SUNS Midfielder Brayden Fiorini was quick to look for the learnings from his sides performance after going down to Lions in Saturday afternoon’s QClash.
The SUNS got off to a blistering start in the first half taking a 27-point lead into half time of the Round 19 fixture, before being chased down by an experienced Brisbane Lions outfit looking to cement their spot in the top four by season’s end.
“It was a tale of two halves wasn’t it,” Fiorini said.
“We started strongly; our contest was really good, and we were playing the way we wanted to play.
“We dropped away in the second half so we’ll have to review that and there will be a lot of learnings to come out of that for sure.”
In his best performance since coming back into the side, Fiorini finished with a game high 41 disposals, eight marks, four tackles and four clearances.
“First of all, we want to get the win but I’ve just been trying to play my role coming back into the side in the second half of the year.”
“I’ve been given the freedom to play my role as an inside midfielder and I just want to do the best for my teammates, but obviously couldn’t get the result tonight, so disappointed in that. “
Fiorini ran out alongside close mate, Alex Sexton, in his milestone game but unfortunately wasn’t able to help get the win for him.
“He’s had a good journey (Alex Sexton), 150 games it’s a great accomplishment.”
“I’ve loved running out alongside him for the last six years now, disappointed we didn’t get the result for him today.”
The young SUNS side has been shown their output over the past four weeks against top eight sides but will look to ensure they keep striving for consistency.
“As I mentioned before, we’ll review the game and we showed in the first half that we can match it with anyone.”
“Brisbane are a top four side, they’re a really good side and we took it to them early, so we’ll definitely take some learnings out of that.”
“But we need to focus on our consistency and a putting up a four-quarter effort.”
They’ll get no better opportunity to prove the level they have reached in recent weeks when they take on the Melbourne Demons who are currently in the race for the minor premiership.
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