After your SUNS made it back-to-back wins with a 24-point win over Richmond at Marvel Stadium, SUNS media take a look at the key takeaways, thanks to SIXT.
The SUNS have rued missed opportunities going forward in the early stages of the season but were on song inside forward 50 against the Tigers, kicking 11 goals from 17 scoring shots, including six from seven in the third term.
Speaking of that third term, 6.1.37 is the SUNS highest scoring quarter of the term and laid the platform for a memorable win. The SUNS let in just the two majors at the other end, turning a five-point half-time buffer into a 28-point lead at the final change.
Ballard on the ball
Charlie Ballard was immense in defensive 50 for the SUNS. Not only did he smother one of the game’s most dangerous forwards, limiting Jack Riewoldt to just the four touches, but won plenty of the ball himself. He finished with 24 disposals, an equal-game high 10 intercept possessions and his 12 marks was only bettered by teammate Wil Powell.
Powell continues to build
Powell continued to go from strength-to-strength in his fifth game back from a serious leg injury, nullifying a potent Tigers attack whilst also winning plenty of the ball himself. Senior Coach Stuart Dew highlighted a spoil from Powell in the last quarter during the post-match press conference, who finished with 28 touches and a remarkable 14 rebound 50s.
King on song
He kicked five against North Melbourne and Ben King made the most of his opportunities again against the Tigers as one of two multiple goalkickers on the ground. He clunked a pair of contested marks and was 100% in front of goal, now converting his last 11 attempts on goal.
SUNS soar to top spot
The SUNS VFL squad flew to the top of the ladder with a dominant display earlier on Sunday afternoon against Richmond at the Swinburne Centre. Both James Tsitas and Chris Burgess finished with five goals to their names while Connor Blakely (35 touches), Charlie Constable (32) and Sam Flanders in his return to action (30) led the SUNS ball winners.
The squad now face a top-of-the-table clash against Casey Demons at Heritage Bank Stadium on Saturday.