Match Report - Round 10
Gold Coast 6.6 10.12 16.13 23.18.156
Southport 1.2 3.3 5.3 6.3.39
Goal Kickers –Anthony 2, Baxter 2, Boston 1, Hancock 1.
Best Players –Keras, Boston, West, Moffa, Chadwick.
We headed to Metricon Stadium on Saturday to take on the Suns knowing full well that the challenge of taking on a team with 20 AFL listed players was going to be tough.
Loaded with 6 players 200cm or bigger, the Suns dominated from the first bounce and we offered little resistance.
15 of the Suns 23 goals came from key forwards and our defenders were under siege for the entire match. We were unable to control the tempo of the match at any stage and the Suns won more contested footy, then kept possession and exposed our inability to win the ball back off our opponents.
Our forwards were starved of opportunities as the game was played in the opposition’s forward half.
Jordan Keras worked hard to stem the flow but he didn’t get a lot of help. Jesse Moffa tried hard and Andrew Boston laid 9 tackles against his former club but good Sharks players were hard to find.
On a positive note, the NEAFL representative team has been selected and congratulations go to the following players who will play against Tasmania in Hobart this Saturday;
Andrew Boston, Seb Tape, Jordan Keras & Jack Anthony. Good luck lads!
Jarrod Field GM –Football Operations