals.

GWS have a week off before a clash with the Lions in round 14, while the Suns will host St Kilda at Metricon Stadium on Saturday afternoon.

Final score
GWS Giants 20.14.134
Gold Coast Suns 4.2.26