The Gold Coast Suns already had the wooden spoon in the bag, though they’ve now sealed the deal with their 18th straight loss last night.
At their final game of the season at Metricon, the Suns hosted Greater Western Sydney, who dominated in a 127 to 55 victory.
The win secures sixth place for GWS, while the Gold Coast boys remain unchanged at dead last.
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The Suns were scoreless in the opening quarter, though came back a little in the second, before Giants’ Jeremy Cameron stole the show.
He’s now in line to take the 2019 Coleman Medal, after scoring nine goals in the match.
Despite another horrifying loss, Suns Coach Stuart Dew remains optimistic about the side, saying they’ve got a good foundation for future success.
“A lot of the guys have had career-best years… some may argue comparing to what?
“But a lot of them we’re comparing to their second or third years.
“So they’re starting to get going, Ben Ainsowrth, Jack Bowes, Darcy Macpherson’s gone from a forward pocket NEAFL player to an AFL player.
“Jack and Ben – it’s obviously their first year, and Charlie Ballard’s a second year player.
“There’s so much there on an individual level, the work’s ahead of us to get that synergy, and make sure we can keep that group playing as much football together as possible,” Dew said post match.