Gold Coast have kept their AFLW finals hopes alive with a commanding 34-point victory over winless Sydney.
The Suns set up their triumph as the rain started to fall early to lead by 22 points at the main break, then handled the slippery conditions better for a 7.7 (49) to 2.3 (15) win at Sydney’s Henson Park on Saturday.
The result means the Suns continue their late-season charge toward a second finals appearance but the wet and wild conditions made it difficult to secure a significant percentage boost.
The Suns (4-3) ended the match sitting outside the top eight on percentage but could only lift it from 80.8 to 96.6 per cent with scoring tricky even against the struggling Swans.
“By winning today we’ve won our most games, we beat last year’s 3 and a draw,” Suns coach Cameron Joyce said.
“We’re really excited about launching from here and taking on Melbourne next week.”
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