GEE­LONG 17.19 (121) GOLD COAST 4.12 (36)

Sunday Tasmanian - - Sport -

The Suns don’t have many big oc­ca­sions, but last night qual­i­fied. Their re­turn to Met­ri­con Sta­dium co­in­cided with Ablett’s home­com­ing.

The fans did their part with a crowd of 17,490 that was a touch over the club’s ex­pec­ta­tion. And so did Ablett.

Coach Chris Scott said he knew it was only a mat­ter of time af­ter re­turn­ing from two ham­string in­juries be­fore Ablett would pro­duce a blin­der.

“He did de­liver, I thought he played re­ally well. It is the best game he has played for us, clearly,’’ he said.

Ablett ran around un­touched, gath­er­ing 37 dis­pos­als, 28 of them un­con­tested, and booted three goals.

When he opened the fi­nal quar­ter with a 50m bomb from the pocket, adding an­other edit to his Met­ri­con Sta­dium high­light reel, he showed how point­less it was.

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