FINALS hopes for the Gold Coast Suns are back on track after a solid win over St Kilda.
After losing seven matches without star player Gary Ablett, the Suns notched up a 17.15 (117) to 9.10 (64) victory at Metricon Stadium.
Dion Prestia was a star player for the Suns with 31 possessions, while Tom Lynch also kicked four goals.
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Suns Coach Guy McKenna said he was proud of the team’s effort.
“The main thing was the contested footy,” he said.
“We’ve seen them play with that intensity before but not in the last couple of weeks.
“Regardless of whether Gary plays or doesn’t play, if you get an effort over the footy like that you win most of those games of football.”
The match leaves the Suns with ten competition wins, placing them equal sixth on the ladder with North Melbourne and Essendon.