SUNS Vice-Captain Touk Miller has rued poor execution which was a big factor in the disappointing performance over Fremantle over weekend.
The SUNS had control of the game for large periods of time but Miller said an inability to capitalise on the early momentum contributed to the result.
“Scoreboard pressure is so vital, especially early in the game it’s probably the key to holding momentum for the whole game,” Miller said in the @realty in the rooms post-match interview.
“We missed our opportunities but in saying that we had plenty more where we should have put them on the board and we didn’t.”
Miller said the SUNS weren’t able to find a way to put pressure on Fremantle’s defensive set-up.
“We probably just played into their hands,” he said.
“Our ball movement was a bit stagnant and they have really good defenders that roll off and we probably kicked it straight to them.
“We weren’t able to cover the exits or stop their ball movement chipping it around.
“If you don’t deliver on the gameplan you’ll get results like that.”
The SUNS have a chance to respond with a match against fifth-placed Port Adelaide at Metricon Stadium this weekend.
The club is also in its final week of the SUNS Shout Out membership campaign as it looks to break its all-time membership record and press for 20,000 members.
“Just stay with us,” Miller said in a message to members and fans.
“We’re still in our Shout Out period at the moment so if we can get as many members as possible and heaps of people to the game next week to show their support it’s going to be fantastic for us.”