Gold Coast’s reserves played out a scratch match against Fremantle on Saturday morning prior to the AFL clash on Saturday night.
While no scores were kept, SUNS Media have dissected some of the major talking points from the match.
Corbett pressing for AFL recall:
He kicked six goals in an impressive display last week, and Josh Corbett backed it up again against the Fremantle reserves. He had four goals at half-time, all of which came consecutively in the second quarter as the hard-running forward put the Fremantle defenders to the sword. His leading patterns and contested-marking was elite again, and his forward pressure even saw him snag a goal by intercepting a Fremantle kick-in.
Corbett was arguably best-on-ground in the first half, and could have had an even bigger day if he wasn’t trying to be selfless and set-up teammates in better positions. No doubt the 24-year-old’s impressive form will launch him right into the selection debate for Round 5.
Who’s showing spark?:
Gold Coast’s young core continues to impress in 2020. Today we saw exciting flashes from Jy Farrar, evidenced through the first tackle of the day where he snuck up on his opponent and blanketed him, earning a free kick to set the tone early for the SUNS. Farrar showed some of his trademark speed in the forward line and was rewarded with a goal.
Jeremy Sharp was another who caught the eye playing on the wing. He was lively around the ground and was given opportunities to take ground with his run and carry. Izak Rankine showed some flair and kicked two goals himself, playing in a dangerous forward role.
Mids get the job done, again:
It’s the second week straight the SUNS midfield have won the battle in the reserves clash. Led by the likes of Brayden Fiorini, Will Brodie, Zac Smith and Jordan Murdoch, the SUNS gained the ascendency in the middle of the ground and were able to link up well with the forward line.
Sam Fletcher and Josh Schoenfeld both had serviceable games in the middle, while Corey Ellis is another who is continuing to build form with time on the ball. Fiorini did his chances of an AFL recall no harm and was noticeable around stoppages.