Carlton’s slim finals hopes have been dashed and the pressure on coach David Teague has increased once again with a loss to an equally under-siege Gold Coast Suns outfit at Marvel Stadium on Saturday.
The Blues entered the match having won four of their last six games, while the Suns were coming off consecutive beatdowns, but it was the latter side that proved more desperate for a pressure-easing win.
Carlton will face Port Adelaide next week, while the Suns face Essendon.
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There were no late changes for either side. Marc Murphy (CAR) and Jack Bowes (GCS) were named the medical substitutes.
QUARTER-BY-QUARTER MATCH REPORT
The Suns looked switched on from the outset and had the footy in hand far more than their opponents in the early stages.
Playing his first game in Suns colours,…