Gold Coast has record a second straight victory to climb to the cusp of the top eight with a stirring 24-point win against Collingwood at the MCG on Saturday.
The SUNS backed up their impressive triumph over Sydney last week with a 12.7 (79) to 7.13 (55) win, which was only their fourth ever victory at the MCG.
Hugh Greenwood was monumental for the SUNS with 26 disposals, 10 tackles and a goal, while Touk Miller (34 disposals) and Josh Corbett (four goals) were also highly influential.
The SUNS got off to the perfect start, with Caleb Graham tapping the first centre bounce to Miller, who wheeled around and kicked inside 50, where it ended up in the hands of Chris Burgess who slotted a nice goal from the pocket.
Izak Rankine proved dangerous, receiving the ball from an inside-50 stoppage and snapping truly to kick the Suns' second and keep the deficit to one point at quarter-time.
Collingwood locked the ball in its forward half early in the second quarter, winning the first seven inside 50s of the quarter. But the Pies struggled to make an impact on the scoreboard, adding only four behinds.
As the Pies failed to capitalise, Jack Lukosius made them pay, spearing the ball inside the SUNS' forward 50 for the first time and hitting up Ben King, who duly converted.
This kickstarted a mini surge from the Suns, who added another two goals in quick succession through captain David Swallow and Corbett.
The rest of the term was more of an arm wrestle, but the SUNS added another goal late through Brandon Ellis, whose long range bomb somehow floated through the goals without a Collingwood player laying a finger on it.
It left the Pies 19-points down at the main break and in dire trouble. Mihocek continued to play a lone hand up forward for Collingwood in the third term kicking his – and his team’s – third goal early in the third quarter.
The Pies again owned the territory battle in the third term and started to get greater rewards for their efforts after Josh Daicos snapped a goal from a holding the ball free inside 50.
But just when the Pies looked to be getting on top, King took a mark one-on-one forward and played on to kick an easy running goal against the run of play.
Further goals to captain David Swallow and Greenwood set up a 16-point lead for the Suns heading into the final break.
The Pies were desperate for the first goal of the final term, but a hungry Gold Coast outfit surged the ball forward where Corbett kicked his second goal to take the wind out of Collingwood's sails.
From there, it was all the Suns, who added another two goals to complete one of the best wins in their short history.
COLLINGWOOD 2.3 2.8 5.11 7.13 (55)
GOLD COAST 2.2 6.3 9.3 12.7 (79)
Collingwood: Mihocek 4, Daicos, Noble, Grundy
Gold Coast: Corbett 4, King 2, Swallow 2, Rankine, Ellis, Greenwood, Burgess
Collingwood: Mihocek, Daicos, Pendlebury, Quaynor, Noble
Gold Coast: Miller, Ellis, Corbett, Greenwood, Bowes
Gold Coast: Nil
Collingwood: Jay Rantall (unused)
Gold Coast: Alex Sexton (unused)
Crowd: 24,397 at the MCG