Ablett stars as Suns belted by 85 points

Sunday Tasmanian - - Sport - AN­DREW HAMIL­TON

HIS­TORY re­peated it­self last night.

Gaz kicked a screamer from the pocket in an­other best on ground per­for­mance and the Suns pro­duced a stinker.

Gold Coast owe their fans an apol­ogy af­ter their lon­gawaited re­turn to their home ground ended in an 85-point trounc­ing, equalling the low­est score they have kicked at the venue.

There was also game-end­ing in­juries to Aaron Hall (shoul­der), Aaron Young and Steven May (an­kle) to add an­other layer of pain for coach Stu­art Dew.

You would think of all peo­ple, the Gold Coast play­ers would be aware of what Gary Ablett was ca­pa­ble of, given any breath­ing space, but the lack of respect they showed the four-time best and fairest and the club’s only Brown­low medal­list was stag­ger­ing.

“Ev­ery­one should know who No.4 for Gee­long is,’’ a clearly frus­trated Dew said.

There was a buzz around the ground be­fore the start of the game as lo­cal fans cel­e­brated the re­turn of footy to the Gold Coast.

By half­time, there was stunned si­lence af­ter the Cats booted nine straight goals to end the con­test.

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