Voting is now open for the Austworld Player of the Round after the match against Essendon at Marvel Stadium.

In a disappointing night for the SUNS, there were some who never gave up.

Touk Miller battled all night in the midfield to finish with 29 disposals, seven clearances and a game-high 15 contested possessions.

He was joined by the reliable Noah Anderson who had 24 disposals (12 contested) and seven clearances.

In his second game back from injury, Jack Lukosius looked to find some form in the defensive half, tallying 22 disposals, six marks and 539 metres gained, to go with a last-quarter goal.

Jarrod Witts battled bravely all night in the ruck and managed 34 hitouts while Levi Casboult and Mabior Chol both booted two goals each.

Brandon Ellis was reliable support in defence and on the wing, contributing with 21 disposals at 90% efficiency and seven marks.