The Gold Coast SUNS have bounced back from a disappointing loss last week to record a resounding 107-point victory over Frankston in the VFL on Saturday afternoon.
In perfect conditions at Heritage Bank Stadium, the SUNS were ruthless in slamming home 10 first-quarter goals, to essentially put the result beyond doubt by quarter time.
Spearheaded by the three-headed key forward monster of Mabior Chol (six goals), Chris Burgess (five) and Sam Day (four), the SUNS waltzed to a 22.12 (144) to 5.7 (37) victory over Frankston.
The SUNS dominated in the clinches to lock the ball in their forward half, creating 69 inside 50 chances for the match.
Gold Coast jumped out to a 60-point lead at quarter time before Frankston rallied with an improved second quarter.
When Burgess kicked his third major in the final minutes before half-time, the margin returned to 10 goals at the main break.
Frankston battled bravely in the second half, but the damage was already done as the SUNS continued to slowly extend its lead until the final siren.
Playing as an inside midfielder, Jeremy Sharp was one of the best afield with a game-high 35 disposals along with 11 marks, five tackles and six clearances.
He was joined by Alex Davies in the midfield who led the SUNS in clearances (nine) while also accumulating 23 disposals.
In defence it was Bodhi Uwland who was dominant with his positioning to cut off opposition attacks and set up play on the rebound, finishing with 18 disposals and eight marks.
He was supported well by key defender Jake Stein who was a strong presence defensively while also contributing with 16 disposals and seven marks.
Other notable performers on the day were Charlie Constable (32 disposals), Elijah Hollands (26 disposals, one goal) and Ned Moyle (19 disposals, 41 hitouts, one goal).
The victory sees the SUNS remain two points clear in first place on the VFL ladder, while also boosting its percentage by 10% to now sit at 178.1%.
The SUNS have a bye in the VFL next weekend before travelling to Canberra to take on GWS in Round 18 on Sunday July 23.
GOLD COAST SUNS: 10.1 12.4 16.8 22.12 (144)
FRANKSTON: 0.1 2.3 2.5 5.7 (37)
GOLD COAST SUNS: Chol 6, Burgess 5, Day 4, McLaughlin 2, Eckersley, Hollands, Moyle, Sexton, Tsitas
FRANKSTON: O’Leary 2, Butland, Johnson, Lloyd
GOLD COAST SUNS: Sharp, Uwland, Day, Chol, Burgess, Stein, Davies
FRANKSTON: Riley, Fordham, Mynott, O’Leary