MARSH SERIES REPORT: Gold Coast v Geelong
Gold Coast came out and told Geelong where the sun does shine with a dominating performance across the board. While Gold Coast looked fast, sharp and dangerous, Geelong looked to be seriously lacking some intensity and pace. Bearing in mind Geelong had no Jack Stevens, Mitch Duncan or Luke Dalhaus.
For Gold Coast, Sexton booted six goals, Macpherson had a dominating 31 disposals and he also topped the SC scoring with 13 while Rohan slotted 3 goals for Geelong, Narkle posted 26 disposals and managed 114 for the Cats.
(P.S I’ve never done a match report before, this is as exciting as it is terrifying!)
A lot to look at from the suns with a lot of exciting performances.
Matt Rowell $207,300 MID – Has had so much of the ball. Looks like a key to the Gold Coast midfield as expected. Sharp movement and looks to be establishing himself and the potential beast we want from him. Getting a lot of crippa vibes from him. Walsh 2.0 anyone?
Rowell had 20 Disposals with 67% time on ground. Picking a tonne with dead on 100 SC points. Wowee
Connor Budarick $106,900 MID/FWD – Who? He’s cheap and I like him. MID/FWD option and looking good to go. If named, he should hold his position and make money. Wonderful with the ball and made the most of his time on the ground.
Budarick played a couple of different roles around the ground and showed some good versatility for the suns. Finishing the match with 14 Disposals, 1 goal and 74 SC points from 85% TOG.
Hugh Greenwood $463,100 MID/FWD – Been involved and looks to be getting the mid time that may be the key to his jump to full fledged premo. Did a lot of work and is definitely looking like the real deal.Had 25 Disposals and 108 SC points from 82% TOG.
Noah Anderson $202,800 MID – Was missing for a lot of the first half compared to Rowell. Managed to present a couple of nice moments and opportunities. Still scored reasonably though, it’s hard not to be greedy after Rowell’s tonne.
Anderson finished with 14 Disposals, 1 goal and 59 SC points from 77% TOG.
Darcy MacPherson $443,800 MID/FWD – Macpherson was on fire through the middle for the suns and made a real case for consideration as a POD if he can continue this output.
31 Disposals, 3 behinds and a whopping 133 SC points from 79% TOG. Watch this space folks.
Touk Miller ($460,700) MID had a lot of the ball, posting a handy 113. Alex Sexton FWD ($297,200) finished with 111 thanks to 6 goals and 13 disposals.
There were very few stand out performances from Geelong, but they’re missing some players – especially midfielders – who should make an appearance in their next game.
Patrick Dangerfield $625,500 MID – Couple of score involvements for the highlight reel. Rotating between forward and midfield for the game. Nothing to set the world on fire but did provide some reminders of what he is capable of. Finished with 16 Disposals and 66 SC points from 57 per cent TOG and did not play in the final term (Thanks Freako for your ongoing statistics).
Tom Atkins $327,200 FWD – Part of the engine room for this game. Atkins certainly was key for Geelong tonight. Atkins finished the night with 22 Disposals, a goal and 92 SC points from 85 per cent TOG.
Quinton Narkle $396,600 MID – A lot of ball during the game but struggled to use it well at times. Exciting prospect but could be a rollercoaster. There could also be some instability with his role considering the names missing from the side tonight.
Narkle posted 26 Disposals and 113 SC points from 65 per cent TOG.
Gary Ablett $519,500 FWD – Ablett is elite as a footballer. This does not mean he is good at supercoach. If this is a preview of how ablett’s new forward role plays out, STAY AWAY. He will only hurt you. To his credit, his beard was freshly trimmed and his head appropriately shiny.
Ablett had 8 Disposals, 1 behind and 33 SC points from 68% TOG.
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