Gold Coast midfielder Brayden Fiorini says the way the SUNS have been able to find a way to win tight games this season has the group running high on confidence.
The SUNS downed Fremantle by three points at home in Round 2 before tackling the Bulldogs at Marvel Stadium where they ran out five-point winners.
“We’ve had three close ones so we’re sort of getting used to it and thriving under the pressure so it’s a good test for our young group coming up against a good side,” Fiorini told SUNS Media
“The Doggies had a lot of premiership players in there so it was good, especially for myself and a few of the younger boys in the midfield, to come up against really good players in there.
“It was a good test and we’re happy with the result.”
Fiorini has been a driving factor in the two wins, with 25 and 27 disposals respectively.
His strong form has seen him rewarded with AFLCA votes to be second on the SUNS leaderboard with nine votes.
“I’m really enjoying it,” Fiorini said about his football in 2019.
“It helps when you’re winning, obviously, but for me personally I’m just trying to play as many games as I can this year.
“I haven’t strung a consecutive sort of ten games together or anything like that, so I’m just trying to stay injury-free and look after my recovery and hopefully continue my form.”
Coming up against Carlton this week, Fiorini is a strong chance of playing on contested bull Patrick Cripps alongside his teammate Jack Bowes.
“It’ll be a great test,” Fiorini said.
“They’re in really good form – obviously they haven’t gotten a win this year – but they’re showing some great signs.