The Gold Coast Suns have taken a thrilling win over the Sydney Swans, as they prepare to head home after a couple of weeks away.
The Suns scored 13 points early on, before maintaining the lead through the whole game to beat the Sydney side by 32 points.
Hugh Greenwood and David Swallow dominated the midfield, with Greenwood getting 23 disposals and 12 tackles, and David Swallow clocking 22 disposals and a goal.
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Young gun Izak Rankine starred once again, off the back of an incredible debut, getting two goals, 16 disposals and four tackles.
One of his goals had Coach Stuart Dew absolutely stunned.
“I felt like it was – again it was something he practices, so for any kids out there watching, he doesn’t fluke it – he practices those things.
“So a little bit of disbelief, but I probably shouldn’t be surprised because he can do that.
“Some of the young players that come through now, they do practice this stuff, and it’s a different came from when I played,” Dew said post match.
Izak Rankine makes kicking goals look easy!
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The win puts us back in the top eight, as the side heads home for a prime time Thursday night clash against the Western Bulldogs.
Co-captain Jarrod Witts says the five day turnaround is a bit concerning for the recovery, but it might be something they just have to get used to.
“Obviously I think recovery is going to be a big step in these five day turnarounds, if that’s what keeps happening.
“So I think, enjoy the win tonight, then really start recovering and getting the body right for what’s really exciting for the footy club and that’s to play in prime time next Thursday,” Witts said after the match.