As one of the few remaining foundation SUNS, Sam Day has played in some great club wins.
But Saturday’s enthralling victory against flag fancies West Coast could top the lot as his favourite win in a Gold Coast guernsey.
“That’s up there with the best I think,” Day told SUNS Media.
“It was a full four-quarter effort from the boys.
“It was one of the most exciting and fun wins I’ve been a part of.”
What made the win even more special for Day was the fact the SUNS had to fight back in a second quarter arm-wrestle.
He said in the past the SUNS may have let a good start like they had on the weekend go to waste with a lapse during the middle of the game, but instead praised the group on their ability to regain control of the match.
“That second quarter was very challenging, but we made a concerted effort as a full group to really wrestle back that momentum,” he said.
“We managed to get a couple of goals late in that second quarter which got it back on even terms.
“That’s somewhere maybe in the past where we might have rolled over and let them kick a couple of extra and kick away so that just shows the growth and maturity of the group which has been really pleasing.
“We just take great belief and trust that we can keep doing that week in, week out.”
The SUNS now shift the focus to this week’s opponents in Adelaide.
The Crows are the only club the SUNS are yet to beat in their history, but Day said the club would be buoyed by the outstanding effort in Round 2.
“We just have to really believe in ourselves and now take the confidence going forward that we can really dish up those performances,” he said.
“West Coast have been a really good team for a long time now and a consistent team so to do that to them on the weekend should give us a lot of belief as a playing group.
“We’ll do our research on the Crows like we did on the Eagles and we’ll go out there and try to get them on the back foot early.”
The match against Adelaide at Metricon Stadium will get underway at 1:05pm on Sunday.