SUNS forward Kate Surman has made an impassioned statement after the club’s performance in the Round 7 AFLW match against Richmond.
The SUNS showed glimpses of what the team is capable of throughout the match, but it wasn’t enough to challenge the Tigers at Metricon Stadium.
Speaking to SUNS Media post-match, Surman was fired up and has set the tone for the final two weeks of the season.
“We just made silly mistakes which cost us the game,” she said.
“We’re good enough to win that game and we just make these stupid mistakes.
“The good thing is we know what we’ve done and we’re going to do better next time.
The SUNS have another opportunity at home this Friday when the club takes on Carlton at 4:10pm.
Surman said the team needed to assert dominance in the areas they were strongest.
“We’ve got to come out and we’ve got to have some grunt,” she said.
“At the moment we have these moments of absolute brilliance where we play our trademark game but the thing is we’re not doing it for four quarters.
“So we’re going to bring that for four quarters, that’s what we’re known for and that’s what we have to do.”
Surman thanked the home crowd for coming out to support the team on Friday night and said the team would be looking to reward the support against Carlton.
“It’s been a tough trot for us playing on the road for five weeks in a row but we’re not going to use that as an excuse,” she said.
“We’re going to show the whole AFLW and the whole AFL community that the Gold Coast SUNS actually have something here.
“Things aren’t going quite right at the moment but we’re going to have a crack.
“We know that we can play some really bloody good football and we’re going to do it.”