SUNS Senior Coach Stuart Dew says there’s no room for complacency if his team is to come away with a win against the Adelaide Crows on Friday night.
The Crows had an upset win against grand finalists Geelong in Round 1, and Dew said despite their loss to the Swans in Round 2, Adelaide were going to be a tough team to beat.
“The scoreboard certainly wasn’t a reflection last week for them against the Swans,” he said.“It’s a big test – if we’re not up for it, they’re certainly a far different side than what they were last year.
”The SUNS are yet to win a game against Adelaide at the Adelaide Oval in the club’s 11-year history – a stat Dew said the players were keen to have a say about on Good Friday.
“It’s an opportunity to tick a first off and we talk about at our footy club how there’s a lot of opportunity for firsts which is the exciting thing,” he said.
“That’s the opportunity we’ve got tomorrow night because we haven’t done it yet so it will be nice to get this one.
"The SUNS flew out of the Gold Coast on Tuesday morning with no indication of how long the stay interstate would be due to the COVID outbreak in Queensland.But Dew said the players and staff had embraced the challenge put before them.
“When we left the Gold Coast we were prepared for a multiple-week stay,” he said.
“If plans change you just adapt and move on.“We dealt with last year really well and we know that this past week has been our turn as well so there’s no complaints.
”The match against the Crows gets underway at 6:50pm AEST on Friday night.