A CLOSE Q-CLASH has seen the Gold Coast come away 14-point winners, virtually handing Brisbane the AFL wooden spoon.
The two bottom teams played out a competitive match at the Gabba on Saturday night, but it was a stellar third quarter from the Suns that sealed the 17.12 (114) to 14.16 (100) result.
Stand-in skipper Tom Lynch booted five goals and bagged himself the Marcus Ashcroft Medal for best afield.
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He’s current good form has many speculating about Lynch’s future at the club, in the possible absence of Gary Ablett.
“People don’t see that he’s a really great leader off the field as well,” Coach Rodney Eade said.
“He trains hard, works hard and is obviously demanding of his teammates. I would think he’d be in the frame down the track.”
The victory moves the Suns up to 16th place on the AFL ladder, two points ahead of Carlton and six ahead of Brisbane.