Southport reclaimed the Mackenzie Cup after defeating Gold Coast by 47 points at People First Stadium on Sunday Afternoon.

The 16.9 (105) to 8.10 (58) victory means the Sharks now lead the Mackenzie Cup ledger two to one.

Southport got off to a fast start on the scoreboard, kicking six goals to zero in the opening term despite having fewer Inside 50s.

There were a lot of highlights in the first half for the Sharks, with quality passages of play, fancy footwork and clinical goal kicking.

Southport led by 47 points at halftime and by as much as 60 points late in the third quarter before the Suns kicked five of the last eight goals of the match to reduce the final margin back to 47 points.

Ben Jepson (40 disposals and 11 marks), Jacob Dawson (38 disposals and 11 clearances), and Boyd Woodcock (30 disposals, nine clearances and a goal) led the way for the Sharks.

After the game, Southport Coach Steve Daniel said, “Doc (Dr Alan Mackenzie) means so much to our football club, so it was great to win the cup back.”

“Everyone contributed, which was terrific to see. We have had a solid couple of performances now with back-to-back wins, so the challenge is now to build on that.”

This week, Southport plays the Northern Bullants at Genis Steel Oval in Melbourne on Saturday Afternoon at 12pm.

Gold Coast v Southport – Sunday 12 May, People First Stadium, 1:05pm

GOLD COAST 0.2 1.5 4.5 8.10 (58)

SOUTHPORT 6.1 9.4 13.5 16.9 (105)

GOALS: Hugh Dixon 3, Max Spencer 3, Jackson Edwards 2, Will Sexton 2, Rhys Clark, William Derrington, Jesse Joyce, Jay Lockhart, Matt Shannon, Boyd Woodcock

BEST PLAYERS: Ben Jepson, Jacob Dawson, Boyd Woodcock, Jesse Joyce, Matt McGuinness, Jackson Edwards

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