The SUNS have gone down to undefeated Adelaide at Unley Oval to move to 3-2 after Round 5.  

Both sides were tireless but it was the Crows who dominated from start to finish, winning by 32 points in the 7.5 (47) to 2.3 (15) win to remain undefeated both at Unley Oval and for the season so far.


The SUNS' first shot on goal did not come until late in the first quarter, but their first score was a rushed behind.

Shining SUN Jacqueline Dupuy was as defensive as she was attacking, covering the ground well and notching two out of her team's only three scores for the first half: a point and a goal.

Crow Anne Hatchard  had to run hard in the middle and up forward, after her offsider Ebony Marinoff was silenced by young gun SUN Lucy Single.

The SUNS had to lift heading into the second half with a 28-point deficit, but the Crows seemed to have all the answers, particularly in its young yet capable backline.

ADELAIDE, AUSTRALIA - OCTOBER 01: Anne Hatchard of the Crows tackled by Meara Girvan and Alison Drennan of the Suns during the round five AFLW match between Adelaide Crows and Gold Coast Suns at Unley Oval, on October 01, 2023, in Adelaide, Australia. (Photo by Mark Brake/Getty Images via AFL Photos)

Gold Coast started the last quarter ferociously with the first goal from a centre clearance for the game through Dupuy, who scored 46 seconds in.

The SUNS best player on the day in Charlie Rowbottom, worked tirelessly all day in a display that epitomises her ferocity finishing with 28 disposals and 13 tackles. 

Claudia Whitfort was important at stoppages, laying tackles and booting clearances to will her team forward, but the SUNS as a whole was beaten in one-on-one contests.

ADELAIDE    3.0 5.0 6.4 7.5 (47)
GOLD COAST    0.1 1.2 1.2 2.3 (15)

Adelaide: Ponter 2, Jones 2, Gould 2, Martin
Gold Coast: Dupuy 2

Adelaide: Jones, Newman, Hatchard, Charlton, Prowse 
Gold Coast: Rowbottom, Dupuy, Whitfort, Drennan, Single

Adelaide: Nil
Gold Coast: Nil

Reports: Nil

Crowd: 3,300 at Unley Oval