The Gold Coast SUNS VFL team has pulled off another remarkable comeback win in consecutive weeks, this time by six points over Aspley at Graham Rd.
After getting off to a hot start, Aspley led by 41 points at half-time before an eight-goal third term saw the SUNS claim the lead by a solitary point at the final break.
Gold Coast held its nerve from there to run out 19.17 (131) to 18.17 (125) winners.
Ben Ainsworth was one of the best for the SUNS, booting four goals and three behinds from 24 disposals while also having five marks and five tackles.
He was supported well by Josh Corbett in the forward line who kicked five goals himself and also hauled in 11 marks.
Playing his first game for the club since being recruited as a mid-season draftee, Ned Moyle was impressive and had 31 hitouts, 13 disposals and a number of strong contested marks.
The 19-year-old was thrilled to have performed so well in his debut game.
“It was fantastic, it was so much fun out there,” Moyle told SUNS Media.
“Obviously I was locked up for a couple of weeks down in Pottsville, that was good fun and I enjoyed it but it was bloody awesome to be back out on the field and a great win as well so nothing better.
“I rocked up and haven’t really met anyone but everyone’s been elite today and come to say g’day. They’ve got around me so it’s been great.”
2020 first-round draftee Elijah Hollands also suited up for his first game for the SUNS, playing half a game and also kicking his first goal for the club.
His day finished with 10 disposals, five marks and three tackles.
“It was a bit of a tense one but a super result in the end,” Hollands said.
“I said at the start of the week I was just happy to be playing footy again but obviously still looking to get the win and we were able to achieve that.
“We had to do it the hard way but we’re super pumped.”
Coming off back-to-back wins, the SUNS will play Southport in the VFL this Saturday at Metricon Stadium.