Gold Coast SUNS Senior Assistant Coach Dean Solomon has outlined three areas the team need to address if they are to get the win over the Western Bulldogs this Sunday.

Challenge #1: Goal kicking

After a disappointing result in front of goals last week, Solomon said he was confident the team could turn around their woes in the forward half. 

“We don’t see that as a trend at the moment, our goalkicking has actually been quite good up until that point,” Solomon said.

“Going forward we have no issues that we’ll improve in this area.”


Challenge #2: The midfield

The Western Bulldogs bat very deep in their midfield and have been in hot form to start the year.

Solomon said after getting a look at the Dogs during the JLT Series, the side will be well-prepared for their best football in the middle. 

“Their numbers so far up until Round 2 are very good. They lead the competition in clearances and also scores from stoppages,” Solomon said.

“We’re really confident we match up quite well and can match them in this area.”


Challenge #3: Backing up

After two strong performances in a row, the SUNS will be looking to continue the same standard they have set to start the year.

Solomon said it didn’t matter whether the team play at home or away, the outcome should be the same. 

“Our challenge is to consistently deliver our game plan week in, week out.

“We know the Western Bulldogs are going to be a really tough task down in Melbourne but it’s a challenge we’re up for.”