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Gold Coast Suns
Gold Coast Suns
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|6.5 (41)||Second Quarter [+]||5.4 (34)|
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The struggling Melbourne Demons will hope to have caught the Gold Coast Suns at a bad time as they clash at Giants Stadium. Join The Roar for live scores from 6:05pm (AEST).
The highs of 2018 look to be a distant memory for Demons fans now, with yet another loss last weekend moving them to second last at 1-3. They’ve gone 6-20 since the start of 2019 – and five of those wins have been by ten points or fewer. Something is seriously wrong with this football club and they need to start digging themselves out quickly.
After a bright start to 2020, Gold Coast got brought down to earth last week with a hefty loss to Geelong that saw them lose Rising Star favourite Matt Rowell to a shoulder injury. The Suns have been 3-2 in all three of Stuart Dew’s seasons in charge, but finished 2018 4-18 and last year 3-19. They’ll be desperately hoping to avoid another repeat this season.
Melbourne have a dominant record over the Suns, winning the last seven meetings including last year’s one-point thriller. The previous six had come by an average of 50 points. Neither side has ever won at Giants Stadium, however, with Gold Coast 0-4 and Melbourne 0-2 – although the Dees haven’t played there since 2014.
Opening bounce: 6:05pm (AEST)
Venue: Giants Stadium, Sydnery
TV: Fox Sports, Seven (QLD only)
Live stream: Kayo Sports, Foxtel, AFL Live Pass
B: J.Lockhart, S.May, O.McDonald
HB: C.Salem, J.Lever, M.Hibberd
C: E.Langdon, C.Oliver, A.vandenBerg
HF: M.Hannan, S.Weideman, A.Brayshaw
F: J.Melksham, T.McDonald, H.Bennell
Foll: M.Gawn, C.Petracca, J.Viney
Bench: J.Harmes, B.Fritsch, K.Pickett, N.Jetta
Emergencies: N.Jones, L.Jackson, A.Tomlinson, J.Smith
B: C.Budarick, S.Collins, J.Lukosius
HB: P.Hanley, C.Ballard, J.Harbrow
C: L.Weller, H.Greenwood, B.Ellis
HF: N.Anderson, S.Day, A.Sexton
F: I.Rankine, B.King, B.Ainsworth
Foll: J.Witts, D.Swallow, T.Miller
Bench: J.Bowes, B.Fiorini, N.Holman, D.MacPherson
Emergencies: W.Powell, P.Wright, Z.Smith, J.Sharp