Suns put on brave fight in loss to Carlton

The Gold Coast Suns have recorded their 13th loss in a row, going down to Carlton by 24 points at Marvel Stadium on Saturday.

Errors ultimately costs the Suns, who lost 15.9 (99) to 11.9 (75).

The Blues pushed to a 43 point lead midway through the third quarter but the Suns did bravely fight their way back into the clash.


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Coach Stuart Dew admitted he was impressed by how his side managed to turn things around late.

“We’ve spoken a lot this week about responding when challenged and I think we did that from that point,” Dew said after the match.

“After the last couple of weeks… really proud of the way they responded.

“All good teams are able to respond mid-quarter.

“That was what we were chasing all week and back to what we did probably for the first dozen or so games.”

Touk Miller was one of the stars for the Suns, picking up 27 disposals and 11 tackles. Will Brodie was also impressive with 26 disposals and 10 tackles.

However, Brodie’s starring role in the match was soured after picking up a hamstring injury during the final quarter and failing to come back on.

Dew admitted he wasn’t sure how bad the injury was and whether he will miss any games.

“It’s one of those ones where you just get the nudge at the wrong time,” Dew said.

“He’ll come back. He’s a good kid and he’s showed he wants to be a part of this footy club and really turned the tide today.

“He’s been working hard on his game play and his knowledge of opposition and how to be an AFL footballer, so really proud of the way Will played.”

The Gold Coast Suns next take on Essendon at Metricon Stadium on Sunday.

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