MEL­BOURNE 18.14 (122) GOLD COAST 13.9 (87)

Sunday Tasmanian - - Sport -

Jeff Gar­lett kicked five goals for the vic­tors.

The win is the Demons’ first in Alice Springs and pushed them into the eight be­fore last night’s games.

Gold Coast tore away in the sec­ond quar­ter with their hard-run­ning play, as Aaron Hall and Bran­don Mat­era led the charge.

But this couldn’t be sus­tained and Hall fin­ished with 29 dis­pos­als and one goal, and Mat­era 20 dis­pos­als and three goals.

Suns coach Rod­ney Eade cut a de­jected fig­ure af­ter the match.

“It was dis­ap­point­ing. For two quar­ters and 10 min­utes it was good, then we coughed it up, on two fronts,” he said.

“One, we got our hands on the ball then spilt it and weren’t good enough in tight, then when we had it we turned it over and got hurt the other way.”

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