The Gold Coast SUNS have recorded a comprehensive victory over fellow Queensland side Aspley in the VFL on Saturday afternoon.

The SUNS dominated from the outset, piling on five goals in the first quarter and maintaining that lead for the remainder of the match to run out 19.8 (122) to 6.8 (44) winners.

Northern Territory product Joel Jeffrey, who was listed as an AFL emergency this week, was the one who broke the game open for the SUNS.

He was flawless in front of goals, booting four goals in the first half and five in the second to finish with a bag of nine from his 11 disposals and eight marks.

The 19-year-old is in a rich vein of form and will be putting his hand up for an AFL debut after kicking 12 goals in his last two VFL matches.

The SUNS were able to apply unrelenting pressure in the forward half which played a key role in the result.

Darcy Macpherson showed hunger at the contest and pressed his claim for an AFL return after finishing with two goals, 24 disposals and eight tackles in a midfield/forward role.

Malcolm Rosas Jnr has already had a taste for AFL football this year but was back to his dynamic best and kicked one goal to go with his team-high 27 disposals and seven tackles.

Small forward Hewago Oea got proceedings underway with the first goal for the SUNS and was lively around the ground, with two majors for the day from his 18 disposals.

Irishman Luke Towey played one of his best games for the club and looked composed off half-back, providing plenty of dash and tallying 17 disposals.

First-year recruit Elijah Hollands continues to build after having 20 disposals in his third VFL match.

Out of the SUNS Academy prospects, it was Jed Foggo who impressed with two goals while Bodhi Uwland also kicked a long-range goal from outside 50 to go with 16 disposals.


Gold Coast:     5.3       10.4     14.4       19.8 (122)

Aspley:            1.1       4.3       6.5          6.8 (44)


Gold Coast: Jeffrey 9, Oea 2, Macpherson 2, Foggo 2, Smith, Rosas, Brown, Uwland

Aspley: Hammelmann 3, Hayden, O’Sullivan, Payne