SUNS midfielder Jack Bowes says resilience has been the key to the SUNS taking out two early-season wins.

The SUNS have been in the hunt in each of their three games and managed to grind out two victories, each decided by less than a goal.

We’ve been showing a bit of resilience the last three weeks,” Bowes told SUNS Media post-match.

“We’ve had a few close ones so it’s good that all our practice late in games has paid off and we’ve been able to get the win.”

Bowes has looked the part in his three games so far, equalling Patrick Cripps as the only two players to have recorded 20+ disposals, 10+ contested possessions and 5+ tackles across the opening three rounds.

He’ll likely go head to head with Cripps this weekend, and has some valuable experience under his belt after coming up against the likes of Nat Fyfe and Marcus Bontempelli in the last two weeks.

“Obviously (they’re) both highly respected players in the competition and both very big bodies and taller sorts throughout the midfield,” Bowes said.

“So I’ve just been able to learn a lot from them and the way they go about their footy. 

“I think collectively as a midfield group we’ve been able to get on top of both of them and hopefully that’s held us in good stead throughout the course of the game.”

Going on to Carlton next week, we’ve obviously got a lot to learn from this game that we can take out of it as well, so it’ll be good to see lots of fans and members at Metricon and hopefully we can get another win.”