Suns go to sleep and cop Darwin belting
GOLD Coast suffered a major fadeout in Darwin as NT Thunder cruised to a 74-point NEAFL victory at TIO Stadium on Saturday night.
The Suns led by three goals early in the first quarter but failed to kick a goal after quarter-time, conceding the last 14 majors of the game to lose 15.17 (107) to 4.9 (33).
Nick Malceski made his return from injury and was one of the Suns better performers alongside Clay Cameron, Peter Wright, Greg Broughton and Zac Smith.
Competition leading goalkicker Darren Ewing added another five goals to his season tally, with Shannon Rioli, Richard Tambling and Cameron Ilett doing the damage around the ground.
Meanwhile, Josh Wagner collected 35 disposals to lead Aspley to a comfortable 24point win over Redland on Sat- urday. Southport managed only one goal in the second half as Sydney University came from behind at quartertime to win by 68 points.
Ainslie smashed local Canberra rivals Eastlake by 73 points and Sydney also recorded a comprehensive 74-point win over Brisbane.
The competition will have a bye this week for the NEAFL representative clash against the Tasmania State League at Burpengary on Sunday.