Gold Coast SUNS interim-coach, Steven King remains positive following a 28-point loss against the Crows on Saturday afternoon at Adelaide Oval.

After conceding the first six goals of the match, and eight of the first 10 it was always going to be a challenge for the SUNS, however King is proud of the way that the players stayed in the game.

“It clearly wasn’t the start we were after,” King said.

“When you’re on the road and come over here, (Adelaide) you need to start well.

“Really proud of the way the boys fought it out.”

King states that lack of opportunities were not the cause for defeat yet mentions that improvement must be made when entering inside 50.

“We had numerous opportunities,” King added.

“We just couldn’t quite connect with some kicks inside 50.”

King made it public that he wants this team to be the first SUNS team to win 11 AFL games in a single season and emphasises that it is still very achievable.

“The carrot for the boys is to be the first Gold Coast SUNS team to win 11 games in a season,” King stated.

“That is something that is realistic for us to chase and something that we will get after.”

The SUNS travel to the SCG this weekend to face the Swans, following that is the final AFL home game of the year where the SUNS host the Blues at Heritage Bank Stadium before rounding out the home and away season with a trip to Tasmania to challenge North Melbourne.

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