Eagles left wanting against the rising Suns
West Coast have been belted by the Gold Coast to the tune of 44-points bringing an end to the Suns 426 day losing streak.
To make matters worse Eagles defender Jeremy McGovern could be in trouble with the MRO after an altercation with Alex Sexton during the 14.6.90 to 6.10.46 loss.
Sexton could be more trouble after the initial high contact on the All-Australian defender.
The home side burst out of the blocks to an early two goal lead to put the 2018 premiers on the back foot early.
Gold Coast handled the dewy conditions at Metricon Stadium heading into the main break with a three point advantage.
The Suns composure was the feature of night increasing their lead in the second half to run away with the game.
Eagles coach Adam Simpson post game said his side was "very poor."
“We have to give a lot of credit to Gold Coast. I don’t think we handled the pressure well and I don’t think we handled the conditions well. And we have to look at that because we are here for a while.” Simpson said.
“We’ve got a lot of work to do.”
“It was a collective. I thought we had some dominance to open the game, but I think their collective unit beat us today.”
Oscar Allen was the only multiple goal scorer for the Eagles while Andrew Gaff was the leading possession getter gathering 29-disposals.
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