SUNS AFLW player Molly Ritson believes the one-point loss to GWS will strengthen the group in the lead-up to back-to-back home games at Metricon Stadium.

In wet and wild weather at Blacktown, the SUNS fought hard until the final siren but were eventually defeated by a lone point.

Ritson said there were positive signs to come out of the match and it provided opportunities for the group to learn.

“We can now go and look at vision and understand why it didn’t go our way,” Ritson said.

“The fact that we could come together and put in the footy that we did was a good sign leading in to the upcoming games.

“It’s a pretty quick turnaround to next week against Richmond so it’s looking at what we did, what we can do and putting it behind us then moving on but also acknowledging why and how.” 

Ritson is a better weather forecast will lead to a better result this weekend when the SUNS host Richmond in the club’s first-ever women’s home match. 

“I think we’re going to try to be a bit cleaner but that should come with the weather,” she said.

“(We need to) stick to our structures and our own gameplay as SUNS. 

“(It’s about) just backing the hard work that we’ve done.”

The match against the Tigers kicks off at 4:10pm, with gates opening from 3pm.