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Gold Coast Suns
Gold Coast Suns
|2.4 (16)||Third Quarter [+]||11.8 (74)|
|2.1 (13)||Second Quarter [+]||7.5 (47)|
|1.0 (6)||First Quarter [+]||3.3 (21)|
Fresh off disappointing losses, the Gold Coast Suns and the Port Adelaide Power lock horns in the sunshine state looking to return to the winners’ list. Join The Roar for live scores from 1:45pm (AEST) as Saturday afternoon footy commences.
The Power are beginning to win a reputation as flat-track bullies, a label enhanced by their disappointing home loss in Round 13 to Geelong. They’re on a hiding to nothing if they hope to fix that against the lowly Suns, but a win is vital as they strive to keep their top-four hopes alive.
Ruckman Scott Lycett is a crucial inclusion for Ken Hinkley, the important ruckman having served his four-match suspension for a crude sling tackle in Round 8’s Showdown. Without him, the Power have twice lost at home as well as escaped with a one-point win over lowly Collingwood, so perhaps the former Eagle holds the key to their flickering premiership hopes.
Suns fans have been spoilt for choice when it comes to disappointing losses in their ten years in the AFL, but last week’s loss to an injury-depleted Fremantle was right up with any of them. Yes, it was on the road, but Stuart Dew’s side were rife will skill errors, lacked composure with ball in hand, and missed a string of crucial shots that would have had the coach tearing his hair out.
Nevertheless, the Suns are a different prospect at Metricon Stadium, most notably having beaten a finals hopeful in Sydney there this year. The Power can’t head into this one thinking they will be an easy kill.
Opening bounce: 1:45pm (AEST)
Venue: Metricon Stadium, Gold Coast
TV: Fox Footy, Channel Seven (SA only), 7mate (QLD)
Live stream: Kayo Sports, Foxtel Now, Foxtel Go
Betting: Suns $2.66, Power $1.48 (odds via PlayUp)
Gold Coast Suns
B: 27 Wil Powell, 25 Sam Collins, 23 Sean Lemmens
HB: 13 Jack Lukosius, 10 Charlie Ballard, 3 Jack Bowes
C: 4 Brandon Ellis, 18 Matt Rowell, 1 Hugh Greenwood
HF: 24 David Swallow (c), 29 Chris Burgess, 39 Nick Holman
F: 22 Izak Rankine, 34 Ben King, 6 Alex Sexton
FOLL: 32 Zac Smith, 14 Lachie Weller, 11 Touk Miller
INT: 12 Sam Day, 15 Noah Anderson, 17 Oleg Markov, 26 Sam Flanders
EMG: 8 Brayden Fiorini, 9 Ben Ainsworth, 44 Darcy MacPherson, 46 Caleb Graham
IN: Sam Collins, Sam Day
OUT: Caleb Graham, Malcolm Rosas
Port Adelaide Power
B: 3 Ryan Burton, 12 Trent McKenzie, 21 Aliir Aliir
HB: 34 Lachie Jones, 1 Tom Jonas (c), 33 Darcy Byrne-Jones
C: 5 Dan Houston, 16 Ollie Wines, 15 Karl Amon
HF: 20 Connor Rozee, 38 Peter Ladhams, 6 Steven Motlop
F: 19 Mitch Georgiades, 22 Charlie Dixon, 9 Robbie Gray
FOLL: 29 Scott Lycett, 10 Travis Boak, 2 Sam Powell-Pepper
INT: 14 Miles Bergman, 24 Kane Farrell, 28 Willem Drew, 40 Jarrod Lienert
EMG: 8 Hamish Hartlett, 32 Sam Mayes, 36 Boyd Woodcock, 45 Martin Frederick
IN: Jarrod Lienert, Scott Lycett
OUT: Todd Marshall, Riley Bonner